Monthly Archives: December 2011

This weekend’s results

Saturday, December 17
North West Counties League
Prem: Runcorn Linnets 1 Silsden 0.

West Riding County Amateur League
Div 1: Bronte Wdrs 1 AFC Emley Res 3.

West Yorkshire League
Allnc 2: Hartshead Res 4 Oxenhope Rec Res 2.

Craven League
Div 1: Bingley Tn 1 Chatburn 1, Wilsden Ath 2 Skipton LMS Res 5.

Sunday, December 18
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League
Div 1: FC Polonia Patson 11 (eleven) Keighley Royals 1, FC Sporting v Royal Oak

(All other matches postponed)

Today’s local action: Sunday, December 18

Bradford Sunday Alliance (11am)
Div 1: Thornton Utd v Sandy Lane (postponed).

Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League (11am)
Prem: New Variety Club v Crossflatts Village (postponed).
Div 1: FC Polonia Patson v Keighley Royals, FC Sporting v Royal Oak (Haworth), Yeadon Ath v Aire Valley (postponed, Yeadon walkover).
Div 2: Keighley Athletic v Cullingworth Youth (postponed).

West Riding Women’s League (1pm)
Prem: Keighley Oaks v Hemsworth MW (2pm).
Div 1: Castleford WR v Silsden.

Youth football (click for fixtures)
Craven, Aire and Wharfe League
Keybury League
West Riding Girls League

Shoaib strike earns Bingley a point

Bingley Town 1 Chatburn 1
Bingley dominated their Craven League match for 80 minutes but were unabe to claim all three points after missing a hatful of chances.
Mohammed Shoaib did find the target after 55 minutes when he ran onto a through ball and finished neatly.
Chatburn equalised with 10 minutes to go when they broke the offside trap and their striker rounded the home keeper to finish.

First defeat of season for Oxenhope

Hartshead Reserves 4
Oxenhope Rec Res 2
West Yorkshire League Alliance Division Two leaders Oxenhope surrendered their unbeaten 15-match record at strugglers Hartshead.
Trailing the third-from-bottom team 3-0 shortly after half-time, they fought back with goals from Jonathan Clewes and Joel Gallagher.
But Hartshead keeper Keiron Downs was in inspired form, also saving a penalty, and the hosts broke to add a fourth.
On a pitch that only just passed a pre-match pitch inspection, the Worth Valley side got off to a slow start and found themselves a goal down after just five minutes. A break down the right and a cross were poorly defended and Hartshead’s front man flicked the ball over keeper Pete Gower.
Worse was to follow after 25 minutes when a powerfully-struck free-kick from the edge of the Oxenhope box hit a divot and a cruel bounce took the ball over the shoulder of Gower, onto a post and into the net.
Manager Tony Trowers demanded more effort and his players responded.
Chris Newman ran onto a through ball, his shot was beaten out by the home keeper Downs and Tony Cooper’s follow-up was acrobatically tipped round a post for a corner.
Good interchange between Newman and Cooper provided Liam Dyson sight of goal but again the Hartshead keeper blocked his goal-bound strike.
Cooper then carved his way through the home defence only to be upended in the box but Downs pulled off yet another fine save by keeping out Joel Gallagher’s firmly-struck spot kick.
Oxenhope pressed again from the restart with a long-range  strike from Dale Hawker thwarted again by the keeper, tipping the ball over the crossbar.
An attack from the home side resulted in defender Andy Lamb being adjudged to have handled the ball and the penalty was dispatched to make it 3-0.
Man of the match Cooper continually tested the resolve of the home defence and when his shot was blocked the ball fell to Tom Thompson. His strike was cleared but Jon Clewes was on hand to put the ball past the keeper.
After 80 minutes a well-flighted corner from Hawker was met at the far post by Gallagher to head home but Hartshead restored their two-goal advantage with five minutes left to wrap up the points.
Oxenhope remain at the head of affairs in Division Two but four teams are now emerging for the two promotion slots.
Oxenhope are seven points clear, thanks to second-placed Otley Town also dropping points, in a 1-1 draw with mid-table Baildon Trinity Athletic.

Today’s local action: Saturday, December 17

North West Counties League (3pm)
Prem: Runcorn Linnets v Silsden.
Res Div: Silsden v Nelson (postponed).

