Skipton LMS 3 Cowling 0
Cowling were no match for Craven League leaders LMS.
The Skipton side saw off the villagers’ challenge with a brace from Luke Howsen and one from substitute Mark Fleming. It was the first time this season Cowling had failed to score.
Martyn Dalby was Cowling’s man of the match.
FC Sporting Keighley 2 Salts III 0
Munzir Nazir and Aaran Abbas struck to earn Sporting all the points in Division Three of the Craven League.
Cononley Sports Res 2 Bradley 8
The Keighley News captured some of the match action. Click picture to see more.
James Robinson grabbed a hat-trick in a tremendous all-round performance from Bradley, which saw them romp to a convincing victory in Division Two of the Craven League.
Having thrown away a two-goal lead to draw in last week’s reverse fixture, Bradley made no mistake this time with Robert Watson 2, James Wilson 2 and Dawid Jaz also on target.
The sides were locked 1-1 at half-time but the visitors romped clear after the interval.
Home man of the match Colin Throupe scored both his side’s goals.
Barnoldwick Barons 2
Sutton Res 6
Sutton double their win tally for the season in style with six of the best at fellow Craven League Division Four strugglers Barons.
Isfaq Hussain grabbed a hat-trick with Lee Rooke netting a brace and Chris Vollentine completing the half-dozen.
The win ends a run of seven defeats and, although Sutton remain at the foot of the table, they are now only one point behind the Barnoldswick side and Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves.
All three teams have at least three games in hand on the teams immediately above them in the table.
Trawden Celtic 1 Cononley Sports 1
A goal from Mark Bradley was not enough to stop Cononley being knocked off the top of the Craven League Premier Division table.
It was the sixth tight game in a row for the visitors, who have drawn two of them, won three by a single goal and lost one by the odd goal in three.
Reigning champions Skipton LMS took advantage of the slip to move a point clear with two games in hand.
Oxenhope III 3 Cowling Reserves 1
Oxenhope booked their place in the semi-final of the Craven League Divison Three Cup with a fine victory over Cowling.
Veteran striker Tony Cooper opened the scoring in the second minute, drilling a low powerful strike into the bottom corner from outside the area.
The home side were well on top but just before the break Cowling equalised through Ben Allwood.
Oxenhope continued to press in the second half and on the hour their efforts were rewarded when Cooper scored his second with a bullet header at the back post.
The Worth Valley side sealed the tie 10 minutes before the end with a neat finish from Danny Smith.
Broomhill 3 Grindleton Res 0
Broomhill scored within the first 20 seconds of the 1st half against Grindleton Reserves and this set the Badgers up for the rest of the match. Andy Tanner converted a Simon Harris cross to make it 1-0.
Bradley 1 Ingrow and Worth Valley 1
A game of few chances between two inconsistent sides ended in a draw after a late Bradley leveller.
After a goalless first half with minimal chances for either team, littered by mistakes, it was only fitting that a calamitous mistake at the back for Bradley would allow Ingrow to open the scoring. Read more
Ilkley 1 FC Sporting Keighley 2
Zain Abbas and Callum Wear scored the goals to beat Ilkley in Division Three of the Craven League.
Ilkley were the better team in the first half and went 1-0 up.
Sporting improved in the second half on a poor pitch in tough conditions to prevail.
Man of the match was Faruk Ali.
Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves 5
Bradley Reserves 6
An 11-goal thriller at the Pig-pen in wet and windy conditions saw Bradley take all the Craven League Division Four points.
There wasn’t much football played but Ingrow found themselves 3-1 up with two from man of the match Chris Wheater and one from young Brad Smith.
But in the second half it was as if Ingrow didn’t turn up, and Bradley got themselves back into the game after a couple of mistakes and the Steampigs found themselves chasing goals.
Wheater grabbed himself another two, but it was just too late, although the hosts nearly grabbed an equaliser in the last minute, the Bradley keeper made a good save.
AFC Colne 5 Bingley Town F.C. 2
Skipton Town F.C. 3 Wilsden Athletic F.C. 4
Gargrave 8 Broomhill 0
Broomhill suffered their first competitive defeat in a humbling, lacklustre performance against a much better Gargrave side – losing a devastatingly humiliating 8-0 in the Northern Plant Hire Trophy.
The Badgers didn’t recreate their league form and were a completely different outfit to the one who are currently top of their league.
Much improvement is to be made and the management team of Stewart Kinnear and Mick Vickers have made this perfectly clear to the players.
Sutton F.C. 2 Silsden Whitestar F.C. 3
Bradley F.C. 2 Skipton LMS F.C. 5
Cowling F.C. 5 Ingrow and Worth Valley F.C. 1