SILSDEN Whitestar hammered Cross Hills 8-0 as their first round Northern Plant Hire Trophy match finally went ahead, three months after it was originally scheduled.

Their fortunes could not be more contrasting in the league, with Silsden fighting for the Craven League Premier Division title and Cross Hills rooted to the bottom, and the latter's poor form continued in the knockout competition.

The away side were already three goals up at the break and they showed no mercy in the second half, dispatching another five past their opponents. Sam Stanfield was the hero, netting a memorable hat-trick.

Elsewhere, top flight Cowling survived a nervy encounter against Division One outfit Broomhill to move into the quarter-finals. Goals from George Sellars and Craig Walton secured them a 2-1 victory.

Sporting Keighley bowed out of the Premier Division Cup to Trawden Celtic. They slipped to a comprehensive 3-0 defeat away from home, having never recovered from a poor first-half performance.

In Division One, Cononley Sports eased any lingering relegation fears with an impressive win over mid-table Settle United Reserves. They won 4-1 thanks to goals from Craig Ebbrell, Josh Gibson, Christopher Lumsden and Robert Slater.

Bradley secured an impressive point at home to high-flying Skipton Town. A tight contest finished 2-2, with Bradley's goals coming courtesy of Jordan Blackburn and Benjamin Ramsden.

Silsden Whitestar Reserves maintained their promotion push in Division Two with a comfortable 4-2 win over mid-table Salts. Their goals were scored by Mark Bradley, Tom Lohan, Ryan Narey and Bradley Fay.

Broomhill Reserves had their Division Three promotion hopes extinguished after they lost 3-0 at leaders Burnley Belvedere. The result leaves them nine points adrift of the top two, who both have four games in hand on them.

Lowly Sutton suffered a narrow home defeat to Horton. They were 2-0 down at half-time and, despite mounting a comeback, they lost 3-2. Chris Vollentine and substitute Nathan Todd scored the goals for the home side.