LIVERSEDGE continued their remarkable start to the season with a convincing 4-2 victory over Stockton Town.

Nicky Walker bagged a brace to award the spoils to the hosts who now top the Northern Premier League Division One East table by six points.

Following a dominant opening 30 minutes, the home side broke the deadlock with two quickfire strikes from Kurt Harris and Gavin Allott. Mikey Roberts immediately halved the deficit post half time before Walker netted his first on the hour mark. A few deflections on Kevin Hayes' effort made things interesting in the last 20 minutes. However, Walker put the game beyond doubt in injury time, smashing into the open net following Joe Walton's smart play. Sedge have only failed to pick up three points on one occasion out of 12 games, a 1-1 draw at Hebburn Town last month.

Elsewhere, in that league, Brighouse Town played out a 1-1 draw with Worksop Town. Laurence Sorhaindo gave Brig a first half lead before Ben Turner equalised for the visitors.

Eccleshill United booked their place in the second round of the FA Vase thanks to an enthralling 5-2 win against Heaton Stannington. Andy Cooper got the Eagles off to the best possible start by scoring a penalty in the third minute. Soon after Stannington were level through a close range header beating the Eccy keeper. Ellis Wade's thunderbolt kickstarted a remarkable end to the first period. Luke Aldrich struck to make it 3-1 as the goals poured in. Each side netted before the break in a crazy final five minutes. Aiden Day was on the scoresheet from a move which started from the visitors' kick off following a Heaton second. Zackary Sangster's 72nd minute strike ensured it was United in the hat for the next round.

Eccleshill's Northern Counties East Premier Division rivals faired poorly in league action.

First half strikes from William Norcross, Gareth Curtis and Ryan Ingram condemned Thackley to a 3-0 defeat away at Sherwood Colliery.

Albion Sports' struggles continued too. AFC Mansfield's Ewan Catt's sole effort now means that's five league losses on the bounce.

As for the other teams in the district, it was Steeton who enjoyed success.

Goals from Toby Jeffrey and Kayle Price gave Roy Mason's men a handy advantage going into the break at sixth-placed Chadderton. Jahro Parchment headed home after the break to seal a quality North West Counties League First Division North victory for the Chevrons.

Unfortunately for Silsden, their hosting of Penistone Church was abandoned on the 25th minute mark following a serious head injury. The score was 1-1 at the time.