Vocal, tough and passionate, but no animosity for derby date

Action from last season's derby clash at The Angel Telecom Stadium. Picture: David S Brett

Action from last season’s derby clash at The Angel Telecom Stadium.
Picture: David S Brett

It’s derby day today with Silsden making the short trip to fellow West Riding side Barnoldwick Town.
Local government boundaries may have changed to dump Barlick in Lancashire, but they remain the right side of the border for the football authorities and traditionalists.
Cobbydalers manager Andy Geary is looking forward to the match, against a side he managed briefly, and which includes several former Silsden players in their squad.
Aaron Hollindrake, Harry Thompson and Jake McEneaney are among many players who have appeared for both teams but Geary insists there is no animosity between the clubs.
“There is a healthy rivalry,” he told the Keighley News.
“In derby games you expect it to be tough and passionate and I’m sure both sets of supporters will be quite vocal.
“But after the game I would expect us to go and have a drink together.”
Last season, Silsden drew 1-1 at home but lost the return 2-0.
Should today’s match fall victim to the weather, a rearranged date has already been set for Saturday.
Read the full interview with Geary and assistant manager Ryan Haigh on the Keighley News website, here.

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