Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cobbydalers have another off day in the Cup

Silsden logoSilsden 1 Formby 4 (1-1 AET)
The League Cup brought Silsden a break from League duty but it wasn’t a happy ending for the Cobbydalers who, for the fourth time this season, were knocked out of a cup competition at the first hurdle, albeit after extra time.
The visitors Formby F.C, although from Division One, proved a stern test. Last season the Squirrels finished runners-up in the competition and won the Division One title. They were denied promotion because their ground failed the grading criteria, and they are playing their home games at Burscough this season. Read more »

Oxenhope youngsters put in good performance against table toppers

Oxenhope Rec logoGrassington Reserves 1 Oxenhope Thirds 0
Oxenhope’s young third team traveled to top of the table Grassington reserves and put in a very commendable display. The visitors played some neat, creative football but fell behind against the run of play. In the second half they continued to carry the game to the opposition with Liam Walsh outstanding and manager Tony Trowers pleased with the progress his young team has made in recent games.

Oxenhope lucky to come away with a draw against Hunslet

Oxenhope 2 Hunslet 2
After the last few weeks of champagne football Oxenhope came back down to earth with a lack luster performance against mid-table Hunslet. In so doing they also let slip a two goal advantage and at the final whistle were thankful for a point when in the last minute keeper Sam Lee had a rush of blood to the head, surged off his line, slid into an opposition player thus leaving the referee no alternative but to award a penalty. Read more »

Oxenhope climbed to the top of the West Yorkshire Alliance League with a hard fought 2-1 win away at The Hunslet Club.

Hunslet 1 Oxenhope Res 2
Up against a side on the back of a long unbeaten run in the league and without a couple of regulars, Oxenhope knew it was going to be a tough ask to get something from the game. However they started in a confident and determined mood dictating the early play and it was the lively Gareth Ritson who got the first sight on goal following a slick move. He snatched at his effort sending it slightly off target. Despite the positive start Oxenhope were rocked after only seven minutes when they lost possession just outside their own area. The pacey Hunslet striker sensing an opportunity burst into the box and was impeded, leaving the official with little choice but to award a penalty. Hudson in the Oxenhope goal guessed the right way but the ball still found the net to put the hosts one up. Read more »

Home or away the result’s the same for Ingrow

Ingrow & WVIngrow & Worth Valley Reserves 5 Horton 2
Ingrow made light work of having to play their home Craven League Division Four Cup tie away from home.
A waterlogged Oakbank pitch and no space at Marley meant the Steamers had to lose their home advantage, although they still had to fork out for the pitch hire.
But they returned from the Dales with a smile on their faces thanks to a fine victory, courtesy of goals from Chris Wheater 2, Dave Harman, Stu McLellan and Stu Wood.
The Steampigs fell two goals behind but Wheater pulled them level by half-time.
After the break Ingrow played the better football and a much-improved display saw them get a grip of the game to pull clear.
Player-manager Harman said: “We did well and hopefully we can take this performance into next week when we play Bradley at The Pigpen.”

Today’s fixtures: Saturday, October 26

North West Counties League, 2pm
League Cup, 2nd round: Silsden v Formby.
West Yorkshire League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec v Hunslet Club.
Alliance 1: Hunslet Club Res v Oxenhope Rec Res.
West Riding County Amateur League, 2.30pm
Division 1: Steeton Res v Wakefield City Res.
Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division: Cononley Sports v Grindleton.
Division 2: Skipton LMS Res v Cononley Sports Res.
Division 3: Grassington Utd Res v Oxenhope Rec III, Ilkley v Cowling Res.
Division 4: Carleton Res v Sutton Res, Pendle Renegades Res v Bradley Res, Polonia Patson v Skipton Tn Res.
Northern Plant Hire Trophy, 1.30pm: AFC Colne v Bingley Tn, Barnoldswick Barons v Crosshills, Bradley v Skipton LMS, Cowling v Ingrow & Worth Valley, FC Sporting Keighley v Addingham Res, Gargrave v Broomhill, Skipton Tn v Wilsden Ath, Silsden White Star v Sutton (1pm).
Division 4 Cup: Ingrow & Worth Valley Res v Horton (switched to Horton).
Halifax League, 2.30pm
Skircoat Green Physiotherapy Challenge Cup: Denholme Utd v Mixenden Utd.
Ricky O’Brien Invitation Cup: Shelf v Denholme Utd Res.

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Silsden aim to go Sky high

Sky man: Peter Smith

Sky man: Peter Smith

Silsden are hosting a Sportsman’s Dinner on Saturday, 7pm for 7.30pm.
Top comedian Josh Daniels will be providing the laughs while Sky Sports News broadcaster Peter Smith – almost a local lad, from Burnley – will be telling tales of his time working with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United, and interviewing Brian Clough, through to the present day, working on he games and breaking news for Sky Sports.
Funny man: Josh Daniels

Funny man: Josh Daniels

A Silsden spokesman said: “Comparing his stories and the fact he is more current than the standard ex-pro who the majority have heard on several occasions, Peter should give us great insights into the backroom of footballers and clubs.”
Both speakers will tailor their material for a mixed audience so partners are more than welcome and either single tickets or tables of nine are still available to book.
There are also lots of items to tempt you at our sporting memorabilia auction.
A £10 entry fee to cover stand up bingo and the raffle will also be required.
Tickets are £30, available from committee members or email or