West Riding County Amateur League (2pm)
Prem: Lower Hopton v Steeton (postponed).
Div 1: Bronte Wdrs v AFC Emley Res.
Div 2: Steeton Res v Huddersfield YMCA (postponed).
Div 3: Littletown Res v Bronte Wdrs Res (postponed).

West Yorkshire League (2pm)
Prem: Oxenhope Rec v Knaresborough Tn (postponed).
Allnc 2: Hartshead Res v Oxenhope Rec Res.

Craven League (2pm)
Div 1: Bingley Tn v Chatburn, Gargrave v Cononley Sports (postponed), Silsden White Star v Earby Tn (postponed), Trawden Celtic v Oakworth (postponed), Wilsden Ath v Skipton LMS Res.
Div 2: Bradley v Pendle Renegades (postponed).
Div 3: Bingley Tn Res v AFC Colne (postponed), Cononley Sports Res v Silsden White Star Res (postponed), Earby Tn Res v Oakworth Res (postponed), Settle Utd v Oxenhope Rec III (postponed).
Div 4: Horton v Sutton (postponed).

Halifax League
Div 1: Ryburn Utd Res v Denholme Utd (postponed).

Matches off

Bronte Wanderers Reserves’ West Riding County Amateur League match at Littletown Reserves has been called off, as has Denholme United’s Halifax League trip to Ryburn United Reserves.
Silsden Reserves North West Counties match against Nelson Reserves at the Asda Foundation Stadium has also been postponed.

Paralympic ambition for Keighley referee

Just six years after picking up the whistle, Keighley referee Jayne Hart could be officiating at the Paralympic Games next year.
The Stanbury-based ref is one of just 25 to have been chosen for a national training programme which will see 10 of them taking charge of matches next year at the London-based global event.
Jayne told the Keighley News: “I got selected from 150 people to referee in different tournaments leading up to the Paralympics.
“There are ex-Premier League refs and level one, two and three refs, and ones who have dealt with disability football.”
The Lancashire League and Bradford Sunday Alliance official is currently a level six referee but is hoping to be elevated to level five at the end of the season.
Read the full story and interview in this week’s Keighley News.

Rascals on fire with nine-goal blast

Sutton Rascals u12 9
Calverley 2
A first-half five-goal blast put Sutton well on the way to victory.
Matthew Phillips capitalised on a mistake by the visiting keeper to earn an early lead and further goals followed from Ewan Bailey, Phillips again, Ben Clarkson and Tom Oddy. New signing Freddy Maddocks provided passes for two of them.
Man of the match Maddocks set up Clarkson to make it six  and Clarkson completed his hat-trick from the spot after Phillips had been fouled.
Calverley struck twice to gain some consolation but the scoring was completed when Phillips and Clarkson added another one each.

Late heartache for Shammies

Horsforth Mustangs u9 4
Keighley Shamrocks 4
A last-minute equaliser robbed Shamrocks of all the points in this top-of-the-table encounter.
Josh Toner and Barney Cope combined well in midfield to set up Daniel Ambler for the first goal and Ben Sharp netted his 11th goal of the season to make it 2-0.
Man of the match Toner made it 3-0 before Horsforth pulled one back after the break.
Samuel Woodward headed in Joel Oxford’s cross to make it 4-1 but Horsforth hit back with a disputed free-kick and two more goals, including a long-range equaliser deep into stoppage time.

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

Last weekend’s bad weather left only slim pickings for reports in today’s Keighley News.
But there is still plenty to read in the sports section.
Leading the way is Stanbury-based referee Jayne Hart, who is hopeful of officiating at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
The Level 6 Keighley & District Referees’ Association member officiates in the Lancashire League and Bradford Sunday Alliance and there is a full interview with her.
Despite the Saturday wash-out, there are Sunday reports from Cullingworth Youth’s 13-0 win, New Variety Club’s victory and a picture of the waterlogged Silsden pitch, plus details of junior matches involving Sutton Rascals and Keighley Shamrocks.
A selection of results, tables and fixtures completes the coverage.

  • The Keighley News is available throughout the area and costs 65p. Some football stories are available on its website, here.