Yorkshire Amateurs: Huddersfield Amateur stay top after easy win

Action from Thornesians III  and  Horsforth St Margaret's Reserves.
Action from Thornesians III and Horsforth St Margaret's Reserves.
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Huddersfield Amateur continued their 100 percent record so far this season with a 3-0 win over Stanningley OB, writes ANDY DONLEY.

Ben Charlesworth, Jacob Travis and Anthony White scored for Huddersfield as they stayed top on goal difference over Ealandians, who have also won three out of three.

Ealandians had a large slice of luck in their victory at Farsley, after the home side dominated possession and had the majority of the chances. However, James Flower and Chris Marsh scored for the visitors to give them a 2-1 half-time lead, before Wayne Crossley scored a second-half penalty to secure a 3-2 away victory.

In the Championship, Rodillian tasted defeat for the first time this season, as they succumbed 3-2 to Beeston OB in a hard-fought match.

Goals from Jack Kanyama and Luke Playford were not enough to lift Rodillian to the top of the table, as George Lazaro bagged a brace and Ryan Dawson also scored for Beeston, who move second.

Old Batelians dropped from first to fifth, as they were beaten 4-1 at home to the league’s new table-toppers Morley Town. A Matty Ibbotson double, plus goals from Jon Wilmshurst and skipper Marc Haley, were enough to clinch a comfortable victory for Morley.

Old Modernians won their first point of the season courtesy of a 2-2 draw against Stanningley OB Reserves.

Dan White and James Douglas found the net for Modernians, whilst Jack Kitson and Rob Nicholson were Stanningley’s scorers.

In Division 1, leaders Almondburians are the only side not to drop a point so far this season, after they defeated hosts Grangefield OB Res 4-0.

Leading scorer Adam Lightowlers scored three more goals, and Rob Antich also found the net, as all four of Almondburians goals came in the second half.

Grangefield OB Res are second to bottom after three defeats and remain pointless after a difficult start to the season.

Leeds Independent secured their first win of the season in emphatic fashion, triumphing over previously unbeaten Gildersome Spurs OB 5-0.

Gav Hercules scored two for Leeds, whilst ’keeper Neil Howard also found himself on the scoresheet, after his clearance travelled the length of the pitch and embarrassed his opposite number.

Promotion hopefuls Alwoodley Reserves fought back from being 2-0 down at half-time to beat Leeds Medics & Dentists III 4-2.

Bottom-placed Medics had been looking likely to secure their first points of the season, before goals for Dan Whincup, Cori Hendrickson and two from Geoff Clarkson secured the points for the visiting side.

In Division Two, previously unbeaten Old Collegians slipped to a 5-3 reverse against Old Batelians Reserves, who picked up their first points this campaign in an entertaining game.

A hat-trick for Batelians Phil Bryant ensured he was the star of a show which saw six goals scored before the half-time whistle was blown, with goals by Collegians’ Matty Day, Will Basnett and Michael Illingworth proving in vain.

Woodkirk Valley head a group of six teams all on six points at the top of the table, after they beat Morley Town Reserves, who also find themselves in the group, in fourth place on goal difference.

Marcus Benstead, Dylan Bradley and Alex Gordon scored for the hosts who capitalised on Morley Town’s mistakes to move to the top of the table.

Elsewhere in the division it was a good week for Huddersfield, as Huddersfield Amateur Reserves beat Wheelwright OB 4-1, and Huddersfield YMCA came out of a close tie with Middleton Park with all three points, winning the match 3-2.

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