Batelians and Savile United maintain winning records

Littletown's Jack Lewis shows his anguish after going close to scoring during Littletown's Wheatley Cup tie against Yorkshire Amateur League side Norristhorpe last Saturday. Pictures: Paul Butterfield
Littletown's Jack Lewis shows his anguish after going close to scoring during Littletown's Wheatley Cup tie against Yorkshire Amateur League side Norristhorpe last Saturday. Pictures: Paul Butterfield

Old Batelians and Savile United both racked up their seventh straight wins and continue to lead the way at the top of Yorkshire Amateur League Division Five.

Batelians were made to work hard before overcoming Old Centralians 7-2 and they lead the way on goal difference.

Centralians took the lead when a 25-yard shot bobbled over the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Gavin Baulk.

Batelians hit back as a Gavin Baulk pass found Rob Bordman just inside his own half and he beat two defenders before firing home to equalise.

Centralians regained the lead when a long range shot took a defelection and went in off a post before their goalkeeper produced some excellent saves to preserve their advantage up to half-time.

The Centralians goalkeeper was again on hand to keep out a header from his own defender and then parried a shot from substitute Nigel Collins only for Rob Hiscox to fire home the rebound and draw Batelians level.

Jamie Baulk fed Bordman, who dribbled through and fired home to put Batelians ahead for the first time.

Good work by James Byrne set up Hiscox for his second goal of the match and Byrne then crossed for Razeb Raja to slot home ahead of the goalkeeper to make it 5-2.

Another Byrne run took him to the byline and he pulled the ball back for Jamie Baulk to fire home from the edge of the penalty area with Hiscox then scoring to complete the win.

Savile United also recorded their seventh straight win and only trail Batelians on goal difference after they defeated St Bedes Academy 6-3.

Norristhorpe Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw despite dominating their Division Four game against Rothwell Juniors.

Brad Wild hit the crossbar before Rothwell opened the scoring somewhatagainst the run of play.

Norristhorpe had a number of a penalty appeals turned down before Wild struck the equaliser.

The draw leaves them third in the table, three points behind unbeaten leaders Middleton Park, in a game which saw Zach Wood earn the man-of-the-match accolade.

Littletown had a number of players making their debuts in a Division Two clash away to Sandal Wanderers and the added quality helped secure a 4-4 draw.

Sandal looked on course for victory after goals from Tom Hart, Will Oesterlein, Marc Burton and Zack Lewis saw them lead 4-2 with 15 minutes remaining.

Lee Ryan was Littletown’s stand out player and they fought back with two late goals to earn a share of the spoils, which leaves them bottom of the table, having received a points deduction.

Dewsbury Rangers Reserves bowed out of the Hodgson Cup as they suffered an 8-1 defeat at Middleton Park Reserves.

Warren Moore led the way with a hat-trick, while Bradley Nobel (two), Connor Silverwood, Birama Diallo and Adrian Brown completed the scoring, with Connor Silverwood namedthe home side’s man-of-the-match.