Monthly Archives: July 2011

Repeat defeat for Cobbydalers

Silsden suffered their second consecutive 2-1 home defeat at the hands of a Northern Counties East League Premier Division side this afternoon.
Thackley repeated Liversedge’s midweek friendly win at The Asda Foundation Stadium, thanks to a late winner in a tough and physical match.
The Bradford-based visitors took the lead after 35 minutes but Matthew Kershaw equalised on the hour mark.
Thackley hit the winner after 80 minutes when the home defence was split and Robinson rounded Phil Rishton to slot the ball into an empty net for his second goal of the match.

Oxenhope dish out entertaining victory

It’s behind you: Craig Morris outfoxed four defenders to put Oxenhope 2-1 up.

Oxenhope Recreation opened their pre-season campaign with a 3-2 victory over Wyke Wanderers this afternoon.
A robust and entertaining affair saw Oxenhope take a seventh minute lead through Martin Packer.
John Brough levelled two minutes before half-time but the hosts pulled ahead in the second half with a fine strike from Craig Morris after 62 minutes and a header from Graham Robinson quarter of an hour later.
Wyke pulled one back in the last minute with a header from Michael Stowell and almost grabbed a draw when a stoppage-time scramble saw Matt Conway hit a post.

Plenty of choice today for Keighley football fans

Local football fans missing their 90-minute fix have plenty of choice today with five of the area’s teams in action.
It is the first chance to shake off the summer’s rust for the bulk of them but Silsden welcome Thackley to The Asda Foundation Stadium, 3pm, for their fifth game of the pre-season campaign.
Steeton have a new signing in their squad for the visit of Springhead to the Doris Wells Memorial Field, 3pm.
Steeton manager
Roy Mason has
made a new
Manager Roy Mason is keen to learn from last week’s 7-0 defeat at Barlick and has drafted in Will Lee from Long Lee.
Mason said: “He’s a powerful goalscoring midfielder and will be a really useful acquisition for the Chevrons.”
A local derby on the 3G pitch at Greenhead sees Bronte Wanderers take on Silsden Reserves, 2pm, while Oxenhope Recreation welcome Wyke to their old pitch in the village.
Oxenhope boss Paul O’Neill is
looking forward to putting
pre-season training into match
practice this afternoon.
Manager Paul O’Neill is looking forward to the return to action and said: “It will give us the 90 minutes match fitness we need to work on now. 
“After four-and-a-half weeks pre-season I am hoping the fitness is there. The game is more about formation and hopefully a few set pieces/plays we have been working on will be on display.”
O’Neill does not have a full squad to call on due to holidays and has drafted in four of the reserve team.
One player on show will be new recruit Oli Metcalfe, who has joined from Wibsey.
“Oli is a top quality midfielder with exquisite touch and seems to have so much time on the ball,” said O’Neill.
  • Keighley Kicks will be at Oxenhope. If you are going to any of the other games, feel free to email a brief report – just the result and scorers is enough – to or text 0777 1461360.

Keeping up skills at Oakworth

Oakworth Juniors are holding two goalkeeping courses during the summer holidays.
Both run from 10am-12.30pm and are taking place on Friday, July 29, and Friday, August 5.
The courses are being run by John Williams, an FA Level 1 Goalkeeping Coach and cost £5 each.
To book a place, call John, 07748074086, or Richard, 07843560119.

Lee on target but Silsden fail to shine

View from the stand: Action from this evening’s Silsden v Liversedge match.

An early goal was not enough to earn Silsden victory at home to Liversedge in this evening’s friendly at the Asda Foundaton Stadium.
Andy Lee fired The Cobbydalers ahead after 19 minutes but the Northern Counties East League side struck back with a goal either side of half-time for victory.
Home man of the match Mario Campagne came closest to earning a draw but his shot was tipped onto a post.

Friendly number four for Silsden

Pre-season action continues apace at The Asda Foundation Stadium this evening.
The latest opponents for Silsden ahead of their North West Counties League season start on August 6 are Liversedge, 7.30pm.
While The Cobbydalers have so far racked up matches against Oldham Athletic, Bradford City and Knaresborough Town, their Northern Counties East League opponents have managed just one game, a 5-2 defeat at Northallerton Town on Saturday – see action from the game, here.
The weekend brings a flurry of local action with Silsden, Steeton, Bronte Wanderers and Oxenhope Recreation all playing, as well as Silsden and Oxenhope Reserves. 

Chance to become man in the middle

The West Riding County FA is holding a basic refereeing course at Oakworth next month.
The course offers an introduction to the laws of the game and is a first step on the road to becoming a qualified match official.
The five-module course is being held over three days, on Wednesday, August 10 (6.30-9.30pm), Sundays August 14 and 15 (9.15am-5pm).
The cost is £85 for adults and £65 for under 16s. The cost can be recouped once people qualify to officiate.
For more details, contact Steve Rhodes, 0113 2059616, or email

Rec start to season for Oxenhope

Oxenhope Recreation have announced their pre-season programme, ahead of their debut in the Premier Division of the West Yorkshire League.
They welcome Wyke to the Recreation Ground on Saturday, 2pm, and then face matches against West Riding County Amateur League sides Campion, Salts and Bronte Wanderers.
In a string of double-headers, the reserves face the same teams’ second strings.
Oxenhope will discover their first Premier Division opponents on August 5 when the league fixtures are due to be revealed.

