Monthly Archives: August 2014

Today’s fixtures: Wednesday, August 27

North West Counties League, 7.45pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Colne.

West Yorkshire League, 6.15pm
Premier Division: Beeston St Anthony’s v Oxenhope Rec.
West Riding County Amateur League, 6pm
Premier Division: Salts v Steeton.

Craven League, 6.15pm
Division 1: Gargrave v Silsden White Star, Hellifield Sports v Bradley.
Division 3: Carleton v Bradley Res.

Halifax League, 6.15pm
Division 1: AFC Crossleys v Denholme Utd.

FC Sporting sad to see retirement of long serving Keeper

After many years of service, Abid Zaman has decided to retire from the wonderful game of football. He has been a truly long serving member of squad for FC Sporting Keighley and BCA for a number of years. Abid who played a pivotal role as a Goal Keeper has finally come to the decision of retiring at the age of 41. Abid went on to say that his decision has been very hard to accept but after careful consideration decided that his position would benefit a young goal keeper. Abid is determined to stay involved with the club in some shape or form. Faruk Chairman of FC Sporting Keighley was saddened to hear Abids decision but accepted that there is always a time for a player in his life when he has to make this call. He went on to say that Abid will be hugely missed by both the players, the management and the local supporters and would like to thank him for all the years he has put in to the club. He is a true example of someone who has devoted his time and over 17 years playing 11-a-side.

FC Sporting Keighley are seeking a new goal Keeper and anyone interested please contact Ghufran on 07974515450.

Silsden have to wait for opener

Silsden LadiesIt is a late start to the new West Riding County Women’s League for Silsden.
Although the Division One fixture list starts on September 14, the Cobbydalers have to wait until October 5 for their Division One opener, when they travel to Gledhow.
Silsden, who took voluntary relegation from the Premier Division, make their home bow the following Sunday when they welcome Oulton to the Angel Telecom Stadium.
Click here to see all 16 of Silsden’s league fixtures.

The week ahead: August 25-31

Monday, August 25
Northern u19 Alliance, 7.45pm
West Division: Silsden v Huddersfield YMCA.

Tuesday, August 26
Craven League, 6.15pm
Premier Division: Cononley Sports v Wilsden Ath, Cowling v Earby Tn.
Division 2: Oxenhope Rec III v FC Polonia.

Wednesday, August 27
North West Counties League, 7.45pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Colne.
West Yorkshire League, 6.15pm
Premier Division: Beeston St Anthony’s v Oxenhope Rec.
West Riding County Amateur League, 6pm
Premier Division: Salts v Steeton.
Craven League, 6.15pm
Division 1: Gargrave v Silsden White Star, Hellifield Sports v Bradley.
Division 3: Carleton v Bradley Res.
Halifax League, 6.15pm
Division 1: AFC Crossleys v Denholme Utd.

Thursday, August 28
Craven League, 6.15pm
Division 1: Pendle Renegades v Cononley Sports Res.
Division 3: Ingrow & Worth Valley Res v Cowling Res.
Bradford Sunday Alliance, 6.15pm
Prem Div: Sandy Ln v George Hotel.
Div 1: Red Lion Bradford v Bradford Phoenix.

Lancashire League, 7.45pm
East Division: Ossett Tn v Silsden Dev.

Friday, August 29
Halifax League, 6.15pm
Division 2: Denholme Utd Res v Illingworth St Mary’s.

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Keighley Kicks is feeling the (S)pain…

Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 17.33.47Keighley Kicks is taking a break for 12 days.
There will be a restricted service during that period.
Daily lists of fixtures will appear, as well as a few news items.
Reports should still be included if they are sent to or by text to 0791 7385958.
Results will appear as often as possible.
Normal service will be resumed from Saturday, September 5.
Adiós por ahora. Hasta pronto

Bingleys early finish against AFC Bramley

Bingley 2 AFC Bramley 1
Bingley took the spoils with a good display over AFC Bramley in an ugly tie which saw the game ending early.
Bingley took the lead through some good attacking pressure. Carl Smith with an acrobatic diving header which was saved by the Bramley Keeper. Lee Smith hit the rebound against the crossbar, a goal-mouth scramble ensued ending with Phil Starr deflecting the ball into the path of Lee Smith who slotted home for Bingley. A well deserved lead for the home side who had dominated the opening exchanges. Read more »

Silsden dig deep to frustrate favourites

Action from Silsden's battling 1-1 draw at Glossop.

Action from Silsden’s battling 1-1 draw at Glossop.

Glossop North End 1 Silsden 1
by Jim Rosser
A late equaliser from substitute Tom Henderson gave the Cobbydalers a share of the spoils against a Glossop outfit, which had won their previous six games, five in the league and one in the cup.
The Hillmen had been denied time after time by Danny Thorpe in the Cobbydalers goal, whose final save from Kieran Lugsden in the dying minutes drew another gasp from the Glossop fans.
The Hillmen took six points off the Cobbydalers last season scoring eight and conceding only one.
At the end of the season they made a big push for promotion, going on an unbeaten run of 21 games before finally losing to the champions Norton.
Along with Runcorn Linnets, the Hillmen started this season as one of the favourites to win the league.
With five former Maine Road players and the acquisition of Aaron Moxam, who scored 46 goals for Shirebrook Town last season, North End welcomed the return of Martin Parker, one of their FA Vase Wembley heroes, from spells at New Mills and FC United and skipper Dave Young from Mossley.
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Steampigs pay for sloppy start

Ingrow & WVSkipton Town Reserves 4
Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves 2

Ingrow’s new-look squad found it hard to get started in their first Craven League game of the new season.
It took them 20 minutes to finally get into the game but by they were already 4-0 down with some sloppy goals conceded.
They started playing some decent football and young Kaine o’Driscal scored, soon followed by one from Graham Whitaker.
The Steampigs had their chances but it wasn’t to be and it was made harder when Josh Yeadon got himself sent off.

