Yorkshire Amateur League: Daniel Hussain hat-trick fires Route One to victory
A second-half comeback was not enough for Stanley United as Daniel Hussain’s hat-trick handed Route One Rovers a 4-3 win, writes Josh Ramsbottom.
Shoaib Iqbal’s goal ensured the hosts went into the interval with a 4-1 lead amid defensive errors from Stanley, but an improved performance in the second period made it a nervy finish for Route One.
Littletown capitalised on Stanley’s defeat by easing past Steeton Reserves 4-1 to move six points ahead of third-place and six behind Farsley Celtic Juniors.
Matty Bugg’s brace and Scott Lightowler’s 10th goal of the season helped to secure a victory which adds to Steeton’s hardship.
Ten-man Toller ensured Leeds Medics & Dentists remain rooted to the bottom of the table by thrashing the winless side 5-2.
Four goals in the opening 25 minutes gave the visitors a 4-0 lead, but a sending-off at the half-hour mark restrained Toller from inflicting further damage.
Lower Hopton’s first league match since September ended in defeat as Athletico soundly swept them aside 5-0.
Abin Khan’s strike gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at half-time, while a second-half walkover which assured Athletico’s rise to just three points behind third-placed Stanley.
Wortley’s fifth game of the season sees them host Leeds Meds this weekend.
Athletico will be hoping for another resounding win when they visit Steeton, while Route One entertain Drighlington.
All three Premier Division games were postponed last Saturday, giving St. Bedes the opportunity to become outright leaders this weekend when they take on fourth-placed Middleton.
Third play fifth when Collegians travel to Ealandians, while Leeds City entertain Shire Academics.
Leeds Medics & Dentists Reserves moved to within two points of Championship leaders Dewsbury Rangers after a dramatic 3-2 win over title hopefuls Horsforth St. Margaret’s Reserves.
Two goals in the last five minutes from Florian Nurudeen denied Horsforth the chance to go top, and secured Leeds Meds Reserves their third successive league victory.
Teenagers Lewis Price and John McDonald scored as Ealandians Reserves secured their first win of the season against lowly 4-1 losers Leeds Independent.
Independent, who have played more games than anyone else in the division, replace Ealandians at the bottom of the table and still await their first victory of the campaign courtesy of goals from the two 16-year-olds.
PFC and Leeds Meds Reserves will fight for top spot this Saturday when they face Idle and Leeds Independent respectively; a win for either would see them overtake leaders Dewsbury.
Leeds City Reserves climbed off the bottom of Division One in style after overwhelming Thornesians 7-1. Michal Obotoyo hit a treble to condemn Thornesians to the foot of the table.
Tom Hart rocketed up the scoring charts in Division Two as his four goals handed Sandal Wanderers a 4-0 win over Gildersome Spurs Reserves.
Victory sees Sandal rise to eighth, while Hart now sits four goals behind the division’s leading scorer, Jayden Harding of Middleton Park.
Woodkirk Valley Reserves were subjected to their seventh defeat in as many Division Three games, despite their second-half comeback in their 4-2 loss to Garforth Rangers.
A double from Jack Wormald helped Garforth climb to sixth in the table.
Five different goalscorers helped St. Bedes Reserves thrash Old Batelians 6-1 in Division Four.
Ellis Byrne scored four as Woodkirk Valley came from a goal down to thrash Leeds City Thirds 5-1 in the Hancock Cup.
Christie Woods scored the equaliser before Byrne scored a brace either side of the interval to set up a second round tie with Horsforth St. Margaret’s Fourths.
Adrian Lowther took his season tally to 16 goals after his hat-trick for Tyersal Reserves in their 3-0 win over Leeds City Fourths in the Hodgson Cup.
Old Centralians Academics await Tyersal in the next round.
Morley Town suffered an 8-3 defeat to East Riding outfit Harchester in the Yorkshire Old Boys’ Shield.
The Premier Division side were 5-0 down at the interval, and second-half goals from Greg Robinson, Ryan Hartley and Marc Haley were not enough as Luke Wheeldon hit four for the visitors.
Mount St. Mary’s punched above their weight against Supreme Division Ryburn United, edging a 4-3 thriller.
Hat-trick scorer Bradley Waddington did what he could to give Ryburn the upper hand, but a late winner denied his side the chance to face Redcar Newmarket in the next round.
There was good news for Golcar United fans, whose side saw off Goodmanham 6-0.
James North’s brace helped the Championship side as they secured a 5-0 lead at the break.
Leeds City booked their place in the next round in emphatic style, as they thrashed Middleton Rovers 6-1 to set up a clash with Premier Division leaders Gildersome Spurs.
Only a penalty shoot-out could separate Driffield and St. Mary’s 1947, with the latter winning 4-3 following a 3-3 stalemate after extra-time.
Driffield levelled the scores with seconds of normal time to go, but their efforts were in vain, as St. Mary’s look ahead to their clash against Middleton next.