Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360, or email
Omar Habeeb hat-trick justifies Campion youth policy
Omar Habeeb notched a hat-trick as Campion stretched their unbeaten run of West Riding County Amateur League games to five with a 4-2 home win over Kirkburton.
James Bicknall vowed when he took over as manager from Delroy Dacres at the end of last season that he would give the club’s younger players a chance.
True to his word, the new boss has included Habeeb in his line-up and the 20-year-old now has six Premier Division goals to his name.
Jordan Missin completed the Campion scoring, while James Meadows and substitute Ross Martin replied for Kirkburton.
Adam Spencer (2) and Lee Reilly powered fourth-placed Steeton into a 3-0 interval lead at home to Lepton Highlanders but were then left hanging on before claiming a 3-2 victory as Liam Coughlan and Thomas Mitchell hit back.
Ovenden West Riding and Golcar United, who were in the top two places prior to their kick off, were evenly matched and only Stephen Fullard’s first-half goal separated them at the end as Ovenden claimed a 1-0 victory to remain top.
Golcar slipped to fifth as defending champions Bay Athletic moved up to second after winning 4-0 at Littletown.
Storthes Hall and Salts failed to score in an even first half but Salts then leaked seven without reply as four-goal Mick Hall boosted the hosts up to third place, backed up by Ben Burnett, Bryn Jenkins and Josh Bradshaw.
Ventus-Yeadon Celtic took full advantage of Division One leaders Hunsworth’s inactivity to take their place at the summit with a 4-2 victory at Overthorpe.
Paul Andrews (2), Ben Leeming and Kyle Shah netted for the visitors, while Scott Minto and Lewis Ward replied.
Bay Athletic’s reserve side climbed to third after beating their Campion counterparts 4-1, while fellow top-half sides Lower Hopton and Wakefield City cancelled each other out with a 1-1 draw.
After five consecutive games away from their Esholt ground, Bradford FC began their Division Two home fixtures against Lower Hopton Reserves and, after leaking just one first-half goal, fell away to lose 6-2.
Newcomers and pacesetters DRAM Community extended their unbeaten start to six games with a 4-0 home win over Tingley Athletic Reserves.
Meanwhile, Dudley Hill Rangers reached the second round of the Bradford & District FA Saturday Senior Cup as Nico Carrucciu completed a hat-trick in extra time to see off fellow County Amateur League side West Horton 4-1. Dominic Staunton was also on target, with Usman Khan replying.
Salts Reserves took on the club’s third team, who play in the Craven League, and also needed extra time before winning 2-1 thanks to goals by Mat Humm and Richard Magson.
Tyersal Reserves edged out Spen Valley League side BD3 United 4-3 courtesy of Andy Bailey, Arron Gibson, Hussain Ateek and Shane Pogson.
One shock saw Wibsey bow out 2-1 at Spen Valley League leaders TVR United.