West Yorkshire League: Beeston and City threaten Bardsey

Match action from Leeds City v Bardsey. PIC: Steve Riding
Match action from Leeds City v Bardsey. PIC: Steve Riding
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Beeston St Anthony’s picked up their first win in three league matches with a 6-0 victory away to East End Park, writes TOM HISCOTT.

Sean Jevons and Stephen Crawford both scored twice in the win, with further goals coming from Ben Haigh and Lee Turnbull. The result was Beeston’s 11th win of the campaign and moved the team to within eight points of leaders Bardsey.

Ripon City dropped down to seventh in the table after they lost 1-0 at home against a struggling Whitkirk Wanderers side.

The victory was Whitkirk’s first in seven games and moved them to within seven points of their hosts. Ripon head into next week’s game against Horbury with back to back losses in league and cup.

Field extended their unbeaten run to six games following a 1-1 draw at Otley Town. Field headed into half-time in the lead thanks to Joshua Miller’s goal, only for Otley to reply after the interval through substitute Tristan Holdsworth, to register their second draw on the bounce.

Field remain fourth just two points behind second-placed Leeds City.

Horbury Town struck twice in the last three minutes to beat Wetherby Athletic 3-1. Horbury took a lead in to the interval thanks to a Lee Mills penalty, before Wetherby’s Roman Neal equalised during the second half.

The game looked to be heading towards a draw before Lee Geraghty and Neil Samardzija both scored for Horbury in the final three minutes to extend their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions.

In the only game to beat the weather in the League Cup, Leeds City defeated top-flight leaders Bardsey 4-0, a result that could give them a psychological edge as they pursue the pacesetters.

In Division One basement club Kellingley Welfare drew 3-3 with promotion-chasing Ilkley Town. Robert Anderson scored twice with Andrew Mills adding the third for Kellingley, who despite lying bottom of the table, have only failed to score once in their 20 league matches this season. Ilkley’s stand out player Ross Hutchinson scored two goals, with Daniel Anderson also on target as Ilkley’s run of four consecutive league wins came to an end.

Pool lost 1-0 at home to Featherstone Colliery despite controlling the match for the first half hour. The only goal of the game came from Sam Harrison in the first half as Featherstone bounced back from last week’s 8-0 defeat at Robin Hill Athletic.

Swillington Saints continued their climb up Division Two with a 2-0 away win against Yorkshire Amateur. After a goalless first half, Daniel Jackson and Jamie Scott provided the goals which gave Swillington their sixth away win of the season. The result drops Yorkshire Amateurs down to 11th, with Swillington climbing two places up to second, 11 points behind table-topping Thornhill.

Woodhouse Hill rose to fifth in the league with a 4-2 win against Barwick. Barwick have now lost five straight games in all competitions and sit just five points below bottom club Great Preston. Luke Mitchell was the star for Woodhouse as he scored twice, with further goals coming from Lee Fletcher and Aaron Robinson.

The Alliance Division One league leaders Hunslet Club Reserves drew 0-0 against a battling East End Park Reserves side. It was the first time Hunslet have failed to score all season.

Sherburn White Rose Reserves mirrored last week’s performance at Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves with a 2-0 win over Alliance Division Two leaders Ilkley Town Reserves.

Goals from Aaron Hodgson and Callum Richardson gave the home side their second win of the season as they head into next week’s game in better form.

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