Albion Sports’ Baris Northern Counties East League Division One promotion push is in danger of imploding after another home defeat which left boss Kulwinder Sandhu fuming.

Albion lost 3-2 at Horsfall Stadium to Worsborough Bridge Athletic.

The visitors took a 2-0 lead into the break after Todd Jordan had added to Matty Roberts’ early opener.

The home side hit back through Jamie Bairstow but conceded again within minutes. Jordan Missin’s 77th-minute strike made the scoreline respectable.

Sandhu said: “It was down to sloppy defending again. In our last four defeats, two in the cups and two league games, we have conceded 18 goals and that’s just not good enough. Defensively we are very poor.”

Rivals Eccleshill United got back to winning ways after four defeats but their manager Ian Banks feels it is too little too late to reignite their promotion hopes.

Banks said: “It was a win but another disappointing display. We had several chances to put the game to bed and didn’t, so at 2-1 it was a real scrap in the last ten to 15 minutes. We have dropped too far to think about promotion now. We are not the team we were two months ago.”

Goals from Marcus Edwards and Jermaine Springer within minutes just after the half hour had given the Eagles a springboard but they conceded a penalty minutes before the break. Boro’s Steve Norton netted from the spot.

It is very much as it was in the Premier Division, with the three local representatives treading water in mid-table.

Brighouse Town enjoyed a victory but had to take the lead three times at Nostell MW to gain all three points. Danny Hull, Tom Matthews and Luke Gibson grabbed the goals in a 3-2 win.

Liversedge bounced back from a defeat on Thursday to beat Lincoln Moorlands Railway 2-1 at home. Rob Boardman and Alex Hallam netted in each half.

Thackley returned empty-handed from one of their bogey grounds after a 1-0 loss at Arnold Town.

In the NWC Premier Division, Silsden won 2-0 at Alsager Town. Steve Palfrey scored midway through the first half and Bullets’ substitute Phil Stafford headed a John Douglas free-kick past his own keeper 15 minutes from time.