Heavy Woollen League: Stocks rifles in hat-trick as Liversedge pack a punch

Alan Cheshire, of Scholes, shoots wide past Batley Celtics goalkeeper Brad Jackson.
Alan Cheshire, of Scholes, shoots wide past Batley Celtics goalkeeper Brad Jackson.
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JUST two games survived in the Heavy Woollen League on Sunday with Scholes Athletic and FC Liversedge both recording comfortable away wins in Division One.

Liversedge obliged 5-1 at Punch Bowl AFC as Danny Stocks fired in a hat-trick.

Lee McKeown and Mark Wigley were also on target for the visitors, who remain in fourth but only behind third-placed Battyeford on goal difference though Battyeford have played one game less.

There’s then a six-point gap to second-placed The Yorkshireman, but they have played three games more than Battyeford, as have leaders Hanging Heaton Cricket Club, who are two points clear.

Josh Wood hit Sunday’s consolation goal for Punch Bowl, who stay fourth-bottom and just a point clear of the bottom two.

Scholes Athletic remain in fifth despite their 4-2 triumph at the third-bottom club Batley Celtics.

Gareth Jones fired in a brace for the visitors, supported by a goal each for Jonny Irving and Mick Hutton.

Rafal Siudak and David Bennington replied for Celtics, who are also one point clear of second-bottom Birkenshaw Reserves.

On the plus side for Birkenshaw Reserves, they do have three games in hand.

Brook Butler Cup action takes centre stage this coming weekend with Woodman Batley Carr’s trip to Mount Pleasant the sole game planned for the Premier.

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