TADCASTER Albion have secured their place in the next round of the Emirates FA Cup after thrashing Litherland REMYCA 7-2 at the Global Stadium.

The two sides were level at 2-2 with an hour played in the tie but Tadcaster showed their attacking talents to reel off five goals in the final half-hour to seal their spot in the second qualifying round.

It was the home side who made the brightest start to the contest and they were ahead after just eight minutes.

Striker Bailey Thompson ducked low from a cross from the right flank to steer a header home, though Litherland goalkeeper James Aspinall should have done more having got his hands to the ball.

Litherland came back strongly and after breaking in behind goal, James Murphy levelled the scores.

Thompson then hit his second to reaffirm the Brewers’ lead, taking advantage of an injured Litherland defender on the ground to surge clear and confidently finish the one-on-one.

After the half-time break, Tadcaster were close to doubling their advantage as Kevin Dos Santos, Simon Russell and Ify Ofoegbu all had efforts saved.

And Litherland seized up this to equalise once more with James Hammill getting his name on the scoresheet.

Back came Tadcaster who went in front for a third time as Ofoegbu pounced on Aspinall’s miss-hit clearance to tap into an open goal. And things went from back to worse for the visitors as Jake Connor was judged to have committed a last man handball in the build-up which saw him sent off.

Down to ten men, Tadcaster made their numerical advantage count. First, Ofoegbu completed his brace after heading home Russell’s well-place cross.

Then, in the final five minutes, Junayd Cassius-Gill nodded in a corner at the back post, Corey Roper fired home from outside the penalty area and Jack Crook buried a low delivery while in acres of space in the penalty area.

The second qualifying round draw takes place on Friday at 1pm.

Elsewhere, Selby Town's Toolstation Northern Counties East League division one season began with a 4-1 home defeat against Emley AFC.