West Yorkshire League Premier Division

Carlton Athletic moved a step closer to the league title on Saturday as they recorded an 8-2 win over Salts at the Carlton Cricket Club.

Anees Younis led the way for Carlton as he hit four goals whilst James Kitson notched a brace. There were also goals for Liam Moore and Joseph Kenny.

Meanwhile Joe Pleasance and Sam Waterhouse were on the scoresheet for Salts.

The result sees Carlton move seven points clear at the top of the division whilst Salts remain second from bottom.

Elsewhere Headingley had to settle for a share of the points at home to Knaresborough Town Reserves as they drew 1-1.

Mark Freeman opened the scoring for the Leeds based side just before the half hour mark however Town equalised shortly before the interval thanks to a goal from Tendai Machama.

The result means Headingley stay in the bottom three in 14th, just one point adrift of 13th place Rawdon Old Boys. Meanwhile a draw for Knaresborough sees them drop to 10th place.

Field moved up to 9th as they recorded a 5-1 win over Rawdon Old Boys at Hanson Field. Daniel Cunningham and Josh Milner both hit two goals each whilst Nick Doherty also got on the scoresheet for the Bradford based side.

Henry Myers was on target for Rawdon who also had Sam Akeroyd sent off.

Fourth place Ilkley Town came away from Whitechapel Road with all three points as they recorded a 3-0 win over bottom club Wyke Wanderers. A goal from Tom Smith gave Ilkley the advantage going into half-time. 

The second period saw James Hudson add a further goal for Ilkley before Smith scored his second of the afternoon from the penalty spot to make it 3-0.

Huddersfield Amateur continued their good form as they recorded a 5-1 win over Sherburn White Rose at Old Earth to move up to 7th place in the division. Meanwhile defeat for Sherburn leaves them sitting in 12th spot in the table with one game of their league season remaining

Leeds City progressed to the last four of the League Cup as they beat Robin Hood 2-0 at the Adel War Memorial Association. Joe Tasker gave City the lead on 38 minutes before James Burgess added the second on 73 minutes.

In the Third Round of the competition Beeston St Anthony's fell to a 3-2 defeat away at Shelley. Jacob Robertson, Alex Thomas and substitute Jordan Smith were all on target for the home side. Meanwhile Stephen Crawford and substitute Matthew Bugg scored for the Saints.






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