Woods bags four for Woodkirk

Woodkirk Valley climbed to third place in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division after Christy Woods hit four goals in a 7-0 win over bottom side Heckmondwike Sports Club. 

Ben Holdsworth bagged a double for Woodkirk, with Matthew Moon also finding the net. Dom Karimi and Sam Etherington scored for Woodman Batley Carr in their 2-1 win at lowly Navigation.

In the only game in the Championship Wellington Westgate climbed to third place with a convincing 8-2 win over bottom side St John Fisher Reserves.

In Division Two Overthorpe SC Reserves increased their lead to eight points after winning 2-1 at Dewsbury United thanks to strikes from Dominic Simpson and Tom Hirst. Michael Thompson replied for Dewsbury.

Second-placed Wire Works were surprisingly held to a 3-3 draw at Snowdon despite Nolan St Hilaire’s hat-trick. Irfan Ali (two) and Bilaal Mir netted for Snowdon.

Elsewhere, Linthwaite Reserves drew 1-1 with Clifton Rangers A.

Linthwaite booked their place in the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup Final with a 3-1 win over Mirfield Town.

They will meet the winners of the other semi-final between St John Fisher and AFC Chickenley which is due to be played on March 26 at Overthorpe Sports Club.



In the Premier League Palestino came out on top in a close-fought game against Athletico. Luke Chippendale scored the only goal as the visitors left with all three points.

Saville United won away against Girlington with two goals from Abdul Karim Mahmood and a goal each for Faisal Adam and Shabaz Patel, cancelling out goals from Saad Abbas, Adil Tanvir and Shoaib Javed.

In the First Division George Healey hit six past Savile Town, Matty Parkinson, Olly Mitchell, Reece Scholes (brace), Lewis Boddy and Simy Moore with the goals.

A brace from Awaab Ahmed for Inter Batley proved of little consequence as they were beaten by Dewsbury West Side Reserves, Arbaaz Khan, Arsalan Shahid and Sohail Zaman (brace) with the goals for Dewsbury. Marsh lost away to Norfolk in a close game, Ismail Loonat, Huzaifah Lunat and Jaz Qadri all scored to cancel out a brace from Nathan Clarke.

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