Royd have Division One safety in their sights

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Royd Club gave their Halifax Sunday League Division One survival hopes a massive shot in the arm with a 5-2 success over North Bridge.

Royd occupy the second relegation place but a point from their final two matches should be enough to keep them up.

Their next game is as second placed Mount Tabor on Sunday before they finish their season at home to already relegated Rastrick Bowling Club.

Remi Allen netted twice to give Royd Club a decent lead before Matthew Skinner put through his own goal from a corner for 2-1.

Sam Taylor added a third for Royd before the break then netted again in the second half to open up a 4-1 lead.

An injury to Justin Roberts saw Royd go down to 10 men and Bridge pulled a second goal back with a fine strike.

The home side continued to battle and secured the points with second half substitute Ben Fairburn on target.

Hollins Holme put relegated Oddellows to the sword with a 10-0 win in the top section.

Andy Butterworth and George Bamford both secured hat-tricks as Joel Booth’s side all but cemented second place in the top tier.

A positive result against Old Pond on Sunday will see them do just that - an outcome Booth would have taken at the start of the campaign having won promotion last time around.

James Chadwick headed Holme in front with Butterworth opening his account from the edge of the area.

Chadwick added a third after good build up play and Joe Fielding made it 4-0 when his cross floated into the net.

Butterworth was brought down and scored from the spot before Bamford netted from close range to complete the first half scoring.

After a steady opening to the second half, Butterworth secured his hat-trick with a close range header before Bamford netted twice in quick succession for his treble as the lead rose to 9-0.

There were five minutes remaining when James Cowans headed goalwards from a corner with the ball going in off a defender’s head.