Navigation shock unbeaten leaders

Issue 413

Heavy Woollen Gate Premier Division leaders Towngate suffered their first defeat of the season as they were shocked 32 at fifthplaced Navigation.

In a thrilling game, Liam Hanson (two) and Scott Hargreaves fired Navigation into a 30 lead, but Scott Ryans brace made the closing stages frantic, but Navigation eventually held out to claim the points.

Towngate are level on top with Littletown, who had their game with Babes in the Wood postponed due to frozen pitch.

Thornhill Lees had a Nathan Kemp double to thank as they won 20 at New Scarborough.

Lees remain in fourth place. All the other games in the Premier Division were postponed due to the icy conditions.

Division One leaders Birstall St Patricks werent in action, so St John Fishers took the chance to move a single point off the top by beating third placed Shoulder FC Gomersal 41. Dominic Riordan and Dave Bordman both scored twice for Fishers, with Adam Smith replying for Shoulder.

Mirfield Town are fourth after they drew 11 at Oakwell Motel. Jordan Ledgard netted for the home side, but Dominic Owens strike ensured the points were shared.

Crown Leeds Road moved up to fifth after beating fourthplaced Hartshead thanks to strikes from Wayne Newsome, Carl Austin, Michael Buckley and Michael Smith.

Mark Addy hit Hartsheads consolation.

Bay Horse East Ardsley thumped Ravenswharfe 71 to put themselves four points above the relegation zone.

James Turl, Gareth Earnshaw, Paul Bunker, Anthony Nevet, Jonathon Brooks, Ian Appleyard and an own goal were on the Bay Horse scoresheet, with Steve Smith replying for Wharfe.

Overthorpe Town s match with Hunsworth and Birstall FCs game against Birkenshaw Reserves were postponed.

FC Woodman moved three points clear at the top of Division Two after James Keen, Craig Fryer and Paul Green all scored in their 31 against Punch Bowl (John Milner).

Previous leaders Hightown Liberal Club suffered a shock 41 defeat at midtable Battyeford Reserves, who had Joe Green (brace), Bobby Evans and Andrew Parkin to thank, with Hightowns consolation coming from James Crines.

AFC Chickenley are five points off the top, and with seven games in hand, after they hammered Gomersal 104.

Craig Gomersal and Sam Pickles both hit hattricks, with Danny Moffatt (two), Tim Clarke and Gene Smith completing the scoring for Chickenley.

Kieran Armitage (three) and an own goal were Gomersals scorers.

Jake Beever netted a hattrick as Dewsbury Rangers beat Millbridge WMC 53.

Jason Milner and an own goal were also on the scoresheet, with Tom Jennings, Paul Moorhouse and Craig Woodhead netting for Millbridge.

Jordan Rock (two), Sean Carney and Kieran Corley all struck as relegationthreatened Ravensthorpe Hotel won 41 at Marsh (Ross Palfreman).

New Inn Staincliffe consolidated their third place with a 30 win at Railway East Ardsley thanks to Chris Shaw (brace) and Matthew Bugg. Craig Woods hattrick set Scholes Athletic on the way to a fine 51 win over lowly Heckmondwike Sports Club.

Tom Hoyle and Ben Burkill bagged the others, with David Boulton replying for Sports.

The impressive Rising Sun kept up their pursuit of the Division Three title with an impressive 41 win at home to St Ignatius (Tim Blackburn).

They are seven points ahead of Taylor Street who kept up their unbeaten run with a 43 win over Belle Vue.

Faizal Lambat (two), Ahmed Seedat and Suleman Aswat netted for Taylor Street who have four games in hand over the leaders.

Ryan Burton (two) and Liam Ineson were Belle Vues scorers. John Godding (hattrick), Sean Hodgson (two) and Lewis Ward all scored as Overthorpe Town Reserves edged out Queens Hotel 64.

Adam Darby and Richard Naylor both scored twice for Queens, who staged a brave secondhalf comeback in vain.

West End Rangers moved up to fifth after Steve McGowan (four), Rickie Earnshaw, Dwaine Fascione and Aaron Grogan all found the net in their 73 win over Northorpe United (Dave Ewart, Jamie Rodger, Matt Bellwood).

Ravensthorpe All Stars game with Crown Leeds Road Reserves was postponed.

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