Wilsden Athletic 2 Grindleton 3
Wilsden’s winless run in the Premier Division of the Craven League was stretched to four matches as they went down by the odd goal in five.
Joel Hardy and Daniel Simpson scored for the hosts.
Premier Division: Skipton Town 5 Wilsden Ath 1
Skipton Town F.C. 3 Wilsden Athletic F.C. 4
Captain Ryan Gill secured the title.
Gargrave 0-1 Wilsden
Wilsden Athletic have secured the Craven League Division One title with a well fought win at Gargrave.
Wilsden had to battle to ensure that the score remained level at half time, after hauling off both left-back Thomas Caberry and midfield general Tom Beetham through injury. Gargrave edged the opening exchanges, however the sides went in at the break 0-0.
The second half started with a similar theme to the first. Striker Tom Dibb was forced off with injury after a challenge from behind. The change forced Wilsden on to the backfoot, however they kept the Gargrave pressure at bay.
Wilsden however finally began to play with purpose. The breakthrough came though with a sweeping counterattack.
Joel Hardy’s through ball was dummied impressively by Daniel Simpson, which fell into the path of an on rushing Wilsden captain Ryan Gill.
Gill calmly dispatched the only goal of the game to secure Wilsden the first division title. Manager Brad Domanski expressed his delight at the feat.
“It’s great to finally claim a league title after five years of being a team. The players have put in some excellent performances and shown great commitment throughout the season. We have finally got our reward.”
Earby Town 2
Wilsden go ahead with a header from a corner at Earby
Wilsden Athletic 4
Wilsden secured a semi-final place in the Craven League Northern Plant Hire Trophy with a fine win at Earby this afternoon.
After withstanding early pressure, Wilsden opened the scoring, only to concede an equaliser soon after.
But they stepped up the pace to earn a home meeting with Premier Division Grindleton on Wednesday thanks to goals from Jordan Woolsey, Ryan Gill (2) and David McCarten.
The other two quarter-finals are due to be played on Monday with Cononley Sports travelling to Skipton LMS and Chatburn welcoming Rolls.
Chatburn 1 Wilsden Athletic 4
Ryan Gill netted a 30-yard screamer to round-off a fine Craven League Division One win.
Thomas Dibb, Thomas Beetham (penalty) and Jonny Crease also scored for the visitors.
Earby Town 0 Wilsden Athletic 5
Wilsden stepped up their late charge for promotion from Division One of the Craven League with a stunning demolition of one of their rivals.
The hosts could not live with Wilsden as Ryan Gill rattled home a hat-trick and Tom Dibb and Alex Lancaster added a goal each.
Action from Wilsden Athletic’s 3-2 West Riding County FA Trophy defeat at Wakefield League side Thornes.