2014  October : The Craven & District FA

CUP RESULTS SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014

October 15, 2014

CRAVEN CHALLENGE CUP

Cononley Sports FC  3  Barnoldswick Town FC(EL)  2

Settle United AFC  3 Bentham FC  1

Horton FC  3   Grassington United FC  8

Embsay FC  4  Earby Town FC  4 AET.  Embsay won 11-10 on penalties

Hellifield Sports FC  v  Rimington FC  Postponed

Rolls FC  7  Carleton Sports FC  1

Bradley FC  v  Waddington FC  Cancelled

 

NORMAN PRATT TROPHY

Earby Town FC Reserves  1  Cononley Sports FC Reserves  6

Ingleton FC Reserves  6  Skipton LMS FC Reserves  2

Pendle Renegades FC Reserves  0  Waddington FC Reserves  2

Skipton Town FC Reserves  0  Grindleton FC Reserves  5

NORMAN PRATT TROPHY FIXTURES SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014

October 15, 2014

NORMAN PRATT TROPHY

Earby Town FC Reserves  v  Cononley Sports FC Reserves

Ingleton FC Reserves  v  Skipton LMS FC Reserves

Pendle Renegades FC Reserves  v  Waddington FC Reserves

Skipton Town FC Reserves  v  Grindleton FC Reserves

CRAVEN CUP FIXTURES FOR SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014

October 15, 2014

CRAVEN CHALLENGE CUP

Cononley Sports FC  v  Barnoldswick Town FC(EL)

Settle United AFC  v  Bentham FC

Horton FC  v  Grassington United FC

Embsay FC  v  Earby Town FC

Hellifield Sports FC  v  Rimington FC

Rolls FC  v  Carleton Sports FC

Bradley FC  v  Waddington FC

 

CRAVEN FA MINORS AWAY AT BRADFORD

October 15, 2014

Craven FA Minors start their campaign with a visit to Bradford FA Minors on Thursday 23 October 2014, the kick off is 7:45pm at Fields FC, Hollingwood Lane, Bradford BD7 4AY.

CRAVEN CLUBS IN COUNTY CUP TIES

October 15, 2014

CRAVEN FA CLUBS IN COUNTY CUP TIES

Craven Association Clubs had a successful weekend in the West Riding County Challenge Cup when all six participating Clubs recorded victories with Bradley FC being defeated in the Trophy Competition.

 

Cononley Sports hosted Harrogate side Pannal Sports and with several players unavailable recorded an outstanding win by 6-3. By half time they had built up a 4-1 lead and although Pannal scored quickly in the second half, two Craig Gregory goals eased any fears of a comeback from the visitors who sadly had a player sustain a suspected broken leg. Gregory with four goals, Craig Everett and Rob Slater being the goalscorers for Cononley, who now face Oxenhope Recreation in the next round on the 1st November.

Grassington Utd travelled to face Elland Allstars and it was the home side that started the better and were immediately on the front foot. Despite their early pressure they didn’t create any clear cut chances and it was the visitors that opened the scoring through John Allan firing home from 8 yards and increased the lead through a superb volley from Jeremy Gee that rifled in the top corner. The visitors increased the lead after the break through a Nicky Wright free kick, the goals just kept coming with both Jan Ozdoba and Ian Craven scoring with Craven notching his second tucking the ball home from 10 yards to make it 6 nil. The home side then grabbed a dubious goal back from an off side position however Grassington  extended their lead further with MOM Jan Ozdoba hitting his second to make it 7-1 and Ian Craven rounded off the scoring to grab his hat trick from close range, leading to a trip to Otley Town FC in the next round.

 

Earby Town had an away trip to Collingham Old Boys and led 3-0 at the break with goals from James Holmes and one from Adam Hartley. Earby added 2 more in the second half, Holmes completing his hat trick and Hartley with his second. Collingham pulled one back, the visitors finishing worth winners with a 5-1 score.

Skipton LMS had a comfortable 4-2 success against Ossett Albion Reserves. LMS controlled the game from the start playing some lovely football which was rewarded mid way through the first half when Alex Conroy opened the scoring from a great cross from Olly Hunter and as LMS continued to press a well executed Fred Midgely through ball was finished off by Conroy to bag his second. A slight lack off concentration saw an Osset centre forward through one on one only to be foiled by a superb piece of goalkeeping by Will Freakes who pounced on the ball at his feet. Another Midgely assist put LMS new boy Tom Bradford on the score sheet before more great one on one goalkeeping by Freakes denied Osset a life line taking the game to half time. LMS started the second half well, essentially killing the game off through another Midgely/Conroy combo as Alex completed his first hat trick in an LMS shirt. Osset grabbed 2 goals towards the end of the game through LMS complacency but it was two little two late for Osset and LMS went through to the next round as 4-2 winners.

In other ties, Rimington FC the winners two years ago defeated Campion Reserves 4-0, while Settle United had a 2-1 win at Dram Community..

Bradley suffered a surprise home defeat against fellow Craven League opposition Sutton by2-0 The game began with Bradley playing down the slope in the ascendancy without creating too much. Gradually Sutton got into the game and on 15 minutes took the lead thanks to a defensive mix up. This gave them some confidence and Monkhouse in the home goal had to make two really good saves. Bradley were still pressing at the other end and had a couple of near misses but generally failed to create any clear cut chances. On the restart Bradley got on top but again chances were few & far between. Sutton defended well blocking shots and keeping Bradley at arms length. Bradley kept pegging away whereas Sutton were limited to sporadic attacks. This pattern continued for the remainder of the game. Bradley pushed harder but could not get the breakthrough and on 90 minutes with Bradley throwing men forward Sutton broke away to end the contest with a second goal.

Honour for Craven FA Council Member

October 15, 2014

Crosshills  man Malcom(Matt) Lord has received further acclaim for his outstanding contribution to local football when he was appointed a Life Vice President of the West Riding County FA at a recent Council Meeting; Matt also holds the prestigious Football Association Long Service Award.

 

He began his involvement in football playing for Cowling and during his National Service he was involved in football where ever he was based. Matt began refereeing in 1971, refereeing in the Newark League and on completion of his RAF service he came to live in Crosshills and was invited to serve on the Craven League Management Committee and held the position of Registration Secretary for 30 years. Matt joined the Craven FA committee in 1981 and in December 1993 was appointed as their representative on the WRCFA. Matt is the current President of the Craven Football League and is a Life Member of Craven District FA, Craven Football League and Craven Aire Wharfe Junior League.

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