ECCLESHILL United slipped to third-bottom of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division on Saturday, as Goole overtook them in the table with a 5-1 win.

The Eagles have looked on with envy all season, as rivals Thackley, Albion Sports, Campion and Silsden continue to battle it out for promotion.

Eccleshill have not been at that quartet’s level, but an extraordinary 5-4 comeback win against Pickering Town in their last league game looked to have given them a platform to build from.

But that optimism was washed away at the weekend.

A waterlogged pitch meant the game was switched from Eccleshill’s ground to Goole’s and the latter made the most of their unexpected home advantage.

It was former Leeds and Bradford (Park Avenue) keeper Paddy Kenny’s first game in charge of Goole, and he saw his side take the lead on 18 minutes through Luke Williams.

Jahro Parchment equalised on the half-hour mark for Eccleshill, only for Dylan Collington to restore the home side’s lead almost immediately.

Eccleshill made a good start to the second half, and looked likely to level the scores, but they were hit with a sucker punch just after the hour mark when Alex Washington and Liam Flanagan both found the net within two minutes of each other.

Flanagan rounded off the scoring with 10 minutes to go.

Goals looked guaranteed when free-scoring leaders Campion took on attack-minded Albion Sports in a Bradford derby at Scotchman Road on Friday night.

But both sides cancelled each other out and had to settle for a 0-0 draw, which keeps Albion fifth and puts Campion top by six points from Silsden and Thackley, though the latter two have two games in hand on the Red and Blacks.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Campion probably edged the chances against Albion on Friday night, but were unable to find a breakthrough.Campion probably edged the chances against Albion on Friday night, but were unable to find a breakthrough. (Image: Alex Daniel.)

Silsden’s FA Vase tie at Redcar Athletic on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, and will now be played tomorrow.

Thackley were in league action and drew 1-1 at home to Rossington Main.

Benjamin Ellison-Tope gave the Dennyboys an early lead, but they then had Adam Jones sent off on 18 minutes.

Rossington went down to 10 men themselves soon after, as Jack Harrison was dismissed, but they claimed a point anyway after Ross Hannah equalised at the start of the second half.

Over in the North West Counties Football League First Division North, Route One Rovers were thumped 5-1 at play-off rivals Bacup Borough.

A nightmare first half saw them go into the break 4-0 down and a man down, after Waqas Azam was dismissed for two bookable offences.

Bacup added a fifth late on, before Austin Okore grabbed a late consolation from the penalty spot.

Chasing the play-offs themselves, injury-hit Steeton did well to draw 0-0 at home to in-form Holker Old Boys in the same division.

In the Northern Premier League East Division, a Nicholas Walker double saw Liversedge move within two points off the play-offs with a 3-2 win at home to Stockton Town.

Brighouse Town remain in mid-table, Alex Phillipson sent off in their 2-0 home defeat against Belper Town.

Guiseley bowed out of the FA Trophy at Walsall Wood, losing 6-5 on penalties in the first round tie after a 1-1 draw.

Finally, Farsley Celtic are just two points above the National League North drop zone after losing 2-0 at Alfreton Town.