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The week ahead: November 24-30

Monday, November 24
West Riding County FA u21 Floodlit League, 8pm
Central Division: Salts v Sports Recruiting USA (at Buttershaw College).
League Cup: Bingley Juniors v Sherburn White Rose (Sherburn walkover).

Northern u19 Alliance, 7.45pm
West Division: Silsden v Ossett Tn.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
West Riding County FA, Minor Cup, 7.45pm
Group B: Bradford v Keighley FA (at Field).

Saturday, November 29
North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Maine Road.

West Yorkshire League, 2pm
League Cup: Field v Oxenhope Rec (1.30pm).
Alliance 1: Oxenhope Rec Res v Hunslet Club Res.

West Riding County Amateur League, 2pm
Premier Division: Steeton v Salts.
Division 1: Lepton Highlanders v Steeton Res.
Division 2: Salts Res v Golcar Utd Res.

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Granger goes nap as Oaks hit 11

Five goals: Captain Rebecca Granger

Five goals: Captain Rebecca Granger

Hebden Royd United 2
Keighley Oaks 11

Oaks romped through to West Riding Women’s League Cup quarter-finals with a convincing win at Division One side Hebden Royd.
Player of the match Rebecca Granger weighed in with five of the goals and Kirsty Delaney grabbed a hat-trick. Rachael Holdsworth struck twice with Melissa Houldsworth also on target.
Oaks took the lead after 11 minutes when a well taken corner by captain Granger found the feet of winger Holdsworth whose first time shot was deflected into the net off a Hebden defender.
Minutes later Granger’s superb long range shot made it 2-0.
Hebden launched several attacks but were stopped in their tracks with some top quality defending by the back four of Jodie Elliott, Mollie McMahon, Amy Phelen and Lauren Murgatroyd.
Granger netted her second after 22 minutes with a 30-yard lob and completed her hat-trick minutes later with another superb shot.
Oaks were on fire with wingers Rachael Holdsworth and Leah Gilmore causing all sorts of trouble for the Hebden defence.
Houldsworth, known for her scoring abilities, was heavily marked but cleverly pulled defenders away to create space for her teammates.
With 29 minutes gone, a well placed ball over the top of the defence from Granger saw Delaney head the ball in to make it 5-0.
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Today’s results: Sunday, November 23

Bradford Sunday Alliance
Prem Div: Sandy Ln 2 Buttershaw Celtic 2.
Div 3B: Salts Res v Queensbury Rgrs (postponed)
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League
Premier Division: Cullingworth Yth 1 Park Row Panthers 3, Shipley Tn 3 Keighley Tn 2, Yeadon Veterans 4 Bingley FC 0.
Division 1: Aire Valley v Yeadon Ath (postponed), Menstone Ath 5 Keighley Alb 1, Salts III 2 Cookridge Hall 2.
West Riding County Women’s League,
League Cup, 2nd rnd: Brayton Belles L Silsden L, Hebden Royd Utd 2 Keighley Oaks 11.

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Today’s fixtures: Sunday, November 23

Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Prem Div: Sandy Ln v Buttershaw Celtic.
Div 3B: Salts Res v Queensbury Rgrs.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League, 11am
Premier Division: Cullingworth Yth v Park Row Panthers, Shipley Tn v Keighley Tn, Yeadon Veterans v Bingley FC.
Division 1: Aire Valley v Yeadon Ath, Menstone Ath v Keighley Alb, Salts III v Cookridge Hall.
West Riding County Women’s League, 1.30pm
League Cup, 2nd rnd: Brayton Belles v Silsden, Hebden Royd Utd v Keighley Oaks (1pm).

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Cobbydalers back to winning ways

Zack Dale: Added third goal.

Zack Dale: Added third goal.

Stockport Sports 1
Silsden 3

Silsden returned to winning ways in the North West Counties League thanks to a three-goal second half blast on the artificial pitch at Woodley.
Ryan Humphreys put the Saxons ahead after 35 minutes but two goals in two minutes put the Cobbydalers ahead.
Kev Ryan equalised after 57 minutes and then Chris Wademan netted his first league goal since his return from Tasmania.
Zack Dale made sure of the points after 76 minutes to confirm Silsden’s first league win for seven games.

