Leeds Combo: Rovers in trouble at foot of table after latest set-back

Luke Moore of Seacroft and  Whitkirk's Jordan Walker  challenge for the ball. PIC: Steve Riding
Luke Moore of Seacroft and Whitkirk's Jordan Walker challenge for the ball. PIC: Steve Riding
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HT SPORTS will top the Jubilee Premier at Christmas following Sunday’s 5-0 demolition of visiting Leeds City Rovers, writes Oliver Roby.

Ben Thornton and Jason Davis both bagged doubles while Ben Small also netted to put Sports two points clear of second-placed Chapeltown Fforde Grene, who were on FA Sunday Cup duty and face another week without league action this weekend.

The result also means Rovers drop to the bottom of the table.

In the Premier League, Colton defeated JB Celtic 3-1 with goals from Mikey O’Brien and Richard Varley plus an Ashley Bell penalty meaning Andy Campbell’s effort for the visitors was only a consolation.

The result sees Colton move up to sixth, while Celtic remain eighth.

Meanwhile, Brad Francis-White scored a hat-trick in Main Line Social’s 4-0 away win over Waggon Athletic.

Danny Thurlow added extra gloss to the scoreline with Social’s fourth, a result which extends the Bramley side’s grip on top spot. They now sit four points clear of Barwick Sunday, while Athletic remain winless and sit 10th.

Finally in the second tier, Beeston St Antony’s Sunday were awarded a home walk-over against Manston Wanderers, leaving the Saints in fourth place after earning an impressive 15 points from six games.

In Division One, Farsley Twenty Tens earned their second away win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Commercial.

Sam Brown and Jason Reed grabbed the all-important goals for Farsley who remain in tenth position on the table, while Greg Hill netted for Commercial who stay in sixth.

Meanwhile, Mark Temple-Baker scored a fine hat-trick as Engine ran out 4-1 winners over Waterintobeer.

An own goal added extra gloss to the scoreline as Engine move up to third, while the winless Wibs remain seven points adrift at the bottom.

Also in the third tier, Garforth Villa picked up their first home win of the season with a 5-2 win over Parnaby with Shaun Longdon scoring twice to help his side move up to seventh.

Meanwhile, Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday continued their fine start to the season with a stunning 4-1 away win over title-rivals, Seacroft.

Ash Hoddell netted a double, while Lee Mckenzie and Reece Kay also got on the scoresheet to put Wanderers four points clear at the top.

In Division Two, Oulton Athletic had Andy Robinson to thank for a 2-0 win over Horsforth Saints as he bagged a brace to take his side within one point of seventh spot.

Elsewhere, a goal from Gus Singh and a brace from Dheminder saw Khalsa United beat Chapel Allerton 3-2 and lift themselves off the foot of the table.

At the other end of the league, Danny Harrison notched a brace as South Leeds Independent Sunday went top of the table with a 5-3 victory over second-placed Old Ball.

In Division Three, second-bottom Bedford Arms Wakefield produced a spirited display to take a point from their trip to league-leaders Kippax Band Club.

George Steele netted for Bedford and and own goal helped Kippax to a fortunate point.

Meanwhile, second-placed New Unicorn showed good form in front of goal to overcome third-placed AFC Travellers 4-2 while Isaac Denny scored twice as Millshaw Park Rangers recorded an impressive 5-2 win away at Wibs. Goals from Adam Jarrett, Tom Snowden and David Stocks also helped towards a comfortable win.

FC West Leeds of Guiseley were awarded an away walkover against Wortley Brick.