1874 Northwich have avoided leaving themselves with a potential relegation play-offs scrap on the final weekend of the season.

The superb 4-3 home win today against promotion chasers Workington puts them four places clear of play-offs candidates Widnes, who they visit in their last game of the Northern Premier League West campaign next Saturday.

1874 could still end the season anywhere from ninth to 16th place, depending on results next weekend.

They fell behind early against Workington but did not allow it to unsettle them.

Scott Allison put the visitors ahead in the 11th minute, but strikes from Matty Fenton (32) and Jack Irlam (34) turned the tide.

The Cumbrians got back on level terms just before the break through Reuben Jerome but Joe Woolley (52) restored 1874's lead.

Jack Irlam (82) gave 1874 some breathing space at 4-2 but Allison's second effort with a minute remaining in regular time brought about a nervy ending at Townfield.

Meanwhile, Northwich Victoria completed their home campaign with a 3-1 home success against relegated Ashton Athletic in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

Matt Dudley put his side in front after 24 minutes but that was wiped out by Jack Smith's 38th-minute response.

The Trickies secured the three points though with goals from Luke Sephton (52mins) and Kuda Chingwaro (73).

Vics will finish the season in fourth or fifth place, depending on Bury's results.

Their campaign will conclude at Burscough next Saturday.

Winsford United signed off their home season with a 3-0 triumph against Barnoldswick Town.

All three goals came in the second half courtesy of Dan Boden (52), Thomas Stanton (70) and Luke Duckworth (90+4).

Blues will finish between 15th and 18th on the ladder after their complete their fixtures at Bury next Saturday.

Barnton's season drew to a close with a 4-0 loss at Stockport Town today.

A familiar name helped to sink The Villagers, with former 1874 Northwich strike Scott McGowan netting the opening two goals in the 16th and 19th minutes.

Daniel McLoughlin (33) and Tobias Green (61) wrapped up the scoring.

Barnton finish the North West Counties League First Division South season in 13th place.