Yorkshire Amateurs: New team at the top following shut-out by Grangefield

Action from Heckmondwike GSOB and Woodhouse Moor Methodists.
Action from Heckmondwike GSOB and Woodhouse Moor Methodists.
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Grangefield Old Boys moved top of the Premier Division after their comfortable 5-0 victory over Rothwell.

Grangefield went ahead in the 19th minute through Thomas Hall who hit screamer from 27 yards out. Ritchie Banks then moved in from the left to double the lead four minutes later.

The gap widened in the 47th minute from a Luke Hunter penalty and Hunter headed his second goal in the 80th minute before Kev Brown, enjoying life after coming out of retirement, netted direct from a corner in the 90th minute.

Andy Kenyon was rewarded for a superb all round display by being named man of the match for Grangefield.

Trinity Old boys made it four draws from five games and Wigton’s young team now has five points from six matches after they contested a 1-1 draw.

Adam Kenyon gave Trinity the lead after 20 minutes with Said Osman applying the equaliser.

Ryan Groves was outstanding in goal for Trinity and that included a 75th minute penalty save.

In the Championship, Stanningley Old Boys Reserves moved second with a 3-1 win at seventh-placed Calverley United who suffered their first loss of the season. With the wind and the slope in their favour, Calverley took the lead through Ayrton Fontane after 15 minutes. But second half Stanningley goals from Craig Harris, Jack Kitson and Luke Harrop guaranteed all three points

The joust between eighth-placed Shire Academics and Leeds Medics Reserves was always going to be a tense affair and Shire edged a 1-0 home win. The winner came after 30 minutes when a Mark Freeman shot was parried by the Medics keeper and Jacob Taylor was on hand to slot the ball home to give his side their first victory of the campaign.

Championship leaders Beeston Old Boys retain pole position in spite of a 2-2 draw at fourth-placed Rodillian. Beeston led through David Tierney but goals from Jack Kanyama and Reece McFarlane had Rodillian on course for victory. Beeston gained a point through a Ryan Dawson equaliser.

Thornesians remain tenth after a 4-2 loss at home to Old Batelians who are up to fifth. Ryan Dobson netted twice for Thornesians but two goals for Si Dalton, plus a Dave Bordman penalty and Tom Overend strike gave the visitors their third win of the season.

Collingham Juniors Old Boys took over Division One leadership with 7-1 crushing of former leaders Almondburians. Braces from Richard Metcalfe and Jamie Rowlands plus strikes from Geffrey McGovery, Richard Gouland and Daniel Syers put the hosts in seventh heaven with Adam Lightowlers providing the Almondburians solace.

Metcalfe gave Collingham the lead straight from kick-off after latching on to Gouland’s long ball after just 6.5 seconds.

Basement boys Leeds Medics & Dentists 3rds bagged their first win of the campaign by obliging 5-1 at home to Leeds Independent. Braces from Alex Feben and Nick Turnbull plus a Fergus Machin strike saw them to victory in the face of a Dale Howland consolation.

Second-bottom Grangefield Old Boys Reserves also netted their first win as third-bottom hosts Sandal Wanderers were beaten 3-1. Strikes from Glen Metcalfe, Sam Russell and an own goal got them up and running.

Garforth Rangers moved eighth with a 4-0 win at home to fourth-placed Colton Athletic.

Paul Phipps, Chris Ingle, Scott Harding and Richard Wilson all grabbed one each.

Fourth bottom St Bedes obliged 3-1 at Gildersome Spurs Old Boys through strikes from Collis Robinson, Kyle McGinnis and Andrew Scullion. Jason Hardcastle grabbed a consolation for Spurs.

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