Yorkshire Amateur: Huddersfield Amateur fail to make most of Farsley Celtic’s slip-up

Action from Alwoodley Reserves v Leeds Independent. PIC: Steve Riding
Action from Alwoodley Reserves v Leeds Independent. PIC: Steve Riding
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after 11 games without defeat, Farsley Celtic Juniors finally came a cropper in a 2-1 loss at Premier Division hosts Stanningley Old Boys.

John Mallinson gave Farsley the lead but goals from Mark Wilson and James Mortimer condemned Celtic to their second league defeat of the season.

Table-topping Huddersfield Amateur were unable to take advantage as they too dropped points losing 4-0 at Ealandians whose Jacob Driver, Glynn Haley, Andy Markham and Mike Midwood netted.

Grangefield Old Boys kept pace with the top after a 2-0 win against visiting Trinity Old Boys. Grant Jackson and Ritchie Banks were both on target.

Josh Walker scored twice as Wigton Moor were 4-2 winners at bottom of the table FC Headingley. Ben Walker and Danny Lyons also netted for Wigton, with Chris Kuc and Sam Rawlings grabbing the consolations for Headingley.

Brad Chambers led from the front scoring twice as fifth-place Leeds Medics and Dentists were 4-1 winners at Alwoodley. Niall Robinson and George Lawson also netted for the Medics, with Graham Shaw providing Alwoodley’s only response.

Farnley Sports remain unbeaten and top of the Championship after a 3-1 win against visiting Thornesians. Adam Butterworth, Barrie Danby and Andy Punter netted for the home side, while Joe Cooke was on target for Thornesians.

Graham Stockdale, Sam Broadbent and Dale Kellett netted one goal each as Beeston St Anthony’s were 3-0 winners at home against Calverley United.

A Luke Harrop double was enough for fourth-placed Stanningley Old Boys Reserves as they were 2-0 winners at seventh-placed Shire Academics. Kieran Wardman and Alan Salter bagged a brace each as Leeds Medics and Dentists Reserves were comfortable 6-0 winners against visiting Beeston Old Boys. Paddy Knight and Sverrir Kristennson were also on target.

Morley Town AFC moved fifth with a 4-0 win at home against Old Modernians. Jovan Kioseff, Matthew Agar, Carl Barstow and Aron Johnson all netted. Old Batelians were held at home to a 3-3 draw by second place Rodillian. Jermaine Moyce scored two whilst Stu Otway added the third for Batelians but two goals to Luke Playford and a goal to Elliot Walker ensued a share of the spoils.

Collingham Juniors Old Boys missed an opportunity to extend their lead in Division One after losing 4-1 at Almondburians. Peter Jowett opened the scoring before Adam Lightowler scored a hat-trick for Almondburians. Richard Metcalfe netted for Collingham.

Title-chasing Garforth Rangers were 3-0 winners against second bottom visitors St Bedes with Danny Marcinkowski, Dale Swatman and Kean Varley all netting. Third-played fourth as Alwoodley Reserves were held to a 3-3 draw by visiting Leeds Independent. Dan Howland scored two goals for the home side with Marlon Richards also netting. Hassan Abrar bagged two for the visitors with Dan Whincup ensuring the shared points.

Morley Town AFC Reserves booked a place in the Hancock Cup final with a 5-1 win at home against FC Headingley Reserves as Jermaine Savery, David Neath, Martin Ross, Ash Slater and Kyle Varley all struck. Al Keetley scored the consolation goal for Headingley.