SILSDEN won their first 17 games in Division One of the Hallmark Security League this season but they now seem to be making a habit out of losing.

Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Sandbach United, who are up to seventh, was the Cobbydalers' third in their last five games.

Danny Forrest's men led going into the break after Chris Wademan had broken the deadlock in the 38th minute but the home side mounted a late comeback.

Stuart Tulloch equalised 20 minutes from time and the Cheshire side were in front just seven minutes later, Kris Stockton on target, before Ryan Allcock's last-minute goal rubbed salt in Silsden's wounds.

ECCLESHILL UNITED returned to winning ways in Division One of the Northern Counties East League courtesy of a late penalty after another scare against lowly Nostell Miners' Welfare.

The Eagles had been held to a draw at home by fourth-bottom Nostell the previous week and the two points dropped cost them second place.

Nostell started well in the reverse fixture and Jack Owen gave them an interval lead.

Matt Mathers levelled on the hour mark and Luke Harrop despatched an 85th-minute penalty to land all three points from a 2-1 win which keeps Eccleshill third.

THACKLEY'S game at Bridlington Town in the Premier Division was another to escape the harsh weekend elements but the Dennyboys lost the mid-table clash 2-1.

Following a goalless first half, Chris Reape's men took the lead seven minutes after the interval when Jordan Hendrie finally broke the deadlock.

Brid were far from finished and Joel Sutton restored parity soon after the hour mark, before a strike from Paul Robson 12 minutes from time won it for the home side.