Jimmy Denman scored for the second week in succession to ensure that Carnegie’s hopes of a league and cup double remain firmly on track following a 1-0 home win over Richmond Hill in their Barrass Cup semi-final, writes Louis Stokes.
Carnegie could wrap up the league in the coming weeks, and there is just one more obstacle ahead that could prevent them from taking cup honours.
That obstacle will be Chapel Street Whites who won their semi-final over Original Oak more emphatically by taking a 4-0 home win.
Simon Doughty picked up a brace to help Whites on their way, with Terry Palmer and Craig Cuthbertson adding the other strikes.
In the Premier Division, Chapeltown Fforde Greene assured Carnegie they will be forced to work for the title as they moved top of the table on goal difference following a 3-1 home win over Halfway.
Andrew and Kane Blair added goals for Chapeltown along with Matthew Harding, Daniel Aiibona notched for Halfway, and they remain bottom with just the solitary win this season.
The onus will now be on Carnegie to win at least two of their three games on Chapeltown to seal what looks like a likely league success.
Halfway ended their season on a high with victory at already-crowned champions Farsley Twenty Tens.
A Lee Robinson hat-trick helped Halfway to a 3-1 victory at Farsley, Andrew Lund scored for Farsley.
If Corpus Christi take victory in their one remaining game this season they could well leapfrog Halfway to finish in the runners-up spot.
They aided their quest for that position by taking an impressive 3-0 home win over fourth-placed East Leeds AFC.
Steven Kay, Phillip Jarvis and Liam Jordan were on target for Christi and the win was even more important as East Leeds are their main rivals for that runners-up spot.
If East Leeds do win their games In hand they will take the spot from under Halfway and Corpus Christi’s noses.
KKS Zubry secured a magnificent home victory with a sensational 7-1 win over bottom-side New Farnley.
Raph Chisolm scored yet another double, as did Robert Hough with Rob Lewis-Brookes, Aiden Lewis and Steve Green also netting.
Brian Henderson added a consolation penalty for New Farnley.
Western Juniors climbed above Acorn into eighth following a 1-0 away victory over their basement rivals.
Danny Lee’s goal was enough to give Juniors their fourth win this season.
The mid-table clash between home side East Leeds Celtic and Water-Into-Beer finished In a 0-0 stalemate as they remain fifth and seventh respectively.
Carnegie can virtually assure the Terry Pears Premier League trophy with a win at home to their cup-final opponents Chapel Street Whites in their next league game. East Leeds AFC could stake a massive claim for the runners-up spot in the Championship in midweek when they host Zubry.
Carnegie were only formed in the summer of 2011 when Leeds Met student Ward had the brainwave of setting up a Sunday side for him and his University friends. They romped to last season’s Leeds Sunday League Raftery Division Two title with 16 wins out of 18 games.
KKS Zubry are this week’s The Goals ‘Team Of The Week’ feature. See pages 6 and 7 for the full feature.