Monthly Archives: September 2011

Keighley FA Cup draws released

The draws for the Keighley FA Cups have now been released.

Challenge Cup: Steeton v Oakworth, Ingrow & Worth Valley v Wilsden, Oxenhope Rec v Bingley Town, Cowling v Silsden White Star, Denholme v Crosshills.
Byes: Bronte Wanderers, Sutton, Silsden.

Supplementary Cup: Bronte Wdrs Res v Silsden WS Res, Crosshills Res v Steeton Res.
Byes: Oxenhope Res, Oxenhope Rec A, Denholme Utd Res, Ingrow & WV Res, Oakworth Res, Cowling Res.

Sunday Cup: Crossflatts Village v Three Horses, Keighley Ath v Cullingworth Youth, Oakworth u19 Jnrs v Royal Oak (Haworth), Sandy Ln v FC Sporting, Keighley Royals v Bingley Midland.
Byes: Aire Valley, FC Polonia Paston, New Variety Club. 

Ties to be played weekend of October 15/16.

Youth round-up – Silsden, Long Lee, Wilsden, Steeton, Sutton, Shammies


There were a few details of junior matches in this week’s Keighley News. Highlights include: SILSDEN u9s hit top form and double figures with a fine 10-0 victory at Thackley Storm on Sunday. Goal of the game came from Toby Cunningham after being set up by star player Jack Muir.
Jack Chapman and Joey van Sullichem scored for SILSDEN REDS in their 3-2 defeat against Thackley Tornadoes.
LONG LEE u12s beat Weston Lane 4-0 thanks to goals from Michael Bailey 2, Scott Robinson and Muqeet Baig.
STEETON u15s maintained their 100% start to the season with a hard-fought 2-1 win at WILSDEN. Oli Coulson and Euan Sessford struck after the hosts had taken an early lead.
SUTTON RASCALS u12s lost 4-2 at Shipley Lions. Matthew Phillips and Ben Clarkson notched the Sutton goals.
Man of the match Ben Cope ensured KEIGHLEY SHAMROCKS u9s started their season with a win. Lewis Plumb’s fine tackle saw the ball break lose for Cope to strike the only goal of the game.
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Keighley FA Cup draws news

Details of some of the Keighley FA Cup draws are starting to become known.
Matches are due to be played on Saturday, October 15 and so far include:

Steeton v Oakworth
Oxenhope Rec v Bingley Town
Crosshills v Steeton Reserves
Byes: Oxenhope Rec Res, Oxenhope Rec A

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For local club draws in the Craven FA Cups, click here.

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


Rugby dominates today’s edition of the Keighley News – both league and union.
Football is featured on a double-page spread five pages back and Silsden’s victory over Ramsbottom leads the way with a report and pictures.
There are also reports from Steeton, Oxenhope and Keighley Oaks plus youth match details from matches involving Silsden, Long Lee, Wilsden, Steeton, Sutton and Keighley Shamrocks.
The results section includes results and tables from the North West Counties, West Riding County Amateur and Craven Leagues plus the West Yorkshire Premier Division table.

    Switches in Saturday’s Craven League programme

    There has been a few changes to Saturday’s Craven League Division Three schedule.
    Cononley Sports Reserves’ trip to Earby Town has been reversed and will be played at the Coulthurst Memorial ground, while Oakworth Reserves are now travelling to Settle United Reserves instead of playing them at home and the Cowling Reserves v Silsden White Star Reserves match will now be played at Silsden.

