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Talent takes to Silsden stage

Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 18.20.56Top talent will be on show at Silsden on May 23 but it will not be on the pitch.
Silsden Juniors are holding a Silsden Has Talent evening in the clubhouse with tickets just £5 (£17 for a family – two adults, two children).
Up to 30 contestants will be showing off their talents during the evening, which includes a buffet supper.
Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 18.24.16The proceeds will be divided between the football club’s junior section and Candlelighters, a West Yorkshire-based children’s cancer charity.
Full details on the Silsden Juniors Fundraiser Facebook page, here.

Ashton do Silsden a favour

SilsdenSilsden 0
Ashton Athletic 1

Ben Kay’s strike six minutes into the second half was all that separated Silsden from a point.
But the Cobbydalers had received good news earlier in the week courtesy of their visitors.
Alsager’s 3-2 home defeat by Athletic on Monday meant Silsden are safe from relegation with three games still to play.

Chapman is Chevrons’ main man

Steeton logoSteeton Reserves 1
Salts Reserves 0

Steeton grabbed three vital West Riding County Amateur League points with a hard-fought win to stay clear of the Division One relegation zone. 
Ross Chapman struck the winner five minutes from time and the Chevrons had another boost with Arley Barnes making his first start for nearly six months after a shoulder operation.

Baker leaves it late in thriller

Late winner: Liam Baker

Late winner: Liam Baker

Cononley Sports Reserves 4
Ingrow & Worth Valley 5

Ingrow left Cononley with a huge three points despite the odds being stacked against them.
A red card for a wild outburst from player-co-manager Rye Bailey left the Steampigs reduced to 10 men inside 15 minutes.
Cononley soon found the extra man paying dividends and took the lead through a penalty.
Ingrow, however, dug deep and got a penalty of their own for handball, which Graham Whitaker placed just out of the keeper’s reach.
Cononley had a lot of possession but found themselves further adrift when Whitaker again found the back of the net.
Ingrow had keeper Max Key to thank after a number of point-blank saves which kept the 10 men in with a shout.
The game was finely balanced for a long period before Liam Baker rose to nod the Steampigs into a comfortable 3-1 lead.
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Champion show from Denholme

Goal: Adam Gill scored for Denholme

Goal: Adam Gill scored for Denholme

Denholme United Res 1
AFC Crossleys 1

Denholme came close to beating the Halifax League Division Two champions only to be denied by a late goal.
Adam Gill put United ahead but the visitors equalised with five minutes to go.
Denholme need two more points from their final two games, home and away to King Cross Warley Reserves, to stay up.

Craven League cup dates set

Cup hunt: Crosshills are still in the hunt for two lots of silverware.

Cup hunt: Crosshills are still in the hunt for two lots of silverware.

Dates and venues have been arranged for the Craven League cup finals and all have Keighley area interest.
Crosshills travel to Settle on Thursday, May 8, to take on league champions Skipton LMS in the Premier Division Cup and both are also in the semi-finals of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy, where they are joined by holders Cowling and Wilsden Athletic, battling for a place in the final at Gargrave on Tuesday, May 6.
Although there are no local teams in the Division Four final, Cononley Sports will host a clash between Pendle Renegades Reserves and either Manningham All Stars or Skipton Town Reserves on Tuesday, April 29.
The Division Three final pairs newly-formed Broomhill with Grindleton Reserves at Skipton LMS on Wednesday, April 30, and the Division Two showpiece sees Bradley take on Bingley Town or Earby Town at Cowling on Thursday, May 1.
Crosshills host the Division One final on Wednesday, May 7, when Silsden White Star meet Grassington United or Gargrave.

Crosshills book final place

Crosshills logoCowling 0
Crosshills 4

Crosshills secured a place in the Craven League Premier Division Cup final with a comfortable victory at their local rivals.
Goals from Danny Driver, Eddie Jenkins, Stewart Parkin and Jack Wrigglesworth earned a trip to Settle on Thursday, May 8, to play newly crowned champions Skipton LMS.
Cowling logoHolders Cowling had scored 14 goals in their previous two games in the cup but their attack dried up this time.
It was ‘Hills third away win in the competition, having seen off Grindleton (3-0) and Rolls (3-2).
LMS have beaten both Cononley Sports and Trawden Celtic 2-1 on their way to the final.

