Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

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Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby neville » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:48 am

Leeds District Cup Semi-Final

To be played at Beeston’s ground at Beggar’s Hill

Kick Off 1400hrs

Beeston St Anthony YAL v Leeds City OB

Wharfedale Cup – Semi Final

Kick Off 1330 hrs

Horsforth St Margaret’s v Otley Town

Bradford Senior Cup – Quarter Final

Kick Off 1345 hrs

Calverley Utd v Field

Premier Division

All League Matches kick off at 1400 hrs

Athletico v Stanningley OB
Drighlington v Farsley Celtic Jnrs
Grangefield OB v Morley Town AFC
Leeds Medics & Dentists v Ealandians
St Nicholas v Beeston Juniors - to be played at Middleton 3G pitch


Stanley Utd v Alwoodley - postponed

Championship

Gildersome Spurs OB v Shire Academics
Leeds Independent v St Bedes
Mount St Mary’s v Leeds Medics & Dentists Res
Thornesians v Collingham Jnrs OB

Division 1

Alwoodley Res v Collegians
Dewsbury Rangers v Rothwell
Ealandians Res v Medics III
Farsley Celtic Jnrs Res v Garforth Rangers
Idle v Sky Blue

Division 2

Fairbank Utd v Trinity OB
Garforth Crusaders v Colton Athletic - postponed
Morley Town Res v Sandal Wdrs
Tyersal v Woodkirk Valley

Div 3

Colton Ath Res v Morley Town AFC III
Ealandians III v Tingley Ath
Leeds City OB Res v North Leeds
Leeds Medics & Dentists IV v Lepton Highlanders
Norristhorpe v Leeds Modernians
Shire Acad Res v Horsforth St Margaret’s

Div 4

Beeston Jun Res v Morley Amateur
Leeds City OB III v Dewsbury Rangers Res
Middleton Park v Calverley Utd Res - postponed
Prospect v Gildersome Spurs OB Res
Thornesians Res vs Shire Academics III - postponed

Div 5

Huddersfield Amateur Res v Shire Academics IV
Leeds City OB IV v West End Park - postponed
Leeds Modernians Res v Tyersal Res
Rothwell Res v Norristhorpe Res - postponed
St Bedes Res v Batelians Res
North Leeds Res v Thornes III

Please study carefull and advise the Fixture secretqry of any errors.
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby damage » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:50 pm

Thorns 3rds v north leeds reserves has been switched to roundhay park.
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby DeclanP93 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:47 pm

Div 4

Beeston Jun Res v Morley Amateur
Not going to call this, but we hope that Stu (our former player will welcome us with a crate of booze for this local derby. I predict a good game, with both teams wanting to prove a point. Beeston wanting to avenge the 11-1 drubbing and Morley wanting to carry on the good form.

Leeds City OB III v Dewsbury Rangers Res
I think Leeds City will be the only victors here. Their strong showing against Beeston will give them a lot of confidence to move into this game and i think this could well be double figures at the Memorial Ground.

Middleton Park v Calverley Utd Res
I think this will be a Middleton win, they are a strong physical side and should be much higher in the league, a strong showing against Prospect showed that. Calverley also had a good showing against Drig.

Prospect v Gildersome Spurs OB Res
Can only see one winner here. Prospect running away with it now. Can anyone stop them? I'll be rooting for Gildersome here, but my head goes with Prospect.
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby Wildcatarmy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:04 am

Div 5

Huddersfield Amateur Res v Shire Academics IV
Shire ran Tyersal close at the weekend but remain second bottom. Hard to evaluate Huddersfield as it was postponed this week and I was keen to see how they would rebound from the loss against Batelians the week before. Still think Huddersfield are one to watch in the second half of the season and take the points here. 3-1.

Leeds City OB IV v West End Park
Massive win for Leeds City at the weekend in a game where Thornes would have fancied their chances. We beat West End at the weekend but it was far from easy and they battle till the end. Think they will have too much for Leeds City this weekend but it will be close. 2-3.

Leeds Modernians Res v Tyersal Res
Bad result for Mods on Saturday but Cents 1st team game was postponed so I would think they might have moved a few players down, if they haven't then thats a massive loss for Mods. Tyersal up to 5th with another win at the weekend and they look to continue to impress. Tyersal here by a few. 1-5.

Rothwell Res v Norristhorpe Res
I have very little to add... I'll just leave this here that Sgt Wilko posted in October before our last game...

