Yorkshire Amateur: Farsley are facing a nervy end to campaign

Cody Doyle scores for Wortley against Leeds Medics 4ths.
Cody Doyle scores for Wortley against Leeds Medics 4ths.
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Premier division leaders Farsley Celtic Juniors face a nervy end to their season despite concluding their campaign with Saturday’s 3-1 success at Leeds Medics.

Alex Monk gave Medics the lead but a Louis Surtees double and Tom Ormondroyd strike have left Farsley five points clear of Ealandians who have three games in hand, starting with tonight’s hosting of FC Headingley.

Ealandians maintained their charge with Saturday’s 5-3 success at third-bottom Wigton Moor. Jamie Sheard bagged a brace for Wigton whose Ben Walker also netted but doubles from Glyn Haley and Chris Parker plus a Matty Parker strike gave Ealandians victory. Two days earlier, strikes from Robert Gerrard and Dene Heppenstall gave Ealandians a 2-1 success at Huddersfield Amateur.

On Saturday, fourth-placed Grangefield Old Boys enjoyed a 3-1 success at home to sixth-placed Alwoodley in a dress rehearsal for the final of the Marflitt Trophy on April 29. Alwoodley took an early lead through Cori Henderson but Grangefield hit back with goals from Tom Hall, Grant Jackson and Andy Kenyon.

In the Championship, Rodillian sealed second spot and promotion with a final day 3-2 success at home to Shire Academics. A Luke Playford hat-trick sealed the win with his third goal coming in the dying minutes.

Matthew Nicholson and Sean Wheatley notched for Shire.

Beeston Old Boys will finish third after losing 1-0 at home to Leeds District Cup runners-up Beeston St Anthony’s whose Jordan Gardner bagged the winner.

Fourth-placed Morley Town AFC are up to fourth after two wins in four days, starting with Wednesday night’s 3-2 success at home to Stanningley Old Boys Reserves, achieved through a Kevin Mackay brace and Matthew Agar strike. Mark Kay and Andrew Murphy notched for Stanningley.

Morley then beat visiting Old Batelians 4-0 on Saturday as Matthew Ibbotson and Krystian Wojcick both bagged braces.

Also on Saturday, Luke Harrop added two more goals to his season’s tally as his fifth-placed Stanningley Old Boys Reserves side drew 2-2 with second-bottom visitors Old Modernians. Danny Claxton and Reece Omidiran bagged Modernians goals.

Bottom club Thornesians lost 4-2 to visiting Leeds Medics & Dentists Reserves. Gaz Hill and Kane Whitaker notched the Thornes goals.

In Division One highlights, champions-elect St Nicholas sealed promotion and took over top spot with three wins in six days. Wednesday’s 6-0 romp at Grangefield Old Boys Reserves was followed by Saturday’s 7-1 hammering of visiting St Bedes and Monday’s 5-1 triumph at Gildersome Spurs Old Boys.

Leaders Wortley and second-placed Amaranth Crossgates are promoted from Division Two – Wortley 7-1 winners at home to Leeds Medics 4ths on Saturday, bouncing back from Wednesday’s 4-0 loss at home to Amaranth.

Amaranth then obliged 1-0 over third-placed Wheelwright Old Boys on Saturday.

Last Wednesday evening saw Thornesians 3rds claim the Hodgson Cup – with a 1-0 success against with Old Batelians 3rds. Joe Cuthbertson bagged the winner midway through the second half.