Monthly Archives: March 2013

Today’s results: Sunday, March 31

Bradford Sunday Alliance
Premier Division: Thornton Utd v Sandy Ln (postponed).
Division 1A: Ancient Foresters v Bradford Phoenix (postponed).
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League
Premier Division: Idle Utd v Keighley Tn (walkover, Keighley Town).
Division 1: Farsley 2009 6 Keighley Ath 2.
Division 2: Salts III v Bingley FC YB (postponed).
West Riding County Women’s League,
Division 1: Silsden v Castleford (late result).

No sweat as Town go top

Keighley Town regained top spot in the Premier Division of the Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League today without kicking a ball.
Town’s scheduled match at Idle United was called off and the points have been awarded to them.
It puts the Keighley side a point ahead of Ilkley Dynamo and three clear of reigning champions Yeadon Veterans.
But the Vets have five games in hand and have won all 11 of their games so far.

Today’s fixtures: Sunday, March 31

Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Premier Division: Thornton Utd v Sandy Ln.
Division 1A: Ancient Foresters v Bradford Phoenix.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League, 11am
Premier Division: Idle Utd v Keighley Tn.
Division 1: Farsley 2009 v Keighley Ath.
Division 2: Salts III v Bingley FC YB.
West Riding County Women’s League, 1pm
Division 1: Silsden v Castleford.

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

Today’s results: Saturday, March 30

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Congleton Tn 3 Silsden 1.
Reserve Division: Silsden 1 W Didsbury & Chorlton 1.
Keighley FA Challenge Cup
Semi-final: Steeton 4 Oxenhope Rec 2.
West Yorkshire League
Alliance 1: Boroughbridge Res 0 Oxenhope Rec Res 2.
West Riding County Amateur League
Division 2: West Horton v Steeton Res (postponed).
Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division: Cowling v Rolls (postponed).
Division 1: Oakworth v Cononley Sp (postponed), Settle Utd 2 Silsden White Star 0, Wilsden Ath v Gargrave (postponed).
Division 2: AFC Colne 3 Silsden WS Res 2, Ingrow & Worth Valley v Barnoldswick Barons (postponed), Skipton LMS Res 0 Bingley Tn 3.
Division 3: Cononley Sp Res 3 Crosshills Res 3, Grassington Utd Res v Oakworth Res (postponed), Oxenhope Rec III v Cowling Res (postponed).
Division 4: Barnoldswick Barons Res 1 Manningham AS 6, Carleton Res 1 FC Sporting Keighley 3, Sutton Res 1 Padiham Tn 4.
Halifax League
Division 1: Wadsworth Utd 5 Denholme Utd 3.
Division 3: Salem Res 0 Denholme Utd Res 1.

Snow shift pays off for Steeton

Aerial action from Steeton’s Keighley FA Cup victory.
Picture: David S Brett.

Up and at ’em: Oxenhope on the attack at Steeton.
Pictures: Alex Daniel

Steeton 4 Oxenhope Rec 2
Three hours of snow shifting paid dividends for Steeton as they saw off their West Yorkshire League rivals to earn a place in the Keighley FA Challenge Cup final.
But the West Riding County Amateur League leaders had to hit back from behind, having trailed 1-0 and 2-1 in the first half.
A crowd of more than 200 saw Michael Garnett twist and turn to put the visitors ahead after 15 minutes, breaking the net in the process.
But Sam Rooke levelled four minutes before half-time following good work by Andy Holden.
Dan Moriarty regained the cup holders’ advantage seven minutes into first-half stoppage time. Tom Marshall weaved his way into the box but his strike was beaten out by the keeper to Jonathan Clewes. He floated the ball back into the danger area and Moriarty was the first to react, acrobatically forcing the ball over the line from close range.
Chris Simpson put Steeton level early in the second half and then the Chevrons stepped up a gear to earn a place in the final against Craven League side Silsden White Star.
Patrick King came off the bench to make it 3-2 after 70 minutes and Jamie Longley went through one on one to complete the scoring in the last minute.
The final is due to be played at Silsden’s Angel Telecom Stadium on Friday, April 19.
See 190-plus pictures of the match on David S Brett’s site, here,
… and 100-plus more on Alex Daniel’s site, here.

