BATTYEFORD Belles kept their promotion push alive after an 8-2 win over rivals Silsden in the West Riding Women’s League Division One.
Silsden took an eighth minute lead but the Belles battled back well with an equaliser from Sarah Hemingway a minute later, who then went on to complete a first-half hat-trick.
Further goals from Dani Brown (two), Bex Raynor and a Katie Clarkson (two) rounded off a comfortable six-goal victory over physical opponents.
Ossett Albion look like having yet another relegation fight on their hands in the North East Regional League (South) this season.
Their start to the season was an improvement on recent campaigns but their 5-3 defeat at Doncaster Belles has left them at the foot of the table.
They face East Yorkshire side Malet Lambert this week.
Claire Berry and substitute Kim Nallon were on target at Doncaster but the loss of five goals to a side who started the day joint bottom with Albion will have set the alarm bells ringing.
In the West Riding League Premier Division Ossett Town’s key promotion battle at Brighouse Athletic fell victim to the weather and left Dan Robinson’s side in fourth place as Hemsworth, Brighouse and Tingley Athletic edge ahead in what looks like being a dog eats dog battle for the top spot.
Given those circumstances, a game at home to bottom club Gledhow this week should ease the pressure but long breaks in fixtures can produce quite dramatic changes in form and Town will have to be on their guard.
Dewsbury Rangers moved into joint second place with the Farsley Celtic Development side, and with games in hand, when they won 2-1 at bottom club Skipton Town but they could find a trip to Clifton Rangers a different proposition this week.
In the same division Ossett Town’s newly-formed reserve side go to well placed Amaranth looking for only their third win of the season.