Monthly Archives: August 2014

Oxenhope 3rds edge local derby

Oxenhope Thirds 2 FC Polonia 1
A hard fought game in mid week saw Oxenhope’s third string take the points in this local derby. The visitors took the lead on 40 minutes when central defender Grez Jackson brought down their front man in the box and Krysztof Wojtylak made no mistake from the resulting penalty. Minutes later Andy Fox equalised getting on the end of a Nivard Trowers’ free kick. After the break Oxenhope got on top and on 75 minutes man of the match Ellis Atha who was a constant threat all match broke down the left cut into the box, was brought down and Fox stepped up to dispatch the spot kick.

Oxenhope Res trounce Headingley

Headingley Reserves 1 Oxenhope Reserves 7
Oxenhope Reserves travelled to Headingley’s superb new ground at Leeds University’s sports complex. The visitors went behind to an early goal but hit back with a magnificent seven to move them into second place in the top flight of the West Yorkshire Alliance League and all the more incredible playing without a recognised striker in the squad. Read more »

Oxenhope Res battered by Beeston

Beeston 5 Oxenhope 1
Earlier in mid-week Oxenhope travelled to in form top of the table Beeston and it was probably not the best time to go with an under strength squad. On the night Beeston were just too strong in every department and ran out comfortable 5-1 winners. The home side took the lead on 10 minutes when a cross was cut back and smashed in, ten minutes later Beeston broke down field to double their advantage and an unstoppable volley gave them a three goal lead on 35 minutes. Read more »

Oxenhope leave it late.

Oxenhope 2 Wetherby 1
Oxenhope pulled out a victory from the jaws of defeat in their 2-1 win over Wetherby. The home side trailed from a first half goal but hit back with two goals in the final ten minutes to snatch all three points. An uneventful first half with both teams cancelling each other out but the visitors grabbed the lead on 40 minutes with a long ball down field that their striker controlled and hammered past keeper Sam Lee who up until that point had been a spectator. Read more »

Today’s results: Saturday, August 30

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Silsden 2 Ashton Athletic 1.

West Yorkshire League
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec 2 Wetherby Ath 1.
Alliance 1: Headingley Res 1 Oxenhope Rec Res 7.

West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Bay Ath 5 Salts 1, Steeton 4 Storthes Hall 4.
Division 1: DRAM Comm v Steeton Res postponed.
Division 2: Salts Res 3 Bay Ath Res 0.

Craven League
Premier Division: Trawden Celtic 1 Crosshills 1.
Division 1: Bingley Tn 2 Rolls Res 0, Ingrow & Worth Valley 1 Chatburn 4.
Division 2: Broomhill 2 FC Sporting Keighley 2, Grindleton Res 8 Sutton 0.
Division 3: Barnoldswick Barons 2 Bradley Res 2, Crosshills Res 5 Addingham Res 5, Sutton Res v Barlick Wdrs away walkover.

Halifax League
Division 1: Denholme Utd 6 Midgley Utd Res 2.

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Broomhill and FC Sporting all square

Broomhill 2 FC Sporting 2

Broomhill produced a much improved display against their Marley rivals with a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Broomhill made a number of changes from the team who was comprehensively beaten by Grindleton the previous week.

Sporting took the lead midway through the first half. After an error from the Broomhill defence, the opposition striker seized the chance and drove the ball low into the corner from 18 yards. Read more »

Nicholls stars as Cobbydalers maintain bright start

Silsden 2 Asthon Athletic 1
The Cobbydalers maintained their position in the top four in a hard fought game against a strong Athletic outfit who started the day only two points below the Silsden team. The Yorkshiremen took the lead in the first minute with a quality goal. Josh Brown won the ball up the left and slid it to Zack Dale. Dale broke forwards from the half way line before drilling a ball though the Athletic defence. Craig NICHOLLS, who was on it in a flash, drew the Ashton keeper and coolly curled the ball round him to give the Cobbydalers the initiative. Five minutes later Nicholls netted a second with a similar move, Zack Dale having driven the ball to Dale Feather who split the defence with a perfect through ball. Unfortunately the assistant’s flag was raised for offside. Read more »

Today’s fixtures: Saturday, August 30

North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Ashton Athletic.

West Yorkshire League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec v Wetherby Ath.
Alliance 1: Headingley Res v Oxenhope Rec Res.

West Riding County Amateur League, 2.30pm
Premier Division: Bay Ath v Salts, Steeton v Storthes Hall.
Division 1: DRAM Comm v Steeton Res.
Division 2: Salts Res v Bay Ath Res.

