BOTH Eccleshill United and Campion produced extraordinary comebacks at the weekend, at different ends of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

While their Bradford rivals have been flying so far this season, Lee Elam’s Eagles have been struggling.

They hosted third-bottom Pickering Town at the weekend, and found themselves 4-1 down at half-time despite Zack Sangster putting them in front early on.

On the brink of a humiliating defeat and facing the prospect of finishing the day just two points off the foot of the table, Eccleshill needed something special after the break.

The comeback was kickstarted by former Bradford City youngster Cole Roberts, who netted twice in five minutes just before the hour mark to bring Eccleshill back to 4-3 down.

Phillip Nkomo soon found an equaliser, before he went on to net a dramatic winner for the hosts in the 89th minute, as they claimed a sensational 5-4 victory.

A red card for Pickering in the dying moments compounded their misery, as they were left scratching their heads as to how they had come away with nothing from the game.

Despite dominating the first half, Campion conceded goals immediately before and after the interval to go 2-0 down at home to Penistone Church.

Defensive duo Dan Illingworth and Sam Bradley pulled them back level after 63 minutes, before the Penistone keeper was sent off for a foul on Mark Ferguson.

Emmerson Cox put the Red and Blacks in front against 10 men with 15 minutes to go, before Stephen Crawford made the score 4-2 in the dying moments to clinch the game.

That fine comeback ensured Campion went top of the table, after leaders Silsden slipped up at Garforth Town, losing 3-0.

And in the weekend’s Bradford derby, Thackley leapt above Albion Sports and into third.

The Dennyboys won 2-0, with their goals coming courtesy of Edson Prata and Asa Mitchell.

Route One Rovers could have leapt up to third in the North West Counties Football \League First Division North with a win at Atherton LR.

But instead it was their impressive hosts who strengthened their promotion charge, moving up to second in the table with a dominant 3-0 win.

A late missed penalty for Zak Khan only added to the Bradford side’s pain.

That defeat leaves Route One sixth, outside of the play-offs on goal difference, but Steeton are only three points off the top-five themselves.

They put an end to a poor run of form by beating Shelley 2-0 at home, Toby Jeffrey helping himself to a brace.

Liversedge are two points away from the Northern Premier League East Division play-off places after Alex Wollerton scored at the death in their 1-0 win over Grantham Town.

Brighouse are just a point behind Sedge themselves, after recording an impressive 3-1 home win over Consett.

Mo Qasim and Alexander Phillipson put Brig 2-0 up early on, before Consett halved the deficit midway through the second half.

Myron Gibbons scored with two minutes to go clinch victory for the hosts.

Guiseley are up to 12th in the NPL Premier Division, after Gabriel Johnson and Jameel Ible scored in a 2-0 home win over Stafford Rangers.