It has been a bad week for both Brighouse Town and Guiseley.

The latter’s challenge for the Northern Premier League Premier Division play-offs finally ended last night, as they lost their penultimate game 4-2 at home to Worksop Town.

And Brighouse are in dire straits in the NPL East Division, needing a final-day victory to stay up, all while other results go in their favour.

Guiseley completely flopped in what was a must win midweek match-up at Nethermoor.

They were still in the game at half-time, only 1-0 down, but completely fell apart in conceding three second-half goals in 12 minutes.

Late goals from Guiseley duo Tom Pratt and Callum Chippendale at least gave the scoreline a more respectable look for the hosts.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tom Pratt (7) scored a late goal last night, but it was little for he or his Guiseley team-mates to shout about.Tom Pratt (7) scored a late goal last night, but it was little for he or his Guiseley team-mates to shout about. (Image: Alex Daniel.)

As for Brighouse, they were desperate for mid-table neighbours Liversedge to do them a favour at home to Grantham Town on Monday night.

Grantham knew an away win would take them out of the relegation zone and while they were sweating when Sedge took a first-half lead through Eddie Church, they hit back after the break to win 2-1.

If Grantham win tonight in their penultimate game of the season, they will be safe, but survival will still be in their hands on Saturday’s final day regardless.

Brighouse, who are a point behind Grantham and two behind Bridlington Town, but with a comfortably worse goal difference than both, have to win on the final day at home to Carlton Town to stay up.

Not only that, Grantham cannot win either of their last two games, or draw both, and Bridlington must lose, otherwise it does not matter what Brighouse do against Carlton.

Elsewhere in non-league, Silsden rounded off their Northern Counties East League Premier Division campaign last night with a 2-1 defeat at Barton Town.

They will finish the season in ninth if Knaresborough Town lose their final league game on Saturday, or 10th if the North Yorkshire side draw or win.

Silsden’s focus turns to the cup now, as they travel to face Parkgate in the pair’s NCEL League Cup quarter-final on Saturday.