THE HEAVY Woollen Sunday League kicked off last weekend, with last season’s champions St John Fisher looking to be the team to beat once again.
Rob Bordman fired four goals and Stephen Wales bagged the other as Fisher won 5-0 at newly-promoted Navigation.
Mirfield Town also started the season well as Adam Brown, Jonathan Mitchell, Gibril Bojang and Callum Fern all found the net in a 4-1 win at Birkenshaw, who replied through Liam Roche.
Birstall Cricket Club won 6-4 at home to AFC Chickenley thanks to strikes from Lee Quick, Jonny Beverley, Dom Carr, Lee Heppenstall plus two own goals.
Chickenley replied through Shaun McDaid, Blake Dewhirst, Ryan Simmonds and an own goal.
Andrew Pickles hit both goals as Woodman Batley Carr won 2-1 at Woodkirk Valley, who replied through Gavin Huxall.
Heckmondwike Sports Club’s game with Mount Pleasant was abandoned due to a serious injury.
In the Championship, relegated Overthorpe Sports Club started the season in fine form after an Elliot Brooke hat-trick, braces from Kristian Angus and Reece Patterson, plus goals from Jack Alllerton, Sam Hague and Steve Jordan saw them trounce St John Fisher Reserves 10-1.
Courtney Allette and Thomas White both hit four goals in Linthwaite’s 10-1 demolition of Hanging Heaton Cricket Club.
Bradley Riley and Connor Beaumont bagged the others with Tom Ramadan hitting the Cricketers’ consolation.
Wellington Westgate are third after they won 7-4 at Clifton Rangers.
In the only other game played Eddie Szostak hit a double in Slip Inn Hounds’ 3-1 win at Battyeford.
Ben Burnett bagged the other, with Daniel Parris replying for the home side.
In Division One Scholes Athletic are the early leaders after they won 6-0 against FC Liversedge thanks to a Dean Commins hat-trick, a Jonny Irvine brace plus a strike from Gareth Jones.
Old Bank WMC enjoyed a 7-3 win at St Ignatius thanks to a Luke Duncan hat-trick and goals from Sam Womersley, Robert Evans, Tom Frizzel and Ryan Ramadan.
Tim Blackburn hit all three goals for the home team.
Matthew Orme hit the only goal of the game as Birstall St Patricks won 1-0 against Saville Arms, while Roberttown Rovers beat Ravenswharfe by the same score thanks to Matthew Bolton’s lone strike.
Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves are the early pace-setters in Division Two after Lee Davey and Tom Thorpe both hit doubles in their 5-0 win over Battyeford Reserves. Michael Hutton fired the other.
Wire Works lie in second place after Eddie Hamlet (two) and Dan Johnson both found the nets in a 3-0 win at Snowdon.
In the only other game to be played, Alex Bottomley hit a hat-trick in Clifton Rangers A’s 4-2 win over Wyke Horse.
Jordan Taylor netted the other, with Wyke Horse replying through Edward McKay and Liam Hoyle.