Topic: Oxenhope Rec

Gr-eight night for Oxenhope

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Broomhill 1

A strong Oxenhope side proved too tough for their Craven League opponents.
Dale Hawker grabbed a hat-trick with two goals for Craig Morris and one each for Andy Fox and Liam Walsh with Liam Blacka netting a penalty for the West Yorkshire League side.
Andy Tanner hit the consolation for Broomhill.

Can you play Oxenhope on Saturday?

Oxenhope Rec logoThe team is ready, pitch is looking good and referee arranged.
Unfortunately for Oxenhope Rec’s mixed Reserve/Third team, they no longer have any opponents.
Silsden White Star have pulled out of Saturday’s friendly at the Recreation Ground so Oxenhope are looking for a team to step in at short notice.
If you can fill the gap, contact Lee Collins, 0795 8800657.

American dream is beckoning for Madden

US trials: Connor Madden, white shirt, in action in Harrogate.

US trials: Connor Madden, white shirt, in action in Harrogate.

Hot work: Connor Madden gets to hear this week if he is heading across the Atlantic.

Hot work: Connor Madden gets to hear this week if he is heading across the Atlantic.

Oxenhope Rec’s teenage midfielder Connor Madden is facing a trial by video as he looks to take his career overseas.
Madden, 19, from near Braithwaite, played in final trials with Sports Recruiting USA for American colleges on Saturday and is eagerly awaiting news to hear if he has been accepted for a prestigious place across the Atlantic.
Madden had already impressed in an earlier round of trials and videos of him in action were circulated in the USA after he did well in a match involving two teams of players with similar ambitions.
He was one of 12 selected for the final round and was in action again at Harrogate at the weekend.
Madden said: “The trial was to determine whether or not I get a scholarship at an American uni playing football.
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All square for Oxenhope

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An end to end game played on a superb playing surface saw Oxenhope’s second string gain a well deserved draw as they continued their build-up to the start of the West Yorkshire League season.
The home side led 1-0 at half-time but early in the second half Craig Morris fired in an equaliser.
Midway through the second period, a good flowing move resulted in Barnoldswick restoring their advantage but with time running out, James Bailey put in a curling corner for Dan Moriarty to head home.

‘Just like that’ for Thommo and Cooper

Double: Tom Thompson

Double: Tom Thompson

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Ingrow & Worth Valley XI 1

Ingrow fielded teams in two games as they took the chance to look at their large squad ahead of the Craven League season.
While one side were losing by a single goal at Marley against Baildon Trinity Athletic, another was in action at Oxenhope.
The hosts continued where they finished off last season with a convincing victory in sweltering conditions.
The Oranges squad had been boosted by five fresh faces to the already impressive squad.
Oxenhope started down the slope and were on the attack from the off but Ingrow’s defence held firm and was only broken once in the first half when new signing Grez Jackson burst from defence to pass to Tony Cooper, who smashed the ball home.
The second half saw Oxenhope make use of the rolling subs and it paid dividends straight after half-time when Tom Thompson broke through the defence and curled the ball past the on rushing goalkeeper.
Consolation: Ingrow's Dave Harman.

Consolation: Ingrow’s Dave Harman.

Substitute Craig Morris made it 3-0 as he skipped round three defenders and then lashed the ball home.
The fourth came from a neat cross from Brown which new face Jake Palmer slid in at the back post.
Some excellent work from Harry Marshall on the right wing produced a pin point cross for Cooper to score a rare headed goal.
Ingrow got themselves on the score sheet to pull the score back to 5-1 with veteran Dave Harman on target.
The final goal was scored by Thompson, which was a cross-cum-shot that looped over the goalkeeper and landed in the bottom corner.
It was an excellent start to the Oranges’ pre-season with outstanding debuts for 16-year-old Connor McGrann and 17-year-old Sam Cameron, who never looked out of place in their first open age match.

Garnett double sees off trophy holders

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Oxenhope came from a goal down to defeat West Riding County Trophy winners Settle United at the Recreation Ground this afternoon.
It was the visitors who started the brighter, playing neat, passing football and deservedly went a goal up after 20 minutes.
Oxenhope raised their game and Michael Garnett levelled on the half hour following good work down the right by Will Wells.
The home side took the lead just before the break when Andy Fox lashed the ball home from close range.
Oxenhope dominated the greater part of the second half with Garnett scoring his second thanks to a superb solo effort and Leon Smith cheekily back heeling Scott Nelson’s cross into the Settle net for number four.
The Centenary Pitch played extremely well following the heavy overnight rain and constant drizzle throughout the day and Oxenhope officials are hoping the problems with their new pitch are over.

