County Amateur League: Littletown finally secure first point of season

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Littletown finally recorded their first Premier Division point of the season at the sixth time of asking after a thrilling 4-4 draw at fellow strugglers Steeton, writes ANDY DONLEY.

Reece Pollard, pictured, Kane Hall, Jordan Burland and Richard Newsome all netted for the visitors, whilst a Lee Reilly treble and Damian Whiteoak scored for Steeton, who also recorded the same scoreline last week, in the frantic encounter.

Storthes Hall continued their ascent up the table to fifth with an 8-1 demolition of Tyersal, a third win in four games for the division’s joint-top scorers.

Gavin Armitage’s hat-trick was backed up by Jonathon Bullivant’s double, with Lee Bradshaw, Tom McReadie and Jacob Robertson also getting on the scoresheet, giving Storthes 21 goals for the season in just six games. Shane Pogson scored Tyersal’s consolation.

Table-toppers Bay Athletic secured a 2-1 win over newly-promoted Hunsworth to secure their place at the summit for at least another week. Nick Jagger and Simeon Fletcher struck for the hosts in the second half after a scoreless first period, with Adam Womersley scoring for Hunsworth in a valiant effort by the visitors.

Golcar United made it six wins from six with a comfortable 3-1 win over Salts, meaning they now sit in second-place on goal difference. Dean Wareham bagged a brace for the hosts and Andrew Allison also registered, with Jonny Cunnington’s getting Salts on the scoresheet in the second half.

Lower Hopton staged a remarkable comeback to beat Kirkburton 3-2 after the visitors led 2-0 at halftime, thanks to goals from Mathew Crookes and Stephen Tranter.

However a second-half hat-trick from Lincoln Adams won it for the hosts, who have five victories in their six games, whilst Kirkburton are still looking for their first points of the season. Callum Meade scored the only goal as Halifax Irish won their third game in a row, a narrow 1-0 victory over Huddersfield YMCA,

In Division One, Ben Long’s four goals for leaders Thornes FC proved not to be enough as they drew 4-4 with Steeton Reserves. Their second such scoreline this season, Thornes hold on to top spot despite two goals from Steeton’s Ross Bailey, with John O’Galbe and Josh Huntley also striking.

Wibsey won 5-2 for a second consecutive week, this time beating Lepton Highlanders to move to third in the division. Philip Brogan scored a brace for the visitors with Daniel O’Donnell, Joe Crossland and Craig Brown all getting on the scoresheet. Nathan Martin and Joshua Cooke recorded Lepton’s two goals.

Bradford Horton Sports got their first win of the season with a resounding 4-2 triumph over DRAM Community, whilst Storthes Hall Reserves beat Dudley Hall Rangers 2-1 for their first win of the campaign.

Arron Hurst hit a hat-trick to give Wakefield City a 3-2 win over Westbrook YMCA, despite a brace from James Watson.

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