ALBION Sports came out on top in a Bradford District derby at home to Silsden last night, winning 2-1 in a tight contest.

Both teams came close early on in this Northern Counties East League Premier Division clash, with Chris Wademan hitting the post for Silsden and Andrew Cooper clipping the crossbar for Albion.

Half-chances came and went for either side, before Finn Donovan opened the scoring for the hosts with a composed finish on 31 minutes.

Albion doubled their lead just before the break. Danny Facey was given too much time and space in the box and he was able to turn neatly and slot the ball into the bottom corner.

Silsden needed a strong start to the second half, and they got it when new signing Mark Simpson headed home from a Khurram Shazad corner.

Albion probably shaded the rest of the contest, though there were no gilt-edged chances for either side.

The hosts came closest to scoring again, when Facey was denied by a last-ditch tackle from Carlton Pownall just before the end.

Unfortunately, Pownall injured himself making that challenge, meaning Silsden had to play the last few minutes with 10 men, ending any chance they had of getting back into the contest.

In Division One of the NCEL, Campion returned to the summit, winning 5-1 at home to Hall Road Rangers after an extraordinary second-half performance.

It was a quiet first half, with new boy Joe Jagger going closest for Campion, when he shot just wide from a tight angle.

But Jagger made up for that miss on 52 minutes, firing home from the edge of the box to open the scoring.

Hall Road equalised on the hour mark with a low, driven finish, but Aidan Kirby restored the home side’s lead by heading in a cross from the right with 20 minutes left.

An own goal from Chris Murray increased Campion’s advantage, before Patrick Sykes and Jagger netted in injury-time to put some gloss on the scoreline.