SILSDEN are starting to click into gear in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, and were able to toast a 2-1 derby win over Thackley last night.

The Cobbydalers lost their opening two league games and were thumped in the FA Cup extra preliminary round by Padiham.

But after Casey Stewart scored the only goal at Rossington Main last Tuesday, a battling 1-0 win with 10 men, Silsden went into their home clash with Bradford District rivals Thackley feeling buoyed.

The Cobbydalers dominated the first half, T’Nique Fishley heading a long throw agonisingly wide and Kayle Price firing over after finding space in the area.

Thackley keeper Luke Wilson made a good save to deny Luke Brooksbank and though the visitors started to grow into the game thereafter, Stewart gave Silsden the lead two minutes before the break, heading home from Fishley’s fine cross.

The visitors equalised just after the break through the prolific Tom Greaves, before Price had a shot well saved at the near post.

With Stewart sin-binned for dissent midway through the second half, Silsden looked to be on the back foot, but with 15 minutes to go, the temporarily 10-man hosts won the game.

Ellis Hudson cut inside on to his left foot and drilled the ball past Wilson, before a brilliant last ditch challenge in the dying seconds ensured the Cobbydalers took the three points.