Junior Football

Sutton Juniors U13s Beat Horsforth Stallions

This weekend saw the under 13’s at home to Horsforth Stallions who they played recently in the cup and won 7-5. After our recent loses we went 1-0 down within the first 5 mins. However, they managed to pull one back but then Horsforth scored a lucky goal!!!

Sutton then pulled a goal back and went one in front only for Horsforth to level it again at 3-3. Sutton scored 3 times to make it 6-3 at half time.

It was a game of ping pong with the ball going from Sutton to Horsforth and back again. Sutton dominated the second half with them scoring another 5 goals before Horsforth managed to score.

They then went on to win by 10 clear goals. Goals from Jack Muir (6), Tom Staley (2), Connor Pennington (2), Kieran Kenrick (3) and Angus Wild (1). Man of the match Harry Rowe who pulled off some good saves. A Good morale boosting win for the team.

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Murphy’s double secures second place

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In their final Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League game of the season, Oxenhope secured runners-up spot.
Played in atrocious weather conditions, both teams battled against the wind and rain.
The home side took the lead midway through the first half when Lewis Hopkinson’s free-kick was headed in by Sam Murphy.
Long Lee Juniors logoMurphy added a second after the break, his first shot hitting a post but he made no mistake with his follow-up.
Long Lee pulled a goal back with 10 minutes left but the home side held out to secure the points.
The team’s attention now turns to the League Cup.

All square in clash of top two

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Honours finished even in the Craven, Aire & Wharfe League derby as Oxenhope held the newly-crowned league champions to a draw.
Steeton took the lead mid ay through the half when a break down the right and a cross to the far post and put away.
Just before the break Oxenhope were awarded a free-kick well outside the area and Lewis Hopkinson powered in an unstoppable free-kick to secure a point for the league runners-up.

Baker is too hot for Salts to handle

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Oxenhope defeated Salts to leap-frog them to secure runners-up spot in their first season in the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League.
The visitors took the lead in the first minute when a measured free-kick from Lewis Hopkinson picked out Callum Holmes who dinked the ball over the keeper and into the net.
After 10 minutes Salts equalised through a defensive error and on the quarter they took the lead following a break down the left.
Oxenhope re-grouped and started to play some superb passing football and just before the break a cross from the left to the far post enabled Joe Cutler to head in a deserved equaliser.
In the second half the visitors were relentless and laid siege toSalts logo the Salts goal.
Eventually the pressure told when Tom Baker’s initial shot was blocked by the keeper but Matty Klava nipped in to slot the ball home.
Oxenhope continued to give one of their best all round team performances of the season.
The points were secured when man of the match Baker topped off an outstanding performance by scoring a candidate for goal of the season, breaking down the right, going past two defenders, he cut in along the bye line drew the keeper and stroked the ball in from a narrow angle.

Cutler slices through Myrtle Park

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Oxenhope u18s completed a Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League double over their Bingley opponents.
The home side took the lead after 10 minutes when Lewis Hopkinson played an astute ball into Callum Holmes to fire in from a tight angle.
Late in the first half Callum Franklyn switched the ball to Joe Cutler to find the net from an acute angle.
It looked comfortable for the home side but in the second half Myrtle Park came more into the game and pulled one back on the hour. Oxenhope eventually made the points safe when Hopkinson, Tom Bradley and Holmes were involved in a one-touch passing movement that ended with Cutler bagging his second.

Seven up for Silsden’s inter-league debut

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Warley Whites 0

Silsden made their Keybury/Calderdale Inter-league bow with a stunning victory.
The game started with some outstanding football by the Dragons.
A smart move saw Harry Whitaker find Jaylan Camsey, who laid the ball on for Lewis Gartland to score the first goal.
Some of the best football the team have played was produced, with great passing, vision and teamwork.
The fruits of all their training clearly showed.
A few long range shots from Whitaker just went over the bar and one was only just saved by the keeper as a spirited and hard working Warley defence kept the Dragons at bay.
In the 17th minute, Joshua Elliot and Lola Cunningham thwarted a Warley attack with Elliot setting Gartland away down the wing. Gartland laid a superb ball on for Camsey who coolly slotted in the second.
A few minutes before half-time saw a corner ball from Gartland flicked on at the front post by Whitaker, which was knocked away only for Sam Ayik to smash it back into the bottom right corner of the net to make it 3-0 at half-time.
The second half saw Warley come out on the attack but they were thwarted by great defensive play by George Ellison and player of the match Cunningham.
Tenminutes into the half Ayik passed to Gartland whose audacious back heel put Silsden 4-0 up.
Within a minute, the Dragons were 5-0 up due to an own goal.
Warley kept their heads high and broke a couple of Silsden tackles to put them two-on-one with the Silsden keeper but Sam Brockbank kept great concentration to make an excellent save.
A great pass from Elliot found Daniel Barnes who pulled off an outstanding long range effort over the goalie and into the net.
Whitaker with a great tackle in midfield won the ball and played a great through ball to Gartland who coolly finished with his hat-trick goal to complete the scoring.

Derby double finishes all square

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A Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League u18 Division One double header saw honours even as Oxenhope and Silsden shared a win apiece.
Lewis Hopkinson’s goal, set up by Sam Murphy, was enough to earn the points in the first match.
In the second game, the Cobbydalers came back from a goal down to snatch the points with a late winner.
Oxenhope took the lead when Hopkinson returned the favour from the first game to set up Murphy to score.
With 15 minutes left Silsden drew level and in the dying minutes they headed in the winner from a corner.

Cameron is six-shooter

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Myrtle Park’s recent up turn in form in the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League came to an abrupt halt as Oxenhope ran riot in Division One of the u18 league.
They were put to the sword by a rampant Oxenhope side with Sam Cameron bagging six, Lewis Hopkinson claiming a hat-trick, Tom Baker a brace and Callum Franklin, Dan Scott, Tom Bradley and Tom Brown a goal each.

