THE curse of being named club of the month didn’t affect Silsden as they won their first game in September to stay at the summit of Division One in the Hallmark Security League.

The Cobbydalers picked up their award for the first month of the campaign on Friday, and extended their 100 per cent start to the league season a day later by romping to a 4-1 win at struggling St Helens Town.

It was the home side who broke the deadlock, however, Luke Edwards netting in the 27th minute, but Silsden hit back minutes later through Dan Illingworth.

Two goals in quick time by Mark Trueman and Joe Gaughan gave Danny Forrest’s side a 3-1 lead at the break, and Chris Wademan added to that late on.

Eccleshill United were also big winners as they romped to a 5-1 home victory at home against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Division One.

The win was mainly thanks to a Jonny Irving hat-trick.

His brace came inside the first quarter-hour, and he completed his treble on the hour before Matt Mathers and Luke Harrop completed their scoring.

Worsbrough’s late consolation was scored by Ben Greach-Brooksbank.

In the same division, Campion consolidated their third place courtesy of a narrow win in a five-goal thriller against visitors Hallam.

James Bicknell’s side were smarting after a midweek derby defeat at Eccleshill and had to dig deep to come from a goal down.

The visitors took an early lead through Mitchell Dunn but Campion eventually levelled when Aiden Day netted midway through the second half.

Leon Hurles-Brook weighed in with a brace to give the home side a commanding lead but the Sheffield outfit reduced the arrears when Ryan Lee netted in the last minute.

In the top tier of the NCEL, it was a forgettable day for Thackley as they went down 3-1 at Maltby Main.

The Dennyboys were looking to close the gap on themselves and their fourth-placed hosts.

The home side led 2-0 at the break after goals from Cameron Rigby and Ryan Smyth but, although there was brief hope for the visitors when Luke Robinson halved the deficit just after the hour, Main’s Danny Patterson netted a late penalty.

Brighouse Town finished with ten men and their hosts ended with nine as Vill Powell’s men were held to a goalless draw by Ossett Albion in Evo-Stik Division One North.

The first red card, shown to an Ossett man, was 14 minutes from time and, although they had another man dismissed in the penultimate minute, Brighouse’s Iwan Heeley was sent for an early bath in the same incident.

Town moved up two places to tenth but they were hoping to capitalise more than that with some of their rivals in FA Cup action.

It was the Unicorns' first point of the season, lifting them to third from bottom.