A Jason Davis treble fired HT Sports to a 4-2 win over Chapletown Fforde Grene at Lawns Lane, their third consecutive victory in the Jubilee Premier.
Davis’ hat-trick and Sam Hewitt’s effort were more than enough for Lee Connor’s side, who are well placed with three games in hand on their rivals to beat Chapletown whose replies came through Joel Hughes and Kaydon Fishley. In the top tier’s other game, inconsistent Seacroft WMC put daylight between themselves and bottom club Horsforth Fairweather by winning 4-1 at Hough Side. The hosts’ goals came through Mark Hill, Ryan Robinson, Luke Coates and Ryan Harwood.
In the Premier, Main Line Social march on and maintained their perfect record with a 4-2 defeat of fourth-placed Queenswood Crusaders. Bradley Francis-White, one of the main reasons why Main Line are eight wins from eight, took his tally for the season to 12, while Brad Sharrocks and Andy Horsman also got their names on the scoresheet at Western Flatts.
Second-placed Whitkirk Wanderers kept the heat on the leaders with a 4-1 win over Bramley, in which former York City reserves hot shot Kingsley Wetherald took home the match ball with three goals.
There were plenty of goals around, as strugglers New Parnaby were held 3-3 by improving bottom club Hare and Hounds, while South Leeds Independent drew 4-4 with Colton.
In Division One, fourth-placed Leodis United again proved admirable competitors, eking out a 2-2 draw from league leaders Amaranth Sundays. The newly-promoted side from Whitkirk, who pushed Jubilee Premier royalty Pudsey Liberal Club all the way in their Sanford Cup tie, had Jordan Mudd and Lee McKenzie to thank for their point.
In-form Kippax Band Club pegged back second spot Swillington Welfare’s with a 1-1 draw, earned by Daniel Birkin’s goal. New Pudsey put lowly Original Oak to the sword, with 11-goal Ashley Forber’s treble foremost in an 8-3 thrashing.
Struggling with one win in five, KKS Zubry fell 3-0 at Garforth Sports and Social. In the third tier’s final clash, a mid-table tussle between Oulton Athletic and FC Broadway ended all square. Runaway leaders Beechwood Sundays put their immutable stamp on Division Two, cutting challengers Waterintobeer down 7-2. Barry Edwards netted three and Craig McDonagh, Lincoln Mabs, Craig Walker and Liam Gales also scored.
FC West Leeds flickered into life, earning their first point of the season at the fifth attempt with a gutsy 3-3 draw with Millshaw Park Rangers – thanks chiefly to three goals from Chris Parkin. Brick beat Bedford Arms Wakefield 5-2, Sporting Pudsey upset the formbook to defeat Commercial HQ and Paul Cuthbertson hit five in East Leeds’ 7-1 victory over AFC Travellers.
In the bottom tier, Barwick Stallions are the team to watch having won their last six, and they kept this up beating Wortley Knights 6-2. There were also wins for Yorkshire Black Rose, FC Horsforth Saints, West Leeds reserves, Halfway and Acorn (Bramley).
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The only game in the Terry Pears Premier Division at the weekend saw Harehills WMC edge to a dramatic 5-4 victory at RXA Red Star.
Harehills raced into a two-goal lead thanks to efforts from Ricky Smith and Daniel Juhasz only for the home side to hit back to level matters.
Harehills then took control of the game and netted another three times before the break to lead 5-2.
The Harehills goals were netted by Robin Webster, Chris Ball and David Silverwood.
Red Star got back into the game in the second half and scored twice to make the score 5-4 and ensure a frenetic finale but Harehills held on to claim all three points.
The Red Star scorers were Ashley Anderson (2), Shane Anderson and Joe Walker.
In the Hope Members Cup there were two games in Group A where the Cup favourites Chapeltown Fforde Grene were comfortable 6-1 winners at home to East End Park WMC.
All six of the Chapeltown goals came from Kieron Goodison who had a match to remember.
Paul Sykes scored East End Park’s consolation goal.
In the other Group A game two sides from the Championship Division met at Osmondthorpe Rec, and it was the visitors Woodcock that went away 2-0 winners. Woodcock’s goals came from Danny Alcock and Luke Henderson.
In a Group B game another two Championship Division sides met at Stanningley Park with the visitors West Leeds Wortley running out 4-2 winners over Bramley Villager.
Aaron Batley was in fine form for the winners as he hit a hat- trick with Matty Wheeldon also netting.
The Bramley goals came from Matthew Lofthouse and Danny Robinson.
Next Sunday in the Barrass Cup Harehills WMC host Richmond Hill while RXA Red Star travel to play SB United.
In Group A of the Hope Members Cup East End Park WMC take on Western Juniors while Chapeltown Fforde Grene make the trip to Woodcock.