Girlington close the gap on league leaders

IN THE Spen Valley football league Premier Division Girlington FC hosted Whitburn Athletic in a nine-goal thriller.

The hosts edged it 5-4 thanks to strikes from Adeeb Jawad (two), Shoiab Javed, Mohammed Qasim and Saad Abbas.

In reply Whitburn scored through Sohail Mahmood, Callum Pollard and a Jordan Curtis brace.

The win means Girlington sit third in the table, leaving Whitburn down in ninth.

In the Premier Division's other fixture, league leaders Savile Youth comfortably beat Idle FC 4-0.

Savile have Shahid Patel to thank for most of their goals has he netted a hat-trick for the hosts.

Savile's other goal came from Imran Patel.

Idle remain 10th after the defeat.

Meanwhile in the First Division Memorial Trophy Mount Pleasant thrashed Drummond 9-4.

Saif Akbar netted five with other goals being added by Mohammed Patel, Mohammed Sadiq, Jaabir Patel and Adam Zaman to complete Pleasant's haul.

In-form Faisal Khan struck all four goals in reply for Drummond.

In a closer encounter Howden Clough lost out 4-2 at home to Inter Batley.

Inter netted through Awaab Ahmed and Ziyad Rawat's braces.

Dom Carr also scored twice for Clough.

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