Leeds Sunday League: Original Oak show plenty of heart to hold off House

Match action from Origional Oak v Halfway House (SR1003/33k). PIC: Steve Riding
Match action from Origional Oak v Halfway House (SR1003/33k). PIC: Steve Riding
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JON HART blasted a four-goal haul to inspire Original Oak’s 5-4 Barrass Cup win at home to Halfway House (Stanningley) on Sunday.

Steve Sharp was also on target for Oak with goals from Marcus Liburd, Chris Garnett, Daniel Ajibona and Waqqar Rafiq not even enough to bag House a share of the spoils.

Despite Sunday’s brace efforts, they remain pointless in Group A with just the one game remaining.

Second-placed Oak are now guaranteed a top-two finish as third-placed East End Park ended their Barrass Cup campaign with a 1-0 loss at Group A leaders Carnegie.

An East End Park own goal proved decisive.

Carnegie lead the way by a point but they have just one Group game remaining whereas second-placed Oak have two.

The first of those comes at Carnegie in a likely Group decider this Sunday.

Chapel Street Whites assumed Group B leadership with a 5-1 triumph at former leaders Richmond Hill.

Simon Doughty was at the double for Chapel Street who also had Chris Naylor, David Ackroyd and Terry Palmer bagging a goal apiece.

A Chris Scales strike proved only a consolation for Richmond Hill.

In the group’s other game, Chapeltown Fforde Grene kept their hopes alive with a 2-1 win at home to bottom of the pile Harehills WMC.

Kyle Jeffery and Tinique Fishley both netted for Fforde who end their Cup campaign at Chapel Street Whites on the last Sunday of March.

Victory there is essential for Fforde but even then it will not be enough if second-placed Richmond Hill win at home to Harehills WMC the same Sunday - as seems likely.

Leaders Chapel Street Whites are sitting pretty as they have two games remaining with a trip to Harehills WMC in the offing this Sunday.

In the Presidents Trophy, Halfway FC bagged their first Group A success in style as they battered pointless hosts New Farnley 11-2. Dale Hague bagged five for Halfway with Lee Robinson also netting a hat-trick.

Goals from Adam Pullford, Elliott Heeds and Jerry Novtny completed the rout with Danny Cox and Nathan Kenyon consoling New Farnley.

Halfway stay second bottom of the group.

KKS Zubry moved top of Group B with a 4-0 success at home to bottom side Water Into Beer.

Robert Hough bagged a brace that was supported by a goal each from Steve green and Luke Player.

Zubry lead the way by two points after four games played.

In the other Group B game played, Corpus Christi bagged their second win of the competition with a 3-2 verdict at home to third-placed Farsley Twenty Tens.

Two strikes from Jonathan Meridith plus an own goal allowed Corpus to oblige with a Dave Jones strike and another own goal not enough for Farsley.

Two games were played in the Championship on Sunday with East Leeds Celtic 2-1 winners in a derby at East Leeds AFC.

Robert Olde and Gary Smith were the goalscoring heroes for Celtic with Dalton Sanderson the home marksman on target.

The victory put Celtic up to fifth and just two points behind fourth-placed East Leeds who do, however, have a game in hand.

Third-bottom Western Juniors also moved four points clear of the bottom two with a 5-2 win at home to second-bottom Acorn (Bramley).

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