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Today’s fixtures: Saturday, September 20

North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Runcorn Linnets.
West Yorkshire League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Boroughbridge v Oxenhope Rec.
Alliance 1: Oxenhope Rec Res v Brighouse Old Boys Res.
West Riding County Amateur League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Lower Hopton v Steeton, Salts v Kirkburton.
Division 1: Steeton Res v Storthes Hall Res.
Bradford FA District Cup, 2.30pm
1st rnd: Calverley Utd v Salts Res.
Craven FA Norman Pratt Trophy, 2pm
1st rnd: Settle Utd Res v Bradley Res, Earby Tn Res v Cononley Sports Res.
Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division: Crosshills v Earby Tn, Wilsden Ath v Grassington Utd.
Division 1: Chatburn v Bingley Tn, Ingrow & Worth Valley v Hellifield Sports, Rolls Res v Silsden White Star.
Division 2: FC Sporting Keighey v FC Polonia, Manningham All Stars v Broomhill, Salts III v Oxenhope Rec III, Sutton v Skipton LMS Res.
Division 3: Addingham Res v Crosshills Res, Ingrow & Worth Valley Res v Horton, Skipton Tn Res v Sutton Res.
Halifax League, 2.15pm
Division 1: Denholme Utd v Sowerby Bridge.
Division 2: Sowerby Bridge Res v Denholme Utd Res.

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Hendrie has some incredible tales to tell

Bingley visit: John Hendrie

Bingley visit: John Hendrie

Former Leeds United and Bradford City winger John Hendrie is a man with many stories to tell.
The 50-year-old veteran of more than 500 professional appearances is the speaker at a Bingley Juniors event in October and has experienced extreme highs and lows of football at all levels of the game.
Hendrie enjoyed title success with both West Riding rivals but was also on the field on the day of the Bradford fire disaster.
At the highest level of the national game, Hendrie helped both Middlesbrough and Barnsley into the Premier League, while closer to home, his three sons are all making their way through the junior ranks.
A bit of all white; Hendrie in his Leeds days.

A bit of all white; Hendrie in his Leeds days.

Hendrie started his career at Coventry City and had loan spell with Hereford United before making his name with four Yorkshire clubs plus a season at Newcastle United.
Despite playing most of his career on the wing, he rattled in 118 goals in 518 League appearances and went on to manage Barnsley for a season.
During his four-year spell with the Bantams, the 5’7 player missed only one match and his 173 consecutive appearances is beaten only by Keighley’s Geoff Smith.
One record that will never be taken away from Hendrie is the fact he scored the last competitive goal at Ayresome Park, before Middlesbrough’s move to the Riverside Stadium.
Although Scots born, Hendrie may now have divided loyalties.
His son Luke, a former Manchester United junior now at Derby County, played for England u17s, while another, former Bradford City junior Jordan now at Bolton Wanderers, represented Scotland u16s.
Hendrie posterA third son, Joe plays for West Yorkshire League Division One promotion chasers Ilkley Town after spells with Otley Town and Guiseley.

An Evening With John Hendrie is being held at The Octagon, Riddlesden, on Friday, October 17, 7pm.
All proceeds are for Bingley Juniors Football Club.
Tickets are £20 and include a pie and pea supper.
To book, contact Michelle Chapman, 07830 402589.

Sutton seek to get Skipton in their step

Flying the flag: Sutton Juniors are keen to secure your vote.

Flying the flag: Sutton Juniors are keen to secure your vote.

Sutton are seeking votes after being short-listed for the chance to win a share of more than £80,000 of community funding from the Skipton Building Society
They are among 304 community groups, 102 in Yorkshire and the Humber, bidding for 161 pots of £500.
A Skipton BS spokesman said: “You can vote for which of our shortlisted community and voluntary groups you would like to see receive a share of our funding pot.
Voting closes on October 15 with the winners announced in November. To vote for Sutton, click here.
Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 16.35.35The building society is also offering help to all community groups with a series of free resources, which are full of tips and advice to help them flourish. These are available to download, here. 
Sutton Juniors were formed in 1998 by a mother and father who realised there was unfair growing negativity towards young people in the area and wanted to give the opportunity for children and young people to be involved in sport.
The club provides structured activity or players from six to adult open age and the club have been run by committed volunteers since then.
The club run more than 15 teams competing in three local leagues an introduced an under 7s and 8s girls team for this season.
Sutton new logoA club spokesman said: “We are desperately trying to build our resources to realise our dream. We do make best use of the fantastic facilities in and around Sutton, using the park, playing fields and school grounds.
“We can provide basic amenities to ensure comfortable activities but we are desperately wanting to improve our own facilities but without losing the ‘family’ feel and organisation that allows us to promote wider social circles.”
If Sutton are successful with their bid, they plan to use the funds to replace equipment and buy a pop-up turf shelter/gazebo
For more information visit: www.suttonjuniors.co.uk or the club’s Facebook page, here.
The Sutton vote page is here.

