Chickenley shock Overthorpe

AFC CHICKENLEY climbed off the bottom of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League PREMIER DIVISION with a shock 4-2 win over third-placed Overthorpe Sports Club.

Elliott Brooke put Overthorpe ahead early on, but Chickenley hit back through a Tim Clarke double, plus strikes from Sean Housecroft and Aaron Dewhirst. Kristian Angus netted late in the game for Overthorpe.

Dominic Simpson fired a superb four goals in St John Fisher’s 7-0 drubbing of Woodman Batley Carr. Bill Phethean, Lee McKeown and Lamin Bojang hit the others in a result that sees Woodman sink to the foot of the table.

With CHAMPIONSHIP leaders Battyeford not in league action, second-placed Oakwell Motel had the chance to close the gap at the top, however they were held to a 1-1 draw by local rivals Birstall St Patricks.

Robert Ives scored for Oakwell, with Jean-Marie Julienne rescuing a point for St Patricks.

FC Pack Horse climbed to third place after they won 7-4 against lowly Hartshead. Danny Holdsworth and Jordan Tailford each hit doubles, with Nick Lambert, Liam Roe and an own goal completing the scoring for Pack Horse.

Northorpe United lie fourth after Chris Meesam’s goal earned them a 1-1 draw with St John Fisher OB Reserves (Ryan Prince).

White Horse are two points clear at the top of DIVISION ONE after a hat-trick from Alan Nicholls, plus strikes from Dale Joy and Brian Bradshaw saw them win 5-2 against Bay Horse East Ardsley.

Second place Heckmondwike Sports Club had Nathan Willoughby and Joe Armour to thank as they edged out Birkenshaw Reserves 2-1, who drop a place to fourth.

Saville Arms are up to third spot after they narrowly beat bottom side Hightown 4-3 and Batley Irish Nash and Ravenswharfe drew 2-2 in a mid-table battle.

Only two games were played in DIVISION TWO, but Clifton Rangers extended their lead at the top to five points after they drew 4-4 with Club Kirkheaton.

In the other game Black Horse thrashed bottom side Snowdon 10-0.

In DIVISION THREE Town Rangers closed the gap on leaders Dewsbury Westside to two points after they won 7-0 against Gomersal West.

Meanwhile, Hanging Heaton Cricket Club lie third, after they won 5-4 at Cobras.

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