Brighouse Town 2-4 Clitheroe


Despite a spirited attempt at a comeback after falling three goals behind, Brighouse Town slipped to a defeat which now leaves them below Clitheroe in the Division One North standings.

The visitors took the lead after just seven minutes when Captain David Lynch’s cross found its way inside the far post after taking a deflection of Town keeper Jacob Giles.

With very little action following the opener, the side from Lancashire would fire two goals in three minutes to all but secure a victory on the road.

After a corner, Giles pulled back the shirt of Sefton Gonzales denying the striker a goal scoring opportunity but a clever pass to Sam Dickenson saw his strike partner fire home after the referee allowed the advantage.

Gonzales would get his goal two minutes later when after a weak punched clearance by Giles, he took the ball and fired home in the top corner to all but secure three points in this mid table clash.

Brighouse did get on the score sheet in first half injury time when Ernest Boafo, who the club raised vital funds to pay for his mother’s treatment in Ghana this week, saw his effort deflect of a last ditch tackle to wrong foot Andrew Dawber.

The second half was more an entertaining affair which was dominated by the home side as they looked to get back in the game for a point.

Boafo and Captain Leon Henry both had efforts but the Ghanaian striker dragged his effort wide with Henry hitting the side netting.

Boafo’s second of the afternoon and fifth league goal of the season came when after Richard Burns was dispossessed with ease by Shaquille Clarke-Adams, he got the ball and turned Daniel Brady before slotting cooly into the bottom corner.

Clarke-Adams himself put a half chance wide of Dawber’s near post before things got a bit tasty in the midst of the Town’s attempted spirited comeback.

With Clitheroe breaking down the left hand side, Danny Wilkins was the victim of a dangerous effort by Ben Thornton which left the right back lucky not to see red and Lynch furious as he went to the defence of his teammates and began to pick fights with many a man in orange.

Brighouse manager Paul Quinn was also lucky not to see red after a tirade against the linesman after flagging marauding centre back Tyrone Gay offside in the hunt for the equalising goal.

Despite all the Town pressure in the second forty five, they succumbed to defeat when with seven minutes left, right back Danny Morton well placed his shot when left unmarked in the area after a fantastic save to deny substitute Ryan Charnley.

BRIGHOUSE TOWN: Giles, Thornton, Scott, Wilson (Clarke-Adams 58), Gay, Burke, Baldwin, Hall (Hurtley 63), Boafo, Matthews (Kebbie 46), Henry. Substitutes (Not Used): Field, Thewlis.

CLITHEROE: Dawber, Morton, Bamba, Bonaminio, Brady, Garner, Burns (Ralph 86), Lynch, Gonzales, Dickenson (Charnley 66), Bent (Wilkins 77). Substitutes (Not Used): Walker, Freeland.


The Yorkshire Weekend Football Round Up



Hull City succumbed to a third consecutive Premier League defeat as they went down 1-0 away at Norwich City. Despite debutant Nikica Jelavic hitting the post inside the opening two minutes, Ryan Bennett headed in a corner three minutes from time to send the Tigers to defeat.


Leeds United went down to another defeat, this time 1-0 at home to league leaders Leicester City. Leeds were the stronger side and created the better chances throughout the game but were defeated when David Nugent poked the ball past Paddy Kenny three minutes from time.

Doncaster Rovers stunned everyone with a 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the Keepmoat Stadium. Chris Brown opened the scoring in the sixth minute before James Coppinger scrambled the ball home just after half time. Brown then wrapped up the victory from the penalty spot.

Barnsley also boosted their chances of survival with a 2-0 home victory over Blackpool. Chris O’Grady scored both of the Tykes goals with a penalty in first half injury time before doubling the lead three minutes into the second half with a close range header.

Nahki Wells scored again as Huddersfield Town lost 2-1 away at Queens Park Rangers. Huddersfield were on top of their hosts until ten minutes into the second half when Charlie Austin smashed home a flick on before Nahki equalised when he headed home a cross from Adam Hammill. However, Austin pounced again with a close range header to send Town to defeat.

