BARNOLDSWICK Town got knocked out in the second round of the West Riding County Cup against a strong Harrogate Town side on Monday.

Hosts Harrogate got off to fast start when Edson Prata put them 1-0 up in the second minute. However, Barnoldswick settled down and started to play some good football, resulting in one effort that just went over the bar.

Jake McEneaney made a good run but his cross into the box was too high. The visitors then won a corner, but Ethan Kershaw's shot also went over the bar.

After a goalmouth scramble in the Harrogate box nearly resulted in an equaliser, the visitors won a corner and Joe Noblet missed a great chance.

The pressure continued and the Harrogate keeper made outstanding save to deny Ric Seear.

Barlick continued to dominate at the start of the second half, but despite some nice slick passing they lacked an end product.

Harrogate then had their first chance since the early goal, but their shot went over the bar.

Noblet then produced a chance for Town, but his shot went straight at the keeper from a tight angle.

Harrogate made their next chance count when Prata was on target, scoring his brace in the 69th minute.

Ryan Shenton pulled a goal back for Barlick on 90 minutes, but Harrogate struck straight back when Carl Robinson put the game to bed with a goal one minute into extra time.

Barnoldswick Town host league leaders 1874 Northwich this Saturday before playing Padiham at home on Boxing Day.