DESPITE putting up a mighty effort, Eccleshill United were narrowly denied 1-0 by Step Three side Scarborough Athletic in a friendly.

Eccy travelled to the North Sea coast as massive underdogs against a team with National League North ambitions.

When Scarborough took the lead on the 32nd minute, many were thinking United had a long afternoon ahead.

However, they showed great spirit to keep out the hosts for the reminder of the game and produce a few chances themselves.

Lee Elam can be pleased with his side's efforts as they enter the final stages of pre-season.

Guiseley failed to convert a number of opportunities as they suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to Nuneaton Borough.

The hosts took the lead in the opening 10 minutes when Ravi Shamsi dinked it past Hagie Damba.

Shortly after, Dan Cowan had a header cleared off the line and the visitors were awarded a penalty.

George Cantrill was dragged down inside the box. Gabriel Johnson stood up to take it but it was well saved by the keeper.

Russ O'Neill's men dominated the match until the break, but could have found themselves two goals down minutes after it.

Shamsi almost doubled his tally before seeing his header ricochet off the post.

As Guiseley rung the changes the game became disjointed. Shamsi did end up completing his brace from the spot with seven minutes to go.

The Lions are back in action tonight at Mickleover in their fourth friendly of the season.

New centre half signing Tom Clare helped Pontefract Colliers to a 2-0 win over Campion, yes you read that right Avenue fans!

The former Bradford striker impressed on-trial at the Colliers and will hope to become a mainstay in their push for promotion from the Northern Premier League Division One North West.

Brighouse Town picked up a decent 2-1 victory over Handsworth, thanks to goals from Jack Boyle and Joe Jagger.

Silsden were victorious in a Craven derby against Steeton. Debutant Harry Thompson and Liam Hudson grabbed the goals in their 2-0 win.