Heavy Woollen League: Fisher boast six-appeal in mastering Mirfield task

Mark McDermott shoots for Woodkirk Valley under pressure from Joe Hanson of Millbridge.
Mark McDermott shoots for Woodkirk Valley under pressure from Joe Hanson of Millbridge.
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MANAGER Paul Riordan billed it as their toughest challenge but St John Fisher enjoyed a 6-2 win at new boys Mirfield Town to make it four wins out of four at the top of the Premier.

Rob Bordman led the way with a hat-trick for Fisher, who also had Jordan Gorrick, Dominic Riordan and James Riordan on the scoresheet.

Chris Meeson netted both goals for Mirfield, who slip to third place.

Woodkirk Valley climbed to second spot after Scott Love, with a brace, and Matthew Moon struck in a 3-0 at home to Millbridge WMC.

At Ings Lane, Overthorpe Sports Club drew 3-3 with AFC Chickenley. Reece Patterson, Kristian Angus and Jack Allerton netted for Overthorpe with Chickenley replying through a Michael Chadwick double and a Sam Pickles strike.

Championship leaders Harts-head maintained their perfect record as they won 1-0 at home to Clifton Rangers thanks to Jamie Beever’s lone strike.

St John Fisher Reserves lie third after winning 7-5 against Birstall St Patricks. Hat-trick hero Dominic Simpson and double-up Jonny Ginnelly plus Charlie Frear and Jack Presswell netted for Fisher, with Birstall replying through doubles from Jean-Marie Julienne and Tom Williams plus a strike from Alex Coucill.

With previous leaders The Yorkshireman not in league action, Battyeford now lead Division One following a 3-2 win at home to Punch Bowl, with Nathan Clarke striking twice for the visitors.

Birkenshaw Reserves won 6-2 at St Ignatius after Ryan Hird hit four goals, supported by strikes from Lee Brook and Chris Wdowczyk.

Tim Blackburn hit both goals for St Ignatius, who lie second bottom.

Old Bank WFC are top of Division Two after Joshua Cooke, with two, and Robert Evans both scored in a 3-0 win at home to Field Head.

Craig Fryer and Lee Davey scored for Overthorpe Sports Club but were undone by Six Lane Ends who won 4-2 thanks to Corey Schofield’s late strike.

Clifton Rangers A hit the highest score in the league this week after Alex Bottomley scored five in a 11-1 win at bottom side Shire.

Wazeem Javed also netted four and Daniel Leahy a double, with Shire replying through James Sykes.

Elsewhere, Birkenshaw cruised through their Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup First Round tie against Marsh, winning 15-0. Michael Smith led the way with five goals, with Joel Farrar, Liam Fox and Marc Trapps all bagging hat-tricks and Ben Smith completing the tally.