Schools: Seven-up for Leeds after surviving an early scare

Leeds Schools FA Under-11s A

Leeds Schools FA Under-11s A

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LEEDS Schools FA Under-11s A produced their best performance of the season as West Yorkshire League visitors Sheffield Schools FA Under-11s Clarets were downed 7-0.

Sheffield caused an early scare when striking the inside of the far post before defender Billy Carroll scrambled back to hook off the ball the line. Undeterred, Cole Roberts soon put Leeds ahead with a cool finish from a precise through ball from Cassidy Hanakin.

Midfielder Josh Stones then released Charlie Costello for his fourth goal in two games.

The Leeds defence of Billy Carroll, Connor Pearson and Derek Bello were excelling but they had Gideon Pliener to thank for keeping a clean sheet as he headed a goal bound effort of the line. Going forward, Leeds were devastating with player of the match Roberts soon bagging his second from the edge of the box. Saul Kane was then unlucky to hit the post from close range but Roberts soon put the result beyond doubt with a left foot strike for his third and Leeds’ fourth. The final third continued in the same vein with keeper Fin Wade not having to be called into action and Cassidy Hanakin hit the Leeds fifth following a goal-mouth scramble before Kane volleyed in a re-bound from a stinging Josh Stones shot to make it six.

And there was just enough time for Stones to launch a high free-kick under the crossbar which the Sheffield goalkeeper could only parry towards his own goal where Alfie Wilkinson was on hand to hook home.

Elsewhere, Thorpe United Juniors Under-16s booked their place in the Garforth League Higher Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 success at Horsforth St Margarets JFC (Earthquakes) Under-16s. Corey Littlefield was at the double for Thorpe for whom Dominik Stankiwicz also netted with defender Matthew Webster taking the player of the match award.

Hall Green United Under-16s were edged out 2-1 by visiting Rastrick Under-16s in Division Three of the Huddersfield League. Curtis Preston was the sole United scorer.

Leaders North East Leeds Under-15s stayed on course for the Garforth League Division Two title with a 3-0 success at home to Hunslet Club Greens Under-15s. Goals from Bonheur M’possa, Kieran Priestley and club captain Blend Hassan wrapped up victory.

In the same division, Kirkstall Crusaders Under-15s won 5-2 at Wortley FC Juniors Under-15s. Strikers Paddy McGill and Faisal Sheikh notched braces for Kirkstall for whom goal machine Francis Gibson also netted a wondeer strike. Akeel Iqbal also shone on debut while captain and vice captain Ellis Redfearn and Rinor Ejupi excelled in sharing keeping duties.

Wortley Juniors Under-14s moved four points clear at the top of Division One of the Garforth League with an impressive 5-1 triumph at Bradford United Under-14s. Unbeaten in the league Wortley only led 1-0 at the break through a Charlie Parnell strike but turned on the style in the second half. Goals arrived through Ozzy Reddin, Parnell Wilson, Adam Davies and a 20 yard screamer from Jack Bowes. Bradford netted a consolation goal with a good header from Jack Holroyd.

In Division Three, Kirkstall Crusaders Under-14s dug in for a 3-1 success at home to promotion-rivals Stanningley Albion Black Under-14s. Goals from Jumaar Johnson, player of the match Caleb Masiyiwa and a well placed penalty from Muhaned Ali bagged victory for Kirkstall whose Louis Hollick and Bima Bramana were strong in defence.

High-flying Ossett Town Panthers Under-14s romped to an 8-0 win at YMCA B Under-14s in Division 4A of the Huddersfield League. Jordan Clarke fired in a hat-trick for Panthers, supported by a brace from Dan Fletcher plus a goal each from Bradley Woollin, Christian Hamer and Lewis Cartledge. Town’s Jack Reynolds and Mark Scott shared their player of the match award.

Hall Green United Under-10s B were in action at home to Honley Under-10s in Division F. Green’s Alfie Callaghan and player of the match Harry Parmar were both on the scoresheet.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-10s travelled to Rothwell Under-10s for two games with Matthew James and Rohan Tafesse both bagging braces in the first encounter. Sam West also netted for Kirkstall for whom man-of-the-match Cian McGill shone in defence. Elijah Hubbard and Makiel Ditta notched two and one respectively in the second clash for Kirkstall whose Omar Lamouri and Lucky Moyo excelled.

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