THE League received a shock with the sudden resignation of Lindley WMC.
Despite having many registered players, the club have found it difficult to raise a side and have found the position untenable in Division II.
They had been, until last Sunday, top of the league and recorded some high scores – so their withdrawal is somewhat surprising.
Although they struggled for a side last Sunday that does not detract from the feat of Barr Street, who inflicted the first defeat on Lindley – 2-1.
Anthony Fury and Ben Whitehead were on target for Barr Street, with Whitehead notching the winner in the last five minutes. Michael Fill recorded for Lindley.
Even at the end Lindley had chances to draw level, but Steve Greaves at full-back was outstanding for Barr Street.
Meltham Victoria Park fought out a fair 2-2 draw with Barge Albion. Their scorers were Nick Spur and Green.
In Division I, Britannia Sports have gone clear at the top following a 6-4 victory over previous joint undefeated leaders Shepley Sports. Danny Walker scored a hat trick for Britannia with Luke Eastwood (2) and Doran Jordan also on target.
Sporting Club Shepley were made to pay for a disastrous start at Lindley.
It was 4-0 after just 15 minutes.
After a tactical re-shuffle Shepley began to find their feet and pulled one back.
Britannia scored again to make it 5-2 before Bradley scored from the spot for Shepley.
The second half was a much tighter affair, with both sides playing some excellent football.
There were chances at both ends and Shepley eventually made it 5-4 on the hour mark.
With 20 minutes to go, however, Britannia struck a crucial blow with a well-taken header.
Foresters earned their first win of the season, which pleased manager Graham Brennan immensely.
They beat Helion 3-1 at Almondbury High, where Dave Brennan (2) and John Gant scored. Brennan’s first goal was a thunderous effort.
Rob Kaye of Helion was very disappointed with his side’s poor performance.
In the West Riding Trophy first round, KSL sides had mixed results.
Field Head had a 3-1 success against Great Horton – Brown, Wright and Smith on target – and Walpole Community narrowly beat FC Champs, John McKenzie with last-minute winner.
However Huddersfield Irish lost 6-4 against Junction Rastrick (Liam O’Conner, Chris Mossup, Miles O’Donnell and Richard Walsh scoring for Irish, who were 5-0 and 6-1 down).
Woolpack also lost – 5-0 to Elford.
Elford weren’t brilliant and had only a handful of shots – but Woolpack weren’t at the races.