Wakefield League: Crofton go top after skittling Gawthorpe

Macth action from Eastmoor v Red Lion Alverthorpe.
Macth action from Eastmoor v Red Lion Alverthorpe.
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Crofton Sports FC took full advantage of playing in the only fixture in the Premier Division this weekend by hammering FC Gawthorpe 9-1 to move to the top of the table, writes ROB CONLON.

With the rest of the teams competing in various cup competitions, Crofton’s away win leaves them two points ahead of second placed Fieldhead Hospital, who have a game in hand.

In Division One Dewsbury Rangers OB extended their winning start to four games by defeating visitors Altofts AFC 3-0.

Michael Thompson, Jonathan Smith and Rob Smith all got on the scoresheet for Rangers, who remain in first position, while Altofts are still searching for their first win.

Crackenedge FC also maintained their perfect start, albeit having played a game less than Dewsbury Rangers, with a 6-0 home mauling of Seacroft AFC Reserves.

Seacroft were looking to kick on after winning their first match of the season the previous weekend however they now find themselves in ninth position.

Featherstone Colliery won their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw at home to Ossett Dynamos.

Ben Guilfoyle rescued a point for the Dynamos who are unbeaten in their two games this season.

Pontefract Sports & Social got their campaign up and running with their first win at the fourth attempt.

They beat visitors Ossett Two Brewers 4-2 to climb up to seventh while the Brewers remain rooted to the bottom without a point.

AFC Ossett bounced back from defeat at Seacroft AFC Reserves to beat FC Purston Athletic 3-2 at home.

In Division Two New Pot Oil and Nostell Miners Welfare both made it two wins from their opening two matches.

New Pot Oil recorded a 2-1 victory over visitors Stanley United to leave their opponents still searching for a win, while Nostell Miners Welfare won 4-3 at bottom side Normanton Woodhouse Hill.

Division Three leaders White Rose made it twelve points from a possible twelve with an emphatic 7-2 win over Dewsbury Rangers OB Reserves.

The home win means they are the only team in the division to have played more than one game and made a perfect start, giving them a six point lead at the top.

Elsewhere Overthorpe SC suffered a 2-0 defeat at second place Crofton Sports Reserves.

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