ECCLESHILL United stunned Athersley Recreation with a late trio of goals as they recorded a 3-1 away win in the third round of the Toolstation Northern Counties East League League Cup.

Athersley went ahead after 16 minutes and as the second half wore on, they appeared comfortable with their one-goal lead.

But with nine minutes left, Khurram Shazad cut inside and bent one in to equalise for Eccleshill. This seemed to break the hosts' resolve.

Luke Harrop curled one just over from 20 yards out, before his tricky wing play set up Tom Rose to put the Eagles in front after 87 minutes.

Harrop did get on the scoresheet in injury-time, finishing off a counter attack after the Athersley keeper came up for a corner.

That win should give Eccleshill confidence before they visit lowly Hall Road Rangers in the league this weekend.

Albion also won 3-1, against Bottesford Town, although they needed extra time to settle the issue. Lamin Janneh put the hosts in front, before Bottesford equalised just after the break.

Alhassane Keita and Joshua McKiernon proved the difference though, as their goals in the 92nd and 99th minutes sent Albion into the next round.

They face a tricky test at high-flying Knaresborough Town when they return to league action at the weekend.

Thackley were level at 2-2 by half-time in their clash at Maltby Main, thanks to goals from Jordan Hines and Raymond Sibanda.

A late winner from the hosts put paid to their dreams in this competition, but they face a mouthwatering FA Vase Second Round tie at home to West Auckland Town on Saturday.

Liversedge crushed Armthorpe Welfare 10-2 in their League Cup clash on Tuesday and they host Athersley next in the league, feeling full of confidence.

Finally, Division One high-fliers Campion suffered a surprise 1-0 cup defeat against AFC Emley but they should bounce back with victory at relegation-threatened Harworth Colliery this weekend.

Farsley Celtic host league leaders Scarborough Athletic on Saturday in the Evo-Stik Premier Division while Brighouse Town also have a tough home game, against promotion rivals Belper Town, in the Evo-Stik East.

Like Thackley, Silsden are in FA Vase action, at home to Bedlington Terriers. Finally, Steeton host Carlisle City at Cougar Park in the Hallmark Security League First Division North.