Leeds Combination - Last-chance saloon as time slips away for Little London

The Division 3 title should be decided tomorrow night (Thursday) when second-placed Little London are scheduled to take on Leeds Alpha.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 6:19 am
Sam Simkins, pictured in action against Amaranth Crossgates last year, scored twice in North Leodis' 2-1 Leeds Combination League Division 4 win over Kippax Old Boys. Picture: Steve Riding.

Little London trail leaders Old Crooked Clock by just one point - 64-63 - so this game in hand gives them extra incentive to snatch the crown from Clock’s grasp.

At the other end of the ladder, however, it is clear Northern Star First will finish on the bottom rung.

The only game played in the division last Sunday - Swarcliffe FC First at home to Bramley Lions - went the way of the hosts, 4-3. Oliver Edwards, Kynan Wrigglesworth and substitute Daniel Robinson were on target for the Lions.

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In the Jubilee Premier - where Main Line Social and HT Sports have been confirmed as the respective first and second - bottom club Kippax Sundays lost out 2-1 at Leeds Met, Ben Dawson, in the first half, and sub’ Jack Durkin, 15 minutes from time, scoring for the hosts.

Wykebeck Arms top the Division 1 table with Hunslet Club Sundays First second and Original Oak First propping things up at the bottom after all last weekend’s scheduled fixtures were pronounced home or away walkovers.

FC Scholes celebrate top spot in Division 2, with Churwell FC second and Republica Internationale bottom.

Three fixtures were played out in full in Division 4 last Sunday.

Bramley Amateurs FC Reserves triumphed 4-1 at home to Oulton Athletic Reserves, Headingley Rovers Reserves were pipped 3-2 by visitors Oakley First, and North Leodis were 2-1 victors over Kippax Old Boys thanks to a couple of strikes from Sam Simkins.

Spartak Leodis 1st were awarded a home walkover against Amaranth Crossgates.

Bottom club Oulton Athletic Reserves could move above second-bottom Bramley Amateurs FC Reserves should they contest their remaining game in hand.

At the top end, North Leodis will be crowned champions as they are 15 points clear of second-placed Kippax Old Boys and cannot be caught.

Kippax, themselves, are only a point ahead of Sporting Pudsey with Spartak Leodis a further four adrift but technically have two games in hand but may not be contested.

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