Volley good show from Gartland

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Dudley Hill Rangers 2

Lewis Gartland scored a hat-trick as Silsden continued to fly high but a solid defensive display was also needed to bring more points to the Dragons’ den.
On home turf and quick off the mark,  Silsden came out all guns blazing and were quick to score with Lewis Gartland playing a long ball for Jaylan Camsey to calmly finish.
The next 15 minutes were exciting end to end football and then man of the match Joe Armitage whipped in a corner for Gartland to volley home.
Dudley Hill turned on the pressure and pulled a goal back after a crunching tackle left goalie Sam Brockbank injured.
An onslaught of attacks for the next five minutes from Hill where thwarted with great defensive play from Lola Cunningham and Harry Whitaker who, after a high-speed dash back, pulled off a spectacular goal line clearance.
An amazing save from the injured Brockbank saw him tip over a shot that was heading for the top right hand corner
Seven minutes into the second half Daniel Barnes swung in a great corner for Gartland to volley home again.
Soon after Gartland completed his hat-trick of volleys from a lovely cross from Sam Ayik.
The closing minutes where just as exciting with Ayik stealing a ball and making a run through on goal and very calmly slotting it in to the bottom corner.
Then Dudley Hill caught the Dragons off guard and claimed a late goal from a rebound in the box.

Murphy’s twin strikes earn league double

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Oxenhope continued their purple patch of form with a convincing Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League u18 Division One victory at Horsforth and in so doing completed the double over their opponents.
The visitors dominated from the opening whistle but it was the home side who took the lead on the half hour mark with their first attempt on goal.
Minutes later Oxenhope equalised. Lewis Hopkinson collected the ball out wide, drove to the bye-line, crossed and Sam Murphy scored with a stooping header.
Just before the break the visitors took the lead when a long ball downfield was misjudged by the home keeper and Murphy capitalised on the custodian’s error.
Ten minutes into the second period, Oxenhope’s dominance was rewarded when a long throw-in was hooked home by Hopkinson.
The visitors continued to have the majority of possession but failed to add to their goal tally.

Oxenhope double up to stay in touch

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Thackley 1

Oxenhope completed a Craven, Aire & Wharfe League double over Thackley to stay in touch with the u18 Division leaders.
The home side took an early lead when Sam Murphy’s strike was parried by the keeper but Lewis Hopkinson was on hand to put away the rebound.
Soon after, Tom Baker’s free-kick was put into the danger area and was despatched by Murphy.
Before the break the roles were reversed when Murphy put Baker through to score.
Midway through the second half Matty Klava added a fourth, cutting through the visitors’ defence and then scoring at the second attempt.
Thackley scored a late consolation goal and then had chance to reduce the arrears further with a last-minute penalty but stand-in keeper Jordan Barclay pulled off a superb save.

Camsey cuts Campion open with treble

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A good away performance from the Dragons saw them take a little while to get into their stride.
A couple of strikes by Jaylan Camsey and Daniel Barnes put the Dragons two up.
A few minutes later Lola Cunningham made a good tackle at the back, which was picked up by Whitaker who put man of the match Lewis Gartland away and he made no mistake.
A good battle ensued with some top quality end-to-end football.
Campion pulled a goal back with a well-taken goal by their No.9 before a long ball from Joshua Elliot saw the goalkeeper fumble it, leaving Camsey to score from an acute angle to make it 4-1 at the break.
The second half started with some lovely passing and a corner was deflected out for Barnes to smash in a half volley.
Campion kept their heads up and battled for another goal but to no avail with Sam Brockbank pulling off a great save.
The counter attack saw George Ellison make a great tackle, which Barnes picked up and made a lovely pass to Joe Armitage whose excellent strike was finely saved by the goalkeeper only for Camsey to tap in the rebound for his hat-trick.
From the halfway line Armitage ran at the defence until he was 20 metres out and unleashed a rocket that the goalie could not stop as it flew in to the corner to make it 7-1 and the final goal came from a corner, which swung to the far post where Camsey headed it back for the on-rushing Harry Whitaker to calmy slot into the net and finish off a great team performance.

Dragons roar to victory again

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Calverley 2

An entertaining game went in favour of Silsden.
The first 10 minutes saw both teams going close but Silsden’s strong defence of Harry Whitaker, Lola Cunningham and George Ellison stood firm.
After 13 minutes Daniel Barnes swung in a great corner, which was deflected into his own goal by a defender to put Silsden one up.
Very shortly after, a fine through ball from the ever reliable Lewis Gartland put Jaylan Camsey away and he made no mistake to make it 2-0.
Calverley remaining strong, never letting their heads go down, and got a goal back but just as the half-time whistle was about to blow, Joe Armitage swung in a great cross, which went straight over the goalie and into the far left corner.
The second half was an even affair with Sam Brockbank making more excellent saves to earn a well-deserved man of the match award.
The Calverley goalie also pulled off some great saves, keeping Gartland and Ayik from scoring.
Midway through the half Ellison broke through two tackles and put Camsey away to make it 4-1.
Calverley finished off the game with a late goal.

Oxenhope dig deep to hang on to points

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Oxenhope kept in touch with the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League u18 Division One leaders but had to hold on at the end in a hard-fought game.
The visitors led comfortably at the break with a brace from Tom Baker.
But Menston scored with 20 minutes left and Oxenhope had to put in a brave rearguard action to hold on to the points.

