West Yorkshire League: Four-star Field rip lowly City to shreds

James Hochstrasser scores for Leeds City against Hall Green United. PIC: Steve Riding
James Hochstrasser scores for Leeds City against Hall Green United. PIC: Steve Riding
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Field continued their impressive season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Ripon City to extend their lead at the top of the West Yorkshire League Premier Division.

Elsewhere, Robin Hood Athletic fell 6-2 to Horbury Town. Goals from Gibril Bojang, Lamin Bojang, Alex Ferguson, Neil Samardzija and Luke Griffiths overcame strikes from Jonny Downey and Graham Marchant.

The win leaves Horbury in second place, just seven points behind Field.

Shelley fell 2-1 at home to Oxenhope Recreation, with goals from Hollingdrake and McNicol proving the difference.

Wetherby Athletic recorded a convincing 4-0 win over Boroughbridge, with Joshua Barden and Luke Duberry complementing goals from Joe Barden and Jonathan Hadley.

In Division One, Wyke Wanderers kept the pressure on league leaders Pool with an impressive 4-2 away victory over Stanley United.

Mathew Williamson and Ashley Munton scored for Stanley, but a dismissal for the latter was undoubtedly a factor of the Wyke win, with Joseph Walshe and a hat-trick for Ian Horrocks sealing all three points.

Altofts came out victorious in a closely contested battle away to Old Modernians, thanks to a Liam Bishop goal and a Daniel Jarvis brace.

Featherstone Colliery won the six-pointer of the day with a 3-1 win over Howden Clough, who remain bottom.

Aberford Albion and Headingley ended 1-1. Ilkley Town fell 2-0 to Whitkirk Wanderers. The loss distances Ilkley from the top four, leaving them five points behind Carlton Athletic.

Swillington notched a 4-0 win over Old Centralians thanks to goals from Matthew Eaglen, Danny Waite and a brace from Jamie Davies.

In Division Two, Hartshead kept their lead at the top of the league with a comfortable 3-1 win over Baildon Trinity Athletic thanks to a goal from Liam Gowan and a brace from Liam Fox. Great Preston came out victors of a nine-goal thriller, with goals from Anderson, Dunn and Fradgley not enough to see off strikes from Donachie, Hoddell and Jarret.

Meanwhile, Middleton Park beat Fryston 2-0 thanks to goals from Jack Duncan and Rhys Evans.

Mount St Mary’s overcame Barwick with goals from Thomas Hamill, Matthew Kingswood and a Jordan Talbot brace giving St Mary’s a 4-2 win.

Normanton Woodhouse Hill ran out comfortable 3-1 winners over Ossett Common Rovers thanks to a Robert Rice goal and a Richard Kingsbury brace. Rothwell Town picked up three points away to Yorkshire Amateur thanks to a Thomas Carter goal and a Ben Willis brace.

In Alliance Division One, Aberford Albion Reserves and Field Reserves played out a 0-0 draw.

Brighouse Old Boys Reserves fell 2-1 at home to Ilkley Town Reserves, with Nicky Fletcher and Thomas Rennolds sealing the three points despite a Bradley Flanagan goal.

East End Park Reserves sealed a 3-2 win over Hunslet Club Reserves, thanks to goals from Alfie Beestin, Anthony Coates and Craig Nicholson.

Leaders Leeds City Reserves were held 1-1 at home to Boroughbridge Reserves.

In Alliance Division Two, Baildon Trinity Athletic Res hammered bottom of the league Middleton Park Reserves 6-3.