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Keighley cruise to final

Keighley Town 4-2 Menston

Keighley Town eased their way into the Wharfedale League Cup final after a convincing 4-2 victory over Menston
Keighley found themselves 4-0 before half time after goals from Andy Carr, Leon Smith, Sean Dickens and Adam Spencer. Menston did however convert from a penalty kick, and scored a consolation five minutes from time.
Keighley now face a test against Yeadon in the final.

Today’s results: Saturday April 6

North West Counties League
Premier Division: Silsden 1 Stockport Sports 1.
West Yorkshire League
League Cup: Leeds City 0 Oxenhope Rec 0 (Oxenhope won 4-2 on penalties).
League Trophy: Oxenhope Rec Res 1 Old Headingley Res 3.
West Riding County Amateur League
Premier Division: Overthorpe SC 2 Steeton 2.
Division 2: Steeton Res 6 Hall Green Utd Res 2.
Craven League
Division 2: Bingley Tn 0 Ingrow & Worth Valley 4.
Division 3: Bradley 4 Ingrow & WV Res 0, Cononley Sp Res 2 Oxenhope Rec III 0
Division 4: Horton 1 FC Sporting Keighley 3, Sutton Res 4 Carleton Res 2.
Northern Plant Hire Trophy : Wilsden Ath 5 Silsden WS 3.
Divisional Cups
Premier Division: Cowling 2 Pendle Ath 0, Crosshills 1 Skipton LMS 5.
Division 1: Pendle 3 Oakworth 1.
Division 2: Skipton LMS Res 4 Silsden WS Res 2.
Division 3: Grindleton 6 Crosshills Res 1, Oakworth Res 1 Sutton 7.
Halifax League
Division 1: Ryburn Utd Res 1 Denholme Utd 0.
Division 3: Denholme Utd Res 5 Volunteer Arms Res 0.

Denholme celebrate with promotion high-five

Jumping for joy: Denholme players and fan celebrate their step up in class.

Denholme United Reserves 5 Volunteer Arms Reserves 0 
Denholme United Reserves secured promotion from Division Three of the Halifax League with a thumping victory over Volunteers Arms.

The boys celebrate at the clubs at a promotion party held after the game.


Phil Poole opened the scoring, with Damien Allen, Guy Flannagan, Adam Gill and Lea Kelley also getting on the score sheet.

Late goal denies Silsden

Silsden 1 Stockport Sports 1
Silsden remain uncomfortably close to a relegation spot in the North West Counties League Premier Division after conceding late on, to spurn the chance of a vital three points.
Silsden opened the scoring through Kevin Ryan after 26 minutes, but the Cobbydalers conceded in the 89th minute when Drew Frimpong rescued a point for Stockport.

Steeton stutter at Overthorpe

Goal: Damien Whiteoak

Overthorpe Sports Club 2 Steeton 2
Steeton’s three-game win streak in the West Riding County Amateur League was drawn to a halt today, as the league leaders had to come back twice to rescue a point at Overthrope.
Overthorpe took the lead after 15 minutes, taking advantage of a free header in the area.
Steeton equalised on the half hour mark though, with a strike from Damien Whiteoak.
Steeton squandered many chances to take the lead before the break, and were made to pay in the 75th minute when Overthorpe took the lead.
Manager Roy Mason decided to change things and was soon rewarded. Substitute Andy Foster was brought in, his first touch being a fine header to bring Steeton back into the game in the final stages.
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FC Sporting continue march

Horton 1-3 FC Sporting

FC Sporting have continued their incredible form in Division Four of the Craven League, by overturning Horton three goals to one.
Aaran Abbas netted twice, with Zain Abbas also getting on the score sheet. Munzir Nazir claimed the man of the match award.
FC Sporting have now played 17, won 17 in this incredible campaign, as they romp to the Division Four title.

Oxenhope advance on penalties

Leeds City 0-0 Oxenhope (Oxenhope win 4-2 on penalties)

Oxenhope needed penalties to edge their League Cup quarter final clash against Leeds City, eventually triumphing 4-1 in the shootout following a 0-0 stalemate.
Oxenhope produced a great performance over the 90 minutes to contest Leeds City, last season’s County Cup holders, in a pulsating quarter final League Cup tie.
The visitors had the better of the first half with their midfield seizing control of the centre of the park. But for all their possession it remained goalless at half time. After the break Leeds came out with renewed vigor and the home side dominated the midfield and it was now up to the Oxenhope back four to show their tenacity. Combined with a commanding performance by keeper Nick Hudson, they repelled the Leeds onslaught.
Extra time saw Leeds continue to dominate the first period as it appeared Oxenhope were running out of steam. This however was reversed in the second period as it was the Worth Valley side that carried the greater threat. Tom Marshall and then Joel Gallagher both spurned great chances to break the deadlock in the dying moments.
With not a goal to separate the two sides after 120 minutes, the tie went to penalties. Bentham, Metcalfe, Moriarty and Clewes converted from the spot to give Oxenhope a semi-final date with Horbury Town at Altoft’s ground on Wednesday 17th April at 7:30pm.

Wilsden edge eight goal thriller

Wilsden Athletic 5 Silsden White Star 3

Wilsden edged what was a thrilling Northern Plant Hire Trophy semi-final, beating Silsden White Star 5-3.
Whitestar found themselves 2-0 up in the first half, only to be pegged back to make it 2-2 going into the interval. Wilsden came flying out of the traps in the second period, and found themselves 5-2 up. Wilsden did however pull one back to make it 5-3.
There was a lot to be said for some debatable officiating however, after a remarkable three penalties were awarded during the opening 45 minutes. Silsden Whitestar manager expressed his disappointment, claiming “the referee spoiled the game full-stop”.
Ryan Gill, Elliot Wilkinson, Joel Hardy and a Joel Hardy double gave Bingley their five. Silsden’s three came courtesy of Kris Hinks & a Ryan Utley brace.