KKS ZUBRY began 2014 in stunning style with a 17-0 battering of visiting New Farnley in Sunday’s Group A Hope Cup clash.
Farnley are enduing a miserable season with the Championship outfit bottom of their league division with 11 losses out of 11 and a goal difference of minus 112.
And their Hope Cup campaign is following a similar pattern with Raph Chishom bagging seven of Zubry’s 17 on Sunday in a game full of incident on and off the field.
Also on target for Zubry were John Smith with a hat-trick and Michael Sproates with a brace, supported by a goal apiece from Aiden Lewis, Giles Clarkson, Robert Lewis-Brookes, Robert Hough and Ryan Parker.
But Zubry substitute Adam Freeman had more pressing matters on his mind after having to leave the game early because his wife had turned up to announce her waters had broken.
Zubry thus completed the game with ten men but even with Freeman’s fatherhood duties taking over the outcome of the points was never in question.
Slightly less eventful was the Group D clash between Acorn and visiting Corpus Christi which went 3-2 in favour of the hosts.
Corpus – fourth in the Championship – are 16 points clear of second-bottom Acorn in the league but that didn’t stop the visitors racing into a 2-1 lead at the interval.
James Borill and Phill Jarvis were their goal-getters but Christi came out revitalised in the second half and eventually edged a five-goal thriller thanks to strikes from Lee Whitaker, Phill Marshall and Marc Gray.
Three games took place in the Terry Pears Premier with Chapeltown Fforde Grene moving top of the pile, even after being held to a 4-4 draw at Richmond Hill.
Tinique Fishley was at the double for Fforde who also had Ray Spencer and David Pemberton on target.
However, a Nathan Swires hat-trick and Reece Glover strike bagged a point for Richmond to move them fifth.
The Premier’s bottom two clashed at Halfway House (Stanningley) who now prop up the division after being edged out 5-3 by fellow strugglers East End Park.
Doubles from Liam Attwood and Paul Sykes supported by a Terry Tomlinson strike allowed East End to leapfrog their hosts for whom John Prowse, Rob Garnett and Neil Greenwood all struck.
East End Park will be out to back up their fine start to 2014 when they welcome fourth-placed Chapel Street Whites on Sunday.
Last weekend saw Chapel Street oblige 2-1 at third-bottom Original Oak.
Jon Hart netted for Oak but goals from Craig Cuthbertson and Simon Doughty gave Chapel Street their fourth league win of the campaign.
Former leaders Carnegie were in County Trophy action with their adventure ended through a 1-0 loss at Britannia AFC Tadcaster.
Sunday’s games in the Leeds Sunday League Presidents Trophy sphere were completed in the Presidents Trophy with Farsley 2010 beginning their Group B campaign with a 6-0 hammering of visiting East Leeds AFC.
Five-star Andrew Lund bagged a nap hand supported by a Robert Fenton strike.
In Group A, East Leeds Celtic overcame visiting Halfway 4-2.
A Halfway brace from Lee Robinson was in vain in the face of a home double from John Fisher supported by strikes from Liam Murgatroyd and Gavin Frost.