Fisher still lead the way after defeat

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.

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