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NAVIGATION lead the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division by one point after destroying New Scarborough 11-2.

Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 2:05 pm

Dale Hanson, Gary Flowers and Lee Bennett all fired hat-tricks, with Lewis Collinson completing the rout with a double. Adam Frost and Joe Ritson netted for New Scarborough.

The Scotland lie second after Colin Wood and Luke Sherman both scored in a 2-1 win over lowly St John Fisher (Rob Bordman).

Equal on points in third place are Heckmondwike Town, who had Rob Hiscox (hat-trick) and Elliott Williams on target in a 4-0 win at Tingley WMC.

Fourth place Woodman Batley Carr suffered a hammering, losing 10-3 at home to Littletown. Andy Godding led the way with a hat-trick, Jordan Maltas, Lee McKeown and Aiden Schofield all netted twice, with Danny Scott completing the tally. Andrew Pickles and Alistair McIver scored Woodman’s consolation efforts.

Thornhill Lees’ good recent form continued after they won 7-1 against Crown Leeds Road. Jason Milner bagged a hat-trick, with Lee Brook, James Wilson, Scott Hargreaves and Nathan Kemp also finding the net. Thomas Hunt scored Crown’s sole effort.

Birstall St Patricks won only their second league game of the season with a fine 2-1 victory at Birkenshaw. Joe Jagger and an own goal were Birstall’s scorers, with Paul Smith replying for Birkenshaw.

Top played bottom in Division One as leaders Battyeford ran out 6-1 winners at Bay Horse East Ardsley. Joe Green led the way with four goals and Barry Mitchell netted a brace as Battyeford’s unbeaten run continued. Kevin Nelson struck Bay Horse’s consolation.

Second-place New Inn Staincliffe were held to a 2-2- draw against third-place Thirsty Man, Matthew Bugg and John Stott netted for New Inn, but Patrick Davies and Jermaine Davies salvaged a draw for the visitors.

Tom Wilks bagged all four goals as fourth-placed Mirfield Town ran out 4-2 winners at AFC Chickenley. Craig Wood, Michael Bearpark and Mick O’Hara all scored in Scholes Athletic’s hard fought 3-2 win at Overthorpe Town.

Both Town’s goals came courtesy of substitute John Godding. Howden Clough’s game with Birkenshaw Reserves was postponed due to a frozen pitch.