ALBION Sports have replaced Silsden at the top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

And a new signing, Gibraltar international Adam Priestley, made a big difference.

He laid the only goal of the game on a plate for Lewis Waddington last night, as Albion edged out Golcar United 1-0.

Golcar, who had beaten Silsden at the weekend, started brightly, and had two goals disallowed in the first half, one for offside and another after Albion’s Callum Hill had gone down injured.

Albion had most of the second-half chances, and scored 10 minutes after the break when Priestley nicked the ball around the onrushing keeper before passing to Waddington to knock the ball into an empty net.

Golcar almost salvaged a point in stoppage time, only to be denied by a fine George McMahon save and a brilliant Fernando Moke block.

Thackley could have gone a point off the summit with victory, but instead fell to a shock 5-2 home defeat against lowly Goole.

Goole went 2-0 up inside four minutes, only for Daniel Claridge to halve the deficit almost immediately.

The visitors scored a third straight after the break, but again Thackley hit back quickly, this time through Tom Greaves.

But two goals in a minute midway through the second half from Goole stopped any thoughts of a comeback.

Meanwhile, Steeton exited the West Riding County Cup at the first-round stage last night with a 6-2 home loss to Pontefract Collieries.

Jack Lynn’s first-half strike and Arale Mohamed’s late penalty were not enough to stop the Chevrons from bowing out to opposition who play two steps higher on the non-league pyramid.

Guiseley sailed through in the West Riding clash at home to Ilkley Town, blasting their lower-ranked neighbours away.

They won 10-1, Gabriel Johnson on target four times and Tom Denton hitting a hat-trick for the Lions.