A staggering 6-3 win for Hunslet Club saw one of the Premier Division’s strugglers beat sixth-placed East End Park, writes Amitai Winehouse.
Glenroy Hylton, Gareth Mitchell and Kyle Wilkinson scored for the home side, but Hunslet overpowered them with goals from Ryan Grant, Jonathan Grayston, Lee Parker, Anthony Williamson and a brace from David Pickering.
Leeds City closed the gap between first and second with a 1-0 win against Wetherby Athletic.
Substitute James Hochstrasser was pressed into action early in the game and rewarded his manager’s faith with the winner after only six minutes on the pitch.
Otley Town’s eight-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 1-0 loss at home against Wakefield-based outfit Horbury Town.
Mark Atkinson scored the only goal of the game in the 25th minute, his twelfth strike in only thirteen games.
Boroughbride and Shelley played out a 1-1 draw.
Mark Burniston bagged for Boroughbridge but Shelley’s goalscorer Liam Berry ensured the points were shared.
In Division One, promotion hopefuls Ilkley Town kept up their charge with a 5-2 win against Sherburn White Rose.
Benjamin Greenhow put two away for Ilkley, with Daniel Henderson, Darren Munday and Damian Smith also scoring. Sherburn’s goals came from Joe Hopkins and James Beaston.
A mid-table clash saw Wyke Wanderers romp to a 6-1 win against Pool at home.
Ben Bodle and Ian Horrocks scored two goals each for Wyke, added to by Aiden Day and Karl Fawcett’s strikes. Matthew Doran scored Pool’s consolation.
Aberford Albion kept up their good season with a 4-3 away win against Altofts.
Ryan Capitano and Matthew Leadbeater were on the scoresheet for Altofts.
Division Two saw Rothwell Town leapfrog Woodhouse Hill (Normanton) with a 2-1 win away from home against Barwick.
Thomas Carter and William Harrison scored the goals that lifted Rothwell into fifth in the league.
Ossett Common Rovers and Woodhouse Hill (Normanton) played out a 1-1 draw after Aaron Robinson put Woodhouse Hill into the lead before half time. Justin Booth’s equaliser gave Ossett a point.
Glasshoughton Welfare blew an opportunity to close the gap between first and second by losing 2-0 away at Hartshead, the first time this year Glasshoughton have failed to score.
Garforth Rangers grabbed three points by demolishing Heckmondwike Town 4-1.
In the pick of the Alliance Division One action, Ripon City Reserves stormed to a 4-1 victory against East End Park Reserves.
In the League Trophy, Beeston St Anthony’s Reserves progressed with a 7-1 win against Sherburn White Rose Reserves.
A 3-0 win for Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves against Rothwell Town Reserves in the Alliance Division Two was the result of the weekend.