Mirfield Town extend lead with 11th straight win

Dave Hall races in on goal for Hanging Heaton against Batley Celtics.

Dave Hall races in on goal for Hanging Heaton against Batley Celtics.

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Mirfield Town have extended their lead at the top of the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Championship to 12 points.

With second placed Woodkirk Valley due to be in cup action last week, Mirfield took full advantage to move further ahead as they earned a 3-0 victory over Marsh.

Tom Hague, Elliot Smith and Jonathan Mitchell were the scorers as Town stretched their winning run to an impressive 11 straight matches.

Hartshead lifted themselves off the foot of the table after beating Taylor 3-0 thanks to strikes from Lewis Heeley, Jack Allerton and a long range Jack Murphy effort.

Birstall St Patrick’s shocked third placed Mount Pleasant, beating them 3-0 thanks to goals from Graham Fahy, Tom Williams and Sam Tyrell.

The bottom two sides in Division One met and it was visitors Punch Bowl who emerged 9-2 winners at Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves.

Josh Wood, Nathan Clarke and Liam Curtis all fired hat-tricks for Punch Bowl, with Ben Shaw and Danny Marshall replying for Overthorpe.

Matthew Jubb bagged four goals as Cobras climbed to third place in Division Two with a 5-1 win over Clifton Rangers Reserves. Josh Sheldrake hit the other.

Batley Celtics edged out Hanging Heaton Cricket Club 1-0.

Heaton were guilty of missing a host of chances and it proved costly as Celtics struck with the only goal of the game.

Victory saw Celtics move up to third place but it is tight with just three points separating Scholes in second from Heaton in seventh.