AFTER a slow start to the season compared to their Bradford rivals in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, Eccleshill United are looking up after an excellent 3-2 win at Rossington Main in midweek.

With Silsden, Thackley, Campion and Albion Sports all currently in the top eight, Eccleshill had been struggling with just six points from eight games.

But they improved on that record at newly-promoted Rossington, taking a 2-0 lead into half-time through Benjamin Gordon and Talent Ndlovu.

The prolific Ross Hannah halved the deficit on the hour mark, but Brice Ghussein quickly restored Eccleshill’s two-goal advantage.

Hannah grabbed his second with 15 minutes to go, but Eccleshill’s defence was not breached again as they secured all three points.

Thackley have shot up to sixth, as they left it late to beat Garforth Town 2-1.

Ben Bodle gave the Dennyboys an early lead, but they were pegged back by a Sam Barker goal.

Finn Donovan, just as he had been at Eccleshill over the weekend, scored a decisive late goal though, netting with five minutes to go to seal victory for Thackley.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Finn Donovan is starting to form a habit of scoring late winners.Finn Donovan is starting to form a habit of scoring late winners. (Image: Martin Taylor.)

Two goals just after half-time for Campion, courtesy of Kieran Suddards and Marcus Day, looked like they would be enough to give the Red and Blacks an away win at Golcar United, following Daniel Naidole’s first half strike for the hosts.

But Naidole converted a late penalty to ensure a 2-2 draw.

Albion could only draw too, their game at home to Emley finishing 1-1, as Eivind Johnsen’s goal for the hosts was cancelled out by Iyrwah Gooden.

Silsden sit top of the table, after they hammered former leaders Barton Town 5-0. Kayle Price bagged a hat-trick, while there were also goals for Isaac Baldwin and Casey Stewart.

Elsewhere, Route One Rovers were knocked out of the Edward Case Cup preliminary round, losing 2-0 at home to Ashton Town.