SCOTT LOVE’S hat-trick inspired Woodkirk Valley to a 6-1 romp at AFC Chickenley that moved the hosts a point clear at the top of the Heavy Woollen Premier.
Love’s treble was supported by strikes from Mark McDermott, Ryan Thackray and Nick Williamson as a Blake Dewhirst effort proved in vain for Chickenley.
Previous leaders St John Fisher’s game with Millbridge WMC was postponed.
Mirfield Town are third after Kyle Douglas hit a hat-trick, Jonathan Mitchell a brace and Kieran Corley a solo in a 6-1 win over Mount Pleasant who replied through Faisal Adam.
And Joel Farrar bagged a hat-trick for Birkenshaw as they hammered bottom side Oakwell Motel 10-0. Jon Bullivant, Dale Wright and Michael Smith all fired braces for Birkenshaw with Luke Barker completing the tally.
Woodman Batley Carr beat Overthorpe Sports Club 4-3 in a tense game at Sands Lane. Nicki Croisdale, with two, Jason Milner and Jonny Walton scored for Woodman, with Overthorpe replying through Sam Sweeney, Jack Allerton and Kristian Angus.
Championship leaders Hartshead dropped their first points of the season after going down 2-1 to Deighton WMC despite veteran Martin Ellis’ strike. Deighton claimed their first win thanks to goals from Jamie Pearson and Michael Fill.
Marsh lie in second spot after hat-trick hero Marc Harrison, Kane Etherington and Liam Roe all found the net in a 5-2 win over bottom side Ravenswharfe who replied through Ben Smith and Duane Fascione.
Joe Jagger hit four goals as Heckmondwike Sports Club won 7-3 at home to St John Fisher Reserves to climb to third place. Robin Knight, with two, and George Porter scored the others with Fisher replying through a Rob Bordman brace, plus a strike from Dominic Simpson.
Navigation won 5-1 at Birstall St Patricks thanks to a Sam Raymond brace, one each from Gareth Seville and Dave Blakeley and an own goal. Elsewhere Clifton Rangers won 4-0 against Town Rangers.
In other action, Hanging Heaton Cricket Club moved up to second place in Division One after thumping leaders Battyeford 9-2. Scott Lightowler led the way with a hat-trick, while Jamie Baulk hit a brace and Sam Heaton, James Keen, Tom Ramsden and Dave Hall completed the scoring.
Division Two leaders Old Bank WMC enjoyed an 8-0 win at bottom side Shire thanks largely to Robert Evans, who hit four goals, with Josh Cooke, Tim Bruce, Danny Galindo and Ben Williams also netting.