LIVERSEDGE and Silsden both hit four in Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division victories last night, but one game was a little more dramatic than the other.

Sedge were ruthless in the opening half hour of their game at Athersley Recreation, with three of their star attackers all on the scoresheet.

Joe Gaughan opened the scoring on five minutes, before Joe Walton netted twice in 10 minutes to make it 3-0.

Oliver Fearon added another just after Walton's second goal, meaning it was 4-0 to Sedge after just 31 minutes.

There were no more goals after that, although Sedge goalkeeper Jordan Porter pulled off a magnificent save with 15 minutes to go to preserve his side's clean sheet.

Silsden's shaky defence nearly came back to haunt them last night, but they scored a late winner to deny Knaresborough Town in a thrilling 4-3 victory.

The Sils were on easy street by half-time, with goals from Leon Hurles-Brook, Chris Wademan and Shaun Airey putting them 3-0 up.

But the Cobbydalers, who have already conceded five to Bootle and Guisborough Town this season, as well as six at Yorkshire Amateur, were exposed badly after the break.

Two goals just after half-time from Bradley Walker and Calum Ward brought Knaresborough back to within one, and they levelled courtesy of a 72nd minute Jack Carr goal.

But Silsden picked themselves up off the floor and won it via Hurles-Brook's fine finish from the edge of the box in the 86th minute.

There was still time for Knaresborough to put the ball in the back of the net, but the flag went up and it didn't count.

Sedge's victory lifts them up to third, with Jonathan Rimmington's side having won all of their opening four league games, while Silsden move up to 11th, with six points from their first four matches.