THE New Year saw of full programme of football matches being played in the Craven League on Saturday, including five Northern Plant Hire Trophy ties.

There were few surprises as Grassington United, Settle United, Silsden Whitestar, Cononley Sports Club and Chatburn advanced to the quarter-finals of the cup competition.

A hat-trick by Reece Fowler, braces by Fred Midgley and Andrew Smithson and a goal by Ben Schindler saw league leaders Grassington crush Division Three Otley Town A 8-1.

Grassington will play Silsden Whitestar in the quarter-finals after the latter beat Division Two side iPlay FC 6-1, thanks to braces by Andrew Kaye and Josh Metcalfe and a goal each from James Hitch and Gavin Shearer.

Premier Division side Settle United began the New Year with a win when they beat Division One challengers AFC Barnoldswick 5-3. Callum Uttley (2) and Luke Scott were on the scoresheet for Barnoldswick.

Settle will Division One leaders Cononley Sports Club after they whitewashed Division Two team Bradley 5-0, thanks to braces from Mish Allen and Chris Lumsden and a goal by Oliver Barraclough.

Chatburn set up an all Lancashire quarter-final tie with Rolls after the former beat fellow Division Two side Barnoldswick Barons 5-3 on Saturday.

Dave Fallon led Chatburn with a brace while Luke Scothern, Gareth Turner and substitute Jake Wiggins were all on the scoresheet for the Barons.

The other quarter-final game will see FC Sporting Keighley travel to Trawden Celtic Juniors after both of those teams won their respective ties in November.

In Premier Division league action, Rolls, who have yet to lose a game this season, began the new decade with a 6-2 win at Skipton Town.

Rolls' players Liam Garbutt, Aaron Lee-Barber and Jake Holgate all scored braces, as did Skipton's Ben Cox.

A hat-trick by substitute Ben Gorman saw Trawden Celtic score five second half goals to win 7-2 at Cross Hills, who got a goal each from James Gill and Lee Thompson.

Bingley Town also notched a 7-1 victory over winless Carleton Sports Club.

In Division One, Silsden Whitestar Reserves moved up to second place with a comprehensive 8-3 win against Addingham.

Zac Conway and Toby Cunningham both scored hat-tricks to lead the way for Whitestar. Bradley Fay and Scott Newton were also on the scoresheet for the winners, while Thomas Hills (2) and Steven Hunt scored for Addingham.

Goals by Josh O'Callaghan and Mark Young gave Trawden Celtic Juniors Reserves a 2-0 win against Broomhill.

In Division Two, Earby Town kept up the pressure on leaders Salts 3rds with a gritty 1-0 at home to bottom side Skipton Town Reserves.

Matthew Bowker scored the only goal for Earby in the first half and the West Craven side hung to claim the win.

A hat-trick by Adam Dziedzic helped Salts 3rds retain their division lead on goal difference with a comfortable 8-3 victory against Settle United Reserves.

Louis Francis and Adam Brookfield each scored a brace to help Baildon Trinity Athletic beat Barlick Wanderers 6-2. Daniel Holden also netted a brace for Barlick.

Cowling Reserves went goal-crazy in the Division Three Cup, as they put a dozen goals past Addingham Reserves, notching up a 12-0 victory to advance them to the semi-final.

Matthew Heap bagged a hat-trick for Cowling, while Jordan Blackburn and Kyle Willis added a brace each for the visitors.

In the only Division Three league game, second from bottom FC Sporting Keighley Reserves notched a big win against second place Trawden Celtic Reserves 3rds.

The 2-0 victory was only the Keighley side's second win of the season.