NORTHERN Plant Hire Trophy matches got underway in the Craven League on Saturday, and Division Two side Bradley pulled off the biggest upset, beating Bingley Town on penalties to advance to the second round.

A brace by Benjamin Ramsden led Bradley to victory over the Premier Division side.

Jack Leach was also on the scoresheet for Bradley, who won 4-2 on penalties after the match finished 3-3.

Silsden Whitestar got their cup campaign off to a good start by blanking Division Two team Barlick Wanderers 4-0.

Whitestar cruised to victory, thanks to goals by man-of-the-match Gavin Shearer (2), Sam Stansfield and substitute Casey Dowthwaite.

Hat-tricks by Luke Scothern and James Cumpstey and a brace by Thomas Cleaver led Barnoldswick Barons to a 10-1 thrashing of Earby Town.

Further goals by Lewis McKane and Jake Wiggins will see the Barons into the second round, as Shane Taylforth scored a consolation for Earby.

Division Two side Chatburn notched an upset beating leaders iPlay FC on penalties to advance to round two of the Division Two Cup.

Thomas Freeman had a brace and Naiden Holgate scored a goal for Chatburn, who won 5-4 on penalties after the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Jamie McAuley, Thomas Smith and Phillip Smith all scored for iPlay.

There were two Division Three games on Saturday.

Jordan Hough bagged a brace for Cross Hills Reserves, who beat Trawden Celtic Juniors 3rds 4-1.

Man-of-the-match Luke Newton and substitute Robert Matthews also scored for Hills, and Daniel Terry scored a consolation for Trawden.

Cowling Reserves, who are so far winless in the league, beat Division Three leaders Otley Town A to advance to the second round.

Kyle Willis scored the only goal for Cowling, who won 3-2 on penalties after the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Kallum Kirk was on the scoresheet for Otley.

There were a couple of league games on Saturday, including a fine win by Rolls, who completed a 5-0 whitewashing of Skipton Town in the Premier Division.

In Division Two, Skipton Town Reserves had a better luck as a Sam Kimberley hat-trick led them to a comprehensive win against Settle United Reserves at Engine Shed Lane.

Two goals by Kimberley and one by Josh Newton out Skipton 3-0 up at half-time. In the second half, Liam Coates and Graham Hunn added to the Skipton lead before Kimberley secured his hat-trick in the 81st minute.