Sheffield Wednesday continued their fantastic from under Caretaker Manager Stuart Gray with a 1-1 draw away at third placed Burnley. The Owls fell behind when Sam Vokes put a Dean Marney cross past Chris Kirkland before Chris Maguire pounced two minutes later when Burnley failed to clear a Connor Wickham free kick.

And, Middlesbrough are now within touching distance of a play off place as they defeated Charlton Athletic 1-0 at the Riverside. The only goal of the game came in the sixteenth minute when Emmanuel Ledesma’s effort bounced over the Addicks keeper.


In the Yorkshire Derby, Sheffield United and Bradford City shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane. Jamie Murphy’s finish and a header from Chris Maguire gave the Blades a two goal advantage at half time before Gary Jones wickedly deflected effort and a James Hanson tap in from a Jones free kick got the Bantams a point.

And, Rotherham United kept up their charge for a play off place with a 3-0 victory away at Shrewsbury Town. The Millers goals all came in the opening twenty with a Tom Hitchcock header, a Ben Pringle volley and finally, a James Tavernier close range effort.


York City played out a goalless draw in their home game with fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers. The homeside were on top throughout with Russell Penn being denied from close range being the best effort for the Minstermen.


FC Halifax Town picked up a very credible 1-1 home draw against title chasing Cambridge United. Tom Elliott headed the visitors into a lead before top scorer Lee Gregory drew the Shaymen level when he converted Adam Smith’s cross.


North Ferriby United stayed top of the division following a enthralling 4-4 draw at home to mid table Histon. The Humberside outfit came from 2-0 down and 3-2 down to take a lead before surrendering the three points eight minutes from the end of the ninety.

Harrogate Town came away 2-1 victors at Leamington. After going one down in the sixteenth minute, Town turned it round with goals in both the thirty sixth minute and seventy ninth minute to come out on top in the battle of the spas.

Bradford Park Avenue went down 2-1 at home to title chasing Hednesford Town. Avenue went two down following a dominant performance for the visitors before Ross Gardner grabbed his second since joining earlier this month in time added one.

The Sport Baht’at in association with MJK Sports Events featured match between Guiseley and Stockport County was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch.


In the Premier Division, Whitby Town defeated FC United of Manchester 3-2 with a Graeme Armstrong double coming either side of a Steven Snaith finish. Frickley Athletic went down 4-1 in a relegation six pointer away at Trafford with Jake Picton grabbing a last minute consolation for the South Yorkshire outfit. Stocksbridge Park Steels slipped closer to the drop after being defeated 4-1 by Witton Albion with Nick Swirad scoring for the Steelers.

In Division One North, Farsley and Ossett Town shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, Ossett Albion were defeated 3-2 at home by Darlington 1883 in front of their biggest crowd of the season whilst Wakefield were defeated 4-2 by Cammell Laird. Finally, Harrogate Railway Athletic got a 3-2 victory at home to Clitheroe.

In Division One South, Goole were spanked 5-1 away at Belper Town whilst Sheffield FC also lost, going down 2-1 away at Brigg Town.


In the Premier Division, Tadcaster Albion remained three points of the pace despite a 8-1 thumping of Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Thackley lost 4-2 to West Yorkshire Rivals Brighouse Town whilst Albion Sports won 3-1 away at Winterton Rangers. Athersley Recreation defeated Parkgate 1-0 and Bridlington Town secured a 3-2 home triumph over Glasshoughton Welfare. Garforth Town went down 3-1 at home to Heanor Town with Maltby Main issuing out a 6-0 spanking on Armthorpe Welfare and Liversedge lost 1-0 away at Worksop Parramore.

