STEETON are still bottom in Division One North of the North West Counties League but they are still fighting after a 5-1 home win over fellow strugglers St Helens Town.

The Chevrons had a lightning start and were 2-0 up inside ten minutes with early goals from Alistair Morgan and Luke Baldwin. George Beaumont added a third late in the first half but St Helens pulled a goal back before the break through Morgan Onuh.

But Baldwin went on to get his brace and Kayle Price added Steeton’s fifth in stoppage time.

Farsley Celtic are clinging onto their place in the play-offs in the Vanarama National North after a second defeat on the spin.

The Celts were beaten 1-0 at former Guiseley boss Paul Cox’s struggling Kettering Town. Cox has completely reversed the fortunes of the Poppies since he took over the hot seat and they climbed further clear of the bottom two with a deserved home win in an all-action encounter.

Kettering lost a player to injury after just four minutes as Ben Milnes limped off but his replacement Michael Richens settled in no time and scored the only goal of the game with a nice finish in the 19th minute.

Farsley looked out of sorts but they were awarded a penalty after Tyler Walton was fouled but Poppies’ keeper Paul White saved Will Hayhurst’s spot kick. Just two minutes later the home side were awarded a penalty but Brett Solkhorn’s effort struck the post.

Home forward Daniel Nti was shown a yellow card after a collision with Celts keeper Kyle Trenerry and, after treatment he was stretchered off, Elliott Wynne coming off the bench to replace him.

Celts boss Adam Lakeland said: “We were miles off it in the first half, we made too many errors, lost individual battles all over the pitch and didn’t get to grips with their shape.

“Time will tell how bad Kyle is. He’s gone for an x-ray and when you see a player stretchered off it never looks good, it looks like he’ll be missing for a period of time.”

Brighouse lost more ground in their quest to break into the play-off places in the BetVictor North West as they lost 3-1 at Marske United despite the home side playing with ten men for more than half an hour.

The Seasiders had Lewis Maloney sent off in the 57th minute with the game poised at 1-1. After a goalless first half the home side took the lead through Kevin Burgess but Josh Grant had equalised.

After the dismissal Louis Johnson put Marske back in front and they cemented their win when Andrew Stephenson added their third with a little over five minutes remaining.