Heavy Woollen League: Millbridge go fifth after mounting a run-in push

Rose of York, winners of the Heavy Woollen League Challenge Trophy after beating Old Bank WMC 3-2 at Ossett Albion.
Rose of York, winners of the Heavy Woollen League Challenge Trophy after beating Old Bank WMC 3-2 at Ossett Albion.
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In the only Premier Division game to take place in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League last weekend, Millbridge WMC climbed to fifth place with a 2-1 win over Mount Pleasant.

Paul Smith and Patrick Sykes netted for Millbridge, with Abdullah Mayat replying for Mount, who remain third from bottom.

Heckmondwike Sports Club lie in second place in the Championship after Joe Armour, Robin Knight and. Craig Bentley all found the net in a 3-1 win at Birstall St Patricks, who had Matthew Glynn on the score sheet.

Clifton Rangers are third after they won 4-1 against bottom side Ravenswharfe, who had Corey Joseph on target. Jack Baldwin fired a hat-trick for Hartshead in their 7-4 win over Deighton WMC to move them up to fourth.

Jamie Beever (two), Martin Ellis and Danny Laidlaw bagged the others.

In Division One Battyeford can still overhaul leaders Hanging Heaton Cricket Club as they lie five points behind with two games to play after they had Jon MacDonald and Nigel Saddington on target in a 2-1 win over Clifton Rangers Reserves.

Punch Bowl won 4-3 at lowly Birkenshaw Reserves thanks to strikes from Gary Holmes, Kyle Kershaw, Niall Woodcock and an own goal.

Birkenshaw replied through a Liam Roe brace, plus one from Steve Smith.

In Division Two, Batley Irish Nash moved to within four points of leaders Old Bank WMC after they won 5-2 at Clifton Rangers A. Joe Lyttle bagged a hat-trick for Nash, who also had Sean Housecroft, Gary McDaid and Dale Pickering on target.

In the only other game played Six Lane Ends won 6-1 at Field Head thanks to doubles from Logan Hall and Jake Blackburn, plus goals from Daniel Stephenson and Adam Williams.

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