Craven League, 2pm
Premier Division: Trawden Celtic v Crosshills.
Division 1: Bingley Tn v Rolls Res, Ingrow & Worth Valley v Chatburn.
Division 2: Broomhill v FC Sporting Keighley, Grassington Utd Res v Salts III, Grindleton Res v Sutton.
Division 3: Barnoldswick Barons v Bradley Res, Crosshills Res v Addingham Res, Sutton Res v Barlick Wdrs.

Halifax League, 2.15pm
Division 1: Denholme Utd v Midgley Utd Res.

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Craven College Football Academy Team up with Silsden AFC

Craven College are delighted to announce an agreement between Craven College and Silsden AFC as they plan for developing players for the future. Craven and Silsden AFC entered talks in the 2013/14 season which have now been finalised in time for the 2014/15 season and beyond.

The aim for the agreement is to develop a player pathway through the age groups and create a route into football once the players turn 16. The College football academy offers a football education programme for 16-19 year olds, which will be enhanced by the opportunities provided by Silsden AFC. Read more »

Silsden Academy complete double over Ossett Town

Ossett Town 2 Silsden Academy 4
Following their seven-nil mauling at the hands of Emley the Silsden Academy outfit bounced back to complete the double over Ossett Town last Thursday.
The Cobbydalers were boosted by a goal from David Want in the opening minute and from that point they dominated both possession and territory in the opening half where the runs of Josh McNulty were proving a real threat. The Cobbydalers went further ahead early in the second half when McNulty pushed the ball down the left to Metcalfe who crossed for Ollie Peacock to slot the ball home. Read more »

Today’s results: Wednesday, August 27

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Silsden 1 v Colne 0.

West Yorkshire League
Premier Division: Beeston St Anthony’s 5 v Oxenhope Rec 1.
West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Salts 3 v Steeton 1.

Craven League
Division 1: Gargrave 2 v Silsden White Star 0, Hellifield Sports 4 v Bradley 4.
Division 3: Carleton 8 v Bradley Res 0.

Halifax League
Division 1: AFC Crossleys 6 v Denholme Utd 4.

Ryan Marshalls defence in unlikey win.

Silsden 1 Colne FC 0
The Cobbydalers finally managed to net a win against local rivals Colne FC after a barren period going back to September 2010, when Silsden gained their last point in a goalless draw against their Lancashire opponents. Their last victory was back in September 2009 when the Cobbydalers won three-one in the FA Cup. Colne had won the last seven outings scoring twenty and conceding only three. At the start of play Colne stood two points below the Cobbydalers in the League table but having played one game fewer. Read more »

Silsden join cancer support scheme

Andy Hill with his charity T-shirt

Andy Hill with his charity T-shirt

Silsden captain Andy Hill was proudly wearing his Prostate Cancer charity T-shirt ahead of the Cobbydalers match at Glossop on Saturday.
Prostate Cancer UK are the first official charity partner of The North West Counties League, with all 41 member clubs pledging their allegiance to Men United.
The partnership sees captains of both teams take on the traditional pre-game coin toss wearing Prostate Cancer UK T-shirts and clubs will be encouraged to host special match days, in which they will collect money and raise awareness for the charity, and supporters will be encouraged to sign for Men United.
North West Counties League development officer Paul Lawler said: “The league is delighted that Prostate Cancer UK has accepted our invitation to become our first ever official charity partner.
“The charity’s Men United v Prostate Cancer campaign has really helped drive awareness of the serious issue of prostate cancer with men of all ages.
“The league wanted to support the campaign to help raise awareness on a local level throughout the North West and we are looking forward to working closely with Prostate Cancer UK to promote the Men United campaign through our member clubs and supporters and fund raise for a worthwhile cause.”
Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 17.23.15Prostate Cancer UK’s director of fundraising, Mark Bishop said: “Through our ever-expanding work in grass roots football, it’s inspiring to see clubs rooted in their community striving to make a difference to men’s health, not just on behalf of their own fans but actually on behalf of all men across the country.
“This partnership will allow us to further galvanise our efforts in the region. And as more clubs at all levels come together under the banner of Men United we can truly make a lasting difference to men’s health.”
Prostate Cancer UK are targeting football fans across the terraces up and down the country, raising awareness of the disease, which affects one in eight men sometime in their life and kills more than 10,000 men a year.
More than 180,000 people have signed for Men United by doing a simple online test.
If you have concerns about prostate cancer, call Prostate Cancer UK’s confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit
The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.