PENISTONE Church made it through the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup with 3-1 replay win at home to City of Liverpool on Wednesday.

Leon Hurles-Brook and Anthony Brown netted within five minutes of each other midway through the first half then Hurles-Brook added another late on, before the visitors pulled one back. Manager Stephen Lenthall said: “City of Liverpool are a good side.

“We changed the way we played and the formation. They came at us in the first 20 minutes, which we expected.

“We defended as a unit really well. We grew into the game, nullified their threats and hurt them in good areas.

“All the players did a great job. Leon has been class in the last two games. He strikes the ball really well with his left foot. He can’t stop scoring and he’s carried on his form from last season.”

Church had conceded a last-gasp leveller away in the first meeting on Saturday. Hurles-Brook opened the scoring midway through the first half then, after the hosts equalised, he scored another in the 89th minute.

Liverpool levelled again in the seventh minute of injury-time.

Church are now at home to Eccleshill United in the NCEL Premier Division tomorrow. They have won both of their league games so far this season.

“It’s going to be a tough game.

“We know Eccleshill are strong. The confidence has got to be high. We’ve had four games and the performances have been really good. Hopefully we can get another win under our belts.”