The Baris NCE League’s ground-hop began badly for Bradford locals, with Eccleshill United going down 3-2 at home to Dinnington Town yesterday morning in Division One.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 11th minute though Michael Trench but the Eagles were level by the break after Marcus Edwards netted from the penalty spot.

Simon Mirfin put Dinnington back in front early in the second half and Trench added his second before a Matt Smith own goal made the last few minutes tense.

Thackley were next to feature when their Premier Division clash with Long Eaton United kicked off at 1.45pm. This time the Bradford hosts at least gained a point as the Dennyboys came from a goal down.

Thackley did most of the early running but chances for Matt Morgan, Dempsey Smith, Liam Moore and Brice Tiani went begging. Long Eaton came back to open the scoring when Denny Chambers headed home a 26th-minute corner.

The home side cranked the pressure back up after the break but it took them until the 82nd minute to force their equaliser, John Mallinson netting from a very tight angle after being forced wide.

Liversedge lost the late afternoon kick-off 1-0 at home to Arnold Town but there was better news for Brighouse Town as they romped to a 5-1 home win over Barton Town Old Boys in the evening.

Tom Matthews netted twice in the first half and Danny Naidole added a hat-trick after the interval.

Farsley stayed in the Evo-Stik Division One North play-offs with a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened Prescot Cables but both sides ended the game with ten men.

Farsley took a 35th-minute lead when Gareth Grant scored with a neat chip and minutes later the hosts lost their skipper Joseph Gibiiru after a second yellow card.

A second-half Ben Jones goal gave Farsley a cushion but they had Ryan Watson sent off later. Neil Parsley’s men go into fourth place but most of their rivals play today.