Leeds Sunday League: Five-star Gentles on fire as Fforde motor to victory

Action from Leeds Sunday League Esat End Park v KKS Zubry. PIC: Steve Riding
Action from Leeds Sunday League Esat End Park v KKS Zubry. PIC: Steve Riding
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LEON Gentles slammed in a five-goal haul as Chapeltown Fforde Grene’s Leeds Sunday League side scorched to an 8-4 win at Halfway House (Stanningley) in the opening game in Group B of the Hope Cup.

Rhy Sharry, Leon Browne, Agamah Micah and Lutel James all added a goal each for Fforde as a brace from Daniel Ajibona plus strikes from John Allanson and Sabi Gill were in vain for Halfway.

In Group A, Corpus Christi made it two wins from two with a 5-1 success at winless New Farnley.

Doubles from Phil Jarvis and Ian Bruce added to a Jonathan Meredith strike brought up the Corpus nap hand in the face of a Chris Ward strike for Farnley.

In Group B of the Barrass Cup, leaders East End Park made it 16 points from six games with a 2-0 success at home to bottom club KKS Zubry.

Paul Sykes and Terry Tomlinson were the goal-getters.

Halfway FC are six points back in second after edging a seven-goal thriller 4-3 at home to Richmond Hill AFC.

Victory was assured thanks to two goals from Rich Alexander plus one each from Jerry Novotny and Lee Longbottom.

Richmond stayed competitive thanks to a double from Alfie Beestin plus an Ashley Hubbard strike.

The Barrass Cup clash between hosts Station Whites and Harehills FC was postponed, as was the Championship clash between Badri FC and visiting Seacroft AFC.

In Sunday’s sole surviving league game, third bottom East Leeds Celtic shared a goalless draw with second-bottom Championship visitors Western Juniors.

There was a full programme of action in the Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division with leaders Leeds YMCA overcoming visiting Torpedo Woodhall 5-2. James Acornley bagged four goals whose Daniel Walker also struck while James Wright and Luke Craven notched for Torpedo.

Commercial HQ stay second on goal difference – bettered by an 11-0 cruise at Elford . Michael Hartley and Chris Jones slammed in four and three respectively while Nick Sutcliffe, Anthony Coates, Lee Quick and Antony Jones added one each.

Third-placed Halfway House Bramley won 4-0 at Republica Intertationale while fourth-placed Gascoigne blitzed visiting Seacroft Colts 9-3. A Ben Smith double and Adam McGowan strike was in vain for fourth-bottom Seacroft.

Bottom club Temple AFC were seen off 6-0 at Moortown Albion while Seacroft Colts Stallions were awarded a home walkover against Northern Star who forfeited due to a lack of players.