SUMAILI Cissa netted twice for Eccleshill United in their brilliant 4-2 win at Yorkshire Amateur over the weekend.

But how did this cracking-sounding contest take place when "non-elite" football is banned for the next few weeks, I hear you ask?

Well the Eagles got creative, and decided to simulate what should have been Saturday's Northern Counties East League Premier Division fixture on Football Manager.

Eccleshill dominated the first half, with Talent Ndlovu smashing an early effort off the post and Antony Leech seeing his header skim the crossbar.

They took the lead on 33 minutes when Cissa guided one into the bottom left corner from the edge of the area.

The hosts equalised early in the second half courtesy of Adam Priestley, but after Eagles skipper Jonny Irving had a shot cleared off the line by Ross Killock, he helped his side retake the lead when he played in substitute Sam Awty, who netted with his first touch.

Brandon Smalley pulled the Ammers level on the hour mark, but Cissa quickly put Eccleshill back in front for the third time when he headed home Jacob Buchanan's long throw.

Irving made it 4-2 with 15 minutes to go, and that was how the score stayed, with the hosts seeing a late effort disallowed for offside.

Whether Eccleshill can repeat the trick when the fixture rolls around in real life, it remains to be seen...