Treble chasing Fisher close in on another Premier title

Scott Love of Woodkirk Valley tackles St John Fishers Andy Godding  in Sundays Heavy Woollen League Premier Division clash. Pictures: Steve Riding.
Scott Love of Woodkirk Valley tackles St John Fishers Andy Godding in Sundays Heavy Woollen League Premier Division clash. Pictures: Steve Riding.
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St John Fisher are closing in on another Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division title after moving two points clear at the top.

The reigning champions earned a 1-0 win over AFC Chickenley last Thursday, with Rob Bordman scoring the only goal of the game.

Fisher then overcame title rivals Woodkirk Valley 4-1 last Sunday as they recorded a 12th straight league win of the season.

Bordman was again on target, while Reece Pollard, Matthew Bugg and Andy Godding also struck. Christy Woods replied for Woodkirk, who slip to third.

Fisher travelled to Mount Pleasant on Tuesday and face their return match against Chickenley tonight (Thursday) before switching their attentions to the Brook Butler Cup semi-final against Birkenshaw at Beck Lane this Sunday (kick off 11am).

Treble chasing Fisher could have one hand on the championship trophy by the time they meet Birkenshaw again, in the Heavy Woollen Challenge Cup final, which takes place at Ossett Albion next Wednesday (April 27, 7.30pm).

Woodman Batley Carr lie second, two points behind Fisher, after Daniel Coucill and Alex Pickles netted in a 2-1 win at Birkenshaw (Joel Farrar) last Sunday.

Mirfield Town are fourth after they won 4-1 against Millbridge WMC, who replied through Oliver Fisher.

Mount Pleasant earned three vital points in their battle against relegation as they won 3-2 at fellow strugglers AFC Chickenley.

Faizal Adam (brace) and Adam Ali Rawat scored for Mount, with Chickenley replying through Jay Simmons and Simon Moffatt.

Clifton Rangers are second in the Championship after they won 4-0 at lowly Birstall St Patrick’s.

Hartshead are fifth following a 3-2 win at bottom side Ravenswharfe.

James Haigh, Jordan Webster and Alex Barnes all found the net for Hartshead, with Wharfe replying through Sam Hewitt and Stefan Madden but the Ravensthorpe based side now need to win their final four matches of the season and hope Birstall St Pat’s do not pick up another point if they are to haul themselves out of the bottom two .

Town Rangers had Kieron Ryan (brace), Niall Bent, Peter Rice and Joe Wills on target in a 5-3 win over struggling Deighton WMC, who stay second-bottom.