Golcar United were knocked out of the Yorkshire Trophy after losing 3-0 at home to Penistone Church. 

The semi-final took place at the Skye Direct Stadium on Wednesday night. United were just one game away from the final but it wasn’t to be. 

Church started the game strongly and had a chance to score early on, Kieran Ryan’s rasping effort went just wide of the Golcar post in the 6th minute. 

Golcar almost broke the deadlock in the 14th minute. However the linesman raised his flag for offside. 

The home side had a good chance to score in the 20th minute, but a good save by the Penistone keeper Adam Rhodes kept it at 0-0. 

Penistone took the lead in the 24th minute, Nick Guest tapping the ball home from eight yards out. That’s how the score stayed at the break. 

Church had the better of the possession in the second half. They went close to scoring a second in the 61st minute when Kurtis Turner tried his luck from distance. The ball flew narrowly over the crossbar. 

The away side doubled their lead just a minute later. James Young crossed the ball to the far post for Bradley Kemp to tap home from close range. 

After some late challenges the game began to open up with both teams attacking well. 

Penistone could have made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute when Guest missed a header from six yards out. However, the third goal did come when Luke McGinnel scored from a corner. 

Penistone will play Liversedge in the final of the Yorkshire Trophy on Saturday.