How Toller are turning up the heat at tail end of the Yorkshire Amateur League season
After hovering around the lower reaches of the top flight, Toller are comfortable in eighth after stringing together back-to-back wins in less than three days.
On Saturday, Toller thumped second-bottom visitors Lower Hopton 9-0. Andrew McHugh hit a hat-trick, Luke Hepton was in at the double, and there were further goals for Kieron Batey, Marcus Harper, Samuel Jordan and substitute Haroon Ali.
And on Monday evening the players still had enough in the tank to fuel a 4-1 win at Leeds Medics & Dentists, who have slipped down the ladder having also lost 2-1 at bottom club Drighlington on Saturday.
Anilsio Pereira and Mamito Silva were on target for Drig’.
Fifth and fourth – Athletico and Route One Rovers - couldn’t be separated. Awais Khan’s goal ensured Route One took a share of the spoils from their away day. The result also leaves the pair level pegging in the division on 46 points.
Championship runners-up Farsley Celtic Juniors refused to take their collective foot off the gas in a 4-1 home win over third-placed Wortley.
Craig Farrand, Danny Lyons and sub’ Danny Kemp were among the scorers for Celtic with Joseph Hudson netting the consolation goal for Wortley who remain just two points ahead of Athletico and Route One Rovers going into the last week of fixtures (there are no more games this season beyond June 26).
Ryburn United drew with fellow mid-tablers Alwoodley two apiece while Stanley United were edged out 3-2 at home to Calverley United.
Ibrahim Abdi and Rhys Bruce were the scorers for Stanley.
Champions Horsforth St Margaret’s continued their sixsational form with a follow-up six-goal victory, this time a 6-1 success over visiting Leeds City FC. Luke Norman, Laurie Power (2) and James Rubenson Burgess (3) were Saints’ most recent batch of free scorers.
Premier champions Middleton showed bottom club Stanningley Old Boys no mercy, running out comprehensive 15-0 victors.
Two players – Richard Collier and James Law – scored four goal with William Law celebrating a hat-trick and other goals going to Scott Burns, Kieron Johnson, Lewis Wood and sub’ Dayle Kellett. Kurtis Heyes netted Stanningley’s consolation goal.
While White Rose’s game with Nostell MW was abandoned, second-placed Mount St Mary’s slipped up with a 2-2 draw at home to mid-table St Bedes. Daniel Walsh and Jordan Walker scored for St Mary’s and Jermaine Moyce bagged a brace for the visitors.
The point was enough to stop Mount facing a nervous final few days though. Morley Town kept their outside chances of breaking into the top four at the final count alive with a commanding 4-0 win at Ealandians.
Josh Best, Ryan Hartley, Gregory Robinson and Ben Thompson scored the Morley goals, all put away in the second half after Ealandians had worked sufficiently hard enough to ensure the teams turned around all-square and goalless at half-time.
On Saturday, Shire Academics take on Collegieans, St Bede’s play Ealandians and White Rose entertain Morley Town.
Unbeaten Championship champions TVR United were given a mighty fright by Hanging Heaton before eventually sealing the deal, 6-4.
Jonny Beverley (2), Courtney March and Nathan Rogerson were on target for Hanging Heaton while Abid Khan netted a hat-trick and Hasnain Mohammed got on the scoresheet for TVR. Jordan Walker and Sam Salter were among the goals as third-place finishers Beeston Juniors ran out comfortable 3-0 home victors over bottom club, Crofton Sports. Idle hit higher-placed Woodkirk Valley for six but also conceded four, scored by the visiting trio of James Tesseyman, Callum Thorpe (2) and Christie Woods. Confirmed runners up, Horsforth St Margarets Reserves, saw off sixth-placed Leeds Medics and Dentists Reserves, 5-2.
In Division 1, second placed Leeds City Reserves have a last bite of the cherry this coming Saturday in which to depose leaders Leeds Independent.
Independent hold a two-point advantage over City who will need to beat Beeston St Anthonys to overcome it and snatch the crown for themselves. Last Saturday’s 6-2 win over Horsforth St Margarets III - thanks to goals from James Hawes, Nathan Hunt, Matthew Moring, Harry Smith (2) and Reuben Young - has left City’s destiny in their own hands.
Division 2 places have been decided but much is still to be played for in the bottom two divisions.
In Division 3, Norristhorpe are champions but Savile United, Morley Town U21s and Middleton Park U23s each has a shot at the runners-up berth and, in Division 4, title rivals Calverley United and Mount St Marys are locked on 45 points with just one game to play.
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