Yorkshire Amateur League: Three wins on spin as Medics discover winning formula

Match action from Gildersome Spurs v Alwoodley. PIC: Steve Riding
Match action from Gildersome Spurs v Alwoodley. PIC: Steve Riding
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Leeds Medics made it three victories in a row with a 2-1 home win against Old Modernians in Senior A – one of only 17 games that got the go-ahead, writes ALFIE BURNS.

The home team were leading at half-time thanks to Dave Emms and doubled their lead in the second half through Paul Jackson. Si Lewis pulled a goal back for the Mods but it wasn’t enough as the Medics moved up to sixth in the table.

In Senior B, Saturday was a wonderful day for St Bedes’ new manager Danny Heaney. Bedes’ 4-3 home victory over Beeston was their first of the season.

Goals from Carlton Binks and Tom Bronski gave the visitors an early lead but Ryan O’Donnell pulled a goal back for the hosts.

Binks, from the penalty spot, gave Beeston a 3-1 lead before Ty Akram pulled another goal back before half-time. Gary Sunderland levelled the game before Ian Horrocks scored the winner for Bedes.

Calverley United were 4-3 winners away from home at Collingham Juniors thanks to a Kieron Kenneally hat-trick and a Scott Driscoll strike. Matt Gouland and Richard Metcalfe (2) netted for the home side.

Division One managed two games. Garforth Rangers were 5-2 victors at home to Leeds Medics III. Medics went into an early 2-0 lead thanks to a Alex Feben penalty and Chris Pickering but goals from Dale Swatman, Phil Clark, Michael Hick, Kean Varley and Nick Akhondi gave Garforth the win.

St Nicholas won their sixth game in a row with a 4-2 victory at Leeds Independent. Danny Bell opened the scoring for Independent but his goal was cancelled out by Ryan Brough. Austin Okoro then put the away side ahead before Brough added his second. Danny Bell pulled a second-half goal back for the hosts but it was Linval Fearon who made it 4-2 to the Nicks.

The only game in Division Two ended in a 3-2 victory for Gildersome Spurs III at Old Modernians Reserves. Jason Hardcastle grabbed a brace and Jacob Scott the winner.

Division Three saw Norristhorpe defeat East Ardsley Wanderers 6-3 with two goals from Dan Gannon and one each for Steven Alderson, Danny Mountain, Ash Slater and Matthew Potter. The goals from the away side came from a Albert Daddoo double and Sam Sears.

Ealandians Reserves went top of Division Three after a 6-1 thrashing of hosts Colton Institute Reserves for whom Carl Lill netted. Richard Mollett hit three for the away team. There was a brace for Dan Pummell and a goal from Jordan Rawlinson.

In Division Four, Old Modernians IV were defeated 6-2 at home by league leaders Old Centralians Reserves. David Allanson scored a hat-trick along with goals from Mike King, Danny Robson and James Abram for the visitors. Josh Wheater had given Mods the lead with two early goals.

Farnley Sports picked up a point away at Old Collegians in a thrilling match that ended 4-4. Matt Day (hat-trick) and Dennis Zach were scorers for Collegians with Farnley Sports’ goals coming from Shaun Gills’ treble and Rob Smith. Shire Acedemics were 7-6 victors on their travels against North Leeds. Sean Wheatley (hat-trick) and Lee Bryant, with two, were among the scorers for Shire. The freescoring Dean Peacock bagged four for North Leeds supported by Daniel Bean and Adam Yeadon.

In Division Five, leaders Leeds City Old Boys Reserves were 5-0 winners over fourth-placed Rodillian Reserves. Marc Ware bagged two goals along with Matty Nixon, Alistair Islip and a Rob Long penalty.

Aimi Beresford bagged a decisive brace for Brighouse in the 3-2 win over Bolton Wanderers.

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