Birkenshaw cruise to first win of Premier campaign

Dale Pickering of Batley Irish Nash slides in to tackle Jermaine Davies of Saville Arms during Sunday's Heavy Woollen League clash.
Dale Pickering of Batley Irish Nash slides in to tackle Jermaine Davies of Saville Arms during Sunday's Heavy Woollen League clash.

Birkenshaw picked up their first win in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League, hammering the Premier Division’s bottom club Oakwell Motel 10-0.

Joel Farrar led the way with a hat-trick, Jon Bullivant, Dale Wright and Michael Smith all fired doubles, with Luke Barker completing the tally.

Woodman Batley Carr scored a last minute winner as they beat Overthorpe Sports Club 4-3 in a tense game at Sands Lane.

Nicki Croisdale (two), Jason Milner and Jonny Walton scored for Woodman, with Overthorpe replying through Sam Sweeney, Jack Allerton and Kristian Angus.

Woodkirk Valley climbed to the top of the Premier Division after a hat-trick from Scott Love, plus strikes from Mark McDermott, Ryan Thackray and Nick Williamson saw them win 6-1 at AFC Chickenley, who replied through Blake Dewhirst.

Previous leaders St John Fisher’s game with Millbridge WMC was postponed leaving Fisher a point off the top.

Mirfield Town are third after Kyle Douglas (hat-trick), Jonathan Mitchell (two) and Kieran Corley netted in a 6-1 win over Mount Pleasant (Faisal Adam).

Championship leaders Hartshead dropped their first points of the season after going down 2-1 to Deighton WMC despite veteran Martin Ellis scoring for the visitors.

Deighton claimed their first win of the campaign thanks to goals from Jamie Pearson and Michael Fill.

Marsh lie in second spot after Marc Harrison (hat-trick), Kane Etherington and Liam Roe all found the net in a 5-2 win over bottom side Ravenswharfe, who replied through Ben Smith and Duane Fascione.

Marsh are two points behind Hartshead, while Heckmondwike Sports Club moved up to third place.

Joe Jagger hit four goals as Heckmondwike won 7-3 at home to St John Fisher Reserves and they are three points off the top with a game in hand on the leading duo.

Robin Knight (two) and George Porter scored the others with Fisher replying through a Rob Bordman brace, plus a strike from Dominic Simpson.

Navigation won 5-1 at Birstall St Patricks thanks to a Sam Raymond brace, one each from Gareth Seville and Dave Blakeley and an own goal.

Victory sees Navigation move into fourth spot.

Elsewhere Clifton Rangers won 4-0 against Town Rangers.

Nathan Rogerson fired a hat-trick as Saville Arms earned a 6-2 victory over Batley Irish Nash in Division Two.

Victory sees Saville Arms maintain their third place in the table, level on nine points with Snowdon with a game in hand after Jermaine Davies, Adam Hill and Patrick Davies were also on target.

Elliott Williams and Kyle Walker replied for the Nash but were unable to prevent their first league defeat of the season.