West Yorkshire: Honours appear on horizon for Bardsey

Ashley Munton of Stanley holds off Josh Williams of Old Mods
Ashley Munton of Stanley holds off Josh Williams of Old Mods
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Bardsey continued their title charge in the Premier Division by romping to a 4-0 win away from home against East End Park.

Steven Palfrey scored a sensational hat-trick for last season’s champions and a solitary strike from Jamie Thomson rounded off the win.

Kippax suffered a 3-1 defeat against Horbury Town that leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table.

Aaron Gray scored for Kippax to send them into the break on level terms with their opponents, but a double from Tristan Cost and a goal from Lee Mills ultimately gave Horbury all three points.

Despite going down to nine men, Otley Town managed a 2-1 win against Shelley at home to lift them three places into 11th in the league.

Daniel Chadwick and Sam Jewell scored for Otley, but they had Jewell and Toby Harris sent off after two bookable offences each. Phillip Thommesen scored Shelley’s only goal.

In Division One, Knaresborough Town drew level on points with Old Modernians at the top of the table after a 2-1 win against Altofts.

Two goals for Knaresborough Town’s James Watson cancelled out Thomas Brook’s solitary strike for Altofts.

Ashley Munton scored the only goal as leaders Old Modernians fell to a surprising 1-0 loss against mid-table side Stanley United.

Baildon Trinity Athletic fell to a 5-3 loss against Pool at home in a game notable for its significant indiscipline.

Matthew Doran added two for Pool before being sent off, substitute Grant Bligh also got sent off after scoring and Steven Preston and Matthew White put away a goal each for Pool.

Nicholas Warden scored and Daniel Steele added a pair of goals, but this wasn’t enough to give Baildon a result.

Featherstone Colliery stormed to a 7-2 win against Old Centralians to leapfrog them in the league.

Kyle Sambrook scored a stunning four goals for Colliery, overshadowing his teammate Sam Harrison’s hat-trick. Joe Cox and Christopher Ward scored consolation strikes for Old Centralians.

The league’s bottom side Kellingley Welfare fell to a 7-2 loss against Old Headingley at home, with Jordan Hutchinson and Kristopher Sleight bagging for Welfare.

Ilkley Town’s 3-1 win away against Aberford Albion kept them in fourth spot. Stefan Small scored Albion’s only goal.

Dennis Katoro bagged a brace for Carlton Athletic as they climbed into fifth with a 4-1 win against Wyke Wanderers.

Mark Connor and Alan Howard also scored for Athletic. Aiden Day struck Wyke’s only goal.

Division Two leaders Thornhill won 5-1 against basement side Great Preston, with Scott Hargreaves scoring a brace.

Lee Brook, Wayne Flannery and Jordan Rock added a goal apiece to give Thornhill the three points.

Elsewhere in the league, Swillington Saints won 5-3 against Glasshoughton Welfare in a game between two of the division’s big hitters.

Jamie Davies, Daniel Jackson, Dylan Mattison, Jamie Scott and Liam Walton all scored for Swillington to give them the win despite Blaine Kellett’s brace and Lee Grainger’s goal for Welfare.

Garforth Rangers clambered above Yorkshire Amateur on goal difference by beating them 5-4 at home.

Goals from Matthew Marshall, Craig Phelan, Jonathan Booker and two goals by Daniel Wiltshire gave Garforth the win despite a late rally from Yorkshire, who had goals scored by Kyle O’Reilly, Nick White, Ray spencer and Innocent Huly.

Woodhouse Hill (Normanton) lost 3-1 to Hartshead on their travels, with Lee Fletcher scoring the only goal for the away side.

In the pick of the Alliance Division One action, Old Headingley Reserves climbed off the foot of the table with their second win of the season, a stunning 8-1 win against Field Reserves.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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