Scholes book unlikely final spot

Scholes book unlikely final spot

DIVISION TWO outfit Scholes Athletic shocked their opponents from a higher division as they booked a place in the Heavy Woollen Challenge Trophy Final with a 2-0 win over Battyeford Reserves on Sunday. 

Kieran Armitage and James Crines netted for Scholes, who will meet Navigation in the final.

St John Fisher maintained their six-point gap at the top of the PREMIER DIVISION after a 4-2 win over bottom side Battyeford (Jake Marshall, Jon MacDonald). Birkenshaw remain second after strikes from Will Gough, Ben Smith and Joel Farrar secured a 3-1 win at Woodman Batley Carr, who replied through Andrew Pickles.

Shaun McDaid put AFC Chickenley two goals to the good, but Overthorpe Sports Club hit back through Adam Bennett, Steve Jordan and Lewis Ward to claim the points in a 3-2 win.

In the CHAMPIONSHIP, Woodkirk Valley clinched promotion to the Premier Division with a 4-0 win over nearest rivals Mount Pleasant thanks to goals from Jonny Downey, Matthew Moon, Mark McDermott and Dan O’Connor.

Adam Swinden and Jean-Marie Julienne both scored as Birstall St Patricks beat fourth-placed Heckmondwike Sports Club (Joe Armour).

Marsh lie in fifth place after beating lowly Taylor 5-0 thanks to goals from Marc Harrison, James Parkin, Jason Jeffrey, Marcus Newby and Richard Harvey.

Michael Calvert was Barr Street’s scorer in a 1-1 draw with St John Fisher Reserves.

Deighton WMC moved back to the top of DIVISION ONE with a 7-2 demolition of Birkenshaw Reserves. Daniel Stuart led the way with a hat-trick, Kirk Smith fired a brace, with Dale Joy and Paul Pyke also finding the net. Adam Hird and Phil Bell replied for Birkenshaw.

Punch Bowl climbed to seventh spot after Harry Jones, Ryan Foster and Bradley Balmforth all netted in a 3-2 win at Bay Horse East Ardsley, who replied through a Steven Day double.

Clifton Rangers won 5-2 against bottom side Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves, who had Tom Thorpe and Danny Marshall on target.

With the top two sides in DIVISION TWO not in league action, Hanging Heaton Cricket Club climbed to third with a convincing 6-1 win over Six Lane Ends.

Dave Hall led the way with a brace, with Chris Appleyard, Sam Hetherington, Chris Goodair and Jack Morris completing the tally. Nathan Littlewood hit Six Lane Ends’ consolation.

Clifton Rangers Reserves enjoyed a 5-1 win at bottom side Batley Irish Nash thanks to Michael Shaw (two), Joe Waterhouse, Jarren Lewis and Arron Afsar, with Ryan Wilby netting for the Batley side.

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