Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ingrow let lead slip

Rolls Reserves 5 Ingrow & Worth Valley 3
Once again Ingrow conceded five goals in a game they really should have won.
Ingrow found themselves one down inside five minutes but never let their heads drop, equalising just before half-time.
In the second half they played the better football and went 3-1 up thanks to a pinpoint lob from Graham Whitaker lob and substitute Daniel Wilkinson dancing round the Rolls keeper.
But Rolls scored a scruffy second and Ingrow fell to bits and individual errors and a penalty gave Rolls the win
Ingrow must learn how to close out games and and defend properly, otherwise they will find themselves back in the third division before Christmas.

Denholme hang on after double blow

Halifax Irish Centre Res 4
Denholme United Res 5
Denholme overcame the loss of their manager and goalkeeper to earn a place in the next round of the Halifax League Invitation Cup.They led 4-0 and 5-1 but lost their goalkeeper in the second half when he was knocked out. Joe Greenwood stood in and the readjustment took time to work.
Thankfully, a top class first half gave Denholme enough leeway to earn victory.
Scorers were Steve George, Greenwood, Chris Welsh, Dan Moralee and Guy Flanagan,
The team’s manager has stepped down due to family commitments.

Steamers strike super seven again

Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 7 Bradley Res 2
Ingrow continued where they left off last week with another seven-goal haul to cruise to three more Craven League poitns.
Captain Danny Greenwood struck a superb free-kick and the other goals came from Matty Masters (2), Mick Metcalfe (2), Chris Wheater and old man Dave Harman in another fantastic display from the Steam Pigs.
Kevin Roddis and David Hassell replied for an injury-hit visiting team, depleted by first-team calls.

Ackroyd strikes twice on debut

Howden Clough Res 0
Oxenhope Rec Res 4
Oxenhope’s second string consolidated their position as West Yorkshire League Alliance Two leaders with another comfortable victory, this time over fourth- placed Howden Clough.
They have now gone 11 league games undefeated.
Andy Lamb opened the scoring when Dale Hawker played him through and before half-time the advantage was doubled when Liam Gill jinked his way down the left and crossed for new signing Adam Ackroyd to hit a sweet left volley into the top corner.
In the second period, substitute Joel Gallagher beat two men and pulled the ball back for Ackroyd to sidefoot home.
A long throw from Chris Newman was then poked home by Tom Thompson to complete the victory.

McCormack at double for Steeton Reserves

Steeton Reserves 4 Kirkburton Res 2
Ben McCormack scored twice as Steeton picked up three West Riding County Amateur League Division Two points.
Chris Smith put the hosts ahead with a curled effort into the top corner and McCormack opened his account a minute into the second half.
It looked all over when Will Lee continued his scoring run to make it 3-0.
But Tom Pitcher pulled one back and it needed McCormack’s second strike to settle nerves.
The visitors added a late second from a free-kick.
Manager Clark O’Dwyer was pleased with his team’s performance and said: “We played really well and showed some great team spirit.”

Last-kick heartache for Steeton

Kirkburton 3 Steeton 2
Steeton suffered a last-gasp defeat in the West Riding County Amateur League Cup.
Andy Holden scored twice and Steeton led 2-1 with 15 minutes to go only to concede an equaliser and then the decider with the last kick of the game.
Manager Roy Mason said: “Leading so close to the end we should have seen it out. The wind spoiled things a bit but that’s no excuse.”