West Yorkshire League: Four-star Bardsey turn on the style

Scott Murgatroyd of  Robin Hood is squeezed out by Elliot Moody and Harry Webb of Baildon ('10040121l). PIC: Steve Riding
Scott Murgatroyd of Robin Hood is squeezed out by Elliot Moody and Harry Webb of Baildon ('10040121l). PIC: Steve Riding
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After confirming that they’d won the title last week, one might forgive Bardsey for letting up this week, writes Amitai Winehouse.

Yet there was no let up as they stormed to a 4-1 win against Boroughbridge. Robert Dickinson sent Bardsey on their way with a brace, with Daniel Maw and Jason Davies adding one each to secure the away win.

Beeston St Anthony’s can now finish no higher than second, and they fell to a 1-1 draw away from home at Ripon City. Duncan Terry scored for Ripon while Beeston’s goal was put home by Sean Jeavons.

Field could still pip Beeston to second, and with results like their 4-1 win against Wetherby Athletic, arresting Athletic’s recent form, it would be wrong to count them out.

Horbury Town moved up to eighth in the league with a 2-1 win against Brighouse Old Boys. Substitute Steven Ashford scored for Brighouse, but Tom Dews and Marc Griffiths scored one apiece for Town to give them the points.

Otley Town pulled even further away from the relegation zone with a 3-0 win against Kippax. Declan Adams, Daniel Chadwick and Josh Waite scored Otley’s goals in this relegation six pointer.

In Division One, Robin Hood Athletic kept their lead at the top with a 2-0 win against Baildon Trinity Athletic. Scott Murgatroyd and substitute Ashley Beck converted for Robin Hood, who can now use their games in-hand to build up an unassailable lead at the top of the table.

The result of the weekend, however, has to go to Old Modernians, who romped to a 10-0 win against Featherstone Colliery.

Second-placed Ilkley Town battered Pool 5-1 to stay two points away from top spot. Town were already 4-0 up by half-time thanks to braces from Daniel Henderson and Jack Murray. Daniel Bott added another after the break, with Pool’s Matthew Doran putting home a consolation.

Knaresborough Town beat Sherburn White Rose 2-1 at the weekend.

Knaresborough’s goals were scored by Fraser Lancaster and substitute Thomas Lee, with Daniel Cornish scoring Sherburn’s goal.

Altofts fell to a 3-1 loss against Old Centralians. Kevin Myers, Aaron Rothery and Christopher Ward scored Centralians’ three goals. Tenth-placed Old Headingley and Carlton Athletic played out a 2-2 draw. Matthew Foote and Denis Katoro scored for the away side, with Old Headingley turning to Ashley Austin and Callum Butcher to secure the point.

Wyke Wanderers managed a 2-1 win against Stanley United at home. Substitute David Markwell scored for Stanley. Ian Bell and Joshua Brough had already scored for Wyke by that point, giving them the win. Mid-week in Division Two saw Thornhill secure the title with a 4-2 win against Glasshoughton Welfare. Jamie Ingham put two away for Thornhill, with Jamie Beaver and Wayne Flannery rounding off the goals. Lee Grainger and Andrew Gibbons scored for Welfare.

Second placed Swillington Saints stormed to a 3-0 win against Howden Clough. Daniel Jackson, Shaun Longdon and Jamie Scott scored for the home side. Woodhouse Hill (Normanton) also managed a huge win at the weekend, battering Glasshoughton Welfare 4-0 away from home.

Robert Rice scored a hat-trick, with Daniel Tolson scoring a fourth.

The pick of the Alliance Division One action saw Wetherby Athletic Reserves beat Leeds City Reserves 2-1 away from home.

Wetherby Athletic Reserves moved five points clear of City in fifth as a result. In Alliance Division Two, Boroughbridge Reserves emerged 4-3 winners at Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves.

Ben Jones, left of Old Centralians and Matthew Martin of Swillington challenge.

Slideshow: Swillington v Old Centralians