    Late attacks fail to pay off for Silsden

    Bacup Borough 2 Silsden 1

    by Ian Robinson at The Brian Boys West View Stadium  
    Silsden’s first away league trip of the season, at the end of September, due to various reasons saw them leave Bacup empty handed.
    It wasn’t exactly the start that we had seen at The Asda Foundation Stadium a month earlier, where Bacup were quick out of the blocks, as it was the 19th minute before Bacup had a shot, well wide. A similar move in the next minute brought  the same conclusion.
    However, a minute later after a good run and cross by Jake McEneaney, Tim Hird was there to head home from close range for Silsden. 
    Lots of appeals and disgruntled defenders claiming it was handled in, more in frustration at the lack of defending than with any substance.
    The game came to life at last and both sides had chances, but neither keepers’ work stretched beyond fetching the ball from behind the goal. Andy Lee’s cross-cum-shot the nearest to any goal.
    John Douglas was cautioned after 39 minutes and two minutes later, in frustration, gave away a silly free-kick deep in Silsden territory, but it was JD who cleared the danger from the free kick. 
    Just before the half-time whistle blew, Andy Lee was bundled over in the penalty area, but the referee waved away his frantic claims.
    Six minutes in to the second half a good run from defence from Danny Husband, with several passes to colleagues resulted in his shot blocked, then the rebound saw Kershaw’s shot also blocked. 
    From the next move Bacup broke well and Ben Lamb made a rather crude challenge, which resulted in a caution. Kristian Hargreaves, who could not match his fine performance against Ramsbottom, was replaced by the returning Michael Trickett after 55 minutes.
    A minute later, another rude challenge, this time by Husband, resulted in a penalty for Bacup, Husband also finding his place in to the referee’s book. Adrian Bellamy giving Manny no chance from the spot kick.
    The game now could go either way and some good work in the box after 65 minutes, saw Matt Kershaw beat the defenders, but his shot had no power and went straight to the Bacup keeper. 
    Five minutes later and some more good work by Kersh saw him pass, when a shot may have been the better option. Andy Lee began to find room on the top side (left flank) and twice in as many minutes went close, the first his shot was just wide, and the second time, a good tackle by Gareth Wager disposed him at the edge of the area.
    Another Silsden attack broke down soon after and Bacup had a quick break, No 9 Liam Turner in space, one on one with Manny, who did well to narrow the angle, but Turner finished well. 
    It was harsh after Silsden had just had their best spell of the game.
    Arley Barnes’ free-kick was cleared for a corner, Husband just being beaten to the touch, alas the corner was cleared with ease. 
    Silsden now tried their storm tactics, as all was thrown at getting a deserved equaliser. Some good passing between JD, Husband and Kersh, saw Kershaw just over with his final shot.
    Into the last few minutes and Andy Lee brought the first real save by either keeper, as his shot was saved by Max Johnson. 
    Kersh also had a shot, again wide. Five minutes of added time brought a lot of effort from the Silsden boys, alas no equaliser.
    Silsden: Mann, Barnes, Husband, Lamb, McEneaney, Jalil, Douglas, Hird, Hargreaves (Trickett 55), Lee, Kershaw.

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    Silsden finally get league show on road

    After eight consecutive home games to start their North West Counties League season, Silsden finally get on the road this evening.
    A combination of games being switched due to a fire, a waterlogged pitch and cup-enforced postponements has seen Silsden have to wait two months for their first league trip of the ‘new’ campaign.
    They will now be playing catch-up with four away dates scheduled for the next 17 days.
    Despite the advantage of playing at the Asda Foundation Stadium so often, the Cobbydalers have failed to take advantage with just two wins and will be hoping for better form when they start their away campaign at Bacup Borough today, 7.45pm.
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    Twin wins for Sutton u7s

    Sutton Juniors u7 2 
    Barnoldswick Town 1
    Sutton held off a late rally from their visitors to hand on for a deserved victory.
    Both sides played some excellent passing football with Stan L excelling on the right wing.
    Sutton took a 2-0 lead with well-taken goals from Daniel M and Matty B and were unlucky not to add more goals with one fine effort down the left which saw Aidan L pass to Matty B to put in a great cross with Stan L inches away from scoring. 
    Barnoldswick eventually pulled a goal back and hit the post twice with Addison W pulling off some fine saves to deny them an equaliser.

    Sutton Juniors u7 2 Barnoldswick Town 0
    The second game provided the opportunity to play a couple of the boys who had been performing well over recent weeks with the B team – Fergus C and Matthew A. 
    Sutton quickly took a 2-0 lead with both goals from Daniel M, the second of which capped a fine passing move down the left between Sam B and Aidan L. 
    Player of the Day was William B but special mention also goes to Matty B, Aidan L and Daniel M for all-round skill and tireless performances.

