Thursday 18th April
Netherton Res 4 Shepley Res 1
With an eye on Saturdays semi final in mind, the
second team packed their side with third team
players and they did not let manager Neil Wood
down. Netherton started slowly and were a goal
behind early on but battled back into the game. Left
winger Paddy Howell got the sides back on level
terms with a clinical finish before Danny Rodgers
put the home side in front firing home from just
inside the area. From then on Netherton were by far
the better team and increased their advantage when
veteran Jon Sewell came off the bench, strolled down
the wing, looked up and fooled everyone by floating
a well executed effort over the keeper. Deon
Simmonds wrapped up the victory with a tame shot
which escaped the keepers grasp.
Thursday 11th April
Newsome Res 1 Netherton Res 2
Wooldale Res 2 Netherton A 4
Great results for our second and third teams with the
Reserves beating high flying Newsome away from
home and the A team keeping up their challenge
towards the top of Reserve Division 2 with a win at
The second team sporting a 3-5-2 formation attacked
Newsome from the kick off and were rewarded early
on when Jordan Williamson's downward header was
spilled into the net by the keeper. Netherton
continued to attack and had numerous chances
before Daz Morton made it 2-0 just before half time
finding the roof of the net from close range. Newsome
came back into the game in the second half, but
'Moose' Moorhouse, Elliot 1D Harrison and 'Fred'
Williams remained solid while keeper Adam 'Cheesey'
Robertshaw pulled off a couple of fine saves.
The home team pulled back a late consolation but
Netherton held firm for the victory.
Mikey Thomas scores when he wants apparently so
on Thursday night he decided to score Nethertons
first of the game at Wooldale from Elliot George's
cross. Elliot George grabbed the second himself
following in after Dan Rodgers penalty had been
saved. Wooldale pulled a goal back in the second half
before Deon Simmonds scored straight from a corner.
The prolific and tall Elliot Wilkinson grabbed a fourth
from close range after more good work from George.
Wooldale scored the best goal of the game when
their 50 year old striker managed to lob keeper 'Cat'
Blezard from outside the box.
Tuesday 9th April
Diggle 2 Netherton 1
Not one of the first teams better performances -
possibly down to travel sickness after their long
journey to Lancashire. Netherton lost out 2-1 with
the consolation goal an Andy Haigh penalty.
Saturday 6th April
Moldgreen 1 Netherton 1
Netherton Res 3 Honley Res 3
Slaithwaite Res 1 Netherton A 2
The first team earned a point from a bruising encounter on
Leeds Road against Moldgreen. The returning Joel Nelson
grabbed the goal in a 1-1 draw after beating the offside trap.
The second team put in a solid performance and ran out 6-2
winners over Heyside. Despite falling behind, Netherton were
always the better team. Two goals just before half time turned
the game and from then on they never looked back. First Ryan
O'Connor swept home from close range before Weatherhead
climbed high to head home a corner. Netherton looked confident
all over the pitch in the second half, starting from in goals where
Adam Robertshaw turned back the clock and looked at home
between the sticks. Darren Morton increased the lead after
racing away from the away team defence before O'Connor
added another with a clinical finish. Heyside pulled one back
with a deflected free kick but late goals from McCullie and
Ryan secured an excellent win.
The third team had a tough fixture away at Scholes but came
away with all three points. The prolific Danny Rodgers opened
the scoring after latching on to Elliot Wilkinson's through
ball, holding off the home team centre halves before chipping
over the keeper. Wilkinson made it 2-0 before half time after
being set up by Will Broadbent. Broadbent was the provider for
Netherton's third goal in the second half as the keeper fumbled
his cross into the path of Elliot George who tapped in to
complete the scoring.
