Leeds Combination: Four-star Ovington steers Belle Isle to victory

Jamie Francis, of Horsforth Fairweather, shows off his skills. PIC: Steve Riding
Jamie Francis, of Horsforth Fairweather, shows off his skills. PIC: Steve Riding
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Belle Isle WMC took the headlines from Sunday’s Jubilie Premier fixtures after a stunning 9-2 away win at Horsforth Fairweather.

Chris Ovington led the way with four goals, alongside braces for Kris Robertshaw and James Kitson, Scott Burns adding extra gloss to the scoreline.

Elsewhere, Hope Inn Whites kicked off their winter campaign in style, overcoming Leeds City Rovers 4-0 at home. Goals from Joshua McLean and Daniel Stimpson laid the platform before substitute Daniel Maw bagged a double, while Fidel Mhlolo got the only goal as Pudsey Liberal Club moved up to second in the table with a steely 1-0 win over HT Sports.

Finally, Luke Grant’s pair of goals helped Seacroft WMC pick up their first three points of the year courtesy of a 2-1 home win against Chapeltown Fforde Grene.

In the Premier Division, South Leeds Independent Sunday produced arguably the shock of the round to bounce back from last week’s 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Main Line Social, by pulling off an 8-1 triumph against Garforth Villa.

Rhys Bale-Evans netted twice alongside goalscoring performances from Liam Connolly, Daniel Harrison, Graham Stockdale and substitute Martin Ellis, while Joe Childerson took home a double from the bench.

In-form Main Line had two-goal hero Carl Feehan to thank as his side produced a hard-fought 2-0 away win at Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday, as Jamal Phillips bagged a hat-trick in Badri’s first win of the season, a 4-0 triumph over Colton.

The second tier also saw home wins for JB Celtic, beating New Parnaby 5-2, and Queenswood Crusaders, 5-3 winners against Hare and Hounds.

KKS Zubry stole the show in Division One with a 7-1 win at Pendas Arms, Marcus Lirub notching a treble, while there were wins for Oulton Athletic, 3-2 at Kippax Band Club, and Garforth Sports and Social, who were 2-1 victors at Original Oak.

And New Pudsey won 4-3 against Chapel Allerton, while Swillington Welfare claimed a 1-0 victory at home to Amarath.

Two 5-6 scorelines caught the eye in Division Two as Matt Welsh scored five in Beechwood Sundays’ win at East Leeds AFC. Not to be outdone, Waterintobeer overcame Sporting Pudsey by the same score on the road.

In a day of success for the travelling sides, Bedford Arms beat Corpus Christi 5-2, while Brick were 3-2 winners at Bramley Town, alongside a 5-2 away win for Millshaw Park Rangers against AFC Travellers.

Finally, Barwick Stallions were stand-outs in Division Three, winning 7-0 at Millshaw Park Rangers Reserves to pick up their first win of the season.