TABISH Hussain expects his Eccleshill United side to bounce back from a disappointing defeat and go on a winning run.

The 18-year-old Pakistan international scored his first goal for the Eagles in a 4-2 defeat to Goole after joining the club on loan from Vanarama National League North side Guiseley.

His 15th-placed side hope for an upturn in their fortunes on Saturday when they host 13th-placed Albion Sports in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Speaking to the Eagles' website, Hussain said: "It's a great feeling to get my first goal, and it was good to get the goal early on.

"We've just got to put the loss behind us, it's hard to do and it's not going to be a good weekend for the rest of us now.

"We just don't want to dwell on it too much and just keep focused. As a whole team, collectively, we can't be second to the ball.

"We have a good side, a solid side, and some good depth in the squad as well. So, there's no reason why we can't go on and start picking up our wins, which I think we deserve to be honest,

"It's just sometimes the luck of games - could have been 3-3. It's just one of those, hopefully, pick up Saturday and get some wins in. Get some confidence back up in the team, definitely."

Elsewhere in the division, fifth-placed Liversedge have a chance to further climb the table when they travel to rock bottom Athersley Recreation.

Silsden, who are 12th, hope for third time lucky with the weather when they travel to second-from-bottom Bottesford Town.

The Cobbydalers have seen their last two Saturday matches postponed due to the wet and frosty weather and now aim to kickstart their bid to climb the table.

Thackley have a tricky-looking mid-table battle when they entertain Yorkshire Amateur at Dennyfield.

Despite both teams being founder members of the NCEL in 1982, this is only their third league encounter.

Thackley have been plagued by the weather over recent weeks, as they played just four games during November.

Thackley may also have their work cut out on Saturday since the Ammers have the meanest defence in the league with just nine goals conceded this season.