Monthly Archives: January 2014

Champion display from Silsden

Silsden 3 AFC Emley 2
Reigning Northern u19 Alliance West Division champions Silsden brought an end to AFC Emley’s nine-match winning start to the season at the Angel Telecom Stadium this evening.
Chris Wademan put the Cobbydalers ahead from the spot and Josh Metcalfe doubled the advantage.
Emley pulled one back but Metcalfe restored the two-goal lead.
The visitors made it 3-2 with half-an-hour to go but Silsden held out for a tremendous victory.
Read a full report on the AFC Emley website, here.

The week ahead: January 20-26

Monday, January 20
Northern u19 Alliance, 7.45pm
West Division: Silsden v AFC Emley.

West Riding County FA u21 Floodlit League, 8pm
West Division: Bingley Juniors v Queensbury Pk Rgrs.

Saturday, January 25
North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Winsford Utd.
Reserve Division: AFC Darwen v Silsden.

West Riding County FA Challenge Cup, 1pm
4th rnd: Steeton v Oxenhope Rec.

West Yorkshire League, 2pm
Alliance 1: Oxenhope Rec Res v East End Park Res.

West Riding County Amateur League, 2pm
Division 1: Ventus Yeadon Celtic v Steeton Res.

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Today’s results: Sunday, January 19

Keighley FA Sunday Cup
Semi-final: Bradford Phoenix 5 Keighley Ath 5 (Phoenix win 4-1 on penalties).
Bradford Sunday Alliance
Prem Div: Sandy Ln 1 Bolton Woods 4.
Div 2B: Cartwright Lister 7 Eccleshill 5.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League,
Premier Division: Otley Tav 2 Keighley Tn 9, Salts 3 Bingley FC Young Boys 4, Shipley Tn 2 Crossflatts Vill 0.
Division 1: Cullingworth Yth 9 Yeadon Ath 3, Keighley Alb P Crown Yeadon P, Milford 0 Aire Valley 3.
West Riding County Women’s League,
Premier Division: Keighley Oaks 3 Brayton Belles 4.

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Phoenix extinguish Athletic’s flame

Bradford Phoenix logoBradford Phoenix 5
Keighley Athletic 5
(aet, Phoenix win 4-1 on penalties)

The Athletes exited the Keighley FA Sunday Cup in devastating fashion following a thrilling semi-final against their Bradford Sunday Alliance opponents.
Paul Goodwin gave Athletic an early lead but defensive lapses proved costly and two swift strikes put the Bradfordians ahead.
James Gill then dispatched a penalty to restore parity just before half-time.
Phoenix again took the lead before Damien Mellor equalised.
Keighley AthleticWith 10 minutes of normal time remaining, Phoenix scored again and with Athletic goalkeeper Heath Maddocks injured in the process, the game looked to be over.
However, a fine strike from the excellent Joe Brady took the game into extra time.
Gill then missed a penalty and Phoenix hit a fifth but Brady again equalised as the heavy pitch began to take its toll.
The Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League side began to dominate and had several chances to win it before the final whistle.
Unfortunately, stand-in goalkeeper Gill was unable to prevent Phoenix scoring any of their penalties and, with Athletic twice missing, the tie was over.

Cullingworth step up pace again

Cullingworth Youth logoCullingworth Youth 9 Yeadon Athletic 3
For the second week running Cullingworth had to fightback from behind to take the Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League points.
The Division One leaders trailed 2-1 at half-time but blasted back with an eight-goal second-half haul to stretch their winning start to the season to 12 games.
Youth’s scorers were Joe Flaherty 2, Sam Fox 2, man of the match Harry Holmes, Josh Ellison, Joel Hardy, Andy Wayper and Kyle Fox.

Today’s fixtures: Sunday, January 19

Keighley FA Sunday Cup, 11am
Semi-final: Bradford Phoenix v Keighley Ath.
Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Prem Div: Sandy Ln v Bolton Woods.
Div 2B: Cartwright Lister v Eccleshill.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League, 11am
Premier Division: Otley Tav v Keighley Tn, Salts v Bingley FC Young Boys, Shipley Tn v Crossflatts Vill.
Division 1: Cullingworth Yth v Yeadon Ath, Keighley Alb v Crown Yeadon, Milford v Aire Valley.
West Riding County Women’s League, 2pm
Premier Division: Keighley Oaks v Brayton.

