BRADFORD (PARK AVENUE) were held to a 1-1 draw at Hemsworth Miners Welfare in their latest friendly.

Boss Mark Bower named 10 trialists in his squad – one of them giving them the lead shortly after half-time – as Avenue continued preparations for the upcoming National League North season.

With seven minutes remaining, a Hemsworth striker poked home from a goalmouth scramble to equalise.

Avenue’s next game is a home encounter against League Two outfit Mansfield Town on Thursday.

THACKLEY’S first pre-season friendly ended in a 1-0 defeat at West Yorkshire League Premier Division Shelley, whose Ricardo Ianzito made the most of sloppy defending to net after just five minutes.

SILSDEN maintained their unbeaten start to pre-season as a late Reece Kendall strike gave the Hallmark Security League Premier outfit a 3-2 win over local rivals Colne.

Stand-in captain Dan Illingworth gave the hosts the lead after 12 minutes with a free header from a dangerous free-kick into the area before Mark Everingham doubled their lead with a long-range curling top-corner effort.

The Evo-Stik League West side pulled one back through Nicky McNally as he rounded keeper Callum Jakovlevs.

The former Silsden striker then won and converted a penalty but full-back Kendall had the last word as he fired in a low shot from the edge of the area shortly after the restart.

ALBION SPORTS fell 3-2 to Yorkshire Amateur, who will join Sports in the NCEL Premier after winning promotion last term, while Division One CAMPION beat newly-formed Evo-Stik East outfit Ossett United 1-0 with a goal from Chris Ovington.