Monthly Archives: December 2014

All change at Sporting

FC Sporting Keighley logoCraven League side FC Sporting Keighley are going into a new year after a major change of personnel.
Manager Joynal Ali has resigned, along with his assistant Ghufran Hussain. The club thanked them for their contribution to the club over the last three years, during which they led the Marley-based club to a league and cup double, as well as successive promotions to Division Two.
Replacing the pair as joint player-managers until the end of the season are Abid Hussain and Munzir Nazir.
Continuing as part of the coaching staff is Mick vickers, who joined at the start of the season and his knowledge and experience has proved valuable.
Secretary Ghufran Hussain also resigned and he was thanked for the part he played in bringing financial stability to the club with his fund-raising skills.
One familiar face is goalkeeper Abid Hussain. He retired at the start of the season but has already returned to action for “one more season” at the ripe old age of 42.

Friendly hosts sought

FC Sporting are seeking an away friendly match on Saturday.
The Craven League Division Two side have no scheduled fixture and are keen to get in some match practice.
The game would have to be at their opponents’ venue, due to Msrley being unavailable.
Contact Faruk Ali, 07446 856969, if you can offer a game.

The week ahead: December 29-January 4

Saturday, January 3
North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v St Helens Tn.

West Riding County FA Challenge Cup, 1pm
4th rnd: Oxenhope Rec v Howden Clough, Salts v Whitkirk Wdrs.

West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy, 1pm
3rd rnd: Oxenhope Rec Res v Mount St Marys.
4th rnd: Salts Res v Hunslet Club Res.

West Riding County Amateur League, 2pm
Premier Division: Hunsworth v Steeton.
Division 1: Steeton Res v Campion Res.

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Derby hat-trick for Silsden

Derby delight: Chris Wademan opens the scoring.  Pictures: David S Brett.

Derby delight: Chris Wademan opens the scoring. Pictures: David S Brett.

Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 20.16.59Silsden 2
Barnoldswick Town 0

by Jim Rosser at the Angel Telecom Stadium
See more of David S Brett’s pictures, here.
Silsden completed a derby treble with victory over West Riding neighbours Barnoldswick in the North West Counties League.
Goals at the start of both halves made it three wins out of three for the Cobbydalers after beating Barlick 4-0 away in the league and 5-0 at home in the county cup.
Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 20.19.12Chris Wademan got Silsden off to a fine start with the opening goal after only two minutes and Craig Nicholls secured the points three minutes into the second half in front of a crowd of 248.
The Boxing Day derby ended with the Cobbydalers in firm control of West Riding bragging rights but, although Wademan’s early goal may have settled the nerves, it was Nicholls who lit up the match.
Nicholls, who had damaged his thigh at Stockport Sports on November 22, had missed the last four games for the Cobbydalers; a run of four defeats.
Although his injury had healed, it was still a risk and he was playing under the instructions that if there was any twinge at all he would be substituted immediately.
Nicholls came through the first half without any trouble and then, after only three minutes of the second half, he picked the ball up midway inside the Barlick half.
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Snow go for Oxenhope’s county cup hopes

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Rec Reserves were thwarted yet again in their attempt to play their West Riding County FA Trophy third-round tie against Mount St Mary’s today.
Both their ground and their opponents’ were snow bound so they will have to try again next Saturday on fourth round day, even looking at playing on artificial pitches in the Keighley area or at Seacroft.
Next Saturday also sees Oxenhope first team attempt to create club history when they entertain Howden Clough for a place in the quarter-finals of the West Riding County FA County Cup, a stage Oxenhope have never reached before in their 102-year existence.

Today’s fixtures: Saturday, December 27

North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Barnoldswick Tn (ON).
West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy
3rd rnd: Oxenhope Rec Res v Mount St Mary’s (postponed).
West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Campion v Steeton (postponed).
Division 1: Steeton Res v Ventus/Yeadon Celtic (postponed).

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Christmas joy for Sutton

Flying high: Sutton Juniors have secured £500 of community funding from the Skipton Building Society.” width=

Flying high: Sutton Juniors have secured £500 of community funding from the Skipton Building Society.

Sutton Juniors have received a £500 Christmas present.
The Sutton-in-Craven based club are one of five Keighley-area community groups to receive the money from the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving scheme.
They were among 160 organisations across the country that won the most public votes in an online poll and Skipton Building Society’s Keighley branch manager Louise Allott said: “The Grassroots Giving programme is a fantastic scheme, allowing us to really delve into the heart of our local community.
Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 16.35.35“We love being able to help small, self-funded groups and give them the boost they both need and deserve.”
The club plan to buy a shelter or gazebo with their windfall.
Read more about Sutton’s original bid for funding on Keighley Kicks, here.
Visit skiptongrg.co.uk/free-resources for more details.

The week ahead: December 22-28

Monday, December 22
Northern u19 Alliance, 7.45pm
West Division: Silsden v AFC Emley.

Saturday, December 27
North West Counties League, 3pm
Premier Division: Silsden v Barnoldswick Tn.

