Topic: Oxenhope Rec

Davies’ delight as Oxenhope march on

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Oxenhope’s second string travelled to Gildersome and continued their fine start to the season under new manager Steve Davies with a comfortable win to take them through to the second round of the West Riding County FA Trophy.
Early in the game Dale Hawker went down the left and delivered a fizzing cross for Andy Fox to head in.
Two minutes later James Bailey’s cross set up Hawker to turn and shoot in a crowded box to score.
The visitors went three up on the half-hour mark when Lewis Hopkinson slid the ball into the path of Will Lee to run on to. He rounded the keeper and slotted home.
After the break Oxenhope took their foot off the gas and it was not until late on that substitute Karl Wellard pounced on some poor defending to score number four.
Oxenhope will face stiffer opposition in the next round with a trip to Robin Hood Reserves.

Murphy seals top-notch show

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Oxenhope leapfrogged pre-match Craven League Division Two leaders Grindleton to take over top spot.
With the first and second teams both away in county cup action, the Thirds were treated to the use of the Centenary pitch.
Oxenhope struggled to get into their stride in the first 10 minutes and it was Grindleton who had the better play but no chances were created.
Once Oxenhope weathered the storm, they started to put some good attacking football together, creating some good chances with Nivard Trowers, Dan Fazackerley and man of the match McKenzie Dawson all testing the keeper.
The deadlock was broken after 30 minutes when Liam Walsh crossed a superb ball to Trowers who hit the ball first time. The Grindleton goalkeeper clawed the shot out but the rebound landed at Ryan Sollitt’s feet and he dispatched the ball neatly into the net.
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Hat-trick treble as Oxenhope bounce back with a bang

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Oxenhope’s newly formed youth team trounced the previously unbeaten Albion Sports outfit in Division One of the Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League.
It more than made up for their opening match, a 3-2 defeat by early-season leaders Salts Lions.
Luca Zenti, Sam Murphy and Sam Cameron grabbed a hat-trick apiece with a strike from Ben Weatherall and Callum Holmes’ penalty completing things.

Lee’s late spot kick save is match turner

Action from Oxenhope's win over Shelley. Sam Lee saves a penalty, above, and hat-trick hero Dan Moriarty, below. Pictures: Keith Yates

Action from Oxenhope’s win over Shelley. Sam Lee saves a penalty, above, and hat-trick hero Dan Moriarty, below.
Pictures: Keith Yates

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A hat-trick from Dan Moriarty pushed Oxenhope up to joint second place in the West Yorkshire Premier Division table.
Joel Gallagher and an opponent completed the nap hand.
The result was in the balance right up until the final minutes.
Shelley dominated the first half and deservedly led by a single goal and it could have been far more but for the heroics of Oxenhope keeper Sam Lee.
Shelley put Oxenhope under pressure from the start, reducing the home team to occasional quick break down field and their dominance told when they went ahead after 35 minutes with a powerful strike by Markus Hafner from 30 yards that gave keeper Lee no chance.
Shelley continued to press forward but Lee thwarted their strikers on three occasions with outstanding saves from one-on-ones.
Early in the second half Oxenhope levelled with a fortunate own goal. Craig Morris battled past his marker and drove the ball into the box where a defender, attempting to clear, volleyed into his own net.
Minutes later the home side took the lead. Leon Smith broke away, passed to Tom Marshall whose cross found Moriarty and he slotted his shot beyond the keeper.
Screen Shot 2014-09-28 at 11.27.39It was now Oxenhope who played with confidence, stroking the ball round the pitch but then on the hour Shelley won a corner. The ball came across to their substitute who volleyed the ball into the top angle of the Oxenhope goal.
The visitors were then awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box but keeper Lee produced a top drawer flying save to tip the ball out.
A break down field saw sub Gallagher through on goal his first attempt was blocked by the keeper but his follow-up found the net.
Shelley pressed for the equaliser, leaving their defences thin and Oxenhope took full advantage to break away and found themselves three against the keeper. It looked as if Smith, Marshall and Moriarty were going to spurn the chance but Moriarty eventually took responsibility and put the ball away for his second.
A two-goal cushion with 10 minutes to go made the game look safe only for Shelley to break through the home defence to make it 4-3 with goals from substitutes Warwick Charlton and Liam Riley.
Minutes later they had the chance to equalise when centre back Dayne Ward tangled with their striker on the edge of the box, the referee pointed to the penalty spot and harshly showed Ward a red card.
The penalty was hit with power but Lee pulled off yet another superb diving save to touch the ball on to the bar and to safety.
Moriarty then made the points safe in this thriller when he finished confidently in the final minute to complete his hat-trick but the man of the match accolade had to go to his colleague Lee.
Oxenhope: Lee, Kaine, Day (Andrew), Nelson, Ward, White, Quinlan, Moriarty, Morris (Gallagher), Smith, Marshall.

Lee and Hickman at double

Double strike: Will Lee.

Double strike: Will Lee.

