Five wins in a row for ta­ble-top­pers Calder

Halifax Courier - - Sport -

Calder ‘76 moved back into a six point lead at the top of the Haslem-Shep­pard Hal­i­fax AFL with a 4-0 home suc­cess over win­less Holm­field. Remi Allen opened the scor­ing be­fore Ricky Topham made it 2-0 af­ter 20 min­utes.

Steve Jones made it 3- 0 early in the se­cond-half be­fore Gib­son wrapped up Calder’s fifth straight league win.

War­ley Rangers edged out bo­gey side Co­p­ley United 4-3 at Shroggs Park.

Rangers dom­i­nated the first pe­riod and led at half­time thanks to Tom Hi­ley’s vol­ley.

Gary Ash fired in his sev­enth of the sea­son from 20 yards to level be­fore Co­p­ley sub­sti­tute Lee Wor­rall scored with his first touch .

War­ley scored three goals in eight min­utes to turn the game on its head through Dan Kir­man, Carl­ton Balmer andHi­ley be­fore Co­p­ley made it 4-3 to set up a tense fin­ish.

Ryburn United kept up the pres­sure on lead­ers Calder with a 3-0 win at lowly Greet­land AFC.

All three goals came af­ter half-time through Chris­tian Silk­stone and two from Joseph Swal­low.

Mix­en­den United had their se­cond con­sec­u­tive game aban­doned at home to Mid­g­ley United who led 2-1 af­ter 72 min­utes.

Adam Gaze scored for the hosts, while Rob Stans­field was on tar­get for Mid­g­ley be­fore Tom Booth’s goal for the vis­i­tors sparked out­rage that ended the game.

Shelf United drew 2-2 at home to ri­vals Northowram.

The vis­i­tors shot into a 2-0 lead through Carl Smith and Mark Eade be­fore Jon Lis­ter’s header halved the deficit and El­liott Parkin­son fired in the lev­eller.

St Columba’s stretched their lead at the top of Divi­sion Two to 11 points, beat­ing Shelf United Re­serves 4-0.

Saints took an early lead through Jack Wilkinson be­fore skip­per Ryan O’Neill dou­bled the lead.

Barry Richard­son ex­tended Saints lead be­fore top-scorer Frank Odion com­pleted the scor­ing.

Heb­den Royd Red Star Re­serves beat Salem Re­serves 4-3 with goals from James Cowens, Lewis Cock­roft and Rob Lay­cock (2). Salem Re­serves found the net through Martin Jenk­ins, Jay Thomas and Luke He­garty.

Shelf FC closed the gap on Greet­land AFC Re­serves with a 2-1 home vic­tory.

The hosts led 2-0 through James Grace and Gary Boldy be­fore Mark Hin­dle pulled one back.

Sowerby Bridge Re­serves cruised to an 8-0 win over AFC Cross­ley Re­serves thanks to Ai­den Ker­shaw (2), Neil Davies, Ste­wart White and Kee­lan Noble (4).

Northowram Re­serves won 6-1 at Sowerby United Re­serves thanks to Ash­ley Ack­royd, Liam Smith, Chris Gent, Paul Green­wood and top-scorer Matt Cal­land (2) for their sev­enth win of the sea­son.

Rory Thick­ett scored Sowerby’s soli­tary goal.

Brad Smith for Mix­en­den and Toby Stan­dring for Mid­g­ley be­fore the Premier Divi­sion game was aban­doned

Cameron Tait for Mix­en­den and Ja­son Cartlidge for Mid­g­ley at Natty Lane on Satur­day

Pic­tures: Jim Fit­ton

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