Leeds Combination: Clouds darken over Grene after Fairweather surprise

Michael O'Brian shoots wide for Colton against Hare and Hounds.
Michael O'Brian shoots wide for Colton against Hare and Hounds.
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champions Chapeltown Fforde Grene’s frustrations continued on Sunday as bottom club Horsforth Fairweather bagged their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Norma Hutchinson Park.

Anthony Bell was at the double for Horsforth who stay bottom of the pile but now level on points with second-bottom Leeds City Rovers.

Chapeltown host second- tier outfit Colton in the County Sunday Cup this weekend with Colton warming up for this weekend’s visit to Fforde with a 3-2 win at bottom-club Hare & Hounds in the sole surviving game in the Premier. Goals from Ashley Bell, Ben Clark and Mikey O’Brien outweighed the home efforts of Danny Walker and Andrew Mannion.

In Division One, New Pudsey moved top after obliging 4-3 at seventh-placed FC Broadway through a double from James Allen plus goals from Ashley Forber and Jamie Nolan. Goals from Jack Downes, Az Myers and Luke Boyes failed to save the hosts.

Similarly, a double from John Sykes failed to save Leodis United from sliding to fifth after a 4-2 loss at home to Garforth Sports & Social who moved fourth.

East Leeds moved top of Division Two with a 6-1 win at home to fourth-bottom Corpus Christi in which Paul Cuthbertson, Nicholas McGreavy, Dalton Sanderson, Terry Palmer, Adam Kerrigan and Simon Doughty netted one each. Liam Attwood struck for the visitors.

Brick went third by beating visiting Millshaw Park Rangers 4-3 despite the away efforts of scorers Adam Jarrett, Scott Carter and Tom Snowden.

Sporting Pudsey are up to fifth after Chris Blackburn, Adam Shaw, Stephen Kelsey and Kevin Saynor all connected in a 4-2 win at home to AFC Travellers who struck through Gordon Booth and Nylle Rosendale.

Second-bottom Bramley Town saw off ninth-placed visitors Commercial HQ with a brace from Richard Manning plus goals from Marc Wilson, Karras Spaven and Mitchell Dixon in the face of an away Nick Sutcliffe strike.

Division Three leaders FC Horsforth Saints enjoyed a 6-0 cruise at home to AFC Elford while Halfway moved sixth with an 11-1 romp at Millshaw Park Rangers Reserves.

Halfway’s Scott Goodall hit a treble, added to by braces from Lee Longbottom, Dale Hague and Adam Pullford plus a goal each from Jack Ellis and Adam Prince in the face of a home strike from Wes Williams.

Yorkshire Black Rose drew 3-3 with visiting Wortley Knights with Jose Flores and Carl Lewis notching twice and once respectively for the hosts.