WEST Bowling started their 2020/21 Bradford Sunday Alliance Premier Division season with a 10-0 home win over Oakenshaw.

The game started sluggishly, with both teams probing for an opening goal, but after 21 minutes, Bowling started to get into their stride.

Wayne Sparkes was fouled just outside the box, and up stepped Bowling's free-kick specialist Joe Jagger to hammer the ball low and in by the near post to make it 1-0.

After 30 minutes Bowling doubled their score, Ste Duffy took a long throw in to Jagger, who sprinted into the box and squared the ball for Wayne Sparkes to coolly finish for 2-0.

Great interplay between Callum Wheatley and Sparkes opened up Oakenshaw's defence once more for Jagger to double his goal tally and he then completed his hat-trick just before half time, hammering home from a Sparkes cross.

The second half was just a minute old when a pinpoint pass from Kyle Dyche found Karl Fawcett in the box to score from close range.

Jagger then put Sparkes through to score his second goal and make it 6-0.

On 60 minutes, making his debut for Bowling, Nicky Ellerton ran on to a pass from Duffy to score his first goal for the club.

Another set of interplay passing between Kaiden Bell and Paul Helliwell created an opening for Adam Jordan to score from close range, before Paul Hague set up Ellerton for his second.

Finally, Jordan made a strong run into the box before passing the ball to Hague, whose vicious shot made it 10.

Elsewhere, Crossflatts Village's vice-captain Joshua Eastwood proved unplayable as he helped himself to a hat-trick and the man-of-the match award as Steve Lewis’ side crushed AFC Wibsey 12-3.

His goalscoring prowess was also matched by debutant Adam Simpson, who helped himself to a hat-trick, and Brandon Hammond, who bagged four goals in his first game back after a serious ACL injury.

Colin Schofield and skipper Oliver Metcalfe (penalty) also got themselves on the scoresheet for the rampant home side, who recovered well after going a goal behind after five minutes when the visitors scored from the penalty spot.

The game saw left-back Jack Lewis make his debut for the home side.

The win sees Village sit top of the league on goal difference ahead of Station Hotel, who they host on Sunday in what is bound to be a tasty affair.

Village manager Steve Lewis was happy with the progress shown in his second game in charge.

He said afterwards: “Today we were a bit sharper in all areas; it was a very impressive display all over the park, with both debutants slotting in well and making good impressions.

“We have a big game coming up (against Station Hotel) and we will need to be switched on against them to make it three wins out of three.”

Station Hotel left it late against Sandy Lane to set up that mouth-watering top of the table clash. Connor Bower scored a brace, with his second goal coming with the last kick of the game, to secure a 3-2 win at Marley Stadium.

In the other Premier Division games, Wrose Bull thumped Bolton Woods 6-1 thanks to a Declan Dunne hat-trick, while Olympic beat Tyersal Sunday 2-0.

In the Championship, Low Moor edged out Thornbury Celtic 4-3. They sit second behind Bankfoot, who won 3-0 at AFC Titans thanks to a Conor Banks brace.

Prospect and Throstle Nest United are the other sides in the division who have two wins from two. They beat Keighley Town (4-0) and FC Queensbury (4-1) respectively.

Warren Carr hit two as Peacock Bar thrashed FC Dog & Gun 5-1, while Heaton Athletic won 1-0 at East Bierley Village Open Aged.

In Division One, Clayton Albion beat Woodlands 4-2 and RIS London downed FC Mill Lane 4-3 in a thriller. Both of those teams have won their two games so far.

Parry Lane thrashed Windhill Ajax 5-0 and they are joined on four points by Thornton United and Newline. The former won 3-1 against Prospect Reserves and the latter beat Rattlers 3-2.

In Division Two, a Kyle Smith hat-trick saw Lincoln Barbers come from behind to down Clayton Athletic 5-4.

Thackley Juniors 2003 Athletic are alongside the Barbers on six points, after winning 7-3 at Esholt, while Bolton Woods Socials have also picked up two wins from two. They beat Leaventhorpe Rangers 5-0 at the weekend.

An Adam Milner treble saw Beldon Oddies Reserves crush AFC Undercliffe 9-0, while Eccleshill Lane Ends won 3-1 at AFC Wibsey Reserves.

Elsewhere, Delius and Swaine Green drew 2-2.

In Division Three, Steven Warburton hit four as pace-setters Northern won 11-0 at Idle United. Great Horton also have maximum points, having beaten Shipley Allstars 4-2.

Joshua Bridge netted a hat-trick as Esholt Reserves beat Gomersal & Cleckheaton Sunday 6-5 in a thriller.

Finally, Whitburn Athletic won 2-1 at Low Moor Reserves and St Bede's Sunday beat Bierley Bantams Open Age 1-0.