Scholes win to extend lead at top of Division One as rivals Old Bank drop points
Scholes Athletic moved six points clear at the top of Heavy Woollen Sunday League Division One with a 7-0 win over St Ignatius.
Dean Comins, Ashley Barnes and Kieran Armitage all hit a brace apiece, while Mark Lambert also netted to complete the impressive win.
Old Bank WMC remain second but have lost ground on Scholes after losing 3-2 against local rivals Saville Arms.
Ryan Ramsden hit a double for the home side but Mirfield rivals Saville Arms claimed the points thanks to a Kieran Corley brace plus a strike from Danny Damen.
Roberttown Rangers remain in third place after they won 3-2 at home to Clifton Rangers Reserves.
FC Liversedge and Birstall St Patrick’s shared the points in a thrilling 4-4 draw despite Birstall leading for much of the match.
Sam Tyrell hit a brace for Birstall with Joe Parry and Tom Williams also on target but Liversedge claimed a point thanks to Lee McKeon’s two goals plus strikes from Jamie Fawcett and Tom Ellam.
Bottom side Ravenswharfe won 2-1 at Deighton WMC thanks to goals from Cory Joseph and Sam Hewitt.
Division Two leaders Wire Works returned to winning ways with a convincing 5-1 win over Dewsbury United thanks to a hat-trick from Craig Smith plus goals from Harvey Preston and Aiden Clarke.
Wire Works are now two points clear of Westgate 23, with Clifton Rangers A third, three behind with a game in hand.
Jamie Beever hit Dewsbury’s consolation but they remain third-bottom.
Craig Reynolds and Logan Hall both hit doubles as second placed Westgate 23 lost 6-5 at Clifton Rangers A, with Steven Swift bagging the other.
Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves enjoyed a 5-1 win at Snowden and are also very much in the title hunt thanks to a Tom Hirst hat-trick plus further goals from James Goodall and Kristian Angus with James Heeley hitting Snowdon’s consolation.
Wike Horse had Liam Platts on the score sheet but the bottom side went down 5-1 at home to Linthwaite Reserves.