Calder Valley Sunday League: Linthwaite can go top if they win at Park FC

Linthwaite Hounds will go top in the Calder Valley Sunday League Premier Division if they win at Park FC this weekend.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 4:32 pm
Park FC, pictured in action last season, face a tough test against Linthwaite

Two wins from their opening three games, the other being a draw against title rivals Cock & Bottle, has the visitors full of confidence heading into this one.

A brace from Conner Beaumont last Sunday saw off the challenge from Feathers in a close encounter.

They’ll be hoping that Park are still wounded from their thrashing by their rivals at Trinity Academy last weekend, which saw Park on the end of an 11-1 beating.

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Harrison Peckover is looking to keep his run of scoring in every game for Feathers when they head into battle with Ravenswharfe.

Should they beat the other promoted side from last season, then they will also jump above Cock & Bottle who have a weekend with no game.

Ravenswharfe will be looking for their first points of the season after losing their opener and last weekend’s game against Hollins Holme being abandoned when a horrific injury cut the game short.

Everyone from the Calder Valley Sunday League sends their sympathy and best wishes to Tom Taylor at Hollins.

And it’s Clifton Rangers who welcome Hollins Holme to Leeds Road in the other encounter in the Premier Division.

After letting a very late lead and potential first win slip in the previous weekend, Clifton made no such mistake as they put in an excellent performance at Calderdale College to put Halifax Panda to the sword.

They’ll be hoping for more of the same from Jake Waterson as he bagged a hat-trick in the impressive 4-0 win on the road.

Both sides beat each other last season so it is sure to be another close game between them.

Sands Lane will look to keep the pressure on Battyeford when they face Wellington Westgate, Oliver Bellwood was lethal in front of goal against Ryburn Valley last week and they will be hoping for much of the same. Wellington need to cut out the mistakes that saw them throw away the match at Woodhouse last Sunday, goals from Adam Hill and Coron Rowe looked to have at least got them a point before a late winner for the side from Todmorden.

Woodhouse look to build on that momentum when they welcome winless Wire Works, who found themselves on the end of a heavy defeat from top of the table Battyeford last time out.

The early pacesetters head to Spen FC this weekend hoping to continue their impressive record in front of goal, scoring 20 goals in their first three games.

Two of the promoted sides from last year battle it out at Lane Head, Old Pond will be looking for that first win of the season against Clifton Rangers Reserves. A late penalty from Brad Main saw Clifton get their first win against Halifax Panda Reserves last weekend.

Both Ryburn Valley and Halifax Panda Reserves will look for a better outcome this time when they face each other at Savile Park.

It’s an early top of the table clash in Division Two as Triangle host new boys Mount Pleasant, the former Heavy Woollen have made an impressive but expected start to the season with three wins from three. They’ll have to find a way of stopping free-scoring Triangle who have scored 24 goals in three games, of which Jonny Crowther has six.

Inter Batley look to keep their decent start going after a horrible campaign last year, two wins from their opening three sees them sat third in the table. Pear Tree Athletic will look for their second win of the season when they face them on Sunday, much of that might rely on Ping Wright and Josh Simpson outscoring the opposition.

Needless Inn and Halifax Rangers are on their travels looking for their firsts points of the season; they’ll face Athletic FC and Lewins FC respectively, while Queens Head face Pellon Social Club at Trinity Academy.