County Amateur: Refreshed Westbrook kickstart season as Lepton keep pace

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A three week break seems to have worked wonders for Westbrook YMCA as the Division One side recorded their first win of the season in impressive fashion on Saturday.

Four goals apiece for Ian Craig and Jarid Robson did the damage as YMCA racked up a resounding 8-2 win against a City side for whom Ryan Barker and Rob Bloomfield reduced the arrears.

Westbrook’s win puts them to within a point of safety behind Steeton Reserves. Westbrook also leapfrog Wibsey, who were hammered 7-0 against in-form Overthorpe who netted through Jack Allerton, Jake Harrison, Steven Jordan, Reece Patterson, James Wilson and Kristian Angus who netted two. Overthorpe have won seven on the bounce, and are charging up a league they sit third in.

Ventus Yeadon Celtic claimed a 6-2 win at West Horton, for whom Faisal Ali saw red after 35 minutes. Celtic have now scored 14 goals in their last three outings, and lead a mid-table in which only three points separate fifth and ninth.

It was Campion Reserves who recorded the biggest shock in the division, as they beat second-placed Honley 3-0 to move to eighth.

In the top tier, Lepton Highlanders kept the heat on Huddersfield YMCA with a 6-1 win against Steeton, whilst Ovenden West Riding celebrated the same scoreline at home to Hunsworth.

Tyersal moved further away from the relegation places with a 3-2 win against Kirkburton, and Salts won out in the battle of the mid-table with a 4-2 win at Lower Hopton.

In Division Two, second-placed Thornton United swapped places with TVR United, now third, thanks to goals from Deroy White, Graeme Sides and a Danny Walker double.

Bradford FC grabbed a 4-1 win over whipping boys Lower Hopton Reserves.

Aimi Beresford bagged a decisive brace for Brighouse in the 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers.

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