Yorkshire Amateur League: Five-star Keedy steers Spurs to title on final day

GILDERSOME Spurs Old Boys claimed the Division Two title on the final day of the season as Ben Keedy's five-star showing inspired a 10-2 romp at Leeds Medics & Dentists 4ths.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 5:00 am
Five-goal Ben Keedy scores for Gildersome Spurs in the 10-2 Division 2 title-securing victory over Leeds Medics & Dentists IV. PIC: Steve Riding

Keedy notched a five-timer for Spurs who needed to win with nearest rivals Huddersfield YMCA having beaten third-placed visitors Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves 3-0 the same afternoon.

In Division Four, Amaranth Reserves were crowned champions on goal difference after an 11-2 cruise at Wigton Moor Reserves which broke the hearts of Shire Academics Reserves who must settle for second.

Steven Palfrey hit four for Amaranth who would have still been denied had Shire scored three more goals in their 11-1 win at home to Horsforth St Margaret’s Reserves.

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In the Premier, champions Farsley Celtic Juniors ended their season with a 3-3 draw at home to Leeds Medics and Dentists.

The league’s leading scorer, Danny Lyons, scored a brace for Farsley while Sam Bradley was also on target for the hosts.

Niall Robinson, Jake Coles and Dave Ashmore all got on the scoresheet for Leeds Medics.

Wigton Moor finished in the bottom two, although won’t be relegated, after they were beaten 4-2 by Grangefield.

Andrew Duggan scored a hat-trick as Grangefield raced into a 4-0 half-time lead; Danny McGill and Saeed Osman scoring late on for Wigton. While Wigton avoid the drop, the same can’t be said for Rodillian who finished bottom with just eight points.

In the Championship, basement club Leeds Independent’s final game ended in with a disastrous 9-3 defeat away at Alwoodley Reserves. Alwoodley’s goals came from Carl Hasty (3), Callum Armstrong (2), Jamie Riley, Chris Abiss, Cori Hendrickson, Al Thompson.

Old Batelians also finished within the bottom two.

Leeds Medics Reserves beat Thornesians 6-1 to pip Beeston Juniors into second place. Leading 3-0 at the half-time break, Medics sealed the win with goals from Arandlo Da Silva (2), Sverrir Kristennson (2), Jack Helliwell and Alan Salter. But Medics couldn’t do anything to catch leaders St Nicholas who are promoted as champions.

In Division One, champions Drighlington capped off a wonderful season with a 9-1 win away at Rothwell Reserves.

Victory was inspired by four goals from Jordan Brereton and a hat-trick for Brett Thompson.

Drighlington finished eight points above second-placed Calverley United.