Leeds Combination League: Main Line Social land historic first Jubilee Premier title

Main Line Social secured the Jubilee Premier title for the first time in the club’s history, signing off for the season with a 2-1 win at Kirkstall Crusaders.

By Steve Heptinstall
Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 5:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 8:34 am
Main Line Social, winners of  the Leeds Combination League Jubilee Premier for the first time in their long history. Picture: Steve Riding.
Main Line Social, winners of the Leeds Combination League Jubilee Premier for the first time in their long history. Picture: Steve Riding.

John Mallinson and Ryan Sharrocks scored the decisive goals for Social who top the table after 16 outings five points clear of HT Sports, in second, and cannot now be caught. Sports were awarded an away walkover from last Sunday’s scheduled fixture at Bardsey Sunday.

Crusaders are currently fourth on the ladder but have only one scheduled fixture remaining while level on 18 points with the fourth-placed Bardsey Sunday who also have just the one fixture to fulfil.

Whitkirk Wanderers will finish sixth no matter what after they signed off with a 4-3 win at Colton FC, the seventh-placed club. Kaiden Cheetham (2), Aaron Kaito and Kieran Dunn scored for Wanderers.

Max Bullard scores the third for North Leodis in the 3-0 win at Bramley Amateurs. Picture: Steve Riding.

Seacroft WMC saw out their campaign in scintillating goalscoring form, beating visitors Kippax Sundays 6-2 thanks to goals from Mathew Hatch, Dominic Ingram (2), Scott Love and Jordan Riley.

Kippax currently prop up the table but have three games in hands so, in theory at least, should the side fulfil their remaining fixtures, there is potential overtake the Clubmen and move further up the rankings.

In Division 1, Wykebeck Arms completed their 12-game programme top of the tree, two points clear of Hunslet Club Sundays First whose last outing was a home walkover against Oulton Athletic First.

Original Oak will finish bottom of the pile with just one win and one draw from 12 scheduled fixtures, the last of which they forfeited to New Inn New Inn FC who were awarded an away walkover.

North Leodis- the unbeaten winners of Leeds Combination League Division 4. Picture: Steve Riding.

FC Scholes were confirmed as Division 2 champions but sixth-placed Pudsey Bojangles did their utmost to spoil the party.

A brace apiece from Chris Barr and Joshua Smith gave Bojangles a share of the matchday spoils from a 4-4 draw, the point helping take Scholes eight clear of second-placed Churwell FC in the final standings.

For their part, Churwell saw out the 16-game season with a 2-0 home win over Beck & Call, who finished fourth overall.

Ben Bedford, George Bowles (2) and Connor Sikora scored the goals for Churwell.

Second-bottom West Yorkshire Falcons were edged 3-2 by visiting Western Juniors, who finished just a place above Falcons in the rankings. Sunday’s scorers for the visitors were Paul Cuthbertson, Terry Palmer and substitute Lee Cuthbertson.

Republica Internationale finished bottom of the table.

Final standings are yet to be decided in Division 3 where a rash of home and away walkover results appear to be becoming the norm.

That said, AFC Daisy refuse to let the grass grow under their feet, much to Bramley Lions’ chagrin after Sunday’s meeting went the way of the visitors, 8-0.

Gary Abbey and Marc Gray grabbed a brace apiece with other goals going to Sam Best, Corbin Carrington, Josh Simpson and sub’ David Sexton.

North Leodis returned from Bramley Amateurs FC Reserves with a 3-0 win under their belts to add to the other 16 victories that helped secure the Division 4 title.

North Leodis’ 100 per cent record after 17 outings means they cannot be caught and leaves them nine points clear of Kippax Old Boys.

Maximillian Ballard, Joshua Jepson and Nathaniel Pells scored the goals on Sunday that also leave Bramley rooted to the foot of the tables. That said, should any remaining fixtures be fulfilled, the Amateurs could move above Oulton Athletic Reseves who lost 4-2 at Spartak Leodis 1st. Scorers for the hosts wee Asif Rashid, Joshua Broadbent and Omar Camara (2).

Elsewhere, FC North Leeds wee awarded a home walkover against Oakley First, Headingley Rovers Reserves FC edged Club 97, 3-2, and Kippax Old Boys romped to a 7-1 home victory over Amaranth Crossgates.

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