JUST eight points separate the top five teams in the Kirklees Sunday League Division I.
And two of the teams in that group, Pak Rangers and Athletico Monkey, faced one another in a 2-2 draw at the weekend.
League leaders Athletico dominated the first-half and were duly rewarded when Adam Fell rose above the Pak defence to head home the opening goal.
Man-of-the-match Ben Dobson doubled the visitors’ lead to give his side a 2-0 advantage at the break.
Athletico’s joy was short-lived however, as two wonder-strikes helped Pak share the points.
Zaman Ullah and Majid Khan, with a 30-yard thunderbolt, earned Pak a draw.
Second-placed Black Bull overpowered bottom side Field Head at Cross Lane by grabbing a convincing 6-2 win.
Sam Haigh, Jon Lockwood, Andy Brooke and an excellent hat trick from Scott Sykes helped Bull take all three points. Luke Gilman scored both Field Head goals.
Woodfield Park enjoyed a 5-0 win over Real Dalton in a Inter-League game. Mark Robertshaw, Ramon Solano, Daniel Smith and two for Craig Taylor ensured the win.
In other games, Britannia Sports booked a place in the semi-finals of the Get Smart Insurance Challenge Cup after a 6-1 win against GMB.
Danny Walker put Britannia into the lead on 40 minutes followed by a Alex Pearon goal shortly afterwards.
Ryan Lach, and a hat-trick from Ally Cook, completed Britannia’s passage into the next round when they will face Division I side Craven. Anthony Collins headed a consolation goal for GMB.
Steven Walker, GMB manager, said the best team won.
He added: “If we play this bad next week in the Huddersfield FA Cup we won’t have a chance of progressing into the next round.”
First Huddersfield also progressed into the semi-final of the Challenge Cup after a 3-2 win away at White Swan courtesy of two goals from Munroe and one for Washington.