LIVERSEDGE moved up one place to third in the Premier Division of the Northern Counties East League and they remain within two points of leaders Penistone Church after a 4-2 win at Knaresborough Town.

Sedge suffered an early blow as a sixth-minute free-kick from Jack Carr curled straight in but they hit back with a rapid fire treble. Joe Walton equalised midway through the first half before Joe Kenny put them in front and Walton bagged his brace as the visitors netted three times in five minutes.

Knaresborough cut the deficit before half-time from the penalty spot as Dan Thirkell fired a 38th-minute spot kick past Sedge keeper Gary Stevens.

After five goals in the first half there was just the one in the second period, Alfie Raw netting after racing through and having just the keeper to beat.

Penistone stayed at the summit after a 3-1 win at Albion Sports. Ryan Johnson put Church in front after just 11 minutes and they took that slender lead into the break.

There was a rush of goals midway through the second half as Ashley Ellis and Nathan Keightley both scored for the visitors before Albion skipper Sam Pashley netted a consolation strike.

Eccleshill United moved back into the top half of the table with a 2-1 home win over basement boys Athersley Recreation.

Antony Brown scored a first-half brace but the Penguins made it a nervous final quarter hour after they pulled a goal back through Shane Kelsey.

Thackley remain between Liversedge and Eccleshill in the table as they stayed ahead of the Eagles despite a 4-2 defeat at Grimsby Borough.

The home side had a first half lead after Josh Sunter’s early strike, and they doubled it through Lewis Bemrose minutes into the second half.

The Dennyboys got a foothold with an excellent shot from Jack Normanton but Adam Drury added Grimsby’s third before they were reduced to nine men.

James Dean-Atkinson picked up a straight red card in the 68th minute and ten minutes later Harry Burke was shown a second yellow card.

Thackley substitute Ben Grech-Brooksbank made it 3-2 into stoppage time but in the fourth minute of time added on Grimsby skipper Jack Debnam restored the home side’s two-goal cushion.

It was a bad day for Silsden as they went down 3-0 at Garforth Town. The Miners didn’t break the Cobbydalers down until just before the half hour, Sam Barker on target, but late in the half they added two more.

Charlie Marshall doubled the home side’s lead minutes before Sam Leach wrapped up the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Campion moved up one place to third in Division One as they kept their promotion push on track with a 4-2 win at home against mid-table Hall Road Rangers.

Aidan Kirby broke the deadlock early and Leon Hurles-Brook soon added but Rangers hit back through Callum Stone and they could have been level at the break after the visitors were awarded a penalty but Dec Lambton pulled off a great save.

Campion looked to be cruising after Kirby netted when they were awarded a penalty but Rangers’ substitute Kallum Findley cut the gap to just one goal with seven minutes remaining. However, Kirby claimed his hat-trick with a second spot kick after substitute Danny Facey had been fouled in the area.