Carrington FC and Hollins Holme took another step towards securing their respective Bridge Balti Halifax Sunday League titles after recording big midweek victories.
Carrington ran out 5-1 winners over Waiters Arms in the top flight with Holme romping to a 5-0 win over Bradshaw in Division One.
Carrington have arguably the harder task. They trail FC Bowling Green by eight points but have three gamnes in hand on the leaders.
The game was nip and tuck early on but a great ball from Matty Horsfall opened up space for Jordan Coduri down the right and he squared for Damien Randall to turn home the opener.
Liam Brook then slid one through for Coduri and he finished well to put Carrington two up at the break.
Carrington added a third early in the second half, Coduri catching the ‘keeper out of position after good work from Matty Jones.
Waiters got themselves back in the game with a stunning strike from David Chappell and they then dominated for the next twenty minutes as they sensed they could get something from the game.
Carrington managed to hold them off and then sealed the points when Randall finished off a quick counter attack.
Dick Hartley completed the scoring with a brilliant solo effort.
Holme know success is in their own hands as they chase down Oddfellows.
Their victory last night means they are now four points behind the leaders. They have two games to play, a derby at Royd Club on Sunday and a home date with Ryburn United on April 29, whereas Oddfellows have completed their fixtures.
Last night’s victory was a straightforward affair and the margin could have been greater had the Bradshaw ‘keeper not pulled off a number of saves.
Harry West sidefooted home from an Andrew Butterworth corner to set Holme on their way before George Bamford latched onto a through ball to double the advantage.
A close range header from Butterworth made it 3-0 at the break after which West’s cross-cum-shot beat everybody and settled in the net.
Butterworth then produced an almost identical effort to round off the win.
The remaining midweek game in Division One saw Royd Club and Ryburn United share the spoils from a 2-2 draw.