STORTHES HALL and Bay Athletic, Huddersfield's leading duo in the West Riding County Amateur League, contested a 1-1 draw.
And Hall boss Robbie Field described the derby clash as, "a fine advert for the league!"
Both teams played their part in a pulsating match with play switching from end to end.
Hall had a two-point lead on second-placed Bay but by the end of the match, Bradford-based Tyersal had pushed defending champions Bay back to third, after their 2-0 win against Lower Hopton.
Hall started quickly and were rewarded with a great goal on 11 minutes.
Andy Haigh's threaded pass allowed Matt Muvilhill to sprint through, hold off a defender and tuck the ball past advancing Bay goalkeeper Graham McLachlan.
Kitson Gayle, who has recently had trials with AFC Emley, went close to equalising for Bay but his header from a corner was cleared off the line and Liam Garside in the home goal pushed Paul Pyke's driven follow-up around a post.
At the other end Mulvihill met Michael Tunnacliffe's inswinging free-kick but his glancing header flashed inches past the far post.
Then a poor back header by Frenchman Thomas Tartaglia let in Matt Poulain and only a last-ditch tackle by Daz Norcliffe prevented a goal.
Bay were dangerous at corners and with five minutes left in the half Barry Howe rose to meet Steve Perrin's corner and head home.
The second half continued in the same vein with both teams committed to attack.
On 67 minutes a poor clearance out of defence left Bay keeper McLachlan stranded and when Mulvihill fed Poulain, the goal gaped invitingly, but there was no power in the shot and McLachlan got back to save.
Bay began to exert pressure and only some fine last-ditch defending by Lee Mozley and Dion Smith denied Bay.
On 72 minutes Hall won a corner and Chris Margis met the ball at the near post but his header flashed wide.
Bay finished strongly and a fine last ditch block by Mozley prevented Gayle bagging a winner.
Then in time added on Garside pulled out a top drawer save, getting down instinctively to tip John Buckley's goalbound effort on to a post and out to safety.
Elsewhere, a Danny Senior first half strike for Golcar United was not enough to secure a fifth League win when they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw against Brighouse Town with Karl Cochrane equalising for the hosts.
United's second string, however, thumped Ovenden 4-1 at Longfield Avenue with goals from James Burn (2), Adam Turner and Chris Green.
United remain in second place in the Reserve Division, five points behind leaders Farnley - who beat Bay's second team 2-1 - but have a game in hand.
McKinley Taylor put Bay in front at half time but Glynn Tular replied for Farnley with a second-half brace.