Ahmed bags all five goals for Inter but George are closing on Spen Valley title

George Healey can clinch the Spen Valley League Division One title on Saturday if they defeat Dewsbury West Side Reserves.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 6:05 pm
Fox and Hounds warmed up for their crucial Wakefield League Division Two clash with leaders New Pot Oil this Saturday by thrashing Wakefield City 9-0 last week.

First division teams play 18 games each this season and George are eight points clear of Inter Batley, who only have two remaining.

Norfolk are the only team who can now catch George but they must win their remaining six matches and hope the unbeaten leaders lose their last five.

Norfolk edged out Marsh 4-3 last Saturday as Mohammed Omar bagged a brace, while Ismail Loonat and Zaffran Khan also netted.

Scott Newby (two) and Dean Commins replied for Marsh.

Awaab Ahmed struck all five goals as Inter Batley overcame West Side Reserves (Arfan Ali and Agtab Ahmed)5-2.

Inter are eight points clear of third placed Savile Town in the battle for second.

Savile Town were edged out 6-5 in a thriller against Howden Clough despite Fayyaz Bobat netting a hat-trick and further goals from Naveed Hafeez and Rafaqat Hussain.

Shane Thornton and Andy Lawton struck two goals apiece for Clough, with Corey Starkey and Connor Teal also on target as they picked up a second win of the season to move level on seven points with second-bottom West Side Reserves.

The entire Premier Division programme fell victim to the weather with Palestino remaining top of the table, four points clear of Dewsbury West Side’s first team with a game in hand.

Palestino will look to stretch their unbeaten run to eight matches on Saturday when they host Savile United.

Lower Hopton earned a 2-1 derby win away to local rivals Overthorpe Sports in the only West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division game to survive last Saturday.

Nicki Croisdale’s first half goal saw lowly Overthorpe go in 1-1 at half-time but Hopton secured all three points thanks to strikes from Matthew Bugg and Nathan Alexander.

Hopton move up to fifth place, three points behind second placed Littletown, having played a game more.

Littletown remain four points behind leaders Golcar United with four games still in hand.

It was a good day for Lower Hopton as their Reserve side earned an impressive 10-1 win over Tyersal Reserves in the battle of the bottom two sides in Division Two.

Dale Hanson bagged four goals, while Bobby Evans, Paul Milligan and Craig Beggs were also among the Hopton scorers.

Claude Dawkins and Kieran Senior were on target for Littletown Reserves but they suffered a 5-2 defeat away to Salts Reserves and remain fifth in Division Two.

Crown Gawthorpe and Crackenedge continue to lead the way at the top of the Wakefield League Premier Division.

Crown won 4-0 away to Crofton Sports, while Crackenedge remain level on 25 points after a 2-1 win over Prince of Wales but Real Moor are the biggest threat, eight points behind with a host of games in hand on the top two.

Fox and Hounds go into their top of the table showdown against Division Two leaders New Pot Oil this Saturday on the back of an impressive 9-0 win against Wakefield City.

Old Batelians secured an impressive 3-0 derby win away to Dewsbury Rangers in Yorkshire Amateur League Division One last Saturday.

Jermaine Moyce put the visitors ahead and Luke Adams doubled their advantage with a 39th minute penalty.

The second half was even matched until Robert Johnson struck Batelians’ third goal eight minutes from full-time to secure the derby spoils.

Victory leaves Batelians sixth in the table, with Rangers back in ninth, 10 points clear of second-bottom Rothwell.