THERE were two big games at the top of the Craven League as the top four teams faced off against each other on Saturday.

League leaders Silsden Whitestar maintained their place at the top by securing a 1-1 draw at third place Settle United.

Settle's David Worthington and Silsden's Josh Metcalfe scored the goals, as Whitestar are now eight points ahead of Trawden Celtic Juniors and 11 clear of Settle, who have four games in hand on the top two.

Grassington United moved into fourth place with a convincing 5-1 victory at home to Trawden Celtic.

Man of the match Oscar Canny led Grassington with a brace, and their other three goals came from Daniel Hunt, Jack Schindler and Ollie White. Callum Whitfield scored a consolation for the visitors.

Cowling remained one point ahead of Skipton Town by securing a 1-1 draw at Engine Shed Lane.

Craig Gregory scored for Cowling and Shane Dwyer got Skipton's goal.

FC Sporting Keighley moved ahead of both Skipton and Cowling as they beat Carleton Sports Club 6-1 at Marley.

In the only Northern Plant Hire Trophy game on Saturday, Division Two side AFC Barnoldswick took a scalp when they beat Premier Division Rolls 3-1 in a Barnoldswick derby at Rolls Royce Sports Ground.

Callum Uttley's brace and Wissam Badri's goal secured victory for AFC Barnoldswick. Lewis Routledge was on the scoresheet for Rolls.

In Division One, Bingley Town pulled within four points of leaders Cross Hills with a 6-0 victory against Bradley at Marley.

A brace by Kris Attewell helped third placed Settle United Reserves also close the gap on the leaders as they won 4-1 at Cononley Sports Club. Mark Loughlin and Pedro Quintas were also on the scoresheet for Settle.

Goals by Bradley Fay (2), Samuel Boothman and Mark Smith saw Silsden Whitestar Reserves win 4-1 at Chatburn.

A brace by David Greenwood helped Division Two leaders cruise to a 7-1 victory against Barlick Wanderers at Victory Park.

Hat-tricks by George Partridge and Patrick Peterken saw second placed Salts 3rds put a dozen past Earby Town in a 12-1 win, while Addingham AFC moved up to third with a 6-2 at Cowling Reserves.

Greg Knox scored for Addingham, while Steven Hunt and James Nettleton were also on the scoresheet for the visitors. Joshua Wood had a brace for Cowling.

Addingham Reserves, who are bottom of Division Three, lost 5-1 at Marley to FC Sporting Keighley Reserves, who were led by Mohammed Rezwan Ali's hat-trick.

Hat-tricks by Tyler McGladdery and Jacob Hopper saw iPlay FC win 7-1 against Sutton at South Craven School.

In the only Division Three Cup game, a brace by Thomas Cleaver helped Barnoldswick Barons progress with a 6-0 home win against Otley Town A.