Leeds Combination League: Trophies all round for Jubilee top three

Dempsey Smith and Daniel Sheriffe (JG100281a). PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Dempsey Smith and Daniel Sheriffe (JG100281a). PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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Chapeltown Fforde Grene clinched the Jubilee Premier League title in style, blitzing Leeds City Rovers 10-0 to send them down a division on goal-difference alone.

There were superb hat-tricks from Dan Sherrif and Dempsey Smith, Fernando Moke bagged himself a brace while Caldon Henson and Eder Ruiz rounded off the scoring.

The Chapeltown club ensured they will win the league by at least one point ahead of closest rivals HT Sports, who will take consolation from their victory in the West Riding County Sunday Cup Final.

Grene have been unbeaten in the league since late September, and have only drawn twice since then, taking an incredible 41 points from a possible 48.

One of those draws came just last month at home to Leeds City Rovers, who will rue their hapless defending in their final game of the season.

The 10-goal haul sees them relegated on goal-difference, a 3-0 defeat would have seen them stay up in the top division for another season, at least.

HT Sports were crowned West Riding County Sunday Cup Champions, beating Ferrybridge Progressive WMC 4-2 on penalties after an absorbing 0-0 draw.

They came just two days after Sports had edged past Leeds City Rovers 1-0 in the league, Sam Ackroyd scoring the only goal of the game to give HT all three points.

The hectic close-season schedule could only be detrimental to their cause in the Sanford Cup Final, as they were beaten 2-1 by their league rivals Seacroft WMC Athletic.

Sports had led 1-0 at half-time, but goals from Stephen Cooper and Glenroy Hilton ensured their side lifted some silverware after an impressive season.

It is a fitting end to the season as the league’s top three sides each get their hands on a piece of silverware.

Elsewhere in the division, Halton Moor made it interesting final game as Roy Stamer inspired them to a magnificent 7-4 win at Belle Isle WMC.

Stamer struck four times in the match for Halton, who also scored through a Mark Wittom double and Mickey Lyons single. Belle Isle made a game of it as Ste Crawford bagged a brace, while Jordan Duncan and Kris Robertshaw also struck.

Yeadon Veterans were unable to make up for losing out in the Combination Premier League title race, after they suffered the same pain in the Wharfedale District Sunday Cup Final, losing 2-1 to Ventus United.

They made up for it by sealing promotion to the Jubilee Premier league after a 4-1 win over Pudsey Juniors Old Boys.

Mark Foley’s goal for Pudsey was in vain as Yeadon scored through a James Obank brace while Andy Carlton and Andy Scatchard rounded off the scoring.

Queenswood Crusaders and Main Line Social sealed their league positions in third and fourth, respectively, after the latter won 3-2.

Hosts Main Line ensured their season ended on a high, with Brad Francis White, Cris Sowden and Wez Cowling all on target after Queenswood scored through James Hochstrasser and Richard Stevenson.

In Division One Manston Wanderers sealed seventh place after a 4-0 thrashing of rock-bottom Oulton Athletic.

Luke Armitage, Andrew Mannion, Adam Haigh and Robert Holt were all on song for the side that had to battle to avoid relegation.

Whitkirk Wanderers completed a near perfect season by sealing the league and cup double.

The Division Two champions edged out Sky Bet 5-3 on penalties in the Luty Cup Final, after the sides played out an enthralling 0-0.

Roy Stammer gets a shot away for Real Moor in their 7-2 away win over Leeds and District FA Senior Challenge Cup hosts
 Beeston Juniors FC. PIC: Steve Riding

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