Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sutton look well Settle-d for success

Sutton 4 Settle United Res 3
(aet, 90 mins 1-1)
Sutton are proving to be a bogey team for high-flying Settle,
After beating them away in the league, they made it a double with success in the Division Three Cup.
But Sutton needed extra-time and a man of the match display from Josh Smith.
He opened the scoring in the second half after constant pressure from Sutton.
Settle equalised in the last minute to take the match to extra time.
Settle took the lead but then James MacDonald equalised to make it 2-2 at half-time in extra time.
John Crummack made it 3-2 with a 25-yard screamer only for Settle to equalise within a couple of minutes.
But then up stepped Smith to ran his second and earn a deserved victory as Sutton had the majority of the play over the 120 minutes, hitting the woodwork four times.

Loker nets consolation

Addingham Res 4 Sutton Res 1
Sutton remain in the lower reaches of the Craven League following defeat at Addingham.
A goal from Ben Loker was all they had to show for their efforts and they are now just two points ahead of Carleton Reserves following the bottom club’s surprise first win of the season, 3-2 at Pendle Renegades.

Harman turns back time but Dewhirst proves the difference

Two goals: Dave Harman

Crosshills Res 4
Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 2

Ingrow bounced back from recent disappointments to give promotion-chasing Crosshills a fright in Division Three of the Craven League.
The Steampigs took the game to their hosts and gave them a mighty scare as they dominated the first half.
A defensive error allowed Crosshills to take the lead when Billy Skelton scored after good work out wide.
‘Hills dominated the next 20 minutes and could have been 3-0 up but wasted chances and Ingrow keeper Chris Wheater saved well to keep the score down to just one goal.
The visitors never gave up and battled hard and found themselves 2-1 up after old timer Dave Harman scored twice. The first was a tap in and the second saw him in the right place to deflect Duncan Steele’s clearance straight back into the net.
But just before half-time Crosshills got the equaliser with a smart finish from Adam Greenwood.
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13th match proves unlucky for Oxenhope

Action from Oxenhope’s defeat at East End Park.
Pictures: Courtesy Sean Tunnicliffe –

East End Park Res 3 Oxenhope Rec Res 2
Oxenhope surrendered their 12-game unbeaten run in Leeds, despite taking an early two-goal lead in their West Yorkshire League Alliance One match.
The home team started on the front foot and put Oxenhope under pressure but the Worth Valley side settled and after 20 minutes Liam Dyson jinked his way past two defenders before rifling the ball into the top corner from 20 yards.
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Linyard leaps to rescue for Steeton

Penalty save: Paul Linyard

Steeton Res 3
Littletown Res 1

(aet, 90 mins 1-1)
Steeton needed extra time and a penalty save from Paul Linyard to see off a battling Littletown in the West Riding County Amateur League Division Two Cup.
Steeton looked good going forward and Adam Spencer put htem ahead after 20 minutes.
A couple of chances went begging before the much-improved visiting team carved out a way back.
Two minutes into the second half Johnny Lonsdale was penalised for a late challenge but Linyard pushed the resulting penalty round a post.
However, with three minutes to go Littletown equalised to set up extra time.
But it was the hosts who regained their early initiative with Spencer doubling his tally and Ross Bailey adding the third as dusk descended.

Reigning champions Shutt out by Whitestars

Silsden White Star 3 Skipton LMS 3
(Silsden win 4-3 on penalties after extra-time, 90 mins 2-2)
Silsden White Star pulled off a major shock in the Northern Plant Hire Trophy.
Despite struggling at the foot of Division One, Whitestars beat the reigning league champions in a penalty shoot-out.
Goalkeeper Andrew Shutt was the hero, saving several one-on-one chances and then two penalties.
Danny Cox put the hosts ahead but it was all square at the break after Luke Howson replied.
Jamie Cunningham restored Whitestars’ advantage but Howson scored to take the tie into extra time.
Oliver Hurst put LMS ahead for the first time but back came the underdogs with Cox grabbing his second to force the spot-kick decider.

Sublime Steeton steer way through fog

Two goals: Lee Reilly

Lepton Highlanders 0 Steeton 4
Lee Reilly scored twice and Andy King and Chris Simpson once each as Steeton marched on at the top of the West Riding County Amateur League.
Victory for the hosts would have put them level on points with Steeton but that never looked likely after the Chevrons romped into a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes.
Jamie Longley’s great through ball released Reilly to open the scoring after 12 minutes and the scorer turned provider for King to double the advantage three minutes later.
The home goalkeeper pulled off a string of fine saves to keep the score down to two goals at half-time but after the break, Simpson and Reilly found their way to goal through the ever-thickening fog to complete victory.
Manager Roy Mason said: “In the first half we were sublime. It was a thoroughly deserved win and we could have had a lot more but for their keeper.
“I can’t really say too much about the second half because I could barely see through the fog!”

