ST JOHN FISHER remain five points clear at the top of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division despite losing their first game of the season 4-3 at home to Woodkirk Valley.
It allowed second-placed Birstall Cricket Club to gain ground on the league leaders and were eventual 6-4 winners away at Mount Pleasant in a topsy-turvy encounter.
Elsewhere bottom-club AFC Chickenley lost 2-0 at home to Woodman Batley Carr, strugglers Heckmondwike Sports Club found the challenge of Birkenshaw too much and lost 5-2 and finally Navigation and Mirfield Town shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
In the Championship Linthwaite are three points clear at the top following their 11-0 thrashing of The Yorkshireman FC but their closest challengers, Slip Inn Hounds, also won 4-3 away at third-placed Wellington Westgate.
Overthorpe Sports Club earned a 5-2 win over Town Rangers, Battyeford played out a 3-3 draw against Hanging Heaton Reserves and St John Fisher Reserves remain rooted to the foot of the Championship following an 8-2 annihilation at Clifton Rangers.
In Division One Old Bank continued their unbeaten start to the season last weekend with an easy 12-4 win over Deighton WMC.
But Scholes Athletic’s 3-0 at Liversedge ensured they remain level points with Old Bank having played a game more.
Bottom-club St Ignatius bagged their first win of the season 5-3 away at second-bottom Ravenswharfe and the final game in the division saw Saville Arms cruise to a 5-1 victory against Clifton Rangers Reserves.
And in Division Two leaders Wire Works cruised to a 6-1 win at Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves, second-placed Westgate 23 were held to a 2-2 draw against Dewsbury United, Snowden edged a nine-goal thriller at Wike Horse and Linthwaite Reserves edged out Clifton Rangers A 2-1.