Points shared at Natty Lane

Honours were even in last night’s big Calderdale derby in the West Riding CA League with Ovenden West Riding and Halifax Irish Club drawing 1-1.

Thursday, 3rd September 2015, 8:18 am
Actions from the football, Halifax Irish v Littleton, at Natty Lane. Pictured is Eli Hey

A point each was a fair outcome after a scrappy and often physical encounter in front of a large Natty Lane crowd.

Ovenden got off to a dream start when George Bamford was presented with a simple tap in on 10 minutes after an horrendous mix up in the Irish defence.

The game had very little pattern to it with too many niggling fouls from both sides,

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Antony Brown and Eli Hey were generally held in check by Ryan Brook and Graham Hall and neither side create many opportunities.

On 65 minutes the Irish Club drew level when Hey fastened onto a right wing centre to steer the equaliser passed Chris Moroney,

Both sides cancelled one another out for the remainder of the game.

Northowram Reserves were 6-4 home winners over derby rivals Shelf United Reserves in the sole game in the Halifax AFL last night.

Division Two: Northowram Res 6 (K.Amos 2 D.Allchin J.Baines P.Glew N.Meade), Shelf United Res 4 (L.Davies, J.Dawson, R.Shaw 2).