Keighley FA cups next round draws

Keighley FA logoChallenge Cup
Silsden Dev XI v Oxenhope Rec, Silsden White Star v Cowling, Steeton v FC Sporting Keighley, Wilsden Athletic v Sutton.
Ties to be played Saturday, November 15.

Supplementary Cup
Oxenhope Rec Res v Ingrow & Worth Valley Res, Steeton Res v Oxenhope Rec III.
Ties to be played Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Sunday Cup
Keighley Athletic v Bingley FC, Keighley Town v Bradford Phoenix.
Ties to be played Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Liam Daly Trophy (u12s)
Quarter-finals: Bingley Barca v Keighley Shamrocks A, Keighley Shamrocks B v Sandy Lane, Silsden v Bingley Ajax, Sutton v Oakworth.

See the draw live on the Keighley FA Twitter feed, here.

Keighley FA cups draw tonight

The draw for the next round of the Keighley FA cups will take place live on Twitter this evening.
The Challenge, Supplementary and Sunday cup draws will appear from 7.30pm on the Keighley FA Twitter feed and on Keighley Kicks soon after.
Teams in the draw are:
Challenge Cup: Cowling, FC Sporting Keighley, Oxenhope Rec, Silsden Dev XI, Silsden White Star, Steeton, Sutton, Wilsden Athletic.
Supplementary Cup: Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves (tbc), Oxenhope Rec Reserves, Oxenhope Rec III, Steeton Reserves.
Sunday Cup: Bingley FC, Bradford Phoenix, Keighley Athletic, Keighley Town.

Tasmanian team seek Keighley-area women players

Riverside OlympiclogoTasmanian side Riverside Olympic are seeking female footballers looking to experience life on the other side of the world next season.
The Northern Women’s Premier League club are offering a working visa to anyone with the necessary experience and suitable qualifications.
Silsden’s Chris Wademan has just returned from a season with the Tasmanian club’s men’s team and said: “It’s been the best experience of my life.
“I’ve enjoyed every single part of it as everyone at the club made me feel so welcome.
“Tasmania is a great place, although the weather at times isn’t like the Australian mainland as it is similar to the UK. It’s just an awesome place.
“From day one everyone was absolutely awesome to me and I’ll remember this experience forever.”
The women’s season runs from April until September and anyone seeking more information should contact Kevin Cosslett via email.

Still time to save £10 on sports camp with Keighley Kicks

Sports Coaching logoLooking for ways to keep your youngsters occupied during the autumn half-term next week?
Keighley Kicks has linked up with Sports Coaching England to offer a £10 discount on their fun activity camp at Parkside School, Cullingworth, from October 27-31.
Instead of paying £65 for the full week, anyone mentioning Keighley Kicks when they book will get it for £55, with a 10 per cent discount for siblings.
For full details, see the offer in the Junior Football section of Keighley Kicks, here.

The week ahead: October 20-26

Monday, October 20
West Riding County FA u21 Floodlit League, 8pm
West Division: Bingley Juniors v Queensbury Rgrs (at UAK, Keighley).
Central Division: Salts v YAL (at St Mary’s, Menston, 8.15pm).

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

Thursday, October 23
Lancashire League, 7.45pm
East Division: Silsden Dev v Harrogate Railway Ath.

Saturday, October 25
North West Counties League, 3pm
Men United Cup, 2nd rnd: Silsden v Colne.

West Yorkshire League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec v Hunslet Club.
Alliance 1: Leeds City Res v Oxenhope Rec Res.

West Riding County Amateur League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Hunsworth v Salts, Littletown v Steeton.
Division 1: Steeton Res v DRAM Community.
Division 2 Cup: Gildersome Spurs OB v Salts Res.

