AN abbreviated Craven and District Football League got under way last Saturday.

Heavy rain on Friday put paid several matches, but in the Premier Division Grassington United had the best result on the day, winning 8-2 at Cross Hills.

A hat-trick by Daniel Hunt and a brace by man of the match Oscar Canny, along with goals by Ollie Hunter, Ben Schindler and Oliver Newbould saw the visitors secure a convincing victory.

Mark Hoban and Patrick King scored for Cross Hills.

Four games were played in Division Two, including Barnoldswick Barons, who got off to a good start to the season, winning 4-2 at Earby Town.

The Barons led 2-1 at half-time and went on to win thanks to a brace by Matthew Blackwell and goals by Aaron Borrowdale and Connor Sims. Ben Armstrong scored a brace for Earby.

A brace by man of the match Ryan Dunn also led Settle United 3rds to a 4-2 victory at Barlick Wanderers.

Daniel Cardus and Jacob Wroe also scored for Settle and Thomas Duerden and Daniel Holden were on the scoresheet for the Wanderers.

A second half goal by man of the match Matthew Brian helped Salts 3rds beat win 2-1 at home against Chatburn. Brian had a brace of goals in the game, as he also scored in the first half.

Bradley and iPlay FC started their respective seasons with a 2-2 draw.

Bradley led 1-0 at half-time, but two second half goals saw the two teams share the points.

Lee Britain and Sam Entwistle were on the scoresheet for Bradley.

There was no play in Division One and Division Three saw only one game played, as Trawden Celtic Juniors 3rds beat FC Sporting Keighley Reserves 3-1.