Palestino keep pace with leaders

IN THE Spen Valley Football League Girlington extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division thanks to an 5-0 thumping over bottom side Salthorn.

Adeeb Jawad netted a hat-trick with Ismail Nisar and Mohammed Ismaeal also getting on the scoresheet for the home side.

Elsewhere Palestino tried to close the gap on the side’s above them with a comfortable 4-1 away victory over Hightown Jets.

Braces from Umar Nawaz and Nazraan Khan completed the scoring for the visitors. Nathan Clarke netted for the Jets.

In a second-versus-third fixture it was third-placed Athletico who upset the odds with a 1-0 win away at Savile Youth.

Paul Hague was the man with the goal who fired his side to within three points of table-toppers Girlington, who have played four games more.

Elsewhere in the First Division Norfolk overcame Savile Town 3-2.

The hosts Norfolk scored through Eugene Ogado, Ismail Loonat and Imran Farooq.

In reply Savile Town netted through a Umer Dingmar double.

Howden Clough were heavily beaten 5-1 at home by Inter Batley.

Clough scored through Troy Bagshaw, but it wasn’t enough as Inter’s Raees Lorgat scored a hat-trick with goals also coming from Ziyad and Moosa Hafeji.

Mount Pleasant kept pace with league leaders Dewsbury West Side after they beat strugglers West End Park 6-3.

Saif Akbar was unstoppable for the hosts as he netted four with goals from Mo Patel and Adam Zaman to complete Mount Pleasant’s tally.

In reply Matty Softley’s strike along with a Josh Parker brace gave Pleasant something to think about.

In the league’s final game Dewsbury West Side remained top thanks to a 6-0 win over Smokin Aces.

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