West Yorkshire League Premier Division: Pool 2 Field 2

HONOURS were even in this pulsating, high-quality match between in-form teams.

Third-placed Field, who pose the biggest threat to early pacesetters Carlton Athletic and Beeston St Anthony's, dominated the first phase of the match, but it was Pool who took the lead.

An excellent cross from Richard Bull was turned into his own net by unlucky centre back, although Josh Waite deserves some credit for putting the pressure on.

However, Field soon levelled the scores, their forward scoring after being put through, despite keeper Andy Doey's best efforts.

Pool then began to get on top, playing some good football and producing several good chances, with Tom Fleming firing marginally over the bar, and both Waite and Jordan Wagstaff going close.

Field, also had an excellent chance, their striker firing high and wide when he should have done better.

But went for the jugular on the restart, earning a corner which was bundled into the net within minutes.

The game continued to ebb and flow, with both teams producing plenty of fluent moves, Pool receiving a boost when Field's centre forward aimed his kick too high, catching Pool's James Carroll in the face, resulting in a second yellow card.

Despite being down to ten, Field continued in a positive manner, however, as did Pool, and it was the home side who struck, Tom Smith going clear and calmly slotting the ball past the advancing keeper.

Neither side settled for a point, giving the decent crowd an exciting final ten minutes before the referee, who also had an excellent match, blew for time, with both teams deserving their share of the spoils.

West Yorkshire League Alliance Division One: Carlton Athletic Reserves 4 Pool Reserves 2

THE reserves travelled to high-flying Carlton Athletic, and came so near to taking something.

Steve Preston, on his return to Athletic, found the net, as did Wayne Hoban to put the visitors 2-0 in front, but

Carlton finished strongly, scoring twice in the dying moments, including one on the final whistle.