Sporting keep up perfect record

Bradley Res 1 FC Sporting Keighley 3
Sporting maintained their 100 per cent record against Craven League Division Four opponents but were again made to work hard by Bradley.
The divisional cup tie was won with goals from Aaran Abbas 2 and man of the match Munzir Nazir for the visitors.
Jack Maude replied for Bradley.

Five off, one switched and one inspection passed

Silsden’s Angel Telecom Stadium pitch has failed a morning inspection and this afternoon’s North West Counties League match against AFC Blackpool has been postponed.
In the Craven League’s Northern Plant Hire Trophy, Oxenhope Rec 3rds trip to Grassington United has been switched and will now be played at Oxenhope (1.30pm).
Craven League matches called off this morning were Ingrow & Worth Valley v Gargrave Reserves and Cononley Sports Reserves v Bradley. Manningham All Stars match at Marley against Padiham Town and Bingley Town’s game with Embsay were called off after lunch.
Crosshills’ Reserves match against Ingrow Reserves is ON after a pitch inspection.

Today’s fixtures: Saturday, November 24

North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v AFC Blackpool (postponed).
Reserve Division: Nelson v Silsden.
West Yorkshire League, 2pm
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec v East End Park.
Alliance 1: East End Park Res v Oxenhope Rec Res.
West Riding County Amateur League, 2pm
Premier Division Lepton Highlanders v Steeton.
Division 2 Cup (1.45pm): Steeton Res v Littletown Res.
Craven League, 2pm
Division 2: Bingley Tn v Embsay Res, Ingrow & Worth Valley v Gargrave Res (postponed).
Division 3: Cononley Sports Res v Bradley (postponed), Cowling Res v Grassington Utd Res, Crosshills Res v Ingrow & Worth Valley Res.
Division 4: Addingham Res v Sutton Res, Manningham All Stars v Padiham Tn (postponed).
Northern Plant Hire Trophy, 1.30pm
3rd round: Embsay v Cowling, Grassington Utd v Oxenhope Rec III (at Oxenhope), Pendle v Oakworth, Silsden White Star v Skipton LMS, Wilsden Ath v Grindleton (postponed due to League Cup fixture).
League Cups, 1st round, 1.30pm
Division 1: Wilsden Ath v Cononley Sports.
Division 2: Skipton Town v Silsden White Star Res.
Division 3: Sutton v Settle Utd Res.
Division 4: Bradley Res v FC Sporting Keighley.
Halifax League, 2.15pm
Division 1: Denholme Utd v Volunteer Arms.
Division 3: West Central v Denholme Utd Res.

Bantams offer a chance to live the dream

Bradford City are looking for new talent from the Keighley area to represent them against the likes of Manchester City and Leeds United.
The League Two club’s community foundation is seeking youngsters aged up to 21 who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) to join a foundation learning and Futsal course.
The course starts in January and is a Level 1 Futsal and Education Sports programme, studying towards a Certificate in Employability and Personal Development, an NVQ 1 Award in Sport and Active Leisure, a City and Guilds Certificate in Sport, plus functional skills in maths, English and IT.
As well as the education element, they will train in Futsal each week and every month they will play a tournament with all the other professional club teams who are taking part in the F1 programme – Manchester City, Huddersfield and Leeds United among others.
The course takes about 15 hours per week and runs for 30 weeks.
Anyone interested should contact or ring 01274 706850 to register an interest.

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

Football features on five of eight sports pages in today’s Keighley News, including a two-page spread on Keighley FA Cup competitions.
The main focus is on Steeton’s 3-2 victory over Cowling with a report and pictures by Bob Smith of Chris Simpson, Wayne Mahomet, Arley Barnes, Thabani Songu, Ali McEwan and Michael Rhodes.
Ben White illustrates Oxenhope’s West Yorkshire League report against Ripon with a picture of Liam Dyson to go with their Reserves’ report against Ingrow Reserves. Chris Wademan is pictured with details of Silsden u19s win against Eccleshill and there are also reports from Silsden Reserves v Wilsden, Silsden White Star v FC Sporting Keighley and Oxenhope Thirds v Denholme Reserves plus a round-up of the rest of the action in the district cups and Craven League.
Elsewhere, there are report from matches involving Silsden Ladies Reserves and Keighley Oaks, plus youth action from Silsden, Wilsden, Oakworth, Steeton, Keighley Shamrocks, Long Lee and Sutton.
The usual round-up of tables, results and fixtures completes things.

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