Oakwell clinch double with dramatic title grab

AFC CHICKENLEY completed their Heavy Woollen Sunday League PREMIER DIVISION campaign with an emphatic 6-1 victory at Overthorpe Sports Club.

The victory could prove valuable for the sixth place team, as they now face a nervous wait to see if they can remain in the Premier Division. They have played all their fixtures and have Towngate and Woodman Batley Carr breathing down their necks with games in hand.

Towngate couldn’t take advantage of their first of four games in hand as they were beaten 2-0 by second-placed St John Fisher.

Although avoiding relegation looks likely for the seventh place side, as they only need one win from their three remaining games to guarantee safety.

CHAMPIONSHIP side Oakwell Motel completed a memorable double as they snatched the title away from league-leaders Battyeford with a 6-3 win against St John Fisher Reserves.

Oakwell were two points behind Battyeford going into the game, but the three points secured a dramatic title in a season where they also clinched the Heavy Woollen Challenge Trophy.

Mount Pleasant FC gained promotion from DIVISION ONE after pipping White Horse to the runners-up spot with a 4-2 win at       Savile Arms.

In DIVISION THREE bottom side Black Horse Reserves gained only their third victory of the season with a 4-1 win against Gomersal West.

Elsewhere, Town Rangers wrapped up a title winning season with a 5-3 victory over Hanging Heaton Cricket Club.

Thornhill Lees took a break from their title chasing run-in to inflict a 5-2 defeat on Woodkirk Valley in the BROOK BUTLER CUP semi-final.

The Premier Division side were given a tough run by their undefeated DIVISION TWO opponents, but eventually the divisional difference told.

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