Sunday Leagues round-up: Celtic eye cup double after seeing off Kirkstall
East Leeds Celtic moved into their second cup final thanks to a 2-0 win over Kirkstall Crusaders in the Leeds Sunday League President's Trophy.
Having already booked their place in the Leeds & District FA Sunday Jubilee Cup final, goals from James Banner and Stephen Johnson kept alive their prospects of lifting another trophy.
Celtic – who are third in the Championship with games in hand – will play the winners of this coming Sunday’s other President’s Trophy semi-final between West Leeds Wortley and West Leeds Armley. Kirkstall will get their chance to exact revenge over Celtic in the Jubilee Cup final at Bracken Edge on April 24.
In the league, recently crowned Barrass Trophy winners Chapeltown Fforde Grene further strengthened their claims for a double with a narrow 3-2 away victory at Richmond Hill in the Terry Pears Premier. The home side raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Dave Newsome and James Cowlam but runaway leaders Chapeltown hit back with three goals in the last 20 minutes from Kane Clark, Keiron Goodison and Tenque Fishley.
Harehills WMC were well tested by bottom-club hosts West Leeds Farnley before running out 2-1 winners. West Leeds went ahead with a goal from Deacon James but the clubmen hit back to level before half time with a Ricky Smith goal. Harehills wrapped up the winning points with a second goal from Smith 15 minutes from time.
Championship Division leaders West Leeds Wortley were too strong for bottom-club visitors AFC Woodcock and ran out comfortable 8-2 winners.
Jordan Webb led the way with four goals with Mark Ferguson not far behind as he hit a hat-trick with the other goal coming from Matty Wheeldon. Martin Roebuck netted both the Woodcock goals.
Halfway House Bramley were 5-2 winners when visiting neighbours Bramley Villagers with double-up Jordan Heyes, Kurtis Heyes, Joe Penman and Aaron Storke scoring. The Villagers were helped with an own goal to go with an effort from Mo Ishaq. Two League Cup quarter-finals were played in the Wharfedale Triangle League with Crossflatts Village romping to a 6-1 win at Malt Shovel and FC Cuedos scraping a 1-0 verdict at Keighley Athletic.
Ilkley Town moved top of the Premier with a 2-0 win at home to former leaders Keighley Town, who still have games in hand, while Yeadon Veterans strengthened their bid with an 8-1 crushing of visiting Horsforth St Margaret’s. Sky Bet won 2-1 at Salts while, in the pick of Division One action, Cullingworth Youth stayed top with a 9-0 cruise at Shipley Town Reserves.
Castleford Sunday League
FERRYBRIDGE Progressive thrashed Nevison Leap 14-1 to extend their winning streak in all competitions to 11 matches and strengthen their Premier Division title challenge, writes DAISY YOUNG.
Michael Dunn bagged an impressive five goals for Progressive while Joshua Barratt scored a hat-trick. Regan Fish and Brett Smith netted braces, alongside individual strikes from Paul Fish and James Hicks to give Progressive their biggest victory of the season.
Christopher Burnett netted the hosts’ consolation goal in the heavy defeat, leaving them second-bottom in the table.
Elsewhere, a James Dyson hat-trick helped league leaders Fryston beat fifth-placed Castleford Town 5-2, to remain six points clear of Ferrybridge.
Jamie Simpson and Paul Taylor also got on the score-sheet for the visiting side while Jamie Deal and James Roden bagged the hosts’ consolation goals.
Whitwood Metrostars pulled off a narrow 4-3 victory over George & Dragon FC Pollington to remain sixth in Division One and now four points ahead of their opponents.
Richie Dunning and Gareth Hanson both struck braces for the hosts as they bounced back from their heavy defeat against George V last time out.
Adrian Kisiel also bagged a brace for his side, alongside a strike from Oliver McArdle for George & Dragon.
AFC Bass House narrowly beat Pontefract & Castleford United 1-0 to secure their position in fifth and are now only one point behind fourth-placed White Swan.
Daniel Robinson scored the only goal of the game.
Wakefield Sunday League
A brace from Jake Turfrey helped Ossett Central to a 4-0 win over Miners Arms to lift the Championship One League Cup, writes Nick Cary.
Alex Ferguson pounced on a stray Miners Arms back pass to fire Ossett in front.
It was as a frustrating and error-ridden performance that went from bad to worse for Miners Arms as another poor back pass led to Turfrey rounding the goalkeeper to double the lead.
Turfrey got his second courtesy of a weak headed clearance before Jake Irvine sealed the win with a poacher’s effort.
Hemsworth Miners Welfare Reserves were also celebrating as they defeated Thatched House 6-3 to win the Championship Two League Cup.
A double from both Liam Haller and Will Kemp and a strike from D’arcy Pugh gave Hemsworth a commanding 5-1 half-time lead with Craig Lowe on target for Thatched House.
Haller completed his hattrick to put the game beyond Thatched House with goals from Stef Furness and Joe Ingram too late to force a comeback.
In Premiership One’s only game, Woodman Sports Club ran out 5-0 winners away at Wrenthorpe Rangers.
Henry Boons moved off the bottom of Premiership Two as they beat Crown Scissett 5-3.
Also in Premiership Two, Hemsworth Highfield defeated Netherton 7-2 while King George Reserves and Wakefield Athletic shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
While Ossett were celebrating their cup victory, Stanley United closed the gap at the top of Championship One to just three points.
They beat struggling Wakefield Athletic A 5-0 and have a game in hand over Ossett.
Meanwhile, Crofton Colts won 3-2 away to Normanton to move up to third.
Fox and Hounds are up to seventh after a 5-2 win at Kettlethorpe, out of the bottom two on goal difference.