Monthly Archives: February 2012

Same old story for Aire Valley

Aire Valley 1
Royal Oak (Haworth) 4

A depleted Aire Valley went down at home in the Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League.
Andrew Robinson was on target in a game that Valley had a fair share of possession of but with little end product.
Manager Paul Richardson, who was again called out of retirement to play, earned the referee’s match point.
Richardson said: “It was the same old story; plenty of procession, some neat and tidy football at times, but no cutting edge and then silly mistakes at the back to concede soft goals.”

Gill enjoys being centre-stage

Prospect AFC 2 Oakworth U18 Juniors 3
James Gill had a game to remember as Oakworth kept on the tails of the Bradford Sunday Alliance Division 1B leading pack.
He scored two goals, was booked and had a goal disallowed.
Marshall Pedder was also on target, while Mathew Everard joined Gill in the yellow card stakes.
Martin Packer was man of the match as Oakworth launched their promotion charge. They were nine points behind third-placed Lane Ends before today’s game but with four games in hand.

Today’s matches: Sunday, February 26

Bradford Sunday Alliance (11am)
Div 1: Sandy Lane v Tyersal.
Div 1B: Prospect v Oakworth u18 Jnrs.

Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League (11am)
Prem: Bingley Midland Ath v Crossflatts Village, Salts v New Variety Club.
Div 1: Aire Valley v Royal Oak (Haworth), FC Sporting v Idle Utd, Milford v FC Polonia.
Div 2: Menston Tn v Cullingworth Youth.

West Riding Women’s League (1pm)
Knockout Cup, quarter-finals: Keighley Oaks v Brighouse, Silsden v Brayton Belles.

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

Today’s results: Saturday, February 25

North West Counties League
Prem Div: Alsager Town 0 Silsden 2.
Res Div: Silsden 1 Irlam 1.

West Riding County Amateur League
Prem: Lower Hopton 1 Steeton 0.
Div 1: Salts 2 Bronte Wanderers 1.
Div 2: Steeton Res 1 Albion Sports Res 5.
Div 3: Littletown Res 6 Bronte Wdrs Res 1.

West Yorkshire League
Prem: Wetherby Ath 0 Oxenhope Rec 1.
Allnc 2: Oxenhope Rec Res 0 Barwick Res 3.

Craven League
Prem: Cowling 2 Pendle Ath 1.
Div 1: Bingley Tn 0 Gargrave 1, Oakworth 1 Chatburn 3, Trawden Celtic 6 Crosshills 0, Wilsden Ath 2 Silsden White Star 0.
Div 2: Bradley 2 Grassington Utd Res 3, Ingrow & Worth Valley 7 Barnoldswick Barons 3.
Div 3: AFC Colne 14 (fourteen) Silsden WS Res 0, Cononley Sp Res 2 Oxenhope Rec III 1, Earby Tn Res 2 Oakworth Res 1, Settle Utd Res 0 Bingley Tn Res 2.
Div 4: Crosshills Res 2 Ingrow & WV Res 2, Horton 2 Sutton 2.

Halifax League
Div 1: Denholme Utd 4 Brighouse Old Boys 1.
Div 3: Junction Inn v Denholme Utd Res (postponed).

Garnett leaves it late to be head boy

Wetherby Athletic 0 Oxenhope Rec 1
Oxenhope moved a step nearer West Yorkshire Premier Division survival by completing a league double over Wetherby.
In a game where both defences were on top and neither keeper had to make a real save, the crucial goal came in the 86th minute when Michael Garnett rose above the home defence to powerfully curl an unstoppable header into the top corner.
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Oxenhope slip up in title race

Oxenhope Recreation Res 0
Barwick Res 3

The race for promotion at the top of West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two was tightened as league leaders Oxenhope were well beaten by second-placed Barwick Reserves at Marley.
Oxenhope still hold a three-point and 10-goal advantage over Barwick from the same games, with Fields a further five points adrift, albeit with two games in hand.
This was only Oxenhope’s second defeat of this campaign.
Barwick took the lead on the half-hour mark when a powerfully-hit free-kick from distance deceived the home defence and keeper and soon after a wind-assisted goalkick again was not dealt with and a striker nipped into score.
The home side hardly mustered a shot on goal all first half.
After the break Oxenhope rallied and their best chance came when Jonathan Clewes shot from the edge of the box but the visitor’s keeper dived full length to tip the ball on to a post and safety.
The game as a spectacle was over when Barwick extended their advantage on the hour with a cleverly-worked one-two for their striker to tap in.

Another Sutton score-draw

Horton 2 Sutton 2
A third consecutive draw saw Sutton prevent Horton climbing into third spot in Division Four of the Craven League.
Sutton’s scorers were Matthew Walker and James Yeadon.
It was Sutton’s fourth draw in six matches and stretches their unbeaten run to four games.
Horton came in to this match having lost their last two matches, wanting to avenge their 5-0 defeat at Sutton earlier in the season and knowing that another defeat would almost certainly rule them out of promotion.
Horton decided to play uphill and into the stiff breeze in the first half and this worked to Sutton’s advantage.
Sutton were by far and away the better side, winning corner after corner.
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Bradley suffer day to forget

Bradley 2 Grassington United Reserves 3
Bradley failed to gain reward from a poor game best forgotten by both teams and the referee.
Grassington gained a 2-0 first-half lead through Drewitt and Quigley but Bradley hit back to level matters with goals from Chris Hogg and Richard Robinson.
Whitwam then scored from a free-kick for the visitors and, despite Bradley fighting back well, they could not find a deserved equaliser.

Townsend excels as Bingley stay in promotion hunt

Settle United Res 0
Bingley Town Res 2
Bingley made hard work of a game which, on paper, should have been more comfortable against a team marooned at the foot of the Craven League Division Three table.
Andy Townsend had a superb game in goal and deserved his clean sheet, while Tom Tetley and Paul Wilkinson grabbed Bingley’s goals at the other end to keep them well in the hunt for promotion.

Poole’s pair pulls Denholme clear

Denholme United 4
Brighouse Old Boys 1

Denholme were the only team outside the top five of the Halifax League’s first division to pick up all three points.
It pushes the Foster Park side well clear of the danger zone and they only rarely looked troubled against the division’s bottom side.
Good work from Neil Roberts set up Phil Poole for the opener but the Old Boys equalised with a peach of a free-kick.
Keith Lancaster regained the home lead and the points were secured with strikes from Roberts and a second from Poole.