County Amateur: Second defeat in four days leaves Littletown in wrong half of table

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Littletown are still seeking their first points of their West Riding Premier Division campaign after they were beaten 2-1 by Halifax Irish over the weekend, writes ANDY DONLEY.

Lee McKeown netted for the hosts, but goals from Will Town and Callum Meade consigned Littletown to a second defeat in four days, after they lost their season opener 4-1 to Lower Hopton.

Hopton have taken six points from their opening two fixtures, and scored 10 goals in the process, after they beat Storthes Hall 6-0 on Saturday, with Lincoln Adams and Mat Mulvihill both scoring braces, whilst Kyle Douglas and Declan James were also amongst the goals.

The same can be said for Campion who followed up their 2-0 midweek victory over Steeton with a crashing 8-1 triumph against Hunsworth, with Jordan Missin finding the back of the net five times.

Hunsworth had their own goal-scoring hero midweek, when Joel Farrar fired four home to secure his team an opening day 4-3 victory over Halifax Irish.

Tyersal and Kirkburton shared eight goals in thier weekend fixture, but it was Tyersal who emerged victorious, with two goals from Andrew Caddick, and Ben Omelia. Leonard Worby and Nicky Sergejes strikes sealing a 5-3 win.

Kirkburton also lost their opening fixture of the season, 6-0 against Bay Athletic, who secured their third win in as many games via a 3-1 win over Steeton on Saturday, where Nick Jagger and Kitson Gayle were among the scorers.

Golcar United are the other team to have won both their opening fixtures, with a 6-0 midweek demolition of Huddersfield YMCA being followed by a 2-1 away success versus Ovenden West Riding, with Carl Sykes and Ashley Connor getting the goals. The weekend’s final fixture saw Dave Keady score for Huddersfield YMCA as they drew against Salts 1-1.

There were plenty of goals scored in Division One on Saturday, with 32 goals being tucked away in five matches in the division.

Ventus Yeading Celtic hammered Storthes Hall Reserves 9-0, with Kyle Shah scoring a hat-trick, Adam Turner and Ben Swiatek netting doubles, and Paul Andrews and Joel Etienne chipping in too.

Wibsey triumphed 5-2 away against Campion Reserves, with Danny O’Donnell scoring the second of the Division’s two hat-tricks.

The match between Westbrook YMCA and Lepton Highlanders went one better, with Lepton winning 6-3.

Adam Bell and Mark Godley shared four, with Joshua Cook and Nathan Martin scoring the remaining two.

Dudley Hill Rangers beat Dram Community 2-1, with Lewis Carroll and Nico Carrucciu finding the scoresheet.

In the final fixture, Bradford Horton Spa and Wakefield City shared the points in 2-2 draw.

A further 36 goals were to be seen in Division Two, as Matt Willian’s four strikes helped Bay Athletic Reserves consign Bradford FC to a humbling 9-0 loss.

Gildersome Spur OB scored six on the road to Golcar United Reserves, where Mike Hall scored a double, as one of his team’s five scorers.

Hunslet Club And Parkside came out 5-1 victors against Kirkburton Reserves, with Martin Ellis and Louis Linfoot scoring a double apiece.

Littletown Reserves, Lower Hopton Reserves and Honley Fc all secured away victories.

Scott Metcalf scored a hat-trick in the Littletown Reserves’ 4-2 win against Ovenden WR Reserves.

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