County Amateur League: Keedy cuts loose with four goals as unbeaten Gildersome grab eight

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Ben Keedy’s (pictured) four-goal haul saw Gildersome Spurs Old Boys maintain their unbeaten start to the Division Two season with an 8-1 mauling of Bay Athletic Reserves on Saturday, writes Rob Conlon.

Stephen Ball and Stephen Wales also bagged braces for the away side as they led 4-0 at half-time.

Fabian Sylvester’s goal was scant consolation for Bay Athletic who sit one point off the foot of the table.

Elsewhere in the division Hunslet And Club Parkside suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat at Lower Hopton Reserves.

Kyle Douglas’ double and strikes from James Haigh and Chas Meeson condemned Parkside to their fourth defeat of the season, whilst moving Lower Hopton up to second.

James Darnell scored the away side’s only goal.

Joe Jagger scored twice to help Littletown Reserves avoid an upset in a 3-2 home victory over bottom side Golcar United Reserves.

Golcar looked to be heading to only their second win of the campaign after Stephen Hunt and Kieron Lawrence goals put them 2-0 up at the interval.

However, Jagger’s goals and one from George Porter snatched the three points to move Littletown up to fourth.

Shehaz Mahmood scored a remarkable six goals as Bradford hammered visitors Tyersal Reserves 9-0 in only their second win of the season.

Salts Reserves were on the wrong end of a 7-0 scoreline at Honley with James Clapham notching twice.

In the Premier Division Golcar United continued their 100 per cent record with a 2-0 win over visitors Lower Hopton.

Goals from Matt Davies and Simon Thornton ensured the league leaders made it nine wins from nine.

Kirkburton drew 0-0 at Tyersal to secure their first point of the season at the eighth attempt but it was not enough to move them off the foot of the table.

Bay Athletic kept up the pressure on Golcar with a 2-1 win at Storthes Hall thanks to strikes from Kieran Ryan and Tom Brown.

The result leaves Athletic just three points behind the league leaders.

Ovenden West Riding moved up to third as Carlton Pownall and Jordan Coduri both scored in a 2-0 victory at Salts.

Elsewhere in the division, Hunsworth drew 3-3 at Halifax Irish and Steeton saw off visitors Huddersfield YMCA 4-1.

In Division One Ventus Yeadon Celtic dropped points for the first time this year as they were held to a 3-3 draw at Wibsey.

Joel Etienne, Kyle Shah and Adam Turner all struck for Celtic but they were matched by Philip Brogan’s Brace and Daniel O’Donell’s goal.

Elsewhere, Bradford Horton Sports thrashed Storthes Hall Reserves 6-0 at home, Steeton Reserves lost 3-1 at Dudley Hill Rangers and Lepton Highlanders beat the travelling Campion Reserves 5-3.

DRAM Community remain without a point in the division having lost 4-2 at Thornes FC while Overthorpe Sports Club drubbed Westbrook YMCA 7-0.

Adam Higgins, of Hall Green United takes on Leeds Modernians' Steve Allen. United needed to win to clinch the West Yorkshire League first division title; it finished 2-2 after Mods had led 2-1 at half-time. PIC: Steve Riding

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