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Things go Wright for Grassington
Two goals from Nick Wright enabled Grassington United to lift themselves off the bottom of the Premier Division.
Embsay were involved in Premier Division Cup action, losing 4-2 to title-chasing Rolls.
James Cumpstey netted twice for Rolls while both Embsay goals were score by Fred Midgley.
Ian Craven hit a hat-trick for LMS while Adrian Beard was also on target. Cowling’s reply came from Ben Brown.
Depleted Cross Hills had no recognised goalkeeper and manager Gary Greene as their only substitute as they went down 3-1 at Pendle Athletic.
Two goals from Jake Butterworth were key to Pendle’s success while Tom McCann was the Cross Hills scorer.
There was an upset in the Northern Plant Hire Trophy where Division One leaders Wilsden Athletic defeated Grindleton 2-1. Goals from Tom Dibb and Tom Carberry earned a semi-final spot.
Gargrave’s push for promotion in Division One is gathering pace after a 3-1 win over fellow contenders Oakworth. With games in hand, Gargrave are handily placed to challenge for a swift return to the top flight.
Christian Moon opened the scoring with an excellent finish but Oakworth equalised from the penalty spot.
Gargrave went back in front with a John Beckwith header, and after Oakworth had hit a post, Beckwith scored his second goal to seal the three points.
Settle United boosted their chances of avoid relegation with a 6-1 win over bottom team Rolls Reserves.
Elliott First and Michael Ferguson both scored twice while Liam Swanson and Matthew Baines rounded off the scoring. Carl Ashton netted for Rolls.
The result takes Settle seven points ahead of second-bottom Silsden White Star who went down 4-3 to Earby Town. Jake Palmer (2), Paul Oldroyd and Adam Hartley scored the goal which earned Earby their win.
White Star’s big hope is the fact they have five games in hand on Settle.
Hellifield pipped Pendle 2-1 thanks to goals from Simon Chapman and Ben Dakin.
Promotion-chasing Cononley Sports edged a 2-1 win over Chatburn in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
The top two in Division Two were both involved in 3-3 draws. Leaders Embsay Reserves shared the points at Earby Town Reserves where Matthew Bowker scored a hat-trick for the home side. Embsay’s scorers were Ben Lowry, Jason Roberts and James Yeadon.
Second-placed Pendle Renegades had to share the points with relegation-threatened Silsden White Star.
The Renegades goals came from Nathan Taylforth (2) and Shane Taylforth. There was a third draw at Skipton Town where the home side were held 1-1 by AFC Colne. Substitute William Knight netted for Skipton while the Barons’ scorer was Carl Osadzenko.
There were goals aplenty at Ingrow & Worth Valley where the home side edged out Bingley Town 6-4.
Cross Hills Reserved reduced Cononley Sports Reserves lead in Division Three to a single point with a 6-2 win over Settle United Reserves.
Two of the teams fighting to avoid relegation had valuable win. Sutton defeated Grassington United Reserves 3-2 while Cowling Reserves edged a 3-3 win over Oakworth Reserves with two goals by Sam Sowerbutts and one from Kyle Willis.
Michael Ruddock’s double was an important feature of Sutton’s win. Joshua Smith was also on the scoresheet for Sutton while Jonathan Brewin netted the Grassington reply.
Bottom-of-the-table Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves suffered another setback as they went down 3-1 to Oxenhope Rec.
Grindleton Reserves fought back from 3-1 down to defeat Bradley 4-2 on penalties in a thrilling Division Three Cup quarter-final which finished 3-3 after extra time.
Steve McDermott (2) and Dawid Jaz fired Bradley into a 3-1 half-time lead, but Grindleton, whose only goal before the break came from Chad Mayoh, forced extra-time with two Simon Hodgson goals.
Addingham put their recent indifferent form behind them as they saw off Carleton Reserves 3-0 in the Division Four League Cup. Two goals from Tom Bancroft and another by Tom Smith sealed the win.
FC Sporting Keighley extended their 100 per cent Division Four league record to 13 games with a 5-2 win at Bradley Reserves. Shahzaib Hussain hit a hat-trick and there were further goals from Aaran Abbas and Zain Abbas.
Padiham Town’s Liam Darwin also scored a treble as the second-place side saw off Pendle Renegades Reserves 3-1 Two goals from Riaz Ali plus strikes from Leon Ahmed and Shehzad Khan helped Manningham All Stars to defeat Skipton Town Reserves 4-0, while a Liam Darwin hat-trick guided second-placed Padiham to a 3-1 victory against Pendle Renegades Reserves.
Horton won 5-1 at Barnoldswick Barons Reserves. Glenn Harrison, Ryan Horsman, Frank Jackson, Danny Richardson and Neil Sutcliffe were their marksmen.