West Yorkshire League: Hartshead hounded by victorious Mount St Mary’s

Mount St Mary's 'Patrick Gibbons takes control of the ball against Hartshead.
Mount St Mary's 'Patrick Gibbons takes control of the ball against Hartshead.
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MOUNT St Mary’s bagged the West Yorkshire League headlines as a 3-1 defeat of Division Two leaders Hartshead kept alive their promotion push.

There were no games played in the Premier Division with the West Yorkshire League representative side on FA Inter League Cup duty.

The White rose outfit recorded a 3-1 preliminary round victory against the Wearside League on a day when Mount St Mary’s were also left beaming.

Their home game with leaders Hartshead was goalless at the interval, but a second-half brace for Jordan Talbot and a strike from Thomas Hamill gave the hosts a hard-earned victory.

Mount sit second, nine points behind leaders Hartshead who they have two games in hand on.

But best placed are second-placed Sherburn White Rose who are five points behind Hartshead and with three games in hand after Saturday’s 5-2 win at Garforth Rangers.

Two strikes from Danny Middleton plus one apiece from Thomas Bradley and Lee Jones helped hem to victory.

Fourth-placed Baildon Trinity Athletic were held 1-1 at home to fifth-placed Ossett Common Rovers whose Daniel Fletcher struck while sixth-placed Rothwell Town were 2-1 victors at bottom club Hall Green United with goals from George Walker and Ryan Daly in the face of a late home Eliot Schofield strike.

The success followed in-form Rothwell’s 3-0 triumph at Sherburn last Wednesday evening, achieved through a Daniel Squires double and Tom Carter strike. Middleton Park jumped off the foot of the division as a 2-1 triumph at home to Kellingley Welfare sent them 12th, Craig Fradgley being the Welfare scorer.

Yorkshire Amateur are now second bottom after a 1-1 draw at home to Normanton Woodhouse Hill.

Great Preston jumped to ninth with a 3-0 win over visiting Barwick who are now tenth as Tom Davis, Kieron Jarrett and Shaun Powell all notched one each.

In Division One, fifth-placed Ilkley Town held visiting leaders Pool to a 2-2 draw with Maxwell Drake and Thomas Fleming netting for the visitors and Adam Davey and Adam Fowler for the hosts.

Wyke Wanderers are ten points back in second after a 3-0 win at third-bottom Altofts in which Ben Bodle, Aiden Day and James Gilmartin all struck.

Third-placed Carlton Athletic did not play and fourth-placed Thornhill’s hosting of Old Centralians was postponed.

Old Modernians jumped to sixth by obliging 2-1 at bottom side Howden Clough whose Jozef Kenzitt notched in vain with Mods now above seventh-placed Stanley United blew a chance to close when they lost out 1-0 at eighth-placed Headingley.

Kippax rose to ninth with a 1-0 verdict at second-bottom Swillington Saints while there were six goals in the game at Whitkirk Wanderers who dropped to tenth after losing 5-1 at home to Featherstone Colliery who rose to 12th.

Adam Cameron and Kyle Sambrook both notched braces as part of the away side’s five-star showing.

One Premier Division game was played last Wednesday evening with Oxenhope Recreation held to a 1-1 draw in a mid-table battle at Knaresborough Town.

George Eustance struck for Boro with Thomas Marshall on target for the visitors.