TRAWDEN CELTIC Juniors headed into the Christmas break in style after dumping league leaders AFC Barnoldswick out of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy in devastating fashion on Saturday.

Despite being separated by just three points at the top of the Premier Division table, the gulf between the sides was evident on the pitch, with Tom Swindells (x4), Jake Bancroft, Jake Hart and George McCaigue all on target for the second-placed hosts in a 7-0 win.

Trawden will face the winner of the match between Silsden Whitestar and either Addingham or Skipton in the quarter-finals later in the season.

Away from the Cup, in the only match in the Premier Division, Cowling moved level on points with opponents Carleton Sports Club after edging a seven-goal thriller at Summerhill Lane.

Doubles from Dan Kantas and Joe Lee helped Cowling secure the points, despite Rob Matthews’ well-taken hat-trick for the visitors.

Second-bottom Chatburn delivered one of the shocks of the day in Division One after holding title-chasers Trawden Celtic Juniors Reserves to a 2-2 draw at Roefield.

Goals from Rob Lloyd and Nathan Galloway were cancelled out by Trawden’s Jonathan Crabtree and Taylor Harrison, with both sides scoring in each half.

Ingleton and Grassington United Reserves also played out an entertaining 3-3 draw, with man of the match Alex Hartley scoring a hat-trick for the hosts.

However, the headlines belong to Settle United Reserves, who became the latest team to put last-placed Addingham to the sword in a 7-1 win.

Liam Swanson’s hat-trick and Luke Woodrow’s brace formed the majority for the hosts, with Andy Sharpe’s goal proving to be just a consolation for the struggling visitors.

Elsewhere in the division, Andrew Radosevic’s double helped Baildon Trinity Athletic stage a second-half comeback to win 2-1 and move level on points with opponents Silsden Whitestar Reserves, while Salts 3rds also claimed the three points with a 3-2 victory against iPlay.

Hellifield Sports continued their prolific form in front of goal to see off Division Two top-scorers Barnoldswick Barons Senior Open Age 5-3 and move up to third.

The only other match in the division saw Cowling Reserves’ miserable season continue with a narrow 1-0 loss at Crosshills Reserves, with Josh Page’s strike separating the sides.

In Division Three, FC Keighley United Open Age took another step closer to the trophy after beating second-placed Settle United 3rds in a low-scoring encounter.

Kieran Henry and Josh Nelson found the back of the net for the hosts, with their 2-1 win seeing them open up an 11 point gap at the top of the table.

Elsewhere, George Blackwell and Mickey Ruddock could not prevent a ninth defeat of the season as Sutton Reserves lost 4-2 at Otley Town 4ths, while Cononley Sports Club Second and AFC Crossleys Reserves played out a rare goalless draw.  BY: EMMA KENNEDY