Leeds Sunday League: Gentles’ touch too strong for Harehills

Leon Gentles, right, of Chapeltown Fforde Grene.
Leon Gentles, right, of Chapeltown Fforde Grene.
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LEON GENTLES helped himself to a tidy treble as Chapeltown Fforde Grene started the campaign in express fashion with a 7-1 drubbing of visiting Harehills WMC, writes LEON WOBSCHALL.

It was a dominant display from the hosts, whose tally was also boosted by a double from Kane Blair.

Jordan Berry and Ashley Anderson also got in on the goalscoring act for Fforde, with Harehills’ only crumb of comfort arriving courtesy of an own goal conceded by the hosts.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, East End Park breached the wins column on the opening day, having too much in the locker for Halfway House in a 3-1 verdict at Skelton Road.

Steve Parkin led the way with a double for East End, with Gareth Mitchell’s strike adding to their tally.

Phil Allanson was the sole marksman for Halfway House.

Halfway FC triumphed by the odd goal in five in their encounter with visiting Richmond Hill at Stanningley Park.

The home goals were shared around with Dale Hague, Lee Longbottom and Adam Pullford finding the back of the net.

Richmond’s replies arrived courtesy of Nathan Swires and Ashley Hubbard.

To a complete a grand day for the four teams at home in the top-flight on the opening Sunday of the campaign, Station Whites completed the full set with a convincing 5-1 triumph over promoted outfit KKS Kubry.

Kieran Deller contributed a brace for the winners, whose haul also included strikes from Craig Cuthbertson, Si Doughty and Paul Cuthbertson.

Aiden Lewis was the sole marksman for Aiden Lewis.

Four games took place in the Championship division and three away sides came up trumps with maximum points.

Seacroft FC enjoyed the most wide margin of victory, taking the spoils in a 4-0 success at Western Juniors.

Bramley Villagers also had a productive day, coming away with a 4-1 verdict from their game against home side New Farnley.

Matty Lofthouse plundered a double for the visitors, with Dean Wood and Oliver Carter also on the scoresheet. Mark Binns was on target for New Farnley.

Individual goalscoring performance of the weekend arrived from in-form goal poacher Geordie Rossendale.

Rossendale posted a four-goal salvo as West Leeds Wortley secured a 5-2 success in their encounter at hosts East Leeds Celtic.

A strike from Jamie Parkinson sealed the nap hand for Wortley.

Badri ensured that sides on their travels did not have it all their own way in the second tier, recording a powerhouse 7-2 triumph over visiting Corpus Christi in a one-sided Championship contest.

Andy Brewitt took hat-trick honours for Badri in an impressive personal showing from the player.

Ryan Mills weighed in with a brace.

Their tally was further augmented by goals from Damon Turnpin and Paul Driffield.

Replies from well-beaten Corpus came from Jonathan Meredith and Liam Jordan, but the points most definitely belonged to on-song Badri, who started the season in style.

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

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