Sunday football round up: Walpole beats the freeze to fire Town

Match action from Pudsey Liberal Club v Queenswood Crusaders. PIC: Steve Riding

Match action from Pudsey Liberal Club v Queenswood Crusaders. PIC: Steve Riding

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The weather took its toll on the local football this weekend, with the vast majority of games falling victim to frozen pitches.

In the Leeds Combination Leagues no more than one game took place in each division.

In the Jubilee Premier, a hat-trick from Michael Walpole inspired Rothwell Town to a 3-2 victory over bottom-side Leeds City Rovers.

Leon Gentles and Andrew Richards scored for the visitors but it was not enough for the league strugglers, who were coming off the back of earning a vital point against Seacroft.

The result gives Rothwell some breathing space above the bottom side, the gap is now five points, but Leeds City Rovers have five games in hand to catch up and get themselves out of trouble.

The win will be extra sweet for Rothwell after they suffered an agonising 5-4 defeat the previous week.

In the Premier Division, Pudsey Liberal Club strolled to a 3-0 win at home to Queenswood Crusaders.

Jack Kitson, Rick Simpson and John Mallinson were all on the scoresheet for Pudsey.

The result extends Pudsey’s lead at the top of the table now to nine points, while Queenswood remain third.

In Division One Kippax Welfare recorded a 3-1 away to New Parnaby.

Jonny Sands scored for the hosts, but it proved in vain as goals from Mark Owen, Alex Batley and Mark Bartcliffe sealed the win for Kippax.

The result moves the victors level on points with leaders Horsforth Fairweather.

No games took place in Division Two, while in Division Three only one match went ahead.

AFC Travellers battered Lovell Park 13-0 at home. Adam Etheridge scored a hat-trick, Dan Opal, Daniel Flesher and Chris Wilson all scored braces.

Gordon Booth, Tyler Sheridan, Tom Wilson and Alex Bailey completed the scoring for Travellers.

The Wortley side have now moved up to fourth, while bottom-side Lovell Park have now conceded 176 goals in just 16 games.

In the Leeds Sunday League Championship, KKS Zubry comfortably beat Western Juniors 4-1 at home.

Acorn Bramley got a vital point as they held Halfway to a 1-1 draw.

Acorn remain second from bottom, but it is a good result against an in-form Halfway who had won their previous four games scoring 21 goals in the process.

In the pick of the games, Corpus Christi stunned top-of-the-table Farsley Twenty Tens 4-1.

Corpus now move up to third after Halfway failed to beat Acorn, while Farsley still have breathing-space at the top.

In the Castleford Sunday League the weather wiped out all but one of the fixtures, which was the First Division Cup 
quarter-final between FC 
Byram Munich and Smawthorne FC.

Byram thrashed the visitors 7-0 to book their place in the semi-finals and extend their winning streak to an impressive 10 games.

Liam Hirst scored his third hat-trick of the season, Michael Cotterill bagged a brace of goals and Jamie Johnstone and Adam Beaver completed the scoring for Byram.

In the Wakefield Sunday League the weather could not prevent AFC Walnut going down 3-0 on their own patch to King George.

In the Claro League Division One, FC Harrogate were thrashed by Boroughbridge 6-2, while in Division Three, Markington Reserves beat Newbridge Knights 3-1.

Meanwhile in the Claro League Challenge Cup, Markington hammered Burton Leonard Squirrel 10-1.

All of the games in the Heavy Woollen League were post-poned.

Slideshow: Halfway House Bramley v AFC Travellers