Non-league review: Brighouse Town close in on title

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Local youth football

6:20am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Brighouse Town stretched their lead at the summit of the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division to four points with a 4-0 home win over basement outfit Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

Dale doubles up to lift Silsden

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Zack Dale celebrates the first of his two goals for Silsden against Winsford

4:50pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Silsden 2, Winsford United 1: Silsden had to ride their luck at times against Winsford but a Zack Dale double earned them a much-needed victory that should keep them in the North West Counties League top tier.

Silsden should be safe - but they aren't

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dale Feather puts Silsden ahead last night in a game they should have won

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Silsden host Winsford United on Saturday still battling against the drop from the North West Counties League Premier Division.

Silsden let lead slip away

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: football generic

11:31pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Silsden 2, Abbey Hey 2: Silsden threw away a two-goal lead at home as Abbey Hey took a point from the North West Counties League top-tier clash at the Angel Telecom Stadium.

It's tense but Guiseley win again to consolidate fifth place

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Guiseley's Danny Hall goes flying as he tanngles with the Gainsborough Trinity defence

11:32pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Guiseley 3, Gainsbrough Trinity 1

Another awayday setback for Silsden

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Footballer banned after alleged attack on ref

7:40pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Runcorn Town 3, Silsden 0

All change at Thackley's helm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dave Morgan, left, and Lee Clapham have left their Thackley posts

9:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Andy Patterson will be in charge of Thackley when they host Barton Town on Saturday following the departure of joint managers Lee Clapham and Dave Morgan.

Silsden denied at the death

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

6:20am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Silsden 1 Runcorn Linnets 1

Silsden can't spring a surprise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

9:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Norton United 2 Silsden 0

Silsden not safe just yet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silsden v Runcorn Town match action

5:30pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Silsden face a tough test tomorrow as they head to Norton United, who are one of just two genuine Premier Division title contenders in the North West Counties League.

Silsden slump against sharp finishing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Zack Dale of Silsden squeezes a shot past the Runcorn keeper but to no avail

5:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Silsden 0, Runcorn Town 4: Struggling Silsden reached the interval just a goal down against high-flying Runcorn Town but a rush of second-half strikes saw them heavily beaten.

Magnificent Fagan key to Silsden survival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Danny Fagan has been impressing at the heart of defence for Silsden

6:50pm Friday 21st March 2014

Silsden will beat the drop this term because of the strength of their centre-back pairing, believes club official Jim Rosser.

McNally goal is decisive for Silsden

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nicky McNally shoots to open the scoring for Silsden

6:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

Nick McNally got the only goal of the game as Silsden Reserves beat Padiham Reserves 1-0 in the North West Counties League Cup Group A.

McNulty is villain turned hero in Silsden win

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Josh McMulty missed a penalty but then scored the winner for Silsden

11:31pm Thursday 20th March 2014

Winsford United 2 Silsden 3

Silsden lose battle of boys against men

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Glossop North End were too experienced for Silsden

8:10pm Sunday 16th March 2014

Glossop North End 3, Silsden 0

Youngsters give Silsden hope

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ben Crabtree carries the attack to Congleton Town

5:10pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Silsden feel they still have work to do to safeguard their place in the North West Counties League Premier Division but Tuesday’s performance at Runcorn Linnets proves they have not lost any of their spirit.

Cup holders Thackley bow out while Brighouse beaten in penalty shoot-out

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Warrington Campus men's end league slump

6:10am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Thackley’s grip on the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Cup ended when the holders were beaten 4-1 at Heanor Town.

Bookings mar entertaining Silsden stalemate

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

4:30pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Silsden 0, Congleton Town 0: There were no goals at the Angel Telecom Stadium as Silsden hosted Congleton Town but there was plenty of entertainment for the crowd.

Silsden striker Wademan will be missed Down Under

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: CLUB TRADTION: Chris Wademan, right, is the latest Cobbydaler to play in Australia

10:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

Chris Wademan featured in his last game of the season for Silsden this week before heading Down Under to play in Tasmania.

Non-league weekend previews

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: football generic

6:50pm Thursday 6th March 2014

For most of the season there were three local clubs contesting the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division title but that is down to just one now after Albion Sports and Thackley fell away.

Guiseley's play-off bid gathering pace

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Guiseley's Danny Ellis powers in their equaliser from Wayne Brooksby's corner

11:50pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Guiseley 2, Leamington 1: Guiseley came from a goal down at home to Leamington to bank another three precious points in the Skrill Conference North tonight.

Silsden bring home points after month away

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chris Wademan bagged a brace for Silsden

5:10pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Silsden 3 AFC Liverpool 1

Brighouse Town hoping Sedge can do them a favour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shaun Airey, right, scored twice for Settle United after coming in as a substitute

6:20pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Liversedge could do their neighbours Brighouse Town a huge favour on Saturday - but they will have to be on top of their game to cause an upset.

Away win for Thackley Reserves

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: football generic

5:30pm Monday 24th February 2014

In the Lancashire League, Thackley Reserves travelled to Nelson Reserves and came away with a 2-1 victory, courtesy of goals from Mohammed Rizwah and Izzy Mbire.

It’s a washout for non-League clubs

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: This was the scene at Horsfall Stadium on Saturday as Avenue’s match was washed out

6:40pm Sunday 16th February 2014

For the first time this season there was a total weekend blank for the area’s non-League sides as all nine faced the frustration of postponed games.

