WORKSOP Town are champions of the Northern Counties East Premier Division after a 4-0 victory over Albion Sports at Throstle Nest.

The Tigers will be playing Evo-Stik League football next season, subject to the confirmation of the league allocations.

The victory over Kulwinder Sandhu’s Lions, after a storming first half performance, sent them five points clear with second-placed Penistone Church having just one fixture remaining.

Worksop thought they had taken a third-minute lead but an offside flag curtained their celebrations.

Albion made them wait until the 26th minute but then gifted the Tigers the lead, conceding a penalty that Matt Sykes slammed past home keeper Brad Emerson.

Another offside goal followed before the visitors legitimately doubled their lead, Steve McDonnell slotting past Emerson after the ball deflected into his path. Two minutes later, Andy Lee thundered a superb free-kick in off the underside of the bar.

Albion were then reduced to ten men as Alhassane Keita was shown a straight red card, and soon after it was 4-0 when Sykes bagged his brace with a low shot into the bottom corner.

Liversedge also finished with ten men as Eccleshill United came from a goal down to win their derby 2-1 – ending Sedge’s run of seven consecutive victories in the league and league cup.

The visitors went ahead midway through the first half when Joe Walton converted a corner with a downward header at the far post.

The Eagles almost levelled just before the break but Chris Lever’s effort was cleared off the line as Sedge defended well.

Eccleshill turned the game on its head soon after the hour mark. They were awarded a penalty for a foul on Antony Brown – a decision that saw the visitors’ centre-back Adimar Neves pick up a second yellow card – and Brown slotted home.

Less than two minutes later Sedge’s Aaron Fell slid in and turned the ball past his own keeper as he attempted to cut out a low centre.

Thackley took the lead but then had to come from behind to earn a point from their trip to eighth-placed Handsworth Parramore.

The Dennyboys broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time through Jack Normanton.

The Ambers came out strongly in the second half and were soon on level terms, Leon Howarth netting the equaliser.

Howarth put the home side in front 20 minutes from time but Pat McGuire’s men were not finished and Normanton also completed a brace as he hit an 86th-minute equaliser.

Campion remain second on goal difference in Division One after they came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat visitors Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 3-2.

Sam Corner gave the Briggers a tenth minute lead and Shaun Mundy doubled their advantage on the half hour. Aiden Day hit back six minutes before the break to raise the home side’s spirits.

Campion had to be patient as they weren’t level until the 71st minute, Jason Davis netting the equaliser, and Day struck a last minute winner.

The Red and Blacks could regain top spot on Tuesday but they face a tough test as their game in hand is away at third-placed Hallam.