HARROGATE Railway finally beat their Brigg Town blues - dispatching the visitors 3-0 in the third round of the UniBond Challenge Cup.

Rail had already lost to Brigg home and away in the league and they had to wait until extra time to surge ahead in a tough tussle at Station View.

They missed a string of chances in the first-half but took the ascendancy with two strikes in the first period of extra time. Captain Liam Gray gave Rail the advantage with a spectacular lob on 93 minutes before Graham Marchant stabbed home from close range five minutes later.

Harrogate sealed their win with a Richard Marshall penalty on 115 minutes.

In the early stages of the game, Chris Howarth fluffed his shot having been given a gift chance from a Brigg throw in, while Marchant was put through but shot tamely at Brigg goalkeeper Damien Steer before Railway finally got on top durting the extra half-hour.