Silsden hoping for a rain break

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silsden are fed up of suffering the same postponement fate as their neighbours Steeton, pictured

6:40pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Silsden will be hoping to play their first home game of the year on Saturday when they host Ashton Athletic in a re-arranged North West Counties League Premier Division fixture.

Silsden hoping for rare outing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silsden are hoping for better luck weather wise than neighbours Steeton, whose game was called off last weekend

6:10pm Thursday 6th February 2014

It may be the second Saturday in the second month of the year but Silsden are looking to see meaningful action for only the second time in 2014 this weekend.

Bradford Park Avenue thwarted by incessant rain

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Horsfall Stadium pitch was left unplayable as Bradford Park Avenue’s fixture fell foul of the weather

5:42pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

Bradford Park Avenue’s home game against Vauxhall Motors in the Conference North was the biggest casualty of the local semi-professional fixtures that fell foul of the weather.

Lunchtime downpour wipes out non-league fixtures

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Guiseley’s match against Stalybridge Celtic fell foul of the weather, with Nethermoor, pictured, unable to cope with the torrential downpour that hit at lunchtime

5:30pm Sunday 26th January 2014

On a weekend when the adverse weather led to Football League fixtures being affected, all but one of our semi-professional clubs faced frustration.

Silsden face must-win test

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: football generic

5:10pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

Silsden will be keen for a return to action in the North West Counties League on Saturday after last weekend’s postponement.

Silsden seek to ease drop fears

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: football generic

8:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Silsden are still looking over their shoulder at the relegation trapdoor in the North West Counties League Premier Division as they journey to south Manchester on Saturday.

Silsden frustrated by late equaliser

4:33pm Sunday 12th January 2014

AFC Blackpool 2, Silsden 2: Silsden earned a point from their North West Counties League trip to the seaside – but it could have been a more rewarding day out had it not been for a late lapse.

Non-League previews: Thackley looking to dent Brighouse's title hopes

7:10pm Thursday 9th January 2014

The focus will be on the derby between Thackley and Brighouse Town on Saturday as the two promotion-chasing sides go head-to-head at Dennyfield.

Weather wrecks local fixtures

5:00pm Sunday 5th January 2014

On a day when FA Cup third-round ties and Football League games were postponed, the severe wet weather also decimated fixtures in the lower leagues as five of the nine clubs in the Bradford area were left frustrated.

Non-league football weekend previews

6:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

Brighouse Town will be hoping to give their tilt for promotion from the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division another boost with a home win tomorrow.

Narrow derby defeat flatters Silsden

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silsden's James Gill, left, provided the cross for Lee McGowan's goal

8:20pm Thursday 26th December 2013

Barnoldswick Town 2, Silsden 1

Pitch doubt over derby clash

9:00pm Wednesday 25th December 2013

Silsden’s Boxing Day roses derby clash just across the Lancashire border at Barnoldswick Town tomorrow will be subject to a pitch inspection.

Debutant McGowan can’t rescue Silsden

5:36pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

AFC Liverpool 3, Silsden 1: Silsden’s mini-revival in the North West Counties League top tier came to a sudden end at high-flying AFC Liverpool.

Albion visit leaders more than a Tad annoyed

9:00pm Thursday 19th December 2013

Albion Sports travel to leaders Tadcaster Albion in the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division on Saturday still filled with frustration following their midweek game.

Ace poacher McNulty nicks it for Silsden

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: I NEVER TOUCHED HIM REF! Silsden’s Andrew Hill climbs all over Nathan Parish

7:37pm Sunday 15th December 2013

Silsden 1 St Helens Town 0

Eagles grounded as clubs count cost of storms

8:00pm Friday 13th December 2013

Eccleshill United were the worst-hit local club when the weather wreaked havoc last week.

Thackley and Brighouse seeking December boost

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michael Hall is pictured for Silsden, who are seeking a third straight win on Saturday

4:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

Thackley are making life difficult for themselves in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division as they try to live up to their early promise.

Silsden on Road to recovery after beating their favourite foes

5:45pm Sunday 8th December 2013

Maine Road 1 Silsden 2: Struggling Silsden maintained their impressive record against Maine Road in the North West Counties Premier Division with yet another victory over them.

Silsden aim to topple Maine men

6:10pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Premier Division strugglers Silsden must travel to second-placed Maine Road in the North West Counties League on Saturday.

Silsden put on a five-star show

4:50pm Sunday 1st December 2013

Silsden 5, Squires Gate 1: Silsden eased their fears of being dragged into the North West Counties League relegation dogfight with a five-star Premier Division display against one of the clubs hovering just above them.

Brighouse Town bidding to make amends

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Albion Sports' boss Kulwinder Sandhu, left, is fearing a backlash from Heanor Rown

4:50pm Thursday 28th November 2013

Brighouse Town will be on a mission on Saturday when they make the trip to Barton Town Old Boys in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

Silsden none the better for fortnight's break

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Silsden’s Mikey Hall gets in a shot under pressure

6:54pm Sunday 24th November 2013

Silsden 0 Glossop North End 1

Inactive Silsden keen to get back in mix

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kristian Hargreaves is suspended

4:00pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Silsden will be keen to get back into action tomorrow at home to Glossop North End after a 17-day period of inactivity.

Rain leaves non-league trio kicking their heels

6:30pm Sunday 10th November 2013

The bad weather caused problems with the fixture-lists and three of the local clubs were frustrated by postponements.

Four cups of woe for Silsden

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mikey Hall, right, gave Silsden the lead against Formby but they hit back to win 4-1

9:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

With just a third of the season gone, Silsden are already left with nothing other than league safety to play for after exiting four cups at the first hurdle.


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