Leeds Combination League - Five-star Main Line Social stay on the right track

Five-star Main Line Social stayed on track with a comfortable 5-0 steamrollering of Jubilee Premier cellar dwellers Kippax Sundays.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 6:04 am
FC Scholes goalkeeper Paul Rennison punches bravely against Beck & Call FC striker Jamie Halshaw during Sunday's Leeds Combination Division 2 encounter. Picture: Steve Riding.

Main Line remain second in the standings, just a point off the pace being set by HT Sports but, crucially, with a game in hand.

Kippax have only six points from nine games but have three games in hand on second-bottom Seacroft WMC, who have collected the same number of points.

The Clubmen, however, look like they might just have more to offer after holding fourth-placed hosts Bardsey Sunday to a 1-1 draw.

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Brandon Stansfield, of FC Scholes, jumps over Beck & Call FC goalkeeper Mike Smith after his first shot was saved. Picture: Steve Riding.

Sebastian Brownrigg’s goal saved Bardsey from major blushes.

Leaders, HT Sports, made light work of their Sunday outing against visiting Leeds Met FC. It finished 3-1 in the hosts’ favour with substitute Joseph Acaster netting Met’s consolation goal.

Mid-table Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday turned the tables on visitors Kirkstall Crusaders who currently occupy third place in the standings.

Wanderers won 3-2 in the end courtesy of first-half goals from Samuel Nelson and Raymod Spencer and a crucial third from Aaron Kitau five minutes from time.

Brandon Stansfield, of FC Scholes, scores from the penalty spot past Beck & Call FC goalkeeper Mike Smith. Picture: Steve Riding.

In Division 1, visiting Sheepscar edged Garden Gate in their seven-goal thriller.

Third-placed Sheepscar now hold a four-point advantage over Gate, who sit fifth.

Fourth-placed New Inn New Inn FC were no match in the end for hosts Hunslet Club Sundays, the prime divisional runners-up candidates claiming the spoils, 5-2.

Bottom two, Original Oak First and Oulton Athletic First played out a 4-4 draw at Rothwell Sports Centre, meaning three points still separate the sides with Oulton retaining a game-in-hand advantage.

Pre-match favourites East Leeds Celtic needed an 89th-minute winner from Junior Walker to claim the Division 2 spoils against game birds, West Yorkshire Falcons.

Jake Daniels opened the scoring for Celtic against the second-bottom side. Bottom club Republica Internationale remain two points adrift of the Falcons after going down 3-1 at Pudsey Bojangles.

Shane Collins bagged a goals brace and Robert Nicholson netted the third for sixth-placed Pudsey.

FC Scholes stay top on 28 points, three clear of East Leeds Celtic and with three games in hand thanks to a 4-2 win at Beck & Call. Jamie Halsall struck twice for Beck - third on the ladder with 22 points - while Kieran Evans, Brandon Stansfield (2) and Callum Scott were the scorers for Scholes.

Churwell FC are now fourth in the standings after Sunday’s 5-4 home win over Harehills WMC, who were relegated to fifth.

The sides are level on points, 19, but with a game-in-hand advantage falling at Churwell’s door.

Lewis Fox and Connor Sikora score two apiece for Churwell with Liam Briggs also finding the back of the net.

David Morley and Ousmane Sidibe struck in the first half for Harehills while Kirk Hayes was also among the goalscorers.

Four fixtures are scheduled to take place this coming Sunday but a website check is advised.

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