Yorkshire Amateur: Ten-man St Margaret’s take care of business

Action from Almondburians Res v Farsley Celtic Juniors Res.
Action from Almondburians Res v Farsley Celtic Juniors Res.
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In a fitting dedication to his dad, Chrissi Smith found the back of the net as Horsforth St Margaret’s Reserves claimed the Division Five title with a 5-0 win against hosts Huddersfield Amateur 3rds.

Mick Smith is currently recovering in intensive care after experiencing problems a week ago in an operation to remove a tumour in his kidney.

His son netted in the first half before dashing away to visit his father in hospital with his mother Sarah, leaving Horsforth with 10 men, but St Margaret’s took care of victory as Dylan Palfreyman also scored twice, with Nathan McDonnell and Patrick Sammon also on target.

Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves all but sealed the Division Three title with a 5-0 success at Almondburians Reserves. Alex Gyte bagged a double with Louis Surtees, Chad Morris and Josh Sanz-Carvell also netting.

Old Centralians Reserves sealed the second promotion spot as goals from David Allanson and Robert Smith ensured a 2-0 triumph at Almondburians Reserves.

In the sole Premier Division game played, Grangefield Old Boys moved fourth with a 4-1 win at home to third bottom Wigton Moor. Andy Kenyon, Ritchie Banks, Kev Brown and Luke Hunter were on target while Jamie Shield netted the consolation.

Championship winners Farnley Sports enjoyed a 5-2 success against visiting Morley Town AFC. Danny Sharp and Shane Gaunt scored two goals each, with Jed Wrigley also on target for Farnley.

Second-placed Rodilian were floored 5-3 at fourth-placed Stanningley Old Boys Reserves. Craig Harris, Mick Joyce, Matt Gerraghty, Rob Nicholson and Paul Milligan were on target for Stanningley. Luke Playford, Jamie McGeorge and Dan Holmes scored for the visitors.

But third-placed Beeston Old Boys blew a chance to close as they were blitzed 6-2 at Old Batelians. Stuart Otway scored a hat-trick for the hosts whose Mike Sanderson, James McFarlane and Jermaine Moyce were also on target. Carlton Binks and Jamie Mitchell netted for Beeston.

Old Modernians gave themselves hope at the bottom with a 4-1 win at Leeds Medics and Dentists Reserves. Ben Turner scored twice, with Mikey Hall, and Johnny Hick also on target.

Graham Stockdale scored four as Beeston St Anthony’s moved up to seventh with a 4-2 win at Thornesians. Steve Walton and Curtis Cunningham struck for the hosts.

The most notable movement in Division One was Alwoodley FC Reserves moving second with a notable 3-0 win at home to fourth-placed title chasers St Nicholas through a goal each from Danny Whincup, Guy Cole and Lee Swift.

Division Two Leaders Wheelwright Old Boys all but sealed promotion with a 5-0 win at Huddersfield YMCA. Johnny Beverley scored three with Jay Campbell and Chris Kemp also on target.

Ben Wilkinson scored five goals as Amaranth Crossgates battered 13-0 against visiting Leeds Medics and Dentists 4ths to move fourth. Adam Tempest scored four, Reece Child two and John McGhee bagged a goal too.

Dean Parker, Si Bick and Joe Simmons scored hat-tricks as third-placed Huddersfield Amateur Reserves won 11-0 against the travelling Old Collegians. Ben Hallit and Danny Logan were also on target.