Hickman hauls Oxenhope back for a point

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Rec 3
Leeds City 3

Oxenhope hit back from two goals down to earn a West Yorkshire League point.
The visitor took lead in the second minute after a defensive mix up and doubled it just before half-time with a thunderous strike from the left-back.
The hosts came out stronger in the second half and got a goal back through Craig Morris.
But City broke away and scored from a corner to restore their two-goal advantage.
Leroy Hickman came on for the last 10 minutes and soon put a in cross for Liam Garnett to head home.
With two minutes to go, Hickman found himself on the edge of the box after a fantastic ball from Liam McNicol and curled the equaliser into the top corner.

Brave battle but no reward for Steeton

Goal: Mark McGee

Goal: Mark McGee

Steeton 1
Bay Athletic 3

Steeton’s disappointing start to the West Riding County Amateur League season continued with a hard fought defeat against early leaders Bay.
Despite the loss, Steeton’s performance was encouraging and they will consider themselves unlucky not to have taken a share of the points.
With the squad still depleted due to suspensions and injuries, manager Roy Mason handed debuts to goalkeeper Christian Paulat-Brigg and substitute Ben Sutcliffe.
There were three changes to the side that lost the midweek fixture against Campion. Joe Meegan replaced the injured Kyle Fox at centre back, Ryan Ives was preferred on the right of midfield over Josh Metcalfe, and Tim Hird replaced Danny Driver in a switch that saw Arley Barnes move to the right-back position.
Both teams started well but it was Bay who looked the stronger.
Sam Rooke, Ryan Ives and Tim Hird all made strong tackles in the opening 15 minutes to break up attacking moves by the visitors.
Steeton keeper Paulat-Brigg, a former Leeds United trainee, marshalled his back line well and had to be alert to make a save low to his left after 15 minutes.
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Today’s results: Saturday, August 23

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Glossop North End 1 Silsden 1.

West Yorkshire League
Premier Division: Oxenhope Rec 3 Leeds City 3.
Alliance 1: Beeston St Anthony’s Res 0 Oxenhope Rec Res 1.

West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Huddersfield YMCA 1 Salts 1, Steeton 1 Bay Athletic 3.
Division 2: Salts Res 1 Lower Hopton Res 4.

Craven League
Premier Division: Crosshills 4 Rolls 2, Wilsden Ath 0 Grindleton 0.
Division 1: Ingrow & Worth Valley 2 Skipton Tn 5, Silsden White Star 6 Bingley Tn 4.
Division 2: Broomhill 1 Grindleton Res 6, FC Sporting Keighley 1 Manningham All Stars 1, Salts III 5 Earby Tn Res 0, Settle Utd Res v FC Polonia (postponed).
Division 3: Skipton Tn Res 4 Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 2.

Oxenhope 3rds thrash Sutton

Oxenhope Thirds 7 Sutton 1
Oxenhope Thirds marked their promotion to Division Two with a seven goal romp over Sutton. The home team went ahead after just five minutes when a Joel Gallagher free kick was fired into the box, the Sutton keeper parried the ball but new signing Tony Cox was first to react to drive it into the net. On the quarter Oxenhope extended their advantage with a neat passing move involving Connor Madden, Nivard Trowers and ended in Gallagher hitting the target, soon after Gallagher thumped home his second. Sutton came more into the game but Oxenhope’s defence held firm. Read more »

Oxenhope Res beat last seasons Champions

Beeston Reserves 0 Oxenhope Reserves 1
Oxenhope Reserves travelled to last season’s Alliance Division Champions Beeston Reserves and came back with all three points. In a tight game it remained goal less at half time, though the visitors went close on several occasions Chris Newman breaking through but losing his touch at the vital moment, a fierce free kick from Will Lee flying agonisingly wide and Luke Scott having a header cleared off the line.
Beeston turned up the pressure after the break but Oxenhope’s rear guard defended bravely. The deadlock was broken with a slick move that saw Karl Wellard slide the ball to the advancing Lee whose powerful shot was palmed up in the air by the Beeston keeper with the ball dropping over the line. The home side pressed for the equaliser but Oxenhope were in no mood to surrender the points.

Understrength Oxenhope draw with Leeds City

Oxenhope 3 Leeds City 3
An entertaining match at the Recreation Ground saw the home side come back from a two goal deficit to grab a share of the points. Leeds took the lead with their very first attack, breaking down the left and firing in from an angle. The visitors then took control of the first half with their quick, accurate passing as they totally outplayed the home side. Just as it looked as if Oxenhope had survived to the break with only a one goal deficit Leeds struck their second. Their left full back broke out of defence went past several challenges before hitting an unstoppable shot from distance. Read more »