Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dream start turns into nightmare for Oxenhope

Oxenhope Rec 2 
Beeston St Anthony 4
Oxenhope got off to a dream start at Marley when Dan Moriarty gave them a first-minute lead in their West Yorkshire League Premier Division match.
But Beeston hit back with two goals after 15 and 32 minutes to go in at half-time 2-1 ahead.
Michael Garnett levelled on the hour-mark but the visitors scored twice in six minutes soon after to secure the points.

McNally at the double for Silsden

Silsden Reserves 3 
Glossop NE Res 1
A cracking game at The Asda Foundation Stadium went the way of the hosts.
Nick McNally struck twice and new signing Declan Corby once as Silsden built a 3-0 lead.
Danny Yates pulled one back for the visitors but it was not enough to stop The Cobbydalers making it two wins out of two at the start of their Reserve Division season.

Bingley’s Pearson wrong-foots Colne

Bingley Town 2 AFC Colne 1
Bingley continued their warm-up for the start of their Craven League season with a hard-fought victory over Colne at Marley today.
Kyle Richmond opened the scoring with a 20-yard screamer into the top corner but the visitors drew level before half-time when they scored from a knockdown via a free-kick.
Bingley grabbed victory when James Pearson’s shot took a deflection to wrong-foot the Colne keeper.

Armstrong off mark to earn Bronte point

Bronte Wanderers 3 
Bay Athletic Reserves 3
Last season’s top scorer Dale Armstrong got off the mark with a second-half equaliser as Bronte Wanderers hit back to get a West Riding County Amateur League point at Marley this afternoon.
Bronte trailed 3-2 at half-time with their goals coming from Robert Andrew and James Bailey.
Bronte’s three home games have so far brought 21 goals but they are still awaiting a win, despite scoring 10 times.

Denholme open season with entertaining victory

It’s behind you! Volunteer Arms’ goalkeeper Carl West is left wrong-footed as Oliver Chan’s cross drops into the net to give Denholme a 2-0 lead.

Denholme United Res 3 Volunteer Arms Res 1
Denholme got their Halifax League Division Three season off to a winning start in an entertaining match at Foster Park this afternoon.

It was the visitors who made the brighter start with two attacks only lacking in goals due to some comedy control by the Volunteer’s strikers with the goal at their mercy.
Denholme soon put those let-offs behind them and went two goals up in quick succession.
Adam Gill fired in the opener from the edge of the penalty area after nine minutes before Oliver Chan’s deep cross evaded everyone and dropped into the net seven minutes later.
Tricky wing play: Oliver Chan

Gill looked to have made it 3-0 after 19 minutes when he crashed a powerful shot against the bar from a tight angle. The ball seemed to bounce down over the line but the referee waved play on.

Ben Hardy blazed over at close range for the visitors and Matty Waring had to be alert soon after to save with his legs when Richard Wren burst through in a one-on-one.
Wren did beat Waring after 32 minutes with an audacious lob from inside the centre circle but the ball bounced off the bar.
Chan was causing all sorts of problems for the Halifax visitors with his tricky wing play and he almost set up Jason Hodgson but the centre forward’s looping header bounced just the wrong side of a post.
Early in the second half Chan and Lea Kelley beat the visitors’ offside trap to close in on goal but Chan’s shot was straight at goalkeeper Carl West.
But West stood no chance after 61 minutes when Chan’s corner picked out Gill and he slammed his header powerfully into the net to make it 3-0.
Volunteer should have pulled a goal back after 71 minutes when a corner caused havoc in the home six-yard box; the ball being hacked off the line three times in quick succession.
3-0: Adam Gill heads in his second

They did find the net nine minutes later though. Waring was penalised for holding on to the ball for too long and the resultant free-kick from barely eight yards out saw Adam Ivonowski slam the ball into the net off a post.

Waring made amends for his error soon after, racing off his line to deny Arron Green as the away team beat the offside trap with three forwards closing down on him.
That proved to be the last chance for either team.
Denholme: Waring, Goldberg (Flanagan 18), Banham, Henry, Bennett (Kelley 51), Roberts, George, J Gill, Jas Hodgson (Jos Hodgson 69), Chan, A Gill. Substitute (not used): Mattley.
Scorers: A Gill 2 (9, 61), Chan (14).
Volunteer: West, McGuire (Graham h-t), Holdsworth, Neal (Whitehead 71), Ivonowski, Murphy, Wren, Smith, Green, Spalding, Hardy (Pickles 63). 

Silsden at AFC Liverpool – postponed

Silsden’s trip to Prescot this afternoon to play AFC Liverpool has been postponed.
Heavy rain in the Merseyside area has left the pitch waterlogged.
Silsden are next in action on Wednesday when Bacup Borough visit The Asda Foundation Stadium.
The postponement means the Cobbydalers will now play seven home matches before their first away league game of the season – at Bacup on September 28.

Weekend brings 15 lots of match action

DENHOLME UNITED got the weekend’s local league fixtures off to an early start last night.

