Honours even at Goldfields

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Greetland stayed one point ahead of Shelf United after the pair fought out a 2-2 draw at Goldfields in the only Premier Division game in the Halifax AFL on Saturday.

Front pair Harry Talbot and Ben Grech scored for the visitors and usual goalkeeper Craig Taylor and Chris Green netted for Greetland.

Sowerby Bridge maintained their frantic pace at the top of Division One with a 4-1 success over Ryburn United Reserves, Damien Watkins scoring twice.

The Denholme United versus Midgley Reserves contest was postponed due to the lack of a referee.

The other game in the section produced a first league win of the season for Calder ‘76 Reserves. Nathan Dempsey got the only goal away to Greetland Reserves.

Illingworth St Mary’s Reserves continued their fine start to the season with a 12-2 win over a battling Crossleys Reserves in Division Two.

Illingworth 3-0 up after five minutes with great strikes by Tom McGregor (two) and Josh Langan.

CJ Waddington pulled a goal back for Crossleys before Harvey Partington, Tom Holroyde and a third goal in three games from full back Robbie Sinclair made it 6-1 at the break.

The second half was a similar story with McGregor completing a deserved hat trick, Holroyde adding his second, before substitute Bailey Naylor added a quick fire double.

Waddington again pulled a deserved goal back for Crossleys.

Defender Ben Heavyside scored only his second goal in 10 seasons before Tom Kershaw added the 12th.

Youngsters Sam Whitlow (Crossleys) and Josh Langan (Saints) were the stand out performers.

Sowerby United were 3-2 winners away to below-par Northowram Reserves in Division Two.

The visitors led 1-0 at the break and although Daniel Rushworth headed an equaliser, the visitors opened up a 3-1 lead with the influential Lee Barber getting their third.

Lee Smith set up a keenly-contested last five minutes with the Rams’ second and the hosts might have had a draw but the referee ruled that a last-ditch Sowerby clearance had come before the ball crossed the line.

Leaders Ivy House continued on their free-scoring ways with a 6-0 success against Sowerby Bridge Reserves.