Sunday round-up: Seniors edge out reserves in thriller at Fforde Grene

Chapeltown Fforde Grene Reserves' Kane Clark, (centre) celebrates scoring a goal with Keran Goodison, left, and Hasan Ahmed, right.
Chapeltown Fforde Grene Reserves' Kane Clark, (centre) celebrates scoring a goal with Keran Goodison, left, and Hasan Ahmed, right.
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Despite only being in the first round of the Leeds & District Football Association Sunday Senior Cup there has already been plenty of action.

The highlight came at Chapeltown where Fforde Green seniors went the distance against their reserve side, needing penalties to settle the affair after a 3-3 draw.

Chapeltown Fforde Grene's Ryan Haughton holds off Chapeltown Fforde Grene Reserves' Chris Lowe.

Chapeltown Fforde Grene's Ryan Haughton holds off Chapeltown Fforde Grene Reserves' Chris Lowe.

Goals from Fernando Moke, Devonte Morton and Dom Blair for the first team were cancelled out by a Kaine Clarke brace and a strike from Leon Gentle, though it was the firsts who came out on top, winning 5-4 on penalties.

There were penalties elsewhere in the cup as Horsforth Fairweather defeated Hunslet Parnaby 4-2 after a 2-2 draw.

Remarkably there was an identical scoreline at JB Celtic, however the home side fell at the final hurdle against Kirkstall Crusaders.

Jordan Webb’s hat-trick for West Leeds Wortley meant penalties would never be an issue as his side comfortably saw off FC Broadway in a 5-1 win.

At Leeds City Rovers it was goals galore, and though Jordan and Nick Clarke both got on the scoresheet, visitors Seacroft WMC were the victors in a 5-3 result. Meanwhile there were comfortable home wins for both Hope Inn Whites and Colton. The Whites saw off HT Sports 2-0, while Colton dispatchedHarehills WMC 7-0.

In Leeds Combination League Premier Division action, East Leeds Celtic and Kippax Sundays were both victorious via identical scorelines.

At Garforth Sports & Social, goals from Danny Coates and Luke Rudd secured the 4-1 win for East Leeds whilst Kippax saw off Swillington Welfare.

In Division One, four goals from James Allan and a hat-trick from Dave Thornton, along with a goal apiece from Ashley Forber and Brodhi Wilkinson, secured New Pudsey a 9-2 result at Bramley Town.

Halton also won comfortably on the road, putting five past Commercial HQ despite strikes from John Daniel and Ryan McGee for the home side.

Moortown Albion and Hare & Hounds shared the points in a 3-3 draw, whilst Chapel Allerton and Millshaw Park Rangers won at East Leeds and Oulton Athletic respectively.

In Division Two, West Leeds Armley smashed ten past AFC Elford in a 10-1 demolition.

Phil Jarvis’ brace was enough for Corpus Christi as West Yorkshire Falcons fell to a 2-0 defeat, while Lee Robinson also bagged two as Halfway beat South Seacroft 4-2. Bramley-based Acorn won 6-1 on the road at Pudsey Athletic, while Gipton won by a goal against FC Horsforth Saints in a 3-2 result.

Sporting Pudsey won 5-0 against FC West Leeds thanks to Farris Emara’s hat-trick.

The home sides struggled in Division 3A as East End Park WMC, Halfway House Bramley, Wortley Knights and New Moorside all won at AFC Travellers, Amaranth Athletic, Old Hall Town and Original Oak respectively.

However West Leeds Farnley did win on home soil, seeing off Republica Internationale 4-3.

Woodcock lead the way in Division 3B by beating Moortown Albion Reserves 6-0.

Northern Star scored four on the road to Bramley Town reserves yet lost by a goal, while West Leeds Bramley and Bramley Village had to settle for a point in an entertaining 5-5 draw.

Millshaw Park Rangers reserves beat FC Retailers 4-1, while a Callum Garland hat-trick for Temple helped them on their way in a 4-1 victory over Black Lion.

And last but not least, FC Armley drew 2-2 at Western Juniors.


In the Spen Valley League, early Premier Division leaders Dewsbury West Side dropped their first points of the season in a goalless draw with visiting Savile Youth who were playing the first game of their new campaign. Girlington bagged their first win as pointless visitors Savile United were seen off 5-2.

Littletown remain top of the West Riding County Amateur League after Huddersfield YMCA blew their chance to overhaul in a 4-3 loss at Salts.

Kitson Gayle’s double and a Brighton Mugadza strike was not enough for YMCA who are a point behind Littletown who also have a game in hand.

Beckwithshaw Saints are top of the Harrogate League Premier Division after Saturday’s 5-2 triumph at third-bottom Kirkstall Crusaders.

New boys Real Moor lead the Wakefield League Premier after a 4-1 success at Halton Moor made it three wins out of three. Champions Beechwood Gate also have nine points out of nine.

Netherton WMC and Ossett Central WMC both have six points out of six in the Wakefield Sunday League Premiership One but Nostell Miners Welfare lead the way on goal difference having played one game more. Nostell obliged 7-4 at Stanley United on Sunday.

It is a familiar tale at the top of the Heavy Woollen League with Premier Division leaders St John Fisher Old Boys having won three games out of three. Fisher hammered visiting AFC Chickenley 8-1 on Sunday. Second-placed Mirfield Town, who saw off visiting Mount Pleasant 6-4, have won two games out of two.

Leeds-based Sky Bet lead the way in the Wharfedale Triangle League after a 2-1 success at former leaders Keighley Town who drop to third.

Showbiz Whites lead Division One of the Claro League on goal difference after blitzing visiting Bramham 6-1.

Cup action dominated the Castleford Sunday League scene with early leaders Ferrybridge Progressive breezing into the next round of the Castleford & District FA Sunday Cup with an 8-0 hammering of visiting AFC Cutsyke.

Fryston AFC, second on goal difference, also sauntered to an 8-1 win at Pontefract Sports and Social.