Leeds Combination: Fforde find top gear at exactly the right time

Leeds Combination action from 'Amaranth Twenty 13 v New Unicorn. PIC: Steve Riding
Leeds Combination action from 'Amaranth Twenty 13 v New Unicorn. PIC: Steve Riding
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CHAMPIONS Chapeltown Fforde received the perfect boost ahead of this weekend’s FA Sunday Cup semi-final as a 5-2 beating of visiting Queenswood Crusaders sent them top of the Jubliee Premier.

A Joel Hughes hat-trick together with strikes from Dom Blair and Tinque Fishley brought up the Grene nap hand with Dan Redfearn and Jayden Armstrong on target for Queenswood who now sit bottom. Chapeltown’s afternoon then got even better when they discovered former leaders HT Sports had been felled 2-1 at relegation-battling Belle Isle WMC.

Efforts from Lee Jaques and J O’Neill sealed Belle Isle’s second league win of the season and HT now trail Fforde by a point.

HT netted through player manager Lee Connor’s spot kick and Connor fumed: “It was a shocking day for us and Belle Isle deserved their win. We were awful”.

Halton Moor are just a further point back in third after a 3-0 triumph at home to fifth-placed Leeds City Rovers. Moor’s Jay Kitchen, Stephen Copley and Ste Mallory all bagged a goal each.

In the Premier Division, Barwick Sunday beat Original Oak 7-4 after a hat-trick from Shaun Mallory helped them seal all three points.

Daniel Maw’s brace and strikes from Arron High and Josh McClean gave the visitors the win. Jo Crossfield, Jon Hart, Lee Gormley and John Short all scored for the hosts.

Waggon Athletic recorded a 5-1 win over rivals Pudsey Juniors Old Boys, after a hat-trick from Danny Walker and individual strikes from Simon Gould and Shaun Mitchell. Dave Thornton scored a consolation penalty for the hosts.

Daisy moved up to seventh after beating second-placed JB Celtic 3-2 at home. Brad Green, Liam Chadwick and Shane Collins all struck for the hosts, with Danny Firbank bagging a consolation brace for Celtic.

Fourth and fifth-placed Beeston St Anthonys Sunday and Main Line Social drew 1-1 with Steve Crawford scoring for Beeston.

Meanwhile in Division One, second-placed New Parnaby beat bottom side Waterintotobeer 7-6 with the hosts scoring through Joe Storey, Ben Watson, Richard Wheelhouse, Kyle Swithenback, a brace from Chris Storey and an own goal. Leaders Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday beat Commercial 3-1 after strikes from Kingsley Wetherald, Lee McKenzie and an own goal.

Garforth Villa beat Engine 3-0 at home after goals from Danny Waite, Adam Wood and Rob Fothergill,

A brace from Guy Stewart helped Swillington Welfare record a 3-1 victory over Farsley Twenty Tens. Seacroft beat Pendas Arms 2-1 through Peter Benn and Joe Johnson’s strikes.


AFC Bramley remain second in Division Two after braces from Lewis Mawson and Shane Hanson sealed a 5-2 victory over fourth-placed Chapel Allerton, writes DAISY YOUNG.

Oli Allan and Mark Freeman grabbed consolation goals for the visitors. Bramley now sit seven points behind leaders South Leeds Independent Sunday.

Leodis United recorded a 2-0 victory over Khalsa United thanks to Matthew Robinson’s brace. Leodis remain in sixth, whilst Khalsa sit ninth just two points above bottom side Horsforth Saints.

In Division Three, Kippax Band Club annihilated FC West Leeds 10-2 to stretch their lead at the top of the table to three points.

Four goals each from Tom Mick and Danny Page, alongside Mark Owen and Nicky Mooring’s strikes for the hosts whilst Chris Sharkey and Ash Jackson grabbed Leeds’ goals.

New Unicorn had two men sent off within the first 15 minutes of their 6-1 defeat against second-placed Amaranth Twenty 13.

Tony Cuthbertson, Jasiah Donaldson, Ben Wilkinson and a Danny Blackburn brace sealed the win, with Matt Johnson scoring for Unicorn.

Royal Park Leeds recorded a 1-0 victory over Millshaw Park Rangers with the goal coming from Tyrelle Marks.

In the Extra Cup Competition, Bedford Arms Wakefield narrowly beat Acorn (Bramley) 3-2 after goals from Ben Barstow, Ross O’Donnell and Joe Penman, to take them top of Group A. Chris Wilson and Rob McFarlane scored in Horsforth Saints 2-0 win over FC West Leeds in Group C.

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