Wharfedale Triangle: Ilkley Dynamo 2 Keighley Athletic 4

THE TEAMS had met at Ilkley in the Wharfedale Triangle League Cup earlier this season and, after a Dynamo first-round win, the home side eventually progressed to the cup final, scheduled to be played the end of April.

However, this Premier Division match was another stern test as Keighley arrived as unbeaten leaders, needing only three victories for the title and hoping to avenge their earlier defeat.

Dynamo began at a sprint and barely let up, pressing in the early moments and scoring a beautifully-worked goal after ten minutes.

Charlie Fairbank played a neat little pass for Danny Bryan to open the scoring from close range. The visitors then soon equalised and the score remained at 1-1 for almost an hour.

Dynamo had a lot of time and space with Michael Bloom particularly prominent but they failed to capitalize on their first-alf superiority.

Jake Norton made some decisive tackles and the teams remained deadlocked. The in-form visitors also defended well before scoring three goals in a disastrous nine-minute spell for Dynamo.

Keighley pounced with three quick breakaway goals to make it 4-1. A shell-shocked home team battled hard to recover on a heavy pitch.

Late on they began to look more dangerous and a pinpoint cross from Ed Hainsworth found Darren Munday who climbed high with goal-bound header to make it 4-2.

In a frenetic finale, Dynamo hit the woodwork on two occasions and, although the visitors had a player dismissed in the later stages, Dynamo could not breakthrough against a very experienced massed defence.