PILKINGTON got their name into the hat of the next round of the Cheshire League Premier Division Cup with two ruthless counter attacking goals and another clean sheet against Daten.

Pilks could have been two up when Matty Taylor’s shot narrowly missed the target from a tight angle and Luke Sephton should have scored with his header.

Daten grew into the game and they had a few goalmouth scrambles and hit the upright before Taylor put Sephton through who should have done better.

Sephton was involved again when his high press won the ball back quickly but his cross just evaded the outstretched Graham Boylan.

With 15 minutes left, another chance fell to Sephton on the six-yard box but his placed shot spun up for Boylan to try an overhead kick that went just over.

With five minutes left of the half, Sephton finally got his reward when he won the ball on the half-way line and broke quickly before the advancing Danny Hughes played in Taylor down the wing. Sephton advanced to the far post to tap in the cross to make it 1-0.

Pilks doubled their lead straight after the break when Taylor’s sublime pass split the Daten defence and played in Sephton who seemed to overrun it and clashed with the keeper. The ball popped up to Boylan who tapped home.