Yorkshire Amateur League: Chambers pulls out equaliser for Dentists

Paul Riordan of Old Batelians wins the ball from Tom Bronski of Beeston Old Boys. PIC: Steve Riding

Paul Riordan of Old Batelians wins the ball from Tom Bronski of Beeston Old Boys. PIC: Steve Riding

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GRANGEFIELD Old Boys dropped their first points of the campaign with Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Premier Division visitors Leeds Medics and Dentists.

Grangefield took the lead when a corner found the unmarked Nick Smith who duly headed home.

But after some fine saves from ’keeper Lukasz Wiacek, Medics threw the kitchen sink at Grangefield for the final 30 minutes and equalised through Brad Chambers.

In the only other top flight game played, Wigton Moor drew a 3-3 thriller at home to Trinity Old Boys.

The sides were tied 2-2 at the interval with Shahab Ali netting both Trinity goals but Wigton responding through Dan Betney and Del Onyett.

Danny Lyons’ scrambled 80th minute goal was expected to be Wigton’s winner but Trinity’s Chris Bowden hit the equalising goal late into the second half.

Beeston Old Boys moved top of the Championship with an 8-0 crushing of visiting Old Batelians who went down to ten men after an early first half injury.

Ryan Dawson slammed in a four-timer for Beeston with Tom Bronski, Tom Hitchin, Kevin Napier and Jamie Mitchell all adding a goal each.

Rodillian remain second on goal difference after a 3-2 win at home to Thornesians.

Dom Doggett, Luke Playford and Elliott Walker obliged for Rodillian, with Nick Brown and Joe Cook keeping Thornesians in the hunt.

Stanningley Old Boys Reserves moved fourth after their 2-1 win over Shire Academics with Stanningley having an 11- man squad for the second week running.

There were no first half goals but the deadlock was broken by Jack Kitson before Pawal Laputa levelled for visiting Academics in the 70th minute.

Kitson, though, had the last laugh with a deflected late winner. Hosts Calverley United and Leeds Medics Reserves drew a 4-4 cracker.

Nathan Thorne netted all four goals for Calverley, including an unstoppable drive from 25 yards.

Jonny McGahan bagged two goals for Medics – with one strike of equal quality to that of the 25- yard screamer for Clarke – with James Evans and Paddy Knight also on the Medics score sheet.

Division One leaders Alwoodley Reserves edged a 2-1 verdict at Sandal Wanderers.

Alwoodley led 2-0 at half time courtesy of Cori Hendrickson and Daniel Whincup but Wanderers were rewarded by a scrambled goal from Tom Shepherd in the 80th minute.

Second placed Almondburians maintained their 100 per cent record with a 6-2 cruise at rock bottom Leeds Medics 3rds after leading 3-1 at the break.

Adam Lightowlers and Marcus Hedley hot doubles for the visitors with Matthew Brearey and Chris Dunn adding a goal each as Medics remained pointless

Third-placed Colton Athletic won an entertaining encounter with visiting Grangefield Old Boys Reserves 6-3.

A Chris Hick double was partially cancelled out by a first half Grangefield penalty with the interval score 2-1 in favour of Colton.

Grangefield equalised on 54 minutes but Sean Kerrigan and Matt Baird responded to put Colton 4-2 ahead.

Grangefield again reduced the arrears but Baird with his second and sub Lee Mitchell gave Colton a comfortable three goals cushion.

St Nicholas are fifth and they easily overcame a depleted Leeds Independent 4-1.

St Nicks were 2-1 ahead at half time with Josh Charlesworth notching for Indy but goals for Ryan Howard, Josh Moon, Parandeep Singh and David Waring clinched the St Nicholas victory.