Leeds make it four out of four and head Yorkshire Junior Inter-District League

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LEEDS maintained their 100 per cent record in this year’s Yorkshire Junior Inter-District League with a 24-12 home win over Halifax-Huddersfield.

Matty Lees (Woolley Park) and Todd Hughes (Mid Yorkshire) got Leeds off to a good start in the foursomes with a 5&3 victory over Bradley Hall pair Elliott Lister and Lewis Hopkinson.

The next match featured three Toms – which may have been slightly confusing – with the pair of Toms, North (Howley Hall) and Hough (Pontefract) going down by one hole to the all-Meltham partnership of Tom Hunt and Sean Campbell.

The next two encounters saw a win apiece with the visitors’ Henry Butterworth, of Hebden Bridge, and Harry Boothroyd, of Crosland Heath, winning 3&2 against Wakefield duo George Heath and Daniel Bradbury.

Leeds responded with Danny Smallwood (Howley Hall) and Robbie Grimwood (Moor Allerton) defeating Joe Lowson (Bradley Hall) and Greg Hudson-Hunter (Huddersfield) 4&3.

The morning’s one halved match saw Luke Whitaker (Cookridge Hall) and Will Oakes (Garforth) share the honours with James Edwards (Woodsome Hall) and Henry Mowl (Crow Nest).

Cookridge Hall’s Aydan Ward and Mid Yorkshire’s Euan Bromley tipped the morning balance the home side’s way in the final foursomes battle, beating Mathew Holden (Lightcliffe) and Ben Pullen (Saddleworth) 3&2, meaning the hosts had a 7-5 lead going into the singles.

Halifax-Huddersfield were denied the positive start they needed with Lees and North winning the top two singles. Hunt responded for the visitors with a two-hole win over Bradbury, but Hughes and Heath – with wins – and Hough with a half took Leeds within three points of overall victory.

When Whitaker and Grimwood triumphed in the next two – the latter with an overwhelming 6&5 defeat of Lowson – Leeds had their fourth match win and triumphs for Oakes and Smallwood increased the overall margin of victory.

Leeds lead Sheffield and Harrogate by four points at the top of the table, but each have a game in hand on the leaders.