Wrose Bull 1

Crossflatts Village 6

SUBSTITUTE Billy Bailey stole the show with a superlative second half hat-trick which helped his side advance to the third round of the West Riding FA Sunday Cup in style.

The sides went in to half-time at 1-1 and they were both down to 10 men after a lively 45 minutes.

Andy King opened the scoring for the visitors in the first minute; but the home side equalised 12 minutes later when their striker John Fall was brought down in the penalty box by 'Flatts keeper Dan Thorpe.

Thorpe was then sent off so Flatts had to switch things around.

They brought on Chris Mawson off the bench to go in goal, with goalscorer King making way.

Stand-in keeper Mawson’s first job was to pick the ball out of the back of the next after Lewis Smith converted the spot-kick.

The home side then had a man sent off after Andrew Johnson received a straight red for hacking down Michael Garnett just before half-time.

Garnett then gave Flatts a deserved lead just after the break.

Flatts then made a crucial substitution after 55 minutes when Bailey was brought on for Connor Erangey, and he scored two goals in quick succession.

Bailley’s first goal came after good work by the impressive Joshua Eastwood, and his second one was created by winger Colin Schofield.

Garnett then scored his second goal of the game to make it 5-1.

That man Bailey then sealed the win with virtuoso effort on 76 minutes to claim a 21-minute hat-trick.

An ecstatic Bailey said afterwards: “I was gutted to be on the bench today but I think I have done enough to get my starting place back after this.

"I have been putting a lot of effort in this season with my diet and fitness to ensure that I am in tip-top condition for Sunday mornings.

"I’ve started to live the life off the pitch and I think people are starting to see the real Billy Bailey.”