Leeds Sunday League: Park boss backing Hill’s survival bid

Action from East  End Park v Richmond Hill.
Action from East End Park v Richmond Hill.
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Richmond Hill stunned the Leeds Sunday League as they hammered East End Park WMC 4-1 in the only game to survive the fixture list and the inclement weather, writes Ben Cohen.

East End Park and Richmond have met three times already this season, and it proved to be fourth time lucky for Richmond Hill, who had lost all three prior meetings. Indeed Richmond have been labouring at the root of the Terry Pears Premier Sunday Football League, picking up only one point from nine games this season.

However, after winning the spoils on Sunday, East End Park manager Andy Lightowler doubts Richmond will continue to struggle in the league.

Lightowler said: “They’re a really good side and I doubt they’ll be at the bottom come the end of the season.

“We’ve beaten them before, but they were by far the better side”.

East End Park still trail leaders Chapeltown Fforde Grene by 10 points.

Lightowler added: “We had a great chance to make ground on the leaders, and that chance has now gone

“We’re still going strong in cup competitions and it would be brilliant to pick up a trophy this season”.

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