"Finally Richard at Rothwell continues to sing our praises but the lack of commitment from my players means there is no consistency in selection & I'm afraid I can't see us finishing any where but mid-table really, especially having used 26 players I believe in our opening 6 fixtures, so I'll see who we can scrape together for next weeks fixture at ours against his new team."

Everyone knew that was tosh !! Norristhorpe remain the team to beat in the Division and are 6 points clear after beating St Bedes away and Saturday is a massive game for both teams. Grabbing a draw away was a good result on reflection but Norristhorpe has easily swept us aside whenever they have visited Fleet Lane. With the Amsterdam Stag Do looming which wrecks our squad as well this week. We will give it our best shot but with too many key men missing this week, I think we will struggle.

St Bedes Res v Batelians Res
Two good games this weekend in Div 5 with ours and this one. Bedes rocked by the defeat by Norristhorpe which leaves them 6 points behind with a game in hand but they face an even tougher test this weekend against Batelians who look like they are the best team in the Division at the moment. They sit 8th at the moment but do have games in hand, 10 pts behind Bedes with 2 in hand on them, a win here and suddenly they are definitely in the mix. A confident victory over mid table Div 4 side Shire in the cup at the weekend echoes this. Three months ago I would have gone for Bedes to win this by plenty, not now... Batelians are the ones to watch and I think they could win this one. 2-4.

North Leeds Res v Thornesians III
6th vs 13th.... North Leeds are a lot better than Thornes in my eyes and will be a shock if they don't win here. 4-1.
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby neville » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:28 pm

We start yet another week with the fixtures grippping the imagination. Weather not brilliant but we may just be lucky. Don't forget Idle and Bedes video their games. Are there other clubs who film their fixtures?? If so please let us know?

Great work last week and our congratulations to Declan on this 100% forecast in Div 4.

Thanks to Noel for stepping in last week with three divisions and in particular with Div 3. If Noel can help with Div 3 this week that wolud help enormously.

I'll look at the three cup matches. The Alwoodley WRCFA match at Golcar Utd will not be played until the 24th Feb. That leaves me the Premier Division. If all our team pick up their usual matches then that will leave a vacancy for work on Division 2.

Roll on Saturday. Some teasing games not necessarily involving top teams. Deleting East Ardsley v Farnley.
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Division 1.

Postby Pickles » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 pm

Division 1

Alwoodley Res v Collegians
Surprising defeat for Collegians in the weekend just gone that seriously dents their promotion chances. They'll be looking to bounce back here against an Alwoodley team who can put themselves safe if they win a couple of their games in hand. Narrow away victory 1-3

Dewsbury Rangers v Rothwell
Rothwell looking impressive and are running away with things at the top. Only just got victory last week but expect them to do it again here. 2-4

Ealandians Res v Medics III
Took a last minute 0-1 winner for us in the reverse after we missed several chances against a very well organised Medics team. Expecting just as tough a nut to crack this weekend. We've got a point to prove after being so abject in the cup, in what was our worst performance of the season by some distance. No prediction.

Farsley Celtic Jnrs Res v Garforth Rangers
Season not far off over and we're still to play Farsley so hard to comment on if their league position is justified. Garforth will scrap for everything. Will go for a home win based on the 'goals for' column. 4-2

Idle v Sky Blue
Good win for Sky last week, a more than useful team that won't make it easy for Idle and will have to make them think about defending, Idle looking very strong towards the top of the table. Close game. 2-1
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby preecey10 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:54 pm

Not had a go for a while so here goes

Championship

Gildersome Spurs OB v Shire Academics

Having played both of these teams I think it will be close. 2-2

Leeds Independent v St Bedes

Probably had our strongest team out last week and it showed against a very spirited thornes. I'm sure bedes will be out for revenge as we beat them at there's even though they deserved a draw at the least. ?-?

Mount St Mary’s v Leeds Medics & Dentists Res

Obvioulsy depends on wot team medics can put together but st Mary's are a hard working team and this could be a cracker 2-1.

