Scarborough Athletic boosted their Evo-Stik Division One North automatic promotion hopes with a comfortable 4-0 home victory over Brighouse Town.

Michael Coulson was at the double as the Seadogs ran riot against their lowly opposition.

He opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a neat turn and shot which was placed into the corner before netting a penalty just after the hour mark.

Further gloss was added in the last ten minutes after late goals from James Walshaw and substitute Jorome Slew.

The win moves Scarborough into second place, one point above Hyde United. It looks to be a straight fight between the two for the last automatic promotion spot.

They face play-off chasing Colwyn Bay away from home tomorrow night.

Harrogate Railway Athletic secured a valuable point in their basement battle in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Any celebrations over their 0-0 draw with Albion Sports were shortlived though, as news filtered through that their relegation rivals Hall Road Rangers had won 3-0.

That result leaves Harrogate in severe danger as they have now slipped into the drop zone.

Although they are level on points with Rangers, their opponents have a far superior goal difference and four games in hand.

Harrogate take on Maltby Main tonight and they will be hoping to draw inspiration from the fact that five of their remaining seven league games come on home turf.

Pickering Town are riding high at the other end of the table but they were left disappointed as their game at Barton Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

However, they would have been overjoyed to see promotion rivals Pontefract Collieries slip to their second defeat in succession, as they went down 1-0 to Penistone Church.

The result means that Pickering remain just two points behind Pontefract, who still have two games in hand over them.

Pickering take on Athersley Recreation at home tonight, hoping to move into the second automatic promotion spot.

Selby Town look primed to make a late run into the play-offs in Division One but they were halted by the weather on Saturday as their game against Swallownest was called off.

An awful run in March saw them go five games without a win but a gutsy 3-2 comeback victory over East Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend has put them back on track.

Their next league game comes on Wednesday, as they face a tricky home tie against promotion-chasing Grimsby Borough.

However, before that clash comes a mouth-watering cup tie tomorrow. They take on Farsley Celtic in the West Riding County Cup Final, looking to secure some silverware.