SETTLE United beat Carleton Sports 2-0 in the semi-final of the Craven Cup last Friday at Gargrave AFC.

Prior to kick-off, a minute's silence was observed in memory of two former Carleton footballers, David Bell and Michael Hargreaves, who recently passed away.

They were both members of the Carleton team that proved a formidable one in the late 1950/60s.

Settle won a game where defences were on top, as their player-manager David Worthington put the North Craven side 1-0 up when hit a superb free-kick that went in off a post just before the break.

Goal-line clearances in the second half stopped Settle from increasing their lead, however the tie was sealed on 80 minutes when captain Tom Strickland scored with a penalty kick.

A repeat of last season's Craven Cup final will take place when Settle United, the holders, take on Rimington on Friday, May 10, at Skipton Town AFC.

Rimington have over the past years have a proud record of Craven Cup wins and will be looking for another triumph to mark the opening of their new pavilion last month.

Settle United Reserves suffered their second cup final defeat in four days when Rimington United Reserves retained the Norman Pratt Trophy with 4-1 victory last week.

The hard-fought, competitive game featured two late goals, securing a comfortable win for Rimington.

Rimington scored first, only for Mark Loughlin to bring the scores level with a penalty kick.

An unfortunate own goal gave Rimington a 2-1 half-time lead.

For all of Settle's endeavours, they could not break down an experienced Rimington defence and the two late goals sealed the tie for Rimington.

Earlier in the week, Settle United Reserves lost the Craven League's Division One Cup final to an unfortunate goal with two minutes remaining when Bingley Town

scored with the help of a deflection.

The Morrison Cup final will be held this Friday at Settle United between the holders Barnoldswick Town (EL) and Ingleton. Kick-off is 6.30pm.