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Grassington rooted to bottom
12:35pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in Sport
Grassington United remain rooted to the bottom of the Mastab's Craven League Premier Division table after suffering their tenth defeat in 12 games.
They went down 1-0 to fourth-placed Trawden Celtic who secured the points with a first-half goal from Tom Swindells.
Trawden’s win means they remain level on points with Grindleton who secured a 4-2 win at Cross Hills.
The battle for second place is hotting up in Division One. Cononley Sports, 7-0 winners over fourth-placed Pendle, are currently two points ahead of Oakworth who won 5-1 at Chatburn.
Craig Donegan and Chris Lumsden each netted twice for Cononley while there were further goals from Alan Brewer, Shaun Greene and Stephen Pearson.
Oakworth, who crucially have a game in hand over Cononley, brushed aside Chatburn with goals from Joseph Brady (2), John Butcher (2) and Casey Downthwaite.
Division Two leaders Embsay Reserves returned to winning ways with a 3-2 win over Ingrow & Worth Valley. Ben Airey (2) and Alex Conroy were on target for Embsay while Mateka Nkome and Graham Whitaker were the Ingrow marksmen, Embsay are four points ahead of Pendle Renegades who were held to a 2-2 draw by AFC Colne.
Two goals by Daniel Conway gave Colne a 2-1 half-time lead but Renegades hit back to gain a point. Their scorers were George Blackburn and Nathan Tayl-forth.
Bingley Town, surprise winners over Embsay last week, lost 4-2 to Skipton Town. Chris Baines (2), William Knight and Jordan Slade were on target. Cross Hills Resreves dropped valuable points in the Division Three title race as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bradley The result leaves them four points behind Cononley Sports Reserves having played one game less.
There was no joy for the bottom two as Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves lost 4-1 to Settle while Grassington United Reserves lost 2-0 to Grindleton Reserves.
Daniel Lambert hit a hat-trick for Settle United while Ian Wildman was also on target. Stuart Hoyle scored Ingrow’s consolation goal.
It’s now 12 wins out of 12 for Division Four leaders FC Sporting Keighley after their 5-1 success against struggling Addingham.
Aaran Abbas netted another hat-trick for the leaders while Zain Abbas and Shazaib Hussain added further goals.