Earby Town edge cup derby

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Earby Town came out 5-3 winners after extra time in the Craven Cup second round derby against Rolls.

Earby took the lead on 30 minutes when Howard’s low cross from the right was fired home by Nutter.

Town got a second as Danny Manson’s centre was met at the back post by Paul Oldroyd.

Rolls put Earby under pressure from the off in the second half and pulled one back when a tame shot squirmed in.

And seven minutes from time, Rolls pulled level when Earby failed to clear the ball and an unmarked forward made no mistake.

In extra time, Rolls took the lead when a low drive found the bottom corner, but Earby scored twice in a minute at the start of the second period, through Oldroyd’s looping header and Nutter’s clinical finish.

In the last five minutes, Oldroyd completed his hat-trick to kill off the tie.

Earby Reserves went down 4-3 at Bradley after having Matt Parker sent off.

Gary Hooper, Ash Garbutt and Jonny Pollard scored.