IN-FORM visitors Drighlington survived an Ealandians fightback to triumph 8-4 in the Yorkshire Amateur League Premier Division.

Third-placed Drig led 5-1 by half-time but conceded the next three goals before finishing off their tiring opponents.

Ealandians, who had lost two keepers to injury the previous week, had player-manager Wayne Crossley in goal and took the lead.

However, second-half revival apart, that was the fourth-placed club's high-water mark as Shane Sowden (2), Harvey Booth (2), Mark Beal, James Bradd, Ben Small and Sam Thorpe netted.

Drig, who have now won nine out of ten, are six points behind leaders Leeds Medics & Dentists with three matches in hand.

Much-changed Farsley Celtic, inspired by stand-in striker Joe Firth's energy, ended a run of three straight defeats with a 3-1 home win over Athletico to climb two places to sixth.

Newcomers Jacob Kellett and Ricardo Browne put the Celts in command and although Athletico halved the deficit, John Surtees got the killer third in the 75th minute after a lung-busting run down the right by Said Osman.

Beaten in five of their last six games, Athletico have dropped to seventh in the table.

The prolific Ryan Hartley and reliable Kieran Birdsall pushed Morley Town 2-0 in front in the first half against visitors Leeds Medics & Dentists.

An own goal by Elliott Foster put the leaders back in the hunt but Town held out in a match that was well refereed by Ben Cousen.

In Division One, headers from central defender Conor Halligan in each half sealed the deal 2-0 for Idle at Leeds Medics & Dentists Thirds.

The visitors also had a cast-iron penalty appeal waved away – the referee gave an indirect free-kick outside the box after Aaron Irving had been brought down – but at least kept their first clean sheet of the season.

Idle are now eight points behind leaders Rothwell and seven adrift of Ealandians Reserves, both with four games in hand.

Tyersal, who are seventh, drew 4-4 with second-placed Morley Town Reserves in Division Two, with six of the goals coming in the second half of a contest that was switched to Gain Lane.

Man of the match Alan Morley netted three for Tyersal, with Wayne Wright getting the other goal. Top scorer Ben Howarth (2), James Bastow (penalty) and Ryan Wilks replied, the latter with seven minutes left, but there were so many chances that it could have been 10-10.

Second-placed St Bede's Reserves trailed 4-0 at home to Rothwell Reserves after 20 minutes and never recovered, losing 5-1 in their Division Five clash on a 3G pitch.

Carl Lomax got the goal for Bede's, who are seven points ahead of Rothwell having played four games more.