Thornesians v Collingham Jnrs OB

Thornes caught us at our best last week but beat us at ours. Collingham don't ever give up and think this will end up a draw. 3-3.
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Division 3 - Predictions

Postby Noel Bullock » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:35 pm

Colton Athletic Reserves ?-? Morley Town AFC III
The top two teams are pulling away from the chasing pack so it's vitally important that we get back to winning ways

Ealandians III 3-3 Tingley Athletic
Nothing really much between them both and I can envisage a high-scoring draw

Leeds City Old Boys Reserves 2-0 North Leeds
My heart says a home win on this occasion

Leeds Medics & Dentists IV 1-4 Lepton Highlanders
I'm afraid the hosts will be recording their 14th defeat of the season

Norristhorpe 3-1 Leeds Modernians
I don't think that there will be a lot of movement in the mid-half of the table

Shire Academics Reserves 2-1 Horsforth St. Margaret's Saturday Reserves
Game of the day and the visitors lead at the top will be reduced to two points
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby CalverleyUtd » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Championship

Only time for a quick look

Gildersome Spurs OB v Shire Academics
Await the result of this game with interest. 3-2

Leeds Independent v St Bedes
Indy are doing a decent job but may fall just short. 1-2

Mount St Mary’s v Leeds Medics & Dentists Res
Good new signing for Mary's in Matty Dalton. 2-2

Thornesians v Collingham Jnrs OB
If both teams on form 1-3

Div 4

Beeston Jun Res v Morley Amateur
If Morley get a good start then I make them favourites. 1-3

Leeds City OB III v Dewsbury Rangers Res
No contest, double figures? 10-0

Middleton Park v Calverley Utd Res
Will be tough for us. ?-?

Prospect v Gildersome Spurs OB Res
Home team should be too strong. 4-1
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby Mike Honcho » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:16 pm

Nev, Thornesians Res vs Shire Academics 3rds Div4 needs adding to the fixture list for this week.
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby neville » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:54 pm

Mike Honcho wrote:Nev, Thornesians Res vs Shire Academics 3rds Div4 needs adding to the fixture list for this week.


Thanks for that. My mistake as added to all the other lists i use.
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Lijke the games in the Prem Div this week

Postby neville » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Premier Division

All League Matches kick off at 1400 hrs

WWLWLL Athletico v Stanningley OB LLLLWL 3-3 (HT1-1)

The teams shared six goals the last time they met and I think we can expect a similar close battle on Saturday. Stanningley are having a disappointing season with their imperfect ground not helping at all. When they defend, the chances of creating anything from their own clearances are limited, as ball control becomes almost impossible. Only 17 goals scored from 11 games but 33 goals conceded from 11 matches’ may seem a large number but it is not the worst in the league. Stanningley has lost four of its last eight games by one goal and displays at Medics when losing 1-0 and Grangefield 2-1 augur well for the future. Athletico have been like a breath of fresh air. They are sixth with 16 points from 13 matches but the goals difference of F36 A42 suggests some adventurous footy. Perhaps the most noteworthy results were losing only 2-1 to Leeds Medics, succeeding 5-4 and then 6-4 to Morley and defeating Farsley Celtic Jnrs 3-1. No cup success for either team as Athletico aim to fully consolidate their Prem Div position and Stanningley fight to finish the season positively by enjoying a change in fortune. Form again directs us to a home victory. We will learn a great deal from the outcome of this one.


WWWWWW Drighlington v Farsley Celtic Jnrs WLWDWL FC 4 d 5


Shown below is the report of the reverse meeting between these two sides with the information provided by the respective Managers of Drighlington and Farsley Celtic. Since then Drig have gone from strength to strength and are the only team with two players in the top eight for the golden boot. This should be a cracking game on Saturday. Drig are nine points behind leaders Medics with two matches in hand. The League fixture between the two sides has yet to be played but Drighlington and Medics meet in the semi-Final of the Marflitt Trophy on the 14th March with a kick off time of 19.30 hours at Horsfall Stadium, with the Grangefield versus Leeds Medics Res semi-final the following week with a 1930 kick off and at the same venue. Drig have been in superb form and perhaps the main disappointment was losing to Wyke Wdrs in the Wheatley Cup. Farsley have been hit by injuries and player unavailability and hence stuck in mid-table. Two weekends ago a fabulous victory over Ealandians but last week they couldn’t finish what they started in the first half against Medics, and a chance to up tip the Medics applecart was lost. Form indicates a home win on Saturday for Drighlington but will Farsley be able to sustain a top class display to at least take a point? Well worth a look?



