WARRINGTON Town saw their lead at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division cut to one point last night.

Nearest challengers Farsley Celtic picked up a 2-0 win over struggling Workington on Tuesday in what was their game in hand over Yellows.

Now, it is a straight race to the finish with both sides having nine games remaining.

It is looking increasingly like a two-horse race for the league's only automatic promotion spot although South Shields and Nantwich Town – both of whom trail Town by eight points – will be adamant their title hopes are still alive.

Shields have played one game fewer than Town and Farsley – their game in hand is at home to Marine next Tuesday – while the Dabbers have played one match more and are not in league action again until March 16.

Another factor that could be significant is that all three of Yellows' rivals are still in cup competitions – Farsley are in the Integro League Cup semi-finals while South Shields and Nantwich have reached the last four of the Durham and Cheshire Senior Cup respectively – while Paul Carden's side are free to focus solely on the league.

Here is how the run-in now looks for all four sides:

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