OSSETT ALBION go into their North East Regional League game at bottom club Harrogate Railway with their survival in the Southern Division once again under threat.
Following their 4-1 defeat at home to second-placed Westella and Willerby, Albion are in a group of five clubs with just five points between them, one of them with two games in hand, and a win for Railway would leave Albion just two points off the bottom.
Against Westella and Willerby there was a determined first-half display when Nikki Swift set up a goal for player of the match Jenna Wraith, taking them into the break just 2-1 down, but the visitors stepped it up in the second half and ran out comfortable winners.
Farsley Celtic, with 10 wins out of 10, remain well clear of Westella and Willerby at the top, but at the other end of the table the final run in looks like being being a right royal battle to avoid the drop if Railway do get the better of Albion on Sunday.
Ossett Town and Battyeford’s desperate relegation battle in the West Riding County League Premier Division shows no sign of getting any easier.
Second-bottom Town’s hopes of getting a much-needed morale boost from their scheduled game at home to fellow strugglers Brayton Belles were dashed last week when the game was postponed and next up is a visit to third-placed Hepworth United.
Meanwhile Battyeford’s game against Hemsworth was also postponed and this week they go to clear leaders Leeds Medics and Dentists.
In Division Two Dewsbury Rangers dropped to fourth when their game at home to Ossett Town reserves was postponed, but they still have games in hand on the top two and a home game with Silsden Development could see them snatch the win that would keep them in the promotion race.
Ossett Town’s reserve side, like their first team, are more concerned with avoiding relegation but a visit to joint leaders Leeds City this week is unlikely to bring them much reward.
Third-placed Lower Hopton should get the better of Durkar Devils in their Division Three clash this week but a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Ilkley Town in their last outing looks to have put paid to any promotion hopes.