Hallmark Security League Division One: Holker Old Boys 1 Silsden AFC 0

SILSDEN'S 17-match winning in the league came to an end when Holker Old Boys broke away to score in the second minute of injury time.

However, the visitors' disappointment was soothed by other results as Alsager Town, Prestwich Heys and Litherland REMYCA had also lost, meaning that all of the top four had been beaten and Silsden's lead was still 13 points!

The Cobbydalers, unchanged from the win at Prestwich Heys the previous Tuesday, attacked from the off at a narrow, sloping ground where they have often struggled, with Arley Barnes and Mark Trueman pulling the strings.

Although Nathan Reid twice forced Silsden into defensive action, the main thrust was in the opposite direction, with Chris Wademan firing over and Matty Moses testing Harry Copeland from 20 yards.

Shots from Trueman, Barnes and Mark Everingham all cleared the bar at the downslope end, while Copeland just managed to tip Moses’ effort for a corner and Josh Kaine’s shot hit the side-netting.

It was much the same pattern in the second half, with the Stags playing five at the back with three men protecting them.

Gaughan shot wide before Niall Sultan saw a shot deflected wide.

The latter then had another shot cleared off the line before he was upended in the penalty area, only for the referee to wave play on.

Apart from Sultan clearing a corner at the other end, it was attack and defence, with Everingham’s dipping shot going agonisingly wide, as did Luke Rhodes’ header.

Rhodes then had a shot cleared off the line.

With Kaine dealing with any danger at Silsden's end, the visitors made one final attempt to win the game, but when the ball was cleared, Silsden only had Kaine and Everingham against three attackers, and Reid drove home the only goal after Jacovlevs had saved the initial shot.

SILSDEN AFC: Jacovlevs, Moses, Everingham, Kaine, Illingworth, Trueman (Forrest 83), Barnes (Hancock 70), Rhodes, Wademan, Gaughan, Sultan. Substitutes (not used): Kendall, Holt, Lee.

* The Cobbydalers are next in action tomorrow night at home to Nelson, when there will be a minute's silence in memory of Steeton FC president David Baxter, who had much to do with their success over a long period and was honoured only last month via a plaque at their Summerhill Lane ground.

Silsden will also wear black armbands and there will be tributes to Mr Baxter in the match programme.

In addition, Ann Cairns - David's daughter - was heavily involved in the junior set-up at Silsden, raising thousands of pounds via the six-a-side tournament.