Yorkshire Amateur: Farnley’s year-long unbeaten run finally ended

Shaun Hamill shoots for for East Ardsley Wanderers against Terry Marflitt Trophy first-round hosts East Ardsley Wanderers. PIC: Steve Riding
Shaun Hamill shoots for for East Ardsley Wanderers against Terry Marflitt Trophy first-round hosts East Ardsley Wanderers. PIC: Steve Riding
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Farnley Sports suffered their first defeat for more than 12 months at the weekend as they lost 3-1 against Trinity OB.

Adam Horner put Farnley ahead through a sliced cross.

However, the league leaders struggled to deal with the high tempo game of victorious Trinity.

Trinity equalised through Andy Kenyon, went ahead through Adam Gillett and then wrapped up the game thanks to a second from Kenyon.

Alwoodley FC climbed off the foot of the Premier Division by securing their first win of the season against Leeds Medics & Dentists.

Medics lost 4-2 thanks to a stunning display from Alwoodley’s Callum Armstrong, who scored all four of his side’s goals.

Substitute Niall Robinson and Alex Monk scored a goal each to reduce the arrears, but Alwoodley held on to secure a valuable three points.

Fourth placed Farsley Celtic Juniors earned their second win of the campaign against Grangefield OB, beating the third-placed side 2-0 at home.

Danny Lyons broke the deadlock for Farsley before substitute Tyler Cooper confirmed the win.

Rodillian are still looking for a first win of the season after their 2-1 loss against second-placed Stanningley OB.

James Allen put Stanningley ahead before Jack Kanyama equalised. Tom Stewart won the game with his first-ever goal for Stanningley to put his side a point off Farnley at the top of the table.

Beeston Juniors climbed to the top of the Championship with a 3-2 win against local rivals Beeston St Anthony’s.

Juniors had George Lazaro, Brad Lloyd and Jamie Mitchell to thank for their goals.

In the only other game in the second tier, Old Batelians won 5-3 away from home against Morley Town.

Nathan Hallas was the star on the day, bagging a hat-trick, and he was joined by Matthew Bolton and Ashley Fallas on the scoresheet for Batelians. Danny Holland, Kevin Mackay and Chris Pearson scored for Morley.

In Division One, Leeds Medics & Dentists III earned their second point of the season with a 2-2 draw against Rothwell Reserves.

Liam Parker and David Schofield were on target for Rothwell. Medics then drew level, with Alex Feben bagging the first and Paul Hodgson scoring the equaliser with only two minutes left.

Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves kept up their 100 per cent start with a 5-0 win against Leeds Medics & Dentists IV.

An impressive Steve Wells scored four for Celtic, with Josh Sanz-Carvell adding the other goal.

Shire Academics Reserves dropped points in Division Four in a 3-3 draw with Alwoodley III.

In the pick of the Division Five action, Dewsbury Rangers beat Shire Academics III 3-1 to go top. There were 12 goals in one game in Division Six, as Norristhorpe Reserves won 7-5 away from home against St Bedes AFC Reserves.


Colton Athletic pulled off an upset in the Terry Marflitt Trophy, beating Championship side Collingham Juniors OB 2-1.

Chris Hick and Jonothan Goodwin scored for Colton. Richard Metcalfe halved the deficit for Collingham from the spot, but Colton held out.

Division 2 side Gildersome Spurs OB blew away lower league opposition Woodhouse Moor Methodists, winning 10-2.

Mike Hall was the pick of the goalscorers, hitting four.

Dewsbury Rangers beat Fairbank United 5-3 after initially going behind, but, in bizarre circumstances, Fairbank were pegged back by an equaliser as they were celebrating.

Thornesians will face them in the next round after a 4-1 win against Calverley United.

East Ardsley Wanderers beat FC Headingley 6-2, Horsforth St Margaret’s will face Leeds City OB after they beat Huddersfield YMCA 3-1.

City triumphed 6-1 against Old Centralians.

Drighlington beat St. Nicholas 7-4, the same score St Bede’s achieved against Woodkirk Valley.

Old Collegians lost 5-4 against Shire Academics at home, while Churwell Lions beat Kippax Athletic 3-1.

North Leeds will travel to Ealandians after their 3-1 win against Methley United.

Leeds Independent blew away Huddersfield Amateur in a 6-0 victory, while Wortley confirmed a tie with Trinity & All Saints COB by beating Norristhorpe 2-0.

Wheelwright OB enjoyed a 4-0 win against Leeds Modernians away from home, and Amaranth were also successful on their travels, beating Sandal Wanderers 5-2.