Leeds Combination - Ten-man Colton counter odds to cling on for a point against title hopefuls Main Line Social
Fifth-placed Colton kept cool under pressure to wrest a point from their Jubilee Premier encounter with second-placed Main Line Social.
Colton were reduced to 10 players after Joshua Gould picked up a second yellow card but Macauley Walker’s goal was enough to cancel out John Mallinson strike for Main Line.
Social sit second in the standings four points adrift of leaders HT Sports but with two games in hand. For their part, freescoring HT Sports landed 10 goals at home to Seacroft WMC. But the basement club didn’t let the hosts have everything their own way - scoring four goals in reply thanks to substitutes Callum Parkinson and Aiden Yaffe.
Seasoned Sunday league stalwart Barrie Frankland struck five times for HT, Jason Davis netted a hat-trick and the remaining goals were added to the double-figure tally by Aidan McCormack and Steve Wales.
Interestingly, both HT and Seacroft have played 11 games so far this season, the huge difference being that Sports have amassed 26 points while the clubmen have netted a mere five.
Fourth-placed Bardsey Sunday saw off visitors Leeds Met 2-0. Joel Deacey and Robbie Decker netted for Bardsey who now have 15 points from nine games. Leeds Met sit sixth with nine points from seven games.
A round of Jubilee Premier fixtures has been scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) evening including Kippax v Whitkirk Wanderers, Leeds Met v Colton and Main Line Social against Kirkstall Crusaders.
The league picks up again on Sunday with Bardsey at home to Seacroft, HT Sports entertaining Leeds Met, Main Line Social taking on Kippax Sundays and Whitkirk Wanderers hosting Kirkstall.
Wykebeck Arms became the first champions of the season after securing the Division 1 crown thanks to a 2-2 draw at New Inn New Inn FC.
Ben Howarth and Kyle Laycock scored for the hosts who are currently third on the league ladder.
Wykebeck have run away with the division this season, notching 28 points from 11 games played - that’s nine wins and two draws. And while teams lower in the rankings have games in hand, Arms have won the race to the finish line already.
Elsewhere, the battle between fifth and sixth went the way of hosts Garden Gate who edged out lower-placed Oulton Athletic First, 3-2.
Danny Harrison, George Kladakis and Jay Silverwood were on target for Gate with Philipp Negelein and Karl Villa hitting the target for the visitors. Matt Connolly, meanwhile, scored what proved to be mere consolation for travellers, Original Oak First.
In the end, the cellar dwellers were no match for fourth-placed, 5-1 victors Sheepscar.
Oak have lost six of their seven games so far this season, with only three points to show for their efforts while Sheepscar have amassed 12 points from nine outings.
On Sunday, however, Oak have a chance to reel in second-bottom Oulton, while Sheepscar travel to fifth-placed Garden Gate, and Hunslet Club Sundays entertain New Inn New Inn FC.
In Division 2, East Leeds Celtic beat Churwell 2-1, the same winning scoreline as Scholes’ over West Yorkshire Falcons, and Harehills WMC’s 3-2 triumph over Beck & Call was repeated by Western Juniors OB against visiting Republica Internationale.
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