SILSDEN made it a perfect ten in Hallmark Security League Division One as they beat AFC Blackpool 1-0 at the Cobbydale Construction Stadium, but it was a strangely flat game.

Both the Cobbydalers and their visitors were not at their best, with the home side profiting from an own goal before finishing with ten men.

The desire and commitment of both sets of players couldn’t be questioned, but quality was lacking.

Silsden snatched the game’s only goal just before the half-hour when Niall Sultan turned in a testing cross after a great run, and the ball went in off a defender.

The Cobbydalers were reduced in numbers late on as Danny Illingworth was involved in an off-the-ball incident and was shown a second yellow card.

The visitors had a couple of chances to level but Silsden stoutly defended their 100 per cent league record.

Brighouse Town lost 2-1 at Ramsbottom United in Evo-Stik Division One North.

The Bury-based outfit were on top throughout most of the Roses derby, but were forced to endure a nervy ending.

Sam Heathcoate had given Rammy a 13th-minute lead with a low shot, and when he netted a powerful drive to bag his brace ten minutes into the second half it looked like game over.

However, Town got a foothold as Jack Normanton, who had come off the bench minutes earlier, forced the ball over the line following a 60th-minute corner.

But Vill Powell’s men couldn’t find an equaliser against their promotion- chasing hosts.

Liversedge were pegged back in stoppage time as they had to settle for a 1-1 home draw in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Sedge grabbed the lead late in the first half against Athersley Recreation.

With just over a minute of the first period remaining, Joe Walton slipped his marker and stroked the ball past visiting keeper Jordan Greaves.

The dominant hosts created most of the chances, but the Rec tested Sedge keeper James Waggett on occasions, and into time added on he was finally beaten.

Athersley substitute Macaley Shillito pounced when a shot rebounded.

It was a forgettable night for Thackley as they were crushed 8-0 at home by second-placed Pontefract Collieries.

Two former local rivals were on the scoresheet in Sedge old boy Vaughan Redford and Eli Hey, last season’s leading scorer for Campion, but the four goals from Kane Reece inflicted most of the damage.

Redford opened the scoring, and Jack Greenhough soon added to that before Reece began his haul on the stroke of half-time.

After Reece completed a second-half hat-trick to add to his first-half strike, Hey netted from the spot, and then from open play in the penultimate minute.

Albion Sports head to Parkgate tonight needing a positive result to stay ahead of their mid-table rivals.

Three points separate the sides, so anything other than a defeat will keep Albion, who have taken seven points from their last three games, above their hosts in the Premier Division table.

Eccleshill United will be looking to continue their steady progress in Division One when they welcome AFC Emley.

The Eagles banked a sixth straight league victory at the weekend, while Emley, who are six points worse off, ere enjoying a 3-2 win at Campion, coming from two goals down.