    Youth team results: Sunday, Sept 25

    U18A: Shipley Lions 1 Bingley 3, SIlsden 4 Ventus Utd 1.
    U18B: Bolton Woods Corinth 10 (ten) Crosshills 4.
    U18C: Oakworth 2 Calverley Utd 4, Settle 3 Wilsden Red Sox 4, Shipley Tigers 3 Silsden Reds 4.
    U16A: Oakworth 3 Silsden A 3.
    U16B: Grassington 6 Keighley Shamrocks 4, Shipley Lions 3 Long Lee 2.
    U16C: Leeds City B 3 Bingley 7, Silsden Reds 1 Pudsey 5.
    U15A: BPA A 6 Oakworth Hornets 1, Horsforth St Margs 7 Keighley Shamrocks 2, Thackley A 1 Sandy Lane 0, Wilsden Reds 1 Steeton 2.
    U15B: Silsden A 6 Campion 6.
    U15C: Horsforth Colts 4 Sutton 1.
    U15D: Settle Utd 2 Wilsden Warriors 4.
    U14A: Keighley Shams Crusaders 6 Albion 3, Long Lee 4 Thackley A 8.
    U14B: Campion 7 Bingley 1, Nab Wood Eagles 3 Silsden Reds 0, Shipley Lions 8 Wilsden 0.
    U14C: Crosshills 8 Calverley 0, Settle Utd 0 Sandy Ln 0.
    U14D: Nab Wood Hawks 6 Silsden Whites 1, Shipley Tigers 9 Sutton Rogues 2.
    U13A: BD3 Utd 2 Bingley 0, Long Lee 2 Albion Sports 6, Oakworth 12 (twelve) Sutton 2, Sandy Ln 4 Wilsden 5.
    U13B: Silsden 1 Thackley Thunder 8.
    U13C: Keighley Shamrocks 10 (ten) Shipley Tigers 5, Menston Rovs 2 Bingley B 2.
    U12A: Oakworth Hornets 6 Thackley A 4, Shipley Lions 4 Sutton 2.
    U12B: Keighley Shamrocks 12 (twelve) Bingley B 3, Manningham 4 Bingley A 2.
    U12C: Oakworth Wasps 6 Cowling 0.
    U12D: Long Lee 4 Weston Ln SSC 0, Sandy Ln A 5 Thackley C 2, Sutton 7 Idle 2.
    U11S: Idle 3 Oakworth Hornets 5, Bingley B 4 Menston Rgrs 4 (played Thursday).
    U11T: BPA Hawks 10 (ten) Oakworth Wasps 1, Fairbank 4 Silsden 6.
    U11U: Burley Trojans 2 Long Lee 2, Shipley Tigers 4 Sandy Ln 3.
    U11X: Sutton A 2 Campion 4.
    U11Y: Weston Ln 0 Bingley A 10 (ten).
    U10X: Oakworth Hornets 0 Bingley Barca 5, Sutton Rascals 4 Shipley Lions 2.
    U10Y: Oakworth Wasps 1 Skipton LMS 8, Shipley Tigers 0 Bingley Bayern 1.
    U10Z: Bradford Tigers 2 Sutton Rogues 2, Shipley Panthers 3 Bingley Boca 1.

    U11 Blue: Silsden Reds won at BD7 Utd, Wilsden Warriros lost to East Bowling, Wilsden Wolves beat Eldwick.
    U10 Yellow: Silsden Reds lost to Thackley Lightning.
    U9 Blue: Keighley Shams Warriors won at Thackley Thunder.
    U9 Red: Oakworth Hornets won at Bolton Woods Tigers, Silsden won at Thackley Storm.
    U9 Green: Oakworth Wasps won at Bolton Woods Lions, Silsden Reds lost at Thackley Tornados.
    U9 Black: Sandy Lane lost at Leeds Maccabi, Sutton Rascals lost at Grassington.
    U9 White: Wilsden beat Shipley Jaguars.
    (The Keybury League does not publish scores)

    U18, Div 1: Hemsworth Miners 0 Silsden 2.
    U15, Div 1: Crossley 1 Bingley 2, Goole Town 6 Wilsden 0.
    U12, Div 2: Bingley 10 (ten) Featherstone Utd 0.

    (Click on league name for other results)
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    Marcham ends Midland’s frustration

    FC Sporting 0
    Bingley Midland Athletic 1

    Midland needed extra time to scrape a Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League Cup victory at Marley yesterday.
    Midland struggled from the start to put chances away but took the game to their opponents, with no end product.
    The game took the energy out of both teams and in the end 0-0 at full-time left Midland feeling robbed.
    But extra time saw Midland step up the pace and it was all one-way traffic for the half hour.
    Even so, the pressure only brought one goal, Nicky Marcham netting the winner.

    And the FC Sporting version is on their website, here.