Variety is key for Oxenhope’s warm-up

Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Rec have a varied pre-season programme lined up ahead of the West Yorkshire League season.
After Saturday’s opening 5-4 win over North West Counties League side Barnoldswick Town, the rest of the schedule includes a mixture of matches for their first, reserve and third teams with some games being a mixture of two or more.
pre-season. The club’s new under-18s team are also in action.
Sat 19:
Settle United, home, 2pm.
Wed 23: Lower Hopton, away, 6.30pm.
Sat 26: Ingrow & Worth Valley, home; Barnoldswick Town Reserves, away.
Thur 31: Broomhill, home.
Sat 2:
Silsden White Star, home.
Sat 9: Garforth Rangers, home.
Sun 10: Oxenhope III v Oxenhope u18s.

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  • Who’s playing who? Latest pre-season fixtures, here.
  • Garnett shines as Oxenhope return home

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    Barnoldswick Town 4

    The goals flowed as Oxenhope enjoyed a return to action on their troubled Centenary pitch.
    The club are hopeful the new surface’s problems have finally been eradicated and they celebrated their return with a nine-goal pre-season warm-up victory over North West Counties League Premier Division side Barlick.
    Michael Garnett grabbed a hat-trick with Tom Marshall and Leon Smith also on target.
    The hosts led 5-2 but their lack of fitness told as Barlick pulled two goals back to set up a thrilling finish with new signing Josh Kaine making an impressive debut for Oxenhope.
    Oxenhope’s next pre-season friendly is on Saturday against Craven League side Settle United.

    Silsden and Steeton gear up for global date

    Flying start! Silsden is ready for the Tour de France hitting town tomorrow.

    Flying start! Silsden is ready for the Tour de France hitting town tomorrow.

    They're off! The Tour de France sets off from Leeds. Click the picture to follow the race with The Yorkshire Post.

    They’re off! The Tour de France sets off from Leeds. Click the picture to follow the race with The Yorkshire Post.

    Silsden and Steeton go head-to-head with the World Cup, Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix tomorrow.
    The two clubs are playing their part in the Tour de France as the world’s sporting media switch their focus to Yorkshire for the iconic race’s second stage, from York to Sheffield.
    Both communities have entered the spirit of things wholeheartedly with Silsden’s Angel Telecom Stadium on the race route and Steeton not too far away.
    At Silsden, a campsite has been created to cater for the thousands of cycle fans passing the area, while the Chevrons have joined in Steeton village’s Le Tour celebration weekend.
    Steeton are holding a penalty shoot out and keepy uppy competition at a village fun day.
    A large pedestrianised area to view the race has been created on the Steeton to Keighley bypass, which is open from 6.30am.
    The Tour caravan enters Addingham about 10.45am and is expected to take 45 minutes to pass.
    TdFYorkshireThe world’s greatest endurance cyclists are expected to follow at about 12.40pm, depending on the pace.
    That means the caravan is expected to pass Silsden and Steeton at about 11am, going through Keighley five minutes later on the way to Haworth and Oxenhope.
    Racers should be whizzing through Silsden and past Steeton at about 12.45pm and Keighley 10 minutes later.
    Many events are taking place throughout the area and, in Keighley, Steeton’s shirt sponsor A1 Stairlifts are setting up a viewing spot on their large forecourt in South Street with entertainment and a family fun day arranged in aid of charity, from 9am until 4pm. Entry is free and entertainment will be provided by Keighley pop punk quartet You Had Me At Hello. The event also includes a barbecue, drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic), bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, hook a duck and much more.
    TdF routeAfter leaving Keighley, the Tour heads uphill through Ingrow, Hermit Hole and Crosshills to Haworth and Oxenhope, where it passes Oxenhope Rec’s ground before leaving the district on its way to the stage Two finish line in Sheffield. See what Oxenhope has got lined up for the race, here.
    Roads will be closed from 6.30am until mid-afternoon in the following places: Addingham (Village Centre), Silsden (A6034), Keighley (A629, North Street, South Street), Cross Roads, Haworth (Main Street), Oxenhope (Shaw Lane, Hebden Bridge Road).
    Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use and cross the route prior to the main caravan of the race.
  • See the full Stage Two route map, here.
  • More questions about how the Tour de France will affect the area are answered, here.
  • Read the Keighley News’ Tour de France archive, here.
  • Follow the Tour all the way through Yorkshire with the Yorkshire Post, here.
  • New opponents for Oxenhope and Steeton

