Heavy Woollen League: Godding hat-trick hurls Fisher towards the title

Heavy Woollen League action from Batley Irish Nash v Saville Arms. PIC: Steve Riding
Heavy Woollen League action from Batley Irish Nash v Saville Arms. PIC: Steve Riding
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St John Fisher extended their lead at the top of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division to nine points after Andy Godding hit a hat-trick in a 5-0 win at Birkenshaw.

Dominic Riordan and Matthew Bugg bagged the others with Fisher able to clinch the title by beating Woodman Batley Carr this Sunday.

Fisher were also 4-1 victors at home to Mirfield Town on Thursday evening with Woodkirk Valley moving second by romping to an 8-0 victory at Birkenshaw the same night.

In the only other game played in the Premier Division, Mount Pleasant came from behind to claim a 3-3 draw at Overthorpe Sports Club.

Lewis Ward, Steve Jordan and Jack Allerton put the home side in control but a brace from Faisal Adam plus a Nadim Hussein penalty ensured the points were shared.

Navigation are four points clear at the top of the Championship after they won 7-0 at Clifton Rangers, who lie third.

Heckmondwike Sports Club are in second place after Ross Palframan, Jack Hinchliffe, Dominic Hinchliffe and George Porter all found the net in a 4-1 win at St John Fisher Reserves, who replied through Jake Gibson.

Gareth Jones fired a brace and Jonny Irvine hit the other as Scholes Athletic lost 6-3 at home to The Yorkshireman, who lie in second spot in Division One. Hanging Heaton Cricket Club lead the table but can be overhauled if Battyeford win their two remaining games.

Saville Arms are the new leaders in Division Two after they won 4-0 at Batley Irish Nash thanks in main to a Saul Lee hat-trick plus one from Jordan Midwood.

Previous leaders Old Bank WMC lost 4-0 at third placed Rose of York after Reiss Brook (two), Matthew Bolton and Ashley Wells all found the net. In the only other game played, Field Head won 5-3 against Clifton Rangers A.