BRADFORD Park Avenue have their fate back in their own hands after last night’s result in the Vanarama National North.

Mark Bower’s men have been chasing a place in the play-offs and climbed back into the top seven last Saturday with a 3-1 home victory over second-placed Harrogate Town.

Both Chorley and Spennymoor Town had games in hand on Bradford and, while the Lancashire-based Magpies pulled clear, Spenny stalled.

The north-east club hosted basement outfit North Ferriby United last night and a 1-1 draw sees them going into tomorrow’s final round of games behind Park Avenue on goal difference.

Avenue are away at fourth-placed Kidderminster Harriers tomorrow and they now know that if they better Spennymoor’s result, they will be contesting the end of season extras.

Spenny host Kevin Davies’ Southport, who are safe in 15th place with nothing to play for other than integrity.

Elsewhere last night’s results in the Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One saw Eccleshill United drop out of the automatic promotion places.

The Eagles had reclaimed second spot with a 9-0 thrashing of FC Bolsover the previous evening but Yorkshire Amateur displaced them after a 6-1 home win over East Yorkshire Carnegie.

The Eagles host the Ammers in their final fixture with just goal difference separating the Bradford club from their Leeds neighbours.

However, that game isn’t until Monday evening and fourth-placed Grimsby Borough could have leapfrogged them both by then as they still have two games remaining.

In the top tier of the NCEL last night, Liversedge banked a hard-earned point from their third midweek game.

Sedge had hosted Hall Road Rangers on Monday, a game that was abandoned in the 78th minute at 3-3 after Sedge player Craig Billington suffered a seizure, they then hosted Staveley MW the following day before travelling to Penistone Church last night.

Before the Staveley game Jonathan Rimmington and his men had received the splendid news that Billington had been released from hospital after an overnight stay and was on the road to recovery.

That made the 4-0 win over the Trojans even sweeter and they added another point from their trip to Penistone.

Sedge took a first-half lead through Aaron Fell but were pegged back just after the hour mark when Kieran Ryan netted for the home side.

Albion Sports slipped to a 4-1 home defeat as Curtis Woodhouse’s Bridlington Town left Throstle Nest with all three Premier Division points after a 4-1 victory.

The Seasiders profited from a storming first-half display. Randy Norfolk gave them a seventh minute lead and Jake Day then weighed in with a hat-trick before the interval.

Albion’s beleaguered Lions rescued some pride as they won the second half 1-0 with player coach Asif Hussain netting a trademark 25-yard free-kick.