Elland man earns Southwell family bragging rights

Football - Bowling Green v Waiters Arms.'James Wroot for Bowling Green and David Chappell for Waiters Arms.
Football - Bowling Green v Waiters Arms.'James Wroot for Bowling Green and David Chappell for Waiters Arms.

Elland Sports, under the guidance of Pete Southwell and Ryan Coupe, handed out a footballing lesson to King Cross Sports as they romped to a 5-0 success.

Sports played their part in a decent game for the spectators, but Elland’s fluent brand of football always meant that they had the upper hand.

Mark Kelsey set the ball rolling for the home side after which Pete Southwell won the battle of the duelling brothers - brother Damian being a defender for King Cross - when he netted the second.

Dean Lawrence extended the advantage before Kelsey grabbed his second. Elland were not finished and hammered home their superiority with Lawrence netting the fifth.

Lee Mount created enough chances to have netted a hatful but had to make do with three as they claimed maximum points at Shoulder FC Northowram.

Neither side really dominated the game which saw Mount go a goal up early on through Craig Gladwin’s penalty.

A decent strike from the edge of the box after the break pulled Northowram level and it was stalemate until the 80th minute when Jordan Ryder edged the visitors ahead.

The 3-1 victory was secured five minutes later when Ryder added his second.

Engineers finally got their season underway and marked the occasion with a 5-1 home success over Feathers.

FC Barge took advantage of Halifax Hammers having a number of first choice players missing as they ran out 7-2 winners while FC Bowling Green were successful, beating Waiters Arms 4-3.

Bradshaw were able to put out their strongest side of the season to date and it paid off as they opened their Division One account with a 4-2 victory at Royd Club.

The visitors took the lead when Sam Taylor chased down a back pass and slotted the ball into an empty net.

Bradshaw tried to hit back but another defensive mistake made for a simple tap in and a 2-0 deficit.

The home side were back in the contest just before the break when Moorhouse knocked a long ball for Martin Woodhouse to score

Bradshaw started the second half as they had finished the first with Woodhouse grabbing his second following a slip by Royd’s Ross Smith.

Royd created chances with James Yates and Sam Taylor opening the Bradshaw defence up before their final effort was ruled out for offside.

From the resulting free kick Branden Field ran on and took a hopeful shot which beat the ‘keeper to make it 3-2

The game was settled when Chris Woodhouse cut in from the left and unleashed a shot which whistled into the top corner.

A cracking derby which could have gone either way, saw Old Pond secure a 3-2 win at Rastrick BC

Pond took the lead when Paul Taylor finished off a good move featuring Chris Marsh and Steven Ashford. However, Bradley Rufus rammed home following a free kick to level things up at the break.

Pond enjoyed what turned out to be a match winning 20 minute spell after the break. Rufus brought down Michael Barlow in the area and Taylor smashed home his ninth goal in just two games from the spot.

Substitute Paul Meredith then saw his shot deflected in off the unlucky Richard Mellor to give Pond a vital two goal cushion.

Rastrick applied pressure in search of an equaliser and got their rewards when Marshall Riley struck in the box.

Pond defended well to maintain their unbeaten start, but on this performance Rastrick won’t be far away from putting a string of results together.

Ryburn Valley went goal crazy with a 9-0 demolition of Stallions while Greetland Goldstars took maximum points from a 3-1 success at Triangle.

Queens Head were 5-3 winners over Ryburn United while Hollins Holme and Oddfellows shared the spoils from a 2-2 draw.

Division Two leaders North Bridge set a new club scoring record as they maintained their fine start to the season with a 10-1 success over Halifax Rangers,

Chris Carter opened the scoring when his shot hit a defender and flew past the goalkeeper. Rangers went close to equalising when striker Sean Bryne’s shot was cleared off the line by Sam Davidson before Bridge got their second when a Carter cross found manager Andy Blakey who scored with a free header from close range.

Carter made it 3-0 after being set up by Dean Crossley for his 10th of the season. Lee McCallion then added the fourth just before the break when a Carter shot was deflected into his path.

Bridge came out for the second half with a hunger for more goals and immediately grabbed one when McCallion rifled in a shot from 20 yards.

Blakey grabbed a second goal when a corner kick was flicked on by Sam Davidson before McCallion completed his hat-trick.

Rangers pulled one back through Peter Bowe but Bridge were soon on target again through substitute Slater Barnes.

Carter completed his hat-trick with a curling shot into the bottom corner while Tye Hewson joined in with a close range strike to complete the scoring.

Czech United also hit double figures, scoring 10 withoiut reply at Feathers FC Reserves.

Top Club bagged six against King Cross Sports Reserves while there were also wins for Halifax Hammers Reserves and King Cross Park.