Thornhill Lees resign from Sunday League

One of the biggest names in local football is no more after Thornhill Lees have been forced to resign from the Heavy Woollen Sunday League.

Wednesday, 24th December 2014, 7:28 am
Overthorpe's Tom Hirst challenges for possession against Bay Horse East Ardsley

Lees are multiple Premier Division winners and are former West Riding County Cup champions have been forced to quit with immediate affect.

Birkenshaw are the new Premier Division leaders but their game at Woodman Batley Carr was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch,

Overthorpe Sports moved up to second in the Premier Division with a 4-0 win at Battyeford thanks to goals from Kristian Angus (two), Adam Bennett and John Hiscocks.

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Mount Pleasant missed the chance to close the gap on runaway Championship leaders Mirfield Town when they lost 3-2 to Birstall St Patricks.

Nadeem Seedat and Abdullah Mayat scored for Mount, but a brace from Sam Tyrell plus a strike from Joe Ratcliffe sealed Birstall’s victory.

Woodkirk Valley moved above Mount Pleasant into second place thanks to a 5-1 win at Taylor with Chris McGuire, Ben Holdsworth, Matthew Moon, Mark McDermott and Lee Firth on target.

Overthorpe Reserves gained their first point in Division One as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Bay Horse East Ardsley.

Goals from Chris Walker and Danny Marshall earned Overthorpe a point after Joe Bedford and Kyle Walker had scored for Ardsley.

Ravenswharfe moved top of Division One after an 8-2 victory at The Yorkshireman as Sam Hewitt and Ben Smith hit hat-tricks with Danny Craven and Josh Walton also netting.

Deighton WMC and Punch Bowl Cleckheaton fought out a 2-2 draw.

FC Liversedge remain two points clear of Cobras at the top of Division Two after a 7-3 win over Batley Irish Nash.

Lee McKeown bagged a hat-trick, with Liam Downes (two), Kyle Smith and Ricky Naylor also scoring, with Phil Irvin (brace) and Marc Lawton replying for the Nash.

Cobras defeated Six Lane Ends 4-0 with goals from Brandon Yates (two), Jonnie Jubb and Matthew Jubb.

Hanging Heaton CC allowed a 3-1 lead to slip as they lost 4-3 to Clifton Rangers Reserves.

Leevan Brown (brace), Jarron Lewis and Marcus Pope struck for the winners after Jamie Baulk, Chris Goodair and Dave Hall had put Heaton in control.

Scholes Athletic a lost 6-4 in their West Riding County Trophy tie at Walkers Hounds.