Yorkshire Amateur League: Wells hits eight as Celtic stay unbeaten

Yorkshire Amateur League action from Old Thornesians v Beeston Juniors. PIC: Scott Merrylees SM1010/13
Yorkshire Amateur League action from Old Thornesians v Beeston Juniors. PIC: Scott Merrylees SM1010/13
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Steven Wells scored an incredble eight goals for Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves in his side’s 14-4 demolition of Old Batelians in the Hancock Cup.

Farsley scored nine second-half goals, with Wells grabbing four in either half, taking his tally to 29 goals from nine matches. Josh Bell scored a hat-trick for Old Batelians, who were well beaten by a side who have a 100 per cent record in Divison Two of the Yorkshire Amateur League.

A Shane Gaunt treble helped Farnley Sports cruise to a comfortable 6-0 victory over Divison One side St Bedes AFC to progress to the quarter-finals in the Terry Marflitt Trophy.

A double from Andrew Punter and a Wayne Hudson strike completed the scoring for Farnley, who sit top of the Premier Divison after five games and will now face Championship side Beeston Juniors, who came from behind to beat Thornesians 2-1.

Thornesians led 1-0 at half- time thanks to quick-thinking Ryan Dobson, who cleverly beat the Beeston keeper in a one-on-one situation. Thornesians had chances to increase their lead but Matthew Fisher and then sub George Lazaro saw Beeston into the next round.

Second place Farsley Celtic Juniors also eased into the next round with a 4-0 win at Divison Three Horsforth St. Margaret’s Saturday. A feisty tie ended with Horsforth having a man sent off after two Danny Lyons goals, with Liam Cannon and Craig Farrand also getting on the scoresheet. In the Premier Division, third place Leeds Medics & Dentists failed to take full advantage of those not playing as they drew 3-3 with Ealandians, while Grangefield OB and Rodllian also drew 3-3. Wigton Moor’s match with Stanningley OB was postponed.

In the Championship, Leeds Independent remain winless after a 4-3 defeat to Beeston St Anthony’s, but they stay ahead of Shire academics following their fourth defeat in five games with a 4-2 loss to Old Batelians.

Meanwhile, Jason Helm scored four after coming on as a second-half substitute for Morley Town AFC as they thrashed Collingham Juniors OB 7-2, with the score being 1-1 at half- time.

Drighlington FC stayed top of Divison One after a 3-2 victory at Wheelwright OB, thanks to two goals from Jordan Brereton and a Shane Snowden strike. Leeds Medics & Dentists III kept pressure on the top two with a 2-0 triumph over bottom-of-the-table Colton Athletic.

In the Hancock Cup for reserve teams, Bedes Reserves lost 4-1 to Centralians Res to complete a miserable afternoon for the Bedes club. Centralians produced some of their best football of the campaign with Jay Ghulzar and Christopher Able scoring twice for Centralians Res with Chris completing his hat trick at the wrong end of the pitch by scoring Bedes only goal in an all-Division Six tie.