Heavy Woollen: Chickenley keep pecking away but league leaders Mirfield maintain upper hand

Heavy Woollen League Premier Division action between Chickenley and Mirfield Town. PIC: Steve Riding
Heavy Woollen League Premier Division action between Chickenley and Mirfield Town. PIC: Steve Riding
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Mirfield Town maintained their three point lead at the top of the Premier after edging out AFC Chickenley in a 5-4 thriller.

Michael Chadwick hit a brace for Chickenley who also had Simon Moffatt and Tim Clarke netting.

Mirfield, though, claimed the points thanks to a Dale Wood double, plus strikes from Oliver Rounding, Adam Brown and Jonathan Mitchell.

Woodkirk Valley lie second after Christy Woods, with a brace, James Tesseyman and Ryan Thackray all found the net in a 4-0 win at Mount Pleasant.

St John Fisher played their first league game since November and climbed to third with a 5-1 win over bottom club Overthorpe Sports Club. Paul Hodgson opened the scoring for Overthorpe but Fisher hit back through a Rob Hiscox hat-trick, plus efforts from Matthew Bugg and Stephen Wales.

Woodman Batley Carr and Birkenshaw stay fourth and fifth respectively after playing out a lively 5-5 draw. Lee Brook, with a hat-trick, and Andrew Pickles, with two, netted for Woodman but Dale Wright’s superb four-timer plus a Will Gough strike earning a point for the visitors.

The only game in the Championship saw St John Fisher Reserves go second after winning 4-3 at bottom side Ravenswharfe, who replied through Ben Smith, Sam Hewitt and Corey Joseph.

In other highlights, Scott Lightowler hit four goals as Hanging Heaton Cricket Club increased their lead at the top of Division One to 11 points with a 7-0 win at bottom side Birkenshaw Reserves, Tom Secker, Jamie Baulk and James Keen bagged the others.

Division Two leaders Old Bank WMC suffered only their second defeat of the season as they lost 2-1 at local Mirfield rivals Saville Arms, who had a double from Saul Lee to thank. Stephen Brown hit Old Bank’s consolation.

Kingsley Wetherald of Beeston tries to win the ball against Horbury Town.

Photo gallery: Match action and goals from the weekend’s games around Leeds and West Yorkshire