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New boy Rob Bordman doubles up to earn point
Defending champions Gildersome Spurs Old Boys had to settle for a draw at home to North East Leeds on the opening day of the Yorkshire Amateur League season.
The Senior A section match finished 2-2 thanks to new signing Rob Bordman’s second goal of the game for Spurs deep into time added on.
Gary Driscoll and Lee Kent had scored for a Leeds side that included six debutants.
Promoted Old Batelians slumped to a 7-0 defeat at home to FC Headingley, with Matt Raw scoring four times backed up by John Forrest and Si Rawlings – and goalkeeper Luke Corr also netting on his debut.
Stanningley OB let slip a two-goal interval lead to lose 3-2 at Grangefield OB. James Rainford and Steve Tierney saw their goals wiped out by Grant Jackson, Niall Coleman and Josh Spencer.
Si McQuiston’s four-timer was supported by two goals apiece from Sam Bradley, Liam Cannan, Luke Gordon and Andy Cooper.
Farnley Sports were also promoted and kicked off with a 2-1 home win against Collingham Juniors OB. All the goals came in the second half, with Adam Butterworth equalising before James Offlow fired home the winner.
Stanningley OB Reserves eased to a 4-1 win at Thornesians, who scored in the first half through Nick Bowen but fell away against strikes from Matt Gerraghty, James Goodall and two Jimmy Harrop efforts after the interval.
New-look St Bedes lost 2-1 at home to Rodillian as Charlie Holt hit the winner. Paul Cuss’s opener for the visitors had been cancelled out by Carl Priestley.
Promoted Morley Town kicked off their Division One season in top form with a 6-2 home win against league newcomers Garforth Rangers.
Ryan Hartley (2), Matthews Ibbotson, Marc Haley, Jovan Kosoff and Martin Ross outscored Stephen Blair and Danny Foster.
St Bedes Reserves edged a 4-3 thriller at Gildersome Spurs OB Thirds in Division Two, with debutants Paul Williams and Daniel Myas among the scorers for the winners. Jerome Yewdall and Jamal Nash added the other Bedes strikes.
Bainbridge led 2-1 at Woodhouse Moor Meths midway through the second half but lost 4-2 as James Campbell (2), Ants Lewis (penalty) and substitute Mark Walker outscored Razzik Ali and Bilal Saleem.
Huddersfield Amateur Thirds were crushed 6-1 at home by Farnley Sports Reserves in Division Four after only trailing by a single goal at half-time. Ryan McQuade netted twice in the rout.