Armitage celebrates debut with a hat-trick

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A strong wind made no difference to Silsden as they chalked up a convincing win over their Keighley opponents.
Silsden kicked into the wind in the first half and after an exciting but even first 15 minutes, made a breakthough with a fine shot, which was parried to Jaylan Camsey, who finished it sweetly.
This seemed to fire up the Dragons and Harry Whitaker played a great through ball to Camsey who made no mistake.
Another of Silsden’s attacks saw Joe Armitage fire a great shot into the top right corner to finish the first half 3-0 ahead.
The second half saw the Dragons play some of their best football of the season and it wasn’t long before they were four up.
Long Lee Juniors logoSam Ayik played in Armitage and a sweet strike into the bottom corner was followed by more great play by Ayik and Ermitage from a short corner set up Lewis Gartland, who calmly lifted the ball over the goalkeeper to make it 5-0.
Long Lee eventually got the better of the outstanding Silsden back four of Lola Cunningham, Josh Elliot, Harry Whitaker and Sam Brockbank when the impressive Sohale hit a lovely shot into the bottom corner to reduce the gap to four goals.
The Dragons were far from done though, Gartland swung the ball in directly from a corner to add another and then Daniel Barnes laid the ball off to Armitage who hit a great strike into the top corner to complete his hat-trick in his debut game.

Classy Klava nets winner

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Horsforth 2

Oxenhope battled their way to three hard-earned Craven, Aire & Wharfe points to stay in touch with the leaders in League A.
The visitors took the lead on the quarter and had the majority of the play in the first period but on the stroke of half-time Dan Scott headed in the equaliser from a long throw-in.
The home side got on top in the second period and Tom Baker deservedly headed them into the lead from a cross, only for Horsforth to equalise.
Oxenhope’s newly formed side were not to be denied, they worked hard as a team and Matty Klava headed in the winner after 80 minutes.
The visitors strove for the equaliser but Oxenhope’s defence were in no mood to let go of the points with defender Callum Franklyn making a last-ditch clearance to sweep the ball off the line.

Super seven sinks champions

Oxenhope Rec u18s show off their new kit, sponsored by Oxenhope Social Club aka The Idiot Hut. Picture: Keith Yates.

Oxenhope Rec u18s show off their new kit, sponsored by Oxenhope Social Club aka The Idiot Hut.
Picture: Keith Yates.

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Keighley Shamrocks 1

Oxenhope claimed another scalp on Sunday, defeating the reigning Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League champions.
The goals came with braces from Sam Cameron, Sam Murphy and Matty Klava plus a penalty from Lewis Hopkinson.
The home side opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Cameron cut across goal and fired in and then on the half hour they doubled their advantage through Murphy.
Keighley ShamrocksA free-kick from the visitors hit the cross-bar but soon after the break a cross was not cleared and Cameron was on hand to double his tally.
Oxenhope were then awarded a penalty and Hopkinson slammed it into the bottom left.
Shammies gave themselves hope when they pulled a goal back but that was soon extinguished when wide player Luca Zenti cut in from the left to set up Klava.
Klava himself then produced a good individual strike from a tight angle to make it six.
Murphy netted his second when he made the most of a defensive error to complete the rout.

Silsden enjoy Barnes-storming show

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Silsden Dragons 16

Playing uphill in the first half, Silsden went straight on the attack and were relentless, scoring at regular intervals with Lewis Gartland, Jaylan Camsey and Daniel Barnes netting two apiece.
Sam Ayik also added to the scoreline, making it 7-0 at half time.
The second half saw more of the same, with player of the match Daniel Barnes getting his hat-trick and Harry Whitaker and George Ellison getting on the score sheet with Camsey adding his hat-trick and then a fourth.
Lewis Gartland added four more, making it a double hat-trick.
Another clean sheet at the back was well earned by Sam Brockbank, Lola Cunningham and Harry Whitaker in a great team performance.

Save £10 with Keighley Kicks at sports camp

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 11.12.26Keighley Kicks is offering a discount on an autumn holiday fun activity camp for children aged five to 13.
Entry for a week at the Sports Coaching England-run event at Parkside School, Cullingworth, normally costs £65 but anyone booking directly with football coach Josh Kaine and mentioning Keighley Kicks will pay £10 less, just £55 – a saving of £20 on the rate for five separate days.
The course runs from Monday, October 27 until Friday, October 31, 8.30am-5pm and will include cricket, table tennis, softball tennis, rounders, dodgeball, table football and hockey skills, as well as football with Bradford City and Leeds Academy player Kaine.
All coaches are DBS checked and a first aider will be present throughout.
Single days area valuable of £15 and flexible hours are available for those who can’t make the full sessions. There is a 10 per cent discount for siblings.
Sports Coaching logoThose attending the camp should take suitable indoor and outdoor clothes, footwear and a waterproof jacket. A packed lunch, snack and drink will be needed for full-day sessions.
For more information, contact john@sportscoachingengland.com.
To book a place at the special Keighley Kicks discounted rate, call or text Josh Kaine direct on 07449 838937.
For more details about Sports Coaching England, visit their Facebook page, here.

Holmes is spot on to set Oxenhope on road to victory

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Oxenhope Rec 6

Oxenhope claimed another three points with a convincing victory at Thackley in Division One of the Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League.
Callum Holmes fired in an early penalty and then set up Sam Murphy to finish.
From a corner Lewis Hopkinson lashed in number three from the edge of the box before Thackley pulled one back.
In the second half, Hopkinson struck his second from the penalty spot before the home side headed in a free-kick.
A free-kick from Oxenhope was blocked but fell to Connor McGrann to earn his team a four-goal advantage.
Tom Baker made the game safe, firing in from a precise corner before the visitors scored a consolation penalty in the final minute.

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.

Dragons roar back for a point

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With a depleted squad of seven, the Dragons visited Dudley Hill.
The opening minutes saw the home team start brightly with some good efforts but, with man of the match Sam Brockbank making some excellent saves and a great goal line clearance from Harry Whitaker, the goal remained intact.
Dudley Hill scored their first after six minutes following good team play from back to front.
The next 20 minutes were exciting end-to-end football, with some great efforts from both teams.
But nothing crossed the goal line until, from a corner, the ball swung in to an unmarked player, who volleyed it home to make it 2-0 at half-time.
The second half saw Silsden come out fighting on what had turned into a very hot day.
Daniel Barnes, Sam Ayik and Whitaker pushed forward tirelessly and a great tackle from Whitaker set Jaylan Camsey away to rifle home Silsden’s first goal.
The home team came back with a more good efforts but the defence of Joshua Elliot and George Ellison stood firm.
Even with the heat and lack of subs, the Dragons never gave up and, with Ayik making another of his runs and cracking the ball in from 10 yards out the game ended 2-2 after a great team effort from both sides in a good and fair result.

