Hiley pulls out all the stops in debut bow

BRIGHOUSE’S development side took until after-extra-time to defeat a Warley side they had overcome 2-0 in last season’s Albert Crabtree Halifax District FA Cup semi-finals.

Town fielded just two members, Jack Normanton and McCaulay Peacock, who had played in last season’s last-four encounter in this first round tie.

Elliot Scott returned from a stint with Silsden, debutant James Hiley, 17, started in goal and Mark Everingham, Ben Pearson and George Dignam made up a bench with an average age of 16.

Normanton caused early problems and squared for Ashley Scully to finish in the 15th minute.

The second half was a different story as Rangers came out firing.

It was from a corner that they got their 60th minute equaliser as Tom Hiley struck from six yards. Warley took the lead three minutes later after another defensive mix-up at a corner that was headed home by Lawrence.

Town had pace and quality in abundance, however, and hit back on the 70-minute mark through Billington after he rolled his defender and finished well.

Town got what they thought might be the winner on 80 minutes through Scully, who finished from 15 yards out .

Warley managed to get the equaliser on 87 minutes, however, when Tom Hiley broke the offside trap and managed to squeeze the ball home.

Town started extra-time with Dignam, Pearson and Everingham all on the pitch from earlier substitutions.

This meant Jean Khasa was the only player over 20 on the pitch for Town. However, it was the young guns who came good after more good work from Scully, who set up Pearson to make no mistake on 107 minutes with an excellent finish across the goalkeeper.

It was left to captain Tim Wallace to block a shot on the line before James Hiley pulled off a great save with seconds to go on the clock to ensure that Town progressed.