UPPERTHONG Under 11s fired themselves off the bottom of Division II with their first win of the season, a victory over Brighouse.
Seamus Connoly and Matthew Airey scored for Brighouse but replies from Daniel Parr, Shaun Dawson, Harvey Staff and a William Early hat trick gave Upperthong a morale boosting 6-2 win.
A 3-0 win over Northowram keeps Kexborough at the top in Division IV of the Under 11s.
Kane Hall, Lewis Bray and James Cosgrove scored the goals to give Kexborough their sixth win from as many games.
Title rivals Westend Lions and Meltham had to settle for a point each in their Under 12 Division I meeting at Salendine Nook.
Luke Wadsworth (2), Ben Spencer and Tyler Jowett were on target for the Lions but replies from James Sunderland (2), Jake Boyes and Reece Norbury levelled the tie.
Skelmanthorpe Under 12s’ hopes of promotion to the top flight were boosted when goals from Ben Ellis (2), Harrison Watson and Marc Hall secured a solid 4-0 win in their Division II encounter at Netherton.
In the same division, Elland picked up their first point of the season with a well-earned draw at YMCA. The home side scored through Henry Whitwam and Adam Riley but replies from Lewis Storrie and Nathan Hirst secured a vital point for Elland.
A goal each for Brandon Dale and Joshua Campbell did little to help Hall Green United Under 12s’ cause on their visit to Almondbury Lions.
Unbeaten in Division IV this season, the Lions were in no mood for an upset and Jacob Anderson (2), Justin Johnson (2), Lewis Johnson, Nathan Bentley and a Jamie McCartney hat trick gave them a comfortable 9-2 victory.
Mount Pleasant and Netherton are among the Under 14 Division III promotion hopefuls this season and there was little to choose between them when they met at Netherton’s Lightenfield Lane ground.
Zuhayr Mananiat scored for Mount Pleasant but replies from James Cawley and Sam Townend were just enough to secure a 2-1 victory and 3 points for Netherton who move into third place in the division.
Any doubts about Linthwaite’s ability to win promotion to Division I of the Under 15s were set aside following a solid victory at Hebden Bridge, who are one of their nearest rivals.
The home side were unable to find the net as goals from Nathan Hall (2), James Nixon and Conner Beaumont made it six straight wins for Linthwaite, who sit comfortably at the top of Division II and are looking in impressive form at the moment.
Lepton Highlanders Under 15s kept themselves among the Division IV promotion hopefuls with a hard-earned win at Holme Valley side Wooldale.
New to the league this season, Wooldale are still finding their feet but, despite goals from Wesley Ackroyd, Louis Brook and Matthew Daley, they still ended on the losing side as replies from Adam Armstrong, Luke Barsby, Liam Atkinson, Harry Mason and Oliver Sykes ensured a 5-3 victory for the Highlanders.
Dalton Dynamoes Under 16s retained their unbeaten tag with a 5-1 win over Westend Lions.
Niall Bent scored for the Lions but replies from Jordan Smith (2), Kieran McMinn, Robert Morris and Joe Jadach secured the three points to keep Dalton well on target for promotion.
Victories for Kirkburton and Meltham keep both sides in the hunt for the Under 18 Division 1B title. An Oliver Knight hat trick, one for Sykes and an own goal ensured three points for Kirkburton in their 5-1 win at Wakefield.
Meanwhile, Matthew Schofield (3), Dylan Brett, Jarred Lawrence and Albert Bell were busy securing a 6-2 home win for Meltham against Uppermill to stay level on 12 points with Kirkburton at the top of the division.