LIVERSEDGE virtually wrapped up promotion from the NPL East Division on Easter Monday, following a hard-fought 1-1 draw at home to neighbours Brighouse Town.

Only the league winners will go up, and title rivals Marske United could only draw 2-2 with Stockton Town.

That means Sedge hold a three-point advantage with one game to go, but crucially, Marske would need a 14-goal swing on the final day to overtake their rivals, even if they won and Jonathan Rimmington's side lost.

The damage was done for Marske on Saturday, when Sedge won there 2-0 in a title showdown.

Gav Allott's first-time effort midway through the first half at Mount Pleasant gave the West Yorkshire side the lead.

And with 10 minutes to go, Oliver Fearon pounced on a defensive error before squaring the ball to Nicky Walker to tap home and ensure the three points.

Adam Wheatley was shown a late red card to compound Marske's misery.

As for the game at Clayborn yesterday, in-form visitors Brighouse put up a good fight in the first half, and despite Sedge shading the chances, it was Vill Powell's men who took the lead.

Moments after Allott missed a sitter at the other end for Sedge, Brig broke away, with Darius Smith turning home a low ball across goal.

Jack Stockdill, Allott and Spencer Harris all failed to convert in a goalmouth scramble late in the first half, while just after the break, Jack Boyle fired wide when he had a good chance to double Brig's lead.

Instead, recently-introduced substitute Fearon equalised for Sedge after an hour, smashing home a loose ball inside the box.

Both sides had their chances towards the end of the contest, Thomas Haigh and Shiraz Khan for the visitors, and Fearon, Ben Atkinson, Joe Walton and Lewis Whitham for the hosts, but neither could get the winner.

Yet that was essentially rendered academic by Marske dropping points too, as Sedge can basically celebrate a second successive promotion with a game to spare.