Yorkshire Amateur League: Defeat to rival Toller does 10-man Drighlington no favours

Drighlington did themselves no favours at Toller, who sit just two places above the second-bottom side in the Supreme division.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 6:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 8:32 am
Farsley Juniors goal scorer Craig Farrand and Hassan Abrar, of Alwoodley, challenge for the ball. Picture: Steve Riding.

Drig’ lost Joseph Banks to a red card; then lost the game 5-1.

Joao Viegas scored Drighlington’s consolation goal, while Andrew McHugh hit a hat-trick for the hosts with Luke Hepton and Talent Ndlovu also on target.

Second-placed Farsley Celtic Juniors held sway, 3-1, at Alwoodley.

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Danny Lyons, of Farsley Celtic Juniors, battles through to score against Alwoodley. Picture: Steve Riding.

Goals from Craig Farrand, Danny Lyons and Jake Thompson sealed the deal for Farsley, while Stephen Dyer netted for the hosts.

Sixth-placed Athletico were held to a 1-1 draw by lower-placed visitors Ryburn United thanks to an Owen Wilkinson goal. Andrew Crossland (2) and Alistair Lewis steered travellers Leeds City to a 3-2 victory at Calverley United.

Mid-table Route One Rovers turned the tables on fourth-placed Littletown.

Scott Lightowler (2) and Thomas Ramsden netted for the visitors but the hosts were in free-scoring mood and eventually won 6-3 thanks to goals from Shoaib Iqbal, Awais Khan, Zak Khan, Anees Younis (2) and Sinmi Oyebanji.

Farsley Celtic Juniors attacker Sam Bradley is thwarted by Alwoodley goalkeeper Damien Bradowski. Picture: Steve Riding.

Stanley United, meanwhile, came from three goals down at half-time to give visitors Horsforth St Margarets a mighty scare before the table toppers edged the contest 4-3.

Jaime Bee-Andeme, Rhys Bruce and Ben Laycock scored the comeback goals for United, but Adam Dutson, Sean Fitzpatrick and James Rubenson Burgess ensured Saints took the spoils that keeps them a point ahead of second-placed Farsley.

A brace apiece from Wortley’s Joseph Hudson and Ryan Sharrocks saw off the threat posed by Leeds Medics & Dentists, who maintained the pressure during the game with goals from Sammy Bzeu and James Chadwick.

Stanningley Old Boys are making life dificult for themselves at the foot of the Premier division table.

Two players were red carded at Nostell MW - two yellows and a straight red - which is sure to be frustrating for the manager as the team lost only 3-2.

Kurtis Heyes and Brodhi Wilkinson scored the goals while Nathan Hawkhead and Nigel Chambwe netted for Miners, who currently sit eighth on the ladder. Old Boys, meanwhile, now have only six points from 15 games.

Mount St Marys are now a point ahead of second-placed Middleton, courtesy of a 2-0 win at fourth-placed St Bedes AFC, but have played three more games to date.

Daniel Leafe and David Stead were on taret for Mount.

Third-placed Golcar United saw off visitors Morley Town 6-2 after leading 2-1 at half-time. John Conheeney hit a hat-trick with Toby Farrington and subs Lee Bradshaw and Adrian Igielski adding to the tally.

Thomas Butterfield and Ryan Hartley were the scorers for Town.

Ealandians belied their lowly status in the standings to make light work of visitors Wibsey.

It finished 4-1 thanks to goals from Wayne Crossley (2), Andy Hudson and Martin Coldwell with the Wibsey reply coming courtesy of Ethan Labad.

Ninth-placed Gildersome Spurs OB were also in no mood to kowtow to higher-placed opposition.

Spurs earned a notabled 2-2 draw with sixth-placed Collegians as the mid-table teams jockey for position.

Conor Firth and Michael Hall were on target for Gildersome while Samuel Parker and Joe Wimpenny were the marksmen for the visitors.

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