Sunday League strugglers earn point in battle against relegation

Birkenshaw's Luke Barker fires a free-kick into the Woodkirk Valley wall.
Birkenshaw's Luke Barker fires a free-kick into the Woodkirk Valley wall.

The bottom two sides in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League Premier Division earned vital points in their battle to beat the drop last weekend.

Overthorpe Sports Club drew 2-2 with Woodman Batley Carr thanks to strikes from Lewis Ward and Josh Blakeway.

Jonny Walton and an own goal earned Woodman a share of the spoils.

Jonny Beverley (two) and Darren Fothergill netted for second bottom Oakwell Motel, but they had to settle for a single point as Faisal Adam (brace) and Nadim Hussain hit back to earn Mount Pleasant a 3-3 draw.

Championship leaders Navigation suffered their first league defeat of the season, going down 8-3 at fifth place Town Rangers.

Ross Hawkyard led the way with a hat-trick for Rangers, who also had Kieran Ryan, Scott Thornton, Richard Boustead, James Hutchinson and an own goal on the score sheet.

Navigation replied through Dave Blakeley, Lee Bennett and Rob McCall.

Clifton Rangers lie third after they won 3-2 at Deighton WMC, who scored through Kadean Fogarthy and Paul Sykes.

The Yorkshireman are four points clear at the top of Division One after Joel Franklin fired a hat-trick, with Ryan O’Hara and Daniel Cooke also nettng in a 5-0 win over bottom side St Ignatius.

With second placed Hanging Heaton CC’s match at Battyeford postponed, the only other game saw Nathan Clark hit a hat-trick as Punch Bowl climbed to sixth place with a 3-1 win over lowly Batley Celtics, who had Luke Newsome on target.

Overthorpe Sports Club Reserves earned a 5-0 victory over Clifton Rangers A in the only match to go ahead in Heavy Woollen Sunday League Division Two.

Tom Hirst bagged four goals and there was one from veteran Mick Gibson, who has now scored in every season for the last 25 years.

Overthorpe climb to fourth place after this win.