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Today’s results: Saturday, January 18

North West Counties League
Premier Division: W Didsbury & Chorlton P Silsden P.
West Riding County FA Challenge Cup
4th rnd: Silsden Reserves 5 Newsome 4 (aet, 90 mins 3-3).
Keighley FA Challenge Cup
Semi-final: Oxenhope Rec 13 FC Sporting Keighley 2.
Keighley FA Supplementary Cup
Semi-final: Denholme Utd Res 0 Oxenhope Rec Res 14.
Craven FA Morrison Cup
Quarter-final: Cononley Sports P Pendle Renegades P.
West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Steeton P Huddersfield YMCA P.
Division 1: Campion Res P Steeton Res P.
Craven League
Premier Division: Trawden Celtic 5 Wilsden Ath 1.
Division 1 Cup, quarter-final: Silsden White Star 4 Embsay Res 2.
Division 2: Bingley Tn 2 Skipton Tn 2, Bradley 5 Rolls Res 3, Ingrow & Worth Valley P Earby Tn Res P.
Division 3: Broomhill 0 Grassington Utd Res 0, Cowling Res 2 Sutton 4, Oxenhope Rec III 3 Salts III 0.
Division 4: Barnoldswick Barons 1 Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 3, Manningham All Stars 1 Bradley Res 2, Sutton Res P Polonia Patson P.
Northern Plant Hire Trophy, 3rd rnd: Crosshills P AFC Colne P, Rolls P Cowling P.
Halifax League
Division 1: Sowerby Bridge Res P Denholme Utd P.

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Mahomet heroics put 10-man Silsden through

Action from Silsden's nine-goal thriller. Pictures: David S Brett

Action from Silsden’s nine-goal thriller.
Pictures: David S Brett

SilsNews1Silsden Reserves 5 Newsome 4
(aet, 90 minutes 3-3)

by Jim Rosser
Silsden booked themselves a quarter-final trip to Ovenden West Riding in the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup with a thrilling victory over their Huddersfield League opponents at the Angel Telecom Stadium.
They were behind throughout the match until snatching a late winner.
David S Brett was there to capture all the action.
See more pictures here.

With Nicky McNally notching a hat-trick, the striker might have expected the headlines but it was goalkeeper Wayne Mahomet who kept the Cobbydalers youngsters in the game with a string of remarkable saves.
Silsden, playing with 10 men for the last 54 minutes, stretched every sinew in the dying minutes to claw themselves back from going 4-3 down in extra-time to win a thrilling cup tie.
Neither side had played in January so the fans might have expected some rustiness. What they got from the Cobbydalers in the first 20 minutes was worse. The players looked like the Gormley Statues on Crosby beach, having not the slightest idea what to do with the ball nor their opponents.
SilsNews2Huddersfield League side Newsome took the lead in the opening minute. Silsden had already had one scare when Wayne Wilkinson saw his effort saved on the visitors’ first attack, before Josh SHIELDS broke through, unchallenged, to slide the ball past Mahomet.
While Silsden dillied and dallied, Jamie Jobarteh shot over the bar before SHIELDS notched his second after 10 minutes, having drifted past David Blacklock.
Twenty minutes into the game Silsden realised what it was all about. Joe Jalil slid the ball though the Newsome defence and Nicky McNALLY hit a superb volley on the turn from the edge of the box.
The Cobbydalers began to dominate possession with some slick passing and McNally went close to notching an equaliser 10 minutes before the break.
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Late goal leaves Bingley frustrated

Bingley Town logoBingley Town 2
Skipton Town 2

The Craven League’s match of the day saw second-placed Bingley drew with third-placed Skipton to pull level on points with AFC Colne at the top of the Division Two table.
It took a late equaliser for Skipton to maintain their unbeaten record but Bingley will be confident of ending it at the second attempt on Saturday when they play the reverse fixture.
Bingley started well, attacking down the wings, which resulted in the hosts forcing the Skipton keeper to make a couple of top class saves.
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Oxenhope romp into final at expense of nine-man Denholme

Denholme go down to nine men during their Keighley FA Supplementary Cup defeat against Oxenhope. Pictures: Denholme United Facebook page

Denholme go down to nine men during their Keighley FA Supplementary Cup defeat against Oxenhope.
Pictures: Denholme United Facebook page

Will Lee, left, was one of three Oxenhope players to score three or more goals.

Will Lee, left, was one of three Oxenhope players to score three or more goals.

Denholme United Reserves 0
Oxenhope Rec Reserves 14

Oxenhope reached their fifth consecutive Keighley FA Supplementary Cup final with a crushing victory over their Halifax League opponents.
With Foster Park waterlogged, the match was switched to the Tip Top at Marley and it was clear format he start Denholme were going to have a difficult task coping with the pace of the West Yorkshire League side’s attack.
That became even more a problem as the game wore on and they had two players sent off.
Gaz Ritson, Leon Smith and Leroy Hickman all went close early on before Smith opened the scoring after 12 minutes when he burst through and fired home.
It quickly became 2-0 three minutes later when good work on the left by Hickman saw Will Lee knocked the ball home from seven yards.
More action from Denholme United's Facebook page from their defeat against Oxenhope.

