THE eagerly anticipated derby between Liversedge and Thackley in the Northern Counties East Premier Division disappointed as it was far from the blood and thunder clash that was expected.

It was a drab and dour struggle at Clayborn which was edged by the home side courtesy of Mason O’Mally’s 77th minute strike.

The game lacked spark and always looked as though one goal would settle it with O’Mally finally beating Dennyboys’ keeper Luke Wilson late in the second half.

The result sees Jonathan Rimmington’s Sedge pull six points clear of their neighbours and also means they are mathematically safe with six games of the season remaining.

Pat McGuire’s team are also safe after the bottom two exchanged places. Goole AFC beat fellow drop-zone dwellers Harrogate Railway Athletic 5-1 to leapfrog the Rail.

It was a bad day at the office for Sean Regan and his Eccleshill United side as the Eagles were downed by the Swans. Eccleshill lost 2-0 at Barton Town with the home side scoring in each half.

The Swans took a second minute lead when Will Waudby scored following a breakaway after the Eagles had won a corner.

Matt Plummer wrapped up the scoring with a back post header from a 65th minute corner and Barton were good value for their win.

It was a bad day for Campion. The destiny of the Division One title is out of their hands for the first time in months after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Winterton Rangers.

The Red and Blacks were three points behind leaders Grimsby Borough with two games in hand.

They still have the games in hand but now trail by six points after Grimsby romped to a 5-0 home win over sixth-placed Worsbrough Bridge Athletic. They also have a far superior goal difference.

Oliver Fisher-Powell grabbed Winterton’s winner soon after the hour mark in a tight game, but Campion ended with ten men after a late red card which led to a fracas.