Leeds Combination League: Rare loss for Sports could be a costly slip

Match action from Horsforth Fairweather v  Kippax (SR1003/34e). PIC: Steve Riding
Match action from Horsforth Fairweather v Kippax (SR1003/34e). PIC: Steve Riding
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ChapelTown Fforde Grene extended their lead in the Jubilee Premier League after inflicting a second defeat of the season on fierce rivals HT Sports.

The league-leaders ran out 4-2 victors after a Fernando Moke brace and goals from Dan Sheriff, Dom Blair out-weighed strikes from Steve Palfrey and Barry Danby.

Chapeltown now lead by five points, but have played a game more than second-placed Seacroft.

Seacroft WMC Athletic suffered their first league defeat of the season at the hands of Belle Isle WMC, who ran out with a convincing 3-0 victory.

A Stephen Crawford double and Iain McBurney single gave the home side a comfortable win, and takes them up to third place just two points away from the weekends opponents.

Halton Moor took advantage of the top sides playing against each other and comfortably dispatched Rothwell Town Sunday 3-1, away.

Michael Walpole scored for the hosts but it was in vein as Halton struck through Paulie Graham, Tom Claisse and Mark Whittam to take all three points.

The result moves Halton Moor up to fourth place after HT Sports slip up at Chapeltown Fforde Grene, and really condenses the top five as we enter the run in of the season.

In the Leeds Combination Premier League Pudsey Liberal kept up their impressive form when they scraped past Main Line Social 2-1.

John Mallinson made the difference once again by bagging a brace for his side to extend their lead to 13 points.

Yeadon Veterans hammered Great Northern Pudsey 7-2 to keep their title hopes alive.

A hat-trick from Andy Carlton sent them on their way, while Scott Firth bagged a brace.

Andy Clarke and Steve Middleton rounded off the goals for Yeadon.

The Veterans look to have found their form again after back-to-back defeats at the end of February seriously hampered their title challenge.

The second-placed side have scored 14 goals in their last two league games.

Beeston St Anthony’s Sunday pulled off a shock 3-2 win over Queenswood Crusaders.

Graham Stockdales’ hat-trick inspired Beeston to a crucial win after James Burgess and Daniel Sandoval struck for the visitors.

Beeston are now well clear of the relegation zone and will fancy back-to-back wins when they take on AFC Horsforth this weekend.

Queenswood drop to third after the shock result, only their third defeat of the season.

AFC Horsforth were thrashed at home by JB Celtic 5-1.

Will Lawrence scored a solitary goal for the hosts but goals from Oliver Carter, James Kemp, Matty Dalton and a Steve Wells brace ensured a comfortable win for the visitors who move up to fifth in the league.

In Division One Horsforth Fairweather displayed their prowess with a dominant 3-0 win over third-placed Kippax Welfare Sunday.

Dave Scott, Simon Parker and Steve Skillern were all on song for Horsforth who keep their nine point lead intact. Waggon Athletic clung on to stay in the title race, edging out Daisy 3-2.

Nathan Chadwick and Shane Collins struck for the hosts but a Danny Walker brace and Craig Tawton goal were enough for all three points.

Engine were too strong for visiting side Old Ball FC, winning 4-2 after a brave performance from the visitors.

A Ste Keeling double and singles from Dan Bracewell and Aaron Myers ensured the win for Engine.

Manston Wanderers and Swillington Welfare played out a 1-1 stalemate.

Oulton Athletic went down at home to Colton 3-1.

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