ECCLESHILL United bounced back well from their weekend thrashing at league leaders Penistone Church with a fine 4-1 home win over fellow strugglers Bottesford Town in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division last night.

Hosts Eccleshill, who lost 5-1 on Saturday, were on the back foot early on and were indebted to a stunning Brad Emmerson save in the third minute to keep them on level terms.

The Eagles grew into the game though and were inches from going in front when man of the match Jonny Irving's header struck the post.

They then went in front on 20 minutes. Good work from former Bradford (Park Avenue) man Ryan Toulson forced Bottesford into a mistake and the ball broke to Christopher Lever, who drove home from the edge of the box.

Nathan Woodward went off injured for Eccleshill before Lewis Sugden forced the visiting keeper into a fine save right on half-time.

Sugden made no mistake five minutes after the break though, as he doubled the Eagles' lead. The hosts put together a great break away, which culminated in Sugden firing the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards out.

Bottesford halved the deficit in the 70th minute, as striker Jack McMenemy planted a header past Emmerson from close range.

But it was Irving who stole the show late on, rounding the keeper and scoring twice in the last ten minutes to give his side a comfortable win.

The three points propels Eccleshill up from second bottom to 15th in the table, while Bottesford drop two places to 17th with the defeat.