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Silsden slip up to basement side
Squire’s Gate 3, Silsden 2
Silsden scored twice away from home but it was not enough for them to beat Premier Division basement outfit Squire’s Gate in the North West Counties League.
The west coast outfit were bottom of the pile but had won in the FA Vase the week before so had renewed confidence.
That feelgood factor worked in their favour as they raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first quarter of an hour.
Jack Sowerby netted both goals, heading in the first and then drawing Silsden keeper Ed Hall off his line before slotting in the second.
However, the visitors pulled one back right on the stroke of half-time, with Nathan Eagan slotting in. The Cobbydalers then levelled the match following a corner just after the hour mark.
The ball was swung in towards the back post, where Stephen Throupe tapped in from point-blank range.
But Silsden conceded the all-important third goal from another flag-kick just minutes later.
Having been unnecessarily conceded, the delivery from the quadrant led to pinball in Silsden’s area and the resulting goal was credited to Ben Jakes.