Sunday Leagues: Hope net six of the best to secure place in Leeds FA Sunday Senior Cup semi-finals

Josh McLean shoots for Hope Inn Whites against Harehills WMC in the Leeds FA Sunday Senior Cup.
Josh McLean shoots for Hope Inn Whites against Harehills WMC in the Leeds FA Sunday Senior Cup.
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HOPE INN WHITES continued their perfect season as a 6-1 defeat of visiting Harehills WMC booked a semi-final spot in the Leeds & District FA Sunday Senior Cup.

Adam Barlow’s hat-trick was supported by a goal each from Josh McClean, Leigh Rooks and Ste Mallory as the Combination Jubilee Premier title chasers continued their 100 per cent record in all competitions. Krystian Jaworski hit the Harehills consolation. The other quarters finals were all postponed.

In the Sunday District Cup second round, Whitkirk Wanderers raced to a 10-5 success at home to AFC Bramley. A Kingsley Wetherald four-timer and Ash Hoddell treble was supported by a Jordan Walker double and K Reece strike for the jubilant hosts. KKS Zubry enjoyed a 10-0 romp at Brick while Leodis United squeezed through with a 4-3 success on penalties at home to Badri after a 1-1 draw. A Ricardo Brown strike took Leodis to the shoot out.

South Leeds Independent went through with a 3-2 verdict at New Pudsey, achieved through strikes from Rhys Evans, Joe Childerson and an own goal. An Ashley Forber double was in vain for the hosts.

And Kippax Band Club called the tune 3-1 at home to East Leeds AFC as goals from Aaron Gray, Danny Birkin and Russell Holder outweighed an away strike from Paul Cuthbertson.

Bramham also thumped visiting Bardsey 10-2 in the Harrogate FA JB Plows Cup.

In the Leeds Combination League, Corpus Christi were 4-3 victors at AFC Travellers in Division Two. Phil Jarvis was at the double for Corpus for whom Liam Attwood and James Borril also netted in the face of a Daniel Flesher double and Jordan Coop strike for the hosts.

Richmond Hill moved off the bottom of the Leeds Sunday League top flight by sharing a 2-2 draw with visiting East End Park who blew the chance to go level on points with leaders Chapeltown Fforde Grene. The Clubmen led 2-0 up through first half goals from Ben Olbison and Paul Sykes but Richmond salvaged a point with second half goals from Callum Rowland and Dave Newsome.

In the Castleford Sunday League, Nags were 2-0 winners at home to visiting FC Anglers in the Premier. Division One leaders AFC Cutsyke eased to a 6-3 victory at home to Whitwood Metrostars.

On the Wakefield front, King George 12-0 winners at Thatched House in the Seymour Trophy. Better still, Hemsworth Highfield Reserves battered second-bottom hosts FC International 17-1 in the Wakefield Sunday League Championship Two to move second. In the Heavy Woollen League, Six Lane Ends moved third in Division Two with a 5-1 win at Snowdon, achieved through a brace from Logan Hall, plus strikes from Ashley Slater, Corey Schofield and Carl Cammish.

Field Head dropped to fourth after losing 4-1 at third-bottom Overthorpe Sports Club who netted twice through Andy Bates plus Lee Davey and Kristian Angus in the face of a home reply from Dan Wright.

FA Sunday Cup

FORMER cHAPELTOWN Fforde Grene boss Dave Harding says the whole of Leeds is behind Halton Moor’s FA Sunday Cup bid as the city’s only team left in the competition.

Harding has stood down as Fforde manager and passed the baton on to Dan Sheriffe whose injury-hit side exited the competition with Sunday’s 3-1 loss at Seymour AFC in the second round.

With HT Sports also out, Halton Moor are now going it alone for Leeds ahead of Sunday’s hosting of Burradon & New Fordley at Whitkirk Wanderers. Dewsbury-based St John Fisher Old Boys also welcome Witton Park Rose & Crown to Ossett Albion.

Harding told the YEP: “We’re all representing Leeds and this is the strongest league in Yorkshire. It’s just unfortunate that we all have injuries at the same time at the moment and that players don’t want to play at the same time but Halton Moor are the standard bearers now and we hope that they do well.”

Harding is also backing Sheriffe to excel at Fforde with the club’s former boss admitting injuries are currently making life tricky. He added: “Dan is in his mid 30s and he’s a class player so he knows what he’s doing and I handed over to his uncle Verny Blair when I first stopped.

“And to be fair they’ve got a lot of injuries, at least six or seven. They’ve got the same squad as last year but they are struggling with defenders as they have a lot out. They have got the players going forwards but it’s got to the situation where we probably need to score three or four goals to win a game.”