HONLEY Under 11s maintained their encouraging start to their season when they got the better of Kirkburton.
A Clayton Roberts strike for Kirkburton was bettered by replies from Gallagher and Steele as Honley grabbed their third win from four games to stay among the First Division’s leading group.
In Division III of the Under 11s, Clifton Rangers picked up their first point of the season with a hard-earned draw with Linthwaite.
Strikes from Hill and Brook-Tinham set the target as Linthwaite aimed for a second win of the season, but replies from Edwards and Cooper were enough to secure a 2-2 draw for Rangers.
Two goals each for Jay Bowers and Morgan Quarless-Oates, together with a hat trick from Aaron Gill, gave Lepton Highlanders Under 12s a comfortable 7-0 victory in their Division IV meeting with Hall Green Utd for their second three-point haul of the season.
In Division I of the Under 13s, Dalton Dynamoes grabbed their first points of the season when Jack Bellwood added to four GuyGuy Maboy strikes to secure a solid 5-1 win over Hepworth United.
In the same division, last year’s Under 12 champions YMCA got their season under way with victory over Ossett Albion.
After losing their opening game of the season, George Doyle (2), Harry Gill and Mitchell Cummings were on target to get the Laund Hill side back to winning ways with a 4-0 win.
Westend Lions retained their place as Division II leaders in the Under 13s with a good away win at Drighlington.
A Joe Crabtree double strike for the home side kept the game on a knife edge and, although replies from Owen Haseldine (2) and Matthew Ayres kept the Lions in the lead, it was only five minutes from time when Matty Ayres finally put the score beyond Drighlington’s reach to give Westend three points.
And Westend needed their three points as right behind them are Deighton, who made it three wins from their opening three games despite a tough game against Linthwaite.
Goals from Singleton (2), Cody Foley and Dray Marren might have been enough for a Linthwaite win in any other game but Deighton’s Jordan Lashington was on fire, scoring no fewer than seven times which, together with a couple of Thomas Lowbridge goals, was enough to ensure a 9-4 victory for Deighton.
Norristhorpe and Kirkheaton played out a 2-2 draw in Division III of the Under 13s to give both sides their first point of the season.
Haaris Nayyar and Cory Bonas were on target for the home side but replies from Joshua Driver and George Orton levelled the game for Kirkheaton.
YMCA Under 15s retained their 100% start to the season with a fourth win to keep them at the head of Division I.
Although opponents Lepton struck twice, YMCA brothers Jem Brogan-Ellis (3) and Jay Brogan-Ellis (2) struck five times between them which, together with further goals from Ronnie Roberts, Jake Robshaw and Edward Hemmingway, was enough for a comfortable 8-2 win at Lepton.
Maintaining the pressure on the leaders are Hartshead and Shelf.
Luke McCarron, Ian Hemmingway and a Rowan Binns hat trick secured the three points as second-placed Hartshead scored a 5-0 win over Gomersal.
And Shelf remain just one point behind Hartshead following their home win against HAFC.
Isaac Baldwin and Elliot Harrison struck twice for Elland-based HAFC, but four goals for Ben Ireland and two for Jonathan Aaron were enough for a Shelf victory.
In the same division, goals from Knight (2), Robinson and Heathcott gave Deighton an away win at Hepworth United.
A single reply from Hepworth was not enough to stop Deighton from picking up their second win of the season.
The first round of West Riding County Cup games got under way and Second Division YMCA got off to a good start with victory at Churwell Lions in the Under 12 competition.
Churwell were unable to find the net as a hat trick for McDonald and one each for Jennings, Lewis and Fitzpatrick secured a solid 6-0 win for the Huddersfield side.
And, in the Under 14s, Netherton’s Ryan Armitage and Sam Townend grabbed a goal apiece for the Third Division side to secure a place in the second round with a 2-0 home victory over Pannal Ash.