This season the KSL remains a 10 Club strong League, welcoming 4 new sides –
Linthwaite , Meltham Victoria, Mooreside Colts and Golcar Conservative.
Linthwaite (who comprise a mix of ex Linthwaite U17 players and older players)opened their debut with a convincing 8-1 victory over fellow new team Golcar Conservative at Royds Hall.
On target for Linthwaite were Courtney Allette (3), Connor Beaumont, Craig Burns, Iwan Heeley, Don Johnson and Elliot Wilkinson.
Walkers Hounds defeated another new side (Mooreside Colts, from the Penistone area) 6-2 at Skelmanthorpe, where Nicky Shaw (3),Chris Cornelly,Josh Denton and sub Josh Walker notched the goals for Walkers and
Alex Dunn and Alex Nikitin for Colts.
With 10 men the Colts were level at 1-1 for much of the first half and later looked in contention at 3-2, however fitness told late on and Walkers finished the stronger.
Dunn was a real threat for Colts and ought to have increased his tally, but Walkers also missed some good opportunities.
Last season’s joint 3rd sides both tasted success – Dalton 4-1 at home to Meltham Victoria and Queen by the same scoreline at home to Field Head.
SEE DALTON REPORT:
“Dalton got off to a winning start to the new campaign with a 4 - 1 victory over Meltham Victoria.
Dalton took an early lead through Nathan Large, but Meltham levelled matters in the 40th with a goal from
Harrison Hoare. However 2 minutes later, Andy Anderson restored Dalton’s lead. In the second half Dalton found a bit more of their fluent football that they like to play and added further goals through Chris Milby and another for Anderson. New signing Courtney Allert had a fine debut for Dalton - gaining Man of the Match”
In their 4-1 win , Queen’s scorers were Kiero Lawrence, Richard Hirst, David Brennan and Chris Valentine.
Travas grabbed Field Head’s consolation