Williams and Lyttle bag hat-tricks as Batley Irish Nash close on leaders Old Bank WMC

St John Fiher in action against Woodman Batley Carr last Sunday.

St John Fiher in action against Woodman Batley Carr last Sunday.

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Batley Irish Nash closed the gap at the top of Heavy Woollen Sunday League Division Two to three points after they won 9-1 against Clifton Rangers A.

Nash took full advantage of leaders Old Bank WMC not being in league action as Elliott Williams and Joe Lyttle both struck hat-tricks to see them close on their rivals.

Nash also had Joe Allott, Tom Yarnold and Ben McCann on target as they picked up a fourth win from their opening five league matches.

Field Head are up to third place, level on opoints with Batley Irish Nash having played two games more, after goals from Richard Taylor, Ian Brown and Dan Wright saw them win 3-2 at Snowdon, who replied through Javed Patel and Shakeel Pandor.

Matthew Bolton fired a hat-trick as Rose of York won 5-1 at Saville Arms. Nathan McDaid hit a brace, with Jermaine Davies replying for Saville.

Six Lane Ends won 6-1 at Shire thanks to an Alex Wilson hat-trick, plus strikes from Corey Schofield, Brandon Yates and Lucas Barraclough.

Steven Evans replied for bottom side Shire, who remain without a single point from their opening eight matches.

Hanging Heaton Cricket Club recorded an emphatic 8-0 victory over Batley Celtics to maintain the pressure on Division One leaders The Yorkshireman.

Tom Ramsden continued his fine scoring run as he scored Heaton’s first five goals last Sunday.

James Keen placed two impressive free-kicks into the top corner, while Tom Secker was the other scorer as Heaton remain in second place.

The Yorkshireman remain top of the first division after they edged out Battyeford in a 3-2 win.

Joel Franklyn, Devon Johnson and Liam Oldroyd netted for the leaders with Joe Green hitting both of Battyeford’s replies.

Battyeford stay in third place, five points behind Haning Heaton with two games in hand, one of which is the return clash at home to The Yorkshireman this Sunday.

It is a crucial couple of weeks for Battyeford as they then host Hanging Heaton on November 22.

Scholes Athletic climbed to fifth place after they demolished Punch Bowl 11-1.

James Crines led the way with a hat-trick, Dean Commins and Jonny Irvine both bagged doubles, with Mick Hutton, Adam Cheshire, Gareth Jones and Matthew Cheshire completing the tally.