In Division One, Eccleshill United and AFC Emley drew 2-2 in their meeting and Selby Town picked up a 5-1 away victory at Appleby Foderingham. Yorkshire Amateur beat Dronfield Town 5-2 with Hall Road Rangers losing 3-0 away at Shirebrook Town. Hemsworth Miners Welfare secured a 2-1 home victory over Louth Town, Rossington Main defeated Dinnington Town 4-0, Knaresborough Town won 2-1 away at Cleethorpes Town and Hallam drew 2-2 at home with Worsborough Bridge Athletic in the South Yorkshire Derby.


Kirkburton 4-3 Campion, Halifax Irish 1-1 Salts, Hall Green United picked up their first victory off the campaign with a 2-1 away victory at Tyersal.

The Yorkshire Midweek Football Round Up



Sheffield Wednesday secured a fourth round trip to Rochdale after seeing off Skrill Premier outfit Macclesfield Town 4-1 at Hillsborough. Chris Maguire goal opened the scoring for Wednesday before they survived a scare following a Scott Boden penalty for the visitors, however, late goals from Jacques Maghoma, Jermaine Johnson and finally, Miguel Llera completed the victory for the resurgent Owls.


North Ferriby United extended their lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 away victory at Leamington. Liam King and Danny Hone supplied the goals for the Humberside outfit.


In Division One North, Wakefield‘s fight against relegation took another blow following another defeat, this time 3-2 at home to high flying Curzon Ashton. The men from Belle Vue found themselves two down before pulling back level through two Robert Bordman goals only to concede a minute after the equaliser to succumb to yet another defeat.

In Division One South, Sheffield FC picked up a valuable 3-0 away victory in a Yorkshire Derby away at Goole with Andrew Gascoigne, Mark Fereday and Joel Purkiss scoring the goals. Elsewhere, Scarborough Athletic went down 2-1 away at Mickleover Sports with Tom Davies scoring a consolation after conceding twice early on.

And in the Doodson Cup, a goal from Gibraltar international Adam Priestley was enough to secure Farsley a 1-0 victory over Bamber Bridge whilst Ossett Town went out following a 2-1 home defeat to FC United of Manchester. Keir Hannity put the hosts into the lead only to lose following goals from Rhodri Giggs and Michael Norton.


Thackley moved into the division’s top four following a 4-2 victory against Parkgate. Damian Hopkins, a brace from Mike Garrod and a Paul Whiteley goal gave the Dennyboys a commanding lead with Oliver Graham’s penalty and a strike from George Morley securing some pride for the South Yorkshire outfit. And finally, Brighouse Town went down 2-1 away at Worksop Parramore meaning they fell below their opponents in the league standings.

The Yorkshire Football Weekend Round Up



Hull City succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home to title chasing Chelsea. Following a world class save by Allan McGregor from Oscar, a well worked Eden Hazard goal finally broke the deadlock. Fernando Torres then preceeded to wrap up the three points with a low shot from 18 yards.


In the Yorskhire Derby, Sheffield Wednesday put Leeds United to the sword with a 6-0 demolition. Reda Johnson opened the scoring with Atdhe Nuhiu doubling the advantage on the half time whistle. Matt Smith was then sent off for the visitors, just sixty seconds after coming off the bench with Connor Wickham & Chris Maguire extending the lead. The demolition was completed by substitute Caolan Lavery, who scored twice in the final ten minutes.

Middlesbrough continued the current great run of form they’re on at the moment with a 2-0 victory away at Blackpool. Both goals came in the final ten minutes from Mustapha Carayol who put away two low shots.

Huddersfield Town had record signing Nahki Wells to thank for their 1-0 victory at home to Millwall. The Bermudan, who joined from rivals Bradford on Friday, came off the substitutes bench and pounced from a missed Paul Robinson header to secure the Terriers a last gasp victory.

At Ewood Park, Doncaster Rovers lack of from continued with a 1-0 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers. The only goal in the game came on the brink of half time when Rudy Gestede headed home.

And finally, Barnsley were left frustrated after the trip to Charlton Athletic was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch shortly after 1pm.


