Leeds Combination: Barwick aim to chop down Daisy for the title

Action from JB Celtic v Barwick.
Action from JB Celtic v Barwick.
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stuttering BARWICK must win their last game of the season at Daisy to bag the Premier Division title after picking up just one point from their two most recent outings.

Barwick first drew 1-1 with fifth-placed visitors Main Line Social on Thursday as Adam Barlow netted for the hosts and Bradley Francis-White grabbed the visitors’ goal.

Barwick then suffered a 4-2 defeat at third-placed JB Celtic on Sunday, a loss which leaves them two points behind leaders Horsforth Fairweather with a game in hand.

Celtic’s Jack McMurrough grabbed a brace, supported by strikes from Kyle Rynjendrew and Matty Dalton.

Barwick visit seventh-placed Daisy on Sunday with Daisy in winning form after Sunday’s 5-2 defeat of visiting Pudsey Juniors Old Boys.

Victory was achieved thanks to a Fidel Mholo hat-trick plus strikes from Shane Collins and Ryan McQuade.

Dave Thornton and Chris Mason netted for the visitors.

Sixth-placed Colton beat visiting Beeston St Anthony’s 3-1 after goals from Richard Varley, Mikey O’Brian and Tommy Wheeler.

In the Jubilee Premier, HT Sports made sure they stayed top of the pile with Thursday’s success at home to Seacroft AFC.

Sam Hewitt and Barry Frankland scored for the hosts who moved five points clear before champions Chapeltown Fforde Grene were then awarded an away walkover from Sunday’s trip to already relegated bottom side Queenswood Crusaders.

Fforde trail HT by two points but have two games left as opposed to HT who have one game to play.

After Friday’s County Sunday Cup semi-final with St John Fisher Old Boys, HT face a crunch league tie on Sunday at third-placed Halton Moor who are now out of title contention despite winning at the weekend. Moor warmed up for last night’s Leeds and District Sunday Senior Challenge Cup final with Fforde with Sunday’s 5-1 romp at Seacroft AFC.

Steve Copley bagged a brace for Moor whose player manager Danny Walsh also netted while a Jason Kitchen strike and an own goal completed the nap hand.

Rare goalscorer Walsh said of his effort: “It was a good goal! Both teams had weakened sides out but it was good fun.”

HT boss Lee Connor said of the title race: “The league may go to the wire but the County Cup is the one that we really want.”

Elsewhere in the top flight, Leeds City Rovers drew 1-1 at home against Belle Isle WMC in a game between the fifth and sixth-placed sides. Jordan Dimuka grabbed Rovers goal, whilst Ian McBurey scored the visitors.

Garforth Villa moved to within two points of sealing a second-place finish in Division One with two impressive wins in four days.

Villa’s first victory came in the form of a 6-1 win over visiting Pendas Arms on Thursday evening.

Villa then went on to hammer hosts Farsley Twenty Tens 9-0 three days later, a game in which Jamie Scott, Rob Fothergill, Michael Hick and Adam Wood all scored braces.

Villa cannot catch champions Whitkirk Wanderers but Seacroft are now their only danger for second spot though they are five points adrift in fourth with both sides having two games remaining.

In-form Garforth now have Sunday’s final of the Barkston Ash FA JB Plows Sunday Cup to look forward to with Britannia Tadcaster providing the opposition at Tadcaster Albion FC (kick-off 3pm).

AFC Bramley moved to within one point of Division Two leaders South Leeds Independent after two away wins in the space of four days. On Thursday they beat Oulton Athletic 5-1 before recording a 4-0 win over Leeds FA Sunday Jubilee Cup winners Leodis United on Sunday with Scott Barlow, Mikey O’Hanlon and Hady Phillips scoring.

In the Extra-Cup competition, Bedford Arms Wakefield beat Millshaw Park Rangers 2-0 thanks to goals from Danny Willis and Joel Penman. A Tom Mick hat-trick and a Danny Page strike were more than enough for Kippax Band Club to see off FC West Leeds 4-1. Pendas Arms beat Horsforth Saints 3-2 with a Darren Forbes brace and Dave Turner strike.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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