LEEDS Schools FA Under-12s dug deep to secure a 2-0 success at home to a strong South Notts Under-12s.
After being physically overawed in the first 20 minutes, Leeds countered but the efforts of Charlie Webb, Owen Hindley and Lewis Branton all went unrewarded.
The first third ended goalless but the next 20 minutes was a different story with Leeds going 1-0 up after Joseph Turpin’s mazy run and delivery ended with Lewis Branton coolly stroking home the opener.
Whites ’keeper Tom Winter then pulled off two fine saves to keep South Notts at bay and Leeds then hammered home their advantage through Branton’s second after a good pull back from Mathew Kyle.
Elsewhere, Leeds Schools FA Under-11s recorded a 5-0 success at home to Leeds Schools FA Under-11s B in a West Yorkshire Cup clash.
A brace from Ellis Wilson Gales plus strikes from Jonny White, Harry Barton and Liam Dean saw the first team to victory despite the valiant efforts of Leeds B.
Leeds B’s Matty Webb, Tom Woodeson, Ethan Kachosa all provided attacking threats.
In a game played the previous weekend, Leeds Schools FA Under-11s A romped to an 8-0 success at Scarborough.
A Whites hat-trick from Tom Spence was backed up by a brace from Wilson Gales plus strikes from White, Dean and an own goal.
Elsewhere, Garforth Villa Under-13s romped to a 6-0 victory in their top-of-the-table clash with Phoenix Under-13s in the Selby League Red Division.
Lucas Claxton was at the double with Tom Cryer, Connor Lewis, James Richardson and Abdullah Betto all adding one apiece.
Harry Todd took the Villa man of the match award.
Hunslet Club Greens Under-12s continued their winning run with a 3-0 victory at Kirkstall Crusaders Under-12s in Division B of the Garforth League (9-a-side). Brad Frost’s superb hat-trick paved the way for victory but some superb goalkeeping from Lennon Lockey also ensured the Hunslet side’s first ever clean sheet. Sophie Brown took the Hunslet player of the match award.
Horsforth St Margaret’s Colts Under-12s came through their biggest challenge of the season so far with a 4-1 success at home to Leeds Maccabi Under-12s in Division One of the Garforth League. Maccabi drew first blood but Horsforth’s Charlie Webb converted a Lucas Sefton free-kick to level the score by half time. A sharp finish by Guy Davenport then set the Colts on their way to their tenth-straight victory with Charlie Blacoe and Michael Wood also netting - the latter after a route ball from deputy keeper Charlie Heath.
Ossett Albion under 12’s progressed to the fourth round of the Huddersfield League Cup thanks to a 2-0 victory at Hade Edge Tigers Under-12s. Goals from Haydan Lindley-Spink and player of the match Thomas Mee saw Albion home with keeper Harrison Campbell also impressing.
Gildersome Spurs Juniors Under-12s suffered a 3-1 reverse at home to Wrenthorpe Rangers Under-12s in Division One of the Garforth League. Brandon Salmon scored a Spurs equaliser to send Gildersome in level at half time but two quick goals in the second half put the game out of Spurs’ reach.
Hall Green United Under-12s salvaged a 5-5 draw at Lindley Lightning Under-12s after a grand-stand finish in Division Three of the Huddersfield League. Green led 3-1 at half-time but Lindley got on top to lead 5-3 with six minutes to go. But Green refused to be denied a share of the spoils – achieved through braces from player of the match Courtney Rezvani and Luke Pollard plus a Max Fletcher strike. Alex Welch took the best attitude award.
Colton Juniors Whites Under-11s made it a magnificent seven wins on the spin with an 8-1 thrashing of bottom-of-the-table Pudsey Juniors Whites Under-11s in Division Four of the Garforth League. In-form Colton were held to a two goal lead at half-time, with Luca Amini and William Lobley both on the mark. But Lobley added four more goals after the interval to go along with strikes from Joseph Lydon and Alistair Conway. Clayton Fletcher’s versatility was rewarded with the man of the match award.
In Division Two, Pudsey Juniors Greens Under-11s eventually enjoyed a 4-1 success at home to Gildersome Spurs Juniors Under-11s. Gildersome made a flying start and took an early lead but Pudsey fought back with goals from Jacob Foster, Gabe Hopkinson and two from man of the match Harrison Thorp.
Hall Green United Under-11s were pipped 1-0 by visiting Cumberworth Under-11s in Division 5B of the Huddersfield League. Green’s stand in ’keeper Dovydas Burtulis took the player of the match award.
Hall Green United Under-10s enjoyed a 3-1 success at home to Hepworth Hawks Under-10s in Division F of the Huddersfield League. Green went 1-0 down with the home side’s Aaron Boland then seeing his penalty well saved by the Hawks ’keeper. But Green again pushed on after the break with Mathew Patterson levelling from a Bradley Walker corner. Green then went in front through birthday boy and player of the match Bradley Walker before leading marksman Marcus Barrett completed the comeback with his side’s third.
Hall Green United Under-9s snatched a 1-0 victory at home to Hepworth Hawks Under-9s in Division I of the Huddersfield League. A second-half strike from Daniel Myers proved decisive with Jack Copley taking the Green man of the match award.
Hall Green United Under-9s B made the most of their chances to bag a 3-1 success at home to Hepworth Eagles Under-9s in Division L of the Huddersfield League. United broke the deadlock in the second half courtesy of a brace for Sam Stokes and a goal for Joseph O’Brian.
Sam Starling took the Green man of the match award.