Oxenhope Rec Res 4
Double strike: Will Lee.
Brighouse Old Boys Res 1
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.
Salts III 1
Oxenhope Rec III 4
Oxenhope bounced back from last week’s first defeat of the season to move level with Grindleton at the top of the Craven League Division Two table.
Tony Cooper got a brace with Joel Gallagher and Damon Spinkings also finding the net.
Premier Division: Field 4 Oxenhope Rec 1
3: Danny Cunningham – 1-0
13: Josh Milner – 2-0
25: Michael O’Brien – 3-0
Half-time: Field 3 Oxenhope Rec 0
65: Curtis McMahon
90: Oxenhope pull one back.
Oxenhope Rec 3
Action from Oxenhope’s win over Bardsey.
Pictures: Courtesy Keith Yates.
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.
East End Park Reserves 2
Oxenhope Rec Reserves 2
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.
FC Sporting Keighley 5
Oxenhope Rec 3rds 1
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 Athletic 3
Oxenhope Rec 2
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.
Oxenhope Rec Reserves 7
Robin Hood Reserves 4
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.
Grindleton Reserves 0
Oxenhope Rec Thirds 0
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.
Oxenhope Rec 3
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.
Oxenhope 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.
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.
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
Oxenhope Rec III 7 Sutton 1
The goals continued to flow in the opening week of the new Craven League season.
Oxenhope marked their promotion to Division Two with a seven-goal romp over Sutton on The Slope.
The home team went ahead after just five minutes when Joel Gallagher’s 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 with Gallagher hitting the target.
Soon after, Gallagher smashed home his second.
Sutton came more into the game but Oxenhope’s defence held firm.
Early in the second period, Oxenhope went four up. A cross from Madden was palmed away by the keeper but Joe Brady placed his shot into the bottom corner.
Sutton did raise their hopes when they reduced the deficit. A free-kick was put into the danger area and Ian Paulke turned the ball in.
Oxenhope were not to be denied though. Madden went on a strong run down the left, going past three defenders before delivering a cross for Andy Fox to put the ball away.
Minutes later, Fox claimed his second, heading in Trowers’ cross and the old war horse Tony Cooper, who had worked so hard all match, finally got on the score sheet when he collected a pass, controlled the ball, turned his defender and fired in number seven.
Oxenhope Rec 1
Otley Town 1
(abandoned 20 minutes, injury)
This evening’s West Yorkshire League Premier Division at the Rec was abandoned after 20 minutes following a bad ankle injury to Otley player Declan Adams.
An ambulance was called immediately but took more than half an hour to arrive and then it needed a further 15 minutes to make the player comfortable before he was transported to hospital.
Referee Allan Clearie consulted both managers and it was agreed to abandon the game with the score at 1-1.
Otley had taken a 10th minute lead but Tom Marshall levelled five minutes later.
Oxenhope Rec Reserves 9
Field Reserves 3
Oxenhope bounced back from Saturday’s narrow West Yorkshire League Alliance One opening day defeat at Hunslet in stunning fashion.
What had been a tight even game up until half-time, with the score line 3-2, ended up a clear cut victory at the final whistle as Oxenhope’s second string overpowered Field in the second half.
The home side took the lead after 10 minutes when a back pass caused confusion and Leon Smith nipped in to roll the ball home.
Craig Morris then drew a brave save from the Field’s keeper and an effort from Smith hit the crossbar.
Oxenhope Rec 4
Horbury Town 3
Oxenhope got a new era under way back in the village after a false start.
Although the new Centenary pitch was ready two years ago, drainage problems had meant a return to Marley but now everything is sorted and Rec marked the occasion with victory in a seven-goal West Yorkshire League opening day victory.
The game swung one way and then the other as both teams battled to gain any fluency against a strong cross wind.
Oxenhope took the lead on the half-hour mark when good build-up play between Ollie Metcalfe and Michael Garnett set up Dan Moriarty, who drilled the ball past the Horbury keeper.
Within minutes, the visitors equalised when defensive indecision allowed their striker to nip in and poke the ball over the line.
After 40 minutes Oxenhope regained their advantage from Moriarty’s corner when defender Scott Nelson powered in to head the ball home.
Hunslet Club 3 Oxenhope Rec Res 2
Oxenhope hit back from 2-0 down but it was not enough to save a point in their opening West Yorkshire League Alliance One match of the season.
They battled back to draw level with strikes from Liam Blacka (penalty) and Will Lee.
They should have gone on to take the lead but for some wayward shooting.
The game was eventually settled when the unfortunate Dale Hawker put through his own goal.