Keighley Town 3 Ilkley Dynamo 3

A BATTLING performance ensured that the recent Dynamo momentum was maintained against the Wharfedale Triangle Premier Division leaders.

After three wins in a row, Dynamo manager Oli Musgrave was forced to make four changes because of injury and unavailability.

In blustery and wet conditions the home side started well, scoring three early goals, two from Leroy Hickman and one from Leon Smith, all from classic counter attacks.

Dynamo had a goal disallowed as they continued with a high tempo.

Ed Brown, making his debut and Ed Hainsworth helped to spark an impressive revival for the visitors.

Despite being 3-0 down the whole team continued with great commitment and a positive attitude.

Struan Connor gave an outstanding captain's performance with his pace and all round game.

He was rewarded with a superb solo strike on goal before then showing another strong burst of energy to hit his seventh of the season, to make it 3-2.

Stuart Blues and Sam Webster defended well as the home side's initial control had fizzled out and Dynamo began to assert themselves, with Gino White particularly impressive.

Within minutes, honours were even thanks to a goal of real quality from Henry Barrow. He cracked in a fine shot that flew past the keeper.

Dynamo continued to press hard with both Robbie Miller and Rob Caddick going close after a succession of Dynamo corners.

David Freer, the Dynamo keeper, was always alert to any Keighley threat as the visitors were unlucky late on not to snatch another goal.

They were denied a fourth successive victory as Keighley just held on after a very competitive game