Leeds Combination/Leeds Sunday: Arms are third in table after leapfrogging top-four rivals

Robert Holt shoots for Penda's against Water Into Beer
Robert Holt shoots for Penda's against Water Into Beer
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Pendas Arms leapfrogged opponents Water Into Beer in the Leeds Combination Division Two with an emphatic 9-4 victory to move into third place.

Hat-tricks from Dave Turner and Robert Holt put Pendas in control, whilst Paul Baker grabbed a brace and Graham Fox also added. For Water Into Beer the Arjomandkhah brothers, Baz and Yusef both scored, the former grabbing a double. Richie Eales also added one as they slipped to fourth.

Dave Turner has 20 goals from eight games this season, eight ahead of any other player in the league.

In Division One, Kippax Welfare moved top of the table as they drew 1-1 at fourth place Waggon Athletic. Nath Newton struck for the home side but Tom Micklethwaite’s goal ensures Welfare go top.

In Division Three top of the league Garforth Villa ran riot as they defeated bottom side Lovell Park 14-0. Ten of the haul came courtesy of two players as Jonpaul Sharpe smashed six in, while Alex Bracken scored four. Jack Scott, Ben Hopkins, Jamie Scott and an own goal completed the rout.

South Leeds Independent made it four wins from five games this season as they also got into double figures with a 10-1 victory over AFC Travellers. Mark McInall scored four and top scorer Daniel Bray scored a hat-trick. Shaun Hamill chipped in with a brace and Nathan Sefton also notched for the impressive Independent. James Wardle grabbed a consolation.

Bedford Arms Wakefield won a enthralling game 6-5 away at Amaranth Twenty13. The League’s second top goalscorer this season Macauley Riley struck a hat-trick but his treble plus goals from Luke Rudd and Jake Pennington was not enough for the home side. A hat-trick from Bedford’s Scott Reyner and goals from Sam Watson, Oliver Gibson and a decisive own goal made the difference.

With many of the Combination sides involved in cup action this weekend, Jubilee Premier action returns next weekend as Halton Moor take on Leeds City Rovers.

The two bottom sides, Rothwell Town and AFC Hanover Arms, will be looking for their first points of the current season.

In the Premier Division, next weekend sees top side Yeadon Veterans host ninth-placed New Pudsey. The Veterans are top only by goal difference from Pudsey Liberal Club and Queenswood Crusaders who take on Churchwell Lions and Great Northern Pudsey respectively.

In the Leeds Sunday League Premier Division, the sole game saw bottom side East End Park WMC remain without a point this season as they were beaten by Chapel Street Whites 3-2. Terry Tomlinson and Lee Fowler had East End Park in a good position.

But they were let down at the back as Terry Palmer struck twice for Chapel Street and Chris Naylor also scored as Chapel Street picked up their second win of the season.

In Division One, Corpus Christi climbed to second in the table with a 5-0 thrashing of Western Juniors.

Phil Jarvis scored a hat-trick against his former club and was joined on the scoresheet by Stuart Scales and Jonathan Meredith.

Elsewhere in the division, Halfway moved up to fourth following a comfortable 4-0 win over Acorn Bramley.

Jerry Novotny was at the double as Dale Hague and Adam Pullford also added to the win.

Next weekend Wykebeck Arms United can go top of the Premier if they defeat East End Park.

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