Brighouse TOWN are promoted from Kool Sport NCE League Division One after a 2-1 home win over mid-table Rossington Main in their final game of the season.

Town have guaranteed they cannot finish outside the top two after yesterday’s win kept them above Leeds Carnegie.

They could yet finish as champions but third-placed Tadcaster Albion would have to lose their game in hand for that to happen.

Either way, Brighouse boss Mark Brier is delighted and said: “We are promoted and it’s as simple as that. That is a fantastic end to the campaign and one we will settle for because the lads have earned it.

“I’m very proud of them and the run they have made to make it happen. We didn’t brag about it during the run-in because we didn’t want to tempt fate but now its done we can look back on the last 17 games and we won 15 of them, which was some effort.”

Town started with a nervous edge and stumbled through the first 20 minutes.

Once Lee Burgess headed in a 54th-minute free-kick that was flicked on by Ben Charlesworth, the home side should have been set to kick on.

But they gave a soft goal away as Michael MacDonald scored and had to up their game once again before a cushioned header by Lee Malcher gave substitute Danny Davidson the chance to volley in the late winner.

Town will be joining neighbours Thackley and Liversedge in the Premier Division next term.

Any slender hopes THACKLEY had of winning promotion to the UniBond League were extinguished by defeat at Parkgate in their final game of the campaign.

The Dennyboys had a mathematical chance of claiming the runners-up spot before their 3-2 reverse.

William Senior opened the scoring for Parkgate in the eighth minute with the only goal of the first half and Jason Tee added for the home side before Matt Mathers pegged one back.

The home side went into a 3-1 lead thanks to a Ryan Johnson strike, with Shaun Airey pulling one back for the Dennyboys six minutes from time.

LIVERSEDGE returned from Long Eaton United with maximum points from a 2-1 win despite going a goal behind early on.

A miskicked clearance by Sedge keeper Karl Dean saw Martin Bowles stroke the ball into an unguarded net.

But a punched clearance by the home keeper was headed in by Jamie Wasley and Ben Hardy rifled in the second goal as Sedge mounted a first-half comeback.

Sean Regan’s men still have two gruelling away fixtures to go – and Silsden also have fixtures remaining in their Vodkat League Premier Division campaign.

But they drew a line under their home fixtures and tenancy at Cougar Park with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Winsford United.

After a goalless first half, Andrew Kinsey floated a shot over veteran keeper Martin Foulger to give the Cheshire side the lead.

The Cobbydalers hit back strongly in the last 13 minutes, Scott Hanson heading the equaliser after Jordan Barker delivered a corner and a challenge from substitute Michael Rosser created uncertainty.

With the minutes ticking away, Rosser crossed for Daniel Riley and the ball flew in off one of the two defenders on his shoulder.

It was fitting that Rosser came off the bench to join keeper Foulger as the pair of them were the only remaining players from Silsden’s first game at Keighley Cougars’ ground five years ago.