ECCLESHILL United pulled off a crucial 2-1 victory on home soil on Saturday to further derail Silsden's play-off aspirations.

The Eagles' win has seen them rise to 18th and three points above the drop zone to give them a bit more breathing space in their fight for survival.

As for the Cobbydalers, they remain in 9th place in the NCEL Premier Division following defeat, and find themselves 13 points off the play-off places, although they do have games in hand on the teams above them.

In an exciting and fast-moving contest, it would be Lee Elam's side who took the lead 27 minutes into the contest through Joao Silva.

The Eagles' No11 cut in from the left hand side, before firing a sublime curling effort into the far corner of Silsden's goal.

Ten minutes into the second half and the visitors found themselves level through Nash Connelly, who tapped home the equaliser after some brilliant work from the mercurial Luke Brooksbank.

The forward jinked his way past a couple of challenges before delivering a chipped cross to the back post, and there was Connelly to level proceedings at 1-1.

With the game heading for a draw, up stepped Matthais Britton to secure a valuable three points for the hosts as he volleyed home the winner to send the home fans into raptures on the 67th minute mark.

Elsewhere in the NCEL Premier Division on Saturday, Campion kept the pressure on table-toppers Emley by defeating Handsworth 3-1 at home.

Patrick Sykes scored a brace for the hosts, while Joseph Colley wrapped up the three points for his side in the 90th minute.

Campion sit six points off the top in 2nd place, although Emley do have two games in hand on the leaders.

Thackley also put on a commanding home display to cruise to a 5-0 victory over Knaresborough Town, the victory seeing them maintain their position in the play-off places.

George Green, Thomas Greaves (X2), Aidan Chippendale and Josimar Bradshaw all got on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere, an Ashley Flynn double secured Albion Sports a second-half comeback victory away at Frickley Athletic to keep their play-off aspirations within reach.

In the NWCFL, Steeton fell to a consecutive home defeat at the hands of Atherton LR, with Alfie Walker scoring a sublime free-kick to seal his side a narrow 1-0 win.

In the Northern Premier League Division One Brighouse Town drew 2-2 at home to Bridlington Town, while Liversedge settled for a 0-0 draw at Winterton Rangers.

And in Bradford (Park Avenue)'s league, Guiseley fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at Stafford Rangers to put a slight dent in their hopes of reaching the play-offs.