TOP of the table Cross Hills completed their Craven Premier League programme with a goalless draw at Oxenhope and must now sweat it out as they await other results.

Embsay's hopes of the title vanished when their injury-hit side went down 3-0at Keighley

Oxenhope are still in with a chance but cannot afford any slip-ups and they beat Skipton LMS 5-2, LMS having two players dismissed.

Favourites for the title are Skipton Bulldogs, who were given a battle by relegation-threatened Grassington United but still came out on top by 3-0 after a goalless first half. Jimmy McConville's two goals and one from Darren Hodge secured the points while Grassington missed a penalty.

One result of note from midweek was Cononley, who picked up their first win of the season by beating Grassington United 5-1 with goals from Richard Hardaker (2), Steven Hardaker, Richard Mason and Andrew Newton.

Cononley have a mathematical chance of avoiding relegation - providing they can win all their five remaining matches Bottom of the table Gargrave did better than the previous week when they shipped 21 goals but were still beaten 8-2 by Colne Cricket Club.

In Division One Grindleton ended Skipton Town's hopes of promotion with a 2-0 win. Grindleton still have a chance of promotion but Clitheroe and Addingham are firm favourites.

Intake are making a late surge to beat the drop and they beat Bradley 2-1. They have their target set on Sutton, who lost 2-0 at home to Carleton on Saturday and need to avoid defeat in their final two games.

Division Two could be settled this week as Bronte Wanderers collected two more points in their search for the title with a 2-0 win over Horton. Two points from five games will see them crowned champions.

Embsay Res visited relegation-threatened Cowling Res with a makeshift side but still came out on top by a goal to nil thanks to William Taylor.

In Division Three Waddington and Ilkley Juniors, both chasing promotion fought out a 1-1 draw, a result which was more useful to Ilkley. Bradley Res and Earby are also in the race and they took part in an end-to-end game which finished at 4-4.

On Monday Bronte Wanderers beat Earby 3-0, ending the latter's promotion hopes while Bradley Res were 4-3 winners over McBride. In Division Two Silsden dented Keighley Res' promotion hopes with a 4-3 win and Gargrave Res lost 1-0 at Grindleton.

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