Yorkshire Amateur: Rodillian’s joy of six after netting first win of season

Action from the clash between Wodhouse Moor Methodists and Old Modernians. PIC: Steve Riding
Action from the clash between Wodhouse Moor Methodists and Old Modernians. PIC: Steve Riding
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Rodillian finally got their first Premier League win of the season at the sixth time of asking with a 2-1 victory against Trinity OB.

It was not easy for Rodillian, who have climbed up to seventh as a result. They went behind in the 55th minute, Adam Kenyon firing home for Trinity.

However, Rodillian showed an ability to fight back, equalising first through Olly Walker and then grabbing a 92nd minute winner through Matt O’Brien.

Beeston St Anthony’s climbed to seventh in the Championship after a fiercely contested clash with Shire Academics that finished 1-1.

Robbie Thackray put Shire ahead in the 23rd minute, but Beeston scrambled home a goal, Sam Innes applying the finishing touch.

It was Shire’s first point of a difficult season that leaves the club at the bottom of the second tier after four games played.

A 2-2 draw against Wheelwright doubled Colton Athletic’s point tally for the season in Division One, but they remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Athletic are still seeking a first win of the season, and may have been hopeful of gaining it on Saturday having taken the lead twice – first through Jono Goodwin and then through Ben Vickers.

However, Jordan Williams twice brought the game level, both times through free-kicks.

Churwell Lions put a deflated Old Centralians to the sword in Division Two, beating them 8-0.

Ash Oates scored a hat-trick for the home side, with Luke Ambler bagging a brace and Ashley Chapman, Luke Gough and an own goal also finding their way onto the scoresheet.

The Lions are now only a point behind Huddersfield YMCA, who are sixth in the division, with a game in-hand, and could conceivably climb to fourth if they take advantage of their additional games.

Sandal Wanderers defeated Old Collegians 3-1 on a wet day at the Pennine foothills.

Wanderers scored the opening goal of the game through Tom Jowett. Tom Hart, who has previously won the Golden Boot, was in top form as stand-in goalkeeper, keeping Collegians at bay.

John Murrell then scored within five seconds of the restart to put Sandal two goals ahead. Chris Earl bagged the visitors’ third, with Collegians scoring a consolation in the 85th minute. Wanderers move up to fifth.

Leeds Medics and Dentists have an opportunity to go top of the Premier Division next week when they face fourth-placed Ealandians, with Farnley Sports and Farsley Celtic Juniors in cup action.


Kippax Athletic have been left looking over their shoulders after Norristhorpe’s 5-1 win against FC Headingley left them only two points off the top of Division Three.

FC Headingley went ahead in the 15th minute, but Norristhorpe hit five without reply to storm to victory.

Lewis Collinson bagged a brace, while Jose Scurrah, Scott Malloy and Josh Coppin scored one each.

Woodhouse Moor Methodists and Leeds Modernians played out a 3-3 draw.

Modernians were 3-1 up at half-time through Hugo Sachs’ double and Reece Omidiran, but Steven Lindsay, Antony Lewis and James McDonald ensured the points were shared.

Alwoodley III stay on top of Division Four thanks to a 3-2 win against Shire Academics Reserves.

Ryan Lau, Riccardo Picano and Gary Hodgson scored for the league leaders, but goals from Sean Wheatley and Nick Shepherd for Shire made it a difficult contest.

Beeston Juniors drew 4-4 with bottom side Middleton Park Reserves, while Ealandians III fell to a 5-0 defeat against Colton Athletic Reserves.

Farnley Sports Reserves and Leeds City OB Reserves had a high scoring clash, Farnley triumphing 5-4, while North Leeds beat Wigton Moor Reserves 3-1.

In the pick of the Division Five action, Woodkirk Valley climbed to seventh in the league with a 5-0 victory against Methley United. Marc Barnes scored, with Richard Lambert and Scotty Love firing home two apiece.