Stroll in the park for dominant Kellingley

Kris Sleight (left) was on target in Kellingley's win.
Kris Sleight (left) was on target in Kellingley's win.

Despite lacking several regulars and fielding a much changed side, Kellingley Welfare still had enough fire power to win 5-1 at mid-table Middleton Park in West Yorkshire Football League Division Two.

Kells saw plenty of possession and they made the most of it.

Kevin Duckworth led the way with two goals.

Brad Richardson, Scott Brown and Kris Sleight were also on target to complete the rout.

Welfare were in control from start to finish on a pitch which cut up badly in the driving rain and gale force winds.

It was a good threee points for Kells from a battling performance in terrible conditions.

It keeps them in fourth spot , although they will lose four points with Yorkshire Amateur resigning from the league last week and Rothwell Town resigning this week after a 15-1 defeat against Great Preston. It now leaves just 14 teams in Division Two.

A fixture change sees Kellingley visit Normanton Woodhouse Hill WMC this Saturday. Welfare host Ossett Albion the following Saturday .

Featherstone Colliery achieved a 5-2 win over Kippax in Division One.

Featherstone were deserved winners of an entertaining, hard fought game played in poor conditions.

Colls had Josh Barrett making his second appearance of the season and debutant Craig Hewitt starting up front and they both made an immediate impact.

Barrett scored in the first minute after good work from Jamie Deal and Hewitt.

Hewitt got Featherstone’s next goal after being set up by Tom Field to put them 2-0 ahead after just five minutes.

Kippax didn’t buckle and came back into the match well.

They were foiled by two cracking saves from Featherstone’s goalkeeper Danny Glassell, the second at a Kippax striker’s feet.

Featherstone then forced a good good save from the Kippax keeper before they made it 3-0 when Kyle Pearson headed in Hewitt’s cross.

Kippax pulled a goal back right on the stroke of half time.

Featherstone started the second-half well with young winger Deal scoring the game’s best goal. He saw the Kippax keeper was off his line and fired a shot over him from 30 yards out.

Kippax responded with their second goal and only good defending prevented them scoring again.

Featherstone sealed a hard-earned win when Gareth Ward put Pearson through to score his second.

Scott Ellam was Featherstone’s best player in another improved team performance.

They visit Sherburn White Rose this Saturday (2pm).