Dragons on fire in opener

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Campion Juniors 0

Silsden’s first home game of the season brought them a deluge of goals with Lewis Gartland and Jaylan Camsey netting four apiece and Harry Whitaker grabbing a hat-trick.
The Dragons started brightly, putting Campion on the back foot and with their first attack Gartland’s cross went over the goalie and into the far corner of the net for the opening goal.
The second was a great strike after Whitaker took players on down the wing and put in a cross for Camsey to sweetly volley home.
A few minutes later Camsey returned the favour and put Whitaker away. With his left foot he tucked away the ball nicely to make it 3-0.
Silsden were totally on top as Campion found it hard to get out of their half and in another attack Daniel Barnes hit a post and Whitaker followed up to slot in the ball.
The Dragons were not letting up and, after the Campion goalie making a good save from Camsey, the ball fell nicely for Gartland to score again. Garlands wing play was too much for the Campion defence and his cross was put away by Camsey.
Sam Ayik came on and soon got in on the goals. He broke free, raced clear and, with a cool finish, made it 7-0.
Just before half time Ayik put Camsey away, who with a great strike from 15 yards out got his hat-trick.
The second half saw more of the same exciting play, even with Silsden allowing Campion to play with an extra player.
A good long-range strike from Camsey brought a fine save from the goalie but the ball popped up nicely for Gartland to head home for his hat-trick.
Silsden were finding it harder to break the defence down, but another cool finish by Ayik and a long range shot from Gartland saw the Dragons extend their lead
It was not all about the attacking play but an amazing whole team effort, with Sam Brockbank, Joshua Elliot, George Ellison and player of the match Lola Cunningham keeping another clean sheet and setting up attack after attack.
With the game drawing to a close, Camsey got his fourth and Daniel Barnes netted a sweetly struck shot.
The game was closed off with Whitaker getting his hat-trick with a nice finish.
To Campion’s credit they kept their heads high and never gave up trying to the end.

Gartland treble helps Dragons roar

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Playing the first half uphill, it was an even first 10 minutes of end-to-end football, until a great through ball by Sam Ayik sent Lewis Gartland on his way to goal and he made no mistake to put Silsden ahead.
The second was not far off as 17 minutes in Sam Brockbank made another good save and the rebound resulted in some great passing between Lola Cunningham and Harry Whitaker, finding Jaylan Camsey who raced away to calmly finish past the home keeper.
Only a minute later Silsden extended their lead when a scramble in the box saw Gartland get his second and Silsden’s third.
Calverley played some good football but there was no getting past the Dragons goalkeeper Brockbank carrying on his great form from last season.
The second half saw both teams playing good football but, with one of his trademark mazy runs, Ayik found Gartland who finished off with a cracking shot to get his hat-trick.
Calverley tried hard but Daniel Barnes worked tirelessly on the right, stopping the Calverley team time and again.
After 35 minutes Josh Elliott snubbed out an attack, feeding Gartland whose shot was saved by the Calverley goalie but with great attacking play Jaylan Camsey followed up and struck the rebound in to give him his second goal.
No matter how hard Calverley tried, there was no getting past the Silsden back line and, with the midfield working their socks off, including man of the match Harry Whitaker, the game ran out.
A big thank you went to the Calverley manager for a great refereeing performance.

County dates for Keighley’s youth teams

West Riding County FAKeighley area youth teams start their search for county glory on October 5 with the three West Riding County FA junior cup competitions getting under way.
West Riding County FA u16 Junior Cup
1st rnd, Oct 5:
Bingley B v Dewsbury Rgrs A, CTA Select v Sandy Lane, Dewsbury Rgrs B v Bingley A, Knaresborough Celtic v Crosshills.
2nd rnd, Nov 2: Bingley B or Dewsbury Rgrs A v Gomersal & Cleckheaton A or Gomersal & Cleckheaton B, Garforth Rgrs v CTA Select or Sandy Lane, Knaresborough Celtic or Crosshills v Dewsbury Rgrs B or Bingley A.
West Riding County FA u14 Junior Trophy
1st rnd, Oct 5:
Calverley Utd v Bingley A, Clifton Rgrs A v Sandy Lane, Skipton LMS u13 v Keighley Shamrocks Crusaders,
2nd rnd, Nov 2: Garforth Rgrs A or Pool v Bingley B, Rastrick A or Pudsey v Clifton Rgrs A v Sandy Lane, Wigton Moor Utd or CTA Select v Skipton LMS u13 v Keighley Shamrocks Crusaders, Rothwell B or Rastrick B v Calverley Utd or Bingley A, Wyke Wdrs A v Keighley Shamrocks Knights,
West Riding County FA u12 Junior Shield
1st rnd, Oct 5:
Clifton Rgrs B v Sutton Rascals, Colton Yellows v Keighley Shamrocks Crusaders, Pannal Sports v Keighley Shamrocks Knights, Scholes & Barwick v Sandy Lane, Thackley Thunder v Bingley Ajax.
2nd rnd, Nov 2: Bingley Barca v Stanningley Alb Red or Pontefract St J Cougars, Clifton Rgrs B or Sutton Rascals v Thornes, Colton Yellows or Keighley Shamrocks Crusaders v Lawnswood YMCA, Wetherby Ath Tigers or Salts Lions v Pannal Sports or Keighley Shamrocks Knights, Scholes & Barwick or Sandy Lane v King Cross, Thackley Thunder v Bingley Ajax v Gomersal & Cleckheaton A or Kippax Ath.

Shammies shine at Tip Top tournament

Top team: Keighley Shamrocks u11 won their section without conceding a goal.

