Oxenhope sparkle as they thrash leaders Grassington United 6-0 in top-two battle (From Keighley News)
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Oxenhope sparkle as they thrash leaders Grassington United 6-0 in top-two battle
Updated 10:29am Thursday 6th March 2014 in Sport
Oxenhope Rec Thirds produced one of the results of the day as they defeated Mastab's Craven League Division Three leaders Grassington United Reserves 5-0 in the clash between the top two to record their seventh successive win.
The only goal of the first half came when a corner from James Bailey was passed into the net by Nivard Trowers.
Ten minutes into the second period, a long throw from Andy Fox saw Connor Madden head in and Oxenhope made it three when, following good work by Liam Gill, Ellis Atha slotted home. In-form striker Tony Cooper smashed number four into the bottom corner before Tom Brown rounded the keeper to coolly stroke in number five.
Despite their win, Oxenhope are eight points behind the leaders but do have a game in hand.
Two goals from Aatir Zuber and one by Aaran Abbas enabled FC Sporting Keighley to edge out Cowling Reserves 3-2. Luke Barker and Martyn Dalby were on target for Cowling Reserves.
Broomhill set up a home semi-final against Oxenhope in the Division Three League Cup after seeing off Sutton 3-1. Joe Slater, Andrew Tanner and Simon Harris were their goalscorers.
Cononley Sports’ fading Premier Division title challenge suffered a body blow when they went down to a 3-2 defeat against table-topping Skipton LMS.
The result leaves them in third place, seven points adrift of their rivals, who remain on course to take the title for the fourth successive year.
Goals by Luke Howsen, Joel Timmins and Paul Wilkins earned the three points for LMS while Craig Gregory and Lee Thompson were the marksmen for Cononley.
A hat-trick by Ben Gorman powered second-placed Trawden Celtic to a 4-0 win at Cross Hills.
Wilsden suffered an 8-0 thumping at Grindleton, where Richard Hodges netted a hat-trick.
Settle United made it 11 wins out of 11 in Division One after defeating Silsden White Star 4-0.
The result means Settle are now two points behind leaders Earby with three games in hand.
Bingley Town drew level on points with AFC Colne at the top of Division Two after defeating them 3-1 with goals by Michael Judson (2) and Kyle Richmond.
Colne remain top by virtue of a superior goal difference but Bingley have a game in hand on their rivals.
At the other end of the table, Skipton LMS Reserves eased their relegation fears with a 3-1 victory over Cononley Sports Reserves, for whom Robert Slater scored.
Bradley had a comfortable 4-0 success at Rolls Reserves, where James Wilson (2), Robert Watson and David Jaz were on target.
Polonia Patson, second in Division Four, had a crushing 6-0 win at Barnoldswick Barons. Mirdslav Bak (2), Daniel Trojan (2), Stevem Brand and Karter Kryz were on target.
Goals from Chris Hoyle and Liam Wheeler enabled Bradley Reserves to edge out Pendle Renegades Reserves 2-1.
Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline at Horton. Goals from Carl Johnson, Danny Richardson and Don Sharp sealed the victory for Horton, while Stuart Hoyle replied for Ingrow.
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