HEAVY Woollen Sunday League Premier Division leaders St John Fisher suffered another free weekend as their game with Birkenshaw was postponed.
Birstall Cricket Club took full advantage to cut the gap at the top to just a single point after a brace from Jack Anderson, plus strikes from Reece Scholes, Daz Fothergill and Shaun Jackson saw them win 5-1 against Woodman Batley Carr, who replied through Andrew Pickles.
Mirfield Town are third after being held to a 1-1 draw by bottom-side Heckmondwike Sports Club. Adam Thorpe netted for Heckmondwike, with Joshua Cooke earning a point for Mirfield.
Joe Carlisle hit a double as Navigation won 4-2 at home to Woodkirk Valley. A Lee Bennett strike plus an own goal completed the tally, with James Tesseyman and Ben Holdsworth replying for Woodkirk.
AFC Chickenley’s recent good form continued as goals from Shaun McDaid and Michael Chadwick earned them a 2-1 win over Mount Pleasant.
Slip Inn Hounds lost their first league game of the season in the Championship losing 3-2 at Hanging Heaton Cricket Club. James Keen (brace) and Joe Jagger scored for the Cricketers, with Slip Inn replying through a Conor Woodruff double.
Overthorpe Sports Club’s recent good form was scuppered as they lost 3-2 at Clifton Rangers despite goals from Lewis Sykes and Jack Angus.
Battyeford drew 4-4 with The Yorkshireman thanks to a brace from Michael Foster plus strikes from Jon McDonald and Jamie Brannan.
Scholes Athletic lead Division One by seven points following their 4-4 draw with third-placed Roberttown Rovers thanks to a hat-trick from Kieran Armitage plus one from Jonathan Irving.
Saville Arms lie second after a Patrick Davies hat-trick, a brace from Kieran Corley, strikes from James Damen and Jordan Walton plus an own goal saw them win 8-0 at lowly FC Liversedge.
Birstall St Patricks climbed off the foot of the table after a hat-trick from Tom Williams plus further goals from Matthew Orme and Scot Minto saw them win 5-3 against Ravenswharfe, who replied through Andy Smith, Sam Hewitt and Steve Smith.
Christian Fletcher and Sam Duffy netted for St Ignatius but they dropped to the foot of the table after losing 3-2 at Deighton WMC who scored through Richard Carter, Dale Brooke and Jamie Pearson.
Wire Works extended their lead to three points in Division Two after Steven Massey and Harvey Preston both netted in a 2-0 win over Clifton Rangers A.
Second-placed Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves lost 5-1 at home to Westgate 23 who scored through a Josh Parker hat-trick plus strikes from Alex Wilson and Bradley Maud. Lee Davey hit Overthorpe’s consolation.
Irfan Alli netted twice for Snowdon but their miserable season continued with a 4-2 defeat at Linthwaite Reserves and finally, Dewsbury United enjoyed a 5-0 win over bottom-side Wike Horse thanks to a double from Danny Laidlaw plus goals from Lewis Spivey, Tyrell Simpson and Ryan Laidlaw.