Yorkshire Amateur - Horsforth St Margaret’s march on at top after seeing off closest rivals Farsley Celtic Juniors

Horsforth St Margaret’s strengthened their grip on the Supreme division top spot with a gutsy 3-2 win over second-placed Farsley Celtic Juniors.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 5:58 am
Luke Norman crosses for Horsforth St Margarets as Louis Surtees, of Farsley Celtic Juniors flies in, during Saturday's Yorkshire Amateur League Supreme encounter. Picture: Steve Riding.

A brace of goals from James Rubenson Burgess and a Sean Fitzpatrick penalty proved decisive as Saints opened a seven-point gap at the head of the standings.

That said, Farsley retain a game in hand on the leaders so still have plenty to play for.

Ryan Sharrock, meanwhile, had a sensational Saturday for third-placed Wortley.

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Sean Fitzpatrick scores from the penalty spot for Horsforth St Margarets. Picture: Steve Riding.

The hot shot scored all the home goals in a 6-2 success over a Stanley United side struggling to find its customary strengths, meaning they sit glumly down in 12th place though Ben Laycock and Rhys Bruce did managed to find the back of the net on their most recent travels.

Zak Khan claimed a four-goal haul in Route One Rovers’ 8-1 home victory over lowly Leeds Medics & Dentists.

Also on target for the seventh-placed hosts were Umer Farooq, Shoaib Iqbal and Anees Younis.

A George Turner strike was enough to give Ryburn United victory over visiting Lower Hopton as the result went the way of the formbook with United ninth and Lower Hopton third-bottom.

James Burgess scores the opener for Horsforth St Margarets . He scored two in the 3-2 win over Farsley Celtic Juniors, giving his team a seven-point lead at the top of the Supreme division. Picture: Steve Riding.

And lowly Toller were no match for fourth-placed Littletown who ran out comfortable 4-1 victors courtesy of goals from Matthew Bolton, Timothy Clarke, Robbie Thompson and Thomas Ramsden.

Sixth-placed Athletico powered to a 5-1 win over Leeds City, who sit a place above them on the ladder, while a goal apiece from Anilsio Pereira and Zidane Varela were not quite enough for second-bottom Drighlington to fend off mid-table Alwoodley.

That particular encounter finished 5-2 in the visitors’ favour.

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