Wakefield Saturday League: Crown glory in putting a stop to ’Gate’s 100 per cent record

Shaun McDaid who scored a match-winning hat-trick for Gawthorpe.
Shaun McDaid who scored a match-winning hat-trick for Gawthorpe.
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Crown Gawthorpe put a stop to Beechwood Gate’s 100 per cent record in a stunning 5-3 victory.

The leaders of the Wakefield Saturday League, Beechwood, suffered their first loss of the season at the weekend thanks to familiar foes Gawthorpe.

In a close affair with plenty of goals, two late strikes sealed a stunning away win for Gawthorpe with Shaun McDaid coming up with a match winning hat-trick. Ryan Simmons also got on the scoresheet for Gawthorpe along with an own goal.

The result means Gawthorpe are now just three points off the leaders with a game in hand.

“We want to try and win the league or be right up there; we try to win something every year,” said Gawthorpe’s Neil Pickles.

“We’ve started the season well, we have a few new players but we’ve had some injuries. You can only afford to lose a couple of games all season (Beechwood) Gate don’t usually slip up that much so we need to try and win every game.”

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Eastmoor pulled off a surprise 2-1 victory at home to Crackenedge. The result sees Eastmoor rise to fifth.

Walton got their first win of the season away at Fieldhead Hospital, 2-1.

And it’s already looking like a relegation battle for Fieldhead who are without a win from their first four games.

Headfield won the mid-table clash with Halton Moor with a 4-2 home victory.

There was a win for Ossett Common Rovers over Crofton Sports by two goals to one.

In Division One, Rock Inn continued their 100 per cent record with a 1-0 win away at Royston Cross.

There was also a 4-1 win for Durkar to keep them within three points of Rock Inn.

Fox & Hounds continue to lead the way in Division Two after a 9-0 demolishing of Eastmoor Reserves.

In the West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy, Prince of Wales were crushed 13-1 at Real Moor.

Snydale Athletic also bowed out, losing 5-1 at St Bedes, while New Carlton were smashed 20-0 at Oxenhope Recreation Reserves.

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