Mount Pleasant seal fourth win to move third in HW Sunday League Premier

Ryan Pickup beats a Woodkirk Valley defender and looks to set up an Overthorpe attack last Sunday.
Ryan Pickup beats a Woodkirk Valley defender and looks to set up an Overthorpe attack last Sunday.

Mount Pleasant climbed to third place in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division following an impressive 5-1 win over Birkenshaw.

It was Mount’s fourth win in six league games and saw them move level on 12 points with second placed Woodkirk Valley, six points behind leaders St John Fisher.

Nadeem Seedat, Faisal Adam, Ismail Loonat, Adam Rawat and Saif Akhbar all netted for Mount, with Adam Scargill replying for the home side, who remain three points above second-bottom AFC Chickenley.

Mirfield Town missed the chance to close the gap on Fisher and they drop to fourth place after drawing 4-4 with improving Woodman Batley Carr.

Gibril Bojang hit a brace for Mirfield with Callum Fern and Reece Drake also finding the net.

Andy Bates replied with a hat-trick for Woodman, who also had Andrew Pickles on target as they claimed a point which leaves them in sixth place.

In the only Championship game played, Battyeford climbed to fourth place after Jamie Brannan scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over bottom side St John Fisher Reserves.

Tom Williams bagged a hat-trick for Birstall St Patricks but they went down 5-3 at home to Clifton Rangers Reserves, who move up to fourth place in Division One.

Alex Spurr hit a double as St Ignatius won 4-3 at FC Liversedge, with Tim Crabb and Sam Duffy hitting the others.

Victory was enough to see St Ignatius leapfrog Liversedge and move up to seventh place and they are now one of five sides level on nine points behind title chasing Scholes Athletic and Old Bank WMC.

Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves missed their chance to move within a point of Division Two leaders Westgate 23 after they lost 6-2 at home to Linthwaite Reserves despite strikes from Tom Hirst and Michael Hutton.

Defeat sees Overthorpe remain in fourth spot after losing momentum.

Waqir Bashir hit both goals as Snowdon won 2-1 at Wire Works who replied through Connor Kaye but missed the chance to move top.