MARCUS Day was the Campion hero on Saturday, as he netted a hat-trick in a sensational 4-3 win at Barton Town.

The Bradford side looked to be in control at the break, leading 3-1 with Patrick Sykes’ goal sandwiched by a Day brace, but struggled in the second half.

A pair of penalties brought Barton level late on, but Day rescued the visitors by completing his hat-trick with two minutes to go.

Campion have now won all three of their league games since promotion to the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

It was not such a good away day for Eccleshill United in the same division, as they suffered a third defeat from four, going down 2-0 at Penistone Church.

Route One Rovers enjoyed a battling third league win from five against the odds in the North West Counties Football League First Division North.

The Bradford side were up against it when goalkeeper Sulaiman Sajjad brought down his Daisy Hill opponent, who was through on goal, and was sent off.

But substitute John Paul Reynard performed well in goal, and Route One nicked a 1-0 victory, when Anees Younis pounced on a Daisy Hill defensive error to score the winner on the hour mark.

Steeton though were outclassed at Marley by Euxton Villa, the visitors coming away with a deserved 1-0 win.

Brighouse Town, who named Bantams loanee Sam Bentley on the bench, were left crestfallen after their Northern Premier League East Division opener, as they conceded twice in injury time to draw 4-4 at Ashington.

Sam Drake’s header and Jaydon Major’s volley ensured Vill Powell’s Brig reached the break 2-1 in front.

And though a Curtis Peters own-goal levelled the scores, Jamie Allsopp and Myron Gibbons looked to have wrapped up the win for Brighouse with strikes in the 70th and 78th minute respectively.

But Ashington were not finished and left it late to claim a share of the spoils.

Liversedge saw former Leeds United striker Ross McCormack make his debut off the bench in the same division, but life after relegation started badly, as they lost 3-0 at home to Cleethorpes Town, and had Jack Stockdill sent off for two bookable offences.

In the NPL Premier Division, Jameel Ible’s goal secured a 1-1 draw at Hyde United, while Farsley Celtic drew by the same scoreline in National League North against Chorley.

Ryan Watson grabbed the early goal for the Celts.