U23s score 7 to ease into Quarter-Final.

Reggie Waud’s hat-trick helped the U23s qualify for the quarter-final of the West Riding FA Senior Cup, beating i2i White 7-0.

Louis Fialdini, Oscar Seth, Moussa Sidibe and Ayrton Stewart-Savory all added single strikes.

The i2i ‘keeper was sent off in the 66th minute after arguing with the referee over the manner the 4th goal was scored.

Centre-half, Jake Boyd had the first chance of the game on 4 minutes, meeting Asa Mitchell’s corner from the left, at the back post but he headed just wide.

Ben Henderson beat two defenders down his left side on 10 minutes before cutting onto his right foot, on the edge of the box, and shooting to be denied by the ‘keeper parrying away.

It ran into the path of Fialdini inside the box but his shot was also saved.

A minute later and the U23s were dissalowed a goal.

Henderson again on the left, inside the box, drilled a cross into Fialdini sliding forward but the flag was raised.

Waud did open the scoring two minutes later, spinning to find the bottom left corner.

A deep cross from Oliver Broe on the right was chested away from goal by Waud before he shifted his body around the ball and hooked his right foot around the ball, angling it into the bottom left corner.

Broe himself went close on 15 minutes, advancing into the box but hooking his left-footed shot wide of the near post.

There was more threat out wide, again with Henderson on the left of the box but he also hooked his shot wide of the near post.

Oscar Seth scored Farsley’s second from a second crossed assist, on 33 minutes.

Mitchell’s drilled corner from the left was met by Seth sliding towards goal at the back post to divert the ball in.

Two Henderson crosses in two minutes added to the threat from outwide. The first on 38 minutes found Waud, central inside the box who headed just over.

The second found Fialdini who mishit his shot, to the benefit of Sandile Masuku on the penalty spot who shot hard but it was well pushed away from goal by the reactions of the i2i ‘keeper.

Broe took a turn with crossing into the box, finding his opposite wing-back Henderson. The latter’s chest control cushioned the ball into the path of Masuku who shot but was again denied.

I2i had their first threatening chance just before the break as a corner from the right was flicked towards the far post but tipped away by the fully stretched Rhys Toft.

Louis Fialdini added the third goal three minutes after the break.

Another Mitchell corner initially found Seth but his mis-kick benefitted Fialdini who hit the loose ball too hard for the ‘keeper to have any chasnce.

I2i replied through a long-ball into the central striker who flicked the ball round his marker and into the path of his strike partner, one-on-one but the flags up before he can take his shot.

Waud could of added another just two minutes later as Broe’s cross was perfect for the forward who headed clean but central, straight at the ‘keeper.

Two further minutes later and i2i threatened again after a mix-up between Toft and his defence. With no one clearing the ball, the i2i forward was allowed to get to it first, poking goalward through the crowd and inches wide of the left post.

Duncan Dike was introduced on 60 minutes and two minutes later, passed forward for Waud, 25-yards out but facing away from goal. He turned onto his right, towards goal and curled an effort towards the far post, just wide.

Waud did get his second on 66 minutes, however, the u23s’ fourth.

Outmuscling his marker inside the left of the box and collecting the ball, he shifted onto his right and curled the ball inside the far post.

The i2i ‘keeper debated with the referee that Waud had fouled the defender in getting to the ball, debated too much which led to a straight red card.

Waud’s goal stood and he completed his hat-trick on 70 minutes.

A poor back-pass was intercepted by Waud on the edge of the box. He rounded the outrushing, substitute ‘keeper and poked into the empty net.

Sidibe was introduced alongside Dike and on 74 minutes, he scored Farsley’s 6th.

A short corner from the left was passed into Sidibe on the corner of the box. Knocking the ball into space, onto his right-foot and past a defender, the winger shot hard inside the near post.

Another substitute, Stewart-Savory completed the 7-0 victory on 89 minutes.

On a solo run, he advanced to the edge of the box before shooting the ball hard against the far left post and rebounding into goal.

The U23s’ Quarter-Final fixture date is yet to be confirmed.

The Academy’s next fixture is the U21s’ second friendly, this time against Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy at Leeds Beckett University Headingly Campus, tomorrow, 21st May, 8pm kick-off.