Spen Valley/Selby - Back-to back wins seal title for Athletico

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ATHLETICO secured the Spen Valley League Premier Division title with Saturday’s 4-0 success at relegation-battling Hartshead, writes LEE SOBOT.

Athletico set themselves up for the weekend’s title win with Wednesday night’s 6-3 triumph at home to mid-table Idle which put them four points clear of Palestino with two games left to play.

Palestino needed Athletico to slip up at Hartshead but instead doubles from Paul Hague and Bilal Mirza sealed the silverware.

Palestino were 5-2 winners to home to Idle on Saturday but Athletico can no longer be caught.

Elsewhere in the top flight on Saturday, third-placed Girlington edged a 4-3 humdinger at sixth-placed Vision FC Wyke.

Farron Denton, James Denison and Josh Clough all netted for Vision but a goal each from Shoaib Javed, Saad Abbas, Fraz Dar and Adil Tanvir gave Girlington all three points.

In an end of season dead-rubber in Division One, second-placed Mount Pleasant were 4-3 victors at home to third-placed Inter Batley as a brace from Shakeel Mira was supported by a goal each from Moosa Raja and Jaabir Patel.

A Raees Lorgat double and Afzal Laher strike was in vain for the visitors.

Leaders Dewsbury West Side have long since sealed the title.

Elsewhere, the Selby League’s Pontefract Town were chinned 2-1 by Kellingley Welfare in the final of the Castleford & District FA Challenge Cup.

A first-half goal from captain Chris Burnett had put Ponte 1-0 up.