“There was a healthy mixture this week of League Matches and Cup games with the tone set by Drighlington who won by the odd goal in nine at Farsley Celtic. Champions Farsley thought a draw would have been a fair result but gave full credit to promoted Drighlington in an encounter that both teams had a few players missing.. Drighlington agreed with their host’s assessment of a match the visitors felt could have gone either way. Both teams’ defensive frailties led to a good game for neutrals but a nightmare for Managers/Coaches, As the Farsley supremo Barry Thirsk adds "Basic defending out of the window, especially for Farsley, with some class finishing from Drighlington centre forward Shane Sowden. Farsley had much more possession than Drighlington and many more chances."Farsley hit the post twice & bar twice but the visitors were far more clinical and had a fair share of the opportunities. This game could have been 8-8. Farsley scorers were Paul Dockerty, Said Osman, Chad Morris and, returning from injury, last season's Golden Boot winner Danny Lyons. Barry Thirsk concluded by adding "Hopefully get some players back and tighten up.”. "In fact both teams had a few players missing in a game strewn with defensive short comings” added a Drig spokesperson.. After 20 minutes Sam Thorpe gave Drighlington the lead that was followed by a quick riposte from the hosts. Thanks to Sam Thorpe and Shane Sowden Drig took a 3-1 lead that they immediately surrendered to make the score 3-3. Shane Sowden gave Drig a 4-3 advantage but that was nullified with 30 minutes to go. A game that could have gone either way was exemplified by the winning goal for Drighlington. Drig attacked and a goal bound effort was saved on the line. Immediately Farsley go to the other end and miss a good opportunity resulting in a Drig breakaway as Shane Sowden completed his hat trick with the winner coming to end a frantic 30 second spell late in the game. Drighlington are now third and Farsley fourth.

WDLDLW Grangefield OB v Morley Town AFC LLLWWL 2-2 Ht1—0 Morley

This is another gem among a superb Premier Division list. Morley are eighth with 11 points from 12 games and a -20 goals difference. Grangefield are ninth with nine points from seven matches and a -1 goal difference. Morley have done well to recover from what looked a pretty desperate situation close to the bottom of the Premier Divisions but two recent victories have lifted them out of the danger area with Ryan Hartley playing an important role with his 10 league goals vital in the Morley cause. Grangefield have not found the going easy this season but their superb teamwork has enabled them to lift their game as and when required. They are the draw specialists with three draws from seven fixtures and as such are two points behind Morley with five matches in hand. It is the defence that has shone for Grangefield having conceded only fourteen goals but 13 goals for their attack, as we have stated before, is less than we are used to seeing but the return of Andy Kenyon could well see the goals for figure rise rapidly. Morley are very much an attack minded team with 31 goals scored but 51 conceded. The first fifteen minutes could be absorbing as we learn which Morley team turns up on the day? Don’t forget cup success. Grangefield in two semi-finals and they are namely the Shield and the Marflitt Trophy. Morley has done brilliantly to each the semi-final of the Wheatley Cup but their opponents were not known when II looked during the week.


WWWWWW Leeds Medics & Dentists v Ealandians DWDWLL
0-7 Mdics

Ealandians are probably still reeling after the reverse fixture drubbing. Despite having lost one or two players, Medics do have a strong squad with the players coming in having a point to prove in an effort to gain a permanent place in the team. Medics League form is superbo with 10 wins out of ten games. I would always give Ealandians a chance of beating Medics but Ealandians do need to have their strongest available team playing. I looked to find the names of Ealandians semi-final opponents in the Albert Crabtree Memorial Cup but not shown earlier in the week. Medic’s season came unstuck a “wee bit” some 10 days ago when they were pummelled by Ilkley in a disappointing response to a talented Ilkley side. Nevertheless Medics do have their Leeds Senior Cup Semi-final to consider on the 7th March at Bracken Edge against Robin Hood Ath. Ealandians are third in the table but have played more games than any other team and are vulnerable to three of the sides below them. Again this could be a challenge that Ealandians will pick up and expect a close game with Medics doing well to hold on to their 100% record.

LLDLLL St Nicholas v Beeston Juniors WLLLDL NP

I can’t recall when St Nicholas last pulled on their boots but providing the pitch is at last fit they should re-start their season with this vital contest against Beeston OB who are one place out of the bottom two and has Stanningley right behind them with two points less and a game more played/ So many unknowns as to how St Nicks will perform but they will be hoping for a change of luck or at least adapt their tactics, for the final five minutes that have brought about the lost of a serious number of points. As we have stated earlier Beeston are impressive in that they challenge, move the ball around, compete and press to the best of their ability and make their opponents fully aware they are playing a Premier Division match. It may well take both teams a while to settle down but until I hear from the teams after the game it is difficult to go against previous form and thus a Beeston victory is likely.

