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Battling Wilsden undone by late Steeton goal

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One late piece of top quality was enough to earn Steeton a place in the Keighley FA Challenge Cup final.
But they were made to work hard by their Craven League opponents.
Mark McGee was unavailable and so the No.11 shirt was given Toby Rawcliffe and Ryan Cox continued up front with Jack Richmond returning to the starting XI following last week’s win over Tyersal.
In the early stages, both teams appeared to cancel each other out with the hosts looking just slightly stronger.
Wilsden Juniors logoThe first real effort on goal came after six minutes with Cox driving a good volley just wide after good work down the left by Rawcliffe.
Not long afterwards Jack Richmond tried a shot from some way out, which went just over the crossbar.
Although Richmond and Tim Hird had a stronghold in midfield, the Steeton attack was well marshaled by a confident looking visiting back line and goalkeeper.
However, when it came to set pieces it was the visiting No.7 who looked particularly dangerous: twice around the half hour mark he whipped in a corner kicks, which brought out the best in Steeton goalkeeper Josh Brooksbank.
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Wilsden on the up

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Brendon Folen and Joe Rae were on target for Wilsden with Alex Lancaster taking the man of the match honours in their Craven League Premier Division victory.
The three points see Wilsden climb two places in the table.

Keighley FA Cup dates confirmed

Keighley FA logoDates have been confirmed for the closing stages of this season’s Keighley FA Cup competitions.
First up are the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup, which will see Silsden White Star welcome Oxenhope Rec and Steeton play host to Wilsden Athletic on Saturday, March 21 for a place in the final.
A day later, the Liam Daly Trophy pairs Bingley Ajax u12s with Oakworth, while Sandy Lane Reds are at home to Keighley Shamrocks Crusaders.
The other two cup finals are already confirmed.
Keighley Town will meet Bingley FC in the Sunday Cup final at Silsden’s Angel Telecom Stadium on Sunday, April 26, with an all-Oxenhope Supplementary Cup final seeing their Reserve team taking on the Thirds on Monday, April 27.

Wilsden cup hopes end

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A double from James Halliday and a strike from man of the match Joel Hardy were not enough to keep alive Wilsden’s Craven League Premier Division Cup hopes.
Grassington led 2-1 at half-time and “won” the second half 3-2 to secure progress thanks to goals from Jeremy Gee 2, Tarek Issa, Jeck Schindler and Ben Schindler.

Wilsden return to action with a win

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Wilsden marked their long-awaited return to Craven League action with a Premier Division victory.
James Whitaker and Jack Lancaster got their goals after the team had been sidelined since December 6 due to four postponements.
It had been even longer without a game for Cowling, who had last played on November 22.

Wilsden weigh in with seven

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Premier Division class told as Wilsden cruised through in the Northern Plant Hire Trophy at their Division One opponents.
James Halliday 2, Jack Lancaster, Jordan Woolsey, Alex Lancaster, Joel Hardy and James Whitaker shared the Wilsden goals with Jordan Blackburn registering the solitary response.

Penalty pain for Broomhill

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(Wilsden won 4-2 on pens)
Broomhill gave a proud display before slipping out of the Keighley FA Challenge Cup to a team from two divisions higher in the Craven League hierarchy.
The hosts had the clearest chances with Simon Harris skewing a shot wide from a cut back and Jamie Greenwood shooting straight at the goalkeeper.
Joe Slater scored a volley from 20 yards for Broomhill’s first.
Wilsden Juniors logoTwo long balls were finished in identical fashion to put Wilsden ahead before Andy Tanner kept onside and slotted the ball under the keeper to make it 2-2.
Harris scored a penalty after Patrick King was felled in the box five minutes before half-time.
Wilsden scored on the hour mark after a failed clearance ended up with the Wilsden winger and he drilled the across the box for it to be poked in.
Extra time was even with both teams tiring but not really threatening before the penalty shoot-out went 4-2 in Wilsden’s favour.
The visitors scorers in the 90 minutes were Robert Carberry 2 and Brendan Folan.

Grim day for Keighley’s other five teams

West Riding County FAIt was bad news across the board for the other Keighley area teams in the West Riding County FA cups.
In the Challenge Cup, Silsden’s development XI went down 4-1 at West Yorkshire League side Aberford Albion with only an own goal to show for their efforts, while Denholme United were beaten by a single goal at Heywood Irish Centre but Wilsden Athletic crashed 6-0 at home to Ealandians.
Craven League side Salts Thirds lost 3-2 at home to Lower Hopton Reserves in the Challenge Trophy and Ingrow & Worth Valley suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Hunslet Club Reserves.

Wilsden chalk up first win

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Dave McCarten struck twice as Wilsden chalked up their first Craven League Premier Division win of the season.
Brendan Folan and James Whitaker were also on target for the hosts as they piled on the misery for winless Embsay, who scored a consolation through Joel Howard.

Leaders see off Wilsden challenge

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Wilsden remain without a win after a heavy defeat at early-season Craven League leaders Settle.
Dave McCarten netted for the visitors with Gerardo Capobianco their man of the match.
Daniel Bathers stuck twice for Settle with the others goals shared by Will Beckwith, Matt Cardus, Elliot Firth, Pedro Quintas and Lee Walker.

Errors cost Bingley dearly

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Bingley held their own against Craven League Premier Division opposition in a goalless first half of their latest pre-season friendly.
Both teams created some decent chances to score but both keepers saved anything that came their way.
The errors kicked in for Bingley after the break. A careless handball on the goal line gave Wilsden a penalty, which they converted.
Their second came from the Bingley keeper being tackled while in control of the ball and the third when the centre back failed to control a ball, which left a Wilsden player one on one with the keeper to finish in the top corner.
Wilsden Juniors logoBingley pulled one back with a great goal from Richmond but Wilsden scored a fourth with the last kick of the game.
Elliot Wilkinson and James Halliday scored two each for Wilsden.
Bingley’s Endy Powar said: “It was a positive performance from the Bingley lads and we were by no way outplayed. Fair play to Wilsden for being clinical in front of goal and it was clear to see they are a top quality outfit.”

Review 2013/14: Wilsden Athletic

Wilsden defend in depth during their 3-3 December draw with Crosshills.

Wilsden defend in depth during their 3-3 December draw with Crosshills.

Tough season: Wilsden boss Brad Domanski.

Tough season: Wilsden boss Brad Domanski.

Manager Brad Domanski takes a brief look at Wilsden Athletic’s fortunes this season in the Premier Division of the Craven League.
What has been a tough season was really made even more difficult by a struggle to get a team together most weeks.
Many players had to play out of position to fill in and many played through injury due to us having no substitutes most weeks.
We were fortunate to survive in the top division but we will be back next year with a number of new players added to the squad.

Screen shot 2014-05-24 at 20.02.53Wilsden in brief:
Home league record:

P 8, W 2, D 2, L 4, F 11, A 23
Away league record:
P 8, W 2, D 0, L 6, F 13, A 36
Cup record:
P 5, W 3, D 0, L 2, F 15, A 13
Biggest win: 5-2 at Silsden White Star, Northern Plant Hire Trophy, April 9.
Heaviest defeat: 0-8 at Grindleton, March 1.
Players used: 25.
Most appearances: 21 Jordan Woosley, 19 Jack Lancaster, Ben Molloy, 17 Alex Lancaster.
Most goals: 10 Ryan Gill, 5 David McCarten.
Most opponents’ player of match awards: 6 Ryan Gill, 2 David McCarten.

Read Keighley Kicks’ Wilsden archive, here.
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