Saturday 16th March
Dalton 2 Netherton 4
Netherton Res 3 Honley Res 3
Slaithwaite Res 1 Netherton A 2
The first team made it through to the semi- finals of the Barlow
Cup with a well deserved victory at Dalton Crusaders. Netherton
got off to the best possible start with Jenkins converting Lee
Wharam's cross in the first couple of minutes. Josh Rodgers
doubled the lead after 15 minutes after a fine solo effort. Dalton
pulled a goal back before half time. In the second half, Andy
Haigh increased the lead from close range following good work
from Rhys Wharam. Dalton pulled a goal back, before Elliot
George made the game safe late on. The semi Final against
Newsome is scheduled for Easter Monday 10.30 at Storthes
The second team picked up another point, but it could have
been three in their home game against Honley as they were 3-1
up with ten minutes to play but the away team fought back to
draw. Joel Harrison helped himself to a double, while Jordan
Williamson joined him on the scoresheet.
The thirds pulled off an excellent victory at Slaithwaite to keep
them in contention at the top of Reserve Division 2. Deon
Simmonds grabbed both goals in a tight 2-1 win.
Netherton Res 2 Diggle Res 2
The second team will be disappointed to only come away with a
draw in their league match at home to Diggle in a game where
they had more of the play and created the better chances.
Netherton went into half time with a deserved two goal
advantage thanks to Elliot Wilkinsons cool finish after dancing
through the defence, and Ryan Livseys effort from a Jack Pulley
through ball. At the other end, keeper Sam Kinloch pulled off
a brillinat penalty save diving low to his left to push away for a
corner. Netherton continued to make chances in the second
half, but when the ball slipped from Kinlochs grasp the Diggle
striker poked home from close range to reduce the deficit.
Diggle soon equalised with a lobbed effort despite two players
looking suspiciously offside. Perhaps the highlight of the
second half was Jordan Williamson being shown the yellow
card for wearing a girly bracelet.
Saturday 2nd March
Berry Brow 0 Netherton 3
Netherton Res 0 Kirkheaton Res 2
Kirkheaton A 4 Netherton A 5
The first team returned to action with a comprehensive win in
the local derby against Berry Brow. Goals from Josh Rodgers,
Lee Wharam and the prolific Elliot George ensured the firsts
remain in 4th place in the table, and sets them up nicely
for next week's cup game against Dalton Crusaders.
The second team went down 2-0 at home to Kirkheaton in a
forgettable game at Lightenfield top rec. After a goalless first
half, Kirkheaton took the lead from the penalty spot after
keeper Kinloch had fouled the striker having looked like he
might have been fouled seconds before. Netherton rarely
threatened but nearly got on level terms as the Kirkheaton
defender headed against his own bar. Minutes later appeals
for a penalty were turned down as O'Connor was sent tumbling
in the penalty area. With the clock ticking down, Kirkheaton
secured the win with a scrappy effort.
The third team scored five for a second successive week and
kept their championship hopes alive with a stunning 5-4 victory
at Kirkheaton. Before kick off manager Steve Harrison was
forced to call upon brother Peter to shore up the defence as
he lost players to the first and second team. At half time things
weren't looking good with the thirds 3-1 down, but a dramatic
second half fightback saw them run out 5-4 winners. Danny
Rodgers followed up last weeks man of the match performance
with a hat-trick including a cheeky flicked effort, while Elliot
Harrison returning from injury bagged a brace. Netherton are
now three points behind leaders Sheeley who suffered a 7-0
reversal at Meltham.
Saturday 23rd February
Netherton Res 1 Uppermill Res 3
Meltham A 1 Netherton A 5
The second team were unlucky as they lost out to two goals scored
in the last five minutes against table topping Uppermill. The game
looked to be heading for a draw thanks to a goal from free scoring
full back Danny Moorhouse who surged forward to put the finishing
touches to a Daz Morton pass, however Uppermill's late strikes
left the seconds pointless.
The thirds were fired up for a tough looking local derby at Meltham.
After a slow start the thirds took the lead as Elliot George evaded
the Meltham defences challenges to slot home from close range.
From then Netherton grew in confidence and looked dangerous on
the break. Netherton doubled the lead having cleared from a corner
and breaking with purpose before the ball fell to a slightly tipsy
Abbas Hussain who finished with a flourish. Ed McCullie headed in
a third off the underside of the crossbar to secure a 3-0 half time
lead. Elliot Wilkinson fired in a fourth before Meltham pulled a goal
back despite the best efforts of keeper Littleford who pulled off some
good saves throughout the game. With Meltham still celebrating
Elliot George grabbed his second, following up after Danny Rodgers
shot had come back off the post.
