LEWIS Waddington was the hero for Thackley at Athersley Recreation on Tuesday night, scoring all four goals in their 4-1 away win in the NCEL Premier Division.

His first-half brace put the Dennyboys 2-0 up, and though Charlie Clegg pulled one back after 53 minutes, Waddington completed his hat-trick on the hour mark, before wrapping the game up with his fourth late on.

This game was initially played in January, and Thackley were leading 1-0, but then the referee abandoned proceedings due to fog on 65 minutes.

And the Dennyboys were not about to let rock-bottom Athersley take advantage of that let-off second time around.

Thackley opened the scoring on Tuesday after three minutes, when Frankie Sinfield ran down the left before crossing for Waddington to finish from close range.

Sinfield nearly scored himself from Ben Grech-Brooksbank's pass, but he hit the post with his effort.

Waddington was then brought down when through on goal, but the Athersley defender got away with just a booking.

But it was all Thackley anyway, and after Sinfield forced a good save from the home keeper, Waddington cut in from the left wing and fired the ball into the bottom corner after 43 minutes.

A deep cross saw Clegg finish at the back post to pull one back early in the second half, before Athersley almost equalised when a header hit the crossbar.

But Waddington curled a shot at the back post into the far corner to complete his hat-trick.

Luke Wilson made a good save for the Dennyboys with five minutes to go and moments later, Waddington got in down the right and fired the ball home via the keeper to make it 4-1.

It was a good comeback from mid-table Thackley after their 8-0 humiliation at Handsworth on Saturday.

Albion had a much better Saturday, winning 2-1 at Bottesford Town to move out of the relegation zone.

And they backed that up with a 0-0 home draw against mid-table Maltby Main last night to move two points clear of the drop.

Silsden beat Knaresborough Town 8-1 in December, but struggling Town showed more resolve on Tuesday night, holding the Cobbydalers to a 0-0 draw.

In the NPL East Division, Luke Mangham put Stocksbridge Park Steels 1-0 up early on at home to Brighouse Town.

But mid-table Brig hit back, and Laurence Sorhaindo scored twice to put them in front, before Zeph Thomas sealed a 3-1 win for the visitors with his late strike.