Heavy Woollen League: Overthorpe spring surprise on leaders Thornhill

Thomas Fletcher , left of Woodman Batley Carr,  tangles with St John Fisher's Jordan Pugh. PIC: Steve Riding
Thomas Fletcher , left of Woodman Batley Carr, tangles with St John Fisher's Jordan Pugh. PIC: Steve Riding
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HEAVY Woollen Sunday League Premier Division leaders Thornhill Lees suffered a shock 4-1 defeat at the hands of Overthorpe Sports Club.

Kristian Angus put Overthorpe two up before keeper Liam Ward’s long-range free-kick made the score 3-0 at half-time.

Joel Clegg pulled one back from the spot for Lees, but Lewis Ward rifled in Overthorpe’s fourth five minutes from time to make the game safe.

In the only other game played, third-placed St John Fisher maintained their 100 per cent record with a 3-1 win at Woodman Batley Carr.

Rob Bordman hit two for Fisher whose Rob Hiscox also netted with Batley Carr on target through Dominic Karimi.

Mirfield Town are 15 points clear at the top of the Championship as they recorded their 13th consecutive league win with a 3-1 victory at Taylor.

Oliver Rounding, Sam Raymond and Adam Brown all found the net for Mirfield, with Ahmed Seedat replying for Taylor.

Mount Pleasant swapped places with Woodkirk Valley after beating them 4-2.

Faisal Adam led the way with a hat-trick, with Ismail Loonat also on target for Mount. Carl Hackney and Matthew Moon netted for Woodkirk who slip to third.

Hartshead climbed off the foot of the table with a 3-2 win over St John Fisher Reserves.

Jack Baldwin hit a brace for Fisher supported by a Kevin Elwick strike with efforts from Dominic Simpson and Connor Kirby in vain for Fisher’s Reserves.

Navigation lead the way by two points in Division One after a Lee Bennett hat-trick, plus strikes from Bobby Campbell and Joe Carlisle saw them win 5-1 at third placed Ravenswharfe.

Sam Hewitt supplied the Ravenswharfe response. Town Rangers lie in fourth place after winning 3-1 at Bay Horse East Ardsley.

Ross Hawkyard, with two, and Ramon Clayton netted for Rangers, with Jonathan Osbourne replying for Bay Horse.

Dewsbury Westside climbed out of the relegation zone after recording a 4-0 win over Battyeford Reserves.

In Division Two, Cobras missed the chance to go top as they could only draw 2-2 at Hanging Heaton Cricket Club.

Mark Boardman hit a double for Cobras, with Jamie Baulk and Sam Hetherington replying.

Leaders FC Liversedge’s game fell victim to the weather.

In the only other fixture to survive, bottom side Batley Irish Nash earned a vital point in a 2-2 draw with St Ignatius. Philip Irvin hit both goals for the Nash, with Robert Smith and Lloyd Bonsels replying.

All other games were postponed due to the weather. Looking ahead to this weekend’s fixtures, Birkenshaw FC will be putting their 100 per cent record on the line when they host free-scoring Woodman Batley Carr.

Woodman have scored 19 goals in their last four games in all competitions, ahead of arguably the pick of the first division fixtures. In the Championship, the fixture between fourth-placed Heckmondwike Sports Club host fifth-placed Barr Street looks set to be a tight affair. In Division One, the clash which sees The Yorkshireman at home to Ravenswharfe looks certain to produce goals, with the last tie between the sides finishing 7-4 to Ravenswharfe.

Division Two’s most competitive match looks set to be Hanging Heaton Cricket Club versus Clifton Rangers Reserves with both sides having identical records in the league this season.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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