Heavy Woollen League: St John Fisher go two wins clear at the top after negotiating a tricky but triumphant expedition against Mount Pleasant

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St John Fisher lead the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division by six points after a hard-earned 2-0 win at a stubborn Mount Pleasant last Sunday morning.

Rikki Paylor and Richard Newman hit the goals against a Mount side that made them work hard for the points.

Woodkirk Valley lie second after Christy Woods netted a hat-trick in a 9-3 romp against AFC Chickenley.

Robert Mayes weighed in with a double for Woodkirk, with Gavin Huxall, Ben Holsworth and Ryan Thackeray completing the tally.

Chickenley replied through a Tim Clarke brace plus a Shaun McDaid strike.

Michael Rounding hit a double as Mirfield Town climbed to third place with a 7-2 win over bottom club Heckmondwike Sports Club.

Gibril Bojang, Sam Atkinson, Jonathan Mitchell, Adam Brown and Chris Meeson fired the others with Heckmondwike replying through Adam Forbes and George Porter.

Max Vernon hit a hat-trick as Birstall Cricket Club edged out Birkenshaw 4-3 to climb to fourth. Jack Anderson struck the other with Nathan Clarke, Adam Scargill and Tom Smith replying for Birkenshaw.

Elsewhere Patrick Sykes hit both goals for Navigation but they lost 3-2 at Woodman Batley Carr.

In the Championship, leaders Linthwaite maintained their perfect start to the season with a 5-2 win at Battyeford thanks to goals from Courtney Allette, Steve Richards, Ben Green, Rhys Wareham and Iwan Heeley. Jon MacDonald and Michael Foster replied for Battyeford.

Connor Woodruff bagged a hat-trick as second-placed Slip Inn Hounds won 6-3 at Clifton Rangers with Carl Sykes, Ben Burnett and Luke Karolczuk hitting the others.

Hanging Heaton Cricket Club moved up to fifth place after James Keen (2), Joe Jagger, Dave Hall Thomas Ramadan and Joe Pygott all found the net in a 6-3 win at St John Fisher Reserves.

Scholes Athletic moved six points clear at the top of Division One with a 7-0 win over St Ignatius thanks to doubles from Dean Comins, Ashley Barnes and Kieran Armitage, plus one from Mark Lambert. Old Bank WMC lie second despite losing 3-2 against local rivals Saville Arms. Ryan Ramsden hit a double for the home side but Saville Arms claimed the points thanks to a Kieran Corley brace plus a strike from Danny Damen.

Roberttown Rangers remain in third place after they won 3-2 at home to Clifton Rangers Reserves, while FC Liversedge and Birstall St Patricks shared the points in a thrilling 4-4 draw despite Birstall leading for much of the match. Sam Tyrell hit a brace for Birstall with Joe Parry and Tom Williams also on target but Liversedge claimed a point thanks to Lee McKeon’s two goals plus strikes from Jamie Fawcett and Tom Ellam.

Bottom side Ravenswharfe won 2-1 at Deighton WMC thanks to goals from Cory Joseph and Sam Hewitt.

In Division Two, leaders Wire Works returned to winning ways with a convincing 5-1 win over Dewsbury United thanks to a hat-trick from Craig Smith plus goals from Harvey Preston and Aiden Clarke. Jamie Beever hit Dewsbury’s consolation.

Craig Reynolds and Logan Hall both hit doubles as second-placed Westgate 23 lost 6-5 at Clifton Rangers A, with Steven Swift bagging the other.

Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves enjoyed a 5-1 win at Snowden thanks to a Tom Hirst hat-trick plus further goals from James Goodall and Kristian Angus, with James Heeley hitting Snowdon’s consolation.

Wike Horse had Liam Platts on the score sheet form them but the bottom side went down 5-1 at home to Linthwaite Reserves.

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