WWLWDW Stanley Utd v Alwoodley LWLWLW 2-3 STANLEY

Like this game and we have the pleasure of second in the Prem Div Stanley United jousting with fifth place Alwoodley, with the latter at last have a chance to get their boots wet. Stanley are having a very good season and are second in the top flight but two points behind leaders Medics, and Stanley has have played three matches more. One point behind Stanley is Ealandians who have played a game more than Stanley. No cup fun left for Stanley but Alwoodley still has the quarter final of the County Cup with Golcar Utd to come next week. Alwoodley lost to Semi-Finalists Farsley Celtic in the Shield. Alwoodley lost to Robin Hood Ath in the District Cup but catastrophically to Leeds Medics Res in the Marflitt Trophy last eight. Alwoodley has 18 points from nine games and is ten points with four fixtures in hand on Stanley. Both teams need to win and this should bring the best out of both teams and consequently can we expect a classi? I think we can.

Players with over 10 goals in all domestic games

7 Players with ten of more goals

Brad Chambers Medics – 16/16
Josh Whiteley Stanley Utd – 15/15
Danny Lyons Farsley Celtic – 13-13
Shane Sowden Drighlington – 12-12
Ryan Hartley Morley Town AFC12/12
Callum Armstrong Alwoodley -11/12
Sam Thorpe Drighlington - 11/12



Players with 7 or more goals for Golden Boot

Brad Chambers 12/12
Josh Whiteley 11/11
Callum Armstrong 10/11
Ryan Harley 10/10
Shane Sowden 9/9
Sam Thorpe 8/9
Danny Lyons 8/8
Mohammed Qasim Athletico – 7/7
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Re: Fixtures for 17th Feb 2018 - Beeston SA and Leeds City OB clash iin Dist Cup semi-final

Postby neville » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:30 pm

Bradford Senior Cup – Quarter Final

Kick Off 1345 hrs

WWWLLW Calverley Utd v Field WLDLWL

Good season for Calverley who are second in the Championship but they did lose two consecutive matches recently, and one of those to a rejuvenated Medics Res and the other to the in-form Beeston SA. Calverley have played three Bradford District FA matches and they were against Thornton Utd that they drew 3-3 but won on pens 4-3, Manningham All Stars whom they defeated 3-1 and Tyersal against whom they won on pens 10-11 after drawing the match 2-2. Field has only played one game. They had a first round bye and then had a superb victory over Salts WR. Field are 11th in WY Prem Div, an unusual position in that their team disappeared in mid-stream and the consequence is that they have not replaced players lost at the start of the season and half way through the season. Hence they are as low as 11th in the West Yorks league with 24 pts from 17 games with a poor (by their standards) of recet results. Tie away form has been poor and they have only won three out of thirteen away games,. Calverley are playing well and after a heroic season in this cup before they joined the YOBL they have had very few victories, if any, to get excited about. Winning this game is not out of the question as Calverley have a good al round squad. Matty Wilson is in majestic from as expected of a one time Senior A performer with 27 domestic goals to his credit.. A one off game, something that will encourage Calverley to play even better than at any time this season and a chance to pull off a shock victory.

Wharfedale Cup – Semi Final

Kick Off 1330 hrs

Horsforth St Margaret’s v Otley Town

Sometimes a colleague makes a comment and you remember it well. This happened a few weeks ago when I spoke with one of the Horsforth team who stated he would like to play at Guiseley where I understand the final of the Wharfedale will be played. This has been a good season for Horsforth who, although 6th in the Championship, are in a strong position because of games in hand for their promotion challenge. In the Shield they defeated Stanningley OB 4-2 and had a walkover against Stockton West End, before losing to Farsley Celtic Jun:

”Farsley Celtic Jnrs overcame Horsforth St Margaret’s 3-0 in the Old Boys’ Shield quarter final. Some early pressure from Championship team Horsforth St Margaret's resulted in a screamer well saved by Jordan Wright in the Farsley goal. This galvanised Farsley into coming back to lead 1-0 at half time with Horsforth unable to raise their game further. . After the goal Farsley dictated the play and netted twice in the second half.”

