ALBION Sports missed the chance to go top of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division last night, losing 3-2 at home to Hallam in extraordinary circumstances.

The Bradford side were a goal up and a man up heading into second-half stoppage time, but somehow contrived to throw away the points.

Lewis Waddington gave Albion the perfect start, tapping the ball into the net after great build up play out wide from Jamie Allsop and Miguel Valsau.

Iren Wilson drew Hallam level after half-an-hour, but just after the break, his team-mate Daniel Burns conceded a penalty and was sent off for the foul.

Sports missed the penalty, firing it over the bar, but they went ahead just after the hour mark when Robbie Fox headed home Waddington’s cross at the back post.

Hallam drew level again in injury-time when Ash Flynn fired home a penalty and just as it looked like Albion had thrown away two points, their night got even worse.

Flynn completed an extraordinary turnaround for the 10-men, crashing a thunderous strike into the net with virtually the last kick of the game.

The result leaves Albion two points off top spot, which is currently occupied by Emley, who are ahead of Campion on goal difference.

As for Campion, they were in NCEL League Cup second round at Penistone Church.

After falling behind early on, they equalised just before the break through Patrick Sykes.

The away side found a second wind late on, with goals from Sykes and Marcus Day ensuring they progressed.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marcus Day scored late on to help Campion beat Penistone in the cup.Marcus Day scored late on to help Campion beat Penistone in the cup. (Image: Alex Daniel.)

Eccleshill United were away in the same competition at Handsworth.

Darwin King put the Eagles in front, but the hosts hit back to take a 2-1 lead just before the hour mark.

Talent Ndlovu equalised late on, only for Handsworth to score the winner with three minutes to go.

Silsden had been in NCEL Premier Division action the night before, and remained in sixth after losing 3-1 at Tadcaster Albion.

Farsley Celtic moved two points clear of the National League North drop zone with a 2-0 home win over Boston United.

But Farsley’s youngsters bowed out of the FA Youth Cup at the first round stage with a 3-0 defeat against their Stockport County counterparts.