Top team: Keighley Shamrocks u11 won their section without conceding a goal.

Keighley Shamrocks u11s were among the winners of the club’s own junior tournament at Marley Tip Top over the weekend.
Nine different clubs shared the nine age group honours with Keighley area glory for Bingley, Oakworth, Long Lee and Silsden, as well as the hosts.
A huge turnout of teams and supporters brought reward for the small band of organisers who were able to reflect on another job well done.
Co-organiser Andy Gaughan said: “A massive thank you to all the teams who entered our tournament.
“It was a huge success and provided much needed funds to help us continue for another season.
Grateful thanks: Andy Gaughan.

Grateful thanks: Andy Gaughan.

“I am so grateful to the very few parents and coaches who help run such a massive tournament year in, year out.
“I would also like to thank all the referees, some of who refereed up to 16 match without a break.
“Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up but taking part was the main thing and a lot of people met a lot of new friends over the weekend.”
Challenge Juniors
u7: Bingley Juniors
u8: Oakworth Juniors
u9: Burley Trojans
u10: Earby Town
u11: Keighley Shamrocks
u12: Long Lee Juniors
u13: Silsden Juniors
u14: Grassington Juniors

69 teams get ready for junior action

The divisional make-up for the 2014/15 season of the Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League has been revealed.
Sixty-nine Keighley area teams, representing 14 different clubs, will be in action, spread across 22 divisions, with 13 in the three divisions of the senior, u18, section.
Bingley Juniors are represented by 12 teams with 10 each for Keighley Shamrocks and Silsden. Other clubs in action will be Sandy Lane and Sutton (7 each), Oakworth (5), Wilsden (4), Eldwick and Myrtle Park (3 each), Cononley, Crosshills and Long Lee (2 each) and a team each from Oxenhope and Steeton.
A further 12 divisions of the mini-soccer section, comprising u7 to u10 teams, are yet to be announced.
u18A: Keighley Shamrocks u17, Long Lee u17, Myrtle Park Wdrs, Oxenhope u17, Silsden, Steeton.
u18B: Crosshills u17, Myrtle Pk Thistles.
u18C: Bingley u17, Myrtle Pk Bluebacks, Sandy Lane u17, Silsden u17, Wilsden u17.
u16A: Bingley A, Crosshills, Keighley Sham Crusaders, Sandy Ln,
u16B: Eldwick, Sutton u15.
u16C: Bingley B.
u15A: Keighley Sham A Crusaders, Silsden, Sutton A.
u15B: Keighley Sham B Knights, Sutton B.
u15C: Bingley, Eldwick, Sandy Lane.
u14A: Bingley A, Keighley Sham A.
u14B: Keighley Sham B, Silsden A, Sutton.
u14C: Bingley B, Cononley, Oakworth Wasps, Sandy Lane, Silsden Reds.
u13A: Long Lee, Oakworth Hornets, Silsden A, Sutton Rascals.
u13B: Sutton Rogues.
u13C: Bingley Boca, Oakworth Wasps, Sandy Lane, Silsden Reds.
u12A: Bingley Ajax, Silsden Dragons.
u12B: Eldwick, Oakworth Hornets.
u12C: Bingley Barca, Keighley Sham A, Wilsden A.
u12D: Keighley Sham B, Silsden B Knights, Sutton, Wilsden B.
u11A: Bingley Inter, Oakworth Hornets, Wilsden.
u11B: Bingley Boca, Bingley Barca, Keighley Sham A, Sandy Lane, Silsden.
u11C: Cononley, Keighley Sham B, Sandy Lane B.

Champions Keighley Shamrocks seek new players

At last: Shammies won the Keybury League title after being pipped at the post twice.

At last: Shammies won the Keybury League title after being pipped at the post twice.

Keybury League u11 champions Keighley Shamrocks are getting ready to set off on a new adventure.
The team made it third time lucky after being pipped by a single point on each of the previous two seasons and will start the 2014/15 season in the u12 divisions of the Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League.
Pre-season training starts shortly and the team are keen to see new players to boost their ranks. They train on Saturdays, 10am, at Marley.
Club spokesman Anthony Cope said: “This season will be a good challenge for the club as we move into the new league.
“If any new players are interested in joining us, please call me on 0782 4618085 or Kelly on 07799 064380.”

Record entry for Silsden junior sixes

Action from last season's tournament. Pictures: David S Brett.

Action from last season’s tournament.
Pictures: David S Brett.

Screen shot 2014-05-22 at 08.07.42Silsden will be hosting their popular annual six-a-side tournament on June 7 and 8.
Saturday will see u9, u10, u11, u12 and u13 in action, with u5, u6, u7 and u8 playing on the Sunday.
The u5 and 6s will be playing exhibition games with a World Cup format.
An action-packed weekend will see 12 games played at a time with the first kicking off at 9.30am.
It is already a record entry this year but there is space for more teams and entry can be taken up until June 6 but early booking is advised.
Entry on the day is £3 per family – singles £1 each.
There will be a bouncy castle, slide, ice cream, tombola, raffle, hot and cold drinks and barbecue food served all day plus full bar facilities.
First aid will be provided by KFA Medical Ltd, Silsden’s North West Counties side’s match day medics.
To enter or for more details, contact the joint co-ordinator by email, here.
See David S Brett’s pictures from last season’s event, here.

Free coaching for kids

Youngsters interested in learning more about football coaching get their chance at Marley next month.
The free initiative on June 7 is open to boys and girls in primary school years two to six and is funded through a community partnership between the Co-operative and Bradford City.
Two sessions are available – 10am-noon and 1.30-3.30pm – with space for up to 60 children.
Bradford City community coaches will teach coaching skills and the youngsters will also take part in small-sided matches.
Parents wishing to nominate their child for a place, should email sponsorship@co-operative.coop as soon as possible with your child’s name and contact details.
Put Bradford Co-op Coaching in the subject bar.

