The Division Two encounter served up 14 goals with Athletic eventually coming out on top 8-6.
Kevin Ward and Ryan Wheeler both netted twice for Athletic with Chris Clarke, Daniel Humphries, Daryl Westwood and Ivan Jones joining them on the scoresheet.
Pilot replied through Harry Charlesworth (two), Aaron Brown, Oscar Charlesworth, Jack Benton and an own goal.
Ryans Rhinos were also among the goals, netting five with out reply at Bradmore Social.
Rhys Slyde (two), Craig Radnor, Lee Warner and Alex Banks found the net.
A double from Ashley Brown and a single strike from Kurtis Samuels saw Coven Athletic Santos to a 3-1 triumph against Punjab United.
Dynamo 50 Stile eased to a 4-0 win over Connaught United thanks to goals from Ryan Mason, Brad Thacker, Dante Hawthorn and Sunny Singh.
Castlecroft and 2-2 KT Rangers drew 2-2 while RG FC went down 3-2 at home to Barley Mow Wanderers.
In Division One, leaders Codsall Legion Sundats edged out Warstones Wanderers Sunday 3-2.
Codsall’s goals came from Jac Corns, Zac Horrobin and Carlo Franco. Ryan Jones and Dimitri Donimes replied.
Strikes from Sam Lawrence and James Colauto, plus an own goal saw Essington WMC to a 3-0 win at Black Country Fusion.
Dudley United were the biggest winners in Division Three, beating Wolverhampton Athletic 5-1.
Ashley Jones led the way with a hat-trick. Josh Wright and Jack Brown added the other goals.
Goals from Jim Giles and Jack Hague saw Tettenhall best Tipton Town 2-1.
Balls to Cancer and Wolverhampton Sports GNST drew 2-2 while AFC Bentlands beat AFC Bradmore 2-0.
Kearan Noorani (two) and Luke Simons found the net as Hill Top Rangers beat Russell Athletic 3-0.
Wanderers hit the goal trail in Division 4 as they bagged an 8-1 success at AFC Perton.
Kyle King and Darnel Humes both struck twice. Zak Furnival, Mathew Williams, Viali Badley and Brandon Parkes completed the rout.
A hat-trick from Kieron Miller helped AFC Wolverhampton Olympic overcome Ashmore 4-3.
Coseley Tavern Athletic crashed 5-0 at home to AFC Red Lion and there was also an away-day triumph for New Pheasant – 4-3 at WV Punjab.
The clash between Woodman Inn and Jubilee Athletic ended goalless while Warstones Wanderers City beat Gornal Stags 2-0.
Division Five table-toppers AFC Willenhall made it seven wins from seven games thanks to a 7-0 win at Tettenhall Athletic.
Toll House Athletic and Wolves Warriors shared six goals and the points.
Yohan Oko (two) and Cameron Rally scored for Toll House with Owen Gibbons, James Tyree and Kyle Smith replying.
DY United hit six of the best without reply against AJB Wanderers, ECC United beat Raytheon FC 4-0 and Wednesbury Athletic Sunday saw off Down Syndrome Awareness 5-2.