Leeds Leagues: Four-star Manston make most of Barwick’s inaction

Manston's Lee Drury shoots against Horsforth Fairweather.
Manston's Lee Drury shoots against Horsforth Fairweather.
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MANSTON Wanderers made it four wins out of four at the top of the Leeds Combination League Premier with Sunday’s 3-2 success against visiting Horsforth Fairweather.

A Paul James penalty plus goals from Craig Baker and Arris Spirit sent Manston top of the pile with former leaders Barwick not in action.

Simon Parker and Dave Scott struck for Horsforth but Manston now lead the division by a point and with a game in hand on second-placed Barwick.

Horsforth dropped to fifth with Pudsey Juniors Old Boys now third after their 2-1 triumph at home to fourth-placed Main Line Social.

A Stefan Kosmirak spot kick and a Brad Burrow strike gave the hosts all three points.

At the other end of the table, Colton bagged their first league win of the season as hosts Daisy were eclipsed 2-1.

Fidel Mholo’s strike failed to save Daisy who drop to ninth, one place and one point behind Colton who have played three games more.

Goals were sparse in Division One and Division Two on Sunday with Swillington Welfare edging 1-0 success at Commercial in the sole second tier game staged.

There were no goals in the only Division Two fixture to take place which saw Acorn (Bramley) visit Horsforth Saints.

Royal Park Leeds continued their good recent work in Division Three with a 4-1 success at home to Dalesman Hotel.

Matt Riley, Dan Riley, Lawrence Contreras and Harding Bennett were all on target for the hosts.

FC West Leeds (Guiseley) enjoyed a 2-1 victory at AFC Travellers.

An own goal and a Rob Miller strike gave the visitors all three points in the face of a Chris Wilson response for the hosts.

Kippax Band Club saw off visiting Wortley Brick 2-0.

Tom Mick and Ryan Plows both bagged a goal apiece.

There were only two games played in the Leeds Sunday Alliance League Premier Division but one of them in particularly produced a classic as Torpedo Woodhall drew 5-5 at home to Leeds YMCA.

Torpedo raced into a 4-0 lead but unbeaten YMCA produced a remarkable fightback to lead 5-4 with goals from James Acornley, Mark Beattie, James Acornley, Jack Senior, and Mark Beattie.

Torpedo’s Luke Harrop then saved his side’s blushes with a last minute equaliser to complete a personal four-goal haul.

Tony Grainger also netted for the hosts.

League leaders Commercial HQ booked their place in the Leeds Sunday Alliance League Challenge Cup semi finals with a 5-2 win at Elford AFC. Ahbabur Rohman and Khizer Sharif netted for Elford but Chris Jones, Anthony Coates, Nick Sutcliffe, Luke Jubb and Matty Simon all bagged one each for Commercial with Simon converting a penalty.

There were no league games in the Leeds Sunday League owing to District Cup action and the regular campaign continues this Sunday with leaders Chapletown Fforde Grene away at second-bottom Halfway House (Stanningley) in the Terry Pears Premier.

In the Leeds Combination League, winless Seacroft AFC travel to third-placed Pudsey Liberal Club.

Second faces fifth as HT Sports take on Bell Isle WMC at New Farnley while Halton Moor will look to keep their unbeaten run with a positive result at sixth-placed Queenswood Crusaders.

Chapeltown Fforde Grene host East End Park WMC in the second round of the Leeds FA Sunday Senior Cup.

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