Oxenhope Rec Reserves 6
Oxenhope Rec III 0
Oxenhope Reserves progressed to the semi-finals of the Keighley FA Supplementary Cup with a routine win over their club mates.
The seconds began the game playing down the slope and we’re always looking to utilise their pace in the wide areas.
It was this avenue that brought the opening goal when Gaz Ritson burst down the left. He fired a shot across Peter Gower, which could only be parried into the path of Chris Newman, who slotted the ball confidently home.
Up for the cup: Action from Denholme United Reserves’ Keighley FA Supplementary Cup win at Cowling Reserves.
Pictures: Courtesy Denholme United Facebook page.
Cowling Res 0 Denholme Utd Res 4
All change: Cowling started the game in red and blue stripes but had to swap shirts after five minutes due to a colour clash with Denholme’s purple tops.
Denholme cruised through to the semi-finals of the Keighley FA Supplementary Cup with a comfortable victory over their Craven League opponents.
Phil Poole, Damian Allen, Lea Kelley and Joe Webster struck for the Halifax League side.
High hopes: An appropriate backdrop for this aerial challenge.
Ingrow & Worth Valley Res 2
Steeton Reserves 3
Ingrow came within a whisker of upsetting their West Riding County Amateur League opponents in the Keighley FA Supplementary Cup.
The Craven League Division Four side were all square at half-time thanks to a goal from Stu Hoyle, with Mark McGee on target for the Chevrons.
McGee added a second to put Steeton 2-1 up with 10 minutes to go but Stu McLellan looked to have forced extra-time when he levelled in the last minute.
But Steeton went straight up the other end to notch a stoppage-time winner with Anthony Cope earning a semi-final place for the young Chevrons side, who fielded a back four of under-18s.
Keighley FA Challenge Cup
2nd round, Saturday, November 16, 1.30pm
FC Sporting Keighley v Cowling (Referee M. Wojtas)
Oxenhope Rec v Cross Hills (J. Wood)
Silsden Reserves v Broomhill (I. Gardner)
Manningham All Stars v Silsden White Star (P. Allen)
Keighley FA Supplementary Cup
1st round, Saturday, November 16, 1.30pm
Cross Hills Res v Sutton Res (W. Hawthorne)
Cowling Res v Denholme Utd Res (B. Booth)
Oxenhope Res v Oxenhope A (D. Keslinke)
Ingrow & Worth Valley Res v Steeton Res (I. Wilson)
In the event of any abandonment/postponement, the rearranged date will be Saturday, December 21, 1.30pm with the same appointed referee.
Keighley FA Sunday Cup
2nd round, Sunday, November 17, 11am
Crossflatts Village v BFC Young Boys (R. Walker)
Bradford Phoenix v Cullingworth Youth (G. Nutter)
Sandy Lane v Keighley Athletic (J. Hart)
Keighley Albion v Keighley Town (S. Adams)
In the event of an abandonment/postponement, the rearranged date will be Sunday, December 15, 11am, with the same appointed referee.
Keighley FA wish to remind all clubs that when they receive their postal copy of the draw they must acknowledge receipt by first class post/email to the secretary of Keighley FA:
George Wysocki, Tower View, Calton Road, Thwaites Brow, Keighley BD21 4UT , tel no 07872/045688 / 01535 670559,
Similarly after the match they must submit the relevant District FA match report form with the result , details of the players who have played and the referee’s mark to the Keighley FA secretary as above.
Keighley FA u17 6 Halifax FA u17 2
Keighley made it two wins out of two in the West Riding County FA Minor Cup at Silsden last night.
It leaves the youngsters clear at the top of qualifying group B after their opening match 4-2 win at Goole & Thorne, with just fellow unbeaten side Huddersfield still to play, at home next month.
Steeton celebrate last season’s Keighley FA Challenge Cup victory over Silsden White Star.
Picture: David S Brett
Tie of the round in Saturday’s Keighley FA Challenge Cup first round pairs holders Steeton with 2012 winners Oxenhope Rec at Summerhill Lane.
Elsewhere there’s a Cross Hills derby with Sutton at home to Crosshills, while Craven League newcomers Polonia Patson and Broomhill clash at Marley.
Cowling face the day’s longest trek, away at Halifax Leaguers Denholme United but it will be a familiar feeling for Manningham All Stars, who take on Ingrow & Worth Valley for the third week running. Their previous two games have been against the Steampigs Reserves but Saturday sees them take on the Keighley outfit’s first team.
Silsden’s two clubs both face trips to Marley with Silsden Reserves taking on Bingley Town and White Star meeting Wilsden. FC Sporting Keighley have a bye.
Bingley Tn v Silsden Res (Referee: B Booth)
Denholme Utd v Cowling (P Allen)
Ingrow & Worth Valley v Manningham All Stars (C Myers)
Polonia Patson v Broomhill (W Hawthorne)
Steeton v Oxenhope Rec (S Adams)
Sutton v Crosshills (M Stewart)
Wilsden v Silsden White Star (J Wood)
There is just one district cup tie on Sunday with Aire Valley at home to Keighley Athletic (Referee: D Keslinke).
