CHAPELTOWN Fforde Grene warmed up for arguably the biggest game in their history by returning to the top of the Jubilee Premier with a 6-2 defeat of visiting Pudsey Liberal Club.
Fforde take on Merseyside outfit Allerton in an FA Sunday Cup quarter-final at Liverpool Soccer Centre on Sunday and warmed up in style with Dan Sheriffe’s treble supported by a goal each from Joel Hughes, Ashton Campbell and Fernando Moke. Efforts from Rob Nicholson and Greg Sargent proved in vain for the visitors.
Elsewhere, fifth-placed Seacroft AFC enjoyed a 5-1 win at home to sixth-placed Queenswood Crusaders through a brace from Scott Jones plus goals from Mark Hill, Liam Robinson and Luke Coates. Danny Redfearn struck for Queenswood.
Barwick now lead the Premier after a 7-1 romp at Waggon Athletic for whom a Danny Walker effort was in vain. Former leaders Main Line Social were felled 2-1 by visitors JB Celtic whose Jack McMurrough and Matty Dalton struck in the face of a Social Chris Snowden goal. Beeston St Anthony’s romped in 8-0 at basement boys Original Oak thanks to a four-timer from Steve Crawford and a treble from Gareth Groves.
Horsforth Fairweather oblig-ed 3-1 at Pudsey Juniors Old Boys for whom a Brad Burrow strike was outweighed by goals from Jamie Francis, Dave Scott and Craig Harrison.
And hosts Colton and Daisy shared a 5-5 thriller with Ben Clark, Ben Jones, Mikey O’Brien and Ashley Bell among the scorers for the hosts.
Whitkirk Wanderers lead Division One after a 6-2 triumph at New Pudsey achieved through a Ashley Hoddell treble plus goals from Jordan Booth, Kingsley Wetherald and Jordan Walker. James Allen and Patrick Sutton notched for the hosts.
New Parnaby are now second after losing 3-2 at third-bottom Swillington Welfare despite being on target through Kyle Swithenbank and Chris Story.
Engine roared to third by eclipsing visiting Seacroft 3-1 through goals from Mark Temple-Baker, Mark Adams and Carlton Binks. Wayne Woods converted a spot kick for the visitors.
Waterintobeer moved off the bottom with a 6-3 verdict at Garforth Villa. A four-goal haul from Andy Griffiths was supported by efforts from James Joy and Brad Bower as strikes from Michael Hick, Jamie Scott and Steven Phillips failed to save the hosts.
Pendas Arms are up to seventh after winning a 6-3 goal-fest at home to bottom club Farsley Twenty Tens. Four goals from Dave Turner and two from Aaron Durkin did the business for the hosts as goals from Robert Fenton, Thomas Vare and Christian Pattison led the fight for the visitors.