LEEDS CITY remain hot on the heels of leaders Beeston St Anthony’s after Saturday’s 2-0 success at home to fellow fast starters Shelley in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division.
James Burgess notched a double for City who have won six of their first seven games and now sit second and just three points behind Beeston with a game in hand.
Beeston recorded their seventh success from their eight games played so far with a 4-0 triumph at 10-placed Headingley as a brace from James Allan was supported by a goal apiece from Jonathan Haigh and Sean Jeavons.
Ilkley Town dropped to third after a 4-1 loss at last season’s champions Carlton Athletic who have climbed to fifth after a rocky beginning. Reece Fennell, Liam Moore, Anees Young and James Wilson all netted for the reigning champions as Dec Bradley grabbed a consolation for Ilkley who drop to third, one point above Shelley who are down to fourth.
Knaresborough Town have slipped to sixth after being held to a goalless draw at 11th-placed Robin Hood Athletic while Field are a point behind in seventh after a 4-1 loss at fifth-bottom Hunslet Club.
Nathan Alexander’s strike was in vain for Field.
Horbury Town rose up to eighth with a 4-2 triumph at second-bottom Sherburn White Rose as Josh Stacey’s double was supported by strikes from Neil Samardzija and Elliott Walker.
Danny Middleton’s double failed to save Sherburn from a sixth defeat of the season from the eight games played.
White Rose are one point behind third-bottom Huddersfield Amateur who climbed out of the drop zone through a 4-2 win at home to bottom-of-the-pile Hall Green United.
Jacob Driver bagged a brace for Amateur for whom James Greenwood and Mike Hall added a goal each.
Hall Green have picked up just one point from their opening eight games and sit five points behind second-bottom Sherburn and six adrift of safety.
Pool are fourth bottom and two points clear of the drop zone after a 1-1 draw at ninth-placed Hartshead.
Action resumes this Saturday with fifth playing second as Knaresborough host Leeds City.
Leaders Beeston visit eighth-placed Horbury.
Wyke Wanderers lead the way in Division One after Saturday’s 3-2 success at home to Wyke Wanderers who have dropped to third.
Karl Fawcett bagged a match-winning hat-trick for Wyke who sit three points ahead of second-placed Rawdon Old Boys.
Rawdon recorded a 4-0 triumph at home to fifth-bottom Altofts on Saturday as a Craig Nicholls hat-trick was supported by an Oliver Nightingale strike.
Tenth-placed Rothwell were the day’s highest scorers as they blitzed second-bottom visitors Brighouse Old Boys 9-3.
Rothwell’s Barry Rothera, Ashley Timms and Cameron Ward all bagged doubles with Jonathan Fletcher, Daniel Walker and Jarod Wallace also getting a goal apiece.
Brighouse are now just two points ahead of bottom side Howden Clough who gained their first victory of the season through a 2-1 verdict at home to third-bottom Oxenhope Recreation who are only above the drop zone on goal difference.
Goals from George Brook and Austin Broadbent saw Howden Clough to victory. Division Two is led by Newsome who sit two point ahead of Otley Town.
Salts are the current front-runners in the West Riding County Amateur League but the Premier Division leaders were on Premier Division Cup duty at the weekend and beaten 5-1 at Lower Hopton who are only third-bottom in the table.
Liam Royal’s hat-trick was backed up by strikes from Adam Brown and Tom Hague.
With Salts on cup duty, Golcar United moved one point off top spot and with two games in hand through a 4-0 hammering of sixth-placed visitors Steeton.
Callum Meade notched a brace with Ben Burnett and Craig Cartwright adding a goal each as Golcar made it a perfect five wins out of five.
Littletown slipped to fourth after their first league loss of the season which came at home to league new-boys Route One Rovers who moved third with a 4-2 triumph.
Joe Jagger twice had the cutting edge to net for Littletown but a Waheed Khan brace together with strikes from Hasan Ali and Awais Khan saw Route One on the winning track.
Leeds Medics & Dentists lead the way in the Yorkshire Amateur League after Saturday’s 4-0 win at home to Morley Town who had drawn at reigning champions Farsley Celtic Juniors on the opening day.
Bradley Chambers was at the double for Medics who were also on target through David Emms and Jonathan Makela.
Stanley United are one of two other teams to have won two games out of two following Saturday’s 4-2 success St Nicholas who are bottom of the pile.
Stanley’s Ashley Munton, Joshua Whitley, Matthew Williamson and Joseph Childs all bagged a goal each.
Alwoodley also made it two wins out of two by edging a 3-2 triumph at home to sixth-placed Drighlington.
Grangefield Old Boys are two points behind in fourth and unbeaten after a 5-3 conquest at home to second-bottom Beeston Juniors. Kristian Dacre helped himself to a four-timer for Grangefield for whom Shane Gaunt also struck in the face of Beeston replies from Ashley Knowles, Bradley Lloyd and David Tierney.
Defending champions Farsley bagged their first three-point haul of the season as a 2-0 win at home to third-bottom Ealandians put them fifth.
Mid-table duo Stanningley Old Boys and Athletico are both still searching for their first victory of the season after Saturday’s 3-3 stalemate. James Halliday notched a brace for hosts Stanningley for whom Joel Snape also struck but two goals from Shamraz Hussain plus one from Moammed Qasim bagged Athletico a point.