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Settle United extend 100 per cent record with comfortable victory over Chatburn
8:11am Thursday 16th January 2014 in Sport
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Settle United remain the only side in the Mastab's Craven League with a 100 per cent record.
They kept the pressure on Division One leaders Earby Town with a 5-0 victory at fifth-placed Chatburn.
John Beckwith, Matthew Cardus, Lee Walker and substitute Pedro Quintas. were all on target.
Earby Town, who are seven points ahead of second-placed Settle having played four more games, did won 6-1 at Gargrave.
Matthew Nutter led the way with a brace, Danny Manson, Marcus Singleton and substitute James Hol- mes were also on target.
Trawden Celtic are the new leaders of the Premier Division after a 4-2 defeat of fifth-placed visitors Rolls. Thomas Swindells (2), Ben Gorman and substitute Jake Waring were Celtic’s marks- men, Liam Garbutt replying with a double.
Grindleton added to basement club Carleton’s misery with a 9-0 drubbing. They have now conceded 70 goals in just nine matches.
On target for the winners were Anton Gawthorpe (3), Kieran Robinson (2), Liam Gidlow, Richard Hodges, Daniel Sharples and sub- stitute James Driver.
Three players netted twice as Hellifield Sports became the first club into the semi-finals of the Division One Cup, following an 8-3 home defeat of Pendle.
Harry Bland, Dale Den- ham and Carl Stanford bagged braces, Hellifield’s tally being made up by Tom Harris and substitute Steven Procter.
While Cross Hill’s first team won 2-1, their reserves were beaten by the same score in Division Two at home to Skipton LMS Reserves. Joe Parker netted both for LMS.
The meeting of leaders Grassington United and third-placed Salts Division Three saw the front-running hosts triumphing 2-1.
Ben Gannon and Graham Hunn netted for the winners, with Alex Monkhouse reply- ing.
Meanwhile, Ilkley leap-frogged Sutton into eighth place by beating them 2-1 away, Callum Regan getting one of the Ilkley goals.
Oxenhope Recreation and Salts are already into the semi-finals of the Division Three Cup, and they have been joined by Grindleton Reserves, who triumphed 3-1 at Settle United Reserves.
Michael Ferguson got Settle’s only strike, Nathan Ball and Aamir Zulfi getting among the goals for Grindle ton, who had Khurram Zulfi booked.
Sutton Reserves’ goals-against column has topped the half-century after a 5-2 defeat at Skipton Town Reserves, who have climbed to third in Division Four Shane Dwyer and Ross Greenwood were among Town’s scorers.
Only 11 of the scheduled matches were played on a wet Saturday.
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