Badri hit six in quest for President’s Trophy success

Kyle Jeffrey of Badri escpaes a tackle
Kyle Jeffrey of Badri escpaes a tackle
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BADRI FC winger Josh Moon has set his sights on winning the President’s Trophy after his side’s comprehensive 6-0 victory away at West Leeds Wortley virtually guaranteed top spot in Group B, writes ROBERT BHAMBER.

Andy Brewitt bagged a double, with Derek Ross, Damon Turpin, Ishmael Mills and Jack Humpherys also getting on the scoresheet for the visitors.

With two games left to play in the group stage, Badri are six points clear of second-placed Corpus Christi with a healthy goal difference to boot.

Moon, one of the club’s co-founders in 2013, expressed his delight in his side’s performance, saying: “I thought we played really well to be honest, especially in the first half. It piped down a little in the second half because we were five-nil up at that point, but we played some really good football overall.

“It’s gone well in the group, we’re pretty much through now and we can look forward to the next round”

And he is full of belief that his side can go all the way in the competition, adding: “I’m very confident we can win it, a hundred percent. We’ll see who we get in the next round, but I know we’re capable of doing it.”

West Leeds Wortley’s Tom Doyle admitted that Badri were worthy winners, whilst also shedding some light on the gloomy atmosphere currently surrounding the club.

“There’s isn’t much to say really, we just didn’t turn up. Our manager’s mother-in-law passed away not so long ago and a player’s dad died recently as well, so obviously some of the lads’ heads weren’t really in the game at the weekend”

The defeat keeps West Leeds Wortley rooted to the bottom of Group B with four losses out of four so far, but the club’s situation is much better in the Sunday League Championship.

They are fifth in the division, one point behind fourth-placed Bramley Villagers with a game in hand. Doyle, who used to manage the club before deciding to focus on his playing duties, offered an explanation as to why his side are faring better in the league.

“It’s mainly down to people not showing up, sometimes we have a full squad and other times, often in the cup,we can just about put a team together. We’ve got a new manager in now and he’s trying to turn things around.”

Whilst Moon is full of confidence that his side can win the President’s Trophy this season, Doyle also commented that he views Badri FC as real contenders for the Championship crown as well.

“I think the league title is between the top three teams, Seacroft, Corpus Christi and of course, Badri. Outside of them, everyone can beat each other really.”

Also in Group B, Corpus Christi moved level on points with Seacroft AFC after defeating them 2-1.

In Group A, East Leeds cemented a qualification spot with a 6-0 win over bottom side New Farnley, while Western Juniors moved above Bramley Villagers on goal difference after narrowly defeating them 4-3.

Meanwhile, in the Barrass Cup, Chapeltown Fforde Grene moved level on points with leaders Halfway House (Stanningley) in Group A after a 2-1 win away to Harehills WMC.

The table toppers do, however, have a game in hand, as their scheduled match against Station Whites was postponed.

Finally, in Group B, East End Park WMC secured their spot in the knockout stages with a 7-4 win at Halfway FC and Richmond Hill emerged 2-0 winners at home against bottom side KKS Zubry.