ECCLESHILL United had an excellent result in midweek, with Talent Ndlovu bagging a hat-trick in their exciting 4-2 home win over Knaresborough Town.

The visitors took an early lead in this Northern Counties East League Premier Division clash, with Jack Carr finding the net via a deflection.

But new signing from Campion, Ben Bodle, set up the equaliser for the Eagles, crossing for Jonny Irving to head past the goalkeeper from close range.

Aidan Day fired just over after more good work from Bodle, but that miss did not prove too costly, with Ndlovu soon putting Eccleshill in front with a fine strike into the top corner from the edge of the box.

The Eagles were on a roll, and quickly netted a third from the penalty spot through Ndlovu.

Sumaili Cissa was denied well by Knaresborough stopper Jamie Hassall right at the start of the second half, and Eccleshill nerves were jangling when Calum Ward added a second for the visitors with 20 minutes left.

Bodle fired a great chance wide when he found himself one-on-one with the keeper, but he was bailed out by Ndlovu, who converted a decisive fourth from the spot on 83 minutes.

The hat-trick hero almost grabbed himself another goal at the last, but his effort was ruled out for offside.

The win moves Lee Elam’s side up into seventh place.

In the North West Counties League First Division North, Campion picked up a vital win to move themselves out of the relegation zone.

They romped to a superb 3-0 victory at Daisy Hill, with skipper Aidan Kirby opening the scoring after only five minutes.

Mark Ferguson made it two for the Red and Blacks soon after, with Daniel Keane adding a third before the break.

In the Northern Premier League East Division, Liversedge made it eight wins from eight, after thumping Pickering Town 5-1.

The prolific Ollie Fearon put them 1-0 up at the break, but they really caught fire in the second half, with Ben Atkinson’s brace added to by goals from Jack Stockdill and Charlie Marshall.

In the same league, Brighouse Town won 1-0 against Bridlington Town, with Shiraz Khan netting a late winner.