Champions Fisher lead Premier table after overcoming Mount

St John Fisher lead the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division by six points after a hard earned 2-0 win at a stubborn Mount Pleasant.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 6:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th November 2016, 3:18 pm
Birstall St Patricks Dave Smithson challenges for possession with FC Liversedges Mark Wigley during their Heavy Woollen Sunday League Division One clash.

Rikki Paylor and Richard Newman hit the goals against a Mount side that made them work hard for the points.

It was Fisher’s seventh win in eight league outings and the reigning Premier champions face an intriguing Brook Butler Cup tie this Sunday against unbeaten Championship high fliers FC Slip Inn Hounds.

Woodkirk Valley lie second after Christy Woods netted a hat-trick in a 9-3 romp against AFC Chickenley.

Robert Mayes weighed in with a double for Woodkirk, with Gavin Huxall, Ben Holsworth and Ryan Thackeray completing the tally.

Chickenley replied through a Tim Clarke brace plus a Shaun McDaid strike.

Michael Rounding hit a double as Mirfield Town climbed to third place with a 7-2 win over bottom club Heckmondwike Sports Club.

Gibril Bojang, Sam Atkinson, Jonathan Mitchell, Adam Brown and Chris Meeson fired the others with Heckmondwike replying through Adam Forbes and George Porter.

Max Vernon hit a hat-trick as Birstall Cricket Club edged out Birkenshaw 4-3 to climb to fourth.

Jack Anderson struck the other with Nathan Clarke, Adam Scargill and Tom Smith replying for Birkenshaw, who lie seventh, three points above the bottom two.

Elsewhere Patrick Sykes hit both goals for Navigation but they lost 3-2 at Woodman Batley Carr.

Championship leaders Linthwaite maintained their perfect start to the season with a 5-2 win at Battyeford thanks to goals from Courtney Allette, Steve Richards, Ben Green, Rhys Wareham and Iwan Heeley.

Jon MacDonald and Michael Foster replied for Battyeford.

Linthwaite are three points clear of Slip Inn Hounds, who also maintained their 100 per cent record with a sixth straight win.

Connor Woodruff bagged a hat-trick as Slip Inn won 6-3 at Clifton Rangers with Carl Sykes, Ben Burnett and Luke Karolczuk hitting the others.

After losing their opening three matches, Hanging Heaton Cricket Club have found their feet at the higher level by taking eight points from their last four matches.

Heaton moved up to fifth place after James Keen bagged two, while Joe Jagger, Dave Hall, Thomas Ramsdan and Joe Pygott also found the net in a 6-3 win at St John Fisher Reserves.