Lavant started the game in ascendancy and without three first class saves from their keeper in the early stages of the game, Shipley’s cup run would have been over.

However Shipley weathered the early barrage with 19 minutes of the first half remaining they took a shock lead against the run of play and minutes later Lavant suffered a further blow when they lost their top scorer Robby Clackett to injury.

Lavant equalised ten minutes into the second half when they rounded off a scintillating six man move through Mark Richardson.

The remainder of the game was open, with both teams trying to kill off the tie. With six minutes remaining, Shipley broke the deadlock and scored what turned out to be the winner.

Team:  Martin Pullen, Justin Smith, Martin Ayers, Jon Strange, Matt Hine, Giles Weller, Andy Strange, Dave Maclean, Mark Richardson, Alan Sheppard, Robby Clackett.  Subs: Tom Mason, Dan Woods.   Manager: Dave Parker.