BRADFORD (Park Avenue)'s disappointing start to pre-season continued on Saturday, as they slid to a 2-1 defeat at Silsden.

After technical problems with uploading their West Riding County FA affiliation, they are hoping to avoid a fine for facing Bradford City, and were forced to cancel their friendly against Campion.

But they did get to play this weekend, and six trialists started for Mark Bower's side, where they were joined by George Sykes-Kenworthy, Harrison Hopper, Luca Havern, Sam Fielding and Simon Richman.

Avenue started strongly, and went in front after 11 minutes, when that well-known duo, Trialist E and Trialist C, combined, the latter smashing the visitors in front.

But Jos Bradshaw levelled from the spot for Silsden, with the game, and the scoreline, nicely evened up by half-time.

Lamin Jaddeh came on for Bradshaw at the break and immediately looked a threat. After going close once, he rounded Sykes-Kenworthy to put the Cobbydalers in front after 52 minutes.

Both sides had chances to score again, the biggest coming when Silsden substitute Arale Mohamed had a late penalty saved by Sykes-Kenworthy after he was fouled in the box.

It mattered little though, as Silsden came through to win.

Eccleshill United took on Pontefract Collieries, but slid to a 2-0 defeat thanks to a Mikey Dunn brace.

In the Yorkshire Trophy, Thackley lost a cracking encounter at Yorkshire Amateur, going down 3-2 despite goals from Simon Poole and Tom Greaves.

In the same competition, Brighouse Town lost 2-1 at home to Garforth Town.

Albion Sports took part in a cracking friendly against Farsley Celtic's Under-23s, winning 5-3 thanks to a Tabish Hussain double.

Steeton won their first friendly of the summer, Toby Jeffrey and a couple of trialists on target in their 3-1 win over Heyside.

Iren Wilson and Ben Atkinson both netted twice as Liversedge crushed Emley 6-1, while Jake Cassidy's double secured Guiseley a 3-1 win over Bury AFC.

Finally, Farsley Celtic lost 2-1 at Worksop Town.