ST Bedes suffered a cruel 2-1 defeat in the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup to Ilkley Town, widely regarded as one of the strongest teams in the competition.

Bedes were superb in the first half and it was no surprise when Mo Khan gave them a one goal half time advantage.

Ilkley attacked strongly after the break but Bedes should have doubled their lead when Tahir Akram’s header was wonderfully saved.

In the 75th minute a Bedes failure to clear enabled parity to be restored before Ilkley stole the win, taking advantage of an injured Bedes player to score a second.

Toller were coasting in a high-quality match at home to Shire Academics, winning 4-1 with 20 minutes left thanks to goals from Kamran Khan (2), Brendan Maltby and Tawheed Ahmed.

The visitors fought back well to make it 4-3, but could not score that vital equaliser.

Drighlington suffered a painful 11-0 drubbing at the hands of Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves, while Salts did the total opposite, putting 11 past Church Fenton. Elsewhere, FC Sporting Keighley beat Northowram 4-1.

In the Challenge Trophy, Idle controlled their game from start to finish, playing some lovely attacking football to thrash hosts Farnley Sports 7-1, with Jack Strudwick netting twice.

Ben Dearnley scored the pick of the goals with a fine lob while keeper Lee Hargreaves made a second-half penalty save.

Two goals from Dan Smart saw Horsforth St Margarets D beat Ealandians 2-1, while there were heavy defeats for Prospect (7-2) and Wyke Wanderers Reserves (8-0) against Pollington and Huddersfield Amateur Seconds respectively.