West Riding County FA Challenge Trophy, 1pm
3rd rnd: Oxenhope Rec Res v Mount St Mary’s.

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

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Today’s results: Sunday, December 21

Bradford Sunday Alliance
Prem Div: Bradford Moor v Sandy Ln (postponed).
Div 1: Bradford Phoenix 0 Oakenshaw 5.
Div 3A: FC Gt Northern Res 3 Salts 9.
Div 3B: Clayton Vill S&S Res 1 Salts Res 5.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League
Premier Division: Cullingworth Yth L Bingley FC L, Keighley Tn v Keighley Ath (postponed).
Division 1: Aire Valley L Cottingley WMC L, Keighley Alb L Menston Ath L, Salts III L Yeadon Ath L.

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Today’s fixtures: Sunday, December 21

Bradford Sunday Alliance, 11am
Prem Div: Bradford Moor v Sandy Ln (postponed).
Div 1: Bradford Phoenix v Oakenshaw.
Div 3A: FC Gt Northern Res v Salts.
Div 3B: Clayton Vill S&S Res v Salts Res.
Wharfedale Triangle Sunday League, 11am
Premier Division: Cullingworth Yth v Bingley, Keighley Tn v Keighley Ath (postponed).
Division 1: Aire Valley v Cottingley WMC, Keighley Alb v Menston Ath, Salts III v Yeadon Ath.

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Today’s results: Saturday, December 20

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Runcorn Tn 3 Silsden 1.
Craven FA Cup
2nd rnd: Bradley 7 Waddington 3.
Craven League
Division 1: Ingrow & Worth Valley 4 Pendle Renegades 1.
Division 2: Settle Utd Res 1 FC Sporting Keighley 2.
Division 3: Barlick Wdrs 3 Sutton Res 12 (twelve), Cowling Res 3 Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 2.

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Shanley master class fells Silsden

SilsdenRuncorn Town 3 Silsden 1
by Jim Rosser at The Pavilions
Silsden’s poor run of results against Runcorn Town continues, although at least they broke their long-standing duck with a goal.
Having pulled a goal back early in the second half, the Cobbydalers might have gone on to, at least, gain a point but the omens were not good.
Since Town were promoted to the Premier Division, the Cobbydalers had lost all six games, conceding 20 goals and scoring just one.
Either side could have won but the “small team from Weston” had master-poacher Paul Shanley in their team, who had netted 20 this season.
Runcorn Town logoThe surface was greasy and space was at a premium on one of the smaller playing areas in the league.
With a depleted squad, Silsden manager Andy Geary partnered Aaron Hollindrake and Tom Henderson up front but, for much of the game, they were denied time and space by a defence excellently marshalled by the superb Adam McKillop.
Hollindrake was the first to see a shot blocked after 10 minutes but immediately Town counter attacked and, as Shanley was cutting into the Silsden penalty area, he was tripped by Ben Crabtree.
Danny Toone drove the penalty into the bottom corner.
Silsden responded with some neat short passing. Andy Hill curled in two corners but Stuart Plant, in the home goal, dealt with them, despite being under pressure from Hollindrake and Ben Lamb.
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Shades of Beckham as Wilson chips in for Bradley

Skipton BRC Ltd 1Bradley 7
Waddington 3

Bradley cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Craven FA Cup with victory over their East Lancashire League visitors.
Despite offering some tricky conditions, the Bradley pitch held up well and it turned out to be a much improved performance by the Canalsiders.
Star man Tom Wilson got things underway with a Beckham-style chip from near the halfway line, the first of his four goals.
It was a first half that blew away the visitors and Bradley led 5-1 at half-time with some of the best football they have played all season.
The second half was scrappy but Bradley were comfortable winners in the end with two goals from Zac Conway and an own goal seeing them through to a last-eight meeting at Rolls.
It was a great way to end the year following a tough October and November for the club.
Bradley match reports sponsored by Skipton Body Repair Centre.

Ten-man Ingrow get a lift

Two goals: Chris Wheater

Two goals: Chris Wheater

Ingrow & Worth Valley 4
Pendle Renegades 1

Ten-man Ingrow moved out of the Craven League Division One’s bottom two places with a well-deserved win over Pendle at their home for the day at Holy Family, with Oakbank closed for the Christmas holidays.
The ground was wet and started to cut up from the off. The first few minutes were scrappy as the teams struggled to cope with the lack of space.
After six minutes, frustration started to boil over when Jack Bilney was hacked down from behind but referee Peter Allen allowed play to go on.
Four minutes later Bilney took matters into his own hands and flew into a tackle with the Pendle player who had fouled him.
Bilney’s tackle was over the ball and reckless, leaving Allen with no choice but to send off the Ingrow player.
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Nothing artificial about Sporting’s win

FC Sporting Keighley logoSettle United Reserves 1
FC Sporting Keighley 2

Sporting moved to within three points of top spot in Division Two of the Craven League.
They had ensured they were ready for action, having booked a slot on the artificial pitch at Marley in case their trip to Settle was called off, but it was not needed as the Dales pitch was deemed playable.
Aaran Abbas and Mohammed Zohiaib were on target for the visitors.