Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Sporting cup final win

Craven League Division 4 Final: Sutton Res 0-4 FC Sporting

FC Sporting have secured the Division 4 Cup in true style tonight, after slotting goals past Sutton Reserves in tonight’s final.
Aaran Abbas, Simeon Brown and an Aatir Zuber Shezard brace secured the trophy for Sporting.

FC Sporting pose with their newest acquisition.

Silsden u19 continue march with cup glory

Pat Rice Trophy Final: Ossett Albion 0-1 Silsden u19

Silsden celebrate triumph.

Silsden u19’s secured the Pat Rice Trophy in an enthralling game at the Claybourne Ground, after a truly end to end encounter.
The Cobbydalers had just completed a rather busy week, playing two league matches. Several of the team had also played a part in securing the senior side’s status in the Premier Division of the North West Counties League earlier in the week. Sislden were without top scorer Chris Wademan, who failed a last minute fitness test, but manager Jez Fay was still able to name a strong line up.
Albion had the wind at their backs in the opening half and made good use of it. Albion opened with a couple of good chances. Silsden’s Christian Paulat-Brigg made a fine save to his left to deny Ossett early on, whilst shortly after Josh Brown had to block another effort.
Silsden’s Brad Fay then lifted the ball nicely over the Albion rearguard, to an advancing Dale Feather. The ball bounced a nice height for a lob, but Feather instead chose to head, which was duly smothered by the Ossett keeper. Josh McNulty had another chance, but his strike could only manage the side netting. Silsden had to work hard against both the Ossett forwards, and the wind, to keep them at bay.
Silsden however finally got the breakthrough on 38 minutes. McNulty curled a corner into the near post, where Bradley Faye flicked it towards the top corner. Assatt in the Albion net managed to get a hand on it, but Feather was on hand to slam the ball home from close range.
Ossett responded with intent though, and spurned a few chances in the dying embers of the game. Tom Hibbins hit a volley which crashed of the stanchion, before shortly after firing a free kick over the bar.
Silsden dominated proceedings after the break, but like their opponents in the first period, they failed to capitalize on their chances. McNulty provoked a fine save with a dipping volley, whilst Dale Feather’s effort that followed was too weak to cause any damage.
Bradley Fay rattled the crossbar before McNulty blasted over, Silsden wasting chances to kill the game off.

McNulty battles to secure possession.

Ossett’s first meaningful attack of the half came on 75 minutes, Will Spurr headed a corner onto Billy Cundall, who only managed to head over the Silsden crossbar. Silsden proceeded to break at will, but couldn’t kill the game off.
Ossett could have snatched the game in the dying seconds of the game, but for some debatable officiating. Albion broke into the Silsden area, where Feather appeared to handle the ball, whether deemed accidental or deliberate, the officials failed to spot it.
Silsden held on to lift the Pat Rice Trophy, after what has been a truly magnificent season, in which they have also wrapped up the Northern Alliance West Division title. Playing 13 games, winning 12, and losing just once. The future certainly looks bright at the Angel Telecom Stadium.

Today’s results: Sunday, April 28

Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Division 1A: Bradford Phoenix L-L Wyke Rgrs.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League, 11am
Premier Division: Salts 6-2 Crossflatts Vill, Yeadon Westfield H-W Bingley Midland Ath.
Division 1: Halfway House 1-4 Keighley Ath, Salts Res 3-4 Aire Valley.
League Cup, final (2pm): Yeadon Veterans 2-0 Keighley Tn (at Thackley FC).
North East Regional Women’s League, 2pm
South Division: Rothwell 6-1 Keighley Oaks.
West Riding County Women’s League, 1pm
Division 1: Silsden L-L Hebden Royd.
Division 3: Amaranth L-L Silsden Res.
Northern u19 Alliance, 2.30pm
Pat Rice Trophy, final: Silsden 1-0 Ossett Albion (at Liversedge).