    West Yorkshire League logoProposed constitutions have been announced for both West Yorkshire’s senior leagues.
    In the West Yorkshire League Oxenhope Rec will be joined in the Premier Division by promoted Knaresborough Town and Robin Hood Athletic, with Kippax and Whitkirk Wanderers dropping to Division One.
    New teams in the league are Hall Green United and Reserves (from County Amateur), Middleton Park and Reserves (Yorkshire Amateur League) and Fryston (switched from Sunday football) all playing in Division Two (Reserves in Alliance Two).
    Oxenhope Rec Reserves have gained the reserve teams of Aberford Albion, Boroughbridge, Ilkley Town and Whitkirk Wanderers in Alliance One, with the second strings of Bardsey, Kippax and Ripon City dropping to Alliance Two. It means their fixtures will increase by two with the division climbing from 13 to 14 teams.
    West Riding County Amateur League logoMeanwhile, the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division brings new opponents for Steeton in the shape of Hunsworth and Lower Hopton, up from Division One, while only Lepton are relegated, following the defection of Hall Green United to the West Yorkshire League, giving a reprieve to Halifax Irish.
    In Division One, Steeton Reserves welcome new opposition from Division Two in the shape of Dudley Hill Rangers, Thornes and DRAM Community, with Salts Reserves and Bay Athletic Reserves relegated.
    League newcomers are Yorkshire Amateur League champions Gildersome Spurs OB, Honley (Huddersfield League) and Hunslet & Parkside Club (Leeds Red Triangle), all in Division Two.

    Oxenhope season begins on Tuesday

    Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope return to training on Tuesday, July 1, at Oxenhope, 7-9pm.
    All three of the club’s teams will be looking to improve further on a good season last year.
    With managerial duo Steve Davies and James Bailey taking on the second team job, they are looking ahead to taking the team forward.
    The club has also got Dave Henney involved in a coaching role. He has a full pre-season programme set out to make sure all players will be fully prepared for the season ahead.
    New, old and returning players are welcome to go along.

    Oxenhope reveal new Reserves management team

    Oxenhope Rec logoOxenhope Recreation have appointed Steve Davies and James Bailey as their new second team management duo.
    Both men will be assisted by Bob Marriott, who will continue in his role as an assistant manager.
    The new management team will ensure continuity for the Orange Army with Davies and Bailey both playing important roles in the second team last season.
    They take over from Rick Cummins, who stepped down in May.
    Davies has decided to hang up his boots after a playing career that spanned Oxenhope, Bronte Wanderers, Keighley Lifts and AC Victoria.
    Bailey, on the other hand, aims to continue playing alongside his coaching duties but accepts his time in the first team at Oxenhope will for now have ended.
    Davies will officially be recognised as the manager but is keen to utilise the enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge of both Marriott and Bailey as they strive to move the club forward.
    The West Yorkshire League club are eager to strengthen the three open age teams and new u18s team.
    All managers are keen to welcome talented and committed players to the club. Existing and new players are invited to the start of pre-season training on Tuesday, July 1, 7pm at Oxenhope Memorial Ground.
    Training will then continue twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays).
    Further details are available via the club’s website, Twitter account or Facebook page.

    Oxenhope seek reserve team manager

    Handing over: Rick Cummins has stepped down as Oxenhope Reserves manager

    Handing over: Rick Cummins has stepped down as Oxenhope Reserves manager

    With the season now over, Oxenhope Recreation are officially inviting applicants for their reserve team manager role.
    Rick Cummins stepped down from the role at the end of the season and, with some interest already known, the club are reminding people of this opportunity and encourage interested parties to get in touch.
    Oxenhope are a well run football club at the heart of the local community.
    They have had lots of success at various levels through the years and next season will be running three open age teams and an U18 team, all based back in the village.
    The reserves had a good season finishing third in the West Yorkshire League Alliance One Division, reaching the quarter-final of the West Riding County FA Trophy and West Yorkshire League Trophy as well as the final of the Keighley FA Supplementary Cup.
    The majority of the squad has committed again to next season, leaving any prospective manager with a good base on which to build/mould their own team alongside the other managers.
    Oxenhope Rec logoThe new manager will also have a committed background support team that will assist in preparations for match-days (organising kit, putting up, nets, etc) leaving the successful applicant to select, organise and manage their team.
    The club are on the look out for a committed and enthusiastic manager who, ideally has previous managerial experience or experience of playing at a county wide level (though all applicants will be carefully considered).
    Any applicant must be willing to attend and take an active role within training sessions (alongside the other coaches), must communicate well with players and fellow managers, attend the football club’s committee meetings and be willing to work with and integrate into the team some of the promising youth players at the club.
    If you are interested in the role, contact either club secretary Ray Broadbent on 07951 246008 or Tony Trowers 07502 457845.

