Leeds City recorded a stunning 6-0 triumph against Brighouse Old Boys on Saturday, three days after Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Boroughbridge, writes ANDY DONLEY.
Barrie Frankland scored a hat-trick for City as they battered Brighouse, with James Hochstrasser, Joe Dixon and Steven Tierney bagging the others.
Brighouse are without a point this season, after they followed up their midweek defeat with a 2-0 loss away to Hunslet Club, who find themselves in third place thanks to goals from Gareth Groves and Killian Mabey.
Leaders Field dropped their first points of the season, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bardsey. This followed Field conceding their first goal of the season midweek – albeit in a 6-1 thrashing of Shelley, in which Daniel Cunningham and Levi Pedder scored braces.
Bardsey won 6-1 themselves on Wednesday, when Robert Dickinson scored a triple against pointless East End Park, who also got beat on Saturday, 2-1 against Horbury Town.
Second-placed Beeston St Anthony’s moved into second place, thanks to a 1-0 victory over Otley Town and a big 5-1 win against Oxenhope Recreation, on Saturday and Wednesday respectively. Ripon City are finding life tough at the start of the campaign, and this week proved just as tricky.
A Kyle Fox double couldn’t prevent a 4-2 loss against Shelley, for whom Andrew Farrell, Jack Greene, Daniel Simpson and Curtis Roberts were the scorers, whilst on Wednesday Ripon shipped four again, this time in a 4-1 loss to Wetherby Athletic.
Both Wetherby and Shelley are level on points with Ripon, although both teams have played a game less. Oxenhope Recreation beat Wetherby 2-1 on Saturday, with Ellis Atha amongst the goals.
The final weekend fixture saw Knaresborough Town beat Robin Hood Athletic 1-0, with Ben Clayton hitting the winning strike.
Headingley AFC had a storming week in Division One, scoring 10 goals over the two matches and picking up six points in the process.
Kippax were on the end of a 5-1 scoreline on Saturday, whilst Headingley also put five past Old Centralians on Wednesday, when Ashley Austin and Richard Booth scored two apiece for AFC in a 5-3 thriller.
The two sets of Wanderers’ were involved in high-scoring fixtures on Saturday, but with mixed fortunes. Wyke had six different scorers as they beat Featherstone Collieries 6-2, whereas Whitkirk went home empty-handed after a 6-3 thriller against Thornhill.
Stanley United remain top despite a 0-0 stalemate with Pool.
Carlton Athletic missed out on the chance to go top, as they got beat 3-0 at home to Old Modernians, for whom Ben Turner scored a hat-trick.
Ilkley Town battled to a 2-1 victory over Howden Clough, despite being down to 10 men. Ross Hutchinson was sent for an early shower, but Daniel Bott and Adam Fowler secured his team three points. Altofts beat Swillington Saints 3-2, and Laurie Power scored the only goal of the games for Old Centralians, who played Aberford Albion.
Forty-eight goals were scored on Saturday in Division Two, with the best action to be found between Mount St Mary’s and Hall Green United. Hall Green stormed into a 4-0 lead by half-time, before a ding-dong second 45 saw both sides net three times each, with the final score reading 7-3 to United.
Great Preston moved second with a 5-1 home win over Middleton Park, Barwick triumphed 5-3 against Normanton Woodhouse Hill and Sherburn White Rose and Hartshead drew a 4-4 cracker.
Garforth Rangers beat Glasshoughton Welfare 4-1, and Yorkshire Amateur beat Ossett Common Rovers by the same scoreline and there were 2-1 victories for Baildon Trinity Athletic and Kellingley Welfare over Fryston and Rothwell Town respectively.