Harrogate Town 2, Liversedge 0 - Liversedge failed to make the West Riding County Cup final a local affair when they lost out to UniBond Division One runaway leaders Harrogate Town in the semi-finals.

Northern Counties East Premier Division strugglers Liversedge were not expected to progress after drawing Town away but they came close to causing an upset at Wetherby Road.

Two goals in the last 18 minutes saved Town's blushes as Liversedge took the game to their more illustrious opponents from the off.

There was an element of luck about the strike that eventually put the home side in front. A cross from the right flank bobbled about in Sedge's area before Paul Stansfield chipped in over Chris Simpson.With the visitors pushing for an qualiser Harrogate sealed their win in the dying seconds.A long clearance invited Dave Merris to run on and with no cover Sedge keeper Simpson was beaten again.

Eccleshill's five match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at The Silverlands when Buxton ran in two second half goals in the Northern Counties East Premier Division relegation battle

United paid the penalty for bossing possession but carving out few real goal scoring chances