LWC Drinks Division One Cup second round north: AFC Blackpool 4 Silsden 0

SILSDEN were unable to transfer their league form to cup football again as they suffered their second exit from a knockout competition in a fortnight.

The Cobbydalers have yet to drop a point in Division One of the Hallmark Security League after 14 games. But they were well beaten by AFC Blackpool last night, having also suffered a three-goal defeat at home to Burscough in the Macron Cup.

Boss Danny Forrest made seven changes in that first loss in mid-October but there were just three changes at Blackpool as Arley Barnes, Reece Kendall and Chris Wademan came in for Craig Bentham, Mark Trueman and Mateusz Thomas.

Silsden threatened early through leading scorer Joe Gaughan before Barnes fired over from the edge of the box. But the hosts went in front after 25 minutes when Ben Duffield sliced a shot into the bottom corner after finding himself unmarked.

Gaughan had another shot saved but Blackpool went two up on 40 minutes when Martin Baird headed home a dangerous free-kick.

Luke Rhodes had a shot saved at the other end but Kit Gregory went close to making it 3-0 and Blackpool missed an open net early in the second half.

Nicky McNally tried to inject some impetus into Silsden when he came on as Kyle Hancock blazed a shot over.

Blackpool had a goal disallowed for offside but the tie was clinched with ten minutes left when a back pass from Josh Kaine was intercepted and Duffield grabbed his second.

Conah Bishop put the icing on the cake for the hosts with a fourth from 25 yards.

Silsden: Jakovlevs, Moses, Everingham, Kaine, Kendall, Rhodes (McNally 56), Barnes, Wademan, Sultan (Forrest 68), Hancock, Gaughan.