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

Results: Saturday 27th April

North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden 2-1 Alsager Tn.
Reserve Division: Irlam 1-1 Silsden.
West Yorkshire League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec 6-1 Carlton Ath.
Alliance 1: Whitkirk Wdrs Res 1-2 Oxenhope Rec Res.
West Riding County Amateur League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Steeton 9-0 Kirkburton.
Division 2: Kirkburton Res P-P Steeton Res.
Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division Cup, semi-final: Trawden Celtic 2-3 Cowling.
Division 1: Oakworth 1-4 Cononley Sp, Rolls Res 2-3 Silsden White Star, Wilsden Ath 0-1 Gargrave.
Division 2: Ingrow & Worth Valley 5-2 Barnoldswick Barons, Silsden White Star Res 1-5 Earby Tn Res.
Division 3: Grindleton Res 10-1 Ingrow & WV Res, Sutton Res 2-0 Oxenhope Rec III.
Division 4: FC Sporting Keighley A-A Padiham Tn.

Oxenhope Reserves scrape three points

Whitkirk Wanderers Res 1-2 Oxenhope Rec Res

Oxenhope Rec Reserves managed to just about clinch three points in this West Yorkshire League Alliance Division One clash at Whitkirk.
After last week’s success of lifting the Keighley Supplementary Cup, Oxenhope’s second string struggled to find any consistency against relegation battling Whitkirk, in what proved to be a physically bruising encounter.
The home side took the lead, but Oxenhope struck back with two second half strikes from Will Lee and Craig Morris. This Saturday they entertain Rothwell Reserves at Marley.

Oxenhope in with a sniff of league title

Oxenhope Rec 6-1 Carlton Athletic

Two victories in a week ensured Oxenhope still have an outside chance of lifting the West Yorkshire League Premier Division title, after an emphatic 6-1 victory over Carlton.
Oxenhope had the visitors on the back foot for the majority of the game, as they showcased some of their best football of the season. They started brightly, with some slick enthusiastic passing, and could have taken the lead early on. Tom Marshall set up Ollie Metcalfe whose effort struck the post. The break through came on 25 minutes when a Dan Moriarty corner was turned in at the near post by defender Chris Day. Carlton responded almost immediately though, as they attacked straight from the restart that followed the goal. Oxenhope’s lead proved to be short lived, as Mark Bentham was adjudged to have handled in the area, and Carlton converted the spot-kick that followed.
The Worth Valley outfit restored their lead soon after though, when Michael Garnett fired in a vicious strike from the edge of area. They added a third before the half time break, when Tom Marshall produced some excellent work before squaring unselfishly to a waiting Joel Gallagher, who duly tucked away.
Oxenhope continued their dominance after the interval, with the Carlton keeper having to instantly deny Moriarty with a smart double save. Carlton were always dangerous on the break however, and did see one effort cannon back off the home side’s crossbar. Oxenhope maintained the upper hand they possesed, and added a fourth on the hour mark. Jon Clewes saw his effort blocked, but Metcalfe was on hand to nonchalantly stroke the ball home amongst a sea if players. A fifth was not too far behind when man of the match Marshall dribbled the ball into the box before cheekily lifting it over an on rushing keeper. Oxenhope wrapped the game up with another mazey run from Marshall, this time however he was brought down in the Carlton area, Day stepped up to convert, resulting in a 6-1 finish to the home side.
Oxenhope now find themselves in 4th place in the Premier Division, with games in hand over leaders Bardsey, Beeston and Leeds City. They face Otley Town this coming Wednesday, before welcoming Kippax to the Recreation Ground this coming Saturday. A six pointer waits on Bank Holiday Monday, as they travel to fellow rivals Beeston.

Steeton on cloud nine as title race heats up

Steeton 9-0 Kirkburton

Steeton kept themselves in the thick of the Premier Division title scrap in the West Riding County Amateur League, after a 9-0 demolition of a weakened Kirkburton side.
Two hat tricks from Lee Reilly and Chris Simpson helped the Chevrons to an emphatic victory, along with goals from Jamie Longley, Andy Holden and Arley Barnes.
Manager Roy Mason was happy with the performance.
“I was happy with the way we approached the game against a weakened Kirkburton side, it gives us a great platform for two big games this week”
Silsden remain level on points with top of the league Ovenden, however after a truly bizarre result for Ovenden yesterday, Steeton find themselves nine goals behind on goal difference. Ovenden managed to overturn Overthorpe by an astounding 17 goals to 0. Third placed Bay Athletic also carry a huge threat. They find themselves five points behind the top 2, but have three games in hand.
Steeton face Golcar in the semi-finals of the Premier Division Cup on Wednesday, before facing Ovenden in a monumental clash on Saturday 4th May.