Tomorrow sees Bradford Sunday Alliance action for SANDY LANE and goal kings OAKWORTH u18 JUNIORS but the bulk of the action takes place today with eight matches, as well as two friendlies.
After four consecutive home matches to start their North West Counties League campaign, SILSDEN face the trip to Prescot to take on AFC Liverpool, fresh from their midweek FA Cup marathon at Rossington. The Reserves are at home to Glossop North End.
In the West Yorkshire League, OXENHOPE REC will be looking to build on last week’s home opener when they beat East End Park 4-1 with Beeston St Anthony the visitors to Marley. Oxenhope Reserves are at Rothwell Town.
BRONTE WANDERERS are also at Marley in the West Riding County Amateur League and will be hoping the balance of the goals goes in their favour this time after a 4-4 draw and 4-3 defeat in their first two home games.
STEETON will be looking to complete an early-season double when Summerhill Lane re-opens after clubhouse maintenance work. Wibsey are the visitors, little over a week since Steeton won 4-0 at Westwood Park. Steeton Reserves are at Kirkburton.
In the Halifax League, DENHOLME UNITED RESERVES start their season at Foster Park with the visit of Volunteer Arms Reserves.
The day’s third match at Marley sees BINGLEY TOWN in friendly action against AFC Colne and today’s fixtures are completed at CROSSHILLS, who welcome Pendle.
There are also two friendlies tomorrow. SILSDEN LADIES take on Burnley Ladies and a charity match at CROSSHILLS sees a home XI up against a club veterans team.
See here for kick-off times and list of all games.

  • Results from all matches will be on Keighley Kicks as soon after they finish as possible. Reports will appear throughout the evening with a full report and pictures coming from Foster Park, where Denholme United Reserves start their season.

Opening night defeat for Denholme

There were plenty of goals at Foster Park this evening but unfortunately the majority went in the home net.
Denholme United opened their Halifax League season with a 5-3 defeat against Mixenden United despite taking an early lead with a free-kick from Matt Beney.
The visitors led 3-1 at half-time but Beney pulled one back with another glorious free-kick, this time rattling the ball home off the bar from fully 35 yards.
The visitors regained their two-goal advantage but Denholme got back into the game when good link-up play by Curtis Flanagan saw Neil Roberts curl the ball into the top corner to make it 4-3.

Flanagan and Lancaster missed golden opportunities to gain more home goals and it was Mixenden who completed the scoring.

Charities benefit at the double

The Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice at Oxenhope will receive a boost this weekend when a Crosshills XI take on a veterans team of their former players in a charity match at Sutton Fields.

Kick-off on Sunday is 1.30pm. Gates open an hour earlier and there will be a raffle, stalls and food. Admission is £3, free for children.
After the match there will be a children’s disco at the Black Bull in Sutton.
Charity benefits again next Friday, 6.30pm, when the Craven League annual charity match is held at Cowling.
League champions Skipton LMS take on cup winners Grassington with proceeds going to the Stroke Association.

Bingley Midland Athletic bowl over Addingham

Bingley Midland Athletic warmed up for the start of the Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League season in style last night, romping to an impressive 12-3 victory at Addingham.

Midland led 5-1 at half-time and looked really strong from back to front and made a good side look weak, taking control from the start and going on to complete a cricket-like scoreline under new manager Justin George.
Goals came from David Scott, Will Thorpe, Nick McNally, Warwick French and Jonny Ellison.

Seven-up for Oakworth – again!

Oakworth u18 Juniors made it an incredible 14 goals in just two games as their sensational start to the Bradford Sunday Alliance season continued tonight.

After Sunday’s 7-3 home victory over Ravenscliffe, Oakworth romped to a 7-1 win at Fleece.

Martin Packer 2, Marshal Pedder, Mathew Everard, Liam Kelly, Jamie Longley and Matthew Kershaw got the goals.

Leeds United old boy dies aged 90

A Keighley-based former Leeds United player has died at the age of 90, according to a report in today’s Keighley News.

Tom Hindle, from Ingrow, joined the Elland Road club during the Second World War and racked up 139 appearances, almost 100 of them in the Wartime League where he scored 39 times. He was the club’s top scorer in the 1944/45 season, banging in 26 goals.
He left in 1949 to join York City, scoring twice on his debut against Bradford City.
The inside-left, who converted to left winger, later appeared for Halifax Town, Rochdale, Wigan Athletic and Nelson. In total he made 161 Football League appearances, scoring 23 goals.
He was also a well-known local footballer and football historian Rob Grillo said: “He was one of Keighley’s finest players ever.
“Tommy played for Keighley Town as well as other local teams including Hattersleys, who played at Mytholmes.”
Tom went to Ingrow Council School and captained Keighley Boys. He worked for an engineering firm in the town.
He had trials for Bradford City before joining Leeds from Keighley Town in September 1943.
After leaving Leeds for Bootham Crescent, Tom scored three goals in 19 games during a seven-month stay. His time at The Shay brought 17 goals in 85 games.
Tom died on August 15 in Airedale Hospital.
Read Tom’s Leeds United record, here.

Paper Talk: Keighley football in the media (Keighley News)

The new season is getting into full swing with plenty of reports in today’s Keighley News.
There are reports from Silsden’s two FA Cup clashes with Rossington, as well as the league win over Padiham and the reserves’ win at Cheadle.
Steeton, Oxenhope and Bronte are also covered as well as Oakworth’s Charter Standard awards.
The death of Ingrow-based Tom Hindle, the 90 year old former Leeds United player gets a brief mention, as does next Friday’s Craven League charity match at Cowling.

Pitching in for Oakworth improvements

Improvement work is ongoing at Oakworth where contractors have started installing a new pitch drainage system.

The work will take about a month and will cause some disruption to training and match schedules.
It also means the car park is unavailable due to the storage of equipment, machinery and hardcore. 
Anyone visiting the ground is asked to park sensibly in Goose Cote Lane without blocking driveways.