6:40pm Thursday 24th April 2014
By Ian Whiting
Farsley will be on the outside looking in on the final day of the Evo-Stik Division One North regular season.
They will be sidelined with a dead rubber at Mossley, while Ramsbottom United and Lancaster City battle it out for the last remaining play-off place.
Farsley’s push for promotion ran out of steam in their penultimate fixture. A tame draw at home to neighbours Harrogate Railway Athletic last Monday left Neil Parsley’s men four points off the play off places as they head to 15th-placed Mossley.
There was no pain for Brighouse Town as they wrapped up the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division title with two games to go. Paul Quinn’s men are now set to join Farsley in the higher division next season.
However, they still have something to play for on the last day of the season as they could break the 100-point barrier.
A win at Bridlington Town, who won 1-0 at Brighouse last Monday, would avenge that result and take Quinn’s side to 101 points for the season.
Albion Sports’ last game is at home to Athersley Recreation - the clubs came up last season as champions and runners-up respectively of Division One.
Sports are a creditable seventh in the higher tier and only need to avoid defeat to stay above their rivals, who are ninth.
It has been a tough end to the season for Liversedge and, following three consecutive derbies, they host second-placed Tadcaster Albion on the final day.
Also in the same division, Thackley journey to Parkgate for a mid-table clash. The Dennyboys and caretaker-manager Andy Patterson are yet to decide the way forward after Lee Clapham’s departure.
Eccleshill United need a victory from their final league game, at home to Hall Road Rangers, in order to hold onto fourth place in Division One and the place in next season’s FA Cup that comes with it.
The Eagles will be high on confidence following their midweek League Cup semi-final win. Their 4-3 victory at Heanor Town put Eccleshill into their second cup final at Valley Parade this term (more on that in Saturday's T&A).
Silsden’s North West Counties League Premier Division campaign comes to an end with a home game against West Didsbury & Chorlton.
The Cobbydalers hauled themselves up to 15th spot with a derby victory over Barnoldswick Town on Monday but will be looking for one more win to send their supporters into the close season with increased expectations.
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