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Champions Skipton LMS hit 19 as they hammer basement-boys Carleton
11:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014 in Sport
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Mastab’s Craven League officials were busy checking their record books after Skipton LMS went goal crazy on Saturday.
The second-placed club scored 19 at cellar dwellers Carleton, and league chairman Gerry Aldersley said: “I cannot remember a similar score but we think it might at least be a record for the Premier Division.”
Ian Craven and Luke Howsen both scored six, with Chris Simpson, Joel Timm- ins and substitute Oliver Hunter adding braces, and Paul Wilkins making up the tally. Stuart Hunn was Carleton’s player of the match in their 19-0 drubbing.
LMS, chasing a fourth-successive title, are only three points behind Trawden Celtic with two games in hand.
Celtic won 5-1 at home to Wilsden Athletic, Tom Swin- dells (2), Ben Gorman and substitute Jack Haigh being among their scorers.
They will now face Helli- field Sports. Matt Nutter and Paul Oldroyd netted for Earby Town.
John Beckwith almost matched the goal-scoring feats of Craven and Howsen in Settle United’s Division One home clash with Pendle.
He bagged a nap hand in the 9-0 hammering of their eighth-placed visitors, Lee Walker (2), Harry Marshall and David Worthington making up second-placed Uni- ted’s tally.
The clash between second-placed Bingley Town and third-placed Skipton Town in Division Two ended 2-2.
Skipton hold the whip hand as they have two games in hand on Bingley and front-runners AFC Colne and are only three points adrift of both teams.
Bradley (sixth) and Rolls Reserves (fourth) are in the next batch of three clubs and met at Ings Lane Playing Fields, Bradley winning 5-3 to boost their hopes of a fourth-placed finish.
Man of the match Robert Watson scored three for Bradley, Dawid Jaz and Stuart McCulloch also being on target, with Rolls’ best player Morgan Brown, Gareth Turner and Justin Wilson replying.
If 19-0 is a rare scoreline, 0-0 is a bit more commonplace, and that was how the clash between Broomhill and leaders Grassington United Res- erves finished at Marley in Division Three.
Ben Gannon (Grassington) and David Rhodes (Broom- hill) won the respective gongs.
Second-placed Broomhill are now 12 points behind United with three games in hand.
Next-to-bottom Sutton won 4-2 at basement club Cowling Reserves, for whom Josh Wood got both goals.
Oxenhope Recreation have climbed to third on the back of a 3-0 home win over Salts, who drop a place to fourth, goals coming from Tony Cooper, Liam Walsh and Craig Morris in the last 35 minutes. Josh Barker was Salts’ man of the match.
Bradley Reserves ended the unbeaten run of Mann- ingham All Stars in Division Four, winning 2-1 at the Oasis Academy Lister Park.
Chris Hogg and Liam Wheeler were the marksmen for Bradley, who stay in fifth but have a realistic chance of ending up second.
If it was an awful day for Carleton’s first team, it was still a bad one for their second team, who were defeated 9-3 at second-placed Pendle Renegades Reserves.
Man of the match Tom Toward (2), Daniel Amos (2), Chris Batty, George Black- burn, Matthew King, Ian Livesey and substitute Owen Pearson were on target for Pendle, with Adrian Dryden taking the award for Carle- ton Reserves.
Barnoldswick Barons stayed tenth after a 3-1 home defeat by Ingrow & Worth Valley Reserves, Richard Hines getting the Barons’ goal and Lee Wallace being their man of the match.