Albion Sports were crowned champions of Baris Northern Counties East League Division One with a game to spare after the leaders marched to a 5-0 away win, while second placed Athersley Recreation lost 1-0 at home to fourth-placed Pontefract Collieries.

Danny Facey, Karl Hall and Graham Sides were all on target for Albion in the first half.

Hall and Kayden Jackson, who leaves to join Swindon Town at the end of the season, scored in the second half and, even though Hall failed from the penalty spot, Albion were still in celebratory mood.

Boss Kulwinder Sandhu said: “We are absolutely over the moon. We needed four points before the game but with the other result it means we have won the league. Everyone has worked so hard.”

Rivals Eccleshill United played out a 1-1 draw in their penultimate game of the season.

Dougie Stevenson gave them a 15th-minute lead in a first half they dominated and created chances through excellent passing football. Hallam earned a draw after Aaron Moxon hit a leveller just after the hour.

In the top tier, Brighouse Town need a win from their final game to be sure of runners-up spot after edging a seven-goal thriller at Tadcaster Albion.

Town took an early lead through Tom Matthews but were pegged back before a second Mathews strike and a goal from Luke Gibson put them 3-1 up.

It was a Steve Jeff penalty that had briefly brought Taddy level and the same player cut the visitors’ lead with a second spot-kick just before the break.

Just before the hour, Kyle Hawthorne netted an equaliser but Ryan Hall won it for Town nine minutes from time.

Town’s Premier Division neighbours Liversedge and Thackley both tasted victory.

Liversedge hosted Nostell MW and took all three points with a 3-0 win. After a goalless first half, Gibril Bojang opened the scoring and Danny Toronczak added a late double.

Thackley were on the road but also earned a maximum after Mark Bett netted either side of the break.

* There was good news for Silsden as they secured their status in the top flight of the North West Counties League Premier Division with a 2-1 home victory over fellow strugglers Alsager Town.

The Cobbydalers had to come from a goal down, however, to finally banish the lingering threat of relegation.

Carl McCurrie had given Alsager a third-minute lead but James Gill levelled midway through the first half and veteran defender Michael Rosser clinched safety with the match-winning goal.