OTLEY Town remain right in the thick of a brilliant title battle in Division One of the West Yorkshire League.

Just four points currently separate the top six, though with top-two Littletown and Oxenhope Recreation having a game at least one game in hand over the quartet below them, the pair remain favourites to be duelling it out to finish in top spot.

Saturday’s home clash with Wetherby Athletic was Otley’s 15th league game of the season, more than anyone else in the top half.

Wetherby, eighth in the 14-team league, were also in action for the 15th time, having won five and drawn four of their previous 14 games.

They also held a highly respectable goal difference of +6, but that took a hit over the weekend, as Otley produced a superb display.

The home defence was as solid as a rock, with Fletcher Paley keeping a clean sheet between the sticks, while Bradley Longhorn was the hero at the other end as he netted twice.

Town’s other goals came courtesy of Josh Sheffield and Alex Yates.

Otley have now won seven and drawn four of their 15 league games so far this season, and they face a huge game this Saturday, when they travel to title rivals Kirk Deighton Rangers, who currently sit sixth.

The pair's second teams face off in the West Yorkshire League Trophy later this month, but with Otley's firsts bundled out of the West Yorkshire League Cup way back in October by Altofts, they are free to fully concentrate on promotion to the top flight.