Thriller ends honours even

THORNHILL United and Youth 2000 shared the spoils after a 12-goal thriller in the Spen Valley League Premier Division.

Thursday, 17th February 2011, 9:45 am

United hit two early goals and led 3-2 at the break but Youth fought back to earn a 6-6 draw.

Aron Kennedy led the way with four goals while Aiden Wood and Tristan Kennedy also scored for United. Youth replied through K Chibda (hat-trick), M Raji, S Bhan and S Nana.

Oakwell turned a 2-1 interval lead into a 5-3 victory at Bradford thanks to Jonny Beverley (two), Rob Ives, Dan Stevens and James Wightman.

Tom Yarnold scored a goal on his 18th birthday as Wellington powered to a 7-0 success over Quarry. Man-of-the-match Ben McCann, Andy Smith and Ryan Rylah also scored two each.

A hat-trick from Fessy helped Ravensthorpe Rangers ease to a 9-1 victory at George Healey. Ali (two), Ryan, Mamadou, Jay and Ibby also scored for Rangers, who led 5-1 at the break.

TVR United were without a game after FC Bosnia’s decision to withdraw from the league. After struggling to meet fixtures for several weeks, owing to a shortage of players, Bosnia, who joined the league in 1997, decided to resign.

In Division One, Carl McCann fired a hat-trick as Oakwell Reserves beat Howden Clough 7-3.

Richard McCann (two), Chris Canning and Kyle Smith also struck for the hosts who led 3-2 at the break. Clough replied through Dave Hodlington (two) and the excellent Danny Logan.

Second-half strikes from Tusief Arshad and Aman Yasin saw BD3 win 2-0 at ALC, while Park turned a 4-1 half-time lead into a 7-4 home triumph over Inter Batley.

Wayne Newsome scored three and Jimmy Clarke two while there was one each for Carl Austin and Daniel Coulson. Inter’s goals came from Raza Mazher (hat-trick) and Arshad Navsarka.

Jonny Asquith was another hat-trick man as Marsh gained a 6-3 success at Norfolk.

Richard Huddle, Chris Blackburn and Joshua Wood also struck for Marsh, who saw Asquith and Mark Mullins share the man-of-the-match award.

Ismail Lunat (two) and Ilyas Lunat, who was playing in central defence, scored for Norfolk who were level 1-1 at the break.

Savile Town were unable to raise a team for their game against West Bradford.

Stithy’s ground was waterlogged meaning their game with Fairbank was also postponed.