THACKLEY will be looking to bounce back from Wednesday night's disappointing 3-1 Toolstation Northern Counties East League League defeat to Bradford rivals Eccleshill United, and continue their otherwise good start to the season.

They sit eighth in the Premier Division table, but only three points behind leaders Bridlington Town, and can make a statement by beating fellow high-flyers Staveley Miners Welfare at Dennyfield today.

That League Cup win will have been a massive boost for Eccleshill, who have had a tough time in the league so far. They sit fourth-bottom with only four points and will need to spring a surprise this weekend, away at third-placed Penistone Church, to pick up three points.

One team who are not struggling are Liversedge. They are second on goal difference to Bridlington, with a stunning late hat-trick from Joe Walton securing them a 4-2 win at AFC Mansfield last time out.

They face an exciting home clash against fourth-placed Yorkshire Amateur, with three points potentially enough to send either side top.

Silsden are at home to struggling Handsworth, while Albion Sports also take on a lowly side, as they travel to second-bottom Barton Town.

In the division below, Campion visit rock-bottom East Hull. The hosts have lost all nine of their league games so far, and currently have a goal difference of -40, but they will hope to be inspired by their new managerial appointment, Bradford City legend Dean Windass.

Up in the Vanarama National League North, Farsley Celtic, having only just been promoted, are on an excellent run of form.

They have won their last three league games and sit sixth in the table. They will fancy themselves for a fourth in a row, at home to lowly Curzon Ashton today.

In the BetVictor Northern Premier League North West Division, mid-table Brighouse Town face a tough ask to win on the road at Prescot Cables, who have made an electric start to the season.

Finally, in the Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League First Division North, Steeton go into a crucial bottom of the table clash at home to Pilkington. A win would allow them to leapfrog their opponents, and get off the foot of the table.