Silsden are still clinging on to hopes of a play-off finish in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, but face an almighty task to try and make it three wins in a row this Saturday.

After a disappointing 2-1 loss against struggling Bradford District rivals Eccleshill United on February 24, their sixth league defeat in eight games since the turn of the year, a mid-table finish looked to be a near certainty.

But the Cobbydalers hit back with a thumping 4-0 home win over Handsworth three days later, before a brilliant 2-1 victory over fourth-placed Rossington Main last Tuesday.

With seven games left to play, they are now only nine points off the play-offs.

But finishing in that coveted top five is still a tall order, and they will need a near-perfect record between now and the end of the season to stand any chance.

They face the ultimate test this Saturday as they travel to league leaders Emley, having just had a free weekend to allow them to fully prepare for the game.

But though it would be a surprise if they made it three league wins in a row, Silsden will be buoyed by the fact that Emley will be picking themselves up off the floor, after a gut-wrenching FA Vase quarter-final defeat to Worcester City last weekend.