Dewsbury West Side held to a draw by strugglers Athletico

IN THE Spen Valley Football League Premier Division, Dewsbury West Side slipped up at home against bottom-club Athletico.

The match finished 1-1 and West Side now trail league-leaders Palestino by four points having played a game more.

The leaders capitalised on West Side’s slip-up with a 4-3 triumph at home to second-bottom Girlington.

A James Chadwick hat-trick plus a strike from Abdul Qaum secured the points for the hosts. In reply Girlington made a fist of it thanks to goals from Mohammed Kasim (two) and Saad Abbas.

And in the league’s final game Savile United earned the bragging rights away at local rivals Savile Youth.

United sealed a 3-2 win courtesy of goals from Kaleel Ahmed, Faisal Adam and Shuaib Sadiq Patel.

Meanwhile in the First Division unbeaten league-leaders George Healey thrashed bottom-club Howden Clough 9-1.

Reece Scholes (four), Simon Moore (two), Lewis Boddy, Matthew Parkinson and Tom Coulthard all found the net for the away side.

Shane Thornton bagged the consolation for Clough.

Elsewhere, Inter Batley leapfrogged Marsh in a second v third clash.

The visitors had Haroon Laher (hat-trick) to thank for the win, but James Binns’ brace for the hosts made sure Inter had to work hard for the three points.

And Ismail Loonat (two), Ilyas Lunat and Saad Daji all found the net in Norfolk’s narrow 4-3 win over Dewsbury West Side Reserves, who netted through Arfan Ali (two) and Amar Maqsood.

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