LIVERSEDGE scraped into the last 32 of the FA Vase after a tense victory on penalties at Sunderland Ryhope CW following a goalless draw.

It was a tight first half, with neither side able to create a clearcut chance.

Sedge felt they should have had a penalty 10 minutes into the second half, after a determined charge into the box, but the referee waved the vociferous appeals away.

James Ellis had a couple of good opportunities for Ryhope, but one was well saved by Jordan Porter in the Sedge goal, while he fired the other just wide.

The visitors had another penalty appeal with just a couple of minutes to go, but the referee turned that down and awarded a corner instead.

With no extra-time, the game went straight to a shootout. Despite the hosts taking an early 2-0 lead in that, Sedge fought back and edged it 4-3.

They have been drawn away to Hebburn Town in the last 32. That game is due to take place on January 9.

The Northern Counties East League was back this weekend after a lengthy absence, and in the Premier Division, Thackley were involved in arguably the game of the day, a 3-3 draw at Maltby Main.

On 31 minutes, Morgan McCusker-Butcher won a tackle and the ball broke free to Ben Grech-Brooksbank in the box, who slotted Thackley in front.

Maltby equalised quickly through Bailey Hobson, but Luke Robinson's flying header put the visitors 2-1 up just before half-time.

Things got even better for the Dennyboys, when they won a penalty two minutes into the second half and Grech-Brooksbank tucked it away.

Thackley's Paul Whiteley cleared one off the line just after the hour mark, but a knockdown saw Jonathan Hill pull one back for Maltby with 20 minutes left.

A deflected clearance put Jamie Austin in to equalise on 76 minutes, but Thackley nearly won it late on, with Asa Mitchell coming agonisingly close twice in injury time.

Three goals meant three points for Albion Sports, who picked up an excellent 3-1 win at Staveley Miners Welfare.

Kieran Suddards put the visitors in front early on, but Myron Gibbons equalised with 10 minutes left.

Suddards replied immediately to put Albion back ahead, before Danny Facey finished the game off with two minutes left.

Chris Wademan put Silsden in front right on the half-time whistle at Goole, but the hosts made it 1-1 through Joshua Schofield with 20 minutes to go.

And there was late heartache for the Cobbydalers, as Joseph O'Neil won it for the home side in the 89th minute.

Eccleshill drew 1-1 in a friendly with Ossett United, thanks to a Talent Ndlovu penalty, while Campion were knocked off top spot in Division One of the NCEL by Emley, after their game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Danny Racchi fired Brighouse Town in front early on at home to Workington in the Northern Premier League North West Division, but the visitors turned things around, and were in front by the hour mark.

But Javelle Clarke popped up to poke home a 95th minute corner and salvage Brig a vital point in a 2-2 draw.

Finally, Steeton romped to a brilliant 3-0 win at Pilkington in the North West Counties League First Division North.

A Ben Wignall strike in the 54th minute was sandwiched by superb long-range efforts from Luke Baldwin and James Wolfenden.