SILSDEN bounced back from a rare defeat last weekend to go three points clear at the summit of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

They showed no sort of hangover from their 3-1 defeat at Golcar United, and on Saturday, they handsomely beat Maltby Main 5-2.

Former Bradford City striker Reece Webb-Foster went close for the Cobbydalers early on, only for his turn and shot to be saved by the keeper.

But Silsden did not have to wait long to break the deadlock, as Jake Maltby landed the first blow against his namesakes.

After some brilliant build-up play, T'Nique Fishley's low ball into the box was curled exquisitely into the top corner by Maltby.

And after some brave defensive blocks kept Silsden in front, they doubled their lead on 24 minutes, as a loose ball dropped to Luke Brooksbank.

He twisted and turned to give himself room, before firing a strike into the bottom corner.

Silsden went 3-0 up before the half-hour mark, as Casey Stewart's free-kick was knocked back across goal by Adam Clayton, and finished off by Kayle Price's diving header.

Brooksbank cut inside from the wing and shot just over, before Silsden stopper Kyle Trennery tipped a shot over the bar to keep his side three goals in front.

A fine double save from the Main stopper meant the visitors remained only three goals down at the break.

Main began the second half well, and Isaac Baldwin was forced to clear the ball off the line after Trennery half-stopped a shot with his leg.

The visitors failed to turn home following a scramble in the box, before Maltby made them pay.

He grabbed his second goal of the game by converting Brooksbank's cross from close range.

Silsden won a penalty just after the hour mark, and Price converted from 12 yards to put his side 5-0 up.

Main pulled a goal back with a superb strike on 73 minutes and when Arley Barnes went off injured soon after, Silsden were forced to see out the game with 10 men having used all of their available substitutes.

The visitors unsurprisingly put their 10-man hosts under the cosh late on, with Trennery making a couple of fine saves, and Jacob Smith producing a block to deny a certain goal.

Main did grab a second in added-time, as a long-range strike slipped through Trennery's gloves and found the net.

But it was a small blot on his and Silsden's afternoon, as they were able to enjoy an emphatic victory.

The Cobbydalers are back in league action on Saturday, as they travel to eighth-placed Garforth Town.