2014  May : The Craven & District FA

BLUE FIN CRAVEN CHALLENGE CUP FINAL FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014 AT SKIPTON TOWN AFC

May 4, 2014

Craven Cup Final

Ingleton FC v Rimington FC

Ingleton last won the Craven Cup on 2005 and will be fiercely contesting holders Rimington, who have won the Cup on six occasions in the last eight years. The Referee is Ray Torczuk  of Skipton with Stuart Hoyle and Willie Naylor on the line. The game kicks off at 6:30pm at Skipton Town AFC ground on Friday 9 May 2014.

SETTLE UNITED WIN WEST RIDING COUNTY CHALLENGE TROPHY

May 4, 2014

Settle United 2-2 Honley aet (5-4 pens)
Two penalty saves from Settle keeper Sam Arrowsmith ensured Settle won the challenge trophy final in a sudden death penalty shoot out. Settle got off to a perfect start when they opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes, a long clearance from Arrowsmith was headed on by David Worthington into the path of John Beckwith and his pace took him clear of the Honley defence, faced with a one on one with the keeper he calmly slid the ball past him and into the goal. Honley gradually came into the game and really started to threaten, they played fantastic football keeping possession of the ball and breaking at pace. They equalised when they broke down the right wing and the ball was squared into the path of the on rushing midfielder who side footed into the far corner. The second half started evenly with both sides having good amounts of possession but it was Honley that took the lead, a defence splitting pass was run onto by the opposition centre forward who just got to the ball ahead of Arrowsmith and his delicate chip made the score 2-1. Honley started to tire with numerous players going down with cramp and a couple having to be substituted, this enabled Settle to really exert some pressure, but the Honley defence held firm. That was until in the 92nd minute a Danny Bathers shot was only parried into the path of Worthington who slotted home, sending the large Settle crowd into raptures. Extra time was an even affair with the best chance falling to Worthington who headed wide from 6 yards out, and so to penalties. Settle missed their first two efforts from Worthington and Beckwith, Honley scored their first but put their second wide. Settle scored their next three of their allotted five, through, Baines, Bathers and Airey. Honley scored two and Arrowsmith saved one sending the tie into sudden death. Settle scored through Firth but Honley replied, Walker calmly slotted home for Settle and Arrowsmith saved sending the Settle players and fans wild.

MORRISON CUP FINAL RESULT

May 4, 2014

Morrison Cup Final

Cononley Sports FC 1 Hellifield Sports FC 0(AET)

Cononley qualified for the final after winning their replay with Grassington Utd  with a single Mark Bradley goal late into extra time. The game was very even with defences on top; both teams rattled the woodwork as they battled hard and fair, the game being a credit to both sides

Last Friday’s final was a tense affair with both defences cancelling each other on a cold windy night with a hard ground making ball control difficult. Cononley had the better of the play in the first half but could not take advantage and the second half was the same pattern with Hellifield piling the pressure on the Cononley defence which stood firm with some last ditch clearances and when breached Elliott Hollings brought off some good saves. Kris Attewell, Hellifield’s stand in Goalkeeper also distinguished himself with several good saves.

The large following from Hellifield roared for a penalty on two occasions the game ended scoreless and extra time saw Cononley take command as Hellifield who had put a great effort in began to tire and Mark Bradley became the hero scoring the winning goal two minutes from time.

There were several outstanding performances for both sides; however Hellifield’s Carl Stanford was awarded the Man of the Match.

NORMAN PRATT TROPHY FINAL RESULT

May 4, 2014

RIMINGTON FC RESERVES 4  SETTLE UNITED AFC RESERVES 0

Rimington Reserves retained the Norman Pratt Trophy for a fourth successive year when they defeated Settle Utd Reserves 4-0. On a wet and windy night Settle had early chances but could not take advantage of the elements in their favour and Rimington after the break scored two quick goals and although Settle were denied a penalty it was Rimington who made the game safe with two further goals whose scorers were Czpowski, Ratcliffe, Leach and Conti who was named Man of the Match..

  2014  May : The Craven & District FA