Share in Shamrocks’ big day

Keighley ShamrocksKeighley Shamrocks’ annual six-a-side tournament takes place on July 26 and 27 at Marley.
The popular event, which is open to ages u7 to u14, has become one of the largest and most successful tournaments in this area and juniors teams are invited to attend.
Places fill up quickly so early booking is advised.
Entry is £25 for one team or £40 for two.
Under 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s are in action on the Saturday with the following day seeing the u11s, 12s, 13s and 14s.
There will be a barbecue, drinks and sweets stalls and bouncy castles.
Contact Donna Palmer for more details or to request entry forms on 07533 216427 or email donnapalmer1@live.co.uk

Marley ready for grand event

Almost 1,000 players in 140 teams will be descending on Marley Stadium from Monday.
The annual Bradford Council sport and leisure service schools five-a-side festival, backed by My Lahore Cafe Bar, has been running for 16 years and will be played over three evenings, from 4pm to 7pm.
The council’s assistant director for sport and leisure Phil Barker said: “Primary and secondary school pupils from all over the district will be taking part in this popular festival and I hope friends and relatives will go along and give them some support.
“It is important that young people are provided with enjoyable opportunities to take part in physical activity and sport, which is the message we are pushing home through our B-active campaign. Be active, be healthy and have fun.”
The festival has six age categories and all players will receive a certificate.

Metcalfe’s treble is cup clincher

Up for the cup: Silsden celebrate their u18 success. Pictures: David S Brett.

Up for the cup: Silsden celebrate their u18 success.
Pictures: David S Brett.

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A hat-trick from Josh Metcalfe helped Silsden to become Craven, Aire and Wharfe League u18 John Clay Trophy winners at Bolton Woods today.
The sides were level at 1-1 at the break but the Cobbydalers shaded the scoring in the second half to lift the cup.
David S Brett was on hand to capture the best of the action. See all his pictures here.
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Silsden face cup final Sports day

Silsden logoSilsden u18s are in cup final action at Bolton Woods on Sunday when they take on Albion Sports in the Craven, Wharfe and Aire Junior League John Clay Trophy, 1pm.
The Cobbydalers reached the final thanks to a superb 6-1 victory over league champions Steeton on Tuesday.
Josh Metcalfe and substitute Ellis Dickinson struck twice each with James Lee and George Sellars also on target. Jack Wrigglesworth netted for the Chevrons, who had Josh Ridley sent off for a second yellow card.
Silsden’s route to the final has brought wins over Long Lee 4-0, Salts Lions 1-0 and Menston Rovers 6-5 before their semi-final derby success.
Albion Sports have reached the final thanks to wins against Salts Tigers 9-0, Silsden u17s walkover, Thackley B 4-1 on penalties after a 3-3 draw and Bradford Park Avenue 1-0.
Sports finished second in Division B, while Silsden were fifth in Division A.

Dreams come true for Silsden youngsters

Roving reporter: Mikey Tennant with his signed Bradford City shirt.

Roving reporter: Mikey Tennant with his signed Bradford City shirt.

Silsden u13s player MIKEY TENNANT writes for Keighley Kicks about his team’s trip to watch a Football League club’s training session.
On a rare, warm spring day, our team waited in eager anticipation at the club.
As soon as the mini-bus arrived to pick us up, we jumped on board without hesitation and we set off, all the lads ready to be amazed.
After a loud journey on the way to Apperley Bridge, the lads arrived at a layout of luscious green fields, where the famous Bradford City train. We made our way up to the changing room doors, eager to glimpse our heroes.
Soon, the first player emerged, Ollie McBurnie, who was happy to sign my City shirt, followed by the rest of the squad.
As the players made their way to the training pitches, Silsden eagerly followed on behind and the boys settled down to watch the session, ready to watch and learn how the professionals do it.

Amazing: Bantams assistant manager Steve Parkin took time out to speak with the young Silsden players.

Amazing: Bantams assistant manager Steve Parkin took time out to speak with the young Silsden players.

Before the fun started, Steve Parkin amazed us all by making his way over to where we were stood, introducing himself to the team and shaking everyone’s hand, welcoming us all to the facility and making a terrific day that extra special.
We watched the squad being put through their paces for 90 minutes, a warm-up with Nick Allamby that looked hard work – a passing game with Steve Parkin, that looked fun, and an eight-a-side game, before Phil Parkinson showed up to run through some tactical drills in advance of the following day’s match at Rotherham.
The session ended all too soon and we had a final chat with Steve and Lee Butler, the goalkeeping coach, before jumping back on the coach and heading home to Silsden.
It was a fun, exciting, great day out and all the lads thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks to Bradford City – and especially Steve – for welcoming us to the training ground.

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Dragons fired up for finale

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The last game of the season brought another reshuffle for Silsden with several players injured, including Lewis Gartland with a knee injury and Jaylan Camsey, a broken hand.
Silsden started slowly and the Shammies No.4 unleashed a great shot to put his side ahead.
Down but not out, the Cobbydalers woke up and started to pass the ball around nicely and move the opposition around.
Daniel Barnes broke a few tackles and laid the ball on for Sam Ayik, who coolly slotted the ball into the corner of the net.
Harry Whitaker made some outstanding tackles and breaks down the left wing, one resulting in a corner taken by man of the match Charlie Barnes who curled it in for Barnes to head home.
More great teamwork resulted in Barnes scoring his second from distance to make it 3-1 at half-time.
The second half was end to end with both teams going close but Silsden goalkeeper Sammie Brockbank was as solid as ever.
Fantastic defensive play from George Ellison and Lola Cunningham kept the Shamrocks at bay.
A well deserved goal came from Josh Elliot, who never stopped plugging away at the Shamrocks defence. His persistence paid off when he broke free from the two defenders marking him and blasted the ball into the back of the net.
A good Shammies team never gave up and got a goal back with a deflection a minute before the final whistle.

Photo focus: Liam Daly Trophy final

Pictures: David S Brett.

Pictures: David S Brett.

Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 11.34.05David S Brett captured some of the action from Bingley Barca’s Liam Daly Trophy final victory over Oakworth Hornets.
Just one goal was enough to settle the Keighley FA u12 cup competition.
See more pictures from the match and presentation, here.
Victors: Bingley Juniors Barca, Keighley FA Liam Daly Trophy winners 2014. Picture: David S Brett,

Victors: Bingley Juniors Barca, Keighley FA Liam Daly Trophy winners 2014.
Picture: David S Brett,

Finalists: Oakworth Hornets, Keighley FA Liam Daly Trophy runners-up 2014. Picture: David S Brett.

Finalists: Oakworth Hornets, Keighley FA Liam Daly Trophy runners-up 2014.
Picture: David S Brett.

Shamrocks pull clear for victory

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A lovely early summer’s evening saw two evenly matched sides going into the last quarter.
Silsden scored in the first minute and held their lead thanks to some great goalkeeping from Jake Welford to end the first quarter ahead.
After 11 minutes, a fine throw from Silsden’s Finlay Smith found Sam Fearnly unmarked to make it 2-0.
Keighley ShamrocksShammys got one back from the kick-off to make it 2-1 and soon equalised, adding a third in the last minute of the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Theo Lloyd and Chloe Hodge worked tirelessly in attack to create more chances and were aided in defence by a great partnership of Fin Smith and Patrick Sherry.
Finlay Wilson took over in goal from Welford and made some great saves, while the freed keeper created his own chances at the other end.
Shammys scored late in the third quarter and again in the last period to run out 5-2 winners in a well-fought game against great sporting opponents.

“Up Over” clash for Silsden youngsters

SilsdenWhile Silsden old boys Joe Gaughan and Chris Wademan have been making a name for themselves on the other side of the world, the next generation of Cobbydalers stars have been taking on opposition from Down Under on home turf.
Teams from the join Australia/New Zealand Balcatta FC were at the Angel Telecom Stadium this week as part of their UK tour.
The u16s drew 3-3 with Silsden but the Balcatta u15s proved to strong for a Silsden u14s.
BalcattaThe Cobbydalers youngsters did well in the first half to go in at the break only one down but strength and physique told in the second half as the visitors ran out 7-0 winners.
No one could fault the Silsden youngsters for their effort and application. Good luck to them for the remainder of the season.
The two squads of 31 youngsters from Western Australia, and Dunedin and Christchurch, New Zealand, are spending a fortnight playing a series of fixtures around the north of England.
Their itinerary includes playing (and watching) fixtures that include academies of professional clubs and they have also played against teams representing Burnley, Barnsley, Blyth Spartans, Chester City, Hull City and, more locally, Keighley Shamrocks.
Last Saturday the players were pitch side to watch Burnley lose 1-0 to Middlesbrough at Turf Moor.

Barnes storms clear to seal success

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On a cold windy Sunday morning, Silsden entertained a strong Dudley Hill side and, with centre forward Camsey away on international duty, Silsden had to shuffle their pack.
After an even first 10 minutes, Harry Whitaker played a great ball over the Dudley Hill defence for Lewis Gartland to neatly tuck away in the far left corner.
Silsden went on the attack with Dan Barnes, Sam Ayik and Josh Elliot breaking forward at every opportunity.
A great strike from Barnes was saved by the Dudley goalkeeper and from his kick out, Whitaker controlled and struck a great goal from 25 yards to make it 2-0.
This seemed to spur on Dudley Hill and with nice movement from back to front they got a well deserved goal just before half-time.
The second half saw Hill come out all guns blazing, pegging Silsden back but great defensive play from Lola Cunningham, the player of the match, and Sam Brockbank, who made a number of fine saves, kept them out. 
A break out of defence by Harry Whitaker saw him lay the ball on for Charlie Barnes to race clear and smash his shot past the advancing keeper.
This seemed to knock the Hill players and soon after Gartland threaded a ball through for Barnes to score his second.

Goalkeeper strike is bonus in Silsden success

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Silsden started brightly with the wind at their back and immediately scored with a well-taken goal by Jaylan Camsey.
The second followed shortly after with a shot calmly tucked into the corner by the wing wizard Lewis Gartland.
The next goals came from Gartland again and a cracker from Daniel Barnes.
Silsden were relentless and Camsey got the fifth.
The sixth was scored by goalkeeper Sam Brockbank, with an almighty goal kick, one bounce and over the over the opposition goalie.
Camsey completed a first half hat-trick from Charlie Barnes’ corner.
Although Silsden dominated the half. Campion never gave up and got an exceptional goal just before the half-time whistle to make it 7-1.
Silsden played the second half with some outstanding football into the wind and Charlie Barnes smashed in a screamer from 20 yards.
Campion tried hard but there was no getting past the Silsden defence of Harry Whitaker, Josh Elliot and man of the match Lola Cunningham.
From a free-kick, Whitaker had a spectacular effort smash against the cross bar from 30 yards out.
Gartland got his hat-trick with a nice finish and a mix up at the back saw Camsey get his fourth to reach double figures.
Both Silsden and Campion played with great spirit and the Camaraderie between the two teams was very good to see.

Fearnley treble is highlight of Rams’ home debut

Action from Silsden's 9-3 home defeat by Dudley Hill.

Action from Silsden’s 9-3 home defeat by Dudley Hill.

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Silsden played their first home league game since being formed last year and entertained old friends Dudley Hill Rangers.
Due to a player not turning up and the goalkeeper being ill, the normal seven-strong squad was left with only five players so Rangers kindly loaned a player to allow a six-a-side game to be played.
Finlay Smith played the whole game in goal, making some great saves and was helped six times by the upright and twice by the crossbar.
From a Rangers shot and save, the resulting corner put them 1-0 up in the first minute.
Three minutes later Sam Fearnley picked up the ball from a pass by Finlay Whitaker-Dibb in his own half, beat the Rangers defence for speed and scored to equalise.
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Oakworth are Oakbank cup kings

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Oakworth Primary School had a star player in their midst as they were crowned local cup kings.
The u9s team were crowned champions of the Oakbank School Primary Football League and presented with their silverware by Bradford City midfielder Chris Atkinson, who is on loan from Huddersfield Town.
Oakworth won their way through qualifying rounds to reach the finals, where they beat Worth Valley (3-1), Victoria (2-1), St Stephen’s (3-0) and St Andrew’s (4-0), drawing 1-1 with Hothfield to finish top of the table on 14 points.
Chris Atkinson handed over the medals.

