SELBY Town are eyeing history after shocking their higher-tier neighbours Tadcaster Albion with a 2-0 away win in the semi-finals of the West Riding County Cup last night.

The Northern Counties East League division one club - who last won the cup in 1949 - overcame their Evo-Stik League north hosts thanks to second-half goals from Joe Dale and Liam Flanagan to book their place in the final against holders Farsley Celtic.

Albion were runners-up last season, losing out on penalties to the West Yorkshire side, but an uninspiring performance saw them beaten by Christian Fox's spirited Robins team.

The Brewers' new winger and former Leeds United man, Billy Whitehouse, was in among the attacks early on, cutting in and lashing a shot wide on three minutes before crossing for former Robin Casey Stewart, whose header was pushed over by keeper Paul Hagreen.

Selby's first chance came on 20 minutes as Charlie Clamp capitalised on a miscued Fraser Papprill clearance and fired low and hard on target. Keeper Tom Young got down well to stop it.

Buoyed, the visitors continued to look dangerous as Dale and Ryan Woodhead both went through on goal, while Aiden Savory had chances to give the Brewers the lead before the break but each time was thwarted by Hagreen.

Dale broke the deadlock eight minutes after the restart, pouncing on a Papprill header from Hagreen's long clearance and firing past Young.

Tadcaster were still able to carve out chances, with the Selby defence having to remain alert to their pace and guile, but once Flanagan got the second - picking the ball up on the left and evading defenders before knocking it home - the game was all but over as the Robins showed nous to see out the remaining 20 minutes.

Tadcaster: Young, Sheppeard, Hunter, Milne, Papprill (Davidson 62), Barrett, Whitehouse (Pugh 77), Sellars, Corner, Savory, Stewart. Subs not used: Ingham, Hardy, Howarth

Selby: Hagreen, Pearse, Lock (Metcalfe 85), Snodin, Gothard, Kennedy, Woodhead, Clamp (Foster-Vigars 78), Flanagan, Collier (Snaith 70), Dale. Subs not used: Jones, Bissett.

Attendance: 352