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Seven-up as Oaks storm back to victory

Keighley Oaks logoKeighley Oaks 7
Leeds Medics and Dentists 3

Keighley Oaks completed an incredible turnaround to earn progress in the West Riding County FA Women’s Cup.
Trailling 3-0 at half-time, Oaks stormed back with the benefit of a strong wind to blow away the visitors with seven unanswered goals.
Keighley kicked off battling a strong oncoming wind, which was causing lots of problems for their back four.
Leeds had several chances in the early stages and could have gone ahead but for some top quality defending.
Striker Leah Gilmore gave Leeds a scare when her powerful shot was saved by the keeper.
But 30 minutes into the game Leeds finally broke through, scoring with a powerful shot into the roof of the net.
Eight minutes later Leeds went further ahead with another stunning shot hitting the top right of the net.
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Bingley go through with a bang

Bingley FCBingley FC 5
Keighley Albion 0

Bingley cruised through to the last four of the Keighley FA Sunday Cup with a comfortable victory over their Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League Division One opponents.
The Premier Division team proved too strong in the Marley derby and progressed after a tight first half.
A brave start from the visitors put Bingley on the back foot.
A number of openings were created in the opening stages but great defence from Dave Goodings, Chris Thompson, Carl Smith and Phil Starr kept the Albion attack at bay.
The visitors had a number of shots go over and wide and a shot destined for the bottom corner was safely diverted by the fingertips of a fully stretched Scott Etherington.
This onslaught encouraged Bingley to wake up and counter attacks by Colin Schofield and Dec Corby followed. Corby played a low shot towards goal, which deflected off Albion defender Jamie Moyles into the back of the net to put the home side in front just before half-time.
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Cullingworth give Phoenix a shock

Bradford Phoenix 4
Cullingworth Youth 3

Cullingworth gave their Bradford Sunday Alliance hosts a huge shock before narrowly missing out on a place in the Keighley FA Sunday Cup semi-finals.
The match appeared to be going with the form book at half-time with the Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League side 4-1 adrift but they hit back after the break to close the gap but just could not find an equaliser.
Joshua Town, Jack Wayper and Joel Hardy were on target for the minnows.

Good news day for Athletic

Keighley AthleticKeighley Athletic 4
Aire Valley 0

The Athletes are through to the next round of the Keighley FA Sunday Cup but their biggest triumph came with news the club will be continuing.
After issuing a plea on Keighley Kicks earlier in the week to say this could be their final match, the response has been terrific and the club will continue with a number of new signings and the addition of Joe Brady to the management team..
Aire Valley logo 2To celebrate, goals from Ryan Stubbs 2, Paul Goodwin and Connor Madden earned them a comfortable victory against an understrength but committed opposition.
The Athletic front-line of Stubbs, Goodwin and Madden caused problems all morning for the Aire Valley defence and it was Madden who gave the home side the lead, tapping home after good work from Alex Familio.
Goodwin then ended his recent goal drought in emphatic style, smashing home an unstoppable drive from 20 yards.
In the second period it was Stubbs who stole the show; first with an excellently taken right foot finish and secondly with the goal of the game, an individual effort in which he danced through the visitors’ defence.
Several Athletic efforts hit the woodwork and some excellent saves from the Aire Valley goalkeeper kept the scoreline respectable.

Town make it end of Lane

Keighley Town 2
Sandy Lane 2

(aet, Keighley Town won 6-5 on pens)
Keighley Town beat Bradford Sunday Alliance big guns Sandy Lane thanks to a penalty shoot-out.
The teams were all square after 90 minutes and extra time failed to separate them.
Stu Cotterill and Marcus Davey scored for the visitors.

Today’s results: Sunday, October 19

Keighley FA Sunday Cup
1st rnd: Bingley FC 5 Keighley Albion 0, Bradford Phoenix 4 Cullingworth Youth 3, Keighley Athletic 4 Aire Valley 0, Keighley Town 2 Sandy Lane 2 (aet, Town won 6-5 on pens).
Bradford Sunday Alliance
Div 3A: Salts 15 AFC Titans 2.
West Riding County FA Women’s Cup
Brighouse Tn Dev w/o v Silsden, Keighley Oaks 7 Leeds Medics & Dentists 3.

