Silsden 7-1 Garforth Town

Silsden Player-Manager Danny Forrest

Silsden cruised to victory in yesterday's Yorkshire derby at The Cobbydale Construction Stadium as they ran out 7-1 winners over Garforth Town in the NCEL Premier Division.

The first goal of the game came shortly after the half-hour mark as Aidan Kirby scored from the penalty spot after a handball in the box.

On 38 minutes Danny Forrest's side doubled their advantage thanks to a goal from Jake Taylor-Mountford and two minutes later it was 3-0 as Taylor-Mountford found the net once again.

With the half-time whistle approaching Silsden made it four as Daniel Illingworth's header crossed the line to put the Cobbydalers in a commanding position going into the break.

The goal-fest continued in the second half as Kirby made it 5-0 on 59 minutes before claiming his hat-trick two minutes later with the sixth goal of the afternoon.

Silsden notched a 7th shortly after courtesy of Jay Benn before Adam Priestley scored an 85th minute consolation goal for Garforth from the penalty spot.

The victory for The Cobbydalers moves them up to 5th place in the division.

Speaking about the game Silsden Manager Danny Forrest said: "It was a good day for us and to win in the manner we did was very pleasing.

"The first 15 minutes or so I thought Garforth started well and it was shaping up to be a tight game. But as the first half went on I felt we were getting on top and when the chances came we were lethal. 

"Going in at half time 4-0 up doesn’t happen very often and we knew there would be a reaction from Garforth. I felt if we could take the sting out of the game and eliminate risk in the first 10 minutes or so after half time we could enjoy the last half hour and it worked out well for us.

"There were some very good individual performances but the win really came as a result of a sustained team effort, not just yesterday but over the last few weeks as we’ve worked hard in training and it was great to see it come together."

He added: "We go to Barton on Tuesday which will be extremely tough and it’s important that the lads apply themselves well, obviously confidence is running high and we’re hopeful of getting some sort of result."




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