Leeds Combination League: HT Sports ease past Cock and Bottle

The Leeds Combination leagues were struck with a bout of cup fever this weekend, writes BEN WOODCOCK.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 9:16 am
Kane Clarke of Sheepscar gets ahead of goalkeeper Chris Carter of Hunslet Club Sundays. PIC: Steve Riding

Jubilee Premier Division outfit HT Sports comfortably beat Cock and Bottle 5-2 in their WRCFA round three clash, to put their name in the fourth round draw.

They were joined by Premier Division rivals Kippax Sundays who faced a much tougher test, but edged past Canal Tavern 3-2 at Longdike Lane.

Meanwhile, the cup tie at Western Flatts Park between Main Line Social and Crossflatts Village was abandoned.

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Carlton Binks of Hunslet Club Sundays wins the ball. PIC: Steve Riding

Main Line Social travel to Whitkirk Wanderers in the league next week as they look to remain at the top of the table.

Olympic were set to welcome Sandy Lane Sunday in the WRCFA Cup but they had to postpone their game.

Olympic will face Garden Gate away from home in the Leeds Combination Challenge Cup next Sunday.

Unfortunately, Colton’s trip to FC Hounds as well as The Woodcock’s away game at Feathers could not go ahead.

Malakai Mason of Sheepscar takes a tumble when challenged by Killian Mabey of Hunslet Club. PIC: Steve Riding

Just a single game was played in Division One but it was a cracker which saw league leaders Sheepscar held to a 3-3 stalemate with mid-table Hunslet Club Sundays.

The league fixture between East Leeds Celtic and Wykebeck Arms at East End Park was postponed.

East Leeds Celtic are without a fixture next weekend, while Wykebeck Arms entertain HT Sports in the Sanford Cup.

Seacroft’s away cup tie with Wakefield Golf Club was not played while Beck and Call did not play their game against Original Oak.

In Division Two, Athletico Bramley avoided a cup upset as they ran out 3-1 winners over Amaranth Crossgates Athletic in the WRCFA Trophy.

FC Scholes were not as successful, they suffered a heavy 6-2 defeat when they travelled to Rattlers.

In the same competition, New Inn recorded an impressive 6-1 win over Royal Clayton.

Phil Davis opened the scoring in the 18th minute, just two minutes later Tom Farah doubled their lead.

Two more goals from Ben Howarth and Danny Robinson had New Inn 4-0 up at the break.

10 minutes after the restart Dalton Pearson bagged a fifth before Kyle Laycock struck in the 89th minute to round off a near perfect performance.

Elsewhere, the much-anticipated top of the table clash between first placed Rodley and second placed Swillington Welfare was postponed.

Rodley travel to New Inn next Sunday, while Swillington head to Bramley Lions as the title fight continues.

In Division Three, the points were shared between Oulton Athletic Reserves and FC West Leeds in a relegation six pointer.

This was the hosts first point of the season in eight outings, for West Leeds this was their third draw of the campaign.

Both remain in the hunt for their first victories this term.

Elsewhere, Sporting Pudsey were heavily beaten 5-0 in the WRCFA Trophy by visitors Clifton Rangers Reserves.

The league encounter between Bramley amateurs and Rothwell 2nd was postponed alongside the WRCFA Trophy tie between Little London and Wrenthorpe Rangers.

New Armley Reserves, who are two points behind leaders FC Rothwell 2nd, were unable to host Headingley Rovers.