Leeds Sunday League: Palmer’s double keeps Whites in hunt for trophy

Match action: 'Liam Jordan, right, scores  for Corpus Christi  (SR1003/23e). PIC: Steve Riding
Match action: 'Liam Jordan, right, scores for Corpus Christi (SR1003/23e). PIC: Steve Riding
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CHAPEL Street Whites upped their bid for Barrass Trophy glory with Sunday’s 5-2 success at home to Group B table-toppers Richmond Hill.

Terry Palmer bagged a brace for Chapel Street whose cause was also helped by strikes from Chris Naylor and Simon Doughty plus a Harrison Brazier own goal.

James Hardisty and Barney Bones were on the mark for Richmond who stay top of the group but only two points clear of Chapel Street who also have a game in hand.

In the same group, Chapeltown Fforde Grene bagged their first win of this year’s competition with a 3-2 verdict at pointless Harehills WMC.

Two goals from Tinique Fishley and one from Tesfa Walton did the business for Fforde who are three points behind Chapel Street and having played one game more.

It’s now three defeats out of three for Harehills who stay rooted to the bottom.

Carnegie lead Group A after a 2-0 triumph at home to bottom of the group Halfway House Stanningley.

Nicky French and Joe Davey got the goals for Carnegie who lead the way but only by one point from Original Oak who also have a game in hand.

It’s four losses out of four for Halfway House.

Original Oak strengthened their position with a 4-3 triumph at third-placed East End Park.

The two clubs are level on points but East End Park have played two games more.

A brace from Jon Hart plus a strike from Phil Evans and an own goal pointed the way for victorious Oak.

Two goals from Glen Roberts plus one from Liam Attwood was not enough for East End Park.

Acorn were the day’s big winners in the Presidents Trophy as they raced to a 7-1 win at home to hapless New Farnley in Group A.

Sam Jennings bagged a treble for Acorn who also had James Waite netting a brace.

Marc Gray and Charlie Upton also netted for them with Luke Henderson hitting New Farnley’s consolation.

Acorn stay in third – one point behind second-placed Western Juniors – who have a game in hand.

There is a further three-point gap to leaders East Leeds Celtic who have played one game more than Juniors.

Both Halfway and New Farnley have no points but Farnley have played three games with Halfway having only played two.

Second-placed Farsley Twenty Tens blew the chance to go top of Group B as they lost 2-1 at home to third-placed KKS Zubry.

Goals from Steve Green and Ian Armstrong inspired Zubry with Andrew Lund the solitary Farsley scorer. East Leeds – who were not in action – top the group but they are just one point clear of the next two who both have a game in hand.

On the same amount of games, there are three points back to Corpus Christi who went down 3-0 at bottom club Water Into Beer.

Christi were celebrating after strikes from Liam Jordan, Jonathan Meredith and an own goal.

There was one game played in the Championship with East Leeds Celtic enjoying a 1-0 win at third-bottom strugglers Western Juniors.

Gary Smith got the only goal of the game for Celtic who now sit sixth but still 12 points off the top two.

But Celtic do have three games in hand on second-placed Halfway.

Farsley Twenty Tens currently lead the division by five points after 11 wins from 13 league games.

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