THE resolve shown in Silsden's incredible comeback at Irlam showed why the Cobbydalers are still riding high at the summit of the Hallmark Security League Premier Division.

The visitors somehow nabbed a 3-3 draw with a triple strike in the last 12 minutes. Substitute Lee Spires scored in the 78th minutes, but the game reached injury-time with Silsden still two goals behind.

However, Luke Rhodes and Aidan Kirby netted in the dying moments to snatch the point which keeps Danny Forrest's men five points clear.

Their league position is somewhat skewed as several of the chasers have three or four games in hand, but 21 points from 27 is still a fine way to start for the newly-promoted side.

They looked to be heading for their first defeat of the season at mid-table Irlam though, as winger Marcus Perry ran riot.

His lightning pace saw him breeze past two defenders to set up Haydn Foulds' opener and his run and cross set up Matt Bolland to make it two.

Perry's cheeky chip made it three in the 73rd minute and looked to have wrapped up the game. The league leaders had other ideas though.

There was less cheer for Liversedge as they crashed to a 2-1 home defeat against Bottesford Town. The visitors dominated early on and found themselves two goals up at the break through Jack Bowskin and Henry Cook.

Joe Walton hit his eighth goal of the season to halve the deficit in the 80th minute, but the defeat sees Sedge slip below Knaresborough Town into sixth place.