THERE was early success for two division one teams in this season’s Stafford Sunday Football League Bowl knockout.
Lowly Yarnfield Labour, with only one league win to date, visited third division Princess Royal and emerged 2-1 victors in a preliminary round tie.
They were joined in the next stage by fellow first division Seighford, who ousted league rivals Riverway B 2-0.
On the league front, premier title contenders Luck Penny came unstuck big time after being held to a 1-1 draw by Bear and Pheasant 05, who celebrated their first point of the campaign. The
Penny are second, two points down on Woolpack A, who have played a game more.
Rangers Social are level on points with the Penny after running out 4-1 winners at Wheaton Aston, while Woodseaves chalked up a 4-2 victory at Riverway A.
There was a top clash in division one as leaders Star and Garter, who remain three points clear, shared four goals with second place Dormans.
In division two there were victories for the bottom two, Rifleman Joiners and AFC Boar against County Officers (5-0) and Horns Athletic (3-0) respectively.
Great Haywood moved out of the basement two in division three with a well earned 4-3 success at fellow strugglers Bear and Pheasant 07.
Second place Tap and Spile moved within seven points of leaders Ollys FC and have three matches in hand. The Tap triumphed 5-3 at AFC Doxey.
In division four, joint top Staffs Bull and Perkins Social recorded away wins over Horns FC (3-2) and third place Strollers Reunited (2-1).
Danny Reynolds Centre chalked up a 3- 0 win at Stafford Social, while Cross Keys and St Leonards drew 3-3.