Leeds Sunday League Summer League: Early outings go West's way as summer league hots up

West Leeds Wortley are the early pacesetters in the Leeds Sunday League Summer League having beaten West Leeds Bramley 11-0 at Bramley Park, writes TOM HARLE.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 5:29 am
West Leeds Wortley hat-trick hot shot Liam Copland. PIC: Steve Riding

Wortley followed up an emphatic defeat of Armley with a victory earned by four goals from Jordon Webb, who also netted in the Armley win, a hat-trick from Liam Copland and further strikes from Danny Dyche, Bobby Roberts, Mark Ferguson and Jack Hill.

Horsforth Fairweather are also unbeaten and sit second after a dramatic 3-2 win against East Leeds. Horsforth were cruising at 2-0 up, with early goals from James Thorp and Tom Wilson, but the Easts pulled the game back to 2-2 only for a last-minute winner to seal the three points.

West Leeds Armley got back to winning ways as a first-half blitz was enough to see them past Western Juniors 7-3 at Fearnville.

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Striker Shane Collins looks like a real asset to Armley and bettered last week’s treble with four goals which, alongside efforts from Craig Mullaney, Macauley Elliott and Brandon Stuart, sealed a comfortable win.

Juniors, sporting seven changes to their team, found themselves 5-0 down at half-time but rallied in the second-half, finding the net three times through Mike Brown, Patrick Sheehan and Ashia Ashfaq. They will still be disappointed not to have built on last week’s 10-goal thumping of Northern Star.

West Leeds Farnley stumbled to a second successive victory, edging out Wortley Knights 3-2.

Seemingly boosted by their 7-0 win against Bramley, Farnley came out all guns blazing and dominated the first half. A brace from Deacon James and Danny Jackyln’s goal took them into the break 3-0 up.

Inexplicably, with 15 minutes to go Farnley’s concentration lapsed and Ryan Sharp and Jack Berry both struck in the space of five minutes. This left a nervy last eight minutes for Farnley, although they were able to hold on for the win.

A meeting of Northern Star and Bramley Town, both without a win going into Sunday’s games, didn’t look like producing a one-sided encounter.

In fact, the opposite was true as Bramley surged to a 10-0 win, making it a second weekend in succession that Northern Star shipped 10.