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Silsden hold firm to claim Norton scalp
Silsden 1 Norton United 0
Silsden earned a morale-boosting victory over high-flying Norton United but they had to withstand a late onslaught.
The first half was end-to-end action, with Nathan Eagan, Chris Wademan and Ben Crabtree going close for the home side while Norton threatened through Lee Skellern and Lee Talbot.
The visitors caused even more concern to the home defence in the second half with the wind behind them and the low sun in the eyes of the Cobbydalers defence. But it was Silsden who opened the scoring.
A lightning-quick break in the 71st minute led to Eagan putting a square pass into Wademan’s path and he fired the ball under the keeper.
Cobbydalers spokesman Jim Rosser said: “It was a total siege late on, like the Alamo. Every time we cleared the ball it came straight back at us.
“But they were second and we won – that’s all that matters at the moment.”
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