Halton Moor overcome adversity to claim opening day win

Joel Hughes makes a run for Chapeltown Fforde Grene against Pudsey Liberals.
Joel Hughes makes a run for Chapeltown Fforde Grene against Pudsey Liberals.
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Halton Moor had a day to remember as they enjoyed a perfect start to their Jubilee Premier campaign on Sunday.

Despite hosting the match, Moor went into the game as underdogs after raising just 11 players, but they overcame their lack of substitutes in style, running out 2-1 winners against Horsforth Fairweather; Ashley Westcarr and Glen Wood with the goals.

But it is Belle Isle who sit top of the embryonic table after Chris Ovington’s penalty helped them to a 2-1 win over Seacroft WMC.

In the top tier’s other fixture, the spoils were shared between Chapeltown Fforde Grene and Pudsey Liberal Club, Dan Sheriffe and Brandon Baldwin with the goals.

Elsewhere, in the Premier Division, Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday are in top spot after a stunning 8-1 win at Colton.

Jordan Booth, Kingsley Wetherald and Taylor Starkey netted a goal each, with Oliver Mallinson bagging a brace, but George Clarke proved to be the star of the show as he notched a hat-trick from the bench.

And Main Line Social claimed an equally impressive win, beating South Leeds Independent Sunday 7-0 at Western Flatts Park; Bradley Francis-White netting a hat-trick alongside a four-goal haul for Adam Fowler.

JB Celtic claimed an away victory in a thriller against Hare and Hounds, running out 4-3 winners on the back a fine treble from Matthew Dalton, as Aidan Philip scored a first-half goal but was sent off late on in AFC Bramley’s hard-fought 3-2 win against Badri, while Garforth Villa drew 1-1 with Queenswood Crusaders.

Ricardo Brown scored a hat-trick as Leodis United stole the Division One show with a superb 8-1 win at Chapel Allerton, but Andy Mannion’s treble for Pendas Arms wasn’t enough as his side slipped to a 4-3 defeat at Garforth Sports and Social.

KKS Zubry drew 2-2 with New Pudsey, while Amaranth’s Kallum Lonh scored twice in a 4-2 away win for his side over Kippax.

Bramley Town fired a warning to the rest of Division Two with a 6-1 win at AFC West Leeds, while a Liam Gale hat-trick featured in a 4-2 win for Beechwood against Corpus Christi, as Bedford Arms Wakefield won 4-0 against AFC Travellers.

Moortown Albion hold top spot in Division Three after a 7-1 thrashing of FC West Leeds Reserves, but Wortley Knights are hot on their heels as they hammered Northern Star 8-2.

Republica Internationale won 4-2 at Elford but there were home wins for Acorn, 2-0 against Halfway, and FC Horsforth Saints, who overcame Barwick Stallions 3-1.

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Last season’s Leeds Sunday League Terry Pears Premier Division Champions Chapeltown Fforde Grene travelled to near neighbours Harehills WMC and the clubs served up a rarity in local football a 0-0 draw.

The runners up last season East End Park WMC got their new season off to a winning start with a 3-1 home win at Skelton Road over SB United. The clubmen had Paul Sykes (2) and Danny Betteridge netting.

East Leeds Celtic got their Championship Division campaign off to a winning start with a 4-2 victory over AFC Woodcock. Luke Rudd (2), Joe Phillips and Dale Venables getting the Celtic goals with the Woodcock reply coming from Lee Clark and Matty Jackson.

West Leeds Wortley and Halfway House Bramley served up a seven-goal thriller at New Farnley Rec. It was the home side West Leeds who came out on top by 4-3. They were helped by an own goal that went with efforts from Mark Ferguson, Brad Melville and Matthew Cunningham. The Halfway scorers being James Penman, Wayne Stevenson and Ryan Dennis. Newcomers Kirkstall Crusaders started their life in the league with a 2-0 home win over West Leeds Armley. Goals came from Kyle Wilcock and Daniel Smith.

Bramley Villagers entertained Western Juniors and it ended all square at two goals each. Netting for the home side were Luke Kernechan and Dean Wood with the Western reply coming from Danny Walker and Danny Kerrigan.

Meanwhile, Ferrybridge Progressive had to settle for a point after being held to a 1-1 draw by FC Byram Munich in the Castleford Sunday League’s Premier Division.

Elsewhere in the top division, Castleford Town beat Railway Inn 3-2, Pontefract Squash defeated Nevison Leap 9-1, FC Anglers drew 1-1 with AFC Royal Oak and Nags HFC beat Queens Head 2-1.

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Defending champions St John Fisher got off to a flying start as the Heavy Woollen Sunday League got under way last week with an 8-1 win at Oakwell Motel.

Blake Maude led the way with four goals, Rob Hiscox bagged a hat-trick with Rob Bordman completing the tally. Johnny Beverley hit Oakwell’s consolation. Kieran Corley scored a hat-trick as newly promoted Midfield Town won 5-1 at Millbridge WMC, Adam Brown and Chris Meeson accounted for the other Town goals.

Another promoted side also had a good win as Mount Pleasant hammered Overthorpe Sports Club 5-1 thanks to strikes from Mohammed Patel (two), Adam Rawat, Ismail Loonat and Uzair Kola. Andy Bates netted for Overthorpe. Woodkirk Valley also made a perfect start beating Woodman Batley Carr 3-1. Chris McGuire, Jonny Downey and Matthew Moon netted for Woodkirk with Jordan Keesh replying for Woodman.

Birkenshaw and AFC Chickenley shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Dale Wright scoring for Birkenshaw and Michael Chadwick replying for the visitors.

In the Championship, St John Fisher Reserves are top of the pile after a hat-trick from Chris Thornton and a Jonny Ginnelly brace saw them win 5-2 at home to Deighton WMC, who replied through Kirk Smith and Darren Williams.

Birstall St Patricks won 4-1 against Ravenswharfe as Matthew Glynn (2), Graham Fahey and Matthew Orme all found the target.

Sam Hewitt replied for Ravenswharfe.

Alex Barnes and Danny Laidlaw both scored as Hartshead won 2-1 at Marsh (Jordan Tailford). Heckmondwike Sports Club won 1-0 at Clifton Rangers thanks to Craig White’s strike.

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