Yorkshire Amateur League - Hague hat-trick helps Athletico keep track of Supreme leaders
Paul Hague hit a hat-trick as third-placed Athletico kept the pressure on the Supreme Division’s top two with an 8-2 win at Stanley United.
The hosts trailed 6-0 at half-time and though they pegged two back through Nathan Faint and Ben Laycock, it was always going to be an uphill task.
James Chadwick, Zain Mushtaq, Mohammad Qasim (2) and sub’ David Dawud Bayoh scored the other goals for Athletico.
Leaders Farsley Celtic Juniors made light work of their return to action with a 7-1 win at lowly Lower Hopton. A goal in each half from Laurie Power were enough to give second-placed Horsforth St Margaret’s a 2-0 win over visiting mid-tablers, Leeds Medics & Dentists.
Fifth-place Littletown had too much firepower at Drighlington, winning 3-1 with goals from Scott Lightowler, Nathan McDaid and Thomas Ramsden. Sub’ Jacob Phillips scored second-bottom Drig’s consolation.
Route One Rovers and Toller played out a 3-3 draw with Shoaib Iqbal and Zak Khan (2) on target for Rovers, and Talent Ndlovu (2) and Kieran Suddards cancelling them out.
A goal from Ryan Sharrocks wasn’t enough to deny sixth-placed Leeds City a 2-1 win at Wortley.
At the lower end of the ladder, hosts Calverley United held sway 3-2 over tenacious visitors Ryburn United.
Only one of next Sunday’s fixtures is yet to be confirmed – leaders Farsley Celtic Juniors.
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