Comeback saves Chevrons’ blushes

Spot on: Josh Ferguson struck a penalty in Steeton's recovery.

Spot on: Josh Ferguson struck a penalty in Steeton’s recovery.

DRAM Community 3
Steeton Reserves 3

A three-goal second-half comeback helped Steeton avoid another disaster against the West Riding County Amateur League Division One strugglers.
The hosts’ only points of the season had come with a 6-1 win at Summerhill Lane last month and they looked well on their way to a double when they led 3-0 at half-time this time.
But Steeton hit back with Greig Hudson, Andy Briggs and a penalty from Josh Ferguson earning a point.

Super Sam stuns Sports

Silsden White StarHellifield Sports 0
Silsden White Star 12

The Whitestars went goal crazy to stay in the title hunt in Division One of the Craven League.
Sam Stanfield led the way with a five-goal blast and Mark Bradley struck a treble.
A brace apiece from Jack Kendall and Ben O’Melia completed the dozen.
Andy McNulty was the visitors’ man of the match.

Wheaters star for Steampigs

Return: Ingrow's Chris Wheater

Return: Ingrow’s Chris Wheater

Ingrow & Worth Valley 4
Bradley 1

Bradley slumped to a fifth consecutive Craven League Division One defeat despite taking a first-half lead.
Josh Clarkson gave cause for hope when he put the visitors ahead but a second-half own goal from a corner pulled the Steampigs level and they moved ahead with a penalty and two more goals.
It was Ingrow’s turn to enjoy the slice of good fortune that had evaded them so far this season as they picked up only their second league win of the season.
Changes were forced on the hosts due to injuries with key players Gareth Atkinson, Martin Coleman and Ryan Stubbs all long-term injury absentees plus Tom Barlow and Sean Kelly being forced out hours before kick-off due illness.
Liam Bellamy and Rhys Palmer made their first starts of the season and a welcome return of club record scorer Chris Wheater was a well timed bonus.
Ingrow started as they have many time this season, getting the ball down and playing, despite the wet conditions.
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Gawrydi double settles things in Poles’ favour

FC PoloniaFC Polonia 4
Oxenhope Rec III 3

An enthralling match went in favour of the hosts as Polonia came out on top in a seven-goal Craven League Division Two thriller at Marley.
Sebastian Miler’s 20th minute strike saw the teams level at the break but home man of the match Damian Swies added their second 10 minutes into the second and a pair from Macilj Gawrydi after 70 and 78 minutes was enough to earn all three points.
Leroy Hickman was Oxenhope’s man of the match. He scored once, to go with strikes from Tony Cooper and Nivard Trowers.

Hills hold off Cowling surge to pick up points

Crosshills logoCrosshills Reserves 2
Cowling Reserves 0

Crosshills consolidated their position in the top half of the Craven League Division Three table after withstanding an early Cowling surge.
The visitors started quicker against a much changed Crosshills team, creating early pressure and a couple of early chances only to be denied by the home goalkeeper and the crossbar.
As the first half went on, Hills began to dominate the midfield battle and create more and more chances before Callum Lowe opened the scoring.
Cowling logoHe took off on a mazy run down the right flank before cutting in and hitting a sweet strike to give the Cowling keeper little chance.
Cowling rallied after but struggled to keep possession in the midfield as Joe Birney and Tom Storrie kept breaking up the play.
The visitors’ best chance of the first half came from a free-kick, which was heading for the top corner only to be tipped wide by Yeadon in the Hills net.
The second half started with Hills in the ascendancy and continuing to win the midfield battles.
The former Sutton connection of Birney and Lowe combined as Birney threaded a neat pass through for Lowe to to side foot past the Cowling keeper and put Hills two up.
Cowling tried a few switches in formation and personnel to try to get back into the game but Hills continued to dominate, their keeper not having to make a save throughout the second half thanks to resolute defending and tremendous determination from his defence.
Tom Storrie was Crosshills’ man of the match with Martyn Dalby taking the Cowling award.

Renegades’ blinding start dazzles Sutton

Sutton new logoPendle Renegades Res 3
Sutton Reserves 0

A depleted Sutton were made to pay for a poor opening 20 minutes at Craven League Division Three title chasers Pendle.
They failed to deal with playing into a low sun and losing two players from the back four through injury and played some great passing football to put Pendle under pressure.
Manager Chris Vollentine said: “We rallied and got a hold of the game but failed to convert any of the many chances we created.
“Credit to the lads for putting the early set backs behind us and getting into the game. Credit also to Pendle for taking their chances.”
Sutton’s man of the match was captain Danny Waterfield with good performances from John Naylor and John Crummack.