    Team full of trophy winners for Oxenhope

    Top team: Oxenhope celebrate regaining the Keighley FA Challenge Cup. Pictures: David S Brett.

    Top team: Oxenhope celebrate regaining the Keighley FA Challenge Cup.
    Pictures: David S Brett.

    Slope bound: Oxenhope will be joining the KFA Cup back at their village home next season.

    Slope bound: Oxenhope will be joining the KFA Cup back at their village home next season.

    More than 60 players and supporters turned up to celebrate Oxenhope Recreation’s season at the club’s presentation evening.
    Eleven players collected silverware, with Scott Nelson, Tom Marshall, McKenzie Dawson and Leon Smith picking up two each.
    Pride of place went to the Keighley and District FA Cup, which Oxenhope’s first team won for the second time in three years.
    The team also finished a creditable sixth in the Premier Division of the West Yorkshire League.
    The reserves, in only their second season in the top flight of the West Yorkshire Alliance Divisions, finished third and had a chance of the title right up to the final few games.
    To complete a fine showing, Oxenhope third team gained promotion to Division Two of the Craven League.
    The managers’ awards went to Scott Nelson, Liam Blacka and Tony Cooper.
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    Review 2013/14: Oxenhope Recreation Reserves

    Oxenhope Rec Reserves line-up after last week's 4-0 West Yorkshire League win against Ripon City Reserves.

    Oxenhope Rec Reserves line-up after last week’s 4-0 West Yorkshire League win against Ripon City Reserves.

    Stepping down: Oxenhope manager Rick Cummins.

    Stepping down: Oxenhope manager Rick Cummins.

    Manager Rick Cummins looks back on an eventful season for Oxenhope Recreation Reserves in the West Yorkshire League Alliance One Division.
    What a season it has been – long unbeaten runs followed by heartbreak at the final hurdle.
    An initial 17 games unbeaten in all competitions (which eventually extended to 18 in the league) saw excellent victories over Hunslet Club (their first home defeat in 30-plus games), Leeds City (League Trophy), Beeston St Anthony’s, Wetherby Athletic, East End Park and Bardsey.
    This is dreaming of silverware and when we reached the quarter-final of the West Riding County FA Trophy, following an emphatic 5-1 win at Walton first team (Wakefield Premier Division) where we fought back from a goal behind with 10 men, it seemed we were going to steam roller through the season.
    Goal! Oxenhope celebrate another goal, this was against Leeds City Reserves.

    Goal! Oxenhope celebrate another goal, this was against Leeds City Reserves.

    However, soon after we tasted our first defeat when, despite dominating and creating enough chances to win five games, we were knocked out of the County Trophy on penalties by Honley.
    Little did we know this scenario would be repeated again before the end of the season.
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    Hollindrake is on a high

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    A hat-trick from Arran Hollindrake helped Oxenhope complete their West Yorkshire League season on a high.
    Leon Smith was also on target to help Rec climb into sixth place in the final Premier Division table.
    Oxenhope made the long mid-week trek to Boroughbridge but were rewarded with three points to finish their season on a high.
    A superb playing surface allowed both teams to play attacking flowing football.
    In an even first half, the visitors took the lead just before the break when Ben White won the ball and played it through to Hollindrake to finish.
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    Rec wallop Whitkirk

    Top notch: Dan Moriarty hit a hat-trick to overtake Michael Garnett as Oxenhope's leading scorer.

    Top notch: Dan Moriarty hit a hat-trick to overtake Michael Garnett as Oxenhope’s leading scorer.

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    Whitkirk Wanderers 0

    Oxenhope comfortably defeated bottom of the table Whitkirk to leave them needing a win in their final match on Wednesday at Boroughbridge to finish sixth in the West Yorkshire League Premier Division table.
    The opening goal came after 15 minutes when the visitors’ keeper left his line but Arran Hollindrake got to the ball first and clipped it back into box for Dan Moriarty to tuck it away.
    Minutes later Tom Marshall crossed from the left and Moriarty took a touch and then drove home.
    On the half hour, Hollindrake made it three. Running on to a long ball, bearing down on goal, he appeared to have taken the ball too wide but fired in from an acute angle.
    Whitkirk could have folded at this point but held firm up to the break.
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