TWO new boys secured Crossflatts Village a hard-fought 2-1 victory away to Sandy Lane in the Bradford Sunday Alliance League Premier Division at the weekend.

New signing and man of the match Adam Dziedzic opened the scoring for Village, before Matt Cavanagh levelled proceedings for the hosts.

But Village snatched it when Gavin Meakin met a pinpoint Oliver Metcalfe corner to nod in the winner.

Debutant Joe Haworth also impressed for Village in what was a tense battle.

The victory leaves Village in second, with only goal difference separating them and West Bowling in top spot.

In the only other Premier Division fixture, Wrose Bull eased to a 4-1 away victory against Tyersal.

Andrew Philp, Scott Price, Andy Howland and Declan Dunne struck for the visitors.

In the Championship, Thornbury Celtic and Low Moor both had valuable away victories in pursuit of top spot.

The former beat Peacock Bar 3-1, while the latter won 4-1 against Keighley Town.

FC Queensbury defeated AFC Titans in a huge six-pointer at the foot of the table in a 2-1 victory.

This was Queensbury’s first victory of the campaign. The Titans remain winless.

Elsewhere, FC Dog and Gun beat East Bierley Village 4-1 and Throstle Nest United drew 2-2 with Heaton Athletic.

FC Mill Lane thrashed Prospect Reserves 8-2 in Division One. Brendan Maltby hit five for the hosts.

Woodlands fell short in a 5-2 away defeat against league leaders Newline.

In Division Two, Bolton Woods and Lincoln Barbers both claimed vital victories.

Woods edged out Clayton Athletic in a 3-2 away win, while Lincoln beat Beldon Oddies Reserves 4-2 at home.

Division Three saw the gap closed at the top. St Bedes won 3-2 at Gomersal and Cleckheaton, while leaders Shipley Allstars could only manage a 6-6 draw at home to mid-table side Northern.

The chasing pack of Shuttle Athletic ( 3-1 against Whitburn Athletic) and Great Horton (4-2 against Hanson Old Boys) both won.

Idle United beat Bierley Bantams 4-1 and Low Moor Reserves defeated Esholt Reserves 3-1.

These will be the last Sunday Alliance League games for a while, with the new ‘national lockdown’ meaning grassroots football has to stop until at least December 2.