West Yorkshire League: Favourites falter and rivals take advantage

Match action from Howden Clough v Thornhill (SR1003/29b). PIC: Steve Riding
Match action from Howden Clough v Thornhill (SR1003/29b). PIC: Steve Riding
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A surprise slip from Bardsey this weekend has once again opened up the title race at the top of the Premier Division, as struggling Oxenhope held them to a 0-0 draw, writes Amitai Winehouse.

Leeds City took advantage of their rivals’ mistake, travelling to Whitkirk Wanderers and storming to a 4-0 victory.

With three games in hand on Bardsey, goals from James Hochstrasser, Alex Miller and Adam Dutson’s brace could be key come the end of the season.

Beeston St Anthony’s won 2-1 away at Kippax. Richard Jackson scored for Kippax, but Beeston substitute Ryan Boden sealed the win.

Wetherby Athletic picked up a point after a 1-1 draw against Boroughbridge.

Wetherby will see it as points dropped after Barry O’Neill’s goal secured a draw for Boroughbridge.

Ripon City put together a 1-0 win at home against Brighouse Old Boys, with Ben Jones scoring the only goal of the game.

Hunslet Club’s 2-0 win against Otley Town will give them a boost heading into the final stages of the season.

Gareth Groves and Omri Linfoot scored for Hunslet.

East End Park also pulled out a 2-0 win against Horbury Town. Ryan Robinson and Michael Walpole scored Park’s two goals.

In the League Cup, Premier Division side Field travelled to Stanley United and emerged 4-1 victors. Ashley Munton scored United’s only goal.

Division One saw Ilkley Town miss out on an opportunity to overtake the leaders, surprisingly losing 2-0 at home to Wyke Wanderers. Ben Bodle and James Healy were the goalscorers for Wyke.

Sherburn White Rose pulled out the shock result of the weekend with a 5-2 win away at Featherstone Colliery. Sam Harrison’s goal for Featherstone was not enough as Sherburn hit five with no reply in the second half.

Robin Hood Athletic secured a point with a 2-2 draw against Carlton Athletic.

Mathew Cheetham and Liam Parker scored a goal each for Carlton, with Robin Hood’s goals coming from James Finlayson and Kris Robertshaw.

A high scoring game between Aberford Albion and Old Centralians ended 3-3.

Joe Cox and Kevin Myers were on the scoresheet for Old Centralians. Aberford’s Martin Britton, Calum Dolan and Darren Wickham scored one each.

Kellingley Welfare managed a 2-1 win away from home against Old Headingley, with Robert Anderson and Jordan Hutchinson scoring their goals.

Ben Craven scored Baildon Trinity Athletic’s only goal at the weekend as they fell to a 3-1 loss away at Old Modernians.

Altofts travelled to Pool and won 1-0, with Adam Swift scoring.

A 3-0 loss away from home to second placed Howden Clough could damage Thornhill’s title push in Division Two. Dwain Clark’s goal and Stefan Godbold’s brace wrapped up the win.

Glasshoughton Welfare kept up their push for promotion with a 4-2 win against Barwick, with Jacob Blackett, Lee Grainger, Liam Moore and Thomas Nodder scoring a goal each.

Thomas Carter’s hat-trick secured Rothwell Town’s 3-2 win against Heckmondwike Town, Elliot Williams scored a brace for Heckmondwike.

Goals from Adam Golding, Filip Morgan, Robert Rice and Lee Fletcher secured a 4-1 win for Woodhouse Hill (Normanton) against Yorkshire Amateur.

Amateur’s only goal came courtesy of a strike from from Ryan Mottley-Henry.

Mount St Mary’s won 2-1 against Garforth Rangers, with Thomas Hamill and Jamie Miller scoring their goals.

A 4-2 win for Hunslet Club Reserves against Field Reserves was the pick of the Alliance Division One games.

Substitute Hamadi Jawara securing the win for Hunslet with two goals.

Ten goals were split in the Alliance Division Two as Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves beat Howden Clough Reserves 6-4.

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