Six of the best maintains Crackenedge challenge for Wakefield Premier title

Crackenedge maintained their unbeaten run in the Wakefield League Premier Division last Saturday.
Crackenedge maintained their unbeaten run in the Wakefield League Premier Division last Saturday.

Crackenedge racked up a sixth win in the Wakefield League as they defeated Eastmoor 4-1 to maintain their Premier Division title challenge.

With Crown Gawthorpe having left the league, Crackenedge now boast a 100 per cent record and are just four points off the top with at least three games in hand on the three sides above them.

Crackenedge have eight league games still to play before May 12 but only two of those are at home and they face the prospect of playing three midweek fixtures.

Fox and Hounds Division One promotion hopes were dealt a blow by a 5-3 defeat away to Snydale Athletic and they are now eight points behind leaders FC Prince and seven off second placed Durkar.

Lee Brook (two) and Connor Secker were the Fox and Hounds scorers but it wasn’t enough to prevent a sixth defeat of the season.

AFC Heckmondwike remain a point behind Division Two leaders Waterloo after Dom Carr’s second half goal saw them claim all three points from a 1-0 win over Thornhill United.

A Jamil Sair brace plus one from Nadeem Ghafoor helped Dewsbury Westside draw 3-3 with Snydale Athletic Reserves.

Luke Palmer scored both goals as Overthorpe Sports came from a goal down at half-time to draw 2-2 with West End Terriers, while Robbie Jamieson’s goal was not enough to prevent bottom side Howden Clough losing 4-1 at home to Horbury Athletic.

Dewsbury Rangers slipped to third-bottom in Yorkshire Amateur League Division One as they lost 3-1 at home to Idle, despite Rob Smith’s goal.

It wasn’t a good day for Rangers, as their Reserve side lost 10-1 away to Division Four promotion chasers Prospect.

Norristhorpe’s hopes of winning promotion from Division Three were ended by a 5-3 defeat at home to Morley Town Third.

Norristhorpe led 1-0 at the interval but there was a goal rush after the break.

Morley levelled and then led 2-1 and 3-2 with Norristhorpe fighting back through Charlie Roebuck (two) and Brad Wild.

Morley scored twice in the final 10 minutes to seal victory as Matthew UIbbotson hit a hat-trick, with Jame Hawley and Martin Ross also netting.

Batelians earned a 4-1 win over Shire Academics Fourths in Division Five.

Wayne Newsome set up Scott Milloy to tap home and although Shire equalised, substitute Craig White made it 2-1 at half-time before Newsome and White struck to seal the win.

West End Park slipped to an 8-3 defeat away to St Bedes Reserves despite Mylo Hooley, Joshua Elliott and Ayando Mayo scoring.