SILSDEN’S dominance finally told on Saturday at lowly Bottesford Town, as they snatched a last-gasp 2-1 victory.

Having peppered the goal of their hosts, they looked as if they would have to settle for a point from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division clash, only for Casey Stewart to score the winner at the death.

After Luke Brooksbank and Liam Hudson hit shots just off target for Silsden, Cody Cromack was denied by the opposition keeper, who turned his shot just behind.

Brooksbank was then denied in a one-v-one, before Kayle Price had a goal disallowed for the Cobbydalers and a low strike saved.

Silsden finally went in front 10 minutes before the break, when Isaac Baldwin fired the ball home following a scramble in the box.

Stewart struck a shot just over from long range before Price was denied once again.

The second half opened with Cromack and Jake Maltby going close, but then Bottesford equalised against the run of play.

The Cobbydalers’ onslaught continued despite that setback, with Adam Clayton having a header tipped over the bar, and from the resulting corner, nodding over.

Baldwin came agonisingly close to his second, unable to find the net following a scramble and then hitting the post with a curling effort.

When Hudson fired over late on, Silsden’s efforts looked to have been in vain, only for Stewart to round the heroic Bottesford keeper in injury-time and fire the ball into the empty net.

The win puts Silsden three points clear at the summit.