NETHERTON Under 13s kept their Division III promotion challenge on track with a vital victory over rivals Wyke Wanderers.
Third-placed Wyke were unable to stop the home side as a five-goal haul for James Sunderland and one for Daniel McGowan secured a 6-1 win and three points to move Netherton into second place.
Hartshead and Westend Under 12s shared the goals and the points as both sides struggle to stay above the Division II relegation zone.
Hartshead built a solid first-half lead with goals from Nial Rhodes (2) and Sibusis Mayo to leave Westend with a mountain to climb, but James Clark and captain Joe Sutton rallied the Salendine Nook side who clawed their way back in the second half and, eventually, took the lead thanks to strikes from Owen Haseldine, Callum Hamilton, James Clarke and JoeSutton.
But Lewis Wilkinson snatched a point for the home side with a late equaliser and Westend had to settle for a 4-4 draw.
Howden Clough maintained their challenge for the Under 16 Division I title when goals from Oliver Mitchell and Adam Walker secured a narrow 2-1 away victory over Darton Crowns.
Meanwhile, at the foot of the division, St John Fisher grabbed an important three points with victory over Queensbury to move up two places and away from bottom spot.
Queensbury scored twice but a hat trick for William Porteus and a further strike from Hassanin Gorji secured a 4-2 win.
Also in the Under 16s, Meltham took their tally to 10 games without defeat with victory over Howden Clough B.
Jermayne Edwards (2), Matthew Schofield, Dylan Brett and Thomas Dolan were all on target as Meltham won 5-2 to remain in pole position.
In the same division, Heckmondwike moved out of the bottom two with a 5-1 win over Gomersal.
Scott Moorhouse (2), Thomas Boocock (2) and Logan Hall shared the goals for Heckmondwike.
Upperthong retained their place among the leading group in Division 4B of the Under 16s with a fine away win at Gomersal.
Jack Newsome was on target for the home side but a double strike from Christy Slaven and one from Barney Wood gave the Holme Valley side a 3-1 victory.
Shane Eastwood struck all four goals for Netherton as they attempted to overturn the form book by beating Clifton Rangers, but the Brighouse side were in no mood for an upset and replies from Jack Tankard (2), Max Jessop, Ben Garwood, Alex Squires and Alex Taylor secured a 6-4 victory as Clifton retain top spot.
All four games in the Huddersfield Minor FA Under 15 Cup were played and, in addition to Kirkburton’s win over YMCA (see Pages 34 & 35), there were victories for Deighton, Honley and Collegians.
Jordan Lloyd was on target for previously unbeaten Almondbury Lions but Deighton found top form to crush the Lions 8-1 with goals from Bradley Birkhead (4), Jamal Hanson (3) and Darius McLeod.
Meanwhile, Second Division Dalton Dynamoes visited Honley for their Second Round game but they were unable to find a response as a Tashan Samuel hat trick and one from Edson Bangali sealed the win for Honley.
In the final game, Collegians travelled to Warrenside for their Second Round game against Yorkshire Lions and, although the Lions scored twice through Luke Robinson and Jordan Lewis, Collegians went one better with goals from Ben Harrison (2) and Joe Barker.