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GRANGEFIELD Old Boys moved back to the top of Senior A with Saturday’s 3-0 defeat of relegation-threatened visitors Trinity And All Saints.

Grangefield led 2-0 at the interval with goals from Andy Kenyon and Rhys Moore with Matty Tomlinson putting the game out of reach of Trinity in the 49th minute.

The Huddersfield Amateur revival continued as they moved sixth after they enjoyed a 5-0 win at home to Old Modernians who are also hovering above the dropzone. Two goals from Mohammed Ozair plus one each from Chris Binks, Ronan Murphy and Joe Simmons saw them to victory. Wigton Moor moved second in Senior B after their 6-2 success against struggling Thornesians who have yet to win this season.

Wigton raced into a 4-0 half time lead with all four goals skilfully taken by the in-form Danny Lyons who is the Senior B leading scorer on nine goals.

Goals from Gareth Hill and Mally Bolland gave Thornes an outside chance of recovery but the game was sealed by firstly David Copnall after being put through by Danny Lyons which was followed by an unstoppable shot from Ben Thompson.

The Beeston Old Boys and Rodillian game ended three goals each but only after Rodillian surrendered a one goal lead in the last five minutes for the second week running.

Lee Mitchell snatching a vital point for Beeston and at the same time completed his hat-trick to ensure that two Rodillian goals from Paul Cuss and one from Elliott Walker were not enough for victory.

In Division One, Morley Town AFC made it four wins from four games with a 4-2 triumph at mid-table Gildersome Spurs Old Boys Reserves. Daniel Norton and Adam Cater netted for Gildersome but two goals from Ryan Hartley plus one each from Kevin Mackay and substitute Christopher Pearson were enough for Morley who led 3-1 at the break.

FC Tadcaster took a first half lead against Leeds Independent through Marlon Richards en route to a 2-1 home win.

Ben Hinkles restored parity for second-bottom Independent with his penalty but a second half strike from Richard Lingard took Tad to third.

In Division Two, Almondburians moved second after eventually overcoming visiting Gildersome Spurs Old Boys 3rds 4-1. Almondburians young striker Adam Lightowlers bagged his second hat trick of the season, ably supported by the prolific Gary Lund. The Gildersome reply came from the equally prolific Jacob Scott.

Woodhouse Moor Meths moved fourth after they eventually sealed a 4-3 success at home to Beeston Old Boys Reserves.

The goals for Woodhouse came courtesy of James Campbell with a brace plus Ants Lewis and substitute George Smith. Tom Bronski, Tom Tempest and Peter Wardenski were on the ball for ninth-placed Beeston.

There was also big relief for Thornesians Reserves as they gained their first win in Division Three with a 5-4 verdict over East Ardsley Wanderers.

Elsewhere, there were also two clashes in the domestic Hancock Cup with St Bedes Reserves edging a 1-0 success at Leeds City Old Boys Reserves.

An Ash Northin strike sealed a meeting with last year’s finalists Stanningley Old Boys Reserves in round two.

Morley Town AFC Reserves also earned the right to visit Shire Academics Reserves in round two after winning a 6-4 humdinger against Ealandians Reserves.

Morley marvel Martin Ross added five more goals to make it nine goals in two games as he scored in the 35th, 57th, 63rd, 70th and 76th minute.

Substitute Ben Hudson also netted in the 83rd Minute.

Ealandians twice held the lead with goals coming from scorers Daz Archer, with two, plus Rik Mollet and Chris Pollard.

Aimi Beresford bagged a decisive brace for Brighouse in the 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers.

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