Kirk Deighton Rangers v Route One Rovers Match Preview

It’s time to #FillTheField as we welcome Route One Rovers to Barr Field on Saturday, as we contest the second round of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup. The game will kick-off at 2 pm and it may be advisable to bring an umbrella, as it looks like being a raining day! We are running our Wetherby Foodbank donation scheme. If you wish to give any food items (please see the list here) you can drop them off from 1 pm until half an hour after the match has finished. The Opposition. Route One Rovers were formed in 2013 and have already picked up several titles. They were Spen Valley Premier Division Champions in 2013/14 and also West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division Cup winners

Wyke Wanderers Res v Kirk Deighton Rangers Res Match Preview.

Following an unexpected break due to Mother Nature! League action continues as Kris Macdonald takes his team over to Whitechapel Road to face Wyke Wanderers. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 2 pm and a look at the weather forecast shows mostly rain, with a few sunny breaks in store. The Opposition. At present, Wyke lie in 9th place in the table with 10 points from a possible 27. At home, they have subjected to some pretty torrid score-lines having been beaten 8-0 by Huddersfield Amateur Res (although this was in the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup) and more recently 7-1 by East End Park Reserves. This more recent defeat seems to fall under the “freak” category as they have, on home s

Rangers And Wetherby & District Foodbank

One of our continuing goals at Kirk Deighton Rangers AFC is to try and become more active within our community. This is a sentiment that is shared by Chairman Rich Strike. As such, we are pleased to announce that we would like to help Wetherby & District Food Bank by becoming a collection point for anyone wishing to donate certain items of food. As has been highlighted in the national press, the need for individuals and families to use food banks has grown at an alarming rate. The work that Food Banks, such as Wetherby and many others around the UK do, is vital in making sure that people have access to food should they need it. Wetherby & District Food Bank is urgently looking for donations

Craig Completes Yorkshire Marathon

All at the club would like to say well done to Reserves and Veterans goalkeeper Craig Robson. If you have been following our news feed recently, you will know that Craig had been training to run in the Yorkshire Marathon in aid of York Mind. The Marathon took place last Sunday, and we are pleased to announce that Craig completed the whole thing in 5 hours, 13 mins and 17 seconds. Craig was hoping to raise an initial target of £500.00 but easily surpassed that and raised a final amount of £857.20. Craig Robson is sponsored by:

Rawdon Old Boys v Kirk Deighton Rangers Postponed.

Unfortunately we have just heard that the match today against Rawdon Old Boys has been postponed due to the heavy rain. As soon as a new date is known, we will let you all know. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Altofts Reserves Match Postponed

Today's match between Rangers Reserves and Altofts Reserves at Barr Field has been postponed due to the bad weather. As soon as a new date is known, we will let you know. At present, we have no decision on the First Team match against Rawdon Old Boys scheduled this afternoon.

Rawdon Old Boys v Kirk Deighton Rangers Match Preview.

Its old acquaintances renewed tomorrow as we travel over to Hanson Field to take on former Harrogate & District rivals Rawdon Boys. The game has a scheduled kick-off time of 2:30 pm, but with the heavy rain forecast to fall for tonight and most of tomorrow, please keep an eye on this website or our social media feeds for game status updates! The Opposition. Our games with Rawdon have always been tough ones and we expect tomorrow to be no different. A highly skilful team who are always difficult opponents to beat, Rawdon sit two places and six points behind us. On their own turf, they are yet to taste defeat this season with the only points dropped from four games coming against Campion court

Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves v Altofts Reserves Match Preview

Following a goalscoring return to winning ways last weekend, Rangers Reserves will be looking to keep momentum on their side, if mother nature allows, when they welcome Altofts Reserves to Barr Field tomorrow. The game has a scheduled kick-off time of 2:30 pm, but with the heavy rain forecast to fall for tonight and most of tomorrow, please keep an eye on this website or our social media feeds for game status updates! The Opposition. Altofts have started this season well and, at time of this preview, sit in second place in the league with 16 points from a possible 27. Their away form is pretty good with two wins and a draw from four games. Goals wise, they have scored ten (avg. 2.5 goals per

Veterans Escape Long Arm Of The Law!

Unfortunately, due to circumstances again defeating us, our Veterans match against the West Yorkshire Police Veterans, that was scheduled for this Sunday at The Ings has had to be postponed. As soon as a new date for this game has been announced, we will let you know. This means that the Veterans will next take to the pitch on the 3rd November 2019 when they welcome Aberford Villa B to Barr Field (KO 2pm). #Veterans #11asidedistrictveteransleague

Whitworth Cup Draw

Following their recent 5-1 win over Pannal Sports Club in the Preliminary Round, we now know that over opponents in the First Round Proper of the Whitworth Cup will be Ripon City! The match will be played on the 16th November 2019 at Mallorie Park Drive and has yet to have a kick-off time announced, although we believe that it will be 2pm. This won't be the first time that we have met the West Yorkshire League Two side at this stage of the competition as it also happened last season, although at Barr Field. In that match, goals from Charlie Yates (2), Joe Straker and Joe Turley secured a 4-1 win (click here for the Match Report). Please come and support the lads as they look to progress in t

Match Report: Oxenhope Recreation 2 v 3 Kirk Deighton Rangers.

