2013  December : The Craven & District FA

CUP MATCH REPORTS SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2013

December 10, 2013

CRAVEN FA CUP GAMES

In last week’s   ties holders Rimington came within a minute of being knocked out of the Craven Challenge Cup with a last gasp equaliser at Settle United before winning the tie on penalties.

Morrison Cup holders Barnoldswick Town United suffered a heavy 7-1 defeat at the hands of Hellifield Sports who they defeated in the early round of the competition last season.

Craven Cup

Settle United 1-1 Rimington (1-3 on penalties)

What a game! Settle had enough chances in the first half to be out of sight, but current holders Rimington equalised in the 93rd minute then won 3-1 on penalties. Settle’s 1st chance came in the very 1st minute when a through ball from Worthington put Beckwith clear only for his attempted lob to clear the bar.
Other chances came and went, most notably a header from Firth which hit the post and a goal line clearance after Worthington had rounded Rimington keeper Kershaw. Settle did take a well deserved lead on the half hour mark when a back post header by Settle’s player manager Airey found its way into the Rimington net.
After the break a change around in positions from Rimington saw them come into the game, but dogged defended and last ditch tackles meant they were still to have a shot on goal. Settle broke at regular intervals but couldn’t get the vital 2nd goal. Chances fell to Beckwith, Worthington and Cardus who should have all scored but didn’t. Then in the last seconds an attempt by Settle’s young defender Firth to save a corner resulted in him slicing his clearance across goal for Rimington’s Dinsdale to poke home. Heartbreak for Settle and relief for Rimington who knew they didn’t deserve it. Extra time was end to end with no significant chances, and so to penalties.
Up stepped Dinsdale 1st for Rimington who saw his shot saved by Arrowsmith, Bathers converted for Settle. Fagan scored followed by a miss by Beckwith. Hickling then missed for Rimington but Settle couldn’t take advantage as Cardus had his shot saved by Kershaw. McClean scored next and again Settle missed this time Harrison. Rimington needed to score their next which they duly did, and they celebrated like they had won the cup.

Sedbergh 6-2 Grindleton

“Sedbergh produced a solid performance to reach the Quarter-Finals of the Craven Cup and were 3-0 up within the first 20 minutes. The first came from Xavier Baines who headed home Aaron Siemaszko’s corner. It was soon two as Graham Sowerby smashed home a volley from the edge of the area. Shaun Gardner then made it three, finishing from close range from Elliot Oxley’s flick-on. The second half started in similar fashion with Chris Milburn making it four. Grindleton then rallied and pulled two quick goals back but Sedbergh made it safe with further goals from Robert Close and another from Shaun Gardner”

 

 

Earby Town  1  Gargrave  3

Earby started well and a Matt Nutter shot which hit the bar fell to Paul Oldroyd who slotted it past the keeper from close range on 1 minute, both sides struggled to create any clear cut chances and Gargrave were awarded a penalty inside the last 5 minutes of the half to level the score through Matthe Simpson, Gargrave started the second half the stronger with the slope in their favour and were awarded a second  penalty midway through the half which was also dispatched. Earby pushed men forward but failed to trouble the Gargrave goal and poor clearance from the back resulting in Matthew Simpson completing his hat trick inside the last 10 minutes to kill the tie off.

Morrison Cup

Hellifield 7 Barnoldswick Town Utd 1

Game started evenly with both teams creating chances. Barlick took the lead via a deflected shot. Hellifield equalised shortly after through Kris Attewell. Hellifield started the 2nd half well and took the lead after a long ball caught Barlick out and Carl Stanford finished well. Hellifields lead was extended from a bullet header by Dale Denham. The goal of the game came from a fantastic left footed strike by Sam Gray. Stanford and Denham added to their goal tallies to take the game away from Barlick and Harry Bland finished the scoring with a 20 yard strike.

Grassington Utd 4 Bradley FC 0

 

The scoreline is a bit misleading. Grassington were the stronger side early on but Bradley defended well and limited them to a few chances. James Monkhouse also made 2 excellent saves to deny the home side. After the half hour mark Grassington opened the scoring with a soft goal from Ozdoba. Bradley then created a couple of good chances but at halftime the score remained 1-0. In the opening minute of the second half Robert Watson created a chance but was unlucky to see his effort roll just the wrong side of the post. Within 5 minutes Grassington increased their lead with a header from a corner courtesy of Elliott and from this point on Bradley were always chasing the game. A third goal on the hour which was a fantastic header from Fox killed the game. Grassington added a fourth from a debatable penalty by Paul Wright. There was still time for Bradley’s Mike Davidson to hit the top of the bar with a long range effort. Grassington deserved the win but the score was slightly flattering.

