A shock merger between Ossett Town and Ossett Albion could receive the go-ahead in time for the 2018/19 season.
Ossett Town members voted in favour of merging with Ossett Albion at a meeting on Wednesday evening.
Ossett Albion, who are privately owned, have been keen on merging the Evo Stik North clubs but could not progress with the proposal unless it was approved by Town members.
A source close to Albion has confirmed that talks between the clubs are now at an advanced stage.
An application will be sent to the Football Association, who will decide if the merger will be allowed to go ahead.
The clubs expect a decision from the FA in mid-March.