LIVERSEDGE are joint leaders of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division after an emphatic 10-1 home win over mid-table Handsworth.

Sedge were 3-0 up at the break and went goal crazy in the second half before Jamie Austin blotted their copybook by grabbing a late consolation for the Ambers.

There was a hat-trick for Oliver Fearon while Joe Walton and substitute Mark Simpson both bagged a brace, with Paul Walker, Alfie Raw and an own goal from Alex Varley as Sedge hit double figures.

Sedge, who host Thackley tomorrow night, are second in the table on goal difference - one of three teams on 42 points at the summit, with Staveley Miners Welfare top and Penistone Church third.

Liversedge’s neighbouring rivals in the top tier, Silsden and Albion Sports, both lost and Campion’s bid for promotion from Division One took a hit as they were beaten at home.

Silsden hosted Knaresborough Town and, despite a 2-0 win at the Cobbydale Construction Stadium, with goals in each half from Gregg Anderson and Colin Heath, the North Yorkshire outfit remain immediately below Danny Forrest’s side.

Albion are still above the Cobbydalers on goal difference only after they went down 2-1 at Maltby Main. Jonathan Hill gave the home side a first-half lead and Aaron Moxam doubled it before Luke Aldrich hit back in the last minute.

Campion dropped from third to fourth in Division One after a 3-1 home defeat to eighth-placed Swallownest. The Red and Blacks took the lead through Aidan Kirby but his 16th minute strike was cancelled out by Alex Nightingale’s 28th minute equaliser.

Matt Morton and Jay Evison were on target for the Sheffield-based club as they eased to victory inside the last quarter of the game.