Heavy Woollen league hit with another withdrawal

Heavy Woollen league hit with another withdrawal

For the second week running the Heavy Woollen Sunday League has been rocked by another club resigning from the Premier Division.

Following on from the shock of league champions St John Fisher folding, news emerged over the weekend that Saville Arms of Mirfield are also quitting the league. 

This leaves the Premier Division with only seven teams.

Mirfield Town reached the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup semi-finals with a 7-4 win over AFC Chickenley, despite Shaun Mc Daid’s hat-trick and Tim Clarke’s strike for Chickenley.

Mirfield will take on Roberttown Rovers in the semi-final, with the date yet to be arranged.

Deighton WMC are a point clear at the top of the Championship after winning 2-1 at home to Old Bank WMC, who had Tim Bruce on target. 

Jason Field put Overthorpe Sports Club ahead at second-placed Mount Pleasant, but the hosts fought back to win 5-1 thanks to goals from Adam Ali Ravat, Faisal Adam, Mohammed Adam, Ismail Loonat and Adam Rawat. 

Hanging Heaton Cricket Club earned their first points of the season with an 8-1 win over The Yorkshireman.

Battyeford won 2-0 at home to bottom-side Clifton Rangers Athletic to increase their lead at the top of Division One to five points, while Clifton Rangers Reserves stay second after a 6-2 win at Inter Batley. 

Tim Blackburn hit a brace as St Ignatius won 3-1 against Birstall St Patricks. 

Sam Duffy hit the other with Kieran Cooper replying for Birstall in a display described by Birstall’s manager as ‘awful’.

• IN THE Huddersfield and District League Dewsbury Town remained at the top of Division Four despite not kicking a ball at the weekend.

Town are currently joint top with Golcar United but have a superior goal difference as well as two games in hand. 

Cleckheaton solidified their place in the top half of the table as they drew 5-5 in a dramatic game against Flockton. 

Four goals from Kyle Kershaw and a strike from Nathan Clarke proved enough to earn a point for the Spen Valley side.

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