Leeds Combination: Five-star Rothwell racing clear of division drop spots

Luke Donnelly left of Churwell tackles Chris thornton of South Leeds Independant
Luke Donnelly left of Churwell tackles Chris thornton of South Leeds Independant
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ROTHWELL TOWN raced away from the Jubilee Premier dropzone with Sunday’s 5-0 demolition of visiting AFC Hanover Arms.

Scott Carter’s treble was backed up by strikes from Andy Payne and Tom Carter to kick Rothwell three points clear of trouble. Hanover remain bottom of the pile.

At the other end of the table, Belle Isle WMC moved fourth after being awarded a home walkover from their clash with sixth-placed AFC Morley.

Pudsey Liberal Club are the new leaders of the Premier Division following a 5-1 success at home to local rivals Pudsey Juniors Old Boys.

The home side’s John Mallinson, Liam Mallinson, Paul McMullen, Rick Simpson and Greg Seargeant all bagged one each with Old Boys dropping to sixth despite a Matty Donaldson strike.

Liberal Club deposed Yeadon Veterans who were upset 5-1 at fifth-placed Main Line Social. A Lewis Higgins goal failed to save the visitors.

AFC Horsforth also moved fourth as a Shaun Denigan effort proved the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at bottom club Great Northern Pudsey.

In Division One, leaders Horsforth Fairweather were held to a 2-2 draw by sixth-placed visitors New Parnaby. Rob Wilson and Jamie McCafferty hit home for Horsforth but a Jamie Davis penalty and Robin Williams strike ensured a share of the spoils.

Daisy jumped to second with a 4-2 triumph at home to fellow high-flyers Kippax Welfare. A Fidel Mholo treble and Shane Collins strike sent Kippax down to third.

In the relegation fight, Manston Wanderers jumped above Swillington Welfare into ninth with a 2-1 success away from home. Swillington were on target through a Manston own goal but still dropped to second bottom.

In Division Two, New Ireland Wood moved third with a 3-2 verdict at third-bottom Chapel Allerton Wanderers for whom goals from Jordan Bassue and Jack Roscoe were in vain. A Martin Ross double and Mark Potter strike did the business for the visitors.

Pendas Arms dropped to second after a 2-2 draw at eighth-placed New White Hart for whom Carlton Binks and Aaron Johnson struck. Paul Baker’s brace gave Pendas a point but they now trail Water Into Beer who were awarded a home walkover against rock bottom New Unicorn Reserves.

Honours were even at second-bottom Gardners Arms where fifth-placed Commercial netted through Jordan Webb to cancel out a James Murphy strike. In Division Three, Amaranth Twenty13 jumped to fifth by hammering bottom club visitors Lovell Park 10-0. Liam Brown, Danny Blackburn, Macauley Riley and Zander Martin all notched braces with Josh Milsted and Andy Woods adding one each.

Leaders Seacroft Green trounced third-bottom visitors Royal Park 8-0 with doubles from Stuart Tetley, Peter Benn and Luke Hunter plus goals from Liam Gales and Gary Crossley.

Garforth Villa stayed second as braces from Jamie Scott and James Potter plus an own goal gave them a 5-1 win at second-bottom Bedford Arms Wakefield whose Paul Clarkson netted.

Third-placed South Leeds Independent lost ground as two goals each from Jordan Bereton and Mark Simpson plus an Ash Oates strike gave Churwell Lions A a 5-4 triumph to move them sixth. But efforts from Chris Wilson, Gordon Booth and an own goal were in vain for fourth-placed AFC Travellers who were undone 5-3 by a visiting Leodis United side who now sit seventh.

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