Bradford Sunday Alliance Championship: Crossflatts Village 12 Heaton Athletic 0

KEVIN Gill’s side warmed up for this Sunday’s West Riding County FA Sunday Cup quarter-final against Woodman Sports Club with a resounding triumph.

The home side’s goals came from Michael Garnett (6), James Gill (2) and a goal each for skipper Matthew Bentham, Craig Morris, Stephen Schofield and man-of-the-match Oliver Metcalfe.

Village keeper Dan Thorpe ensured that his side kept a clean sheet with a superb penalty save after 49 minutes, when his side were five goals to the good.

Manager Gill was delighted with the results and relieved to get through the game without any injuries ahead of cup clash he rates as big as anything for the club.

He said: “It was good to get the game out of the way and now we can focus on the County Cup. This is the biggest game in the club’s history - make no mistake about it.

"There are lots of people competing for a starting place and this week’s training sessions will be important. Me and (assistant manager) Les Cooper will have a few selection headaches picking our starting 11 but it’s better than not having them.”

Midfielder Oliver Metcalfe was awarded the man-of-the-match. He was back to his best after a few below-par displays. Gill said: “That was more like it from Metcalfe. I think Ronnie Cartwright’s performance in midfield last week gave him a kick up the backside.

"I hope to see this sort of performance from him every week now until the end of the season.”

Village remain second in the league – just seven points behind leaders Station Hotel but with two games in hand.