Chris Atkinson handed over the medals.

Runners-up were St Stephen’s, who won three matches to gain 12 points, one ahead of third-placed Victoria.
The tournament was run by Oakbank sports partnership manager Steve Bell with help from the school’s sports leaders.

Rams are spot on for bonus victory

On the spot: Patrick Sherry lines up his penalty kick.

On the spot: Patrick Sherry lines up his penalty kick.

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Not a game of two halves but a game of two games as sporting Burley suggested a penalty shoot-out after the final whistle as they were leading 9-0 at the end of the third quarter.
Silsden had only seven players signed on and lost two of those before a ball was kicked due to illness.
Fortunately, the other two under 8s teams were also playing at Burley and Chloe Hodge and pocket dynamo Jake Welford volunteered to play a second game just 10 minutes after their game had finished.
Silsden met Burley Trojans having a real purple patch of form, as Silsden stand in goalie Finlay Whitaker-Dibb found in the first quarter, picking the ball out of the net twice.
Sam Fearnley and Hodge both had only a couple of long range chances.
The second quarter did go a tad better with once again the same pair having shots saved but the Trojans hit three more goals.
Silsden started the third quarter much brighter, Welford took over in goal, freeing Whitaker-Dibb to take up his customary position in midfield with the hard working Oscar Reardon, and made two great saves from the relentless Trojan pressure.
Patrick Sherry put in his usual hard working shift in defence and he and Finlay Smith broke down many Trojan attacks but Silsden still went in on the quarter’s whistle 9-0 down, and a man down as Reardon took a knock and had to come off.
At the start of the last quarter, Welford made a string of saves and a pass out from him found Sherry who passed to Smith and his through ball to Reardon went to Hodge on the wing.
She found Fearnley at the edge of the box but, as he drew back his foot to shoot, he was bustled over and the referee gave a penalty. The move saw every team-mate touch the ball and a goal would have been richly deserved.
Fearnley cooly hammered the ball into the Burley net, giving the sprawling goalkeeper no chance.
Burley scored with almost the last kick of the game, giving them a very well deserved 10 – 1 victory.
The match over, Silsden had a point to prove in the penalty shoot-out, the hero being Welford, who saved four of the Burley penalties and then stepped up to score one himself along with Smith and a winning penalty by goal machine Fearnley.
The Silsden following applauded both teams off the field and praised the sportsmanship and friendliness of the Burley Trojan team and officials.
Patrick Sherry lines up his penalty kick.

Dickinson chips Silsden ahead

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Silsden continued their mini revival with a convincing Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League win against Pudsey.
Silsden opened the scoring after 22 minutes when hard-working man of the match Ellis Dickinson chipped the keeper from 12 yards after some excellent build-up play.
Pudsey defended well and held the dominant Silsden team to 1-0 at half-time.
In the second half, Silsden continued where they had left off and the scoring was completed by a superb diving header from George Sellars.
This gives Silsden plenty of confidence before the derby against Steeton on Sunday.

Fearnley fires five but ends on losing side

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On very windy Marley Sunday morning, Shammys ran out winners in a goal-laden match.
Silsden kicked off against the wind and scored inside three minutes from a deflection off a well drilled cross from Finlay Whitaker.
Two minutes later Shammys scored directly from a corner, giving first half stand-in goalie Jake Welford little chance.
A mix up in Silsden’s penalty area saw the wind help the ball into their net after seven minutes to make it 2-1.
SilsdenSilsden’s joint man of the match Sam Fearnley scored the first of his five goals when he rounded the defence to score and from the restart collected the ball in his own half and found the net again.
On the stroke of the end of the first quarter, Shammys equalised again from another well taken corner to make it 3-3.
The second quarter was won for Shammys with three goals in two minutes to make it 6-3 at half-time.
The third quarter saw the game being bossed by both defences. Silsden captain Finlay Smith, along with the other joint man of the match Patrick Sherry, held their defensive line well and replacement goalie Whitaker hardly making a save.
Going into the final quarte, Shammys made it 7-3 and then Silsden’s fightback began.
A now customary drag back and pass from Finlay Wilson fed Fearnley and he rounded the defence to pull one back.
Fearnley then collected the ball and let fly from 20 yards, straight into the top corner to make it 7-5.
Into the last three minutes and Shammys scored their eighth with a quick reply from Fearnley to complete the scoreline.

Quintas swaps gloves for goal as Silsden sink leaders

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Silsden took revenge on Craven, Aire & Wharfe Junior League u18A table toppers Menston, despite starting short of players and conceding an early goal.
Absences and work commitments meant Silsden had only nine players for kick-off with regular centre forward Pedro Quintas starting in goal.
It was no surprise to see Menston go ahead in the opening 10 minutes but Silsden dug deep and had two clear cut chases themselves before reinforcements arrived.
At full strength, Silsden dominated the game and levelled when Quintas found the top corner.
Josh Metcalfe made it 2-1 and then slipped the ball under the keeper for a swift second.
Menston pulled back a goal with two minutes remaining but Silsden were deserved winners with Ryan Narey and George Sellars prominent throughout the game in the centre of midfield.
This win gives neighbours Steeton a chance to win the league but the derby rivals still need to play each other later in the month, which will have a big say in who wins the title.
Menston, Steeton and Farsley are all in the running with Silsden also playing Farsley in April so can have a massive impact on the destination of the silverware.