MATTHEW Tiplady was on target twice as Wigginton Grasshoppers beat Huntington Rovers 5-1 in the York FA Saturday Senior Cup final at Tockwith FC.

Grasshoppers’ other marksmen were Eddie Clapham, Gary Newton and Neale Holmes against a Rovers team who were reduced to ten men following Andrew Barrass’ dismissal.

Kieran Holmes was later sent off for the York Minster Engineering League champions, allowing Tom Metcalfe to net Huntington’s consolation from the penalty spot.

It only took six minutes for Clapham to open the scoring, as he hammered in a loose ball following a save from Rovers keeper Andrew Brabbs.,

Four minutes later, Newton rounded Brabbs to slot into an empty net and double the lead.

Tiplady went on to get his first of the afternoon just past the quarter-hour mark when Jamie Willstrop unselfishly passed to him.

It was then 4-0 at the break when Holmes rounded two Rovers players and keeper Brabbs.

Shortly afterwards, matters grew worse for Huntington as Barrass received his marching orders for a reckless challenge.

But the ten men defended well throughout the second half with Mark Unwin clearing a goal-bound attempt from Jake Duckworth and Brabbs saving well with his feet from a Kain Rogerson strike before Tiplady eventually made it 5-0.

Huntington, refusing to give up, got on the scoresheet in the 77th minutes after Holmes saw red for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and Metcalfe converted from 12 yards.

The trophy, sponsored by Keal Teamwear, was presented by York FA president Roy Ellwood.

This season’s Emmerson Marketing North Riding County F A Senior Cup Final will see Scarborough Athletic take on Middlesbrough Under-23s at the Championship club’s Riverside Stadium tomorrow night.

Both finalists won away from home in their last-four ties with Athletic triumphant at Thornaby and Boro prevailing on York City’s Bootham Crescent ground.