Campion have just about kept the title race alive in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division by winning their top-of-the-table clash 1-0 at home to Emley on Tuesday night.

Emley arrived in Bradford knowing a win would put them nine points clear at the summit, with their hosts only having four more games to play, with the visitors having another six left.

But the Huddersfield side had wobbled at home to Silsden on Saturday, losing 2-1, and this second successive defeat means they have by no means wrapped up the title and the one automatic promotion spot just yet.

Campion’s winner on Tuesday night came courtesy of Patrick Sykes, who headed the ball home after 26 minutes.

Brad Emmerson was the star man thereafter for the Red and Blacks thereafter, making a string of fine saves to ensure a clean sheet, earn the man-of-the-match award and most importantly, keep his side in the title race.

As it stands, second-placed Campion are three points behind Emley, though as mentioned previously, the leaders do have two games in hand on their Bradford rivals.

Only a minor miracle would now prevent Campion from reaching the play-offs, and it looks like Albion Sports will be joining them in that end-of-season shootout.

The Bradford side dominated their clash at rock-bottom Maltby Main on Tuesday, but struggled to score against a side under new management for the first time.

But Albion persisted, and eventually netted the only goal of the game on 62 minutes, courtesy of a glorious Robbie Fox chip.

Silsden still have faint hopes of reaching the play-offs themselves, but their trip to Barton Town was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Finally, Guiseley’s hopes of promotion, also via the play-offs, were boosted by a 2-1 win at Whitby Town on Tuesday night.

Lions striker Gabriel Johnson had already turned home Liam Tongue’s corner from close range early on before Josef Wheatley was given a straight red card for the hosts following an off the ball incident.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gabriel Johnson (on the ball) scored Guiseley's first goal in their nervy win at Whitby Town on Tuesday night.Gabriel Johnson (on the ball) scored Guiseley's first goal in their nervy win at Whitby Town on Tuesday night. (Image: Alex Daniel.)

A superb 25-yard volley from Tongue doubled Guiseley’s advantage midway through the second half, but Jacob Gratton quickly halved the deficit with a penalty.

Two late yellow cards for Ollie Brown made it 10 versus 10, and only a wonder save from Oli Battersby at the death preserved all three points for Guiseley.