Heavy Woollen League: Woods carves out four as Valley gorge on goals

Heavy Woollen League action between Rose of York and Six Lane Ends. PIC: Steve Riding
Heavy Woollen League action between Rose of York and Six Lane Ends. PIC: Steve Riding
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Woodkirk Valley climbed to the summit of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division after Christy Woods bagged four goals in a 7-2 win at Oakwell Motel.

Jonny Downey, James Tesseyman and Simon Poole hit the others, with Jonny Beverley firing both goals for Oakwell, who remain in seventh place.

Nick Robinson scored for Millbridge WMC, but they lost 2-1 at Woodman Batley Carr, who move up to third.

Joel Farrar netted both goals as fifth-placed Birkenshaw won 2-0 at lowly Mount Pleasant.

Overthorpe Sports Club won only their second league game of the season, edging out AFC Chickenley 4-3. Tim Clarke, Michael Chadwick and Jack Smith put Chickenley in charge, but the visitors hit back through Sam Sweeney (brace), Lewis Ward and Jordan Angus.

The top two sides in the Championship met, with Navigation emerging as the new leaders after goals from Sam Raymond and Rob McCall saw them win 2-1 against Clifton Rangers.

Heckmondwike Sports Club lie in fourth place following a 5-3 win at Town Rangers thanks to George Porter (2), Robin Knight, Joe Armour and Dominic Hinchliffe.

Hartshead won 4-0 at lowly Birstall St Patricks, whilst Ravenswharfe enjoyed their first league win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Deighton WMC thanks to goals from Sam Hewitt, Salem Iqbal and Matthew Hepworth. The Yorkshireman moved to within touching distance of the top of Division One with a 6-1 win over Scholes Athletic. They remain eight points behind leaders Hanging Heaton Cricket Club, but have three games in hand.

Battyeford lie third after they won 3-2 at home to Batley Celtics, who had Oliver Mitchell and Brad Jackson on the scoresheet.

Jordan Bales hit two goals for bottom side Punch Bowl, but they lost 4-2 at Clifton Rangers Reserves. Birkenshaw Reserves climbed off the foot of the table after goals from Dave Harrison and Liam Roe saw them win 2-0 against St Ignatius.

In Division Two, Old Bank WMC moved 11 points clear at the top following a 3-1 win at Field Head thanks to a Robert Evans brace plus a strike from Josh Cooke.

Batley Irish Nash lie second, though they were held to a 2-2 draw by Snowdon despite goals from Jordan Ledgard and Tom Yarnold.

Patrick Davies and James Damen scored for third-placed Saville Arms in a dour 2-1 win at Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves, who replied through Lee Davey.

Rose of York climbed to fourth place after Andrew Asquith (2), Dean Vernon, Luke Fozzard and Taylor Biggins all found the net in a 5-0 win over Six Lane Ends.

Bottom side Shire lost again, this time losing 9-0 against Clifton Rangers A.

St John Fisher booked a place in the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup final after Irfane Khan (2) and Rob Bordman scored in a 3-1 win over Mirfield Town, who had Gibril Bojang to thank for their consolation.

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