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Elliott George has recently taken charge of Craven & District Division One side, Cowling F.C. And the other day I had the pleasure of catching up with Elliott to ask him what his thoughts were going in to the new season.
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Oxenhope had a memorable season. Pictures: David S Brett
Dan Moriarty won the top scorer award.
Oxenhope Rec’s presentation evening saw more than 70 players and supporters celebrate the five trophies on display that the three teams had won.
It was the best season in the club’s 102 year history.
Pride of place went to the County FA Cup, where 126 teams entered the competition from leagues throughout the West Riding and the first team lifted the trophy for the first time, defeating strong favourites Leeds City, at County headquarters at Woodlesford, 6-3 in a memorable night that will never be forgotten.
FC Sporting Keighley are planning to push their fast-track to glory even further.
After three promotions in three seasons since forming, the Craven League team are looking for new players to strengthen their squad ahead of their Craven League Division One debut next season.
Pre-season training starts on Wednesday, July 22, at the team’s home base at Marley.
Club chairman Faruk Ali, said: “We offer a very friendly but highly competitive environment to play football at a decent level.
“Our medium to long-term plan is to move into the West Riding County Amateur League.”
The club are expecially keen to attract a new goalkeeper and a striker but all positions will be considered.
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West Yorkshire League
Alliance 1: Oxenhope Rec Res 3 Beeston St Anthony’s Res 9.
Premier Division: Grassington Utd v Wilsden Ath (postponed), Settle Utd v Cowling (postponed).
Division 2: Salts III 1 Grassington Utd Res 5.
Division 3: Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 5 Trawden Celtic Res 2.
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West Yorkshire League, 1pm
Alliance 1: Oxenhope Rec Res v Beeston St Anthony’s Res.
Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division: Grassington Utd v Wilsden Ath, Settle Utd v Cowling.
Division 2: Salts III v Grassington Utd Res.
Division 3: Ingrow & Worth Valley Res v Trawden Celtic Res.
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FC Sporting Keighley are celebrating a third consecutive promotion after Craven League officials awarded them the points from last night’s cancelled Division Two match against Manningham All Stars.
Their scheduled last match of the season was called off when the Bradford side failed to raise a team.
Sporting needed a point to climb above Broomhill into second place but a win was necessary to move out of reach of fourth-placed Grassington Reserves, who have two games still to play.
But the Craven Legue have moved qucikly to confirm all three points have been awarded to the Marley-based team and the table has been adjusted accordingly with Sporting finishing runners-up to Oxenhope Rec Thirds.
It was a similar situation in the Premier Division, where Settle United have become champions without kicking a ball.
They won 11-2 at Cowling on Monday to pull within three points of long-term leaders Crosshills with two games to play – against Earby tomorrow and at home to Cowling on Saturday.
However, the Earby match has been awarded in Settle’s favour and only a ridiculous 43-0 defeat against Cowling will now stop them winning the title.
Sports Recruiting Academy 0
(Sport Recruiting win on penalties)
A heavily Keighley-area influenced Sports Recruiting Academy marked their first season in the West Riding County FA U21 League with a cup final victory at Garforth Town.
Central Division champions Guiseley Academy side offered stiff competition and a tight match was eventually decided from the penalty spot.
With both defences playing a high line, Dan Massey was looking to use his pace in behind to threaten the Guiseley defence. After a lively first 10 minutes, both defences started to get on top, giving the striker minimal time to make an impact. Read more »
Steeton have made a lightning start to next season, by securing their first signing.
Former Silsden captain James Nettleton has agreed to join the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division side.
Manager Roy Mason said: “I am delighted that Nettsy has decided to join us next season.
“I know that he has had quite a few offers and that he sees us as a progressive club and one that he feels he can contribute a lot towards.
“While our push for next season in the main is towards younger players, I felt that with his experience of playing at a higher level and the respect and contacts that he has within the game it was too good an opportunity to miss.
“It is a testament to what we are doing that we can attract players of his calibre and I see this as the first of many signings that the club will be making this pre season.”
Oxenhope Rec 9
Robin Hood Athletic 6
Spectators were treated to a 15-goal bonanza in the most bizarre end-of-season West Yorkshire League game ever seen at the Recreation Ground.
Both teams played all out attacking football and the goals hit the back of the net at regular intervals.
The home side led 4-1 at the interval thanks to a brace from Lewis Hopkinson and strikes from Dan Moriarty and Leon Smith.
Early in the second half Robin Hood pulled it back to 4-3 and were in the ascendancy.
Back came Oxenhope with another three goals, Hopkinson securing his hat-trick and another two from Moriarty to make it 7-3.
The visitors gave themselves hope with a fourth before substitute Joel Gallagher got into the scoring spree, only for Hood to score another two before Moriarty completed the scoring with his fourth.
The three points ensures Oxenhope finish sixth in the Premier Division, the same position as last season but with four more points.
Their season ends on Wednesday with a trip to Leeds City, whom they defeated in that memorable County Cup Final last month, to round off the club’s best ever season, lifting five trophies from the three senior teams. Oxenhope: Lee, Day (Davies), Nelson, Cox, Walton, Kaine, Morris (Gallagher), Moriarty, Smith, Quinlan, Hopkinson (Bailey)