Leeds Sunday League: Campbell’s treble tonic leaves Richmond reeling

Action from Bramley Villagers FC v Seacroft AFC Reserves.
Action from Bramley Villagers FC v Seacroft AFC Reserves.
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ASHTON CAMPBELL provided a triple tonic for Chapeltown Fforde Grene, who continued their flying start to the Terry Pears Premier Division campaign with a thumping 8-2 away-day mauling of Richmond Hill, writes LEON WOBSCHALL.

In the process, Fforde took their seasonal tally to just 15 goals in two matches, with the side having fired out a dual warning to their rivals that they have their sights firmly set on silverware after finishing as top-flight runners-up last term.

Leon Ruddock also pitched on with a brace for Fforde, for whom Reule Pryce also struck twice. Silvan Mboma continued the victors’ eye-catching haul at Skelton Road.

Consolation for Richmond came in the form of goals from Ashley Hubbard and Ben Harrison.

Fforde lead the way at the summit along with Station Whites, who also claimed their second league win on the spin, with East End Park WMC and Halfway FC, in third and fourth place respectively, also maintaining their 100 per cent sequences.

Station Whites went nap in a 5-1 triumph against Halfway House (Stanningley) at Stanningley Park, with their early goal difference at a healthy plus eight.

Phil Allanson was the sole scorer for Halfway House, one of a quartet of teams to lose both league matches so far this season. Gareth Mitchell continued his sizzling start to the campaign with a hat-trick in East End Park’s 4-1 verdict at Harehills WMC, who prop up the table after two successive losses with a minus nine goal difference.

Mitchell’s treble took his seasonal tally to five goals in two matches, with Liam Attwood also on the scoresheet for East End. Harehills’ reply arrived courtesy of Ricky Smith. Halfway FC required just a single goal to take the spoils in a 1-0 triumph at KKS Zubry at Potternewton Park.

Marksman for the winners against Zubry, promoted last term, was Lee Longbottom.

Four games were played in the second tier, with two big winners on the day being Seacroft AFC Sunday Reserves and Corpus Christi.

Seacroft are the early pacesetters with two wins from two matches and they are the only side to boast a 100 per record.

They certainly turned on the goalscoring style against Bramley Villagers, although they did not entirely have things their own way in a 7-4 away-day triumph in what proved an entertaining 11-goal extravaganza.

On the scoresheet for Bramley were Dean Wood and Oliver Carter, who shared the hosts’ goals with two strikes apiece.

Corpus Christi posted a five-goal salvo in a convincing 5-1 home triumph against basement boys New Farnley at Templenewsam.

Four different goalscorers found the back of the net for Corpus, with Jonathan Meredith leading the goal parade with a brace.

Also joining in the spree for the hosts were Reece Calvert, Ian Bruce and Phil Jarvis.

A consolation for New Farnley, who tasted defeat for the second time in a week and whose goal difference is minus seven, arrived from Danny Cox.

In second place on goal difference, two points behind Seacroft are Badri, although they had to settle for a share of the spoils in a hard-fought 2-2 draw at home side East Leeds Celtic.

The division’s other game ended in a goalless stalemate with West Leeds Wortley and Western Juniors deadlocked at 0-0 in their encounter

Aimi Beresford bagged a decisive brace for Brighouse in the 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers.

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