SILSDEN’S bad week continued last night, as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Tadcaster Albion in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Coming into the game off the back of a 3-0 home loss against promotion rivals Emley, the Cobbydalers made a dreadful start.

Taddy took the lead after only four minutes, Conor Qualter turning home a corner just moments after Kyle Trennery had made an excellent save to deny the hosts.

Having had an early penalty appeal turned down, Silsden’s first real chance came when Jake Cassidy’s shot on the turn drifted wide.

Joe Crosby got in behind for Tadcaster but struck his shot over the crossbar, yet the Cobbydalers’ reprieve proved short-lived.

They gave away a penalty, and Oliver Norman netted from 12 yards.

But Silsden were awarded a spot-kick of their own on the stroke of half-time, Ellis Hudson converting it to halve the deficit.

The home side hit the post early in the second half from a free-kick, but then they were indebted to keeper Joe Wilton, who made an astonishing double save to keep out Hudson and Luke Brooksbank.

That proved vital as Junayd Cassius-Gill soon converted Taddy’s third following a nice move from a free-kick.

Wilton made another wonderful save with 15 minutes to go, before Casey Stewart’s effort from the rebound was cleared off the line.

Ross Daly was sin-binned late on for the Cobbydalers, which only compounded a miserable night for the visitors.

The defeat leaves them sixth in the table, but they are still only two points off the play-off places.