Holliday leads way as Norristhorpe secure victory

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Norristhorpe Reserves earned a 3-1 win over St Bedes Reserves as they moved within three points of Yorkshire Amateur League Division Six leaders Morley Town Thirds.

Lewis Holliday, Brad Wild and Elliott DiMatteo went close early on.

Holliday put Norristhorpe ahead when Bedes failed to clear a free-kick but Lewis Searle curled home the Saints equaliser.

Holliday added his second goal to restore Norristhorpe’s lead before half-time.

Substitute Danny Newman went close with a header before Zach Wood headed home from close range to make it 3-1.

Holliday was denied his hat-trick by a brilliant save from the Bedes goalkeeper, while solid defending from Brad Wild and Luke Robinson ensured Norristhorpe closed the game out.

n Just three games survived in the Spen Valley League last Saturday as Savile Youth moved second in the Premier Division.

A hat-trick apiece from Ozary Munshi, Tahir Pooli and Yusuf Patel saw them ease to a 9-1 victory over Hightown Jets and move to within three points of leaders Athletico.

Nathan Clarke scored Hightown’s consolation goal and they remain fifth.

Faisal Adam bagged a brace for Savile United but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 4-2 defeat at home to Palestino, who sealed victory thanks to a Ben McCardle hat-trick and one from Damian Rushworth.

Norfolk player-manager Ilyas Lunat produced a man-of-the-match performance as he scored twice in his side’s 5-0 victory over West End Park in Division One, with Eugene Ogordo grabbing a hat-trick.