MELTHAM entertained Kirkheaton Under 17s in terrible conditions for their Division I clash, but both teams turned in fine displays in their 1-1 draw.
Looking for their first points of the season, Meltham were first off the mark when Alex Slawson took advantage of the strong wind to fire home from long range – giving keeper Johnny Lodge no chance.
Kirkheaton had their fair share of chances and the goal did nothing to divert them from their task and when Alex Gibb, Craig Smith and Will Jennings combined down the left flank, the resulting attack gave Zishaan Faridi the chance to fire home the equaliser.
With no change to the score in the second half, both sides will probably be happy with a point as the conditions could have made the game something of a lottery.
Kirkburton were hoping to improve on a promising start as they travelled to Mirfield for their Under 13 Division II meeting with Battyeford, but a single goal from Matthew Crookes was not enough as Liam Ramsden rattled home four goals to keep Battyeford on target for the league title.
In the same division, Skelmanthorpe picked up their first win of the season with a 4-3 home win over Dalton Dynamoes.
Thomas Short grabbed two for Dalton and Kedesh Goddard added a third, but the home side went one better as Ben Cousen (2), Chris Griffin and Sam Crowther were on target for Skelmanthorpe.
In the top division of the Under 14s, Yorkshire Lions stayed among the leaders following their fine 2-1 win at leaders Rastrick.
William Tolley scored for the home side but goals from Marcus Dyer and Terrell Brown keep the Lions in the chase for the title.
Also in the Under 14s, a single Oliver Willitts strike was enough to keep Honley joint top with Rastrick as they scored a 1-0 victory at HAFC.
And Kirkheaton moved themselves into the top half of the same division when goals from Joseph Fox, Luke Walker and Ricardo Ianzito proved too much for Warley Rangers as Kirkheaton ran out 3-1 winners.
Netherton’s challenge for the Under 14 Division III title almost came unstuck when Jermaine Edwards scored for struggling Crosland Moor, but two goals from Michael Thomas ensured three points for Netherton who remain in second place.
Meanwhile Marsden retained top spot in Division IVA of the Under 14s with a 4-2 home win over Collegians.
Austyn Godino and Nicholas Charnley were on target for Collegians but a four goal blast from Elliot Wood gave Marsden the three points.
Ryburn Valley stay top of the Under 18s but dropped their first points of the season when Alex Thomas (2) and Nicky Whiteley scored to give second placed Netherton a fine 3-3 draw and keep the title race wide open.