Leeds Combination League: Threesy does it as Colton hit three to go third on the ladder

Action from Kirkstall Crusaders v JB Celtic. PIC: Tony Johnson
Action from Kirkstall Crusaders v JB Celtic. PIC: Tony Johnson
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Colton moved up to third in the Premier after a 3-1 home victory over seventh-placed FC Broadway.

Strikes from Jordan Booth and Oliver Mallinson, along with an own goal, helped Colton secure their sixth win of the season. Leon Daniels replied with a consolation for FC Broadway who remain above the bottom three on goal difference.

Kirkstall Crusaders' James Hochstrasser celebrates scoring against JB Celtic. PIC: Tony Johnson

Kirkstall Crusaders' James Hochstrasser celebrates scoring against JB Celtic. PIC: Tony Johnson

Elsewhere in the Premier, eighth-placed Garforth Sports & Social edged a close encounter 1-0 at home against relegation-threatened Chapeltown Fforde Grene Reserves.

In the Sanford Cup second round, HT Sports progressed after a 3-1 win away at East Leeds Celtic, with Sam Hewitt, Ash Crowther and Adam Butterworth all finding the net.

Strikes from Peter Gibbons and Josh Morley ensured progression for Kippax Sundays as they obliged 2-1 at home to Hope Inn Whites, and Kirkstall Crusaders needed penalties to progress after a 3-3 draw with JB Celtic in normal time.

In Division One, the points were shared in the 2-2 draw between seventh-placed Halton and ninth-placed East Leeds. Goals from Tom Dent and Luke Campey ensured East Leeds gained a vital point in their quest to avoid relegation.

JB Celtic's Richard Banks goes down under the challenge of Mark Whittall, of Kirkstall Crusaders - but no spot kick was awarded.  PIC: Tony Johnson

JB Celtic's Richard Banks goes down under the challenge of Mark Whittall, of Kirkstall Crusaders - but no spot kick was awarded. PIC: Tony Johnson

Elsewhere, strikes from Kyle Jeffery and Lee Quick helped fifth-placed Commercial HQ triumph 2-1 away at rock-bottom Oulton Athletic.

In Division Two, West Leeds Armley moved within four points of the top with a 4-2 victory away at ninth-placed Pudsey Athletic. Nathan Chadwick, Jordan Tate, and Ryan McQuade (2) were all on the scoresheet for the away side, while replies from Duncan Spence and Luke Clifford could not prevent Pudsey succumbing to their ninth defeat of the season.

Elsewhere, third-placed FC Horsforth Saints gained a comprehensive 9-1 triumph at home to bottom club AFC Elford. Azarro hit a hat-trick for Saints, with Walshaw, Watt, Pennington (2), Broughton and Tasker also finding the net. Ahmed Sharif scored the consolatory goal for the away side.

Derek Spence scored a brace for fifth-placed Halfway as they overcame FC West Leeds 3-1 at home. Lee Robinson also got on the scoresheet for the home side as FC West Leeds’ solitary reply came from Conor Pickard. Strikes from Phil Jarvis and Jamie Scott were not enough to prevent sixth-placed Corpus Christi succumbing to a 6-2 defeat away at seventh-placed West Yorkshire Falcons.

The weekend’s only game in Division 3A saw fourth-placed New Moorside run riot with a 5-1 home triumph at home to second-placed Republica Internationale. Braces from Dan Adjibona and Jordan Lee, along with a strike from Jamie Halsall ensured all three points New Moorside, with a solitary reply from Seamus Lundy providing mere consolation for the away side.

In Division 3B, fourth-placed Northern Star obliged 3-0 away at Black Lion, in seventh, thanks to strikes from Kieron Dieghan, Jake Moore and Atal Habibi.

Elsewhere, a Chris Fletcher hat-trick and a Rob Lewis-Brook effort were not enough to prevent Bramley Villagers succumbing to a 5-4 defeat at home to sixth-placed West Leeds Bramley.

Third-placed FC Armley gained a point at home after 3-3 draw with Moortown Albion Reserves thanks to a Hayden Bowler hat-trick. Moortown replied through Ian Macintosh (2) and Marcus Watson to ensure the points were shared.

Tenth-placed Temple edged a 3-2 victory over winless FC Retailers thanks to a Cameron Cooper brace and a Calum Drysdale finish.

And two goals apiece from Bramley Town Reserves and league leaders Woodcock ensured that the points were shared.

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