Yorkshire Amateur League: All smiles as Dentists doctor top team’s stats

Action from Leeds Independant v Collingham.
Action from Leeds Independant v Collingham.
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LEEDS MEDICS and Dentists ended the 100 per cent record of Senior A leaders Huddersfield Amateur with a counter-attacking 3-0 success on their travels.

After a tight goalless first half, speedy Medics forays produced two goals for Brad Chambers and one for substitute Niall Robinson.

Centre-back Dave Ashmore also excelled for fifth-placed Medics – auguring well for the Yorkshire Amateur League Ernie Fairclough Memorial Trophy game against the York Minster Engineering League on Wednesday night at Pocklington Town (kick-off 7.30pm).

Fourth-placed Ealandians made it four wins out of four with 3-1 defeat of seventh-placed visitors Trinity Old Boys.

A speculative cross from Dene Heppenstall and an opportunist goal for James Greenwood gave Ealandians a 2-0 half-time lead. Adam Gillott pulled a goal back with five minutes to go but it required a moment of magic from substitute and one time Farsley Celtic favourite Mike Midwood to clinch the victory as Midwood noticed the stand-in Trinity keeper off his line.

Alwoodley moved sixth with a 5-1 success at home to second bottom Rothwell.

Graham Shaw bagged a brace for Alwoodley while also missing a penalty but it didn’t matter with Tom Rawson, Rob Oxley and Cori Hendrickson adding a goal each. James Kitson netted for Rothwell.

Farnley Sports returned to the Championship as a 3-2 triumph at former leaders Rodillian made it six wins out of six.

James Basnett and Luke Playford netted for Rodillian who paid the price for missing a second half penalty and were ultimately sunk by a Shane Gaunt double and Carl Manning strike.

At the other end of the table, hosts Leeds Medics Reserves and Calverley United shared a 1-1 draw.

After nigh on seven hours without a goal, Medics took a 60th-minute lead but the advantage lasted only five minutes with Ben Binns soon equalising.

Nevertheless, it was and day for Calverley whose skipper Tom Westerman broke his leg on a day his side finished with ten men having lost another three players to knee injuries.

Beeston St Anthony’s rose to third with a fine 4-2 success at Morley Town AFC.

Graham Stockdale was at the double for Beeston whose Matty Smith and

Danny Moran also struck as late goals for Marc Haley and Jovan Kioseff failed to cause any consternation in the Beeston camp.

In Division One, weakened leaders Collingham Juniors Old Boys settled for a 2-2 draw at fourth-placed Leeds Independent.

Indy raced into a 2-0 lead through Gav Hercules and Marlon Richards but strikes from Richard Metcalfe and sub’ Alex Conroy bagged a point for Collingham who were indebted to goalkeeper Kieron Wilson for making two magnificent saves.

Second-placed Colton Athletic closed in with a 4-0 triumph at fourth-bottom Old Centralians.

Mike Ellington’s hat-trick was supplemented by a Chris Hick strike for Athletic.

Gildersome Spurs Old Boys edged a 6-3 goal-fest in a mid-table battle with visiting Grangefield Old Boys Reserves.

Spurs braces from Conor Firth and James Wilby were supported by strikes from

Jordan Brereton and substitute Reece Williams with the early Grangefield pressure led by Sam Waterhouse, Chris Ross and Luke Houghton.

Alwoodley Reserves sit third and with games in hand after 4-2 triumph at home to basement boys Leeds Medics And Dentists Reserves

Two goals from the promising Kamil Piekara plus one each from Hassan Abrar and Dan Whincup gave Alwoodley the points against Medics for whom the ever dangerous Fergus Machin netted twice.

In the only second round Marflitt Trophy game to go ahead, Stanningley Old Boys cruised to an 8-3 win at Sandal Wanderers led by a four-timer from Richard Alexander.

A brace from John Mallinson plus a Jamie McGeorge strike an own goal completed the haul with the outstanding Tom Hart, Danny Milnes from 45 yards and John Murrell netting Wanderers.

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

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