Athletico take over at top of Spen Valley Premier

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Athletico are thew new leaders of the Spen Valley League Premier Division after they earned a 2-0 win away to Savile United.


Victory saw Athletico move above Palestino, who were held to a goalless draw away to Hartshead.

Athletico also have a game in hand on their rivals and are in the box seat to claim the title as the campaign reaches its final stages.

Vision remain third-bottom after they slipped to a 4-2 defeat at home to Idle.

Simon Emery and Ryan Lloyd struck for Vision but it wasn’t enough as fourth placed Idle secured victory thanks to goals from Tom Simonett, Aaron Irving, Callum Doherty and an own goal.

Mount Pleasant moved to within nine points of Division One leaders Dewsbury West Side thanks to a 3-1 win away to Smokin Aces.

West Side know victory in this Saturday’s top of the table showdown will be enough to secure them the title but Mount have three games in hand and will be aiming to keep their own title hopes alive by picking up the three points.

Saif Akbar (two) and Mohammed Patel earned Mount’s latest win, while Waqas Bashir replied for the Aces.

Inter Batley and Howden Clough fought out a 2-2 draw and are 10 an 11 points behind Mount respectively.

Ziyed Rawat and Mahfooz Kola struck for Inter but Clough earned a share of the spoils with goals from Simon Moore and Phil Crossland.

Savile Town jumped above Smokin Aces to third-bottom after recording a 1-0 win over West End Park, who finish bottom.

n Overthorpe Sports face an anxious wait to see if they will win promotion from the West Riding County Amatuer League Division One.

Overthorpe are currently a point clear of DRAM Community, who ended their campaign at home to Honley last night (Wednesday).

Victory for Honley would have seen them draw level with Overthorpe at the top, while Newsome were also looking to take over at the summit when they met Holmfirth Town.

Overthorpe’s final game isn’t until May 7 when they face Honley in what could still prove a promotion decider.

Littletown suffered a 3-0 defeat to Premier Division leaders Lepton Highlanders last Wednesday, while Lower Hopton lost 7-0 to Huddersfield YMCA but both are safe from relegation.