EAST END PARK WMC booked their place in the Leeds & District FA Sunday District Cup final with a 3-0 success against AFC Leodis, writes LEE SOBOT.
Glenn Hendrix, Danny Hewitt and Damien Curtis all bagged a goal each as East End sealed a date with either South Seacroft or Moortown Albion in the final. The other semi-final will take place at Ironwood View on March 18.
In the Leeds FA Sunday Jubilee Cup, New Moorside will play The Woodcock in the final after both proved victorious in Sunday’s semis.
New Moorside hammered Yorkshire Terriers 7-0 as a brace from Marcus Liburd was supported by strikes from Dan Adjibona, Mark Shaw, Jordan Lee, Linden Copeland and Dan Gale. The Woodcock also beat Bramley Lions 2-0 to book their place in the final.
In the flagship Leeds FA Sunday Senior Cup, Hope Inn Whites will take on Chapeltown Fforde Grene in the first semi-final at Bracken Edge on March 22. Colton will then play Whitkirk Wanderers at the same venue the following Thursday. In the Barkston Ash District FA JB Plows Cup semi-final, Bardsey were pummelled 12-1 at Hounds.
In the West Riding FA County Sunday Trophy quarter-finals, New Pudsey enjoyed a 3-0 success at home to AFC Leodis. Dave Thornton, Greg Sargeant and Elden Harrison-Bennett all scored a goal apiece.
New Pudsey will play either Hounds or East End Park WMC who face off in the quarter-finals this weekend. The other semi will be between AFC Mill Land and Cannal Tavern on April 12. The first semi will be on March 29.
In the West Riding FA County Sunday Cup, Olympic will host Lee Mount in the quarter-finals this weekend. The winners will take on Ferrybridge Progressive in the second semi-final on April 19. HT Sports will meet Crossflatts Village in the first semi on April 13.
LEEDS COMBINATION LEAGUE
New Armley Blues were eliminated from the LUTY Cup despite McCauley Elliott’s goal against FC Corpus Christi, who won the match 2-1, writes JACK BRAIN.
They will face FC Beechwood Sundays in the semi-finals, with South Seacroft waiting to find out whether their opponents will be Acorn or East End Park in the other semi-final match.
A six-goal thriller between Jubilee Premier’s top two teams – Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday and HT Sports – ended 3-3 as the two shared the spoils and Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday maintained their three-point gap at the top of the league.
HT Sports led through Steve Palfrey, Barry Frankland and Lee Turner before Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday staged a second-half comeback, initiated by a Scott Jones brace and capped off by a Luke Coates equaliser.
HT Sports, however, have three games in hand and collecting three points from those fixtures would move them above Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday.
This weekend will see HT Sports have the chance to take three of those points when they travel to Main Line Social, which coincides with Whitkirk Wanderers Sunday having no scheduled fixtures. Chapeltown Fforde Grene’s opportunity to move away from the foot of the table was hampered as their game against Kippax Sundays was postponed.
In the Premier, bottom-of-the-league Chapel Allerton shocked Colton to earn their first win of the campaign by a 1-0 scoreline.
Kieron Brisset-Grant was the goal-scoring hero to move Chapel Allerton to within one point of sixth-place Swillington Welfare. Swillington Welfare were left hanging by an impressive Danny Coates hat-trick, which helped to propel East Leeds Celtic to a 5-0 victory.
James Banner and Dan Holden added to Coates’ individual rout, moving them level on points with fourth-place Colton.
On the back of their humbling defeat, Swillington Welfare host league leaders Horsforth Fairweather at the weekend. Elsewhere, East Leeds Celtic travel to New Pudsey and it’s fourth versus second when AFC Leodis take on Colton in what could prove to be a season-defining match. The two also faced eachother in the league last weekend, with AFC Leodis running out as 3-2 winners in a tight affair.
Oulton Athletic’s resurgence is well and truly over in Division One as they slumped to a 4-1 home defeat against Halfway House Bramley, securing their return to the bottom of the table. A singular goal from Oulton Athletic’s Jordan Potts could not prevent nor compensate for the onslaught by Halfway House Bramley’s prolific quartet of James Penman, Brian Warmsley, Ben Carroll and Brad Longhorn, who all bagged a goal each.
Fortunately for Oulton Athletic, their two closest competitors also fell to defeats. FC Sporting Pudsey were awarded an away walkover against tenth-place Harehills, who are only above Oulton Athletic on goal difference, and the gap between the bottom three teams and the rest of the league widened as fourth-from-bottom Commercial HQ beat Horsforth Saints, 4-2.
Resga Walton netted a brace for Commercial HQ and his goals were added to by Chris Jones and Michael Hartley, while Horsforth Saints’ response came through regular goalscorers Josh Walker and Danny Azzarro.
Coming up is a clash between two heavyweights as South Seacroft welcome Halfway House Bramley, when the former can extend their lead at the top to an almost-unassailable nine points.
A win for Halfway House Bramley, however, will close the gap to three points and create an interesting title race at the climax of the season.
In one of the highest scoring games in the whole of the Leeds Combination Association Football League this season, a Division 2 clash between FC Beechwood Sundays and Western Juniors saw 12 goals scored, split 9-3, writes JACK BRAIN.
The match contained one hat-trick (Brandon Stansfield of Beechwood Sundays) and four braces (Liam Robinson, Barry Edwards and Joe Phillips of Beechwood Sundays and Jake Moore of Western Juniors).
Western Juniors’ Charles Sopp was the odd one out, with his seventh-minute goal being his only goal of the game.
Hunslet Club Sundays, meanwhile, moved to the top of table with a 2-1 win over West Yorkshire Falcons.
Jay Flowerdew’s goal for West Yorkshire Falcons was overturned by Mark Maloney and Jonathan Dockerty’s efforts. The result leaves West Yorkshire Falcons one point behind Acorn, who have three games in hand.
Division 3A AFC Travellers suffered only their second loss of the season, with Original Oak winning 2-1 courtesy of a double from substitute Richard Hanly, who replaced the injured Sam Swinden after 20 minutes.
Original Oak are now level on points with second-placed Bardsey but Bardsey have three games in hand due to their progression in cup competitions this season.
Jack Duncan’s treble helped Old Crooked Clock to a comfortable 5-2 win over bottom-of-the-table Pudsey Athletic, which helped to ease their fears of relegation after a points deduction earlier in the season.
Elsewhere, Northern Star and Churwell Blues both cruised to 3-1 wins over FC Armley and FC West Leeds, respectively. Sporting Pudsey II edged Athletico Bramley to a 3-2 win as the top two sides in Division 3B collided. Goals from Jordy Cliffe, Liam Petit and Jamie McGougan were enough to help them leapfrog Athletico Bramley to become the new league leaders.
Athletico Bramley now find themselves two points behind Sporting Pudsey II but have two games in hand, meaning that two points from those fixtures will see them return to the summit.
Kirkstall Crusaders Academy put in a five-star performance as they beat FC Elford 5-0, and Temple almost repeated the same feat against Amaranth Athletic but conceded a late goal from substitute Christopher to make it 5-1.
In the league’s other matches, FC Armley Reserves beat Leeds Amateurs, 4-1, and the points were shared in a 1-1 draw between Bramley Amateurs and FC West Leeds Reserves.