SILSDEN rediscovered the knack of winning in the league as they took the lead twice in a 2-1 win over Hanley Town.

They made it stick second time round to bank a much-needed maximum in the Hallmark Security League Premier Division.

The Cobbydalers are sixth in the top tier and have made steady progress in the FA Vase but their league form has suffered after they briefly led the division back in September.

Following a goalless first half, Danny Forrest’s men eventually broke the deadlock when Aidan Kirby’s 56th-minute shot took a deflection. The away side hit back through Michael Keates but Reece Lyndon scored the Cobbydalers’ winner just four minutes after the equaliser.

Forrest’s men are now just five points off second place again after some of the clubs above them dropped points.

It was a bad away day for Steeton as they were thumped 5-1 by Lower Breck at the Anfield Sports Community Centre in division one north.

The Chevrons had a nightmare start as they home side raced into a two-goal lead inside five minutes with goals from Paul Mooney and Oscar Billington. The home side’s Stephen Milne added a third minutes before the interval.

There had been chances for Steeton and they continued to push into the second half but it was the home side who kept finding the target. Chevrons’ keeper Joe Mash was beaten for a fourth time, Mike Douglas netting in the 56th minute, and again in the last minute as Peter Donnelly added Lower Breck’s fifth.

Roy Mason’s men grabbed a consolation in the third minute of stoppage time from the penalty spot. Ben Clarkson, who had come on from the bench on the hour mark, slotted in the penalty.