Heavy Woollen Sunday League are left stunned as champions Fisher resign
The Heavy Woollen Sunday League has been rocked with the shock resignation of long serving members St John Fisher.
The team, who have been members of the league for 40 years, have struggled to raise a side on numerous occasions this season and were bottom of the Premier Division at the time of their folding.
It is sad news for the league as Fisher were winners of numerous Premier Division titles and were the reigning champions but their resignation leaves just eight teams in the top flight.
Fisher were due to meet Wellington Westgate in the Heavy Woollen District Brook Butler Cup quarter-finals last Sunday but their opponents now receive a bye.
Wellington are joined in the semi-finals by Mirfield Town, AFC Chickenley and current Premier Division leaders Linthwaite.
Mirfield Town were made to fight hard before edging past Rising Sun Liversedge 3-2.
AFC Chickenley eased into the semi-finals with a 9-1 win over Overthorpe Sports Reserves, while unbeaten Linthwaite won 4-1 away to Wire Works
Navigation climbed to second place in the Premier Division after goals from Patrick Sykes and Oliver Fisher saw them win 2-0 against Walkers Hounds, while Linthwaite remain two points clear at the top.
Chickenley and Birstall CC are now level on three points at the foot of the table following Fisher’s resignation.
Old Bank WMC demolished The Yorkshireman 13-0 as they moved up to fourth place in the Championship, just four points behind Deighton WMC.
Jonathan Mitchel led the way as he bagged a magnificent seven goals. Bobby Evans fired a hat-trick, Luke Duncan hit a brace with Tom Frizzell completing the tally.
Scholes Athletic won 8-6 at home to Clifton Rangers, who had a hat-trick from Will Tolley and goals from Mitch Cummings, Jake Waterson and Alex Barnes accounting for rheir total.
The win saw Scholes move up to seventh place, nine points clear of the bottom two.
Battyeford’s perfect record in Division One came to an end as the lost 5-1 at Snowdon.
James Heeley led the way with a hat-trick with Irfan Ali and Atif Basharat also on target in a result that sees Snowdon rise to third place.
Clifton Rangers Reserves are in second place after Aaron Burnside (two), Lewis Moran, Luke Briggs, Joe Lawson, Leevan Brown and Billy Benton all found the net in a 7-0 win over St Ignatius.
In the only other game played, Birstall St Patricks won 2-0 at Wike Horse thanks to strikes from Kieran Cooper and Joseph Smith.