Sowden strikes as Shovel shock Moor

Kirkstall Crusaders v Churwell Leeds Red Triangle League sat 9th feb 2013'Martin Ross scores for Churwell from the pwenalty spot
Kirkstall Crusaders v Churwell Leeds Red Triangle League sat 9th feb 2013'Martin Ross scores for Churwell from the pwenalty spot

Shane Sowden’s hat-trick inspired Drighlington Malt Shovel to a shock 3-0 win at Halton Moor in the Leeds Red Triangle Hainsworth Premier.

The surprise success over high flying Moor was only the third win of the season for Shovel who have moved away from the foot of the table as a result.

It is also the first league loss of the season for Moor, who had previously won all five of their league games and conceded only six goals.

Shovel could put more daylight between themselves and the wrong end of the table on Saturday should they win at home to Old Headingley Academy.

Moor will be keen to get back to winning ways as soon as possible but they will have to wait for their next league fixture. On Saturday, they host Drighlington Adwalton in the second round of the Rowland Road WMC Senior Cup.

Elsewhere in the Hainsworth Premier, Kirkstall Crusaders prevailed 2-0 at home to Harehills Liberal Club courtesy of goals from Simon Bradshaw and Alistair Sinker.

Drighlington Adwalton will go into their cup tie at Halton Moor fresh from another success in a cup competition.

Last weekend, they eased to a 3-1 win over rivals Churwell in the second round of the Albert West Memorial Cup.

Justin Heeley continued his good run of goal-scoring form with another strike while Ben Gardner and Seb Coady added to Adwalton’s tally.

Martin Ross replied for Churwell but it was no more than a consolation.

Churwell return to Bob Bates B division action on Saturday when they travel to CFYD Chance.

Seacroft WMC Reserves also suffered disappointment in the Albert West Memorial Cup, going down to a 3-2 reverse at Old Headingley Academy.

Jordan Walker and Lyndon Robinson goals weren’t enough for Seacroft as Matt Lofthouse’s brace and Johnno Graham’s strike won it for Headingley.

Goals from Liam Sanford and Joe Johnson guided Seacroft WMC to a 2-0 triumph over Wortley in the third round of the Leeds and District Senior Cup.

All Sports Awards leaders Parkfield FC marched to a 5-0 victory at home to Seacroft Green.

Jack Kitson led Parkfield’s charge with a hat-trick.

Merlins drew 2-2 at home to Kirkstall Crusaders Reserves with Neil Shaw bagging both goals for the hosts.

Anthony Thorpe and Danny Azzaro earned a share of the spoils for Crusaders.

Wayne Woods led the way with a hat-trick as Harehills Liberal Club Reserves prevailed 5-2 at home to South Leeds Independents.

Peter Benn and Liam McGuinness added to the home side’s tally while Independents registered through Jamie Claughton’s effort and an own goal.