Marley tournament raises £1,500 for victims

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 10.11.55Local businesses and footballers came together at Marley to raise £1,500 to help victims of fighting on the Gaza Strip.
Keighley’s AC Milan were beaten 2-0 in the final of the seven-a-side tournament, which involved 18 teams from Leeds, Bradford and Oldham.
Highfield resident Fulzar Ahmed, one of the co-ordinators, told the Keighley News: “The turnout was great. This event was sponsored by local businesses, and without their generous support it would not have been possible.”
Read the full report on the Keighley News website, here.

Bradford legend Windass heads for Silsden

Wembley winner: Dean Windass celebrates scoring the goal that took Hull City into the Premier League.

Wembley winner: Dean Windass celebrates scoring the goal that took Hull City into the Premier League.

Dreams do come true and Silsden will be hosting that proof in November.
Former Bradford City legend Dean Windass will be the guest speaker at the Cobbydalers’ sportsman’s dinner on Saturday, November 15.
Windass was rejected as a youngster by Hull City and worked as a labourer but continued to push his footballing dream with non-League side North Ferriby United.
Goal machine: Windass is Bradford City's all-time third highest scorer.

Goal machine: Windass is Bradford City’s all-time third highest scorer.

That paid off when he was re-signed by the Tigers, going on to play more than 700 professional games for clubs including Aberdeen, Oxford United, Bradford City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United and Oldham Athletic before returning to non-League football with Barton Town Old Boys and Scarborough Athletic.
The tough-talking midfielder/striker rattled in 230 goals, including the one that sent his hometown club Hull City into the Premier League for the first time in 2008.
His most prolific spell came at Valley Parade, netting 87 times for the Bantams, becoming their third highest all-time scorer in the process.
TV star: Windass in Sky reporter mode.

TV star: Windass in Sky reporter mode.

The 45-year-old who has won a much-publicised battle with alcohol and suicidal depression now appears on Sky as a summariser and also works as a rep for a nuts and bolts company just around the corner from where he was brought up in Hull.
It all ensures “Deano” has a host of stories to tell to educate and entertain.
The evening includes a two-course curry dinner, free stand-up into ticket with a prize of £100, free raffle rickets, the first beer free and a grand auction of shirts, boots, balls and pennants.
Tickets are £30 and available by calling 07939 151829.

Shin wins it for Silsden

Silsden logoSilsden 1
Ossett Albion 0

One goal was enough to see the young Cobbydalers climb off the bottom of the early-season Northern u19 Alliance table.
Josh Metcalfe was on target, deflecting the ball into the net with his shin, after a good cross by Harry McGowan.
Silsden are next in action against the other Ossett team, travelling to Town on Friday week.

The week ahead: September 15-21

Monday, September 15
West Riding County FA u21 Floodlit League, 8pm
West Division: Bingley Juniors v Athletico (at Buttershaw College).

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

Wednesday, September 17
West Yorkshire League, 7.30pm
Premier Division: Field v Oxenhope Rec.

Saturday, September 20
North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Runcorn Linnets.

West Yorkshire League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Boroughbridge v Oxenhope Rec.
Alliance 1: Oxenhope Rec Res v Brighouse Old Boys Res.

West Riding County Amateur League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Lower Hopton v Steeton, Salts v Kirkburton.
Division 1: Steeton Res v Storthes Hall Res.

Bradford FA District Cup, 2.30pm
1st rnd: Calverley Utd v Salts Res.

Craven FA Norman Pratt Trophy, 2pm
1st rnd: Settle Utd Res v Bradley Res, Earby Tn Res v Cononley Sports Res.