 

 

 

 

 

Barnoldswick Barons 1-3 Dent FC

After a long travel down to Barnoldswick, Dent started quickly scoring through Richard Thexton within the first minute, with a brilliant counter attack. Despite Dent dominating possession and having  Barnoldswick camped on their 18 yard box, they couldn’t capitalise and the first half ended 1-0.
The second half was heavily influenced by the wind, which was blowing in Barnoldswicks favour, within the first few minutes of the second half their intentions were clear, they pushed players higher and played it long, this initially caused problems.
After 15 minutes on the back foot, Dent again broke quickly, with Alistair Bainbridge applying a powerful near post finish. Barnoldswick replied with 20 minutes to go, but with 10 minutes left, Bradley Dalzell scored to send Dent through to the next round.

Norman Pratt Trophy

Ingleton Reserves 2 Rimington Reserves 5

On an excellent playing surface both teams with a mixture of youth and experience played out an entertaining game as the holders Rimington went through to the next round. Rimington took ahold on the game with a first half hat trick from Mark Leach which included a penalty. Ingleton came back with a Dan Rose goal; however Joe McTear who controlled the midfield scored with a deflective shot to increase the lead, only for a Rimington defender to put through his own net to give Ingleton some hope. Unfortunately Ingleton were reduced to ten men when a player was sent off for striking an opponent and McTear completed the scoring with a sublime goal.

 

CUP MATCHES TO BE PLAYED SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 2013

December 10, 2013

CRAVEN FA DISTRICT CUP MATCHES TO BE PLAYED

SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 2013 K O 1.30PM

CRAVEN CUP

OUTSTANDING TIE

INGLETON FC v BARNOLDSWICK TOWN RESERVES

 

MORRISON CUP

HELLIFIELD SPORTS FC

DENT FC

GRASSINGTON UTD FC

HORTON FC

CONONLEY SPORTS FC

PENDLE RENEGADES FC

 

 

 

NORMAN PRATT TROPHY

2ND ROUND

HOME

AWAY

SKIPTON   LMS

RIMINGTON

SKIPTON   TOWN

SETTLE   UNITED

 

CUP RESULTS 16 NOVEMBER 2013

December 10, 2013

MATCHES PLAYED

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2013

CRAVEN CUP

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

SETTLE UNITED AFC

RIMINGTON FC

1-1 RIMINGTON WON 3-1 ON PENALTIES

SEDBERGH WANDERERS

GRINDLETON FC

6-2

EARBY TOWN FC

GARGRAVE AFC

1-3

OUTSTANDING TIE

INGLETON FC/BARNOLDSWICK TOWN RESERVES/CARLETON SPORTS  V  WADDINGTON FC

MORRISON CUP

HELLIFIELD SPORTS

BARNOLDSWICK TOWN UTD

7-1

GRASSINGTON UNITED

BRADLEY FC

4-0

BARNOLDSWICK BARONS

DENT FC

1-3

NORMAN PRATT TROPHY

INGLETON FC RES

RIMINGTON FC RES

2-5

WRCFA Challenge Trophy Report Settle United AFC 5 Chequerfield United 1

December 10, 2013

Settle Utd 5-1 Chequerfield Utd
Settle progressed through to the 4th round of the county trophy despite going a goal behind. A long throw was not dealt with by the Settle defence and the opposition forward was allowed to turn and fire past Settle goalkeeper Sam Arrowsmith.
Settle gradually started to apply a bit of pressure and scored 2 goals in 2 minutes, the first, from John Beckwith  after a perfect slide rule pass from Elliot Firth. The second was fired home by Danny Bathers after good work by David Worthington.
With 10 minutes of the first half remaining Settle got their 3rd goal, the opposition keeper came to collect a corner only to drop the ball at Settle’s player-manager Shaun Aireys feet who drilled the ball home.
On the stroke of half time tempers flared and both teams were reduced to ten men. An altercation between Settles Danny Mellor and the Chequerfield full back saw Mellor kick out earning himself a second yellow. The oppositions full back retaliated with a head butt that landed firmly on Mellors nose which earned him a straight red card.
The second half saw Settle take total control of the game and they should have, quite easily scored double figures. Endless missed chances and a couple of good saves kept the score at bay. Settle did get their fourth when an Matthew Cardus shot was saved only for Beckwith to follow up and score. The final goal came from a Bathers free kick out wide on the left touch line, it evaded everyone and flew into the far top corner.

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