SILSDEN’S run in the FA Vase hit the buffers with a 3-0 defeat at North West Counties Premier Division rivals Northwich Victoria in the third round.

The Cobbydalers had been in poor league form but were steaming ahead in the Vase, reaching the third round for the first time ever.

But they had already visited Northwich's Wincham Park in the league and suffered a defeat.

The Cheshire side condemned Danny Forrest’s men to a second defeat this term at the venue with a comfortable home win.

The Vics led 2-0 at the break after Brandon Barski had headed them in front following a 13th minute corner and Andy Fitzgerald added a second with a low shot that took a slight deflection seven minutes before the interval.

Silsden’s keeper Sam Lee had no chance of preventing the third as the home side were awarded a late penalty.

A foul on Darrhyl Mason in the 86th minute led to the spot kick and Joel Brownhill drilled it into the corner.

Silsden’s neighbours Steeton earned a point from the visit of Lower Breck in the North West Counties Division One North.

Roy Mason’s side were behind early on as the visitors’ Jonathon Swatton headed a seventh minute corner past home keeper Alfie Stevens-Neale.

Their hopes of an equaliser were almost non-existent in the first half but they did muster some pressure and chances after the interval.

The Chevrons had to be patient though before finally making it 1-1.

With a little over a quarter of an hour remaining, Andy Briggs forced the ball over the line after good work from Angus Maney in the build-up.