LIVERSEDGE missed a chance to close in on the top two in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division when they met a stubborn AFC Mansfield at a cold and windy Clayborn.

Fourth-placed Sedge were hoping for a home win against the third from bottom Bulls but their visitors defended well and almost pulled off a shock win. Mansfield took a late lead through Ross Dugan but Mark Simpson’s strike in the penultimate minute ensured Sedge bagged a point in a 1-1 draw.

Jonathan Rimmington’s side could have been within a point of top spot as leaders Staveley MW travelled to second placed Penistone Church but the Trojans beat Church 3-1 to move three points clear and they now have a five-point cushion over Sedge.

ECCLESHILL UNITED remain in tenth spot after a 3-1 comeback victory away at Maltby Main. The home side snatched an 11th-minute lead through Bradley Morton and it took the Eagles over an hour to register their first goal.

Tabish Hussain equalised and Nicky Boshell put them in front six minutes later from the penalty spot. The visitors were awarded a second penalty but Maltby keeper Jim Pollard saved that one, but Pollard was beaten again as Aran Basi completed the scoring with a free-kick.

THACKLEY remain just behind the Eagles on goal difference only as they came out on top in a seven-goal thriller to win 4-3 at home to Hemsworth MW.

The sixth-placed visitors trailed 3-1 at the break after Dan Broadbent had opened the scoring in the third minute and Albert Ibrahimi had bagged a first-half brace.

Nicky Paylor had pegged a goal back and when Nash Connelly netted for the Wells early in the second half, the match was back in the balance.

However, the Dennyboys restored their two-goal lead with a late strike from Jack Normanton only for the visitors’ Steve Jeff to make it a nail-biting finish but Thackley held on.

SILSDEN earned a point from a 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Yorkshire Amateur thanks to a late strike from Chris Wademan. After a goalless first half, the Ammers had edged in front through Roy Fogarty but Wademan struck with less than six minutes remaining.

ALBION SPORTS had a host of chances but ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 score-line at Garforth Town. The Miners took the lead in the sixth minute, Sean Hunter on target in his 100th appearance, but Albion’s skipper Matt Nebard hit back in the 17th minute.

The Miners leapfrogged Maltby to go into eighth place after Jack Lazenby netted late in the second half.

Campion heaped more misery on basement boys East Hull in Division One after a 10-0 win sent the east coast side’s goal difference very close to three figures.

Mohammad Qasim claimed a first-half hat-trick and Ben Bodle bagged a brace with Andy McCreadie and Aidan Kirby also on the score sheet as the home side hit seven before the break.

Luke Harrop made it eight soon after the hour mark and Danny Facey weighed in with a late brace. East Hull have picked up just one point from their 23 league starts and now have a goal difference of minus 97.

Meanwhile, Campion remain fifth in the table.