Oakworth coast to Shamrocks glory

Oakworth proved to be cup kings at Keighley Shamrocks summer tournament last weekend.
The village side’s Under-11s added to last season’s unbeaten Craven, Aire & Wharfe League campaign in style.
They conceded only two goals in an unbeaten qualifying group win, before Nathan Storton and Daniel Oldcorn (2) sealed a 3-0 semi-final victory over Ingrow Steam Pigs.
The final pitted them against the host club and a brace from Storton, added to goals from Oldcorn and Alex Baker secured a 4-0 win.

Silsden prepare for third pre-season outing

Up for it: After Wednesday’s friendly
against Bradford City in front of 1,125
fans, it’s down to earth today when
Knaresborough are Silsden’s visitors.
Picture: David S Brett.

Silsden welcome West Yorkshire League side Knaresborough Town to The Asda Foundation Stadium this afternoon for their third match of the pre-season campaign, 3pm.
After a 4-1 win over a young Oldham Athletic side and a 7-1 mauling by a strong Bradford City team, the Cobbydalers will be looking forward to a clash with a fellow non-League outfit to see what they have learned from their matches against pro sides.
Silsden manager Chris Reape told the Telegraph & Argus: “Wednesday was the showcase, the one all the lads have been talking about, and there has been a bit of a buzz around the club.
“But pre-season is all about getting miles in the tank and match sharpness, which is why we have planned it the way we have.”

Silsden are European champions

Silsden u16s are celebrating after winning the prestigious Copa Cataluyna Trophy in Tordera, Spain.
A fantastic week was crowned when the Cobbydalers youngsters beat Italian side Genova on penalties after a goalless draw today.
Danny Binns proved to be the Silsden hero, saving three penalties to set up Sam Conway to complete a 3-1 victory.
Earlier in the day, Silsden beat Polish side Miejski Osrodek Sportu i Rekreacji 2-1 with goals from man of the match Ollie Peacock and Chris Wademan.
Silsden were unbeaten in their qualifying group. They started with a 12-0 romp over Swedish side Sollentuna (McNulty 5, Wademan 2, Eastwood 2, Britain, Routledge and Morgan on target). Norwegian side Namsis were next to fall victim to the Cobbydalers, going down 2-0 with goals from Tom Southgate and Chris Wademan.
Early group leaders Furulunds IK, of Sweden, were sent packing thanks to a 7-0 success for the English team (McNulty 2, Naz 2, Conway, Wademan, Morry) and a 1-1 draw against Hoyang of Norway (McNulty) confirmed a last four place.
More details on the Silsden forum, here, and hereand on the tournament website, here.

Away county cup draw for Silsden

Silsden have been drawn away to EvoStik Northern Premier League team Garforth Town in the first round of the West Riding CFA County Cup, on November 5, 3pm.

Saturday clubs draw – 

West Riding CFA County Cup
1st Round, November 5: Garforth Town v Silsden.
2nd Round, December 3: Garforth or Silsden v Yorkshire Amateur or Liversedge.
Quarter-final, February 4: Garforth, Silsden, Yorks Amat or Liversedge v Goole, Eccleshill, Ossett Tn or Farsley.

West Riding CFA Challenge Cup
1st Round, October 1: Grindleton v Bronte Wdrs, Lower Hopton v Silsden Res, Carleton SC v Grassington Utd, Heckmondwike Tn v Oxenhope Rec, Cowling v East End Pk WMC.
2nd Round, November 5: Denholme Utd v Volunteer Arms, Steeton v Ovenden WR or Barnoldswick Tn Res, Grindleton or Bronte v Gildersome Spurs OB, Lower Hopton or Silsden Res v Fields, Cowling or East End Pk v Thackley Res, Heckmondwike or Oxenhope v Knaresborough Tn or Tyersal, Carlton Ath or Tingley Ath v Carleton or Grassington.

West Riding CFA Challenge Trophy
1st Round, October 1: Oakworth v Slaithwaite Utd, Storthes Hall Res v Wilsden Ath.
2nd Round, October 1: Bramley Jun OB Res v Denholme Utd Res, Bronte Wdrs Res v Elland Allstars, Bradley v Leeds City Res, Oxenhope Rec Res v Bramley Jun OB, Brook Motors Res v Oakworth or Slaithwaite (Oct 8), Steeton Res v Whitkirk Wdrs Res, Shelf Utd Res v Crosshills, Dewsbury Rgrs OB v Long Lee, Cowling Res v Bramley Jun OB IV, Golcar Utd v Ingrow & Worth Valley, Storthes Hall or Wilsden Ath v Hunsworth (Oct 8).