West Riding County Amateur League: Bloomfield is Wakefield’s hero

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WAKEFIELD City strengthened their Division One promotion bid with Saturday’s 1-0 success at basement boys Bay Athletic Reserves.

Rob Bloomfield (pictured) bagged a second-half winner for Wakefield, who are seven points behind second-placed Lower Hopton but have four games in hand.

Lower Hopton edged out visiting Wibsey 4-3 through a brace from Sylbert Stewart plus strikes from Luke Peacock and Liam Reilly.

Wibsey netted through Mick Burke, Danny O’Donnell and an own goal.

Leaders Hunsworth saw off visiting Westbrook YMCA 3-1 as the home side’s Andrew Wood, Lee McKeown and Stuart McCallum all struck.

Tobu Aspinall was on target for Westbrook.

Third-bottom Overthorpe Sports Club took a 1-1 draw from their clash at Salts while mid-table Storthes Hall Reserves enjoyed a 5-0 win at home against Steeton Reserves.

Elliott Chambers, Luke Robertshaw, Joe Fox, Steven Roy and Joshimar Bradshaw all netted a goal each.

In the Premier Division, leaders Ovenden West Riding closed in on the title with a 5-1 success at third-placed Campion.

Andrew Bailey and John Booth netted braces for Ovenden, whose Robbie Graham also struck. Ben Omelia’s effort proved only a Campion consolation.

Second-placed Bay Athletic slipped to a 2-1 loss at home to 10th-placed Tyersal.

Bay led at the break through Andy Salm before losing to second-half goals from Tyersal’s Wayne Wright and Andy Morley (penalty).

Ovenden lead Bay by 13 points but Bay have eight games remaining whereas Ovenden have five left.

Bottom club Hall Green United savoured a 2-1 success at home to seventh-placed Steeton. Lee Speight and Kyle Warden netted for Hall Green with Adam Spencer the solitary Steeton scorer.

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