Liversedge’s waterlogged pitch leads to Wheatley Cup semi-final postponement

Jack Haigh (left) was among the goal scorers as Thornhill United earned a 3-2 derby win over Overthorpe Sports.
Jack Haigh (left) was among the goal scorers as Thornhill United earned a 3-2 derby win over Overthorpe Sports.

The Heavy Woollen District FA Wheatley Cup semi-final between Morley Town and Hartshead became the latest in the long line of fixtures to be postponed.

The game was due to be played on Wednesday night at Liversedge FC but the Clayborn pitch was waterlogged and the match will now be played on Tuesday April 17.

Hartshead lie 14th in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division, a point above the bottom two, with 11 games remaining and are due to host Ilkley Town on Saturday.

Overthorpe Sports Club moved up to fifth place in West Riding County Amateur League Division One last Saturday after recording a 7-2 victory over Tingley Athletic.

Overthorpe are just three points behind second placed Steeton Reserves but have played a game more and have just three matches remaining, starting with a trip to unbeaten runaway leaders Ovenden West Riding on April 14.

Tim Clarke and Jack Allerton bagged a hat-trick apiece in the emphatic win over Tingley, with Kirsitian Angus also on target.

Hunsworth remain second-bottom with just three games remaining after they suffered a 6-1 defeat away to third placed Salts Reserves, who are the only team who can catch Ovenden.

Alex Gaunt hit Hunsworth’s consolation goal in the second half and they face Salts in the return fixture on April 14.

Fox and Hounds let a 2-0 half-time advantage slip away as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Ryhill in Wakefield League Division One.

Goals from Conor Gissing and Thomas Ramsden put Fox and Hounds in control but they were pegged back by goals from Lee Carrington and Danny Young and had to settle for a point which leaves them in third place.

AFC Heckmondwike’s Division Two title hopes suffered a set back when they lost 3-0 away to Nostel MW and they are now four points off leaders Waterloo but with three games in hand.

Goals from Richard Dennison, Jack Haigh and Ryan Pickup saw Thornhill United defeat neighbours Overthorpe 3-2.

United are three points behind Heckmondwike but have played four games more.