Black Bull have gone joint top of the Get Smart Group Kirklees Sunday League after a 6-2 home win against Inter Athletic.
With a strong wind behind them in the first half, Inter took an early lead when stand-in Bull keeper Shane Kelly dithered with a clearance and was robbed by an onrushing attacker.
Bull were quick to react and equalised after neat football from Lyam Gill, playing a quick one-two before finishing from 18 yards.
Five minutes from half time another long-range strike made it 2-1 to the home side, this time a set piece as Adam Hill struck direct from a free-kick.
The second half was always going to be a big ask for Inter, as it was their turn to toil into the strong gale, and so it turned out.
Matt Thorp made it 3-1 after an excellent solo run, before Hill, Gill and Sykes added goals to make it six.
Inter did find a consolation through the prolific Adam Bell, but with time running out failed to mount any real comeback.
Bull are level at the summit with Helion Albion, who beat new side Almondbury Woolpack 3-0 at Almondbury Rec, where Andy Salm bagged all three goals.
Woolpack played well and had a lot of chances – particularly in the first half – but couldn’t finish any moves when it came to the crunch.
Ashton Allert was star man for Woolpack, playing left midfield and often probing the opposition defence, but manager Dave Poole was pleased with the whole performance.
Wellington Westgate A are joint third following their crushing 9-0 victory against Wellington Westgate B.
On target for the victors were Jamie Jobarteh (2), Paul Pyke (2), Tevin Watson, Lee Bradshaw, Eddie Hamlett, Mark McSherry and Graham McLachlan.
Welly B had a few chances in the first half, but were totally blown away in the second.
Field Head, on the same points as Welly A, defeated Queen 3-1 at Royds Hall.
Scorers for Head were Rhys Jowett, Jamie Metcalfe and Tom Crabtree while Dave Brennan scored for Queen.
Field Head’s Ian Strudwick remarked that it was an excellent game in poor conditions.
He also said it was very well refereed by Steve Longmore.