LIVERSEDGE Under 16s are enjoying a winning start to the season.
Twins Oliver Rounding (2) and brother Michael were both on target as Liversedge built up a comfortable 4-0 half-time lead over Brighouse and further strikes from Davy (2), Drake, (2), Norman, Bragen and Wade finished off the home side 12-0 to leave Liversedge sitting at the top of Division III with five wins from five games.
Meanwhile, Liversedge’s title rivals were making sure they kept pace with the leaders as a Booth goal added to a Dunbar hat trick made sure of the points for Honley in their 4-2 win at Skelmanthorpe, to leave them in second place.
There’s nothing to separate the top three teams in Division I of the Under 16s and Linthwaite’s 6-3 win over Hepworth makes sure they keep pace with current leaders Dewsbury Rangers and Shipley.
Heap, Goodwin and Lally put three past last season’s Under 15 champions but replies from Lang, Oakes and Chambers were added to a Hargreaves hat trick to give Linthwaite a solid 6-3 victory
One of the most interesting divisions this season is the Under 13s where Silkstone continue to defy the odds.
Westend, Howden Clough and Heckmondwike have been the dominant sides in this age group for the last few years but Silkstone, a mid-table side last season, are now enjoying the view from the top of the division with six wins and a draw from their first seven games.
Last season’s champions Westend suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of arch rivals Howden Clough.
Eastwood was on target for the Salendine Nook side but Fisher and a double strike from Padgett gave the Spen Valley side a vital 3-1 win to keep them in second place.
Upperthong and Warley Rangers, who sit fourth and fifth in the division, also enjoyed victories to leave the title race wide open.
YMCA’s domination of the Under 12s continued when Matthew Wensley rattled home a hat trick at Penistone.
Thomas Stewart added a fourth to give YMCA a 4-2 win which leaves them leading the division with a six-game unbeaten start to the season.
Promoted Meltham, meanwhile, stay hot on the YMCA’s tail following their 6-2 win over Howden Clough.
Prolific scorers Charlie Shore and Dominic Trowman grabbed two goals each while Thomas Haigh and Toby Farrington netted one each to ensure the points for Meltham.