WHITKIRK WANDERERS signalled an early sign of their title intent as Scott Jones’s treble lit up a 4-1 victory at Chapeltown Fforde Grene in the Leeds Combination League Jubilee Premier.
Nathan Keithley also netted as Wanderers made it a perfect three wins out of three.
Tnique Fishley’s strike proved in vain for Fforde, who sit sixth and with three points after their three games played.
Whitkirk are second on goal difference despite their perfect start after Hope Inn Whites stayed top with a 5-1 romp at Kirkstall Crusaders, who are down to fourth. Stewart Berry, Daniel Daly, Andrew Gallagher, Sebastian Brownrigg and Daniel Maw netted for Hope Inn.
HT Sports moved to third but are five points behind the top two after a 6-3 success at bottom of the table Leeds City Rovers, who are yet to pick up their first point. Jason Davis bagged a four-timer for HT, whose Baz Frankland and Lee Turner added a goal apiece.
Main Line Social moved up a place to second bottom as a 1-1 draw at third-bottom JB Celtic secured a first point of the campaign. A double from Bradley Francis-White plus strikes from Adam Fowler and Paul McMullen got Main Line up and running. A brace from John Mallinson, which was supported by strikes from Tom Hird and Matty Dalton, was enough to bag JB their second point of the season.
New Pudsey made it three wins out of three in the Premier with a 4-1 triumph at home to Swillington Welfare, who are bottom with zero points. Grant Jackson’s brace was supported by strikes from Jack Kitson and Brandon Baldwin for New Pudsey.
Second-placed Colton were held to a 2-2 draw third-bottom AFC Leodis, for whom Jordan Walker and Oliver Mallinson struck.
Michael O’Brien and Matthew Booth were the men on target for Colton, who now trail New Pudsey by two points.
East Leeds Celtic picked up their first win as Daniel Coates bagged all four goals, including a penalty, against Chapel Allerton, dropped to second bottom by being eclipsed 4-3.
Jason Watt’s double and Ronnie Hay’s strike proved not quite enough for the visitors.