SILSDEN entertained local rivals Eccleshill United in this season's FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, having beaten the visitors 3-0 at the same stage last season.

But the tables were turned on this occasion, with the Eagles thumping Danny Forrest's men 4-0, scoring all their goals in the final 30 minutes.

The visitors started confidently, but it was the Cobbydalers who had the first real chances, with Joe Jagger almost taking advantage of a poor backpass, before Mohammad Qasim weaved his way past three defenders only to be denied by Eccleshill keeper Brad Emmerson.

Silsden, who were playing with a back three, were then indebted to Arley Barnes, who denied the visitors a clear opening.

Eccleshill were beginning to take control of the midfield and only a magnificent save by Sammy Lee stopped them taking the lead on 13 minutes.

The Cobbydalers' response was another effort from Qasim, but his shot was wide of the target.

Jagger then cut in from the left and saw his shot deflected out for a corner, but Eccleshill dominated the next 10 minutes, with Lee forced to make a low save from Zackary Sangster who, along with Emmerson Cox, was stretching the home defence.

Thanks to the dependable Barnes, Shaun Airey and Lee, the Cobbydalers managed to deny the visitors the lead.

At the other end, Qasim and Jagger were Silsden’s best outlets, the former making a powerful run down the right before being fouled, and then having a shot blocked after some neat footwork by Jagger, who himself was denied by Emmerson.

The second half began with Silsden on the offensive.

Khurram Shazad’s incisive pass found Jagger, who netted what he thought was the opener, but unfortunately the goal was ruled out for offside.

Gradually the visitors took control of the game. Again Barnes and Airey came to the rescue to block efforts on target, though Qasim went close to scoring, before Emmerson saved from Jagger.

Finally the deadlock was broken in unfortunate circumstances.

United managed to break up the right but Silsden cleared at the expense of a corner. The ball was swung in and the unsighted Barnes headed into his own net.

On 63 minutes, Matty Moses replaced Harry Parsons, who had made a solid start to the season.

Moses, who has been sidelined with injuries for two years, received rapturous applause from the Cobbydalers fans, but sadly he could not turn the tide back in his side's favour.

Immediately Silsden gave the ball away cheaply in midfield and Sangster headed home powerfully.

The visitors continued to pressurise the Cobbydalers and, from another corner, Sam Awty found Luke Aldrich, who nodded home with 15 minutes left to make it 3-0.

Silsden were visibly tired by this point, while the Eagles had bundles of energy.

On 87 minutes, a through ball was unfortunately deflected into Sumaili Cissa's path by Moses and the Eccleshill man netted a fourth.

The Cobbydalers will look to bounce back when they entertain Thackley in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division tomorrow, before travelling to Bottesford this coming Saturday.