HAVING been in the nether regions of the Skipton Body Repair Centre Craven League Premier Division last season, it again looks as if Sporting Keighley could be in a fight to avoid relegation.

They won only four of their 20 league matches in 2016-17 and have started this campaign with two straight defeats, the latest of which was a 4-2 reverse at home to Manningham Allstars.

Man of the match Shazad Khan netted both for Sporting, who are at home to defending champions Settle United on Saturday.

Cowling are also struggling, going down 4-1 at Grassington United, with Luke Barker getting the consolation, while Cross Hills joined them on one point after a creditable 4-4 home draw against Trawden Celtic.

Mark Hoban (2), Joel Birks and Harry Eastbury netted for the south Craveners, whose man of the match was substitute Lee Thompson.

At the other end of the table, Silsden Whitestar, who have now scored 20 and conceded one, made it three wins out of three with a 6-0 victory over former bogey side Pendle Renegades.

On target were Sam Stanfield (2), Rob Matthews, Josh Metcalfe, James Wilson and substitute Will Storrie, while Gavin Shearer was man of the match.

The visitors were at strength as they tried to reverse their League Cup final defeat from last season, but they could make little headway, despite Whitestar missing key defenders.

Bradley made their seasonal bow in Division One and won 1-0 at Earby Town, courtesy of Sam Baldwin.

Sean Hutchinson was man of the match against opponents who have lost 22 of their last 23 league fixtures.

There was a usual scorer for Broomhill, with Andy Tanner netting, but that was all that they could manage in a 7-1 home defeat against unbeaten leaders Carleton.

In Division Two, Silsden Whitestar Reserves led 2-1 at half-time at new leaders Trawden Celtic Reserves but ended up losing 4-3, with man of the match Zac Conway, Simon Cox and Ryan Narey on target.

However, Broomhill Reserves are off the mark in Division Three after a 5-2 victory at Settle United Reserves, Tyler Brigg bagging a hat-trick and Paul Wilkinson also being among the scorers.

Sutton went down 5-2 at home to 100 per centers Bingley Town Reserves, with Oliver Wild among those netting for the losers, whose man of the match was Mickey Ruddock.