AFTER the excitement of the Emirates FA Cup the previous Saturday it was back to the bread and butter of league football for the clubs in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League.

There were wins for Albion Sports, Liversedge and Silsden but defeats for Eccleshill United and Thackley. The Dennyboys were poor in the opening half hour as they lost 1-0 at home AFC Goole.

Thackley were arguably the better side after the break but they couldn’t make the breakthrough despite creating good openings in a good game that saw chances at both ends.

The visitors won it thanks to a 10th minute strike from former Guiseley and Liversedge striker Devonte Newman-Morton. A break down the Dennyboys’ left-hand side led to low cross from Josh Schofield and Newman-Morton slotted in at the front post.

Even though the home side turned in a good second half display the Vikings could have won it by a bigger margin as they were awarded a late penalty.

Thackley skipper Kris Hargreaves was adjudged to have fouled substitute Kieran Mortimer but Mark Bower, the veteran keeper who had stood in after Luke Wilson’s red card in last week's cup defeat, saved Newman-Morton’s stoppage time spot kick.

Alhassane Keita grabbed a hat-trick as Albion Sports’ second league game of the season ended in a surprise 8-1 away win at Athersley Recreation. The Albion Lions were 4-0 up at the break after Bruce Fernando and Marcel Chigumira had scored either side of a Keita brace.

Skipper Sam Denton added before Keita completed his treble and Roy Fogarty and Andy Horbury were on target before the hosts snatched a consolation through Shane Kelsey.

Sedge scored four but conceded three in their win over Barton Town as the Swans’ Ben Hinchliffe scored a hat-trick in a losing cause.

Joe Kenny netted a brace in the opening quarter hour to set the home side on their way and Alfie Raw netted a second half penalty before Joe Walton wrapped up the scoring.

A brace from Khurram Shazad was enough for Silsden to bank three points from a 2-1 home win over Maltby Main. Shazad broke the deadlock in the first minute but Malby’s Waide Fairhurst hit back minutes after.

The Cobbydalers had to wait but they got their win, which leaves them as one of just four sides with maximum points from their two games, when former Eccleshill attacking midfielder Shazad made it a double seven minutes from time.

Eccleshill went down 4-1 at Hemsworth MW after reaching the interval with just one goal separating the sides.

Jason Yates opened the scoring for the Wells but Antony Brown levelled before Ed Cass put the home side back in front.

It was the second half that clipped the Eagles’ wings as they conceded two without reply, Matt Hughes and Ryan Carroll wrapping up the scoring.

It was also a failure to score in the second half that led to Campion losing, also 4-1, at Nostell MW in Division One. Omar Habeeb had briefly levelled but Danny Edwards netted either side to bag a brace and give the home side a 2-1 half time lead.

Second half goals from Brad Kilburn and Jack Owen took the game away from the visitors.

Steeton were beaten 3-1 at Atherton LR in Division One North of the North West Counties League. Connor Comber netted a hat-trick for the home side while the Chevrons’ Bailey Coates had scored as the sides turned around all square.