Wakefield League: Milburn’s treble seals Gate’s first win of season

Action from Ossett Two Brewers v Featherstone Colliery. PIC: Steve Riding
Action from Ossett Two Brewers v Featherstone Colliery. PIC: Steve Riding
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beechwood gate finally got their Premier Division campaign up and running with Saturday’s 5-1 beating of hosts Bramley Athletic.

Despite finishing second last year, Gate entered the fixture seeking this season’s first league win and a Macauley Milburn brace inspired a three-point haul.

Ollie Morne, Liam Gales and Glen Hylton also struck for Beechwood who are now to sixth.

Leaders Crofton Sports were not in action and Prince Of Wales blew a big chance to close when held to a goalless draw at home to fourth-placed FC Gawthorpe.

Walton moved fifth with a 2-1 win at home to Snydale Athletic who are now bottom after a 2-1 triumph for second-bottom Old Bank WMC at seventh-placed Seacroft AFC.

Dewsbury Rangers Old Boys continued their perfect start to the Division One season with a 5-1 victory at home to ninth-placed Seacroft AFC Reserves.

Dewsbury’s Bill Phethean bagged a double supported by a goal each from Rob Smith, Michael Thompson and Jordan Pugh.

Dewsbury have now won five out of five but Crackenedge made it four wins out of four with a 5-2 triumph at eighth-placed Eastmoor.

Three points further back in third are FC Purston Athletic who overcame fifth-placed visitors AFC Kettlethorpe.

AFC Ossett are fourth after a 2-1 verdict at second-bottom Altofts AFC.

Elsewhere in Division One, Ossett Town Brewers bagged their first league win of the season through a 5-1 success at home to basement boys Featherstone Colliery.

Ossett Dynamoes jumped to sixth with a 4-3 verdict against seventh-placed visitors Pontefract Sports And Social.

The top three in Division Two all won with Drighlington Juniors continuing to lead Nostell Miners Welfare and New Wheel.

Division Three is led by White Rose who have 15 points out of 15 after Saturday’s 5-2 win at Henry Boons.

Amongst other action in the division was a 5-0 cruise for Waterloo at second bottom Snydale Athletic Reserves.

A Sam Page brace was supported by a goal each from Mark Herries, Joshua Austin and Geoff Wilson.

But a Chris Colley strike proved in vain for Swan Wakefield as they lost 3-1 at second-placed Crofton Sports FC Reserves.

Away from league matters, Ryhill FC booked their place in the second round of the Jim Callaghan Cup with a 4-3 win at Stanley United.

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