Linthwaite and Dalton still share top spot in the Get Smart Group Kirklees Sunday League.
Victory for newcomers Linthwaite came against Wellington A, 4-2 at Royds Hall, while Dalton beat Wellington B 3-1 at Reinwood Rec.
Wellington A are the West Riding Sunday Trophy and Get Smart KSL Trophy holders, so their setback came as something of a surprise.
On the back of two wins, however, Linthwaite continued their rich form, stringing many slick passing moves together and leaving Wellington struggling to build any momentum in creating attacks.
Elliot Wilkinson opened the scoring on 15 minutes with one of his fabulous 25-yard shots, followed in the 20th by his second in similar fashion.
Later on, Linthwaite’s slick passing again carved opened the Wellington defence, when winger Rhys Wharam unselfishly squared the ball to Tom White to score an easy tap-in for a 3-0 lead at half time.
The match was far from over, though, and Wellington came out of the blocks fast in the second period, showing higher energy and leaving Linthwaite struggling to deal with the high pressure.
It wasn’t long before the pressure paid off when Nolan St Hilaire found a yard of space and lobbed the stranded keeper off his line.
The next goal followed after Linthwaite struggled to clear a corner and Graham McLachlan hit a first-time volley from the edge of the box into the top corner.
The game continued to be a tight affair with both teams going close, and it wasn’t until late on when Bryn Jenkins tapped in from close range to seal all three points for Linthwaite.
Dalton, meanwhile, made it three wins from three with their hard-fought 3-1 success against Welly B.
Dalton were down to the bare bones through injuries, but took the lead through a re-taken Jamie Hartley penalty mid-way through the first half.
Christopher Swift added a second before half time, as his cross was helped into the net by the Wellington keeper, who had a terrific game except for the mistake.
In the second half, Wellington pulled one back through Dave Khangura, but this served to awaken Dalton and they secured the three points with a close-range finish from Luke Haigh.
Queen are in joint third spot having played only two games, but with a 100% record.
Dave Brennan notched four goals, with Kiero Lawrence securing a hat trick and Richard Hirst also on target, in an 8-2 victory over Meltham Victoria, whose scorers were Craig Vant and Michael Dolan.
Level on six points with Queen are Walkers Hounds, who beat Field Head 2-1 at Golcar.
Ben Burnett opened the scoring for Hounds, when he rounded the Head keeper and slotted home.
Head levelled through a dubious penalty by Luke Gilman – which Hounds believed was given for a foul that appeared to be well outside the area.
Dan Stocker bagged the winner for Hounds, when he met a superb cross from Paul Swallow and rose high above the defence to plant the ball into the bottom corner.
Late Hounds’ substitute Lee Davies was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, when he struck a 25-yard free kick which smashed against the corner of bar and post and the onrushing Sam Gill was unable to capitalise with the follow-up.
Mooreside Colts and Golcar Conservative fought out a 2-2 draw at Skelmanthorpe, where James Gough and Ricky Pritchard recorded for Colts and Dom Holroyd and Luke Robertson for Golcar.