LOWER Hopton and Littletown boosted their chances of lifting the Taylor's Timber West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division championship trophy for the first time while, at the same time, denting the chances of their rivals.

Mirfield-based Lower Hopton moved to the top of the table, a point ahead of previous leaders Newsome, with striker Nathan James scoring both goals in a 2-1 home success over Steeton.

James scored the first of his two goals midway through the first half, following a Steeton claim that they had scored.

However, Steeton did not let their heads drop and were level before the break when Michael Rhodes converted a penalty after Alex Yates had been fouled.

With both sides committed to finding a winner, James shot through a crowd of players to claim victory for the hosts.

Littletown virtually ended any thoughts of Golcar United winning the title with a 4-3 victory.

George Porter, Joe Jagger, Adam Jordan and Kieron Senior were on target for Littletown, who moved into third, with Callum Meade (2) and Jordan Tindle replying for Golcar.

Campion found their scoring touch at Salts as a Jos Ludford treble was complemented by two from Josh Finan and one from Jahro Parchment in a 6-3 victory, with Joe Pleasance, Tom Hickey and Luke Rhodes on target for Salts.

Overthorpe SC ended their season bottom of the table after losing 5-2 at home to DRAM Community.

Route One Rovers remain in pole position in Division One after beating Ventus Yeadon Celtic 6-1 at Esholt, with goals from Danyal Yasin (3), Hassan Ali (2) and Awais Khan.

Thornton United slipped to third after being held to a 3-3 draw at home by Golcar United Reserves.

Holmforth Town moved above Thornton following their 2-1 win at Tyersal, with Simon Walsh and Adam Stevenson scoring for Town and Sean Pogson netting Tyersal’s consolation.

Steeton Reserves beat Westbrook YMCA 3-1, thanks to a Will Knight hat-trick, while Huddersfield-based Britannia Sports saw their promotion chances put on hold as visitors Wakefield City, who have still an outside chance of promotion, returned home with a 3-2 victory.