COMPETITIVE league action is set to return this Saturday for the Bradford District's non-elite non-league sides, but several of them were in friendly action at the weekend.

Even better, games were able to take place in front of a maximum of 150 fans.

The stand out game saw Eccleshill United host Brighouse Town, and it was the Eagles who pulled off a surprise 3-1 win.

They nearly went behind early on, but Brad Emmerson tipped a powerful Brig strike on to the crossbar.

Teenager David Bayoh nearly grabbed his first senior goal for Eccleshill, but he saw his volley superbly saved by the Brighouse stopper.

The game then went rather quiet, but burst into life spectacularly when Sumaili Cissa thundered home a superb strike from 25 yards out to put the home side 1-0 up.

The Eagles doubled their lead moments later, when a looping header from captain Luke Aldrich lobbed over the keeper's head and into the net.

The two goalscorers combined for Eccleshill's third just after the break, when Cissa took on his man and sent the ball into Aldrich, who squeezed the ball home at the near post.

Going for a fourth, the hosts saw Sam Awty denied well by the Brighouse keeper, before substitute Aralee Mohamed went close with a diving header.

Brig pulled back a late consolation in the 87th minute but it proved academic in the end.

Silsden were in action at Barnoldswick, and though they battled hard, they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at the Silentnight Stadium.

Gareth Hill headed home from an Ash Brierley cross to put Barlick in front just before the break, before Brad Knox netted a penalty with 20 minutes left to seal the victory.

Steeton took on Prestwich Heys in the first game at their new Marley Stadium, but it was drab opening hour.

The visitors scored two quickfire goals to go 2-0 up, before Kayle Price gave Steeton hope by netting a screamer with eight minutes left.

Prestwich made it 3-1 on the break in the 90th minute, but the Chevrons did grab a stunning consolation, when Josh McKiernon fired home a 35-yard free-kick with virtually the last kick of the game.