Leeds Combination League: Relentless Main Line pull clear from rivals

Ricardo Brown scores the winner for Leodis United in the 2-1 win. Picture: Steve Riding.
Ricardo Brown scores the winner for Leodis United in the 2-1 win. Picture: Steve Riding.
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MAIN LINE SOCIAL continued their relentless march to the Jubliee Premier as a 6-0 triumph at bottom club Hare & Hounds made it nine wins out of nine in the second tier.

Adam Fowler bagged a hat-trick and Brad Francis-White a double to go with an Ash Williamson strike as Social moved 14 points clear of Whitkirk Wanderers, who have three games in hand. But Social continue to lead the chasing pack a merry dance and will look for their 10th win out of 10 at home to second-bottom New Parnaby this weekend.

After second-placed Whitkirk, a point further back in third are Queenswood Crusaders, who obliged 4-2 at South Leeds Independents with a Daniel Sandoval brace, a Daniel Briscoe strike and an own goal. Liam Connelly and Graham Stockdale netted for the hosts.

Another three points back in fourth are AFC Bramley who savoured a 4-2 success at a JB Celtic side who drop to fifth.

Dave Thornton’s treble proved the difference in addition to an Aaron Storke strike as a Daniel King effort and an own goal failed to save the hosts.

There was no action in the Jubilee Premier owing to both County Sunday Cup action and also the weather which postponed HT Sports’ hosting of Seacroft WMC.

HT are scheduled to host bottom-of-the-table Fairweather this weekend with current leaders Pudsey Liberal Club at home to champions Chapeltown Fforde Grene.

In Division One, a 4-2 win for Swillington Welfare allowed the East Leeds side to leapfrog their hosts New Pudsey to take the lead at the top.

Welfare, who have a game in hand on their rivals and have lost in only one of their league fixtures so far this season, may not have tasted victory had it not been for the half-time introduction of Guy Stewart, who was on hand to bag a late match-winning brace.

Jamie Scott and Kyle Andrew also netted for Welfare with Ashley Forber and Tom Stewart replying for Pudsey.

Elsewhere, Original Oak claimed their first point of the season with a shock 2-2 draw at fourth-placed Garforth, who were looking for their fourth consecutive win.

Only two wins separate third place from ninth in a packed mid-table, and hosts Leodis United took advantage of a lacklustre FC Broadway to move fourth after a 2-1 win thanks to Ricardo Brown and Lee McKenzie.

Oulton Athletic moved further out of the relegation dogfight with a 2-1 win at KKS Zubry, who remain in ninth place on seven points.

In the second tier, a Dave Thornton hat-trick was the catalyst for AFC Bramley’s leapfrogging of JB Celtic. Killian Mabey struck for the visitors.

Carter hits magnifcent seven to sink Commercial

SCOTT CARTER smashed a seven-timer as Millshaw Park Rangers moved fifth in Division Two with an 11-1 spanking of third-bottom visitors Commercial HQ.

An Issac Denney double plus goals from Kieran Birdsall and Tom Snowden piled on the misery for Commercial, whose sole response was an own goal.

Second-bottom AFC Travellers slipped to an even heavier 12-1 thrashing at home to mid-table Bramley Town.

Kris Robson scored a hat-trick for Bramley to go with doubles from Marc Wilson, Richard Manning and Scott Barlow, plus strikes from Brian Edwards, Scott Kirk and an own goal. Gordon Booth bagged the Travellers consolation.

A Lee Shearer hat-trick enhanced Waterintobeer’s title claims as his side went second with a 4-2 win over Brick. Andy Griffiths was also on target for Waterintobeer as Brick dropped to fourth.

The bottom tier saw unbeaten Moortown Albion join the goalscoring party as they moved second with an 11-3 win at bottom club AFC Elford.

Craig Fish netted a double hat-trick, supported by a double for Ben Walker, plus goals from Stuart Talbot, Reece George and Liam Fenteman. Barba Rohman’s treble was in vain for the hosts.

Leaders Horsforth Saints crushed second-bottom visitors Millshaw Park Rangers Reserves 9-0 led by four Jack Pennington strikes.

Yorkshire Black Rose won 4-2 at Northern Star thanks to a Daniel Smith double, a Jose Flores strike and an own goal in the face of home replies from Kieron Dieghan and Luke Knott. Halfway were also 6-0 victors at Temple.