HORBURY TOWN lost ground to their rivals in the West Yorkshire Football League Premier Division following a 3-1 defeat away at fourth-placed Pool.
The hosts netted through Nicholas Hewitt, Josh Waite and substitute Jamie Algar.
Horbury’s consolation came via Neil Samardzija.
Town’s next league outing is at home to high-flyers Beeston St Anthony’s (Nov 26, 2pm).
Elsewhere in Division One Howden Clough were the only local side in action, but they slipped into mid-table mediocrity after a 4-3 home defeat to Boroughbridge.
Braces from Mark Burniston and Daniel Clayton, either side of half-time, were enough to clinch all three points for the visitors.
Clough netted courtesy of Andrew Griffiths, Nathan Hallas, and Scott Lightowler.
Howden Clough travel to Huddersfield Amateur for their next outing (Sat, 2pm) knowing a win would take them above their opponents in the Division One standings.
In-form Hartshead, who didn’t have a game last weekend, will have another week off ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Amateur on November 26 (2pm).
Thornhill, who had lost eight from eight in Division One this season, have withdrawn from the league.