BRADFORD Golf Union were in the hunt for an impressive away victory against a strong Leeds side after three successive singles wins, but a poor finish cost them dear as they eventually fell to a 21-15 defeat in the Yorkshire Inter-District League.

The teams were level at 12-12 after Bradford's James Tate pulled off a narrow 2&1 victory over his opponent Tom Pilling, immediately on the back of wins for his teammates Max Berrisford and James Darcy.

However, Leeds won four of the final six holes to record a relatively comfortable victory in the end, opening up a two-point gap over their West Yorkshire rivals with one game remaining.

One visiting player who could certainly hold his head high after Sunday's clash was Northcliffe Golf Club's Darcy. He won his foursomes clash 3&1 alongside Tate, before obliterating Leeds' Neil Clarke 6&5 in his singles match.

With youngster Ben Rhodes missing last weekend, Darcy became the only player to feature in all six of Bradford's league games so far.

His performances have ensured that he leads the 2018 Captain's Salver, six points ahead of South Bradford's Andrew Busfield. Darcy's only winless game this season came at home to league leaders Sheffield.

Each side will play their final game of the season next Sunday, with Bradford hoping to end on a high with victory at home to rock-bottom York.

The championship race is virtually over, with unbeaten Sheffield on course to seal their fourth title in a row.

Halifax-Huddersfield, in second, would require the South Yorkshire side to suffer a huge defeat at lowly Harrogate, while beating visitors Teesside by a huge margin themselves to have any chance of stealing the crown.