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Today’s fixtures: Sunday, October 19

Keighley FA Sunday Cup, 11am
1st rnd: Bingley FC v Keighley Albion, Bradford Phoenix v Cullingworth Youth, Keighley Athletic v Aire Valley, Keighley Town v Sandy Lane.
Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Div 3A: Salts v AFC Titans.
West Riding County Women’s League, 2pm
Premier Division: Keighley Oaks v Leeds Medics & Dentists.
West Riding County FA Women’s Cup
Brighouse Tn Dev w/o v Silsden.

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Nicholls is late saviour

SilsdenAshton Athletic 2
Silsden 2
by Jim Rosser at Brocstedes Park

A late equaliser from Craig Nicholls earned Silsden a point after an early flurry of goals in their North West Counties League Premier Division clash.
Mike Downing put the hosts ahead after 15 minutes but Nicholls equalised five minutes later.
It was 2-1 to Ashton when Ian Rowlands scored after 23 minutes and that looked to be enough to decide the points until Nicholls grabbed his second with five minutes to go.
With a mounting injury list, Andy Geary had to adjust his side for the game against fifth-placed Ashton Athletic.
With Moses, Mitchell, and Gleave all carrying ankle injuries, Brereton with a knee problem and goalkeeper Phil Rishton having damaged a finger, Geary brought in Thorpe, and started with Deakin Pickard and Josh Brown.
Ashton have started the season well and as usual they played some super pass and run football with their main strikers, Ryan Small and Michael Downing, testing the Cobbydalers defence with some well-timed runs.
AshtonAthleticThe Cobbydalers themselves were looking for a confidence boost after successive defeats and they were certainly tested in the first half.
With the midfield three of Silsden playing narrow in the middle of the park, there was always space on the flanks for Athletic to exploit, especially on the right where Ben Crabtree was left without any protection.
In the opening 10 minutes, Nathan Martland caused problems down the right but timely interceptions by Brown and Danny Fagan denied the Athletic strikers clear opportunities.
When Martland switched to the left he cut inside Brown but Jalil cleared up.
Skipper Ian Rowland then broke down the left. Fagan’s tackle eased the pressure but not for long.
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Ferocious-Lee does it to open Oxenhope floodgates

Crack shot: Will Lee's free-kick leaves the Whitkirk goalkeeper standing. Pictures: Keith Yates.

Crack shot: Will Lee’s free-kick leaves the Whitkirk goalkeeper standing. Pictures: Keith Yates.

SONY DSCOxenhope Rec Res 10
Whitkirk Wdrs Res 1

With other teams in the West Yorkshire League being involved in district cup competitions, Oxenhope took the opportunity to consolidate their position at the head of the Alliance Division One with a thumping victory over fifth-placed Whitkirk.
The home side took an early lead when Will Lee hit a ferocious free-kick from distance and on the half hour good work by Craig Morris and Lee put Dan Moriarty through to double the advantage.
Minutes later Moriarty threaded a long ball through to Morris to run on to and dispatch.
Whitkirk pulled one back just before the break when keeper Sam Lee made a fine save to parry the ball but could not stop the follow up.
Dan Moriarty fires home to complete his hat-trick.

Dan Moriarty fires home to complete his hat-trick.

The home side upped the pressure in the second half and had Whitkirk penned in their own half.
After 50 minutes the ball came out to Ollie Metcalfe on the edge of the box and he volleyed home and minutes later an identical goal made it 5-1.
With Lee and man of the match young Lewis Hopkinson dominating midfield the front three were having a field day.
The ever willing Morris was put through to score a fine individual goal and soon after the speed of Leon Smith took him past his marker and he rifled in number seven.
Smith then ran on to another weighted pass and his shot broke to Morris to grab his hat-trick.
Moriarty then scored the goal of the game when he collected the ball out wide, cut in and from outside the box lashed an unstoppable shot into the far corner.
The rout was completed when Moriarty completed his hat-trick, converting Metcalfe’s cross.