Wakefield Saturday: Beechwood cut gap at top to just three points

Andy Griggs of Methley finds a gap
Andy Griggs of Methley finds a gap
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Beechwood closed the gap to top of the league Rothwell to a slender three points at the top of the Wakefield Saturday Premier League, following a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Fieldhead Hospital.

A Jason Kitchen brace helped Beechwood to their 11th victory from 13 this season. He was joined on the score-sheet by Liam Gales.

Elsewhere in the division, there was a thriller at the other end of the table as home side Eastmoor saw off Dewsbury OB 4-3 to collect just their second win of the season.

Michael Thompson’s brace and a solitary effort from Trevor Thomas was not enough for Dewsbury.

In Division One FC Ossett dropped to fourth following a 2-1 defeat at Altofts, a victory that moves them into sixth place.

In the Division One League Cup second round Horbury Town eased to a 3-0 win at Ossett Two Brewers.

At the summit of Division Two, Kettlethorpe maintained the impressive form they have shown this season with yet another win, as they overcame tenth-placed Overthorpe 4-1 at home. Bottom of the league Adwalton showed once again the unpredictable nature of the league, by beating fifth-placed New Wheel at home by the same 4-1 score-line. Dewsbury OB Reserves managed to share the spoils with a 2-2 draw at home to sixth-placed Swillington Welfare to pick up just their eleventh point of the season. Alex Pearce and Matthew Briggs scoring for Dewsbury as they remain eleventh.

With the top two out of league action in Division Three, it was important that third and fourth placed sides, Horbury Athletic and White Rose maintained the pressure on them.

Horbury Athletic picked up a 2-1 win at home to Methley United, whilst White Rose won 3-1 at home to bottom-side Syndale Athletic Reserves.

Also in Division Three, Crofton Sports dealt out a ninth defeat of the season to travelling Wrenthorpe with a 3-1 triumph.

Premier Leaders Rothwell carried their domestic form into the cup with a 5-1 win at home to Syndale Athletic to progress to the fourth round.

Joining them in the hat for the next round will be Durkar FC who was 3-0 victors at Bramley Athletic Reserves.

There was more luck for Bramley’s first team, who didn’t have many problems away to Woodhouse Hill Normanton as they ran out 4-1 winners.

Elsewhere there was a win for Crackenedge FC 2-0 at Purston Athletic.

CATCH ME: Beechwood's Barry Edwards breaks through the East Leeds defence.. Picture: Simon Hulme

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