Surprise package Silsden White Star go to Town again

Grassington United v Settle United. Lee Walker gets in shot in on goal for Settle

Grassington United v Settle United. Shaun Airey times his jump well for Settle

First published in Sport Keighley News: Photograph of the Author by , Craven Herald sports editor

Lowly Silsden White Star have the Indian sign over the teams at the opposite end of Division One in the Mastab's Craven League.

Just seven days after ending the 100 per cent record of table-topping Settle United, White Star defeat second-placed Earby Town 2-1.

Goals by Sam Stanfield and James Whitehurst sealed White Star’s latest success and sentenced Earby to only their second loss of the campaign. James Holmes netted for the losers.

The battle between the bottom two teams saw Pendle thump Hellifield 6-2 with Craig Harrison (2), Luke Haggan, Chris Benson, Andy Ledger and Michael Uprichard scoring their goals. Hellifield’s scorers were Dale Denham and Paul Mounsey.

A solitary goal from Andy Seddon was enough to earn Gargrave the three points in their clash with Chatburn.

Settle United, unbeaten in the league, were dumped out of the League Cup 2-0 by third-placed Grassington United. Goals from Jeremy Gee and Stuart Gee decided the tie.

Champions Skipton LMS went six points clear in the Premier Division as they defeated Rolls 2-1 while nearest challengers Trawden Celtic had Mark Young sent off as they went down 2-1 at home to Grindleton.

Luke Howsen and Paul Wilkin scored the goals which took LMS another step closer to a fourth-successive title.

Cross Hills were engaged in Northern Plant Hire Trophy action against Division Two leaders AFC Colne and ran out 4-1 winners. Robert Andrew, Edward Jenkins, Stuart Paton and Sam Smith were their scorers.

Third-placed Skipton Town suffered their first defeat in Division Two going down 4-2 to Bradley. Zac Conway’s two goals and further strikes from James Hyatt and Robert Watson secured the points for Bradley. Liam Cartman and Jake Thompson netted for Skipton.

A hat-trick from Kyle Richmond helped Bingley Town to a 5-0 triumph over Ingrow & Worth Valley which moves them level on points with leaders AFC Colne. Further goals came from Michael Judson and Christopher Turner.

Earby Town Reserves eased to a comfortable 4-1 win over Rolls Reserves with Richard Horsfall, Billy Russell, Joseph Piling and James Wilson-Graham scoring their goals. Matthew Coates netted the consolation for Rolls.

Two goals form Shazaib Hussain set Division Three promotion chasers FC Sporting Keighley on course for a comfortable 4-1 win over Ilkley.

Bottom-team Cowling Reserves sneaked a 1-0 win at Grindleton Reserves while Salts and Sutton shared a goalless draw.

Bradley Reserves missed an opportunity to go top of Division Four when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom team Barnoldswick Barons.

Jordan Driver’s double for Bradley was cancelled out by strikes from Andrew Hardeman and Paul Hunt for Barons.

Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves showed no mercy for struggling Carleton Reserves as they romped to a 7-1 win, while Horton triumphed 4-2 at Sutton.

Ross Greenwood’s hat-trick helped Skipton Town Reserves to progress in the League Cup with a 4-1 victory over Addingham.

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