Football

Rothwell v Boroughbridge West Yorkshire League premier Division sat 8th sept 2012'Dan McDaid of Boroughbridge takes on Rothwell defender Sam Graham
Rothwell v Boroughbridge West Yorkshire League premier Division sat 8th sept 2012'Dan McDaid of Boroughbridge takes on Rothwell defender Sam Graham

Boroughbridge put last week’s disappointments behind them and returned to winning ways at the weekend.

The Aldborough Road men bagged three West Yorkshire League Premier points from a 2-0 win away at Rothwell to rise to 10th in the table.

Paul Vincent’s RIPON CITY meanwhile were hampered intheir march up the West Yorkshire Premier, losing out 2-0 away at East End Park to sit seventh in the table.

They are back in league action, but face a tough testat home to reigning champions Beeston St Anthony’s (2.30pm).

City were unable to finda way through the East End defence on Saturday and came away empty-handed but were without a host of regular faces according to boss Paul Vincent.

“We had about 12 regular players out on Saturday and even though the lads who played did well that was always going to make it difficult,” he said.

“We ‘ve been lucky to have a settled side and a settled system so far this year so it was really back to square one.

“I think we can be pretty confident about the Beeston game.

“We’ve already shown this year we’re capable of beating anyone, and we’re at home on a big pitch will which is a plus.

“It’ll be tough but we’re a match for anyone.”

Mark Tyson’s medial ligament damage means he will miss several games.

City finished goalless at East End but last Wednesday, Adam Robinson and James Charlsworth scored the goals in the derby against Boroughbridge.

Boroughbridge meanwhile enjoyed a comfortable result over Rothwell.

The victory wipes away the memory of the 4-0 defeat to Otley Town and the 2-1 derby loss to rivals Ripon City.

This Saturday, Daz Ekin’s troops turn their attentions to cup matters.

They host Harrogate League Premier outfit Pateley Bridge in the Whitworth Cup first round (3pm) looking to reclaim the trophy theylast won in 2011.

On Saturday ‘Bridge opened the scoring after just 57 seconds when Stephen Coles’ drive found the net.

Rothwell failed to find their rhythm from the off in the second half, and ‘Bridge once again took advantage with Jimmy Tucknott heading home from a corner.

Boroughbridge Reserves are away at old derby rivals Knaresborough Town reserves in the first round of the Hulme Cup (2.30pm).