BARDSEY ensured they will retain their West Yorkshire League crown following Saturday’s comprehensive 3-1 win at Hunslet Club, writes Amitai Winehouse.
The league leaders had Daniel Maw to thank for their victory, as his hat-trick fired them to all three points. Jonathan Grayston scored Hunslet’s only goal.
Beeston St Anthony’s stayed second with a 4-1 win against Kippax at home.
Carl Feehan bagged two for Beeston, with Stephen Crawford and Paul McMullan adding one apiece.
Leeds City could yet overhaul Beeston and grab second, especially with results like their 4-0 win against Brighouse Old Boys.
City ran away with the game, 2-0 up at half time thanks to goals from James Hochstrasser and Nicky Bishop, and confirmed the win as Ashley Walker put away a third shortly after half time. Hochstrasser wrapped it up with his second of the match in the 88th minute.
Field extended their lead over East End Park in the table by beating them 3-2.
Lee Burgess, Ryan Canning and Andrew Benjamin scored for Field, with Gareth Mitchell and Kyle Wilkinson scoring for East End Park as they fell short.
Horbury Town mounted a comeback from two goals behind to draw 3-3 with Ripon City.
Tom Dews, Marc Keane and Daniel Cooper were on the scoresheet for Horbury.
Wetherby Athletic also managed a 4-1 win against Otley Town as they moved out of the bottom two.
Elsewhere, in Division One, Robin Hood Athletic climbed to the top of the table with a 6-2 win against Carlton Athletic.
Goals for Robin Hood came from Daniel Chadwick, Dale Pickering, Mark Temple-Baker, Ashley Crowther and Graham Marchant, who scored two. Denis Katoro and Liam Parker scored one each for Carlton.
Wyke Wanderers recaptured fifth place with a 2-0 win against Old Centralians.
Aiden Day and Gavin Turner scored the game’s goals for Wyke.
Old Headingley and Featherstone Colliery played out a high-scoring 3-3 draw to share the points.
Kyle Sambrook, Colliery’s number 9, put in a striking masterclass, bagging three to ensure his team left with a point.
Aberford Albion came away from Pool with a 2-1 win. Matthew White scored Pool’s goal.
Sherburn White Rose beat Kellingley Welfare 3-1 in a bad tempered clash that saw Sherburn’s Danny Middleton and Welfare’s Ian Gordon sent off.
Middleton scored prior to his red card, with teammates Craig Hobson and Daniel Withington also scoring to give Sherburn the win. Kristopher Sleight put away Kellingley’s only goal of the game.
Altofts piled more misery on Baildon Trinity Athletic by beating them 3-0 away from home.
Old Modernians moved to within six points of the top with a 3-1 win against Stanley United.
Division Two saw leaders Thornhill extend their lead at the top of the table to seven points with a 6-0 win against Barwick.
Jamie Ingham and Ross Ingham scored a brace each, with Scott Hargreaves and Joseph Rhodes putting home solitary strikes to give Thornhill a huge victory.
It was not, however, the biggest win in Division Two, as Mount St. Mary’s were in seventh heaven after a staggering 7-0 win against Hartshead.
Adam Deedigan, Conor Parsons and Joe Tasker were amongst Mount St. Mary’s goals, with the win moving the side up to fifth.
Yorkshire Amateur, 11th in the table, managed a 4-1 win against Glasshoughton Welfare away from home that belied league position. Elvuan Gerald, Ray Spencer and Lewis Longthorn scored for Amateur, with Longthorn bagging a brace.