POOL returned to winning ways in West Yorkshire League Division One with comfortable 3-0 win at lowly Howden Clough.

Tom Midgley opened the scoring when the home defender could only deflect his powerful goal bound effort into the net, as the ever alert Ryan Firth was also waiting at the far post just in case.

Whilst not looking like conceding, Pool were always the danger on the break, and in the second half the only way to stop a Midgley strong run into the penalty area was for the defender to bundle him down. He then stepped up to finish the job from the spot.

Pool were now rampant, but fell short in front of goal until Josh Wagstaff completed one of many attempts for their third goal to secure the three points which their performance deserved.

This Saturday Pool return to cup action when they entertain Gildersome Spurs Old Boys in the second round of the County Challenge Cup.

Their opponents currently lie top of the Yorkshire Amateur League second division, so an exciting encounter can be expected at Pool's Arthington Lane ground.

In West Yorkshire League Alliance Division Two, Pool Reserves again put in a good performance but lost 3-1 to Kippax Reserves.

They held the score 1-1 until tiring legs were punished, with Kippax netting twice late on to give a scoreline that barely reflected the match as a whole.

Adam Dean was on the mark for Pool.

The reserves are also in cup action next week as Malt Shovel from Selby visit in the second round of the County Trophy.

Pool's riverside pitch will be the venue for this match.