LIVERSEDGE lost ground on the leading sides at the top of the table when they were held to a draw (3-3) by bottom side Athersley Recreation last weekend.
They had to come back from behind twice to level before Oliver Fearon put them in front for the first time.
However, the home side equalised with nine minutes to go to leave Sedge, who have now won only one of their six games in all competitions, disappointed.
Kane Swinburn gave the Barnsley outfit, who went into the game adrift at the foot of the table with only four points, the lead after 18 minutes.
It was only with five minutes to go before half-time that Liversedge found a response as Billy Mole netted for the first time since joining the club from Nostell Miners Welfare last month.
Swinburn found the target for the second time 10 minutes into the second half, but Sedge skipper Tom Jackson squared the game up again seven minutes later.
The turnaround looked to be complete when striker Fearon scored for the third match running, getting onto a loose ball in the box to finish.
But Athersley had other ideas and Jack Shepperd responded to take a point.
A clash at Clayborn with Yorkshire Amateur on Tuesday night had to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, so Liversedge next host Thackley tomorrow (Saturday, kick-off 3pm).
They are still only three points outside the automatic promotion places in sixth, while Thackley go into the weekend in 12th place in the table.