Association of Northern Counties Senior Competition
As holders of the WRCFA Challenge Cup Rimington FC will be representing the County in the above competition; their opponents will be Beverley Town FC, who will be representing the East Riding County FA. The semi final tie will be played on Saturday 22 February 2014 at the WRCFA Headquarters with a 2:00pm kick off.
Rothwell Town 0-4 Settle United
Settle have now gone 5 games without conceding and in the meantime scoring 28 times, this was helped by Saturdays result when they travelled to Rothwell in the county trophy and came away 4-0 winners. Playing into a very strong wind in the first half Settle struggled to get any momentum going and created only the one clear chance that John Beckwith fired over after out sprinting the home teams defence. Sam Arrowsmith in the Settle goal kept the home attack at bay with a couple of sharp saves. With the first half being scoreless Settle knew that they had to take advantage of playing with the wind if they stood any chance of progressing into the semi finals. They did take the lead with a fantastic strike ten minutes into the second half, young defender Elliot Firth won the ball way inside his own half, he proceeded to run at the opposition defence and then from fully 25 yards struck the ball over the keeper and into the roof of the net. This calmed the Settle nerves and they then started to take control. A Danny Bathers corner brought Settles second goal when his cross was headed back across goal by David Worthington and the prolific Beckwith headed the ball home. Worthington and Bathers combined again for the third goal when Worthington prodded home at the second attempt from a Bathers cross. The final goal came from player manager Shaun Airey after he outpaced the Rothwell defence and firing into the far corner. Settle now face Morley at the West Riding FA county ground in the semi finals.
Rimington FC Reserves v Skipton LMS FC Reserves
Settle United AFC Reserves v Cononley Sports FC Reserves
Pendle Renegades FC v Cononley Sports FC
Ingleton FC v Carleton Sports FC
Craven FA Minors 0 Bradford FA Minors 5