Leeds Sunday League: Six-shooting Carnegie turn up the heat at top of table

Match action from Western Juniors v New Farnley.

Match action from Western Juniors v New Farnley.

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Carnegie kept the pressure on at the top of the Terry Pears Premier by beating Halfway House (Stanningley) 6-2 away from home.

With only a point separating them and Chapeltown Fforde Green in first, Carnegie ensured that they are ideally placed to take advantage of their three games in hand by beating the league’s bottom side.

Daniel Ajibona’s brace for Halfway House was all for nought as Carnegie’s six goal stars overpowered them.

Nick French put away two goals for the away side, with Matt Brady, James Howard, Matt Grocott and Josh Mathews adding a strike each to seal the win.

If, hypothetically, Carnegie can win their three games in hand, they will find themselves eight points clear at the top of the table.

Despite looking cautiously over their shoulders at the dangerous Carnegie, leaders Chapeltown Fforde Green managed a 4-2 win against third placed Harehills WMC.

Tesfa Walton was the hat-trick hero for Fforde Green, Kane Blair also bagging for the home side.

John Allison and Krystian Jaworski’s goals were not enough for Harehills, who fall five points behind the leaders as a result.

With Carnegie threatening to displace Chapeltown at the top of the table, Harehills will need to secure maximum points in upcoming matches if they want to keep up the pace with the other title challengers.

Chapel Street Whites managed a 3-2 victory against Richmond Hill that placed them firmly in the top half of the table. Credit for their victory has to go to goalscorers Paul Cuthbertson and Keiran Deller, who cancelled out Richmond’s two strikes.

Elsewhere, two of the division’s strugglers East End Park and Original Oak played out a 2-2 draw.

In the Championship, Halfway moved up to second place with a 3-1 win against Corpus Christi.

Lee Robinson put away two goals for Halfway.

Team-mate Dale Hague added a third.

This rendered Liam Jordan’s strike for Corpus Christi a mere consolation.

Group A in the President’s Trophy saw East Leeds Celtic secure their second win of the competition and solidify top spot.

Garry Smith scored one, Gavin Frost added two and Stephen Johnson plundered a hat-trick for East Leeds as they overpowered Acorn FC.

Acorn’s Phil Marshall and Lee Whitaker could muster only three goals between them – not enough to match East Leeds Celtic – with Whitaker putting away two.

Western Juniors became only the second team to win a game in Group A with a 3-2 win against New Farnley.

Jordan Hamilton, Danny Keenaghan and Jordan Rosendale scored for Western.

Carlos Escobar and Dom Richmond scored the goals for Farnley.

Group B action saw East Leeds A win 3-2 away from home against KKS Zubry and climb into second as a result.

East Leeds’s goals came from Adam Kerrigan, Dalton Sanderson and Ryan Carr, whose goals ensured the three points.

Jon Smith and Mike Sproates scored for KKS Zubry.

Water into Beer lost 1-0 at home against Farsley Twenty/Tens, who now sit undefeated at the top of the Group B table.

They have now played two games in the Trophy.

Andrew Lund was on hand to score the decisive goal of the game to give Farsley the close-call victory.

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