In the Sport Baht’at in association with MJK Sports Events featured match, Bradford City began life post Nahki Wells with a 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Bristol City. James Hanson opened the scoring after just 54 seconds before a number of defensive errors ten minutes later allowed Scott Wagstaff to grab the equaliser.

Rotherham United continued there charge up the table but had to come back from behind to defeat Crewe Alexandra 4-2. After falling behind to a Brad Inman strike, the Millers drew level through Kieran Agard before conceding to a Kelvin Mellor effort. Lee Frecklington then equalised from the penalty spot before Adam Collin denied Crewe a third from the spot, further goals from Alex Revell and Frecklington moved the side to fifth.

And finally for this divison, Sheffield United went down 2-1 away at Notts County. Conor Coady gave the Blades an early lead before goals from both Enoch Showunmi and Mark Fotheringham wrapped up the the three points for the Magpies.


Our only side in this division, York City, picked up a third consecutive victory as they defeated bottom club Northampton. Despite early Cobblers pressure, the men from North Yorkshire secured victory with two goals in three minutes. Ryan Bowman opened the scoring before Wes Fletcher put away a penalty to wrap up the three points.


FC Halifax Town played out a goalless draw away at Wrexham. Town’s best effort came through a Lois Maynard header despite Brett Ormerod being sent off for fighting.


Flying high near the Skrill North summit, North Ferriby United stunned Lincoln City 4-0 at Sincil Bank. They went into the interval with a two goal lead through Liam King and Ryan Kendall, a Nathan Jarman penalty and another King goal completed the shock in the second half.

And, Guiseley bowed out with a 3-0 defeat away at Aldershot Town, a result which ends Mark Bower’s outfits fifteen game unbeaten streak in all competitions following his appointment as manager.


Bradford Park Avenue sent Gloucester City closer to the drop with a 3-2 victory in Cheltenham. Jordan Deacey, Adam Clayton and Alex Davidson give the Avenue a three goal advantage before Gloucester staged a late fightback with Matt Groves and Will Morford scoring late on.

Harrogate Town also picked up a victory, but had to come from behind to secure the 2-1 triumph over Stalybridge Celtic. Sean McConville put the visitors into the lead, before a Chris Hall equaliser and Adam Nowakowski winner securing three points for Town.


Stocksbridge Park Steels are now eleven points from safety in the Evo-Stik Premier League after Danny South’s equaliser grabbed them a point in a 1-1 home draw with Marine. Frickley Athletic shared the spoils with Witton Albion following a goalless draw in South Yorkshire. Whitby Town also played out a goalless draw away at Rushall Olympic.

In Division One North, Ossett Albion narrowed the gap at the bottom of the table following a 2-0 victory away at Clitheroe. Farsley kept their promotion push going with a 2-1 home victory over New Mills whilst Ossett Town also secured three points with a 3-1 home victory over Padiham. Wakefield got spanked 4-0 away at Warrington Town whilst Harrogate Railway Athletic went down 2-0 at home to Darlington 1883.

In Division One South, Scarborough Athletic succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away at Coalville Town with Goole and Sheffield FC both having weekends off after there respective fixtures were postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitches.


In the Premier Divsion, Tadcaster Albion kept their title charge going with a 6-0 demolition of Lincoln Moorlands Railway. Albion Sports charge up the table continued with a 3-0 away victory against Pickering Town. Parkgate lost a second successive South Yorkshire Derby after going down 4-1 at home to Athersley Recreation whilst Bridlington Town picking up a 2-0 away victory against Glasshoughton Welfare. Elsewhere, Armthorpe Welfare picked up a 2-0 victory over Maltby Main and Nostell Miners Welfare remained cut adrift following a 3-2 defeat away at high flying Basford United.

In the First Division, Shaw Lane Aquaforce kept their place at top of the table following a 3-0 victory away at Appleby Foderingham. Pontefract Colleries kept their fading promotion dreams alive with a 3-0 home victory over Shirebrook Town but the gap remained at seven points due to Knaresborough Town going down 2-0 at home to Bottesford Town. Elsewhere, Eccleshill United won 2-0 away at Grimsby Borough whilst Hall Road Rangers were defeated 5-3 at home to Clipstone. Finally in the West Yorkshire Derby, AFC Emley and Yorkshire Amateur shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.


