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There's no stopping FC Keighley
12:00pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
There’s no stopping FC Sporting Keighley.
The Division Four leaders ex-tended their 100 per cent record to 14 games with a 3-2 win over Pendle Renegades Reserves.
Top-scorer Aaran Abbas, Zain Abbas and Aatir Zuber netted the goals which sealed Sporting’s latest victory.
Second-placed Padiham Town ran out comfortable 5-1 winners over Horton but Manningham All Stars continue to chase the top two after a 4-0 win at Skipton Town Reserves.
Haq-Nawaz Ali (2), Trinity Brown and Andrew Wilson were their scorers.
Sutton Reserves had a convincing 5-1 victory over Bradley Res-erves with goals from Ishfiaq Hussain (2), Ross Suri, Jordan Halstead and Danny Waterfield.
Wilsden Athletic extended their advantage in Division One to eight points with a 4-2 win over third-placed Oakworth.
Tom Beetham, Tom Dick, Ryan Gill and David Goodchild were on target for Wilsden.
Striker John Beckwith notched a hat-trick as Gargrave moved to within two points of second-placed Cononley Sports with two games in hand after a 5-1 win at Chat-burn.
Jonathan Chapman and Liam Jameson added further goals, while Zac Holgate netted Chat-burn’s consolation.
Settle United continued their climb towards safety with a 2-1 win over bottom team Rolls Reserves.
There is a nine-point gap between Settle and second-from-bottom Silsden White Star, who drew 3-3 at Pendle, but White Star have played five games less.
With second-placed Cross Hills not playing, Cononley Sports Res-erves were able to stretch their lead in Division Three to four points with a 5-3 win over Grindle-ton Reserves.
Andrew Hudson hit a hat-trick for Sports, while Jason Shaw and Craig Ebrell added further goals. Grindleton’s scorers were Aamir Zulf (2) and Simon Ryan.
Jack Shellabear, Rhys Thomas and Kyle Willis netted the goals that earned Cowling Reserves a 3-1 triumph over Oakworth Reserves.
Sutton also recorded a 3-1 success in their game with Bradley. Jack Fletcher, Lee Rooke and Jakoslaw Makkowsk bagged the goals that earned Sutton their three points. Joshua Brown scored for Bradley.
Settle United Reserves remain in the bottom two after a 5-0 home reverse against Oxenhope Rec.
Grassington United staged a stunning fightback against champions Skipton LMS to haul themselves off the bottom of the Premier Division table.
Struggling United scored three times in the last ten minutes to earn a 3-3 draw, and that enabled them to climb above Embsay in the table.
Jeremy Gee (2) and Tareeq Issa were their scorers as they stunned LMS, who looked to be coasting to victory through goals by Luke Howson (2) and Ian Craven.
There was a further sting in the tail for LMS because Rolls defeated Pendle Athletic 4-2 to knock them off top spot.
Goals by Ben Crabtree (2), Damon Clark and Paul McDowall earned Rolls a win that takes them a point ahead of LMS, but they have played one game more. Pendle’s scorers were Paul Kelly and Paul Sconce.
The Division Two promotion race was thrown open as the top two were both beaten.
Third-placed Skipton Town rais- ed their hopes with a 3-1 win over leaders Embsay Reserves, while Pendle Renegades were surprisingly beaten 2-0 by relegation-threatened Gargrave Reserves.
Skipton’s win was secured with goals by Anthony Dean, Darren Hey and Sam Headey. Embsay’s reply came from Ben Lowry.
Gargrave lifted themselves off the bottom with the victory and are now just two points behind Ingrow & Worth Valley, who beat AFC Colne 6-1, inlcuding goals from Graham Whitaker (2), Chris Smith, Liam Fothergill and Daniel Blakesley. Keegan Love hit Colne’s reply.
Barnoldswick Barons and Skip- ton LMS Reserves both secured away wins. Barons triumphed 2-1 at Earby Town Reserves.
Craig Harrison, Tom Daniel and Ian Rosie scored the goals that secured a 3-2 win for Skipton LMS Reserves at Silsden White Star Reserves.