Yorkshire Amateur: Grangefield back on top as Banks sinks treble

Action from 'Morley Town Res v Wheelwright OB.
Action from 'Morley Town Res v Wheelwright OB.
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Ritchie Banks scored a hat-trick as Grangefield OB moved back to the top of the Premier Division on Saturday with an 8-2 win at home against FC Headingley, writes AHMED ESSOF.

Luke Hunter and Criss Ross bagged a brace each for the league leaders whose Kev Brown scored a solitary goal to ensure the three points and top spot.

Stanningley OB returned from their trip to Rothwell with a 4-2 victory and seventh spot on the ladder.

Jay Carr scored twice for the visitors whose Jamie McGeorge and John Darke scored a goal each. Jack Kitson and Curtis Aston were on target for the home side.

Huddersfield Amateur returned to winnings ways with a 5-1 victory at home against Alwoodley, leaving them a point behind leaders Grangefield, but having played a game more.

Sam Frankland scored twice for the Amateurs as Sam Halstead, Chris Binks and Dave Wooffenden scored to secure the victory.

Dino Mulavdic scored a brilliantly taken goal for Alwoodley but it was mere consolation for the visitors.

Leeds Medics and Dentists hosted Trinity and All Saints OB, but neither side could be separated with a 0-0 score line.

Stanningley OB Reserves were too strong at home for Leeds Medics and Dentists Reserves in the Championship running out 8-3 winners.

Two goals each to John Mallinson, Rob Nicholson and Dan Sanderson set the tone for Stanningley.

Luke Harrop and Gary Worby scored a goal each to secure the three points.

Old Batelians were too strong at home for Calverley United sealing a comfortable 5-2 victory.

Stu Otway continued his fine goal scoring form bagging a hat-trick for Batelians whose Sam Newman scored twice.

Danny Littlewood and Ben Waller scored for Calverley who have now gone eight games without a win.

Beeston OB claimed bragging rights in the local derby away at Beeston St Anthony’s winning 3-0.

George Lazaro opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Richard Dunbar and Andy Mitchell added a goal each.

Rodillian have held on to second spot after a 4-2 win away at Thornesians. Francisco Matos scored twice for Rodillian with a goal each to Charlie Holt and Loz Lok securing the win.

Adam Naylor and Mally Bolland were on target for eighth-place Thornesians.

Sandal Wanderers have given themselves some breathing space near the bottom of Division 1 with a 7-1 win at home to Gildersome Spurs OB.

James Wilby opened the scoring for Spurs, but four goals to Tom Hart and one each for Danny Milnes, Matty Jenkins and Olly Bartholomew gave Sandal a much needed three points.

Colton Athletic were too strong at home for Leeds Medics and Dentists III winning 5-2.

Chris Hick was the hero for the day netting all five goals for Colton who sit two points clear at the top of the table.

St Bedes let slip a 3-1 half-time lead at home to draw their game 4-4 against Almondburians.

Brad Holland, Ty Akram, Kris Balodis and Kyle McGinnis were on target for the home side.

Adam Taylor, Robert Thompson, Sam Atkins and Adam Lightowlers scored a goal each for the visitors to share the spoils.

Leeds Independent were 3-0 victors away at Collingham Juniors OB. Damon Jenkinson, Chris Wright and Matt Waring were on target for Independent.

Old Centralians were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting side Garforth Rangers. There was one game in the Hancock Cup with Grangefield Reserves proving too strong for visiting Almondburians Reserves to win 3-1. Harvey Jones scored for the visitors, but goals to Si Yeadon and two to Danny Firbank ensured the holders stay in the cup.

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