SILSDEN ensured their FA Vase first-round tie at Redcar Athletic last night was worth the wait, as they recorded an emphatic 4-0 away win.

The game in the North-East had already been postponed twice due to a waterlogged pitch, meaning a long midweek trip for the Cobbydalers at the third time of asking.

Silsden had some trouble getting up to Redcar, with the weather barely improved from the weekend, but once the game got underway, they washed away any doubts over their progression with a superb performance.

In Redcar’s defence, they had plenty of chances like Silsden throughout the night, but it was the visitors who were far more clinical.

Casey Stewart slotted the Cobbydalers in front after only eight minutes, with Kayle Price doubling their lead midway through the first half.

Jake Maltby scored a superb goal to make the score 3-0 just before the break, and Redcar must have known it would not be their night when they sent a penalty over the bar moments into the second half.

Isaac Baldwin put Silsden 4-0 up with 15 minutes to go, and they sailed through into the second round.

They will visit Abbey Hey for that cup tie on Saturday, November 11, but they have two Northern Counties East League Premier Division games before that.

The Cobbydalers, just six points off the summit, host Emley this Saturday, then travel to Tadcaster Albion next Tuesday.