Heavy Woollen League: Walker’s crisp finishing runs up eight-goal haul

Action from Saville Armsv Clifton Rangers in Heavy Woollen League Division 2.
Action from Saville Armsv Clifton Rangers in Heavy Woollen League Division 2.
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Once again the poor weather decimated the Heavy Woollen League programme with only seven fixtures surviving.

But there was no shortage of games or goals in Division Two where Batley Irish Nash pummelled visiting Shire FC 17-0 as part of 40 goals across just four games.

Kyle Walker led the way with a superb eight-goal haul for Batley while Elliott Williams also chipped in with four.

Lee Ryan also bagged a hat-trick with Tom Yarnold and Ben Lister completing the scoring to take second-placed Batley’s goal difference up to plus 40.

It’s a different story for Shire who have lost 10 games out of 10 and have conceded 105 goals en route to a goal difference of minus 96.

Division Two leaders Old Bank WMC emerged 6-1 winners at third-bottom Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves. Joshua Cooke led the way with four goals with Tom Frizzell and James Hardwick completing the scoring.

Old Bank are six points clear of Batley but Irish Nash have two games in hand. Lewis Ward hit Overthorpe’s consolation.

Third-placed Rose Of York strengthened their arm by hammering fourth-placed hosts Snowdon 9-1.

Matthew Bolton recorded a hat-trick with Dean Vernon adding a brace which was supported by goals from, Jordan Brook, Luke Hemmings, Reece Brook and Andrew Asquith. Saville Arms went fifth after Saul Lee, with a brace, Adam Nicholls, Lewis Tolson and Patrick Davies all scored in a 5-1 win over Clifton Rangers A.

The only game in the Premier Division saw Birkenshaw climb to fifth place with a 5-4 win at AFC Chickenley.

Jack Rogerson, with two, Liam Fox, Dale Wright and Ben Smith were on target for Birkenshaw, with Chickenley replying through braces from Tim Clarke and Shaun McDaid.

In the Championship, Town Rangers moved up to fifth place after Kieron Kavanah, Richard Boustead and Kieran Ryan all netted in a 3-1 win at Marsh, who replied through Dave Addison. Division One leaders Hanging Heaton Cricket Club lost out 7-5 to third-placed FC Liversedge after Mark Wigley hit five goals for the away side.

Lee McKeown bagged the other two, with Hanging Heaton replying through a Scott Lightowler double, plus strikes from Jack Morris, Dave Hall and Tom Ramsden.

Premier Division leaders St John Fisher Old Boys are due on Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup duty this weekend.

Mirfield Town and Woodkirk Valley could go top of the piles with wins against AFC Chickenley and Mount Pleasant respectively.

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