It was In the WRCFA Challenge Cup Horsforth St Margaret’s put in a great shift against Newsome from the West Yorks Second Division with Horsforth losing 2-1. Beeston SA knocked out Otley Town in Round 5 by a goal to nil. In the Marflitt Horsforth were eliminated 5-1 by Medics in Round 2. We have examined the League position of Horsforth above. The picture of Otley in Div 2 of the West Yorks has changed since the loss at Beeston SA. They have eased past the above mentioned Newsome 4-0 but Newsome are still a threat to now second placed Otley Town. Swillington Saints have suffered two setbacks and this has meant they have lost ground in the promotion race, so the top three teams are Kirk Deighton Rangers, Otley Town and Newsome with Kirk Deighton top of Div 2 but only lead by three points from Otley and Otley has two games in hand. Trying to show that Otley will present difficult opposition but the plans organised by the Otley management team will be both clear and easy to put into action. Discipline is the order of the day with not an inch given to the leading Otley strikers …..Otley are a quality team but Horsforth share that golden opinion and they too can point to players of vast experience gleaned over a short time. I feel sure the game will at least go to penalties but hope that a stroke of luck will ensure that Horsforth will win a great game within the 90 minutes and take the cup away from the holders Baildon Trinity Ath.



Otley Town:

Rd 1: Bye
Rd 2: Ilkley Town 1-3
Semi Final – Horsforth St Margaret’s

Horsforth St Margaret’s

Rd 1: Pool Res 0-4
Rd 2: Otley Town Res 0-4
Semi-Final – Otley Town

One fascinating question we do not have to answer to night is the one that shows Ilkley Town being sent on their way out of the Wharfedale Cup by Otley Town?



Leeds District Cup Semi-Final

To be played at Beeston’s ground at Beggar’s Hill

Kick Off 1400hrs

Beeston St Anthony YAL v Leeds City OB

This will be the hottest game in Town on Saturday as Beeston SA and Leeds city OB meet in the semi-final of the Leeds District Cup for the opportunity for the winner to appear in the final against either Beeston SA Res from the Alliance 1 Division of the West Yorkshire league or Leeds City Res from the same division. This combination of fixtures makes for weird and wonderful speculation of the final line-up. It is exciting that the YAL will have one team in the final but at the expense of another one. Few YAL teams have reached the final and won it. The Bank Reserves managed to win the Trophy in 1993 and Medics Res did so on three occasions since the turn of the century. Leeds Independent, Bramley Juniors and St Nicholas have all appeared in the final but St Nichols emerged as winners some two seasons ago. Griffordians, now Gildersome Spurs OB, competed with Medics Res in the 2004 final at Whitkirk but fell at the last hurdle.

Beeston SA 3rds is eighth in the Championship but has a hatful of extra games to play because of cup success. Similarly Leeds City OB is eighth in Division 1 and once again a story of a batch of games above and beyond the usual at this time of the year. Leeds City OB had a fabulous run in the County Challenge Cup before losing last week 3-2 to Salts WR in Round five. Beeston has reached the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup and will meet Whitestar from the Craven league who have been beaten by our teams in the recent past, but a very good team. In the Shield, Beeston SA surprisingly lost to Colton Ath in round 2, the same round that Leeds City OB fell to Beeston Junrs 7-0. Neither side hit the deck running in the Marflitt Cup with Leeds City losing to Medics 5-1 and Beeston missing out against Bedes 3-2. We have two well run teams with nous and ability their two great assets. Leeds City has score 25 goals from seven games and conceded 22 whereas Beeston has scored 18 and let in 18 over its eight league fixtures. This tussle between the Beeston attack and the City OB defence will be of particular interest. Leading scores for Beeston are the indestructible leader Tony Garth on 7 goals from 10 matches with Jake Topp creating the right impression with 6 from nine. Al Lewis is as eager as ever in front of goal for City OB Res with 11 goals from nine matches with his colleague Reuben Young, who has stepped up from the fifth Division with ease, and has eight goals from 10 outings, Will be very close and expect penalties.

Beeston SD:

Rd 1: Mods Res 2-4
Rd 2: Medics III 1-3
Rd 3: Mods Res YAL 0-1
Semi-Final – Leeds City OB

Leeds City OB:

Rd 1: City OB III 3-4
Rd 2: EEP Res 1-8
Rd 3: Medics III 1-6
Semi-Final – Beeston SA YAL

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