FIRST-HALF goals from Casey Stewart and Aiden Savory saw Tadcaster Albion into the semi-finals of the West Riding County Cup after a 2-1 defeat of National League side Guiseley.

The Lions went ahead inside five minutes of the midweek tie through former Leeds United youngster Frank Mulhern.

But Tadcaster, of the Evo-Stik League, levelled eight minutes later through Stewart before Savory netted what turned out to be the winner in the last minute of the first half.

The Brewers are looking to go one better than last year when they reached the final. Selby Town, Pontefract Collieries and holders Farsley Celtic are the other teams left standing.

Michael Morton’s side had gone two and a half weeks without a fixture due to the freezing temperatures and they could have fallen behind after just 15 seconds as winger Tabeesh Hussain raced through only to pull his shot wide.

Fit-again Pete Davidson, back in Taddy's team, saw an effort tipped just wide by Declan Lampton.

But then Guiseley did go ahead as Mulhern took over possession from Hussain and went around keeper Michael Ingham.

The Taddy stopped had to deny Albert Ibrahimi too before Albion responded as pressure from Corey Roper and Adam Baker led to exciting youngster Stewart pouncing on a loose ball, driving in on goal and sliding it home.

Tad then took control. Stewart side-footed straight at Lampton and couldn't guide a Conor Sellars cross home, before Sellars' outstanding delivery this time saw Savory head home.

The Brewers stayed on top after the break before the National League side rallied, Taddy just about holding out for the victory, with Ibrahimi also booked for diving under a challenge from sub Owen Marshall in the box.

Mid-table Taddy's hectic Evo-Stik division one north programme now sees them host Ramsbottom on Saturday (3pm) and go to North Yorkshire rivals Scarborough on Boxing Day (3pm).

The Seadogs, fifth in the table, visit Hyde this Saturday (3pm).