DEAN SIDDIQ struck a brace to fire Athletico Monkey to the top of the league.
The team, who take their unusual name from their Monkey Club base at Armitage Bridge, scored a terrific 4-2 victory against a young Black Bull side who are still haunted by real inconsistency.
Ben Dobson and Liam Walton added to Monkey’s tally with Walton scoring from a memorable shot from just inside his own half past Bull’s goalkeeper Jordan Robinson.
Taylor replied with a brace for Bull but could do nothing to deny Monkey going top, level on 16 points with Pak Rangers but with a better goal difference of five.
Championship contenders Britannia Sports were held to a 1-1 draw by resurgent Craven.
Each team had long spells of dominance but could not make it count, with Alex Pearson on target for Britannia and Darren Smith scoring for Craven.
Waterloo lost their 100% record in Division II when they were held 1-1 by HD One. But, with fives minutes remaining, Waterloo were losing before Tom Mitchell salvaged a point for the leaders.
Real Dalton are reportedly the unluckiest team in the league.
The team are languishing just one place off the foot of Division II with two wins from seven matches, and their four league defeats have been by only one or two goals.
Against First Huddersfield, Dalton faced an uphill task after being reduced to 10-men when a player was sent-off for dissent just two minutes into the match.
But even with 10 men, they were unlucky not to get anything out of the game when they slipped to a 4-3 defeat.
Dalton manager Scott Huyton said he was ‘very proud’ of his team and is confident that if they continue to perform like this, then the results will finally turn in their favour.
And Mick Dyson, manager of First Huddersfield, was quick to agree with his counterpart, claiming that his side were ‘very fortunate to come away with any points against a good team.’
Despite Dalton hitting the bar twice and the posts on several occasions, an excellent hat trick by Robert Hislop wasn’t enough to rescue a point as goals by Kimar Ellington, Craig Fellows, Pete Leathwood and Jaz Gossal did the job for Huddersfield.
Out-of-form Clothiers Arms lost 4-1 to a strogn GMB Meltham team.
Clothiers took the lead with a goal from Dean Weavill but GMB were ahead at the break with strikes from Mark Phillips and Wayne Mullarkey.
In a tough, physical encounter, GMB ensured they got back to winning ways with an excellent brace from Anthony Collins to run out 4-1 winners.
White Swan increased their healthy goal tally by slotting six goals without reply past basement side Helion. Hughes and Allison netted a brace and Parker and Whitfield added to the rout.