BEN SIMPSON bagged a double as leaders Pak Rangers chalked another win in the Get Smart Group Kirklees Sunday League.
The Division I front-runners defeated Dalton 4-0 at Leeds Road Playing Fields, although they were made to battle hard.
Even though Dalton lost their keeper to injury at half time, they continued to compete throughout and it was only when a penalty was conceded midway through the second half – tucked away by Paul Pyke – that Pak felt safe. Adam Walsh got the other Pak goal.
Second-placed Black Bull kept up the pace with a resounding 7-0 victory over Helion Albion.
Sykes (2), Haigh, Kelly, Thorpe (J), Bradley and Morgan accounted for Bull’s tally
Wellington A, in third, narrowly defeated basement club Marsh FC 4-3.
Marsh started the brighter, but Wellington scored first against the run of play with Matty Waller lashing the ball in from close range.
Marsh continued to press and scored three quick goals to take a 3-1 lead through Sam Dean, Adam Bell and Kul Kaler, but Daniel Walker pulled one back to make it 3-2 with a diving header on the stroke of half time.Š
Wellington started the second half much brighter and, within 15 minutes, were 4-3 up – Kain Jordan grabbing the equaliser and Rob Mitchell curling in a shot from just outside the box.
Play went from end to end after that, with several chances missed by both sidesŠ and some good saves being made by both goalkeepers, but Wellington hung on for victory.
In Division II, second-placed Town Rangers closed the gap on inactive leaders Crown to five points, after a 1-0 defeat of Club Kirkheaton. Ross Hawkyard notched the winner for Town.
Kirkheaton actually dominated much of the game, with Rangers keeper Jonathan See preventing their opponents from scoring.
Neal Boustead ran the midfield for Rangers, who had a number of regulars missing.
Joint third-placed Field Head beat Clifton Rangers 4-2 at Rastrick High.
Jamie Metcalfe (2), Craig Brown and Tom Crabtree recorded for Head.