SILSDEN produced an extraordinary 9-1 win over Pickering Town on Saturday, their sixth successive victory in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

It has moved them up to second, and they will hit the summit if they beat leaders Barton Town at home tonight.

The writing was on the wall early on for visiting Pickering on Saturday, as Spencer Harris and Luke Brooksbank put the Cobbydalers 2-0 up inside seven minutes.

The away side managed to hold Silsden off from then until the half-hour mark, before a glut of goals arrived ahead of the break.

The in-form Casey Stewart made it 3-0 at the Office Interiors Stadum, then Kayle Price added a fourth seconds later.

Any hopes of an incredible comeback were extinguished once and for all when both Ellis Hudson and Price netted moments before the half-time whistle.

Despite being 6-0 up, Silsden were hungry for more goals, and Harris made it 7-0 straight after the restart, before Price completed his hat-trick 10 minutes into the second half.

Pickering netted a late consolation from the spot courtesy of Matthew Dawes, but there was still time for one more Silsden strike.

Harris, a defender whose first two goals had been headers from set-pieces, put the gloss on the result by scoring from the penalty spot with five minutes to go to become the second player of the day to net a hat-trick.