Leeds Combination: Bramley in top three after hitting six of the best

Mark Freeman, of Chapel Allerton, is squeezed out by Garforth Sports & Social defenders Andy Barnes and Phil Clark.

Mark Freeman, of Chapel Allerton, is squeezed out by Garforth Sports & Social defenders Andy Barnes and Phil Clark.

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AFC Bramley stormed into the top three of the Leeds Sports Centre Premier as they continue their promotion chase after a nine-goal thriller at Armley Park.

Two goals apiece from Mikey O’Hanlon and Aidan Philip were added to by strikes from Aaron Storke and Dave Thornton as Bramley hit Hare & Hounds for six.

The away side replied with goals from Liam Hickinson, Shaun Stead and Ross Brady but fell to a comprehensive 6-3 loss.

The result lifts Bramley into third, just one point behind the impressive Whitkirk Wanderers who have a game in hand. Hare & Hounds remain bottom still searching for that elusive win.

Queenswood Crusaders fell a point behind Bramley, downed by a single-goal defeat at Badri. The only goal of the game came from Dominic Rawlings, whose side will have the opportunity to leapfrog both if they win their game in hand.

In Division One, New Pudsey cemented their place at the top of the division moving four points clear with a good 2-1 win at Leodis United. Garforth Sports & Social jumped into the top three, hot on the tails of New Pudsey, with a close-fought win by a goal to nil at Chapel Allerton.

The only game in Division Two saw Brick record a comprehensive 4-1 win at struggling AFC Travellers. A brace from Hill and goals from Beardrow and Offlow lifted Brick level on points with East Leeds in second, both still chasing new boys Beechwood Sundays.

Kris Broughton got the consolation for Travellers who remain second-bottom.

In Division Three, it was a case of Halfway to seventh heaven as bottom side Elford fell to a 7-1 defeat at Stanningley Park. Dale Hague and Scott Goodall bagged a brace each, with Adam Prince and Jerry Novotny also finding the net for Halfway. Elford had the misfortune of putting through their own net, but Ishmail Ali also ensured his side got a consolation. Halfway remain fourth just ahead of Acorn (Bramley) and Yorkshire Black Rose who both also won.

Acorn recorded a 3-1 win at the expense of struggling Millshaw Park Rangers Reserves, with Josh Simpson hitting two alongside a solitary Mickie Fletcher effort.

Yorkshire Black Rose were comprehensive 4-1 winners at home against Temple after a fantastic hat-trick from Daniel Smith ensured they stayed in the promotion hunt. Charlie Mills got the other for Black Rose with Jamie Partner netting for Temple.

Third-placed Barwick Stallions ensured that the title race remains a three-pronged challenge with a 4-2 win against West Leeds (Guiseley) Reserves, who netted through Adam Hepworth and Rick Woollin.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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