Our only side in this division Silsden remain four points clear of the division’s drop zone following a 2-2 draw away at mid-table outfit AFC Blackpool.


Due to postponments, only two games took place this weekend. Tyersal picked up an impressive 5-1 home victory over Halifax Irish to move above there opponents & in the divisions other game, Ovenden West Riding moved four points clear at the top with a 1-0 home victory over Salts.

In the Premier Division Cup, Campion progressed with a 4-1 victory at home to Huddersfield YMCA.

The Yorkshire Weekend Round-Up



Yorkshire Clubs provided the two biggest shocks of this weekends Third Round Proper. Sheffield United, who have struggled this campaign in Sky Bet League One picked up a famous 2-1 victory away at Premier League outfit Aston Villa. Nigel Clough’s outfit took the lead through a strike by Jamie Murphy in the first half. Despite Christian Benteke missing numerous efforts, Villa equalised through Nicklas Helenius’s first goal for the club before Ryan Flynn’s left foot strike from twenty yards won the Blades the tie. United will welcome the winner of the Norwich-Fulham tie to Bramall Lane in three weeks time.

Unfortunately for Leeds United, they were the giants being killed four years on from their famous victory at Old Trafford. The men from Beeston fell behind to League Two’s Rochdale moments before the half time interval when Scott Hogan turned a teasing cross from Peter Vincenti into the back of Paddy Kenny’s goal. Despite two Matt Smith efforts being cleared off the line, Leeds fate was sealed when Ian Henderson beautifully vollyed home six minutes from time.

Huddersfield Town managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat at Non League outfit Grimsby Town. Former Bradford City striker Ross Hannah fired the Mariners into the lead from close range. In the Second Half, Oliver Norwood fired home a free kick to bring Town level before they fell behind again to a Craig Disley effort. Martin Paterson’s close range strike brought the sides level again before Town won the tie with a last minute own goal from Grimsby left back Aswad Thomas. Huddersfield will welcome Charlton or Oxford to the John Smith’s Stadium in Round Four.

Whilst Huddersfield managed to steal victory from defeat, Barnsley snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at home to Coventry City. Jim O’Brien fired the Tykes into the lead after lobbing the Coventry keeper before late strikes from Coventry’s Belgian Franck Moussa and top scorer Leon Clarke secured the Sky Blues a trip to Arsenal.

Doncaster Rovers also fell victim to a home defeat against League One opposition. After a goalless first half, Francois Zoko fired Stevenage into a lead before the Hertfordshire side doubled their lead with a Peter Hartley header. Harry Forrester halfed the deficit before Darius Charles wrapped up the tie. Liam Wakefield got a consolation but it was to little to late for Rovers. Stevenage will now play host to Everton in the next round.

In the all Yorkshire tie in Round Three, Hull City picked up a 2-0 victory away at Middlesbrough. Aaron McClean stuck David Meyler’s deflected shot past Dimi Konstantopoulos before the Tigers wrapped up the tie in the second half when Nick Proschwitz scored his second goal off the season. Hull now travel to Southend, managed by former boss Phil Brown, in the Fourth Round.

And finally, Sheffield Wednesday will have to do it all again with Non-League Macclesfield Town following a 1-1 draw at Moss Rose. Reda Johnson headed the Owls into the lead before a second half equaliser by ex-Bradford City Defender Steve Williams prodded home. The winner off the tie will travel to Leeds’s conquerous Rochdale next time out in the Cup.


Our only Yorkshire representative in this division York City eased their relegation worries with a 3-1 home victory over Dagenham & Redbridge. Adam Bowman broke the deadlock with a well placed effort before the Minstermen’s top goalscorer Wes Fletcher wrapped the game up with goals from a looping cross and then found the bottom corner. Dagenham’s consolation came about when Rhys Murphy pounced on a defensive effort. York travel to fellow strugglers Northampton Town next weekend.