    New boys to rescue for Oakworth

    Silsden White Star 3 

    Oakworth Reserves 3
    Oakworth started Saturday’s Craven League game in fine fashion, opening the scoring in the first five minutes from a corner, Kev Connor crossing in for Ricky Smith to head home into the top corner.
    This, however, was a false dawn as Silsden dominated the rest of the half winning every first ball and second ball.
    They were soon level with a good finish into the bottom lefet hand corner.
    After a few choice words at half-time by the Oakworth manager, the side went out determined to try play football – something they had failed to do the first 45 minutes.
    Early in the second half Silsden scored a second and then a third, which was scored from a rebounded penalty after it was initially saved well by Stephen Duffy.
    With the level of performance by several players below par, the changes were ringed and they had the required results.
    Both introduced players began to get their foot on the ball and make the team play and Oakworth began to make a comeback.
    Andy Tanner and Tom Hill both playing well upfront were causing more problems for the Whitestar defence as Quinlan and Ingham began to find them more and more.
    Soon Tanner pulled a goal back and then added his second and Oakworth’s third to make it 3-3.
    Oakworth had two glorious chances to win it late on but the Silsden keeper saved well.
    Oakworth reserves were well below par on the day.
    Only the performances of the debutants Hill, Ingham and Quinlan were the real positives from a game against oppposition they should be beating if they want to count themselves as title challengers.

    Glyn Smith’s Kicking Grass: When I was a lad…

    I was out for a walk the other day up Tim Lane and, as I struggled up, I remembered when it used to be part of one of the “warm up runs” when I trained with Haworth as a youngster.
    It was usually somewhere up here that most of the lads regurgitated their early evening meal if they had been foolish enough to partake of one.
    Sometimes we would turn right into Oakworth, down Provi and back to the Community Centre – the quick circuit. At other times we would turn left towards Oldfield.
    I went left and gazed across the field where it all began for me. Actually, I gazed across a number of fields because I couldn’t recall for certain which one we played in and to be honest none of them looked suitable candidates.
    Unfortunately there wasn’t a hen hut with the legend “Oakworth F.C.” hanging from it to refresh my memory. To be honest I don’t recall much of my time there.
    It must have been January or February 1966. There was a force 10 gale blowing with plenty of sleet, hail and snow.
    At some point an older guy came up to me (not sure if even then I could have told you if it was a team-mate or one of the opposition) and said: “I think you had better go off lad.”
    “Why?” I asked. His reply was “because for the last 10 minutes all you have done is wander round in circles”.
    I doubt I would have even known the word hypothermia back then let alone it’s symptoms. But on reflection I guess my mind probably had shut down.
    I took his advice and headed for the hen hut (sorry the changing room).
    No nice hot, or even luke warm, showers in those days just an old tin bath the farmer filled up as much for his cows to drink from as for us to get a wash.
    Does anyone else care to share an early memory of their local football life?
    ‘Big Ed’ has already added his on the Bronte Wanderers forum – tales of the player who was having such a nightmare the manager took him off, even though he’d already used all his substitutes, and also the title-deciding match that turned into an 11-0 romp.

    Glyn Smith’s Kicking Grass: When I was a lad…


    Was football really so much better when it was jumpers for goalposts? Glyn Smith has been trawling his memory for some of his favourite moments during his 40-plus years in and around the Keighley local football scene. 





    I was out for a walk the other day up Tim Lane and, as I struggled up, I remembered when it used to be part of one of the “warm up runs” when I trained with Haworth as a youngster.
    It was usually somewhere up here that most of the lads regurgitated their early evening meal if they had been foolish enough to partake of one.
    Sometimes we would turn right into Oakworth, down Provi and back to the Community Centre – the quick circuit. At other times we would turn left towards Oldfield.
    I went left and gazed across the field where it all began for me. Actually, I gazed across a number of fields because I couldn’t recall for certain which one we played in and to be honest none of them looked suitable candidates.
    Unfortunately there wasn’t a hen hut with the legend “Oakworth F.C.” hanging from it to refresh my memory. To be honest I don’t recall much of my time there.
    It must have been January or February 1966. There was a force 10 gale blowing with plenty of sleet, hail and snow.
    At some point an older guy came up to me (not sure if even then I could have told you if it was a team-mate or one of the opposition) and said: “I think you had better go off lad.”
    “Why?” I asked. His reply was “because for the last 10 minutes all you have done is wander round in circles”.
    I doubt I would have even known the word hypothermia back then let alone it’s symptoms. But on reflection I guess my mind probably had shut down.
    I took his advice and headed for the hen hut (sorry the changing room).
    No nice hot, or even luke warm, showers in those days just an old tin bath the farmer filled up as much for his cows to drink from as for us to get a wash.
    Does anyone else care to share an early memory of their local football life?
    ‘Big Ed’ has already added his on the Bronte Wanderers forum – tales of the player who was having such a nightmare the manager took him off, even though he’d already used all his substitutes, and also the title-deciding match that turned into an 11-0 romp.