WITH Salts having their West Riding County Amateur League game at Wibsey postponed due to a frozen ground, second-placed Route One Rovers took advantage of their ground at Esholt being playable to entertain Huddersfield-based Lepton Highlanders.

Rovers duly posted a 4-3 victory to cut the gap at the top of the Premier Division to two points.

Shoaib Iqbal (2), Hasan Ali and Waheed Khan were on target for Route One, while Chris Gillespie, James Cusworth and an own goal ensured that the result was always on a knife-edge.

Thornton United, with a goal from Josh Ludford, held a 1-0 interval advantage at home to Campion but were put to the sword in the second half as Jahro Parchment (3), Matthias Britton (2), Aaron Metcalfe and Tariq Hussain gave Campion a 7-1 victory.

Mirfield-based Lower Hopton, last season's champions, managed a clean sheet for only the second time this season.

They beat visitors DRAM Community 3-0, courtesy of Rob Evans, Thomas Richter and Danny Ryan, to follow their 1-0 win over Littletown last November.

Wakefield City, who won only one of their first ten league games, made it three wins out of three with a 6-1 home success against bottom-placed Britannia Sports.

Braces from Jermaine Moyle and Salem Omar were added to by Rob Bloomfield and Nash Connolly, while Nicholas Kitson netted the consolation.

Steeton Reserves hit Division One visitors Hunsworth for six in a game that was switched to Marley Stadium.

Andy Howland's double was complemented by Toby Jeffery, Greig Hudson, Casey Dowthwaite and substitute Brannan Lawn.

Overthorpe and TVR United shared four goals in a 2-2 draw, with Kristian Angus and Sam Sweeney scoring for Overthorpe and Faisal Shabbir and Ibrahim Najh netting in reply.

Tingley Athletic, with goals from Luis Penny-Larter and Scott Austin, inflicted a 2-0 defeat on visitors Golcar United Reserves – their first setback away from home.

Both Salts Reserves and Ovenden West Riding booked their places in the quarter-finals of the West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy.

Salts Reserves, with two goals from Ryan Boguslawski and one by Andy Saddowskyj, beat Leeds City Old Boys 3-2.

Ovenden West Riding accounted for Shelf Juniors 5-1 in a game that was switched to Ovenden WR's ground at West Vale.

Strikes came from John Booth, Jordan Wadsworth, Damian Randall, Matt Jones and Scott Eastwood (penalty), with Mathew Taylor replying for Shelf.