Junior Football: Preston’s double ensures Hebden fail to bridge gap

Kirkstall Crusaders''Under 13s
Kirkstall Crusaders''Under 13s
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A BRACE from Curtis Preston helped Hall Green Under-16s to a 5-2 victory at Hebden Bridge.

Hall Green’s other goals came from Adam Margison, Dan Harder and man-of-the-match Caleb Batley.

Dominant North East Leeds Under-15s continued their march to the title with a 5-1 win over Wortley with goals coming from Jack Outterside, Kieran Priestley, Michal Jakajtis and man of the match Bonheur M’poassa (2).

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-15s edged out visitors Wrenthorpe Rangers 4-3 thanks to a brace apiece from strikers Faisal Sheikh and Paddy McGill.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-14s came from 2-1 down to defeat Wrenthorpe Wasps 5-1 thanks to unanswered goals from Caleb Masiyiwa (2) and man of the match Kasim Janghir (2). Captain Barney Mguni scored the other goal.

Wortley Under-14s continued their unbeaten league run with a 4-0 victory over Farsley Celtic courtesy of goals from James Cameron (2), Oscar Reddin and Hugo Faria – his first of the season.

Wrenthorpe Rangers Under-13s made it 13 goals in their last two games as they recorded their biggest victory of the season by defeating visiting Colton Juniors 7-1.

Mason Spencer (3), Aaron Huxley (3), and Robert Pretty were on target for the in-form Wrens, with Keshsv Nair being named as player of the match.

A poor 10-minute spell in the second half cost Hall Green Under-13s dearly as Overthorpe completed a 12-5 victory.

The game was evenly poised at 4-4 at half-time. Green’s goals coming from best attitude winner Jake Spry, Alex Waplington, an own goal and man-of-the-match Charlie Whale (2).

Two goals from Emily Sykes helped Hall Green Under-12s defeat second-placed Gommersal & Cleckheaton 3-1.

Green started quickly with a finely angled shot by Emily Sykes beating the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.

Less than two minutes later Dovydas Bertulis made it 2-0. But an unfortunate mix-up led to an own goal making the score to 2-1.

Some lovely second-half linking play between Dovydas Bertulis and Sykes resulted in Sykes scoring the third and clinching goal for Green. Joshua Topp was Player of the Match

The victory took Hall Green up to the 40 point mark in the league.

Amaranth Under-12s were 3-1 winners over Castleford White Rose U-13s in the Garforth Junior League Division Four.

The game never really got going until the 28th minute until Amaranth player Brad Raw half volleyed in from 20 yards out.

Straight after half-time interval, Castleford also scored a cracker when they scored from a free-kick 25 yards out.

This just spurred Amaranth into action with Brandon Morgan and James Lacey soon got on the scoresheet.

Colton Under-12s prolific goal-scorer William Lobley found the back of the net five times, and could have had several more goals, as the East Leeds team cruised to a 6-0 win against a Gipton side who started the day four places higher than them in the Garforth Junior League Division Three table.

Colton’s other goal was scored by substitute James Brady, with only errant finishing preventing a cricket score being racked up.

Middleton Park Under-12s sportingly dropped a man to the bench to face understrength eight-man Horsforth Galaxy in their top-four Garforth League Division Five encounter that went Middleton’s way 8-0.

Goals from Mason Buttle (2), Mason Crook (2), Jake Jones, Reece Sidebottom, Charlie Ingleson and man of the match Kaylum Finister took Middleton to joint top of the table.

Two quick goals from Netherton condemned Hall Green Under-11s to a 2-1 defeat.

Green took the lead just before half-time in a tight game. Cian Small won a free-kick which Keaton Harrison took and Roman Vintner did the rest with a perfect header into the top corner.

Green got caught on the break with a well taken goal in the second half and Netherton took the lead two minutes later. Green pushed to level the scores and almost succeeded but Cian Small’s shot went just wide. Green’s man of the match was Neel Rangoo.

Hall Green Under-10s struggled to find their usual form against a strong Hinley outfit and slipped to a 2-0 defeat.

Goalkeeper Joe Fletcher took the Autovaux man-of-the-match award for a string of superb saves which kept Greens well and truly in the game.

Kirkstall Crusaders Under-9s came from behind three times to beat Amaranth 5-3. Harrison Galdas-Smith (3), Peter Simpson and Mally Clark scored the goals.


Leeds Schools Under-13s put in a brave performance but came up just short in a 2-1 defeat to a York outfit full of academy players.

Leeds started strongly but it was York who took an early lead from the penalty spot after a York player was challenged in the box. The home side then doubled their lead when Leeds failed to clear a corner and when the ball was returned in the area, it was headed home.

Leeds replied swiftly. A corner was played short and Kian Linley crossed for Owen Hindley to head the ball home at the far post and make it 2-1.

Leeds pressed hard for an equaliser but the York keeper kept everything out.

Leeds City Boys Under-12s maintained their league title push with 1-1 draw against rivals Sheffield.

Leeds made a great start to the match and finally got the goal their play deserved just before half-time. A perfect corner taken from the right by Wilson-Gales dropped on to the head of Bostan, who scored.

Sheffield then came more into the game and in the last 10 minutes they earned their first corner of the match. It was from that set-piece that the home team scored through a lucky ricochet to level matters and the match ended 1-1.

Leeds Schools Under-11s A put in a scrappy display but hit back to grab a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw at York Under-11s .

A very rare mistake from keeper Fin Wade allowed a hopeful high ball into the six- yard box to spill to the feet of a lurking York striker who reacted quickly to nick the ball home to give the hosts the lead.

Leeds improved in the second half and a diagonal ball from Alfie Wilkinson found Charlie Costello and he cushioned the ball struck a superb left-foot shot into the bottom corner to make it 1-1.

The visitors then pushed for a winner but had to settle for a draw.

Leeds Schools Under-11s B left it late to seal a 3-2 victory against Huddersfield Schools Under-11s

Goals from Ross Allison and Daniel Hernandez gave Leeds a comfortable 2-0 lead but Huddersfield scored two goals in a minute to set up a pulsating finish. Then a cool finish from Hadleigh Speight gave Leeds the victory.