SILSDEN hauled themselves into the top half of the Hallmark Security League Division One table last night with a 4-2 victory at Ecclesall’s Pershall Park.

The Lancashire side were second from bottom and had taken only 14 points this term, and the Cobbydalers were clinical in ensuring that they didn’t add to their tally.

Skipper Josh Kaine gave Silsden a slender half-time lead after breaking the deadlock in the 31st minute.

Danny Vincent doubled the visitors’ advantage early in the second half but the hosts stunned Danny Forrest’s side to draw level.

Leigh Skellern hit two goals in as many minutes midway through the second half to make it 2-2.

However, the Cobbydalers regrouped and two late goals saw them take all three points ahead of Saturday’s reverse fixture.

There was some confusion as to the scorer of Silsden’s third as Nick McNally may have got the credit for a Tom Henderson strike in the penultimate minute, but there was no disputing the last goal as McNally netted at the death.

Albion Sports slumped to a home defeat in the Premier Division of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League as their recent resurgence hit the buffers.

The Albion Lions had been in good form with three wins from four games, one of which was at leaders Cleethorpes Town, but they came crashing down after a 2-0 home reverse to basement boys Retford United.

A goal in each half from Retford’s James Eyles sealed the visitors’ win but they remain bottom on goal difference.