Six-hitting Boroughbridge open three-point gap at top of the West Yorkshire League

Leaders Boroughbridge took full advantage of second-placed Hunslet’s postponed fixture to open a three-point gap at the top of the Premier table.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:53 am
Steve Crawford of, Beeston St Anthony, who scored twice in the win over Hall Green United. Picture: Steve Riding.

Bottom club Huddersfield Amateur had no answer to the visitors’ shooting prowess, turning around 4-1 in arrears before eventually being hit for six.

It finished 6-1 with ’Bridge goals coming courtesy of Joe Chisholm, Gabe Hopkinson, Jonathan Maulin, Joseph Navier (2) and Chris Simpson.

Robin Hood Athletic, in fifth, inflicted a 1-0 defeat on neighbours Carlton Athletic to plunge the visitors into unfamiliar territory on the league ladder way down in 10th place.

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James Mooney shoots for Beeston. Picture: Steve Riding.

Lee Bennett bagged the all-important goal.

Fourth-placed Hall Green United must have thought they were in with a chance after turning around 0-0 at Beeston St Anthony.

But the third-placed, Leeds-based side turned up the heat in the second half and were rewarded with three unanswered goals.

Steve Crawford struck twice and sub’ Joe Wood also found the back of the net for Saints.

Jake Topp, of Beeston St Anthony, hits his free kick over the Hall Green wall. Picture: Steve Riding.

Mid-tablers Field and Horbury Town, meanwhile, played out a goalless draw.

In Division 1, Rawdon Old Boys have maximum points after two games following Saturday’s 6-2 success at Wetherby Athletic.

Both sides doubled their first-half tallies, the teams turning around at 3-1.

Rawdon goals came from Elliot James Goldthorp, Craig Nicholls (2), Lewis Nightingale, Oliver Nightingale and Sam Boldy.

Pool, meanwhile, may be bottom of the pile (admittedly after only one game) but gave second-placed G&C Hartshead a real good run for their money.

Hartshead edged it 1-0 thanks to a solitary strike by substitute Blake Maude.

Otley Town and Kirk Deighton Rangers played out a goalless draw while fifth-placed Aberford Albion shook up Salts with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Dominic Blair and Joshua Haigh.

And sixth-placed East End Park managed to turn the tables on visiting Shelley, who sit two places above them on the ladder. It finished 3-1.

In Division 2, top shots Brighouse Sports made it two from two with a 5-0 victory over second-bottom Tingley Athletic.

Second-placed Swillington Saints Welfare First also maintained a 100 per cent record after two outings after going down to 10 men at home to Old Centralians First.

It finished 5-3 with David Bell, Jack Stoker, Danny Waite and sub’ Kieran Turnbull (2) netting for Saints, and Matthew O’Keefe, Aaron Rothery and substitute Chris Ward were on target for the visitors.

Substitute Tom Griffiths came off the bench on the hour to net two goals in the space of five minutes to steer sixth-placed Rothwell Junior First to a 4-0 win over bottom club, Howden Clough.

Jack Griffths gave Rothwell a 1-0 half-time lead and Dylan Parr wrapped things up with a goal in the 80th minute.

Half-time substitute Elliott Rhodes scored Kellingley Welfare First’s second goal in a 2-0 win over hosts Ripon City First after Regan Fish had opened the scoring on the hour.

Elsewhere, Overthorpe Sports Club First put up stiff resistance before being edged out 3-2 by visitors Leeds Modernians, while Laund Hill FC First outgunned visiting Altofts 4-2.

George Doyle, Elliott Frodsham, Jamal Hanson and substitute Cliffroy Creighton were on target for Laund Hill.

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