CULLINGWORTH Youth progressed to the second round of the Henry Nicholson Trophy thanks to an amazing 9-7 win over Burton Leonard.

The 16-goal thriller included one from Cullingworth goalkeeper Michael Bright, who scored from a free-kick from just outside his own penalty box.

That opened the scoring after hosts Youth had already missed three good chances.

Despite dominating much of the first half, Cullingworth still found themselves 3-2 down at the break but two quick goals early in the second half saw them regain the advantage.

The sides continued to exchange goals on a regular basis – one going in just over every four minutes on average in the second period.

They were level-pegging at 7-7 before two more in the last ten minutes sealed a memorable victory for Youth.

Cullingworth man of the match Joel Hardy starred with a hat-trick, Michael Garood and Dave Sanderson scored two apiece, and Ben Crispin was also on target.

Youth, who have been drawn away to Eldwick in the next round, are away to Ilkley Dynamo in the league on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Keighley Town also progressed in the competition with a 4-0 home win over Keighley Crusaders.

Ryan Stubbs (3) and Shaun Hepworth got the goals for Town, who also missed a penalty.