THACKLEY go into a tough game at the weekend buoyed by a derby victory after they claimed bragging rights over Albion Sports in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

The Dennyboys host high-flying Bridlington Town on Saturday in good heart thanks to a 3-1 win at Albion's adopted Throstle Nest home.

All the goals came in a frantic final 18 minutes after Thackley's Jack Normanton had come closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when he hit the woodwork.

Luke Robinson put the visitors in front with a header and skipper Paul Whiteley made it two after being set up by Normanton.

Albion pulled a goal back but the points were sealed when Normanton got on the scoresheet after being set up by Andy Boote.

Victory eased Thackley away from trouble into 14th spot as they welcome Brid, who moved into fourth place after beating Eccleshill United 3-2.

Defeat at the Mitton Group Stadium was the Eagles' first in the league since late October.

It looked like being a comfortable night for the Seasiders when they established a 3-0 lead after 35 minutes.

Goals came from Michael Thompson, Jake Day and Joe McFadyen, with a good save from Harry Stead preventing further damage.

But United showed resilience to fight back, new skipper Charlie Flaherty latching onto a through ball from Khurram Shazad to score his second goal in two games before the break.

Eccleshill sub Chris Lever made an impact in the second half as leading scorer Jake Thompson added to his tally for the season with a superb strike from just outside the box.

With 20 minutes to go the Eagles piled on the pressure and thought they had scored an equaliser in a goalmouth scramble but the ball was deemed to have not crossed the line.

Sean Regan's men will look to bounce back with a trip to neighbours Albion on Saturday.

Campion are also seeking a return to winning ways at the weekend after their title hopes were dealt a blow at home to Glasshoughton.

The Division One leaders lost 2-1 following a 90th minute winner from Zivanai Mbire.

That came after Andrew McCreadie had equalised for the Bradford side in the second half following a goal before the break from Marc Lumb.

Campion remain three points clear at the top and have an ideal chance to bounce back when they visit bottom side FC Bolsover on Saturday.

Other Saturday fixtures: Goole AFC v Liversedge, Lancaster City v Farsley Celtic, Loughborough Dynamo v Brighouse Town, Chadderton v Steeton.