City keep up amazing run in hunt for glory

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It was another perfect week for Leeds City, who grabbed themselves another two wins in the space of three days to take their incredible run to 24 wins in a row in all competitions.

The double victory ensures they continue to compete for trophies on all four fronts this season, with a quadruple quickly becoming a very real possibility.

They began with a 5-1 Premier Division win at home to Knaresborough Town, George Eustance scored for the visitors but a first-half Barrie Frankland brace, as well as goals from Michael Cameron, Jason Miller and Steven Tierney put the game to bed.

Just three days later, Leeds followed up with a 3-1 win against visiting third-placed Horbury Town.

Tom Dews gave Horbury the lead early on but Frankland quickly equalised. James Hochstrasser then netted right on the stroke of half-time to send Leeds 2-1 up at the interval.

It wasn’t until the final few minutes that Leeds added a third, with Frankland completed his second brace in a week to give the home side another massive three points.

Meanwhile league leaders Field secured a victory of their own with a 1-0 win at home to Otley Town, with Levi Pedder grabbing the decisive goal.

Bardsey and Beeston St Anthony’s played out a 2-2 draw and Hunslet Club and Robin Hood Athletic finished 1-1.

Knaresborough Town bounced back from their midweek defeat with a comfortable 4-0 win over struggling Boroughbridge.

Paul Atkinson, George Eustance, Christopher Fairhurst and Joshua Yanac scoring.

Oxenhope Recreation ran riot at home to condemned Ripon City, with a emphatic 7-2 win.

Luca Crompton and James McDaid scored for Ripon, who remain lodged firmly in bottom place, whilst Craig Morris and Thomas Marshall braces, complementing strikes from Lewis Hopkinson, William Wells and Liam McNicol gave Oxenhope the three points.

In Division One, Carlton Athletic cruised to a 4-1 away win at league leaders Pool. Liam Moore picked up a double to add to goals from Ben Scargill and Tom Griffiths.

The impressive win narrows the gap between Pool and Carlton to just four points, with the latter having three games in hand. Old Centralians picked up a valiant point away at third- placed Wyke Wanderers, with James Tucker scoring for the hosts and James Lee for the visitors. Headingley beat Howden Clough 3-0 thanks to a Jon Mckinley double and an Ashley Austin effort. Ilkley Town drew 0-0 with Aberford Albion. Whitkirk Wanderers and Stanley United’s game finished 2-2.

Featherstone Colliery grabbed two wins in two days with a comprehensive 7-2 win over Thornhill quickly followed by a 2-0 victory at home to Altofts. Kyle Sambrook and Adam Cameron grabbed a brace apiece on Saturday at home to Thornhill, complementing strikes from Jamie Deal, Kyle Pearson and Gareth Ward. And on Monday night, the prolific Adam Cameron did the business with another brace. In Division Two, leaders Hartshead bagged a 3-1 win at home to Garforth Rangers thanks to strikes from Matthew Biddle, Jamie Newby and Jamie Wasley.

In Alliance Division 2, hosts Horbury Town Res beat Rothwell Town 11-0 and Kippax Res beat Garforth Rangers Res 13-0.

Lee Molyneux

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