SILSDEN ended their season in a creditable ninth place in the top tier of the Hallmark Security League Premier Division and headed into the close season after a 3-2 home win over Burscough.

The visitors raced to a two-goal lead as Chad White netted a first half brace. The striker made a long surging run to open the scoring early before adding a second midway through the half and the east Lancashire side took that lead into the interval.

The Cobbydalers’ manager Danny Forrest gave his players some guidance during the break and they came out a different side.

The deficit was soon halved as Dan Illingworth pounced after the Burscough keeper had done well to parry an effort.

Illingworth bagged his brace with a shot that deflected over the visiting keeper and Niall Sultan completed the second half comeback in the penultimate minute, tucking home after a cross had bounced back off the bar.

Meanwhile, Steeton ended their first-ever campaign on the non-league ladder with a 2-2 draw at their rented home of Cougar Park in the Division One North.

The Chevrons took the lead when Aaron Davis converted from close range after a free kick sneaked under the wall. Visitors AFC Darwen were level before the interval after Matt Cain had netted a stunning strike.

Darwen turned the roses clash on its head when they took the lead ten minutes into the second half, Kiel Lonsdale heading past Steeton keeper George Tidswell from a corner.

Steeton had a great chance to equalise soon after when Ben Clarkson was fouled in the area. He stepped up to take the resulting spot kick himself but the Lancastrians’ keeper Jordan Gidley saved his effort.

It only delayed Steeton’s response as Davis bagged his brace with a late strike, spotting Gidley off his line and netting a superbly flighted chip. The visitors ended with ten men after goal scorer Lonsdale picked up a second yellow card minutes from time.