ALBION Sports were left wishing FA Vase opponents Newcastle Benfield were stuck in traffic all afternoon, after an extraordinary 8-1 home defeat on Sunday.

Kick-off for this second qualifying round game was delayed by 15 minutes because of Benfield's travel issues, and it was Albion who started brightest, Jayden Sandhu opening the scoring.

That goal came after 12 minutes, and though Mark Turnbull equalised for the visitors just after the half-hour mark, the game was up for grabs at 1-1 at the break.

Albion were floored by a double from Newcastle veteran Paul Brayson at the start of the second half, but at only 3-1 down with eight minutes left, there were faint hopes of a comeback.

But Benfield ran riot late on, with Archie Leonard, Cameron Gascoigne and Jake Turnbull all scoring in the space of four minutes.

If Albion thought the visitors were finished, they were sadly mistaken, with Aiden Haley and Jake Thompson both scoring in injury-time to complete the rout.

Thackley also bowed out of the FA Vase at the weekend, though their game at home to Holker Old Boys on Saturday was far closer.

Despite creating chances of their own, with Owen Murphy hitting the post, the Dennyboys were 2-0 down after 35 minutes, Holker's goals coming courtesy of Tom Dawson and Dan Vinten putting through his own net.

But Thackley player-manager Pat McGuire glanced home a cross on the stroke of half-time to give his side hope, before Ben Grech-Brooksbank equalised 10 minutes after the break.

The hosts dominated the second half, but were floored by Farryl Foster's winner on the counter attack for Holker after 82 minutes.

Eccleshill United progressed though, producing a superb display to down visiting Bishop Auckland 2-0.

The goals came late in each half, with Talent Ndlovu and Luke Aldrich the scorers.

The Eagles have been drawn away at Heaton Stannington this lunchtime in the first round proper.

In the NCEL Premier Division, Silsden faced a long trip to AFC Mansfield, and suffered a 2-0 defeat courtesy of goals from Jack Gibbs and Lynton Karkach.

In the NWCFL First Division North, Campion's early season struggles look to be a thing of the past, as they blasted their way to a superb 7-1 home win over struggling St Helens Town.

Mark Ferguson, Daniel Keane and Leon Hurles-Brook put the hosts three up at the break, before the latter two added a fourth and fifth early in the second half.

Luke Rhodes and Alex Preston were both on target late on for the Red and Blacks, with those efforts sandwiching a consolation from David Thompson.

In the NPL East Division, Liversedge finally dropped a point in their ninth game.

Ben Atkinson's penalty put them ahead at Hebburn Town, but Jack Stockdill's red card was costly, with the hosts hitting back to get a 1-1 draw through Jack Donaghy.

Finally, Brighouse Town had a bad weekend in the FA Trophy, suffering after a 2-0 defeat at Widnes on Saturday in the extra preliminary round.