Leeds Sunday League: Western defy odds to claim first Trophy triumph

Action from the Leeds Sunday League Barass Cup clash between 'Harehills WMC and Station Whites.
Action from the Leeds Sunday League Barass Cup clash between 'Harehills WMC and Station Whites.
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WESTERN Juniors bagged their first President’s Trophy win of the season with an against-all-odds 8-3 success at home to New Farnley.

Juniors – second bottom of the Leeds Sunday League Championship – trailed 3-0 but eventually really found their stride in the Group A fixture led by braces from Arron Spinks and Danny Walker.

Chris Evan, Callum Sturt, Glenn Myers and Danny Kennaghan also bagged a goal each for the victorious hosts.

Evergreen Western Juniors boss Peter Job beamed: “I’m proud of my lads.

“We spent a long time before game, teaching the lads how football was played – mixing it with four at back, one in deep midfield, two attacking midfielders and two strikers.

“We played some lovely football with seven or eight passes together most of the time.

“Karl Ferguson had a great game at the back, well supported by Nathan Hargreaves.

“Danny Walker – not in the best off health – was just great with two goals and lots of work, a true captain.

“I’m really proud of them.”

Two goals from Luke Henderson and one from Mason Lewis aided the New Farnley cause.

East Leeds Celtic made it a perfect three wins out of three in Group A with a 4-1 triumph at home to Bramley Villagers who lost their own 100 per cent record. Gary Smith was at the double for East Leeds whose Robert Olde and Stephen Johnson also netted with Lev Macsay netting the Bramley response.

In Group B, Seacroft AFC made it two wins out of two with a 5-3 verdict at winless West Leeds Wortley.

Keieron Goodison’s brace was supported by a goal each from Gary Atkinson, Stefan Kennedy and Rennal Edwards for Seacroft with strikes from John Friery, Reece Copeland and Jordan Rossendale giving hope to Wortley.

Badri also made it two wins from two games in Group B with a 4-2 success Corpus Christi ho are also with a point in the group.

Jymel Black, Ishmael Mills, Kaine Moon and Damon Turpin were all on the scoresheet for Badri in the face of goals from Liam Jordan and Ian Bruce for the hosts.

There was a seven-goal cracker in Group A of the Barrass Cup with hosts Chapeltown Fforde Grene edging out Halfway House Stanningley 4-3.

A double from Tesfa Walton plus a Ryane O’Donnell strike and an own goal sent Fforde to the top of the division and one point ahead of their visitors.

Marcus Liburd, Daniel Ajibona and Neil Greenwood notched a goal each for Halfway.

In the weekend’s other Group A fixture, bottom two Harehills FC and visiting Station Whites shared a 1-1 draw.

Daniel Marcinkowski was on the mark for Harehills with Paul Cuthbertson the Station scorer.

In Group B, that group’s bottom two KKS Zubry and visiting Richmond Hill shared a crackerjack 4-4 draw.

Aiden Lewis was at the double for KKS whose Elliot Walker and Karim Ibrahim also struck.

But a brace from Alfie Beestin supported by strikes from Ashley Hubbard, and Bradley Johnson was enough to bag Richmond Hill a point.

East End Park are the leading the chasing pack a merry dance in the group and they made it nine points out of a possible nine with a 3-1 mastering of visiting Halfway. Paul Sykes, Craig Ogilvie and Terry Tomlinson all found the net for East End Park with a Derek Spence strike proving only a consolation for Halfway.

Halfway stay in second with four points from their three games.

Dan Daly of Beeston St Anthony's.

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