While Emley were off winning their FA Vase last-32 tie at home to Charnock Richard, Campion had the chance to move seven points clear at the summit of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

But the Bradford side blew their opportunity in spectacular fashion, losing 5-2 at home to mid-table Golcar United.

Campion were completely off the boil, with Golcar immediately putting the pressure on before taking a deserved lead on 14 minutes, when Daniel Naidole stabbed home in a goalmouth scramble.

The hosts were woken up by that concession, nearly forcing visiting keeper Sam Kelly into an own goal and rattling the crossbar.

But when one of their players was stretchered off with a nasty injury after 30 minutes, Campion lost that momentum they had built up.

Oliver Russon doubled Golcar’s advantage just before half-time scoring with the rebound after George Doyle’s effort had come back out to him.

Malakai Phillip put the away side 3-0 up early in the second half, finishing with ease after rounding the goalkeeper.

He should have scored again moments later, only to put a great chance just over the bar, before Campion had a chance of their own on the hour mark, forcing a superb save out of Kelly.

They finally pulled one back through Aidan Day with 20 minutes to go, yet were unable to mount an onslaught thereafter.

Instead, Phillip netted his second and Golcar’s fourth late on, before Doyle made it five for the visitors.

Naidole then missed a penalty to make it 6-1, with Patrick Sykes instead grabbing the hollowest of consolation goals for Campion in second-half stoppage-time.

While Campion still have a four point lead at the summit, second-placed Emley now have four games in hand on them.

Do not discount Thackley in the title race though. They sit third, 11 points behind the table-topping Red and Blacks, but having played two games left.

The Dennyboys won 1-0 at Garforth Town, in a game full of chances for two fine sides.

Thackley won it with a Kieran Suddards goal just after the half-hour mark, as he fired the ball into the roof of the net from Finn Donovan’s cut back.

Albion Sports have an outside chance of the title too, but regardless, they maintained their spot inside the play-off places with a 2-1 win at Barton Town, courtesy of goals from Robbie Fox and Ryan Conlon.

Struggling Eccleshill United grabbed an impressive and important point in their relegation battle, drawing 2-2 at home to play-off hunting Rossington Main.

Brice Ghussein gave the Eagles the lead, only for the visitors to come from behind and go 2-1 in front with 20 minutes to go.

Fortunately for Eccleshill, Fredy Bernard was on hand to grab a late equaliser and rescue a point for his side.

And sadly, Silsden saw their superb FA Vase run end at the last-32 stage on Saturday.

They took the lead at Hallam through Ellis Hudson, but three goals from the hosts in the final half-an-hour saw them progress instead.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A goal from Ellis Hudson (right) allowed Silsden to dream, but Hallam hit back superbly to knock the Cobbydalers out of the FA Vase.A goal from Ellis Hudson (right) allowed Silsden to dream, but Hallam hit back superbly to knock the Cobbydalers out of the FA Vase. (Image: Linda Gartland.)

Adam Clayton’s late red card only compounded the misery for the Cobbydalers.

Neighbours Steeton are not back in North West Counties Football League First Division North action until the start of next month, but they do have two friendlies lined up before then.

One comes tomorrow night at home to Knaresborough Town, the other is on January 27 when they travel to FC United of Manchester’s ground to take on Daryse.

The latter is a team/organisation that has been set up to help players find pathways into professional and non-league clubs.

Route One Rovers play in the same division as Steeton, and they were back in action on Saturday after a month away.

Sadly, their rustiness showed, and they were obliterated 6-1 at Holker Old Boys, with the scoreline arguably flattering the visitors.

The defeat sees Route One slip out of the play-off places, but only on goal difference.

Liversedge failed to take their chances at Newton Aycliffe in the Northern Premier League East Division, and a 2-0 defeat saw them slip to 14th.

That leaves them a point and a place above Brighouse Town, who could only manage a dull 0-0 draw at home to fellow mid-table side Grimsby Borough.

Guiseley had a great weekend in the NPL Premier Division, with Reece Kendall’s sensational long-range strike, followed by Aiden Walker’s late headed goal, sealing a 2-0 home win over Bamber Bridge.

Furthermore, Marske United’s expulsion from the league, due to financial difficulties, has seen their playing record expunged.

That did not affect Guiseley, who had lost 3-2 to Marske on Boxing Day, but it did mean some of their play-off rivals dropped points, and as a result, the Lions are now up to fourth in the table.

With Guiseley still vying for promotion in the division below, while Bradford (Park Avenue) desperately try to stave off relegation from it, Farsley Celtic are establishing themselves as comfortably the second-best team in the district behind the Bantams.

The mid-table Celts won 2-0 at home to National League North high-fliers Scarborough Athletic on Saturday, with a Ben Atkinson penalty and a Clayton Donaldson goal sealing their victory.

Scarborough are a fine side though, and Farsley were indebted to some sensational goalkeeping from Zan Luk Leban for their clean sheet.