Yorkshire Amateur: Athletic’s hot shots knock East Ardsley off track

Alwoodley Reserves goalscorers Jamie Clarkson (2) and Damir Mulabdic. PIC: Steve Riding
Alwoodley Reserves goalscorers Jamie Clarkson (2) and Damir Mulabdic. PIC: Steve Riding
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KIPPAX Athletic made up for the lack of games with an abundance of goals in Saturday’s 8-1 thumping of Division Four visitors East Ardsley Wanderers.

Waterlogged pitches and overnight frost and snow forced the abandonment of many matches in the Yorkshire Amateur League, with only five matches taking place across the eight divisions.

But there were goals aplenty in Division Four with Joe Ellander and Josh Finlay both at the double for Kippax who have shot up to sixth with the help of backroom staff Warren Fox and Richard Brooke.

Danny Hall, Tim Goodwill, John Blakey and Phill Goddard also netted for the victors with Josh Lazenby on target for the Wanderers.

Beeston Old Boys moved up to second in the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Shire Academics.

Henry Lazaro and Ashley Knowles – on his 18th birthday – were both on target for Beeston who are now four points behind Farnley Sports, but have played three games more. The loss leaves Shire in seventh.

There was only one game in Division Two and it was the travelling Amaranth Crossgates who proved triumphant in a 4-1 win at Methley United.

Despite the muddy pitch, Anthony Dyson scored a hat-trick for Amaranth in only his second match in Division Two.

Danny Blackburn was also on target for the visitors, whilst Will Harrison netted the consolation for Methley.

In Division Six, fourth-placed Morley Town AFC 3rds twice drew level but still went down 4-3 at home to third-place North Leeds Reserves in a seven-goal thriller.

Luke Armitage opened the scoring for the visitors with a quick double-salvo and supporting strikes from Adam Yeadon and Tom Bateman who hit an 87th-minute winner gave North Leeds all three points.

A spirited home performance saw goals scored by Danny Robinson, Ash Slater and Robert Brown proving to be just a little short.

It was a big game for Leeds City Old Boys 3rds as they moved off the bottom of the table with a 2-1 victory over the hosting Shire Academics 3rds.

Matt Myers bagged a brace for the visitors who have moved one spot up to 12th with a two-point gap over Thornesians 4ths. Shire could have gone third and two points behind the leaders, but remain sixth and five points behind.

Shire led at half-time through Ben Heap but failed to profit from their early second-half supremacy and a penalty saved by City keeper Richard Key that would have put them 2-0 up.

Looking ahead to this weekend, Premier Division relegation battlers Rothwell have a big date when they host leaders Huddersfield Amateur.