Yorkshire Amateur League: Go-forward rivals share in 14-goal free-for-all

Alwoodley Reserves scorers Geoff Clarkson, Daniel Whincup (3) and Hassan Abrar (2).
Alwoodley Reserves scorers Geoff Clarkson, Daniel Whincup (3) and Hassan Abrar (2).
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The last time Amaranth Crossgates Reserves and North Leeds Reserves met in Division Six, it was a 0-0 ‘bore draw’; not this time, writes AHMED ESSOF.

On Saturday, defending was amiss as Amaranth hosted an enthralling 7-7 draw. Jordan Berry bagged four for North whose Luke Armitage, Dave Sadler and Chad Newman were also on target. John Dolan scored three for the hosts with support from Aiden Yaffe, Adam Sales, Andy Wort and an own goal.

In the Premier Division, leaders Huddersfield Amateur were 3-2 winners at home against Stanningley Old Boys. Richard Alexander and James Allen gave Stanningley the lead, but two goals to Sam Halstead and a goal to John Burwell secured the points.

Trinity Old Boys moved fourth with a 5-1 win at Rothwell as Ross Hamilton, Chris Bowden, Andy Kenyon, Shoaib Ali and Stevie Travers all struck. James Kitson scored for Rothwell.

Bottom club FC Headingley lost 3-0 to visiting Alwoodley whose Jami Kilner, Dino Mulavdic and Rob Oxley all netted.

The game between Ealandians and Grangefield Old Boys was abandoned due to a serious leg injury to Rhys Moore of Grangefield inside the first minute.

In the Championship, leaders Farnley Sports rolled on with a 3-1 win at home to Beeston St Anthony’s. Gerodie Rossendale, Danny Sharpe and Barries Darby scored for the home side, whilst Graham Stockdale netted for the visitors.

Morley Town AFC obliged 4-2 at Old Modernians. Marc Haley netted twice for Morley whose Jed Wrigley and Matt Ibbotson also scored. Joe Clapham struck for the hosts.

In Division One, Alwoodley Reserves enhanced their title claims with a 6-1 win at third-placed Collingham Juniors Old Boys. Dan Whincup, Hassan Abrar and Geoff Clarkson bagged three, two and one respectively while Jamie Rowlands scored for Collingham.

Towards the bottom, Sandal Wanderers won 3-2 at St Bedes as two goals from Tom Jowett and one from Matty Jenkins overode a Liam Darke double.

Leeds Medics and Dentists 4ths were in top form in Division Two winning 7-0 at Old Collegians. Fergus Machin scored a hat-trick and Hugh Goodfield a brace with Gav Scott and Alex Feben also netting. Martin Ross scored a hat-trick supported by a James Hawley strike as Morley Town AFC Reserves won 4-3 at Amaranth Crossgates whose Matt Hale, Danny Blackburn and Anthony Dyson netted.

Woodkirk Valley won 4-3 at St Bedes AFC Reserves with efforts from Christy Woods, Dylan Bradley, Jack Tabor and Marcus Benstead. Steve Thwaites scored two and Jordan Farrell one for Bedes.

Leaders Huddersfield Amateurs Reserves hosted a 2-2 draw with Wortley. Dean Parker and Ben Manning scored for the hosts with Ash Skillington and Danny Purcell scoring for Wortley.

In Division Three, Naveed Khan, Hassan Iqbal, Zeeshan Khan, Razziq Ali and Shoaib all struck as Bainbridge won a 5-1 mid-table battle at Norristhorpe. Division Four leaders Horsforth St Margaret’s marched on with a 5-3 win at Ealandians 3rds with two goals from Dan Smart plus one each from Jake Williams, Steve Broadley and Harrison Mcphee.

Sam Dawtry scored a hat-trick for Ealandians. Thornesians Reserves moved second with a 3-1 win at Leeds City Old Boys with goals from Brett Norman, Saqi Hussain and Rob Stephenson in the face of an Adi Chapman strike. In Division Five, Old Collegians went fourth by beating visiting North Leeds 3-1 through a Louis Wrafter brace and Liam Shepherd strike. Gareth Houghton scored for North.

Leeds City Old Boys Reserves hosted a 2-2 draw against Old Modernians 3rds. Stu Atsall scored both Mods goals, whilst Joe Potter and Coxon netted for City.