Monthly Archives: May 2013

Marsh leads Steampigs

Kevin Marsh (right) agrees to take the reins.

The Ingrow & Worth Valley’s vacant managerial position has at last been filled, with Kevin Marsh agreeing to take over affairs as the new first team manager. He will be assisted by current player and former Bronte coach Rye Bailey.
Marsh is a familiar sight to the Ingrow squad, frequenting the touchlines for the past few seasons.
Marsh has made his plans clear for the club’s future. “Next seasons efforts will be based on team work and unity. Rye and myself will work closely with the reserve team manager Dave Harman to bring out the best in our players, We shall be introducing some new and fresh ideas to the way we do things. We have also have recruited Kelly Anderton along with referee Gareth Nutter to help with the training side of things and we are in the process of adding some fresh blood to the squad in places we have highlighted we need to strengthen. So its onward to take the Steamers back to where they belong…on top”
With Marsh and Bailey now installed, Ingrow are looking to strengthen the playing squad and really kick on. Anyone wishing to join the clubs pre season training should follow the Ingrow & Worth Valley pages on Facebook or Twitter for any updates.

Oxenhope title hopes extinguished

Oxenhope 0-4 Leeds City

Oxenhope’s valiant attempt to lift the West Yorkshire League title was extinguished in their final game of an exciting season. Going into the game they had to hope league leaders Bardsey dropped points at mid-table Wetherby, while Oxenhope needed at least a draw against third placed Leeds. In a tense opening to the game the hosts had several good chances to take the advantage. First a goal bound free kick from Ollie Metcalfe was touched on to the bar by the Leeds’ keeper, the visitor’s goal was then put under pressure from two resulting corners that were cleared off the line. The visitors then broke down field and scored from a shot that smashed the underside of the bar and bounced over the line. Leeds now took the initiative and keeper Grahame Ellis kept the home side in the contest with a superb double save to keep the deficit down to a single goal at the break.
In the second half the Worth Valley side pressed for the equaliser but came up against a resolute and well organised Leeds defence and forwards that hit quickly on the break. As Oxenhope chased the game, with tiring legs from 6 games in 14 days exposed, and the visitors took advantage to bag their second on 70 minutes; a cross to the far post was headed in. Leeds extended their advantage on 80 minutes a shot going in off the post and added a penalty at the death. The result sees Leeds leap-frog Oxenhope into the runners up position.
A superb campaign that has seen Oxenhope, in their Centenary year, rising from tenth position last year to third slot and challenging for the title, plus being the league’s leading goal scorers in a truly memorable season. Credentials that manager Paul Brearey will hope to build on next time round.

Silsden youth crowned cream of the crop

Fields u19s 1-3 Silsden u19s

Silsden captured the u19 Northern Alliance West Division title on Wednesday night, after a sensational 2012/2013 campaign, with a 3-1 victory at Fields.
Silsden took the lead after just two minutes, with Josh McNulty converting a spot kick. Marshall Pedder doubled the scoring in the 20th minute, before Fields converted a spot kick of their own on the stroke of half-time.
Man of the match Ben Whitfield executed a delightful lob after 70 minutes to start the celebrations for the young Cobbydalers, who have won an incredible 13 out of 14 games, racking up 39 points.
Assistant manager Andy Gaughan paid tribute to the squad’s effort this season:
“I’m very proud of the lads, all of whom played their parts. The pleasing thing was team spirit was shown throughout the season. This was the first time in the many years I’ve been involved in football I have been involved with such a galvanised bunch. Everyone played for each other and the determination to succeed was there from the first game. Jez Fay certainly knows how to manage a team. The future is looking a whole lot brighter for Silsden thanks to him. It has been a genuine pleasure working with such a talented bunch of lads.”