WEST Bowling progressed to the final of the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup for the fifth time with a 4-2 win over fellow Bradford side Station Hotel.

Friday night's game at the West Riding FA's headquarters in Leeds started at a cracking pace, and it was Station who were quickest out of the blocks, scoring first after just four minutes. They put together a good move, which was finished off by Dan Cunningham to make it 1-0.

Bowling were finding it hard to get going and it was Station who were bossing the game in the early stages.

But the trailing side were slowly managing to get a grip on proceedings as the half wore on, and after 37 minutes, they equalised.

Joe Jagger flicked on a ball to the forward running Adam Jordan, who calmly lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper's head to score.

That made it 1-1 at the break, but in the second half, Station struck again after just a few minutes.

From outside the box, Daniel Softley hit a shot which moved wickedly in the air. It deceived Bowling's keeper and flew into the net to make it 2-1 to Station.

Bowling never know when to give up though, and their never say die attitude soon came to the fore.

They took the game to Station and equalised after 75 minutes. Wayne Sparkes' free-kick was knocked down by Alex Mellor to Karl Fawcett, who hammered home from close range.

Bowling's manager Luke Fawcett then made some tactical changes, going with three men at the back and bringing on his leading scorer Kyle Dyche, who had been struggling with injury.

This did the trick. With just four minutes to go, a free-kick was lined up by Jagger, whose shot came back off the bar and was cleared.

And instead of feeling deflated by that near miss, it just spurred Bowling on.

Their captain, Gaz Naylor, sent a pass through to Sparkes, which was only half-intercepted by a defender, and the ball fell nicely into the path of Jagger.

He stroked the ball home to make it 3-2 to his side, who finally led for the first time.

With just one minute of normal time left, Bowling scored again. Sparkes passed the ball to Jagger, who quickly moved the ball across to Dyche.

He picked his spot and hammered to ball home to complete the scoring in what was a thrilling semi-final.

Station will take heart from the fact that they played very well and although they will feel disappointed in losing, this was a good advertisement for Bradford Sunday Alliance League football.