ILKLEY Town went goal-crazy and cruised through to the second round of the Wharfedale and District FA Cup with a 9-0 win at Ben Rhydding on Saturday.

In a game in which Ilkley dominated from start to finish, the home side quickly broke the deadlock when Harry Brown’s looping effort was parried by the visitors’ shot-stopper, but Tom Smith pounced on the rebound to get himself on the scoresheet.

Ilkley’s second goal came from a set-play when Joe Garside stepped up to take the free-kick from about 20 yards out before curling it into the top corner. Garside didn’t stop there and the left-back shortly got Ilkley’s third goal in bizarre fashion when his attempted cross ended up heading towards Burley’s goal and their keeper spilled the ball into his own net to make the score 3-0 just before the break.

The home side continued to attack in the second half and made it 4-0 when Tom Fleming played a nice through ball to Smith down the middle before Ilkley’s No 9 slotted the ball into the top left corner.

Smith then completed his hat-trick when Alfie Heaton went on a menacing run down the right flank before whipping in a low cross to Smith who places it in the bottom corner.

Town were in complete control and grabbed the sixth goal when sub Jordon Boxall-James got on the end of Heaton’s cross at the far post then tapped the ball home.

Much of Ilkley’s attack now involved Heaton and he got another assist when he cut the ball back to Fleming on the edge of the box, who blasted the ball into the net to get their seventh goal of the match.

A few minutes later, Joe Hendrie scored a chip goal just outside the box when the away team’s keeper was caught off his line, and Ilkley were 8-0 up.

Ilkley rounded off the victory just before the final whistle when Ben Atkinson got on the end of a cross to see the hosts comfortably through to the second round of the cup.