Champions crowned at Wilsden

Wilsden Athletic 0 Skipton LMS 6
Wilsden were unable to prevent the inevitable as LMS gained the points they needed to confirm the Craven League title for a fourth consecutive season.
The one-sided Premier Division clash went the way of the visitors with braces for Ian Craven and Luke Howsen and a goal apiece for Oliver Hurst and Chris Simpson.
Wilsden’s man of the match was Josh Atkinson.

Wademan leads the way

Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 14.45.01After three games of his debut season in Tasmania, Silsden’s Chris Wademan is leading the scoring charts.
The Riverside Olympic striker has hit eight goals, five more than his nearest rival, and more than all but the top three teams’ totals.
That spree sees Olympic top of the table, level on points with Somerset but with a marginally better goal difference.
Riverside have no game this weekend.

Put your shirts on Steeton success

Exclusive; First view of Steeton's cup final shirt. Your business name could be on the front.

Exclusive; First view of Steeton’s cup final shirt. Your business name could be on the front.

Steeton are looking for a new shirt sponsor for next season following Damart’s decision to not re-new their existing deal.
The Chevrons thanked Damart for all their support over the past five seasons.
Steeton are looking for a business to take over as the main sponsor with immediate effect, this means that the new sponsor will have their name on the team shirts for the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup final against Field at Elland Road on May 19.
Both teams normally play in green and white so will be playing in their away colours.
Steeton manager Roy Mason thanked Jamie Robinson from Hummel UK, who have provided the shirts.
As a main sponsor the company can also look forward to having two boards at the ground, a link from the Steeton website, a page in the programme and their name on the front of warm up T-shirts and sweatshirts.
For more information, contact Roy Mason via email roymason41@hotmail.co.uk
Steeton are also in the process of selling advertising boards for next season. Prices have been held at £200 for a new board and £100 to re-new one.

Hickman hits heights as Rec roll towards title

Oxenhope Rec logoField Reserves 1
Oxenhope Rec Res 4

Oxenhope took a step closer to the West Yorkshire Alliance One title as they continued to close down the leaders and stretched their incredible unbeaten record to 19 matches, stretching back to last May.
Rec have won 14 of their 17 matches this season and now lie third in the table, seven points adrift of leaders Hunslet Club with four games in hand.
An outstanding team performance gave Oxenhope three more points. From the first whistle to the last the men in orange ran and pressed tirelessly, scoring four goals and creating numerous more opportunities.
Leroy Hickman opened the scoring after three minutes when he was on hand to finish from close range.
Craig Morris doubled the lead when he latched on to a cross and sent a thunderous volley into the back of the net from 15 yards.
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Marley move suits Steampigs

Ingrow & WVSutton Reserves 0
Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 4

Ingrow took full advantage of a switch of venue to take all the Craven League Division Four points.
Sutton’s home fixture was moved to Marley and the Steampigs made the best of it with goals from Chris Wheater 2, Stu Maclennan and Martin Coleman condemning their ‘hosts’ to a bottom place finish in the table.

Phoenix rise to the occasion

Keighley Phoenix logoMonday Nighters 0
Keighley Phoenix 4

Phoenix are through to the semi-finals of the West Riding County FA Veterans Cup after a resounding victory at St Mary’s, Menston.
The Eastern Division runners-up were no match for the Keighley side, who cruised into the last four thanks to goals from Dale Hoyle 2, Mick Gilmartin and Danny Spencer.

Absences prove costly for Crosshills

Crosshills logoPro Football Support 1
Crosshills 1
(PFS won 4-1 on penalties)
A depleted Crosshills team slipped out of the West Riding County FA Veterans Cup in heartbreaking fashion at Marley this evening.
With four of their regular team away on holiday and another participating in a snooker final, the depleted Hills team held their own against the unbeaten Eastern Division chanmpions.
‘Hills took the lead through a penalty when Craig Charleswood was through on goal and was brought down by the last defender, who saw yellow for the offence.
Richard Osadzenko strode up and slotted the penalty away for the first goal conceded by Pro Football Support in all their games in this year’s competition.
In the second half the visitors equalised from a free-kick five yards outside the area.
With the final score 1-1 the game went straight to penalties where the tired legs of Crosshills showed as they missed out on a semi-final place.