Title hope is still there after Woodhouse win

WOODHOUSE came from behind to grab victory and revive their hopes of winning the title.

They are now level on points at the top of the division with Asia, although they have two games in hand over the Todmorden side.

But Asia, like the two other teams below them all have to play each other, while Woodhouse have a much easier run-in, having six games left, all against teams from the lower end of the division.

Their task is simple now, just keep on winning. It looks as though they should get promotion, but manager Simon Randles wants to see them win the title.

Their victory helps to keep that dream alive, although at half-time it looked as if it was not to be as they were trailing 4 - 1.

They started well and took the lead after 15 minutes when Joe Whitham played in Callum Hallahan for the first goal of what turned out to be his fourth hat trick of the season.

From there though the home side took charge and levelled with a free header which keeper Stuart Parnell could not hold and the ball was pushed home in the scramble.

Soon it was 2 - 1 from a long kick upfield which beat the Woodhouse defence and five minutes later a poor clearance by the visitors was hammered in. Just before the interval they grabbed a fourth with a shot from the edge of the box.

The second half belonged to Woodhouse. Terry Lowe crossed from the right and Hallahan volleyed home. A few minutes later a carbon copy of the move saw Hallahan complete his hat trick.

After 20 minutes Whitham fired home from a Daniel Lively long throw to level the scores.

With eight minutes left Gary Fish crossed for Oliver Wood to head home the winner and Woodhouse then held firm until the end.

l IN the Bridge Balti Halifax Sunday League, Hebden Bridge AFC pulled away from the bottom in Division Two by beating neighbours Stubbing Wharf 3 - 1.

Fourth place Royd Club FC keep their promotion hopes alive with a 2 - 2 draw at second placed Rastrick Bowling Club and their games in hand could prove vital to their bid.