More action from Denholme United’s Facebook page from their defeat against Oxenhope.

The men in orange weren’t about to sit back on their lead and just after the 20 minute mark they were awarded a penalty following a handball on the line.
Lee stepped up to add to his tally, though it was a close call as the ball crept agonisingly under the keeper’s body.
The Slope were now cruising and man of the match Ritson got the first of his four goals when he nodded home at the back post following a wonderful cross from Hickman in the 25th minute.
With Oxenhope 4-0 to the good and Denholme down to 10 men following the penalty award, it was already a difficult task for the ‘hosts’.
But it became an impossible quest around the half hour mark when, following a bit of handbags in the midfield, United had another player dismissed.
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Goal crazy times for Oxenhope

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Rec 13
FC Sporting Keighley 2

West Yorkshire League Premier Division side Oxenhope comfortably sealed their place in this season’s final of the Keighley FA Challenge Cup with a resounding victory over their Craven League Division Three opponents.
With the Reserves beating Denholme even more emphatically in the Supplementary Cup semi-final, it meant the two teams had struck an incredible 27 goals in their two district cup semi-finals.
Oxenhope tested Sporting’s resolve from the whistle but goalkeeper Akhtar Ali produced some brave saves but after 10 minutes even he could not stop a spectacular corner from Ollie Metcalfe that curled under the bar and into the net.
FC Sporting Keighley logoOn the quarter-hourmark Dan Moriarty swung in a corner, there was a scramble in the goalmouth and the ball fell to Scott Nelson at the far post to hammer home.
Minutes later Moriarty scored himself with a good individual effort and he quickly followed this with his second when Metcalfe played him in. His pace took him round the keeper and he side-footed home.
On the half-hour Moriarty scored number five and in so doing claimed his hat-trick, running on to a through ball to finish confidently.
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Sarosinski swoops for Sutton success

Cowling logoCowling Reserves 2
Sutton 4

Sutton put some clear water between them and bottom club Cowling, and overtook Ilkley at the foot of the Craven League Division Three table.
Sutton were looking to put a below-par performance from the previous week against Ilkley behind them and started with some good passing football on a very heavy pitch.
They were rewarded with an opening goal from captain Lee Rooke.
Sutton created chances to extend the lead but allowed the home side to draw level when they failed to clear the ball out of the six-yard box and Josh Wood fired home.
Sutton new logoHowever, they restored their lead shortly after when a speculative left foot cross from Lukasz Sarosinski from the touchline looped over the keeper.
Sarosinski extended Sutton’s lead early in the second half but they eased off and allowed Cowling back into the game with a second goal from Wood, albeit from what looked a handball in the build-up that went un-noticed by the referee.
The away side’s two-goal advantage was restored when Jordan Halstead goal was disallowed for a Cowling handball and man of the match Sarosinski stepped up to convert the penalty for his hat-trick and a much-needed win.
Ellis Denton was Cowling’s star man.

Attacking ploy fails for Wilsden

Trawden Celtic 5 Wilsden Athletic 1
An attacking policy from Wilsden failed to pay off at the Craven League leaders.
After conceding the opening goal after only 30 seconds, Wilsden hit back with a penalty from Joel Hardy.
Celtic regained the lead just before half-time with a own goal by Ryan Ingham.
Wilsden were caught napping again early in the second half and were then caught twice more on the break as they left themselves exposed at the back as they pushed forward to find some reward.

Bradley’s all-star effort fells leaders

Manningham All Stars 1 Bradley Reserves 2
Bradley kept their promotion hopes alive with a superb victory over Craven League Division Four leaders Manningham.
The visitors did the damage in the first half and a spirited display after the break saw them become the first team to beat the All Stars in the league this season.
Bradley took the game to the league leaders, full of confidence from recent results, and with a slight wind advantage went close a couple of times before Chris Hogg rose to place a bullet header past the helpless keeper from a corner.
Manningham pressed for a swift response but the Bradley defence held firm and they were able to create a few counter attack chances before Liam Wheeler took one with a low shot across the keeper just inside the far post.
Manningham tried to get back in the game again with some strong challenges and long-range efforts but Bradley matinee their 2-0 lead at half-time.
It was unfamiliar territory for Manningham and straight from the kick-off they pushed forward to get back in the game and a clever through ball was placed behind the defence and keeper for the forward to cooly place to ball in the net.
With 40 minutes still to go, Manningham threw everything at Bradley but solid defence, great goalkeeping and battling midfield play saw Bradley hang on for a well-deserved victory.