PREMIER Division strugglers Oakwell Motel enjoyed their first league win of the season with an emphatic 9-4 win over an understrength Overthorpe Sports Club.
Johnny Beverley and Darren Fothergill led the way with a hat-trick apiece, with Gary Foley, Reece Scholes and Lee Heppenstall completing Oakwell’s scoring. A Steve Jordan brace, plus strikes from Sam Sweeney and James Wilson weren’t enough to prevent Overthorpe from dropping to the foot of the table.
Birkenshaw moved to fourth place in the table after winning 4-3 at third placed Mirfield Town thanks to an Andrew Wood hat-trick and a strike from Michael Smith. Jonathan Mitchell hit all three goals for Mirfield.
AFC Chickeney, St John Fisher, Woodkirk Valley, Clifton Rangers and Town Rangers all progressed in the County Sunday Cup.
Navigation are four points clear at the top of the Championship after Dave Blakeley (two), Chris Smith and Lee Bennett all netted in a 4-0w in over third placed Hartshead.
Heckmondwike Sports Club lie second following a 5-1 win at Marsh. Craig White hit four goals for Sports, with Joe Armour hitting the other. Marc Harrison struck Marsh’s consolation.
Kadean Fogarthy hit a hat-trick as Deighton WMC won 7-2 at Birstall St Patricks in a performance the Birstall manager described as the worst performance he had ever seen from his side. Daniel Stuart hit a brace for Deighton who also had Dale Joy and Alan Elvidge on the score sheet. Jean-Marie Julienne netted both goals for Birstall. The Yorkshireman continue to lead the way in Division One after they demolished Batley Celtics 11-2.
Nathan Alexander hit a hat-trick for the leaders, Darryl Senior and Joel Franklin each hit a double with Martin Wood, Leon Pinnock, Devon Johnson and Richard Woodward completing the tally. Batley replied through Craig Shingleton and an own goal.
Hanging Heaton Cricket Club climbed to second place after Tom Ramsden (hat-trick) and Jamie Baulk scored in a closely fought 4-3win at FC Liversedge, who replied through Lee McKeown (two) and Jamie Fawcett.
Craig Wood bagged a hat-trick as Scholes Athletic registered a 7-0 win aver bottom side St Ignatius. David Blackburn, Gary Abbey and James Crines hit the others to give Scholes only their second win of the season.
Old Bank WMC lead Division Two by six points after Joshua Cooke hit five goals in an 8-0 win at Clifton Rangers A. James Nicholls, Robert Evans and Danny Galindo hit the others in the division’s only game played.