Fforde Grene’s win offers East End hope in title race

Shaun Fielding heads clear for Corpus Christi
Shaun Fielding heads clear for Corpus Christi
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Chapeltown Fforde Grene underlined their dominance of the Premier Division with victory over their closest challengers.

Grene edged out second-placed Station Whites 3-1 to make it seven wins out of seven to start the season.

A double from Derrell Goodison built on an earlier strike by Leon Gentles as the Whites fell seven points adrift of the pace-setters.

They now have East End Park breathing down their necks after Park moved into third place with a 5-3 win at struggling Richmond Hill.

Hayden Bowler struck twice for East End, with Ben Olibison, Paul Sykes and Terry Tomlinson also on target.

Alfie Beestin, Ashley Hubbard and Marc Hitchings scored for Richmond, who remain with just one draw all season.

Richmond dropped to the bottom of the table because Halfway House (Stanningley) won 5-2 at Harehills FC, who are not out of danger themselves.

David Allanson hit a double with further Halfway goals coming from Shazaib Rafiq, Daniel Ajibona and Phil Allanson.

David Silverwood and Nathan Abbott with the Harehills response.

In a game befitting two mid-table teams there was very little to choose between Halfway FC and KKS Zubry who shared a 1-1 draw.

Lee Longbotton found the net for Halfway; Aiden Lewis with the KKS reply.

Corpus Christi are up to second in the Championship after their win over West Leeds Wortley took them above Badri FC, who suffered defeat against East Leeds Celtic.

Christi’s fifth win of the season came via goals from Reece Callum, Stuart Scales and Ian Stott in a 3-1 win over West Leeds Wortley.

Christi have played two games more than both leaders Seacroft AFC and third-placed Badri, who will be kicking themselves at allowing East Leeds Celtic to claim victory.

Matthew Allen and Gary Smith struck for Celtic as they stay sixth but just three points off Badri in what is a congested mid-table.

A fixture between the Championship leaders and pointless basement dwellers was always going to be a mis-match and so it proved as Seacroft AFC thrashed New Farnley FC 10-0.

Rennal Edwards bagged a hat-trick, while Daniel Leafe and Ricky Watson hit doubles. Andy Jackson, Martin Shaw and an own goal completed the rout.

Western Juniors FC provided stiff opposition for Bramley Villagers before they eventually prevailed 2-1.

Matthew Sains and Chris Fletcher struck for the Villagers, with Danny Kennaghan grabbing the Western reply.

There are three games in the Terry Pears Premier this Sunday.

Leaders Chapeltown Fforde Green host Halfway FC while the game of the day pits second-placed Station Whites against third-placed East End Park, who can now overtake their hosts following last week’s contrasting results. Halfway House Stanningley host Richmond Hill in the battle of the bottom two.

There is only one game in the Championship as New Farnley AFC look for their first points of the season when they travel to Bramley Villagers.

There is one cup fixture this weekend.

KKS Zubry of the Premier Division host East Leeds Celtic of the Championship in Group B of the Hope Cup.

East Leeds already have a fixture in the books in that competition, having drawn with Halfway House Stanningley, while KKS are kicking off their campaign.

Guiseley manager Paul Cox.

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