THE odds were not in Eccleshill United's favour last night, but they produced a stunning second half comeback to win 3-1 at high-flying Maltby Main in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Maltby would have gone third with a victory, and with the Eagles down in 14th ahead of kick-off, the hosts would have fancied their chances.

They started the game on the front foot, with Eccleshill new boy Alex Laird having to clear a shot off the line and Clark Greaves hitting the post.

So it was no surprise when Mitchell Dunne put Maltby in front after 13 minutes, firing the ball into the top right corner.

Eccleshill's one big first half chance came when Sam Awty slipped Luke Aldrich through on goal, but he was denied by a fine save from home keeper James Pollard.

Otherwise, it was Maltby who were dominating. Greaves went close once again and Eagles stopper Brad Emmerson had to make a brilliant save just before the break to keep it at 1-0.

That proved crucial, as six minutes into the second half, Eccleshill equalised. Again it was Awty who fed Aldrich, and this time the latter made no mistake, finding the bottom left corner with his finish.

That was Aldrich's first goal for the club, and Laird soon achieved the same feat.

After surviving a scare straight after the equaliser, when Maltby hit the post, the Eagles won a corner just after the hour mark.

That was swung in and Laird met it with a bullet header, giving Pollard no chance.

Pollard then made an incredible save from a goalmouth scramble to keep Maltby in the contest, but he was beaten once again on 83 minutes.

Awty, who had a fantastic game, did brilliantly to take the ball around Pollard, and showing plenty of composure, he pulled the ball back to Eagles skipper Jonny Irving on the edge of the box, who put the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-1.

The win takes Eccleshill up to 10th in the table.

Promotion-chasing Liversedge should have been in action last night too, but their home game with Handsworth was called off due to a Covid-19 issue at the club.

Albion Sports and Silsden go head to head in a Bradford District derby tonight at Throstle Nest, while down in Division One of the NCEL, Campion will look to go back to the top of the table with a home win over Hall Road Rangers.