Saturday 16th February
Holmbridge 3 Netherton 4
Netherton A 5 Upperthong Res 0
Captain Bryn Jenkins fired in a last minute winner to ensure
Netherton took all three points in a seven goal thriller at Holmbridge.
Netherton got off to the worse possible start as the home side took
the lead after only 21 seconds. The game swung both ways as goals
from Jenkins, Rhys Wharam and Josh Rodgers looked to have
secured a draw, however Jenkins' dramatic late strike secured a
victory for Netherton and a yellow card for his exuberant celebrations.
The thirds were unimpressive in the first half at home to lowly
Upperthong, but went in to the break 1-0 up thanks to a fine long
range effort from Elliot Wilkinson. The half ended a couple of
minutes early as Joe Somerville went down worryingly with chest
pains, although he came round on the touchline. In the second
half, Netherton improved and Dan Rodgers bundled home early on
and grabbed a second from close range after good work from
Abbas Hussain on the right wing. Paddy Howell made his debut
from the bench and forced home Deon Simmonds corner from close
range to make it 4-0. In the dying moments Wilkinson raced through
before being brought down, which gave Danny Rodgers the chance
to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot which he did in style.
Saturday 9th February
Netherton 2 Newsome 3
Kirkheaton Res 4 Netherton Res 1
A bad set of results for the club as the firsts and second teams both slipped to
defeat this weekend. The first team had a tough battle against local rivals
Newsome and started slowly falling 3-0 down. In a much improved second half
goals from captain Bryn Jenkins and substitute Elliot George brought our boys
back into the game, however they couldn't find an equaliser.
The seconds went down to a 4-1 defeat in a result which flattered the home
side as Netherton possibly did enough to earn at least a point in the game.
Netherton found themselves 2-0 down just before the break when Danny
Moorhouse pulled one back with a fierce shot from the edge of the area.
Netherton pressed hard in the second half and were unlucky when Mel
Weatherhead fired an effort into the ground which bounced over the bar. Minutes
later Weatherhead handled after a blatant push in the penalty area, and the
referee inexplicably awarded a penalty which was duly despatched. Netherton
continued to attack and O'Connor was stopped by an excellent piece of
defending as he ran towards goal. Kirkheaton grabbed a late fourth to put the
game out of Nethertons reach
Saturday 2nd February
Diggle Res 3 Netherton Res 3
Netherton A 6 Wooldale Res 2
The second team came away from the long trip to Oldham to play Diggle with a
well earned point. Both teams fired into tackles and Richard 'Fred'Williams was
cautioned early on for a cynical late foul as the Diggle forward ran towards the
penalty area. Netherton went into half time with the lead thanks to a Ryan Livsey
goal slotting home from close range after good work by Adam Robertshaw.
Diggle equalised early in the second half causing manager Neil Wood to shuffle
his team round with a triple substitution, and in doing so moving Bryn Jenkins
from the centre of defence into midfield. Minutes later Diggle took the lead as
keeper Sam Kinloch's headed clearance fell straight to the home team striker
who headed into the net from just outside the area. Netherton's reply was instant
with Jenkins with his back to goal swivelled and fired into the corner. Jenkins
put the Reserves 3-2 up climbing highest to head home a corner. With the clock
ticking down, Williams caught the Diggle winger and was shown his second
yellow card of the game and was sent off. Diggle forced a series of long throws
and corners in the dying minutes and were rewarded with an equaliser after
a mass goalmouth scramble after which the referee immediately blew the full
The third team put up an impressive performance running out 6-2 victors at
home to a Wooldale team containing two former Netherton stalwarts Dale
Slingsby and Jason Vickerman. At half time Netherton were cruising thanks to
Danny Rodgers backheeled flick, Abbas Hussains two yard screamer into the
roof of the net and a brace from Elliot George.Wooldale threatened to come
back by scoring twice early in the second half, however Netherton made the
game safe as Ryan O Connor returning from injury slotted home from Josh
Harlings raking through ball, and Danny Rodgers grabbed the goal of the game
cutting in from the wing, beating two players before firing home from long range
into the roof of the net.