Oxenhope one win from Craven League promotion

Keighley News: Cononley's Tom Smith, left, battles for possession in his side's defeat to Rolls Cononley's Tom Smith, left, battles for possession in his side's defeat to Rolls

Victory for Oxenhope Recreation’s third team at home to Settle Reserves on Saturday will see them promoted from Division Three of the Mastab's Craven League.

A big crowd is anticipated at the Recreation Ground (2pm) after Rec made the long trek to Grindleton last week and were rewarded with three points after a 5-3 success.

A hat-trick from Ellis Atha, plus strikes from Connor Madden and Liam Walsh, put Oxenhope hope in the box seat for the second promotion spot behind Grassington Reserves.

Broomhill’s hopes of promotion were killed off as Settle United Reserves beat them 3-2. Pedro Quintas (2) and Arron Johnson scored for Settle, with Andrew Tanner and Jake Ward replying.

Sutton secured their fourth win of the season by defeating Salts 2-1 with Lee Rooke and Lukasz Saros-inski on target.

Meanwhile, holders Cowling moved into the semi-finals of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy with a hard-earned 2-1 win over Division One side Gargrave as Josh Wood and Ben Brown found the target.

But they couldn’t replicate that success on Tuesday as they bowed out of the Premier Division League Cup last four as Cross Hills romped to a 4-0 win.

Skipton LMS clinched their place in the final with an extra-time win over Trawden Celtic.

They were pushed all the way by their opponents before goals by Luke Howsen and Chris Simpson secured a 2-1 win.

LMS are hunting the double after clinching theeir fourth-successive Premier Division title on Tuesday with a 6-0 win at Wilsden Athletic.

Striker Liam Garbutt added two more goals to his tally as Rolls secured a 4-2 win at Cononley Sports. Chris Bell and James Cumpstey added further goals for the winners, while Joel Birks was on target for Cononley.

There was no joy for bottom team Embsay as they lost 3-2 to Wilsden. Fred Midgley scored both Embsay goals, while Ryan Gill (2) and Tom Carberry netted for Wilsden.

Daniel Sieczkowski’s double helped Grindleton ease to a 4-0 win over Cross Hills.

Silsden White Star defeated Pendle Renegades 2-1 in Saturday’s only Division One game. Goals by Kris Hinks and James Whitehead secured the victory.

Skipton Town boosted their Division Two title hopes as they thumped third-placed Bingley Town 5-0 to pull level on points with leaders AFC Colne.

Goals by Jordan Slade (2), Liam Cartman (2) and Rob Spencer secured a win which leaves Town needing just a point from their final game against Skipton LMS Reserves on April 26 to be crowned champions.

Two goals from Craig Ebbrell and further strikes from Andrew Hudson and Mark Woodward helped Cononley Sports Reserves to a 4-0 win at Rolls Reserves.

A solitary goal from Bradley’s James Wilson was enough to sentence Cross Hills Reserves to their 15th defeat which leaves them bottom without a single point.

Four goals from Ross Greenwood enabled Skipton Town Reserves to win 5-2 at Addingham in Division Four, while Bradley Reserves and Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves fought out a 3-3 draw.

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