Title chasing Mirfield Town edge out Chickenley in 13-goal Sunday thriller

Mirfield Town were involved in a 13-goal Sunday morning thriller as they edged out AFC Chickenley 7-6 in the Heavy Woollen League Premier Division.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 8:03 am

Town had knocked Chickenley out of both the Heavy Woollen Sunday Challenge Cup and Brook Butler Cup in recent weeks but were made to battle all the way to secure a sixth win of the season.

Victory leaves Mirfield second in the table, five points behind leads Deighton WMC, but with two games in hand.

Shaun McDaid hit a hat-trick for sixth placed Chickenley who also had James Blaine (two) and Dom Karimi on the scoresheet.

Deighton WMC maintained their five point lead at the top after a resounding 8-1 win over bottom side Cock of the North.

Liam Royal led the way with a hat-trick, Gary Price bagged a brace with Kyle Walton, Coron Rowe and Joel Pusey completing the rout. Adam Cooper-Smith netted the visitors consolation.

Scott Lightowler and Matthew Bolton netted for Roberttown Rovers as they drew 2-2 with third placed Walkers Hounds.

Raees Lorgat fired a hat-trick as Mount Pleasant maintained their five point lead at the top of the Championship with a 3-1 win over third place Snowdon.

Birstall Cricket Club came from behind to win 4-3 St Ignatius and remain second.

A hat-trick from Iza Tunkara put St Ignatius in control but a Gary Foley double, plus strikes from Sean Housecroft and Jack McDermott saw the points head to Birstall.

Danny Marshall hit a hat-trick as Overthorpe Sports Club enjoyed a 6-1 win over Battyeford. Andy Bates, Reece Patterson and Elliot Brooke bagged the others with Peter Glover scoring for Battyeford.

Ravenswharfe won 4-1 at home to Inter Batley thanks to a double from Stefan Madden plus strikes from Duane Fascione and Ben Smith. Muhammed Navsarka hit Inter’s consolation.

Wire Works won 6-0 at bottom side Clifton Rangers Reserves thanks to a brace from Jordan McCafferty-Smith plus goals from Nolan St Hilaire, Jack Garrity, Ben Rowland and Niall St Hilaire.

The first Heavy Woollen Challenge Trophy semi-final takes place this Sunday as Battyeford face Snowdon at Overthorpe Sports Club (ko 11am).