BACUP and Rossendale Borough’s survival mission impossible is fast becoming a reality after Brent Peters’ side secured their third win in their last six games.

The most recent on Saturday came when Borough edged a seven goal thriller at home to Runcorn Town.

Daniel Holt gave the hosts the lead inside the first minute before Dom Marie doubled the advantage on 32 minutes.

Holt was on target again four minutes later and when Marie made it four shortly after the break the points seemed secure.

But the visitors rallied and Paul Shanley netted twice in five minutes to cut the deficit.

Kristan Bell then netted a late third for Runcorn but it was too little too late and Bacup hung on to move within three points of safety.

Barnoldswick Town remain in relegation trouble after losing 5-1 at home to Runcorn Linnets.

Thomas Henderson gave Barlick the lead on 62 minutes.

But Runcorn levelled two minutes later thorough Matt Cross and Matthew Atherton put the visitors in front on 70 minutes. Two goals from Freddie Potter took the game away from the home side and Francis Smith sealed the points in stoppage time.

The result leaves Barlick in the drop zone on goal difference.

In-form Colne collected another three points to make it eight league wins on the spin with a 4-1 away success at 1874 Northwich.

Spencer Jordan gave the visitors the lead in the final minute of the first half and Danny Boyle gave the Reds breathing space just before the hour.

Boyle added a third from the spot with quarter of an hour to go but Daniel Thomas kept the home side in the game with a 77th minute strike.

But Colne secured the win in the last minute when Edward Cockett made it four to leave Steve Cunningham’s side in fifth.

They can earn their ninth straight victory when Runcorn Town visit tonight.

Nelson almost secured a surprise three points at home to Glossop North End only to be hit by a late sucker punch.

Peter Wright gave the Admirals a first half lead and that looked to be enough for the three points only for Jason Carey to level with six minutes remaining. And there was still time for Donald Young to net a late winner.