GNG SIKH Temple’s grip on the top of Sunday League Division I continues after a 4-1 win against fellow title-chasers Team Forward.
It was not all good news for Temple, however, whose struggle to convert penalty kicks also goes on.
Temple surged into a 3-0 lead and could have extended their lead to four shortly after but this was denied by a second successive spot-kick miss in two weeks.
Team Forward pulled a goal back only for Temple to score a further goal and seal the win.
In other Division I games, goals from Brighton Mugadza, Kitson Gayle and Joel Liburd ensured Walpole Community managed to win for the first time in nine league outings.
Community, who prop up the league, inflicted a 3-2 defeat on Marsh Liberal.
Second-placed Heywood Irish ran out convincing 4-2 winners against Walkers Arms.
Nick Jaggar capitalised on bad defending from Walkers to put the home side into the lead at Leeds Road Playing Fields.
In the last 15 minutes of the first-half, again, poor defensive play led to Heywood increasing their advantage.
Two goals in a minute from Ashley Flynn and one for Kyle Boothroyd put the hosts 3-0 up.
Walkers raised their game after the re-start and were rewarded when Tom McCreadie and Danny Senior found the back of the net.
In Division II, Helion maintained their 12 point lead at the top of the league with a resounding 8-1 victory over Rose and Crown.
The result is Helion’s 10th consecutive win and means they have now scored an impressive 80 goals in just 14 league games.
Micky Hall scored four times, Adam Stephenson (2) and one apiece for Jordan Ellis and Liam Reilly.
Cricketers Arms, in second place and chasing Helion, enjoyed a 4-0 win over Gas Club with Dean Johnson, Damien Allen, Jackie Walker and Richard Hirst all on target.
Wellington and Honley Socialist met for the second time in two weeks.
And after Wellington enjoyed a 1-0 win last time around, the teams played out a 1-1 draw on this occasion.
Anthony Haigh scored for Wellington and Nikki Lee for Honley.
Struggling White Horse returned to winning ways claiming a 4-1 victory against Heywood Irish Centre Reserves at Leeds Road.
Jamie Pearson and Dale Joy (2) were on target for Heywood with Adrian Baker grabbing a consolation for Irish.