The Keighley FA Supplementary Cup kicks off on November 16.
First round draw: Cowling Res v Denholme Utd Res, Crosshills Res v Sutton Res, Ingrow & Worth Valley Res v Steeton Res, Oxenhope Res v Oxenhope III.
Oxenhope Res 2-1 Steeton Res
Liam Dyson secured Oxenhope cup glory.
Pictures: David S Brett.
A late goal for Oxenhope Reserves secured their third Keighley FA Supplementary Cup in four years, after defeating Steeton Reserves at Silsden’s Angel Telecom Stadium.
Oxenhope started brighter in the opening exchanges, however a deadly Steeton counter attack just before the half time interval resulted in Adam Spencer muscling his way clear of a covering defender and poking the ball in at the far post, just beyond the reach of keeper Sam Lee.
Despite the setback, Oxenhope continued to gain the upper hand after the break, and their efforts were rewarded on the 50 minute mark, Will Lee’s powerful free-kick took a slight deflection before flying into the Steeton net.
Luke Scott claims the trophy.
Pictures: David S Brett.
Just after the hour mark Oxenhope completed the comeback, Tom Thompson’s ball in was parried by Steeton keeper Paul Linyard, but only into the path of a lurking Liam Dyson, who tucked away to give Oxenhope the lead.
The young Steeton side refused to give up however, and continued to threaten on the break.
But Oxenhope held on to secure the cup, with captain Luke Scott lifting the trophy.
You can find all the photos from last night’s game at David Brett’s site, here.
The date has been set for the West Riding County FA Minor Cup semi-finals.
Keighley u17s will take on Leeds at the County FA ground at Woodlesford on Saturday, April 13, 2.30pm.
The other last-four tie, between Bradford and Barkston Ash, kicks-off on the same day at 10.30am.
The final is the following week, April 20, at noon.
Keighley 2 Bradford 2
Goals from Ryan Narey and Pedro Quintas earned Keighley FA u17s a point in their final West Riding County FA Minor Cup group match.
It means the teams both finish unbeaten at the top of Group B, but the visitors take pole position thanks to a better goal difference.
Keighley will play Group A winners Leeds in the semi-final at Woodlesford, while Bradford will take on Barkston Ash FA.
Declan Consoli was Keighley’s man of the match in the last match against Wharfedale.
** GAME ON **
Pitch passed a lunchtime inspection
Something will crack at the Angel Telecom Stadium this evening when Keighley take on Bradford in the final group game of this season’s West Riding County FA Minor Cup, 7.30pm.
Both teams have already qualified for the semi-finals at Woodlesford after wining all three of their games so far. But, although the pressure is off, there is still the prestige of finishing top of the qualifying group to aim for.
Leeds won the other group, but finished level on points with Barkston Ash, as well as third-placed Huddersfield, so there is little advantage to coming top or second with all four semi-finalists looking well matched.
Keighley know that they will have their work cut out against a Bradford squad that come into the game as the cup holders .
Last season’s fixture at Eccleshill saw Bradford win 5-1 in an entertaining encounter but coach Charlie Wysocki said: “We felt the scoreline did not do us justice, but we were not clinical enough in front of goal and ultimately paid the price.
“We have looked strong throughout the tournament. The wins have been pleasing but the performances have been even more pleasing.
“Bradford will be a stern test as they are the holders but we have belief in our squad that if we play to our potential then we are going to be very difficult to beat.”
Keighley (from): Reece Simpson, Joshua Hardisty, Jack Baker, Alex Daniels, Declan Consoli, Joe Meegan, George Guest, Joshua Brown, Ben Dakin, Joshua Ferguson, Aaron Dickson, Ryan Narey, George Sellars, Jack Cryer, George Brown, Ben Fairburn, Ben Ramsden, Pedro Quintas, Ciaran Moulds, Euan Sessford.
Referee: Henry Naylor. Assistants: Jayne Hart, Martin Jordan.
Sutton celebrate their 2012 success. Will it be Keighley Shamrocks or Bingley following in their path?
Seven out of eight finalists are now confirmed for next month’s Keighley district football finale.
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Sandy Lane beat Bingley Midland Athletic 5-2 on Sunday to book a place in the Keighley FA Sunday Cup final against Keighley Town, while Keighley Shamrocks and Bingley A won their semi-finals to make it into the Liam Daly Trophy u12s final.
Holders Steeton Reserves and Oxenhope Rec Reserves were already through to the final of the Supplementary Cup but their respective first teams must wait until March 30 to see who will be meeting Silsden White Star in the Challenge Cup final.
There were goals galore in Sunday’s three semi-finals. Leading the way were Shamrocks, who rattled up a 10-0 victory over Bingley B. Scorers were Harry Farnell 4, Jack Hanson 3, Dominic Westcott, Cameron Brady and Lucas Roberts.
Meanwhile, Bingley A beat Oakworth (scorers Luke Brooksbank and Harry Williams) 7-2 to set up an intriguing clash at Silsden’s Angel Telecom Stadium on Sunday, April 21. The Craven, Aire and Wharfe Junior League Division 12E rivals have won all but one game each this season – their only defeats coming at the hands of each other.
