DESPITE winning 6-4 against Grassington United and knocking them out of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup, Ilkley Town's manager Simon Armstrong was disappointed with the performance from his men.

The hosts served up an an error-strewn display which made for an uneasy afternoon against their Craven League visitors.

Despite scoring a hatful, Armstrong admitted the mistakes overshadowed his side's progress to the second round.

The Ilkley boss said: "It is always good to score six but disappointing to concede four.

"If we played in a more professional way and been on our game a bit more it would have been more comfortable.

"Credit to the opponents. They kept working hard and played better football than us which was disappointing."

The game started off well for Ilkley when three minutes in Lee Spires – who has been picked for the West Yorkshire League representative squad to face Liverpool County Premier League this weekend – smashed the ball into the top right corner of the net.

A solid tackle from Darren Munday set Toby Harris up for Town's second goal.

Jeremy Gee pulled one back for United but a collision between Grassington's centre backs saw Spires curl in his second.

Spires bagged his hat-trick before good work by Reece Fowler and Daniel Hunt saw Ian Craven get United's second.

Just one minute later, Hunt pulled another goal back and at half-time, it was game on at 4-3.

Spires set up Joe Garside to give Ilkley breathing space in the second half and Dave Hancock knocked the ball over the line to make it 6-3 before Jan Ozdoba pulled one back.