Leeds Combination League: Rovers get one over on Fforde for a ninth win

New Pudsey's Dave Thornton is tackled by Bramley's Danny Jacklyn during Sunday's Division One encounter. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
New Pudsey's Dave Thornton is tackled by Bramley's Danny Jacklyn during Sunday's Division One encounter. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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Leeds City Rovers gained their ninth victory of the season after triumphing 5-3 at sixth-placed Chapeltown Fforde Grene in the weekend’s only Jubilee Premier fixture.

Joe Clarke (2), Jonathan Bullivant, Alhassane Keita and Ferdinand Annor all found the net for the away side. Chapeltown’s replies came through Fernando Moke (2) and Dan Sherrife.

Joe Hirst, of New Pudsey, challenges Bramley's Scott Barlow.
PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Joe Hirst, of New Pudsey, challenges Bramley's Scott Barlow. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

HT Sports progressed to the Sanford Cup semi-finals with a 5-2 victory away at Kirkstall Crusaders. Steve Palfrey hit a hat-trick for the visitors, with Barry Frankland and Jason Davis also netting.

In the Premier, sixth-place Hunslet Parnaby obliged 8-2 at home to seventh-placed FC Broadway. Miller Davis hit a hat-trick for the home side while Jamie Davis (2), Richard Wheelhouse, Luke O’Malley and Jason Helm also got on the scoresheet for the hosts. Luke Boyes’ brace for Broadway proved mere consolation.

Colton moved fourth after edging a 5-4 victory at home to Chapeltown Fforde Grene Reserves. Strikes from Michael O’Brien, Jonny Schofield, and an Ashley Bell hat-trick ensured the win, despite replies from Chapeltown through Azekya Jeffers (2), Daryl Beduea, and Tyrone Ottley.

In Division One, Chapel Allerton moved within two points of the leaders after a 4-0 home triumph over fifth-placed Halton. Will Abbott, Jordan Bassue and Dave Martyn (2) all struck to secure the points.

New Pudsey's Dave Thornton gets a header on goal past Bramley's Kristopher Robson.
 PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

New Pudsey's Dave Thornton gets a header on goal past Bramley's Kristopher Robson. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Strikes from Michael Hartley and Kyle Jeffery were not enough to prevent seventh-place Commercial HQ succumbing to a 5-2 defeat at home to fourth-placed Millshaw Park Rangers. Leaders New Pudsey obliged 4-1 at home to Bramley Town thanks to efforts from Levi Forber (2), Brodhi Wilkinson and James Allan.

In Division Two, Acorn edged a tight home encounter 5-4 against second-bottom FC West Leeds. Mickie Fletcher scored a brace for the home side, along with strikes from John Brooke, Josh Simpson and Peter Gittings. West Leeds replied through Dave Grey, Mark Jackson and Connor Pickard (2).

West Yorkshire Falcons succumbed to a 4-1 defeat away at FC Horsforth Saints. Tim Wambunya’s strike for the away side proved only a consolation as Azzaro, Whiteley, Hall and an own goal secured the points for Saints.

Fifth-place Corpus Christi obliged 3-2 at Halfway thanks to strikes from Liam Attwood, Jonathan Meredith and Phil Jarvis. Halfway replied through Dale Hague-Fisher and Danny Broadhead.

A Mickie Day brace couldn’t prevent a home defeat for Pudsey Athletic who succumbed 5-2 to third-place Sporting Pudsey.

In Division 3A, the points were shared in the 1-1 draw between hosts Halfway House Bramley and sixth-placed New Moorside. Kurtis Hayes’ strike for Bramley was cancelled out by Adrian Robertson for the visitors.

Leaders East End Park WMC triumphed 3-0 at home to eighth-placed AFC Travellers.

In Division 3B, an own goal helped secure a point for Bramley Villagers in their 2-2 draw with second-place Bramley Town Reserves. Strikes from Tom Carter (2), Wes Williams and Josh Goodwin were all in vain for Millshaw Park Rangers Reserves.

They went down 5-4 away at sixth-place West Leeds Bramley. Woodcock obliged 3-2 at home to fifth-place Western Juniors thanks to a strike from Kyle Walker and a Ben Howarth brace.

CATCH ME: Beechwood's Barry Edwards breaks through the East Leeds defence.. Picture: Simon Hulme

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