Premier title race all but over

ST JOHN FISHER all but confirmed the destination of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League PREMIER DIVISION title after they beat bottom side Battyeford 9-0, while their main rivals Birkenshaw lost 1-0 at Millbridge WMC.

Rob Bordman, Dominic Simpson and Rob Hiscox all fired doubles for Fisher, who also had Ricky Newman, Anthony Doran and Irfane Khan on the scoresheet.

Liam Fox hit the game’s only goal as Millbridge WMC all but ended Birkenshaw’s defence of the title.

Fisher lead by three points and have a far superior goal difference, whilst Birkenshaw have only one game remaining.

Woodkirk Valley ended their CHAMPIONSHIP season in second place following a 2-0 win at Hartshead thanks to goals from Will Clapham and Stuart Dodd.

Heckmondwike Sports Club finish fourth after goals from Craig White, Ashton Vahovic, Ross Palframan and Richard Hartley saw them win 4-3 against St John Fisher Reserves, who had Jake Gibson (two) and Charlie Frear on target.

In DIVISION ONE, second-placed Deighton WMC closed the gap on leaders Navigation to just two points after they beat them 5-3.

Dale Joy fired a brace for Deighton, with goals also coming from Paul Krol, Daniel Stuart and an own goal.

Navigation replied through Bobby Campbell, Dave Blakeley and Daniel Stephenson.

Ravenwharfe slipped out of the top two after they went down 5-2 at the hands on Birkenshaw Reserves.

Duane Fascione hit both goals for Ravenswharfe, but Jack Rogerson (two), Tom Smith, Alex Brown and Harry Saville ensured the three points went to Birkenshaw.

Town Rangers lie fourth after a hat-trick from Joe Wills, plus a goal from Scott Thornton saw them win 4-1 at Punch Bowl (Josh Wood).

Bay Horse East Ardsley ended their season with a win after strikes from Kyle Walker, Declan Hidle, Michael Varley and Danny Carroll saw them win 4-2 against Battyeford Reserves.

Meanwhile DIVISION TWO leaders Scholes Athletic suffered a rare defeat, going down 3-2 at home to Clifton Rangers Reserves despite goals from Nathan White and Gareth Jones.

FC Liversedge lie a point behind Scholes in second place after thrashing Snowdon 12-3. Kyle Smith led the way with four goals, Lee McKewn bagged a hat-trick, with Andrew Filio, Matty Normanton, Danny Stocks, Daniel Fawcett and Liam Downes also finding the net.

Shakeel Pandor hit a brace in reply for Snowdon.

Hanging Heaton Cricket Club finish in third place after they won 6-1 at St Ignatius thanks to a Mark Inwood hat-trick, a brace from James Keen, plus a Dave Hall strike. Robert Smith replied for St Ignatius.

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