Leeds Combination League: Moke at the double as Fforde move top

Leodis' Ashley Latto
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Chapeltown Fforde Grene resumed leadership of the Jubilee Premier with Fernando Moke at the double in a 4-0 cruise at Pudsey Liberal Club.

Sunday’s clash pitted third against second but there was no hiding Fforde’s superiority through Moke’s brace plus a goal each from Dom Blair and Tenique Fishley.

Fforde – the only unbeaten team in the division – now lead second-placed HT Sports by a point with Pudsey three points back in third, having played three games more than both.

The victory also provided the perfect tonic ahead of this weekend’s FA Sunday Cup second round trip to Merseyside men Mayfair.

In Sunday’s only other top-flight game played, Seacroft AFC gained their first league win of the season through a 4-3 triumph at Belle Isle WMC.

Macaulay Milburn, Glenroy Hylton, Ryan Robinson and Jamie Hainsworth all netted a goal each for Seacroft to propel them from bottom to fifth and above sixth-placed Belle Isle.

In the sole Premier Division game played, Horsforth Fairweather moved second by edging a 5-4 cracker at fifth-placed JB Celtic.

Two goals from Dave Scott plus one each from Ed Banham, Craig Harrison and Rob Wilson allowed Fairweather to flourish in the face of a home double from Steve Wells plus a goal each from Luke Kitson and Ben Cook.

New Parnaby jumped to third in Division One with a 5-2 success at home to Engine who drop to fourth.

Richard Wheelhouse excelled with a four-timer for New Parnaby whose Jamie Davies also struck.

Mark Adam and Aiden Emmerson netted for Engine.

Second-bottom Waterintobeer were downed 4-1 at a Commercial side up to sixth.

Gavin Johnson, Jordan Webb, Greg Hill and Andy Lucas all struck for Commercial with Sean Gilbert the solitary Waterintobeer scorer.

In the only Division Two game played, Acorn prospered 2-0 at fellow mid-table outfit Oulton Athletic.

A Daz Fothergill strike and an own goal sent Acorn up to fifth with Oulton staying in eighth.

Division Three leaders Kippax Band Club experienced their first defeat of the season as New Unicorn proved a point in a 5-4 home victory.

Two strikes from Ash Parker plus a Tom Micklethwaite effort and an own goal were not enough for Band Club who remain nine points clear but having played three more than second-placed Wortley Brick.

New Unicorn are a point further back in third and with another game in hand.

They are also now the only unbeaten side in the division.

AFC Travellers moved to fourth with a 4-3 success at seventh-placed WIBS.

Daniel Flesher was a hat-trick hero for the visitors whose Gordon Booth also netted.

In the clash of the division’s winless bottom two, Bedford Arms Wakefield were 5-3 victors at home to Dalesman Hotel.

Ben Jervis was at the double for Arms who also netted through George Steele, Joe Penman and a Sam Watson penalty.

Goals from Harrison McFee, Adie Chapman and Jonny Wilson were in vain for Dalesman who have just one point from their first nine games and a goal difference of minus 24.

Third-bottom Millshaw Park Rangers bagged their second league win of the campaign with a 7-3 triumph at fourth-bottom FC West Leeds (Guiseley).

Adam Jarrett struck a hat-trick for Rangers which was supported by Chris Ward’s double plus efforts from Isaac Denny and Aaron Duke.

In this coming weekend’s sole top-flight game to be staged, Pudsey Liberal Club host Belle Isle WMC.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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