West Yorkshire League - Boroughbridge take over at the top ... but only on goals difference

Boroughbridge made the most of Beeston St Anthony’s action-free weekend to take over the pace at the head of the Premier standings - but only by virtue of a better goals difference.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 6:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 8:32 am
Jamie Colvin heads wide for Altofts during their seven-goal Division 2 thriller at Old Centralians. Picture: Steve Riding.

Boroughbridge had their home game against third-placed Hall Green United pretty much tied up at half-time when the hosts led by two clear goals.

It finished 3-0 with Gabe Hopkinson, Alex Ingham and Jonathan Maulin scoring the goals.

Fourth-placed Horbury Town were held to a 2-2 draw by mid-table visitors Robin Hood Athletic.

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Luke Harrop scores from a free kick for Old Centralians in their 4-3 Division 2 reverse to Altofts. Picture: Steve Riding.

Two Gibril Bojang goals for Town were cancelled out by strikes for Ryan Ferguson and Stephen Hancock.

Huddersfield Amateur remain rooted to the foot of the table - and remain winless - after being edged out 2-1 by sixth-placed visitors, Hunslet.

Samuel Kyeremeh and substitute Joseph Edmonds netted for the victors.

The scheduled games between Carlton Athletic and Headingley, and Ilkley and Field were postponed.

Old Centralians claim their second goal, which came off an Altofts defender. Picture: Steve Riding.

In Division 1, the top two couldn’t be separated.

Leaders Rawdon Old Boys - now on 12 points - went ahead in the first half at G&C Hartshead thanks to a James Brennan goal, but the hosts were like a dog with a bone and simply couldn’t be shaken off.

It finished two apiece with Kris Hudson adding to the Rawdon tally and Ben Smith and Patrick Sykes netting for the hosts, who sit just a point behind Saturday’s visitors in the standings.

Third-placed Kirk Deighton Rangers were given a good run for their money by Salts, who sit fifth on the ladder, before edging the contest 2-1.

Roman Neal and George Widdows scored for Rangers with Ryan Canning landing the lone goal for Salts.

Tenth-placed Otley Town turned the tables on higher-placed visitors Wyke Wanderers, 1-0 thanks to Liam Dixon’s decisive goal.

Jack Farrimond struck twice to earn 11th-placed Pool AFC a 2-2 draw at home to Shelley, currently eighth on the ladder, and ninth-placed Wetherby Athletic dug deep to come away from their home fixture with East End Park with a worthy point.

Anthony Walsh netted for Athletic after the sides had turned around goalless.

In Division 2, Brighouse Sports edged out visitors Leeds Modernians 2-1 to stay level on points with leaders Kellingley Welfare First thanks to goals from Ethan Radcliffe and Charlie Stone.

Daniel Claxton pegged one back for Mods.

Jordan Hutchinson hit a hat-trick, meanwhile, as ‘Big K’ thrashed visitors Overthorpe Sports Club First 8-2 after leading 6-0 at the break. Brendan Cummings (2), Regan Fish, Kristopher Sleight (2) and Evan Tyson were also on target for Welfare.

Fourth-placed Laund Hill FC pipped visitors Rothwell Juniors First to the post, 1-0 courtesy of a Joe Fitzpatrick goal.

Mid-table rivals Old Centralians First and Altofts were involved in a seven-goal thriller that went the visitors’ way 4-3.

Luke Harrop (2) and sub’ Matthew O’Keefe were on target for Centralians.

Ripon City First outgunned Tingley Athletic FC 1st 5-1 after leading by just one goal at half-time.

Kyle Fox, Adam Haswell, Brendan Clarke and substitute Gareth Barker were among the scorers.

Third-placed Swillington Saints Welfare First were too strong for visitors Howden Clough, who are still awaiting their first win.

It finished 8-0 with goals coming from David Bell, Daniel Hall (3), Christopher Parkin (2), Jack Witcher and sub’ Jack Stoker, which leaves Saints on 13 points, just two off the pacesetters.

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