Monthly Archives: March 2012

Today’s results: Saturday, March 31

North West Counties League
Prem: Glossop North End 1 Silsden 3.
Res Div Cup, quarter-final: New Mills 0 Silsden 1.

West Riding County Amateur League
Div 1: Bronte Wanderers 2 Lepton Highlanders 5.
Div 2: Steeton Res 9 Tyersal Res 2.

West Yorkshire League 
Prem: Bardsey 1 Oxenhope Rec 0.
Allnc 2: Oxenhope Rec Res 5 FC RIASA Res 0.

Craven League
Prem: Ighton Leigh 0 Cowling 2.
Div 1: Cononley Sports 2 Gargrave 0, Crosshills 0 Chatburn 0, Earby Town 0 Wilsden Ath 5, Oakworth 1 Silsden WS 1.
Div 2: Ingrow & Worth Valley 1 Hellifield Sports 6, Pendle 3 Bradley 0.
Div 3: Cowling Res 1 Oakworth Res 3, Grindleton Res 2 Cononley Sp Res 3, Oxenhope Rec III 2 Silsden WS Res 4.
Div 4: Addingham Res 2 Sutton 6, Bradley Res 4 Skipton Town Res 2.
Div 4 League Cup: Pendle Renegades Res 3 Ingrow & WV Res 3 (Pendle win 3-2 on penalties).

Halifax League
Div 1: Brighouse Old Boys 0 Denholme United 2.

Cox and Taylor share points

Oakworth 1 Silsden White Star 1
Danny Cox added to last week’s brace at Chatburn with Whitestars’ only goal of the game as they shared the Craven League points in a Division One draw at Oakworth.
Oakworth brought Matthew Wilson back into the first-team fold in a must-win game for both teams, who were looking to avoid relegation.
Silsden started brightly and were ahead within the first 10 minutes. A quick ball sent long from defence caught the Oakworth back line napping and Cox raced through to coolly knock the ball past the oncoming keeper.
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Day glows for Oxenhope

Oxenhope Rec Res 5 FC RIASA Res 0
After their recent poor displays, Oxenhope’s second string bounced back to their true form to maintain their place at the head of Alliance Division Two with a commanding display against mid-table RIASA.
Oxenhope took the lead midway through the first half when Tony Cooper muscled his way to the edge of the box and, when his shot was blocked, Michael Donohoe was on hand to put away the rebound.
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Harris is Oakworth hero

Cowling Res 1 Oakworth Res 3
Simon Harris hit a hat-trick as Oakworth stole a march on their promotion outsider rivals in Division Three of the Craven League.
Oak are seven points adrift of second-placed Silsden White Star but have two games in hand and play them a week on Saturday.
Liam Kelly was man of the match.

Cowling stay on course for Craven League title

Ighton Leigh 0 Cowling 2
Adam Smith and Tom Sowerbutts found the net to keep Cowling in pole position to lift the Craven League title as the Premier Division season hits the home straight.
Third-placed Cowling are just a point off the top with a game in hand on leaders Skipton LMS and second-placed Rolls.
A remarkable run has seen Cowling win eight and draw one of their nine games since a 2-1 home defeat by Embsay way back at the start of October.

Day to forget for Steampigs

Ingrow & Worth Valley 1 Hellifield Sports 6
Ingrow’s outside hopes of promotion were dashed as they crashed at home to their nearest rivals in the race to catch the top two in Division Two of the Craven League.
Liam Baker scored the only goal in a performance that brought an end to the Steampigs’ five-match unbeaten run, against a team who had already beaten them 5-2 earlier in the season and who now leapfrog them in the table.
With two games to play, Ingrow trail second-placed Pendle by five points and Hellifield by two from four games more.
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Penalty heartache for Ingrow

Master blaster: Phil Dodsworth slams home his spot-kick. Pictures: Elaine Marsh

Pendle Renegades Res 3
Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 3
(Pendle won 3-2 on penalties)

Ingrow hopes of silverware in the Craven League Division Four Cup were dashed in cruel fashion.
After hitting back from two goals down to go ahead, they conceded a last-gasp equaliser and then went out on penalties.
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Wilsden’s charge gathers pace

Earby Town 0 Wilsden Athletic 5
Wilsden stepped up their late charge for promotion from Division One of the Craven League with a stunning demolition of one of their rivals.
The hosts could not live with Wilsden as Ryan Gill rattled home a hat-trick and Tom Dibb and Alex Lancaster added a goal each.

Double joy for Silsden

Glossop North End 1 Silsden 3
Silsden completed a rapid North West Counties League double over high-flying Glossop.
Following the home 1-0 win a fortnight ago, the Cobbydalers finished the job in style.
Peter Hanson put the visitors ahead after nine minutes and Andy Lee fired home a stunning second.
It was left to Joe Gaughan to make the points safe with a 68th-minute penalty after a push on Lee in the box.
Jason Gorton handed the hosts a late consolation when he pulled one back for the Premier Division’s fourth-placed side in the 89th minute.

Steeton rattle up nine

Ringmaster: Joe Kershaw

Steeton Reserves 9 Tyersal Reserves 2
Steeton started like a house on fire with new signing Joe Kershaw prompting them on their way to a stunning West Riding County League success.
Adam Spencer struck a treble with a brace apiece for Ben McCormack and Will Lee. Stevie Lee and Andy Foster were also on the scoresheet.
A delighted manager Clark O’Dwyer said: “It’s the best start we’ve had this season and we totally battered them in the first half.
“We were 7-1 up at half-time but it was a different game in the second half as Tyersal tightened things up.
“But we battled well and scored two more. It was a good game all round.
“Ginner Kershaw was brilliant. He ran the show and kept pushing us forward.”

Sutton finish on a high

Addingham Reserves 2 Sutton 6
Sutton finished their first Craven League campaign in style with a convincing win at Addingham.
A hat-trick from Zaggy Pearson, another two from leading scorer Callum Lowe and a lovely mazey run from his own box ended with Danny Collins slotting the ball home to complete the six for Sutton.
It means Sutton finished their Division Four season with a seven-match unbeaten run.

Five goals but Bronte keep it closer in third meeting with leaders

Bronte Wanderers 2
Lepton Highlanders 5

West Riding County Amateur League Division One champions elect Lepton rattled up a nap hand but Bronte gave them a run for their money.
John Butcher scored twice for the hosts and the result was a huge improvement on their previous two clashes this season.
The runaway leads beat Bronte 6-0 on their last visit to Marley in the cup and won the reverse league fixtures 8-1.
See more of David Brett’s pictures, here.