Ovenden one win from glory

Jordan Coduri (left) was an Ovenden scorer yesterday
Jordan Coduri (left) was an Ovenden scorer yesterday

Ovenden WR moved a step nearer being crowned West Riding County Amateur League champions when they beat visitors Storthes Hall 5-2 at Natty Lane, Illingworth on Saturday.

It was a comfortable afternnon for Danny Megson’s side, who powered into a 3-0 interval lead.

Andrew Bailey scored twice while John Booth, Jordan Coduri and Matt Jones got the other goals.

Victory took Ovenden seven points clear of Bay Athletic, whose game at home to Halifax Irish was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Halifax FA Saturday Cup winners Ovenden need to win their last match of the season on Tuesday to be crowned champions.

However, it could hardly be a more difficult game as they are away to fifth-placed Steeton, who are through to a county cup final against Field at Woodlesford six days later.

Bay have still to play Irish, Storthes Hall and Golcar.