Yorkshire Amateur: Farsley on the climb after big home win

Action from Gildersome Spurs and Sandal Warriors.
Action from Gildersome Spurs and Sandal Warriors.
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WIGTON MOOR were blown away 6-1 in the Yorkshire Amateur Premier Division by Farsley Celtic Juniors, writes GEORGE ALDRIDGE.

The win lifts Farsley to a respectable third place in the table with the best goal difference of any side.

Free-scoring Farsley were four goals to the good by the interval, with two strikes from Ben Cook plus one each from Luke Gordon and Paul Dockerty.

The second half saw Craig Farrand and Alex Gyte cap off a ruthless display, with a Wigton consolation, courtesy of Danny Lyons, the only blot on a Farsley masterpiece.

Amateur League newcomers Rothwell notched an impressive 4-2 win over Leeds Medics & Dentists. A James Kitson brace plus goals from Chris Best and Brad Newton outweighed Brad Chambers and Alex Howard strikes.

Stanningley Old Boys fought out a tough 1-1 draw with hosts Alwoodley. A 10th minute Gary Allen penalty was cancelled out by Dino Mulavdic’ strike for Alwoodley.

In the Championship, the match of the day came at Old Modernians who managed to lose 9-3 to Beeston despite leading 3-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Dan White. A George Lazaro treble, braces from Ryan Dawson and Tom Hitchin and solos from Jamie Mitchell and Dave Tierney overturned the deficit and sent Beeston home with all three points to maintain their lead at the summit.

Farnley Sports hit six without reply at Leeds Medics & Dentists Reserves to maintain their perfect start to the season. Goals from Barrie Danby, Andy Punter, Shane Gaunt, Alan Horner and Stuart Murrell with a double keep Farnley a point behind the leaders with two games in hand.

In Division One, Gildersome Spurs remarkably defeated Sandal Wanderers 6-4 at home, despite being three goals down at half time. Spurs stars James Hardcastle, James Wilby and Conor Firth bagged three, two and one respectively.

Defeat was harsh on Tom Hart, who played the lone striker role for Sandal and scored all four goals for them.

A Ryan Brough goal complemented a Jonny Daniel hat-trick to give St Nicholas a 4-0 win over Leeds Medics & Dentists 3rds.

Centralians journeyed to Garforth Rangers and took all three points courtesy of a 3-0 win.

Colton Athletic edged a 1-0 success against Collingham Juniors Old Boys who missed a late penalty. Mark Pieri hit a 75th-minute winner.

Leeds Independent remain sixth after their 1-1 draw with Almondburians, with the point lifting Almondburians to the top of the Division One tree.

In Division Two, leaders Wheelwright Old Boys defeated St Bedes Reserves 3-0 thanks to a Jordan Barrett header, a Chris Kemp spot kick and Joshua Mulley.

Amongst others, Jamie Green bagged five for Methley in their clash away at Old Collegians. His five, part of a plethora for Methley, led to a comfortable 9-0 rout.

Third-placed Woodkirk Valley saw off Middleton Park by an incredible 7-0 scoreline. The win puts Woodkirk in a strong position: three points from top with a game in hand. The key to their success, you feel, lies in Marcus Benstead, Chrissy Woods and Dylan Bradley who are in prolific goalscoring form, the latter scoring a hat trick against Middleton. The trio have run riot this season, with 27 between them already. Morley Town Reserves vs Amaranth Crossgates ended goalless.

Leeds Medics and Dentists 4ths sit on zero points after losing 6-2 to Old Batelians Reserves.

Highlights from the lower leagues included a shock 5-3 home victory for Colton Athletic Reserves over 2nd place Ealandians 3rds in Division Four and a 6-1 away victory for Huddersfield Reserves 4ths at Old Batelians 3rds in Divison Six, who remain without a point in seven games.

Beeston St Anthony's star stopper, Alex Houghton. PIC: Beeston SA

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