ECCLESHILL United remain just four points off the NCEL Premier Division summit, after they went to Maltby Main on Saturday and hammered their hosts 6-1.

Maltby are no pushovers, and they went in front with a penalty in the opening 60 seconds, after an Eccleshill handball.

It was an even contest early on, and Sumaili Cissa equalised for the Eagles after a neat turn and finish on 26 minutes.

Jonny Irving turned home a rebound to put the visitors in front on 38 minutes, and they only stayed in front after Maltby fired over from eight yards out just before the break.

But the Eagles showed why they are second in the table with a fine second half display.

Zackary Sangster slammed home at the near post on 55 minutes after the home side failed to clear a corner, and he netted his side’s fourth from close range just moments later.

Aiden Day then capitalised on a poor Maltby clearance, placing his shot neatly into the net from the edge of the box on 71 minutes to make it five.

Eccleshill grabbed a spectacular sixth, when Emmerson Cox scored directly from a corner with eight minutes to go.

Maltby then had a man sent off in injury-time, summing up a miserable day for the hosts.

Eccleshill are still four points behind Grimsby Borough, who kept up their advantage by beating visiting mid-table side Thackley 3-0.

The Dennyboys had their chances throughout, but they failed to capitalise, even when Borough had a man dismissed just after the hour mark.

Albion Sports had won three in a row under new manager Riz Mohammed, and the strugglers almost picked up a great away point at third-placed Garforth Town.

But they let in a penalty deep into added time, which allowed the hosts to win 1-0.

Silsden are now 12th after winning 4-3 in a thriller at home to Bottesford Town.

Thackley man Jack Normanton put in a stellar performance, with his hat-trick putting the hosts 3-1 up after an hour.

But Cobbydalers keeper Sammy Lee went off injured with 20 minutes to go, and he had to be replaced by defender Shaun Airey.

He conceded twice, but fortunately Jos Bradshaw netted a 78th minute winner for the hosts.

In the NWCFL First Division North, Patrick Sykes and Daniel Keane were both at the double as Campion went eighth by thumping St Helens Town 6-2.

Nicky Boshell and Mark Ferguson scored the other two goals for the Bradford side.

Steeton are looking solid in 11th, with goals from Alistair Morgan and Kayle Price sandwiching an Andy Briggs brace in a 4-1 home win over AFC Darwen, with the visitors having Rio Wilson-Heyes sent off early on.

In the NPL East Division, unbeaten Liversedge remain second on goal difference, but with a game in hand on leaders Marske United, after winning 2-0 at Tadcaster Albion courtesy of second half goals from Joe Walton and Alfie Raw.

Laurence Sorhaindo’s hat-trick moved Brighouse Town up to 11th in the same division, after they beat Frickley Athletic 3-1.