Yorkshire Amateur: Sports sink Celtic to got top of Premier pile

Colton goalkeeper Nicki Kerrigan tips the ball round the post from a Wheelwright OB shot.
Colton goalkeeper Nicki Kerrigan tips the ball round the post from a Wheelwright OB shot.
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FARNLEY SPORTS moved top of the Premier after their 3-1 success against visitors and last season’s runners-up Farsley Celtic Juniors.

Farsley started well and took the lead when a low fifth-minute corner ricocheted off Shaun Stephenson into his own net.

But Sports dug in and turned the game on its head through goals from Andy Punter and Robin Bailey, either side of an Adam Butterworth penalty.

In the Championship, Leeds Independent were seeking their first victory and led 2-1 at the break against Alwoodley Reserves thanks to Gav Hercules and Marlon Richards.

But Alwoodley staged a remarkable recovery going on to win not only 7-2 but also go to the top of the table with seven points from three games.

In second place, also on seven points from three games, are Beeston Juniors who won at Collingham Juniors Old Boys 3-2. The goals for Collingham came from Richard Metcalfe and 16-year-old new signing Oliver Robinson with the in-form Ryan Dawson, with a brace, and George Lazaro responding in the best way possible for Beeston Juniors.

Leeds Medics & Dentists enjoyed a convincing 5-2 success against Morley Town after leading 4-0 at the interval. Goals for Medics Res came from Paddy Knight and Alan Salter with doubles plus Johnny McGahan, with two goals from the impressive Kev Mackay in the 58th and 86th-minute for Morley. Batelians opened their account conquering Stanningley Old Boys Reserves 5-1 courtesy of a Jamie Smith penalty plus strikes from Stuart Otway, Paul Liley and Nathan Hallas with a brace. Matthew Gerraghty provided the Stanningley solace.

Division One leaders Drighlington made it three wins out of three with a 1-0 win at home to fellow newcomers Dewsbury Rangers with the game decided by a tenth-minute own goal after a cross from Joe Hirst.

Grangefield Old Boys Reserves made it two wins out of two with a 2-1 defeat of improved Leeds Medics & Dentists 3rds who were only sunk by a brace from the pacy Sam Russell. Medics 3rds’ leading scorer Fergus Machin’s goal making Grangefield work hard for the three points.

Wheelwright recorded their first victory of the season as they won at Colton Athletic 2-1. Rob Ives benefited from good work by Johnny Beverley and Daz Fothergill to put Wheelwright ahead but that lead was cancelled out in the 20th minute by a Chris Hick equaliser. Second half approach work by Beverley was rewarded when Fothergill drove the ball under the Colton keeper to give Wheelwright the full share of the spoils.


Gildersome Spurs maintained their 100 percent record from three matches in Division Two after beating Churwell Lions 4-1, writes DAISY YOUNG.

Two goals from Jason Hardcastle and Mike Hall sealed all three points for the visiting side.

Farsley beat Woodkirk Valley 3-1 thanks to goals from Joshua Sanz-Carvell, Adam Jesusco and Steve Wells. Huddersfield YMCA produced a fine 5-0 victory at Batelians Reserves, Tom Parker bagged two, with Jonathan Peel, Marcus Bray, and Louis Wrafter also striking. Morley Town AFC Res beat Leeds Medics IV 5-1 with Ash Slater, Lewis Simcoates, Martin Ross netting and Nathan Redhead bagging a brace. Centralians triumphed 3-2 over Collegians with goals from Sabi Gill, Brendan Mullen, Robbie Campbell.

In Division Three, Middleton Park Academy beat Churwell Lions Reserves 3-2 with their goals netted by Barnaby Foster, Peter Yeboah and Danny Wilson. Norristhorpe are second and undefeated on seven points and they beat Leeds City OB 3-2, after Dan Gannon bagged a brace and a Danny Mountain strike. Kippax Athletic thrashed Woodhouse 7-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Joe Ellender, a brace from Danny Hall and John Blakey and Jordan Allsop also hitting the target.

In Division Four, Alwoodley III moved top after they thrashed Middleton Park Reserves 13-0 with after a Riccardo Picano hat-trick, braces from Jim Bayes and Paddy Daniels. Further goals came from Ryan Lau, Masood Khalighi, Gary Hodgson, David McKender and Adam Hayes.