KEIGHLEY Athletic continued their impressive campaign to date by advancing to the next stage of the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup.

They won a thrilling third-round tie at home to Thornton United 6-5 to book a trip to Ferrybridge Progressive WMC in the fourth round early next year.

Goals from Callum Wear (2), Liam McNicol, Sean Quinlan, Danny Driver and Owen Williamson saw the Wharfedale Triangle League Premier Division joint leaders just get the better of their Bradford Sunday Alliance counterparts, who are also flying high in the top flight.

Athletic will now visit Ferrybridge, who are going well in the Wakefield and District Sunday League, on January 7.

The Keighley outfit remain unbeaten in the league and were boosted by news that their main title rivals – neighbours Keighley Town – lost their first Premier Division game of the season.

They went down 3-2 at Ilkley Dynamo, who produced their best performance of the campaign.

Henry Barrow hit a fine strike to put the hosts 1-0 ahead early on and Ilkley remained ahead for more than 80 minutes.

Town – who only had 11 players available and one of them was sent off – turned the game on its head with two quick breakaway goals from Gary Shepherd and Ryan Stubbs.

However, Dynamo roared back thanks to a powerful strike from Mike Gandy before a late headed goal from outstanding central defender Sam Webster gave Dynamo the spoils.

Town, who host Hampsthwaite on Sunday, remain top on goal difference from Athletic, who now have a game in hand and who ironically visit Dynamo this weekend.

Meanwhile, Cullingworth Youth felt aggrieved to come away from Shipley Town with nothing in a 1-0 Premier Division defeat.

They felt they had been denied a penalty in the first half, claiming a foul had taken place five yards inside the area only for the referee to give a free-kick outside the box.

Shipley then scored a tap-in just before the break and Cullingworth's frustration continued in the second half, which saw them have 70 per cent of possession and create a host of chances that went begging.

Youth are away to Yeadon FC on Sunday.