ALBION Sports slipped to a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Garforth Town, as the home side edged a close game played in shocking conditions.

The Lions had made the short journey into Leeds for the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division derby and they were hoping for an away win that would have seen them overhaul their neighbours.

Instead, it was the Miners who extended the gap between the sides to four points.

Once again Albion ended the game with ten men. This time it was midfielder Joe Barden who was dismissed, after he was shown a second yellow card in the final minute of stoppage time.

Albion had started well and Alhassane Keita gave them a 13th minute lead after rounding home keeper Toby Wells and slotting in.

The visitors then had two glorious chances to extend their lead, but Lamin Janneh and Kesi Omolokun failed to make them count.

Garforth turned the game around with two goals in a four minute spell either side of the half time interval.

Just before the break, they forced a corner that was delivered deep but played back through the six yard box for Mark Simpson to tap in.

Early in the second half, Simpson turned provider, as his through ball gave Mitch Hamilton the chance to fire a shot past Lions’ keeper Brad Emerson.

Albion had a superb opportunity to equalise when Janneh had his shirt pulled in the area and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Skipper Sam Denton took the responsibility but Wells saved his spot kick.

The visitors did level when Chris Fairhurst netted from the edge of the area in the 72nd minute, but two minutes later Dan Williams, who had only just come on as a substitute, raced through and slotted under Emerson for the winner.