Yorkshire Amateurs: Farsley are reeled in twice by Allen

Scott Wood of Collingham. PIC: Steve Riding
Scott Wood of Collingham. PIC: Steve Riding
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Farsley celtic Juniors had to settle for a point despite twice taking the lead against Stanningley OB as they drew 2-2 in the Premier Division, writes ROB CONLON.

Luke Gordon and Craig Farrand got on the scoresheet for newly promoted Farlsey but the visitors equalised as James Allen’s freekick found its way via a Celtic defender before Allen scored himself.

The draw gives Stanningley their first point of the season while Farsley sit fourth.

Second in the table Grangefield OB made it two wins from two games as they defeated Leeds Medics & Dentits.

After a goalless first half midfielder James Kemp grabbed the only goal of the game to guarantee a 1-0 victory for the visiting side.

Having suffered a heavy reverse last weekend, hosts Rothwell bounced back from their 6-2 defeat with a 2-1 win over North East Leeds.

George Walker scored and missed a penalty in the first half for Rothwell before Jordan Ide scored a 60th minute winner, securing his team’s first three points of the season.

Trinity OB held visitors FC Headingley to a 1-1 draw thanks to a goal from Adam Gillott, who was returning after nearly a whole season out injured.

Headingley had taken a first half lead through Matt Raw but but ultimately had to settle for one point.

It has not been an easy start to life in the Premier Division for Wigton Moor but there were promising signs in their 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Amateur.

Wigton’s Danny Lyons cancelled out Joe Simmons opener before Jacob Travis bagged a late winner to maintain Amateur’s 100 per cent start.

Ealandians had a brave rearguard effort to thank for their 1-0 away win at Alwoodley FC.

James Flower struck after half an hour but they had to rely on two goal-line clearances and some fine saves from their goalkeeper to make certain of the three points.

Farnley Sports continued their perfect start in the Championship after winning 3-1 at Old Modernians.

James Offlow and Adam Butterworth gave Farnley a two goal lead before Dan White pulled a goal back for the home side.

Butterworth bagged his second of the game to guarantee the win and leave Old Modernians still searching for their first point.

Calverley United were thwarted by Thornesians’ goalkeeper as they were held to a 1-1 draw away from home.

Thornesians took the lead through Curtis Cunningham but parity was restored by a Tom Westerman free kick.

Besston St Anthony’s were beaten 2-1 at Old Batelians despite going ahead through Eliano Ferrera. A Dave Bordman penalty levelled matters until Nick Goodall’s screamer won the game for Batelians.

Rodillian moved level on points with the top of the league after their 2-1 home success over Leeds Medics & Dentists Reserves.

Paul Borrman and Jack Kanyama weighed in with the goals for Rodillian who have now been successful in their opening two fixtures.

Shire Academics secured their first point of the season with a 3-3 draw against visitors Morley Town.

Luke Croager scored two penalties for Shire and Sam Lee bagged a late goal however they were cancelled out by Marc Haley’s brace and a Matthew Ibbotson strike.

Stanningley OB Reserves returned to form with a 3-1 over Beeston OB.

Tomasz Bronski gave the away side the lead but Craig Harris equalised before half time for Stanningley.

Both teams competed well but in the end Luke Harrop’s double was the difference as Stanningley secured their first win of the campaign.

Terry Marflitt Trophy first-round action between St Nicholas and Gildersome Spurs OB. PIC: Steve Riding

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