RIMINGTON travelled to Brighouse on Saturday and progressed smoothly into the next round of the West Riding Challenge Cup and a home tie.
Despite missing Lloyd, Curtis, Dyson, Penman, O’Neill and Sargeson, the locals dominated and ran out worthy winners.
Using the returning inspirational skipper McLean as a lone striker, with Fagan, Dinsdale and Wharton supporting, the visitors took time to settle into the game, but went ahead on 20 minutes when Heslop, overlapping down the left from full back, found Fagan, who slipped in a great pass behind the defence for McLean to run through and slot past the keeper.
The home side had their best chance of the half soon after as a ball into the box found a forward who appeared to be off-side, but he screwed his effort wide.
The visitors doubled their lead just after the half hour when Wharton sped down the right before cutting back onto his left foot, his cross was only parried and Dinsdale was on hand to slam the ball home.
Paul-Antony Clark met Fagan’s corner but his header looped over the bar, and then Dinsdale had a header well saved. Another goal seemed inevitable and it came courtesy of Walsh just before half-time as he volleyed in Fagan’s low cross.
The home side came out for the second half in determined mood, but Rimington got back on top. as Dinsdale made it 4-0 with a header from another Fagan corner.
And substitute Conti completed the scoring, controlling the ball before slotting in to make it 5-0 on 85 minutes.
Terry Braithwaite said: “With so many players missing I thought we may struggle a little, but it showed the value of having a strong squad,and we can now look forward to the next round.”
Saturday sees a return to league action at home to Feniscowles, kick-off 2 p.m.