2014  January : The Craven & District FA


January 21, 2014

Norman Pratt Trophy

Skipton Town Reserves  2  Settle United AFC Reserves  4 ( winners at home to Cononley Sports Reserves)



January 21, 2014

Morrison Cup Results

Grassington United FC  6  Horton FC  0 (played at Horton)

Hellifield Sports FC  3  Dent FC  0


January 21, 2014

Craven Challenge Cup Replay

Ingleton FC  3  Barnoldswick Town FC Reserves  2


January 21, 2014


The main attention to last week’s ties was the replayed Craven Challenge cup match between Ingleton and Barnoldswick Town Res which was originally abandoned on 63 minutes in October and due to a delayed disciplinary hearing at WRCFA and last months postponement due to wet weather the game finally went ahead at Gargrave AFC with Ingleton snatching a late goal to seal a 3-2 win.

In the Morrison cup Grassington Utd switched to their opponents ground at Horton sealing a 6-0 win along with Hellifield Sports who defeated their Westmoreland League visitors Dent FC 3-0 who have registered comments to the FA   that will be discussed  at tonight’s executive meeting of the Craven FA.

Cononley Sports had another blank Saturday when their pitch was ruled unfit against Pendle Renegades while in the Norman Pratt Trophy holders Rimington’s tie at Skipton LMS was another victim. Settle Utd reserves booked a home tie against Cononley Sports reserves with a 4-2 victory at Skipton Town reserves.

Craven Cup

Ingleton 3 Barnoldswick Town Res 2

On a very difficult surface both teams endeavoured to play a passing game and produced a entertaining game played in a very sporting manner.

Town took the lead through Stewart Airdrie who calmly slotted home from close range and Ingleton gradually came more into the game and scored a leveller through full back Darren Blacow who scored from the edge of the penalty box with a left foot shot, however almost immediately Town won a penalty when Kieran Lee’s weaving run was halted by a rash challenge and converted by Craig Bradshaw.

Ten minutes into the new half Ingleton drew level when Town’s over elaborate work gifted a goal to Lawrence Read however it needed  his team mate Ian Kellett to produce a magnificent save to deny Town before Ingleton stole the game with ten minutes left when Billy Carrington could only parry a shot to Gary China who slotted home to earn his team a home tie against Carleton Sports.

Congratulations to both teams for the manner in which this game was played following the earlier abandonment.





Morrison Cup

Hellifield 3 Dent 0

Played on a very heavy pitch which the visitors were unhappy about they missed a good chance to take the lead in a goalless first half. Carl Stanford opened the scoring with a delightful free kick and Dale Denham added a second before Stanford completed the scoring with another classy finish in the closing minutes..

Grassington Utd 6 Horton 0


Grassington three divisions higher than Horton were always too strong although the Horton side were guilty of reckless tackling that gifted two first half penalties both converted by Kevin Newhouse and extended the lead when Stewart Gee scored with a 35 yard free kick and a further goal from a Jeremy Gee header came before Robert Elliott finished off some excellent team play. A 5-0 half time score line saw Horton give a more spirited second half display despite losing their keeper and centre back through injury and restricted their opponents to one goal scored late in the game when Newhouse completed his hat-trick.



Norman Pratt Trophy

Skipton Town Res 2 Settle Utd Res 4

A combination of poor defending missed chances and a heavy pitch were the main reasons why Town were left disappointed with their Cup exit. Settle raced into a 2-0 lead after just 15 minutes, with both goals coming from pinpoint headers from corner kicks, as Town paid the price for slack marking, scorers being Paul Ambrose and Ben Phillips. The home side did get back into the match however just after the half hour mark, with a well-placed Shane Dwyer looping header, after Settle failed to clear their lines. The visitors soon restored their lead just shortly after with another headed goal from a corner kick, Adam Smith the scorer, going into the interval with a 3-1 lead. The second period saw Town dominate possession and field position, but they missed some vital opportunities and were caught on the break with 20 minutes remaining as they pushed forward Pedro Quintas on the score sheet. Town did continue to battle to the final whistle however to their credit and pulled one back 10 minutes from time through Ross Greenwood after some slick approach play. While Town had the majority of possession and played some good football at times, they will be disappointed to concede three goals from corner kicks which ultimately cost them dearly. Settle on the other-hand will be happy to progress after a workmanlike display on a heavy pitch and will know improvement is needed if they want to go all the way in the competition.


  2014  January : The Craven & District FA