A young Bradford (Park Avenue) side bowed out of the West Riding County Cup first round last night, losing 5-2 at home to Tadcaster Albion.

Youth coach Owen Murphy led the side into the fixture, with goalkeeper/coach Danny King and striker Jordan Preston the only men in the Avenue squad with any real experience.

Preston, continuing his recovery from a dreadful hamstring injury back in January, started up front alongside emerging talent Myles La Bastide.

And it was La Bastide who opened the scoring after just six minutes, having been set up by Preston.

King made a couple of good saves, but was unable to stop Tadcaster netting from a rebound to equalise midway through the first half.

Preston and La Bastide continued to cause problems for Taddy’s defence, while King continued to perform well to keep the visitors out.

The sides were level at the break, but Albion took the lead for the first time 10 minutes into the second half, moments after Preston’s goalbound shot was blocked.

Luke Jeffreys struck the crossbar from distance as Avenue came close to levelling, but two goals for Tadcaster in four minutes just after the midway point of the second half killed the game as a contest.

Harry Varley had a glut of late chances for Avenue, hitting the post with one effort, before scoring with five minutes to go.

Varley then hit the bar with a remarkable dipping free kick from 35 yards out, but it was Tadcaster who had the final say with their fifth goal in injury-time.