Garrod’s spot of consolation

Late penalty: Mike Garrod

Congleton Town 3 Silsden 1
A last-minute penalty from Mike Garrod was all the Cobbydalers had to show for their efforts in the North West Counties League.
The hosts ran into a 3-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Richard Bailey, Jamie Turner and Jack Graham.

Thompson sets up Oxenhope for recovery

Provider: Tom Thompson

Boroughbridge Reserves 0 Oxenhope Rec Reserves 2
Oxenhope bounced back after their disappointment of their midweek defeat in the County Trophy by beating Boroughbridge Reserves in Alliance One of the West Yorkshire League.
Oxenhope took the lead after just four minutes when Tom Thompson played in Liam Dyson to calmly slot home into the bottom left corner.
Thompson, Dyson and Craig Morris all had good chances to extend the advantage.
At the other end keeper Grahame Ellis dealt easily with any threats from the home side.
Oxenhope continued to be in the driving seat after the break and grabbed their second on the hour, again Thompson was the provider, racing down the right and squaring for Liam Gill to tuck away.
The visitors played out the match without adding to their score.
This result moves them up to eighth place in the table and, if they can cope with a heavy fixture list of games in hand, could be in with a shout of a top three finish in their first season in the top flight.

All Stars warm up in style for promotion decider

Barnoldswick Barons Res 1
Manningham All Stars 6

Manningham remain neck and neck with Padiham Town for the second promotion spot from Division Four of the Craven League.
The teams meet next Saturday at Shuttleworth College with the winners looking likely to join favourites FC Sporting in Division Three next season.
Shezad Khan 2, Antonio Kennedy, Andy Wilson, substitute Riaz Ali and an own goal registered the goals in the All Stars’ latest success.

Sporting close in on title

Two goals: Zain Abbas

Carleton Reserves 1
FC Sporting Keighley 3

A 16th straight win in Division Four of the Craven League put FC Sporting within just four points of confirming promotion and with four games in which to do it.
Seven points would crown their inaugural Saturday league season with the title.
But they had to work hard for their latest win at bottom club Carleton.
Man of the match Zain Abbas struck twice to take his season’s tally to 13, while his brother Aaran’s goal made it 45 for the siblings this season.

Promotion race is down to three

World class: Crosshills goalkeeper Sam Smith

Cononley Sports Res 3
Crosshills Reserves 3

A share of the points mean Cononley and Crosshills combined to drop Oakworth Reserves out of the race for promotion from Division Three of the Craven League.
Only fourth-placed Oxenhope Rec Thirds, with two games in hand on the leading pair can now spoil their party after a thrilling encounter at the Coulthurst Memorial Ground.
With Cononley holding top spot before kick-off, just a point clear of the visitors, the winners of this game would almost certainly go on to claim the title. 
It was Crosshills who started the brighter. First to the ball and dangerous on the attack, it was only a matter of time before they would make the possessional advantage count.
Eddie Evans was causing the Cononley defence all sorts of problems and it was from one of his runs that a loose ball fell nicely to Jimmy Anson who placed a neat shot low past the Cononley keeper.
From the kick off it was still Hills who were in the ascendancy but they couldn’t add to their tally.
Towards the end of the first half Cononley woke up and were starting to show why they were the current leaders.
A half chance fell to record scorer Andrew Hudson and he scored with a neat lob over the onrushing Hills’ keeper Sam Smith.
That goal takes him to 198 for the club and it seems likely, on current form, he will hit the 200 mark this season.
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Match on

Today’s eagerly anticipated Keighley FA Cup semi-final between Steeton and Oxenhope Rec is confirmed as on.
The Summerhill Lane pitch passed a morning inspection.
Kick off is at 2pm and there will be extra-time and penalties if needed.