Judson is just enough for Denholme

Match winner: John Judson, left.

Match winner: John Judson, left.

Denholme United Reserves 1
Brighouse Sports 0

John Judson’s goal was enough to move Denholme joint top of the table as they inflicted a first defeat of the season on the Halifax League Division Two leaders.
Four teams are level on 22 points with Denholme fourth on goal difference.

Today’s results: Saturday, November 22

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Stockport Sports 1 Silsden 3.
Lancashire League
East Division: Silsden Dev v Ossett Albion (postponed).
West Yorkshire League
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec v Ripon City (postponed).
Alliance 1: Boroughbridge Res 3 Oxenhope Rec Res 0.
West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Salts v Lower Hopton (postponed), Steeton 2 Kirkburton 1.
Division 1: DRAM Community 3 Steeton Res 3.
Craven League
Premier Division: Cowling 0 Crosshills 4, Earby Tn v Cononley Sports (postponed).
Division 1: Bingley Tn v Gargrave (postponed), Cononley Sports Res v AFC Colne (postponed), Hellifield Sports 0 Silsden White Star 12 (twelve), Ingrow & Worth Valley 4 Bradley 1.
Division 2: FC Polonia 4 Oxenhope Rec III 3, FC Sporting Keighley 9 Earby Tn Res 2, Manningham All Stars 2 Salts III 4, Sutton v Broomhill (postponed).
Division 3: Bradley Res 3 Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 2, Crosshills Res 2 Cowling Res 0, Pendle Renegades Res 3 Sutton Res 0.
Halifax League
Division 1: Mixenden Utd 9 Denholme Utd 0.
Division 2: Denholme Utd Res 1 Brighouse Sports 0.

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Today’s fixtures: Saturday, November 22

North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Stockport Sports v Silsden.
Lancashire League
East Division: Silsden Dev v Ossett Albion (postponed).
West Yorkshire League, 2pm
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec v Ripon City.
Alliance 1: Boroughbridge Res v Oxenhope Rec Res.
West Riding County Amateur League, 2pm
Premier Division: Salts v Lower Hopton, Steeton v Kirkburton.
Division 1: DRAM Community v Steeton Res.
Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division: Cowling v Crosshills. Earby Tn v Cononley Sports.
Division 1: Bingley Tn v Gargrave (postponed), Cononley Sports Res v AFC Colne (postponed), Hellifield Sports v Silsden White Star, Ingrow & Worth Valley v Bradley.
Division 2: FC Polonia v Oxenhope Rec III, FC Sporting Keighley v Earby Tn Res, Manningham All Stars v Salts III, Sutton v Broomhill (postponed).
Division 3: Bradley Res v Ingrow & Worth Valley Res, Crosshills Res v Cowling Res, Pendle Renegades Res v Sutton Res.
Halifax League, 2.15pm
Division 1: Mixenden Utd v Denholme Utd.
Division 2: Denholme Utd Res v Brighouse Sports.

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Allow extra time to get to Marley this weekend

Men at workBradford Council have confirmed work is due to take place this weekend on the A650 at Marley roundabout.
They are forecasting traffic problems but have put diversions into place.
The A650 will be closed from Aireworth Road to Wenning Street (and vice versa) and traffic will be controlled via two-way lights.
It will mean delays for any teams playing at Marley, especially on Sunday.
The council’s highways department will be resurfacing the roundabout with limited access into Marley for vehicles. Work had been due to take last week but was put back a week due to weather conditions.
A council spokesman said: “Access will be single track, signed and manned to make sure there are no conflicts.
“When we need to work across Marley’s normal access, traffic will be diverted from Aireworth Road, through the factory car park. Again this route will be single track, signed and manned to make sure there are no conflicts.”
Keighley’s area parks and landscape manager Mel Smith said: “Teams will need to give themselves a little more time to get in and out of Marley and may have to park away from the ground. 
“There will also no doubt be a traffic flow backlog, although vehicles will be diverted down the old Bradford Road.”