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Fan power and Smith sees Bingley to victory

Action from Bingley's win at Shipley.

Action from Bingley’s win at Shipley.

Shipley Town 0
Bingley FC 5

Bingley opened their Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League season account with an enormous win at Esholt Sports Ground.
The game got off to a perfect start for the visitors when Declan Corby beat three players, switched the ball on to his left foot and chipped the keeper from the edge of the box.
Minutes later, Bingley won a corner following some excellent play down the left from new signing Colin Schofield and Lee Smith cheekily back-heeled the ball into the net
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Athletic hit back in style

Keighley AthleticKeighley Athletic 7
Cullingworth Youth 1

The Athletes registered their first points of the season with an ultimately comfortable victory over Cullingworth.
It was the visitors who were first out of the blocks and deservedly took the lead after dominating the early exchanges as Athletic continued to blow off the early season rust.
As the first half develope, the home side began to exert control with Tom Whitwham and Harry Robinson pulling the strings in the midfield.
Cullingworth Youth logoJoe Brady equalised with a powerful header from Adam Dykes’ cross after a flowing move.
Mark Hird’s neat finish put Athletic ahead before James Gill made it three from the penalty spot.
The game continued in a similar vein in the second half as Cullingworth began brightly and looked dangerous going forward with Athletic keeper Sam Lee forced into several excellent saves.
Unfortunately the visitors were less accomplished at the back with Hird, Gill and Brady each adding a second before an own goal concluded the scoring.

Today’s results: Sunday, September 14

Bradford Sunday Alliance
Senior Cup, 1st rnd: Bradford Phoenix 4 Allerton 2, Sandy Ln 3 Buttershaw Celtic 4.
Amateur Cup, 1st rnd: AFC Titans 2 Salts Res 1.
2nd rnd: Parry Ln 1 Salts 7.

Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League
Premier Division: Keighley Ath 7 Cullingworth Yth 1, Shipley Tn 0 Bingley FC 5.
Division 1: Aire Valley 1 Salts III 3, Cottingley WMC 0 Keighley Alb 1.

West Riding County Women’s League
Premier Division: Keighley Oaks 1 Bradford Pk Ave 4.

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Today’s fixtures: Sunday, September 14

Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Senior Cup, 1st rnd: Bradford Phoenix v Allerton, Sandy Ln v Buttershaw Celtic.
Amateur Cup, 1st rnd: AFC Titans v Salts Res.
2nd rnd: Parry Ln v Salts.

Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League, 11am
Premier Division: Keighley Ath v Cullingworth Yth, Shipley Tn v Bingley FC.
Division 1: Aire Valley v Salts III, Cottingley WMC v Keighley Alb.

West Riding County Women’s League, 2pm
Premier Division: Keighley Oaks v Bradford Pk Ave.

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Quinlan quashes champions

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Rec 3
Bardsey 0

Oxenhope produced a superb, hard working all-round team performance to defeat the reigning West Yorkshire League champions with midfielder Sean Quinlan hitting all three goals.
A good-sized crowd at the Recreation Ground saw the visitors start the brighter and they had the home side on the back foot so it was against the run of play when Oxenhope took the lead.
A free-kick was awarded outside the area after 20 minutes and young Quinlan stroked the ball nonchalantly through a crowded area and saw it roll in at the far post.
Bardsey continued to press but Oxenhope refused to let them have time on the ball and take control. They ran and harried the opposition at every opportunity with Ben White and Josh Kaine in the middle of the park at the top of their form.
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Goals galore at Steeton

Action from Steeton Reserves' 8-4 home defeat by Wakefield City.

Action from Steeton Reserves’ 8-4 home defeat by Wakefield City.

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 08.10.29Steeton Reserves 4
Wakefield City 8

Ross Bailey and Josh Huntley both scored twice but it was not enough to earn Steeton any reward in a 12-goal flurry at Summerhill Lane.
Wakefield City took all three West Riding County Amateur League Division One points thanks to a sparkling first-half display that earned them a crucial four-goal lead, going in 5-1 ahead at the break.
Honours finished even in the second half with six goals shared.
Wakefield’s goals were shared by Robert Bloomfield 2, Paul Scott 2, Conor Glavin, Aaron Hurst, Ollie Rawson and Ryan Barker.