FC Halifax Town remain in the Play Off Places on Goals Scored despite a 2-0 defeat at struggling Tamworth. Lloyd Kerry’s curling cross flew straight into the goal before Andy Todd vollyed home a Nick Chadwick knockdown to wrap up the victory. The Shaymen play host to Salisbury on Tuesday Night prior to travelling to Wrexham next weekend.


Bradford Park Avenue turned on the style as they thrashed relegation threatened Worcester City 6-1 at the Horsfall Stadium. Avenue, who have lost their last five, fell behind to an Ethan Moore goal. Nicky Boshell, Jordan Deacey and new signing Paul Beesley sent Park Avenue in with a half time lead. They completed the rout in the second half with Adam Clayton and another new signing in Ross Gardner made it 5-1 before Boshell converted a penalty to complete the rout.

North Ferriby United braved the conditions to travel to Hednesford Town for a top off the table encounter. Anthony Wilson’s 43rd minute header proved the difference to secure the Humberside outfit three points and their place back at the top of the Skrill North table.

Harrogate Town were partly responsible for North Ferriby’s return to the top as they held AFC Telford United to a 2-2 draw. Harrogate took the lead through Dave Merris’s stunning effort from the edge of the area. The visitors levelled when Michael Grogan turned home Matty McGinn’s long throw. Town retook the lead from a Shane Killock header before surrendering the three points when they allowed Tony Gray to side foot the ball home.

Guiseley ended up with the weekend off after their trip to Brackley Town was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch.


In the Premier Division, Whitby Town held leaders Skelmersdale United to a 2-2 draw depsite being 2-0 at one stage in the second half. Both struggling at the wrong end off the table, Frickley Athletic and Stocksbridge Park Steelers both slipped to defeats. Frickley went down 2-1 at Marine whilst Stocksbridge suffered a 3-1 defeat away at fellow strugglers Stafford Rangers.

In Division One North, Farsley maintained their promotion push with a 3-2 victory away at Cammell Laird. Ossett Town picked up a 2-1 victory at Burscough, but for cross town rivals Ossett Albion, they remained cut adrift at the bottom after a 2-1 home defeat to second placed Warrington Town. Harrogate Railway Athletic went down 2-1 at Lancaster City and finally, Wakefield came from 3-0 down to snatch a point at home to Kendal Town.

In Division One South, both Scarborough Athletic and Sheffield FC slipped to defeats. Scarborough went down 3-1 at home to Romulus whilst Sheffield FC were defeated 3-2 away at Market Drayton Town.


In the Premier Division, Tadcaster Albion remained three points off Barton Town Old Boys following a 5-3 defeat away at Basford United. Thackley picked up a 2-1 away victory at Winterton Rangers whilst Athersley Recreation & Bridlington Town shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw. Armthorpe Welfare picked up a 2-0 victory away at Garforth Town. Parkgate went down 2-1 away at Maltby Main in the South Yorkshire Derby.

In the First Division, Pontefract Colleries put Hall Road Rangers to the sword with a 3-0 victory. Eccleshill United were held to a 3-3 draw at home by struggling Appleby Frodingham with Hemsworth Miners Welfare slipping to a 2-1 home defeat to Dinnington Town. AFC Emley and Selby Town both went down to 2-0 defeats. Emley were away at Rossington Main whilst Selby played host to Clipstone. Knarseborough Town picked up a point away at Shirebrook Town in a 3-3 thriller whilst finally, Yorkshire Amateur were defeated 3-0 at home to Grimsby Borough.


Just three results to bring you from this division. Campion won 2-1 away at Tyersal, Ovenden West Riding defeated Storthes Hall 2-1 and finally, Kirkburton picked up a 3-2 victory at home to Hall Green United.

Bay Athletic were in West Riding County FA Challenge Cup action this weekend, picking up a 2-1 victory at home to Gildersome Spurs Old Boys.