SOVEREIGN Sports have hit the ground running in their second season in the Works League.
The Deighton side, promoted from Division ii last year after joining from the District League, now sit on top of the pile.
They have a three-point lead on top of Division I after collecting their fourth win out of five games.
They beat BayAthletic 3-2 in a close tussle, with goals from Hunte, Maher and Carter.
The Bay scorers were Duffy and Dennis.
Second-placed Moldgreen Con were in District FA Challenge Cup action, but lost 2-1 to Scissett.
Back in the league, Moldgreen had an excellent 7-1 win at Heywood IC to move into joint third place.
Also on six points are Hepworth United, who beat promoted Springhead 4-0 thanks to strikes by Bale (2), Bland and Ward.
In the top-of-the-table clash in Division II, Lindley Lib beat Lepton Highlanders to go clear. Lindley maintained their 100% record with the 3-1 victory.
At the other end of the table, Kirkheaton Rovers came close to collecting their first point of the season.
But they eventually went down 3-2 to Grange Moor in a game that could have gone either way.