A LEON Hurles-Brook brace pushed Silsden through to the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase as they secured a comfortable 3-1 victory over Garstang.

Following last Saturday’s heavy defeat to Bootle in the Emirates FA Cup, the hosts had Alfie Darke back in goal and Lewis Morgan started in midfield instead of Joe Mitchell.

Jacob Salisbury burst down the left and crossed to the right where no-one had dropped back to cover for Mark Everingham. Fortunately, Darke was on hand to save the shot.

The Silsden keeper was busy again as the visitors broke forwards after a Morgan free kick had been cleared.

Gradually, the home team settled with slick inter-play between Khurram Shazad and Antony Brown ending with Hurles-Brook heading over.

Sean Airey then went close with a header from a Josh Kaine free kick, before Brown drove the ball just wide of the far post after running onto a cross-field ball from Shazad.

The Cobbydalers forwards began to move the ball at pace and Shazad crossed the ball to Hurles-Brook who cut back inside to give his side the lead.

Five minutes later, Kaine hit a glorious ball up the wing to Brown who turned inside and fired a left footed strike past the keeper.

Silsden were content to keep possession at the back until an opening occurred and then attack on the break.

Before the break, a neat turn by Brown sent Hurles-Brook down the left but his cross was too deep.

A minute later, Hurles-Brook shot wide before Brown’s low effort was deflected for a corner. It was swung in and a dummy by Morgan gave Brown another chance. His volley was wide.

The pattern of play was much the same at the start of the second half and, with a little more precision, the Cobbydalers might have netted two more.

Ten minutes into the half, Silsden got a third. Hurles-Brook crossed to Brown but the weight on the pass was too heavy. When Brown reciprocated via an astute ball to McKiernon, Hurles-Brook bagged his second.

Silsden had controlled the game for fifteen minutes before Garstang had a chance, Martin Grundy firing Jonathan Hothersall’s cross over the bar.

Chris Wademan and Daniel Drovi came on for Shazad and Brown. The pair combined well but, from two yards out, Wademan ballooned the ball over the bar.

The visitors responded with a break which was cleared by Everingham before setting up Hurles-Brook at the other end. He was denied his hat-trick by a good save.

Garstang finally looked like opening their account late on, but Darke denied Barrett with a superb save.

As the clocked ticked down, Darke made another superb save from substitute Andrew Murphy.

He was finally beaten three minutes into stoppage time by Sam Maddox’s penalty.

Silsden entertain Guisborough Town, who beat Washington 3-0, in the second qualifying round of the tournament.

In the meantime, league fixtures at Garforth Town on Tuesday and Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday, lay ahead for Danny Forrest's men.