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Oxenhope remain clear at the top of the West Yorkshire Alliance One table after a comfortable victory at winless Ilkley.
The visitors took an early lead when Leroy Hickman beat the keeper when one-on-one and doubled his tally soon after when strike partner Tom Thompson unselfishly squared the ball to him for his second.
Oxenhope continued to dominate but were unable to take their chances.
Before the break James Bailey crossed the ball to the far post and Hickman back heeled the ball into the path of Grez Robinson to make it three. Thompson then rattled the bar with a volley.
In the second half the visitors continued to dominate and the woodwork saved Ilkley going further behind with attempts from Hickman and Will Lee.
Lee was not to be denied, intercepting a pass back to the keeper he placed the ball into an open net and moments later grabbed his second, striking a vicious free-kick past the custodian to make it five.
But it was youngster Lewis Hopkinson whose dominance in the centre of midfield earned him his first man of the match award.

Lee double helps puts Oxenhope top

Double strike: Will Lee.

Double strike: Will Lee.

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Oxenhope took advantage of morning leaders Hunslet Club’s match at Leeds City being abandoned to replace them at the top of the West Yorkshire Alliance One table.
Will Lee struck twice with Rob Pullan and Grez Robinson helping see off their visitors.

Quinlan quashes champions

Action from Oxenhope's win over Bardsey. Pictures: Courtesy Keith Yates.

Action from Oxenhope’s win over Bardsey.
Pictures: Courtesy Keith Yates.

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Oxenhope produced a superb, hard working all-round team performance to defeat the reigning West Yorkshire League champions with midfielder Sean Quinlan hitting all three goals.
A good-sized crowd at the Recreation Ground saw the visitors start the brighter and they had the home side on the back foot so it was against the run of play when Oxenhope took the lead.
A free-kick was awarded outside the area after 20 minutes and young Quinlan stroked the ball nonchalantly through a crowded area and saw it roll in at the far post.
Bardsey continued to press but Oxenhope refused to let them have time on the ball and take control. They ran and harried the opposition at every opportunity with Ben White and Josh Kaine in the middle of the park at the top of their form.
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Rec let two-goal lead slip

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Oxenhope’s second string grabbed a two-goal advantage after just 20 minutes but were pegged back and finally had to settle for a share of the points.
Joe Brady opened the scoring when he pounced on an error in the home defence and lobbed the ball over the on rushing keeper.
Soon after Brady turned provider, playing in Ellis Atha to volley home.
Skipper Liam Blacka then saw his strongly hit free-kick from distance smack against the crossbar.
East End hit back before half-time latching on to a long ball that deceived the Oxenhope rear guard.
After the break the visitors gifted their opponents the equaliser when another long ball was not dealt with and, although keeper Nick Hudson bravely blocked the initial shot, a striker tapped the rebound over the line.

Abbas is too hot for Oxenhope

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Aaran Abbas proved too hot to handle for Oxenhope as FC Sporting leapfrogged them into second place in Division Two of the Craven League.
Abbas rattled home a hat-trick, with Chris Morris and Shazaib Hussain also find the net as Oxenhope’s unbeaten run was ended in emphatic fashion. Tom Thompson scored the visitors’ consolation.

Robin Hood shoot down Rec hopes

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After coming back from 2-1 down against Brighouse in midweek to win their West Yorkshire League Premier Division game 3-2, the boot was on the other foot as Oxenhope led Robin Hood 2-1 but then went down by the same score line.
In the first minute, a good run down the right and cross by Ryan Gaughan saw Leon Smith hit the bar with a header but then minutes later Robin Hood took the lead when their central defender headed in from a corner.
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Bailey and Brady show is impressive

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There were goals galore at the Recreation Ground as Oxenhope grabbed a magnificent seven but let in four at the other end in Alliance One of the West Yorkshire League.
Oxenhope took the lead when Joe Brady headed in a well flighted James Bailey free-kick.
The visitors restored parity midway through the half when a long ball deceived the home defenders and Robin Hood’s front man took full advantage.
Before the break another free-kick by Bailey was met again by the head of Brady.
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Top-of-table stalemate

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The Craven League Division Two top-of-the-table clash ended in stalemate.
Oxenhope were on top for the vast majority of the game but lacked a cutting edge.
Tony Cooper went close early on and new signing Tom Baker fired in a rasping shot forcing the Grindleton keeper to make a smart save.
In the second half, the visitors continued to dominate with Cooper and Chris Geldas both going close.

Smith proves to be super sub

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Brighouse Old Boys 2

A confident Brighouse travelled to Oxenhope following an impressive start to their West Yorkshire League Premier Division season and took the lead after five minutes when a break down the left flank saw a cross go beyond the home defence for a striker to take full advantage.
Oxenhope levelled on the quarter-hour mark when a corner was fired in, struck the hand of a Brighouse defender and Dan Moriarty confidently blasted in the resulting penalty.
Only four minutes later the visitors restored their advantage following another defensive lapse.
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Hickman hauls Oxenhope back for a point

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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.

Oxenhope Res beat last seasons Champions

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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.