Four goals from Krishan Patel helped Albion Sports under-16s brush aside Silsden Reds 4-2 in the Craven, Aire & Wharfe League.
Jack Shaw and James Loud responded for the visitors but Patel’s one-man show means, with five games in hand over some of their rivals, Albion could soon be motoring towards the top echelons of the table.
Bolton Woods, unbeaten after 12 matches, already have the title sewn up.
Jack Leach fired a hat-trick in Wyke Wanderers under-tens A team’s 5-0 home win over Greetland in the Huddersfield RDC League.
There was also a long-awaited goal from Kieran Mcguire.
Leach headed in Reece Clay’s cross to make it 1-0 at the break.
A calm finish following a one-on-one with the Greetland keeper made it 2-0 before defender Mcguire scored the goal of the day with a powerful shot from 20 yards.
Leach’s third came direct from a corner before Stan Cahill finished the scoring with a difficult angled shot from ten yards.
Wyke’s B team also got the better of Greetland, winning 6-0.
Hayden Clifford netted from close range and Wyke had several more chances in the first half. At times the Greetland goalmouth was like a pinball machine.
Clifford netted again soon after the interval before Ranganai Muza put Tyrese Liu through on goal to make it 3-0.
Nathan Moore was quick off the mark to fire a rebound into the Greetland goal, then Muza’s hard work paid off as he netted a brace to make the final score 6-0.
BPA under-15s produced their best performance of the season despite losing 2-1 to Thackley Crusaders in the group stage of the Steve Williams Under-15s Cup.
Despite a heavy pitch, BPA still produced some fast-flowing football.
A looping ball from Lewis Haynes hit the crossbar in the first half but there was all still to play for with the score goalless at half-time.
Thackley took the lead when they caught the BPA defence sleeping but Billy Enoch skilfully slotted home the equaliser.
Man of the match Nathan Armstrong gave a solid performance at the back for BPA but the quick pace of the Thackley striker undid the defence as he netted the winner. BPA nearly equalised again but Connor Barley’s shot struck the bar.
Dudley Hill Rangers under-eights Blues and Reds were brought back down to earth after the previous week’s goal-scoring exploits.
Despite goals from Adam Morris (2), Brody Pimperton and Riley Nelson, the Blues lost 5-4 to Burley B in the Keybury League, with Burley C beating the Reds 3-0.
Rangers under-tens travelled to joint league leaders Sutton and matched their hosts in every area in a fantastic contest, only to be undone by the only goal of the game just before half-time. Rajan Sandhu and Rhys Hadley were Rangers’ joint men of the match in what was a good advert for junior football.
Rangers under-nines were the clubs shining lights this week with a 7-2 home victory over Campion.
After falling behind early, Joel Beaumont equalised before Dominic Parish hit a hat-trick and goals from Tarinjit Singh and James Hemsworth added further gloss to the scoreline. Jack Tostevin was man of the match with an old fashioned battling midfield display.