Leeds Combination: The only way is up for Moor after steamrollering Social

James French scores on the way to a hat-trick in a 6-2 Sanford Cup win for JB Celtic against AFC Bramley. PIC: Steve Riding
James French scores on the way to a hat-trick in a 6-2 Sanford Cup win for JB Celtic against AFC Bramley. PIC: Steve Riding
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HALTON Moor boss Danny Walsh fired a warning after Sunday’s 5-1 Sanford Cup cruise at Main Line Social, insisting: “it’s the first time the Moor has had a full side.”

Moor are third-bottom after one win and two defeats in an unpredictable Jubilee Premier but Walsh says his side showed their true colours in netting Sunday’s first-round nap hand.

Paul Graham was at the double for Moor whose Martin Dixon, Alex Wilson and David Stead also netted and the visitors then discovered that league champions Chapeltown Fforde Grene had been knocked out after a 3-1 loss after extra time at home to Leeds City Rovers.

Adam Fowler was the sole scorer for Main Line but Walsh said: “It was unlucky for Main Line but it’s the first time this season the Moor has had a full side out with five subs.

“I don’t think Chappie have been getting a full side out as well to be fair, though Main Line are a good side and I can see them winning something this year.”

Moor were due to return to the FA Sunday Cup this weekend after a five-year ban but the Leeds side have been given a bye and instead visit Seacroft WMC in the second round of the Leeds FA Sunday Senior Cup.

Walsh added: “It’s a big game Sunday as Seacroft are on top form. Glennroy (Hylton) and Les (Nelson) have started very well but the league is the top priority. Cups are bonus.”

The Sanford is now a cup without Chappy for whom a normal-time Darryl Beddeau strike failed to prevent a 3-1 exit to visiting Leeds City Rovers for whom Saj Siddique, Adam Bond and Lasana Damba netted one each. The game was tied 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Jubilee Premier leaders Belle Isle WMC eased through 6-1 at South Leeds Independent as a Chris Ovington five-timer was backed up by a Chris Robertshaw strike in the face of a sole home response from Liam Connely.

High-flying Hope Inn Whites saw off visiting Kippax Band Club 4-1 through a Josh McLean treble and Daniel Stimpson strike.

And Pudsey Liberal Club hammered away side Amaranth 7-1 with a treble from Jack Kitson, a brace from Rick Simpson and efforts from Fidel Mhlolo and Shane Gaughan.

Kallum Long notched for Amaranth.

Horsforth Fairweather were awarded a home walkover against Pendas Arms.

Premier highflyers JB Celtic won 6-2 at AFC Bramley as a treble from James French plus goals from Ross Monaghan, Danny King and Richard Feltham outweighed home strikes from Dave Thornton and Aidy Philip. And Queenswood Crusaders enjoyed a 5-2 triumph at Hare & Hounds through a double from Callum Armstrong plus goals from Cameron Frew, Daniel Sandoval and Danny Redfearn.

Badri edged through 4-3 at Swillington Welfare for whom a Danny Waite treble was in vain while two goals from Kyle Swithenbank plus one each from Joe Storey and Chris Storey gave New Parnaby a 4-1 triumph at Garforth Villa.

But Colton were ousted 4-2 on penalties by visiting Leodis United after a 2-2 draw in which Mikey O’Brien and Josh Ridgeway netted for the hosts.

Seacroft WMC hammered visiting Garforth Sports & Social 6-1 with a brace from Ollie Maiden plus strikes from Luke Coates, Scott Jones, Mark Hill and Ryan Robinson. Doubles from Tom Lee and Liam Atkinson gave Oulton Athletic a 4-2 triumph at New Pudsey.

Chapel Allerton progressed pretty comfortably past visiting Original Oak, eventually winning 4-0.


Yorkshire Black Rose sprung a major surprise last weekend as they knocked AFC Travellers out of the Luty Cup, writes Oliver Roby.

Black Rose – members of the fourth tier – headed to Travellers full of confidence after a 14-0 win over Millshaw Park Rangers Reserves the previous week, and they stunned their third-tier opponents to ensure progress to the second round.

Elsewhere, Gary Crossley and Kieran Dunn both bagged braces as Barwick Stallions overran Northern Star 7-2, while Bedford Arms Wakefield had five different goalscorers to thank as they coasted past Wortley Knights in a 5-2 win.

Sam Watson, Joe Penman, Ben Barstow, Greg Gibson and Danny Williams were all amongst the goals as the fourth-tier visitors were put to the sword.

Another Division Three side saw their Cup hopes dashed – AFC Elford, who lost 4-1 at Commercial HQ.

Despite Khizer Sharif’s effort, doubles from Chris Jones and Anthony Coates sealed a comfortable win for the hosts.

It proved to be a comfortable afternoon for Brick, who overcame Republica Internationale 4-0, but a trio of valiant performances rounded off the weekend.

Winless fourth-tier side FC West Leeds (Guiseley) Reserves pushed third-division Sporting Pudsey all the way in a 4-3 reverse, Rick Woollin scoring twice, before in-form Moortown Albion fell to an agonising 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Div 2 title-hopefuls East Leeds AFC, alongside a gallant 3-2 loss for Temple against Bramley Town.