Yorkshire Amateur - Supreme leaders Horsforth St Margarets given scare by lowly Toller

Lowly Toller gave Supreme leaders Horsforth St Margarets a scare before a second-half resurgence turned the tables.

Rhys Evans shoots for Middleton Park who shocked hosts Leeds City Reserves with a 3-2 Division 1 victory. Picture: Steve Riding.
Rhys Evans shoots for Middleton Park who shocked hosts Leeds City Reserves with a 3-2 Division 1 victory. Picture: Steve Riding.

Laurie Power equalised in first-half stoppage time for Horsforth then James Reuben Burgess nosed the hosts ahead and sealed the deal with a second a minute from time.

Charlie Lumley effectively made the game safe with a third for Saints after 67 minutes.

Horsforth are now four points ahead of second-placed Farsley Celtic Juniors who have a game in hand on the leders.

Rhys Evans, of Middleton Park, is first to the ball during Saturday's Division 1 encounter at Leeds City Reserves. Picture: Steve Riding.

Farsley were also made to work hard for their win at 12th-placed Ryburn United.

Sam Bradley netted the all-important goal for Celtic.

Two goals each for Awais Khan and Zak Khan steered Route One Rovers, now in eighth, to a 4-2 victory over sixth-placed visitors, Leeds City.

Alex Barnes netted for Lower Hopton in their 1-1 home draw with Alwoodley and seventh-placed Calverley United edged out visitors Leeds Medics & Dentists 1-0 thanks to a Matthew Wilson strike.

Adrian Chapman, of Leeds City Reserves, runs into trouble against Middleton Park. Picture: Steve Riding.

Stanley United, in 11th place on the ladder, struck twice through Jaime Bee-Andeme and Rhys Bruce to secure a draw at Athletico.

Muhammad Abdul-Rahym Khan and Zackary Sangster were on target for the fifth-placed hosts.

In the Premier, Ealandians crashed 2-0 on home turf to Mount St Mary’s while Morley Town came from a goal down at half-time to draw one apiece with visitors Golcar United.

Nostell MW and visitors Shire Academics were involved in a nine-goal thriller.

Welfare eventually edged the contest 5-4 after leading 3-1 at half-time.

St Bedes and Stanningley Old Boys notched seven goals between them - 5-2 to Saints.

In the Championship, Hanging Heaton lost ouf 4-3 at home to Woodkirk Valley, Horsforth St Margarets Reserves edged Ealandians Reserves 2-1, and Idle out-gunned Crofton Sports 3-1 after leading 2-0 at half-time.

Leeds Medics & Dentists Reserves, meanwhile, lost out 1-0 at home to Colton Athletic who netted the decisive goal in the first half, and TVR United overran visiting Gomersal & Cleckheaton, 5-1.

Seven magnificent goals from Division 1 leaders Leeds Independent left bottom club Thornesians with that sinking feeling on Saturday.

Thornesians have played two more games than second-bottom Fairbank United and are three points adrift at the foot of the standings. Chris Crawshaw scored two goals in the 7-2 reverse to Independent who now hold a three-point cushion at the top after 11 wins from 13 outings.

John Watson, Kenechukwa Benjamin Agu (2), Harry Blackburn (2) and Xyon Outerbridge-Smith scored the goals for the leaders.

Second-placed Lepton Highlanders saw off Beeston St Anthony 2-1 with goals from Nat Lingard and substitute Cavan Carmody with Sean Jeavons netting for the hosts. Horsforth St Margarets III, in fifth, turned a 1-0 half-time advantage into a 4-0 win over fourth-placed Farsley Celtic Juniors Reserves.

Daniel Smart opened the scoring and added a second after the break for Horsforth with Kyriakos Kyriakopoulos and Maxwell Kujak Simpson adding to the tally.

Middleton Park belied their position to turn the tables on third-placed Leeds City 3-2, with goals from Jayden Harding and subs Adam Burnell and Bradley Noble. James Hawes and Niall Mullany scored second-half goals for City.

Shire Academics lost out 2-1 to Tyersal, Joshua Hyde and Wayne Wright netting for the visitors.

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