Provisional cup finals programme:
Friday, April 19 – Challenge Cup: Silsden White Star v Steeton or Oxenhope Rec.
Sunday, April 21 – Sunday Cup: Keighley Town v Sandy Lane.
Sunday, April 21 – Liam Daly Trophy: Keighley Shamrocks v Bingley A.
Monday, April 22 – Supplementary Cup: Steeton Reserves v Oxenhope Rec Res.
Tomorrow’s West Riding County FA Minor Cup tie at Silsden has been postponed.
Keighley FA u17s will now take on Bradford in their Group B decider at the Angel Telecom Stadium on Thursday, 7.30pm.
The Keighley FA Challenge Cup has been thrown into disarray after Silsden asked to be removed from the competition.
The North West Counties League club had been due to play Steeton next Saturday in the semi-final to see who will play Silsden White Star in the final.
But beaten quarter-final opponents Oxenhope Rec appealed against their defeat, due to Silsden fielding a player who had played for the Cobbydalers’ first-team in the previous 28 days, contrary to cup rules.
Silsden’s quarter-final team would all have been eligible had the match taken place on the original staging date but by the time it did take place, Chris Wademan, who scored the late equaliser and winning penalty, had appeared in the first team.
The club’s argument against the breach of rules is believed to have been based on which date should apply.
The district FA are understood to have upheld the complaint and ordered the quarter-final to be replayed on a neutral ground.
But now Silsden have released a statement, asking the FA to allow Oxenhope to progress to avoid a “one-sided” quarter-final due to Silsden being forced into fielding several of the club’s under-16 players if the 28-day rule is adhered to.
In an open letter to the Keighley FA, released for publication via Keighley Kicks, general secretary John Barclay said on behalf of the club: “We believe that by having to deny our junior players the opportunity to be selected for our first team we are contradicting our successful youth development programme plans for our young players at Silsden AFC.
“We firmly believe that if a young player has made sufficient progress to be selected for a higher level team within our club then that players development should come first.”
Mr Barclay has asked that Silsden be allowed to drop out of this season’s competition “to enable a more even semi-final (between Steeton and Oxenhope) to take place”, but also asking that the competition rules be changed for future seasons.
“We would ask that any player who is playing u19 football be allowed to compete irrespective of the 28 day rule,” he added.
Mr Barclay explained: “Our dilemma would be to field a team made up mainly of junior players (u16s) against Oxenhope, which in our opinion would undermine the importance of this cup and is not the players that earned the place in the semi-final. By allowing Silsden to step out, the semi-final would then be left between two teams of equal ability and make for a much better game representative of age and experience.”
About 20 of Silsden’s first, second and Under-19 squads would be ineligible for the re-arranged tie, or a semi-final had the original fixture against Steeton gone ahead, due to the fact they have played during the club’s last five North West Counties League matches.
Keighley FA have been asked for comment.
The letter from Silsden to the Keighley FA in full…
Halifax FA 3 Keighley FA 4
Keighley’s u17s are through to the semi-finals of the West Riding County FA Minor Cup after making it three wins out of three in their group games this evening at Brighouse Town.
Keighley led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Ben Ramsden and Pedro Quintas but had to hold off a second-half recovery from the hosts to reach the last four with a game to spare.
Ramsden netted twice more to complete his hat-trick to put Keighley four goals ahead before the hosts stormed back to set up a tense finale.
The semi-final draws have been made for the Liam Daly Trophy.
The Keighley FA Under-12 competition involves five of the area’s teams.
Keighley Shamrocks take on cup holders Sutton in the only quarter-final tie, on Sunday, March 3.
The winners will play Bingley B in the semi-finals on March 17.
Bingley A take on Oakworth in the other last-four tie.
Tonight’s West Riding County FA Minor Cup clash between Keighley FA u17s and Halifax has been postponed.
It will now be played at Brighouse Town on Wednesday, February 27.
Silsden Reserves’ outstanding Keighley FA Cup quarter-final tie against holders Oxenhope Rec has been rearranged.
It will now be played under lights at the Angel Telecom Stadium on Wednesday, February 13, 7.45pm.
The winners will play Steeton in the semi-final. The other last-four tie pairs Manningham All Stars with Silsden White Star.
An underdog will be in the final of the Keighley FA Cup after the semi-final draw paired the big guns together.
Silsden White Star and Manningham All Stars will play off for the right to play Silsden Reserves, Oxenhope Rec or Steeton in the final.
Silsden and holders Oxenhope still have an outstanding quarter-final to complete, with the winners at Steeton.
In the Supplementary Cup, Oxenhope are guaranteed a place in the final. Their Craven League third team have been drawn at home to the club’s Reserves, who play in the West Yorkshire League.
The other semi-final sees holders Steeton Reserves travelling to Cowling Reserves.
In the Sunday Cup last-four draw, Keighley Town are at home to Cullingworth Youth and Bradford Sunday Alliance side Sandy Lane will be at home to the winner of the outstanding quarter-final tie between Bingley FC Young Boys and Bingley Midland Athletic.