Favourites finally pick up first win points

Action from Northern Star v Horsforth Saints in Leeds Combination League Division 3.
Action from Northern Star v Horsforth Saints in Leeds Combination League Division 3.
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Pre-season title-favourites Chapeltown Fforde Grene finally picked up their first win of a faltering Jubilee Premier Campaign on Sunday, taking the spoils in a 2-1 win over arch rivals Halton Moor.

After a frustrating 1-1 draw with Pudsey Liberal Club in round one, three successive defeats followed including a shock 4-2 reverse at the hands of HT Sports in the Senior Cup

But their first triumph of the season finally came on Sunday as goals from Devonte Morton and Jordan Berry condemned Moor to only their second defeat of the campaign, despite the goalscoring efforts of Daniel Leafe.

Fforde’s afternoon got even sweeter when they discovered leaders Belle Isle WMC’s fate – a surprise 3-1 reverse at home to Hope Inn Whites.

Despite Lewis Hindley’s dismissal, a hat-trick from Danny Maw saw 10-man Whites take the spoils and move level on points with the table toppers, ending Isle’s three-game winning streak.

Meanwhile, Horsforth Fairweather’s point-less start to the campaign continued as Pudsey Liberal Club stole a 2-1 win away from home.

Despite Dave Scott’s goal, efforts from Jamie Bull and Dean Bell helped give the visitors an advantage they never relinquished.

In the Premier Division, Bradley Francis-White and Adam Fowler were amongst the goals for Main Line Social as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Colton, their fifth win from five games this season and a success which extends their lead at the top of the table to six points.

In the second tier’s other fixture, South Leeds Independent Sunday won 2-1 against New Parnaby, Danny Harrison and Joe Childerson cancelling out a Jamie Davies goal to help move the Throstle Road side up to third in the table.

In a weekend dominated by Sunday Cup action, Division One’s sole fixture saw Amarath Sundays move into top spot after a 4-2 home win against KKS Zubry; Danny Blackburn (2), Aiden Yaffe and Josh Milwere all on the scoresheet, meaning efforts from Aidan Lewis and Kwame Westerman were ultimately in vain.

And East Leeds AFC stole the Division Two show with a stunning 9-2 victory over Royal Park Leeds. On the back of 19 goals in just four games, Terry Palmer and Paul Cuthbertson both bagged hat-tricks, while there were goals for Simon Doughty, Adam Kerrigan and Joshua Meah, firmly cancelling out a spirited brace from Saul Abbis.

But it proved to be an equally memorable afternoon for Corpus Christi as they travelled to in-form Commercial HQ, winning 2-1 to pick up their first win of the campaign, crushing Commercial’s 100 per cent record in the process.

A remarkable 26 goals came in just two games as two major blowouts took the headlines in the Leeds Sports Centre Division Three, writes Oliver Roby.

In an extraordinary afternoon of action, Yorkshire Black Rose hammered Millshaw Park Rangers 14-0 to more than double their previous goal tally for the season.

Despite a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Moortown Ablion just a week previously, the Stanmore Terrace side produced a stunning performance, bulging the net 14 times without reply as they blew Rangers away to move above them and up to fifth in the table.

Smity Barz was in outstanding form, firing in six goals, while Charles Mills bagged a hat-trick.

And it was an equally impressive afternoon for Barwick Stallions, who triumphed 12-0 on the road at Temple.

Jamie Winstanley, Gary Crossley and Kieran Dunn all scored hat-tricks, while Jamie Coultas took home a brace before Luke Campey’s goal completed the rout which sent Stallions into the top four.

Elsewhere, FC Horsforth Saints remain at the summit of the league on Sunday after a hard-earned 4-2 away win at Northern Star.

Peter Derbyshire and Ryan Baren scored first half goals before a late double courtesy of Richard Hall and Daniel Tasker meant scores from Joshua Charlesworth and Keiran Deighan meant little.

Finally, Wortley Knights enjoyed a 3-2 home win against Republica Internationale.

Mark Binns, Jamie Rowson and James Murray cancelling out goals from Seamus Lundy and Mark Mitchell.

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