West Yorkshire League: Knaresborough lift off bottom as Wetherby Athletic thrash Otley

Jon Maloney scores for Wetherby Athletic against Otley Town (Photo: Peter Arnett)
Jon Maloney scores for Wetherby Athletic against Otley Town (Photo: Peter Arnett)

Knaresborough Town Reserves moved off the bottom of the West Yorkshire League for the first time since August after beating Hunslet Club 4-1 on Wednesday.

Stephen Walker scored twice for Mike Bligh's men with the other goals arriving courtesy of Blaine Hobson and substitute Matthew Thompson.

The third victory of Boro's season moved them above Wyke Wanderers on goal difference and into 14th place.

Two teams will be relegated at the end of the season, following the demise of former champions Bardsey earlier in the season.

Otley Town sit only one point above Knaresborough with Brighouse Old Boys a further two points clear.

Knaresborough face bottom of the league Wyke on Saturday before facing Otley away on Wednesday evening.

Dom Creamer scored twice in the second half for Athletic (Photo: Peter Arnett)

Dom Creamer scored twice in the second half for Athletic (Photo: Peter Arnett)

Wetherby Athletic aided Knaresborough's survival bid and remained on course for a record high finish in the Prmeier League themselves after hammering Otley 5-1 on Wednesday.

Jon Maloney gave Wetherby a first half lead before Athletic wrapped up the points with four second half goals.

Dom Creamer was on the scoresheet twice, with Maloney and Marcus Day also on the scoresheet.

Wetherby are in fifth place going into Saturday's home clash against 11th-placed Robin Hood Athletic.

The West Yorkshire Premier League table

The West Yorkshire Premier League table

In Division One, the North Yorkshire derby spoils went in favour of sixth-placed Boroughbridge as Ripon City fell further towards relegation.

Former Ripon player James McDaid scored the only goal of the game with four minutes remaining.

West Yorkshire League Division One

West Yorkshire League Division One