SILSDEN maintained their unbeaten start since returning to the top flight of the Hallmark Security League Premier Division as they won 2-0 at Charnock Richard.

The impressive Will Storrie crossed for Aidan Kirby to give them a first-half lead before Dan Illingworth, who had earlier hit the post, sealed the points after heading home a Kyle Hancock corner.

The victory left the Cobbydalers in second spot, while neighbours Steeton are also flying high in fifth spot in Division One North after a 3-3 draw at home to Shelley.

A rollercoaster affair saw them come from behind three times, having trailed to an early goal by Craig Billingham.

Andrew Lee equalised for the Chevrons before the break and the sides continued to trade blows in the second period. Billingham grabbed his second before Aaron Hollindrake levelled and, though Brice Povamoun put the visitors back in front, Lee grabbed his second to secure a share of the spoils.

Farsley Celtic suffered their first defeat of the season as Hednesford Town left Throstle Nest with a 2-1 victory in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.

Goals from Jed Davies and Jermain Hollis either side of a Will Hayhurst penalty were enough for the Pitmen to snatch all three points.

The deadlock was broken less than a minute into the second half from the visitors, as Davies fired in a goal of the season contender from the left-wing, with Ed Hall powerless to prevent Davies’ superb strike.

The Celts’ pressure eventually told when Nathan Turner was felled in the box by Matt Curley, and Hayhurst tucked home the equaliser.

Farsley were made to pay for their missed opportunities as three minutes from time Hednesford scored the decisive goal, Jermain Hollis thumping the ball into the back of the net as Farsley were unable to clear their lines.

Brighouse Town drew 2-2 at home to Ossett United, who took the lead through Aidan Chippendale. Marley Grant levelled for Town just before the break and the hosts went in front courtesy of an own goal through James Knowles but George Grayson made it all square again.