Five wins in a row for table-toppers Calder
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