Howsen's double sees Skipton LMS go top in Mastab's Craven League

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Luke Howsen scored twice as champions Skipton LMS went back to the top of the Premier Division with a 3-0 win over Cowling.

Substitute Mark Fleming was also on target as LMS regained the league leadership from Cononley Sports who were held to a 1-1 draw by Trawden Celtic.

Tom Swindells gave Traw- den a first-half lead but Mark Bradley saved a point for Sports after the break.

They are now one point behind LMS having played two games more.

Even goals from Joel Hardy and Daniel Simpson couldn’t save Wilsden Ath- letic from a 3-2 defeat at home to Grindleton.

Matthew Nutter (2) and Paul Oldroyd were on target as Division One leaders Earby Town secured a 3-1 win at Grassington United.

They head the table on goal difference from Pendle Renegades and have two games in hand.

A solitary goal from Owen Pearson helped Renegades to defeat Chatburn 1-0.

Dale Denham scored both goals as lowly Hellifield Sports earned a much-needed point in a 2-2 draw against Gargrave.

Third-placed Skipton Town won a nine-goal thriller with Rolls Reserves in Division Two.

Goals by Jordan Slade (2), Liam Cartman, Sam Kim- berley and William Knight earned them a 5-4 win.

Matthew Coates, Carl Ashton, Gareth Turner and an own goal were the Rolls scorers.

Jake Hart hit a hat-trick as leaders Pendle won 5-1 at Earby Town Reserves. Adam and Daniel Conway added further goals.

Pendle are three points ahead of Bingley Town who won 7-4 at Ingrow & Worth Valley. Bingley have played a game less than the leaders. Chris Smith, Andre Fox, Liam Fothergill and Gra- ham Whitaker scored for the losers.

A hat-trick from James Robinson helped Bradley to an impressive 8-2 away win at Cononley Sports Reser- ves.

Robert Watson and James Wilson each netted twice while Dawid Jaz rounded off the Bradley tally. Colin Throupe netted both Conon- ley goals.

Division Three leaders Grassington United Reser- ves were beaten for only the second time this season as they went down 6-3 at Grindleton Reserves.

Nathan Ball (2), Darren Bateman, Simon Hodgson, Aamir Zulfi and Daniel Sieczkowski were the Grind- leton scorers.

Oxenhope Rec showed no mercy for bottom team Ilkley as they thrashed them 10-0.

Graham Robinson netted a hat-trick while further goals came from Gareth Ritson (2) McKenzie Daw- son, Christopher Galdes, Thomas Thompson, Craig Morris, and Dean Brookes.

Aaran Abbas and Munir Nazir were the marksmen for FC Sporting Keighley as they defeated Salts 2-0.

Division Four leaders Manningham All Stars won 6-2 at Horton while second-placed Polonia Patson beat Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves 4-1 with goals from Pizemyslaw Witch, Dawid Zulewski, Egidijus Mickiw- icius and Krysztof Wojtylak.

Pendle Renegades ;et two points slip away as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Carleton Reserves.

The basement battle went the way of bottom team Sutton Reserves as they won 6-2 at Barnoldswick Barons.

It means they are now one point behind their rivals. Isfaq Hussain grabbed a hat-trick with Lee Rooke netting a brace and Chris Vollentine completing the half-dozen.

Ross Greenwood hit a hat-trick for Skipton Town Reserves as they drew 3-3 with Addingham.


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