ALBION Sports pushed themselves to the brink of guaranteed survival, with a magnificent 3-0 home win over Bradford District rivals Silsden last night in the NCEL Premier Division.

It was 0-0 at the break, but Robbie Fox opened the scoring for Albion six minutes into the second half, with an Amir Berchil brace finishing the Cobbydalers off.

Albion are now three points clear of the dreaded bottom two with a game to go, but due to a non-league restructure, finishing second-bottom does not necessarily mean they will be relegated.

Last night, Albion started brightly, with Mo Qasim blasting over from inside the area and then the hosts firing past the post after getting in behind.

Albion went close again but no-one could get a touch on a Kieran Suddards free kick and they also put the ball wide after getting in behind down the right.

But Silsden grew into the game just before the break, with Antony Brown forcing Declan Lambton into a good save with his legs.

Finn Donovan and Liam Hudson both had half chances for the Cobbydalers right at the start of the second half, but Albion took the lead when a precise pass in behind to the unmarked Fox allowed him to tap the ball home.

Sports pushed for a second, and their sudden dominance was rewarded when Berchil finished after a great ball from Raeece Ellington.

Brown missed a couple of decent chances for Silsden but then Berchil made it three when he raced in behind to score.

Matty Moses cleared off the line to prevent a fourth for Albion, before Brown fired over the bar to compound a miserable night for the visitors.

That is the end of mid-table Silsden's season, with Albion's final game at high-flying Barton Town next Tuesday.

Elsewhere, in the Macron Cup first round, Steeton's season ended with a 3-2 defeat at Barnoldswick Town.

Kayle Price scored twice for the Chevrons, but a Kuda Chingwaro brace and an Alexander Moloney winner dumped the visitors out.