A second-half goal by Charlie Yates settled this affair, but it will be the stunning strikes by both Joe Wilks and Josh Bhandal that will live long in the mind! With Oxenhope gaining their first win of the season last weekend having over Wetherby Athletic, Rangers knew that this would be a tough match, and were right! Rangers started the match well and Yates forced the keeper into a hurried clearance after only a minute. It was the striker’s pass to Wilks that allowed him to step inside his man and unleash a shot that flew past the keeper and into the top corner to give Deighton a fourth-minute advantage. Jack Holliday showed early signs of being a menace to Oxenhope’s defence, but he was we

Last Chance To Help Craig!

As you may recall, recently we featured a piece about our Reserve and Veterans goalkeeper Craig Robson preparing to run the Yorkshire Marathon tomorrow in aid of York Mind, which supports those with mental health issues on the pathway towards recovery. With your generosity, Craig has smashed his initial target of £500.00 and now his total sits at £767.20 which is superb. If you haven't donated, but would like to, please click here to be taken to Craig's JustGiving page. All at the club would like to say good luck to Craig, we are all very proud of you. Craig is sponsored by:

The Dugout Reaction!

A disjointed performance cost Rangers Reserves when they let Rothwell FC Reserves race into a three-goal lead within 20 minutes. A superb fightback, despite the dismissal of Andy Maxted, in the second half gave Rangers hope, but in the end, the visitors left with a 4-3 win and all the points! Following the game, Manager Kris Macdonald spoke to the Media Officer. Here is what he had to say about … The comeback being great, but difficult when three goals down. Yeah, you’ve hit the nail right on the head. For the first twenty minutes shape wise we were all over the place and couldn’t get to grips with their number 8 who, to be fair, took his goals really well. We tried to counter this, but for

Match Report: Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves 3 v 4 Rothwell FC Reserves

Following a narrow penalty shoot-out defeat in the last game, Rangers Reserves were determined to recapture the form that had seen them win four of their opening five league matches. However, a disastrous first-half derailed that hope! Rothwell took the lead within 120 seconds when a flowing move picked out their attacker who spun a defender and chipped the ball over Lewis Mallinson. Rangers tried to respond, but Andy Maxted was called offside as he moved too quickly to try and receive Sam Straker’s ball over the Rothwell backline. The match had reached six minutes and most of the play belonged to the visitors, so it was little surprise when an unmarked red and black shirt was able to stick

Oxenhope Recreation v Kirk Deighton Rangers Match Preview

It’s another tough game for Rangers as they make the long journey over to the picturesque home of Oxenhope Recreation this Saturday. Please note, at this moment we are not sure if the game will take place at The Recreation Ground or Marley Playing Fields in Keighley. As soon as we know, we will inform you. The game has a 2:30 pm kick-off time, and a look at the weather shows a mixture of light cloud, showers and sunny intervals! The Opposition. Oxenhope grabbed their first three points of the season with a hard fought 1-0 win over our neighbours Wetherby Athletic. We know that they are a difficult team to play as it took a goal late into the match to beat them 1-0 at Barr Field a few weeks a

Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves v Howden Clough Reserves Match Preview.

It’s been a frustrating time for our Reserves as they have suffered three narrow defeats on the bounce, but they will be looking to put that right on Saturday when they welcome Howden Clough to Barr Field for the latest West Yorkshire Alliance Division 2 match. The game has a 2:30 pm kick-off time and a look at the weather app shows a mixture of weather with light rain showers, sunny intervals and light winds all forecast. The Opposition. Howden Clough have struggled to get going this season and, up-to-date, sit in tenth place with a total of five points from 24. On their travels, they have performed better then on home soil, picking up all five points, including a good 5-0 win over Wyke Wan

Veterans Fixture Update.

The Veteran's fixture against West Yorkshire Police Veterans on Sunday has been postponed. The new date for this match is now the 27th October with a 2-pm kick-off. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Kirk Deighton Rangers Veterans are kindly sponsored by:

Get Well Soon Josh Buckley!

The injury curse continues for Rangers as defender Josh Buckley now joins Joe Straker and Jack Abbott on the list of players unavailable. Unfortunately, during a tackle last weekend against East End Park, Josh sustained a broken foot and is now in pot for at least the next six weeks. All at Rangers wish Josh a very speedy recovery and we hope to see him back in action sooner, rather than later.

Congratulations To Nick Morris.

All at Kirk Deighton Rangers AFC would like to say well done to club legend Nick "Lefty" Morris for his call up to the England squad! After a while waiting for an international call-up, Manager Gareth Southgate, decided that, after the dodgy performance against the Czech Republic last night, it was time to take action and has drafted the "Deighton Destroyer" into the ranks! In all seriousness, Nick has been called up into the England Walking Football squad, and we all wish him the best and hope to see him featuring in many matches. Hopefully, we will be able to keep you up-to-date with Nick's progress. Well done Nick.

East End Park v Kirk Deighton Rangers Match Preview.

Rangers return to league action tomorrow following their 9-2 win in the League Cup last Saturday, as a trip over to Skelton Road and East End Park awaits Dan Marshall’s men. The match has a 2:30 pm kick-off time and the weather should be favourable with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze in store. The Opposition. East End Park are known to be a notoriously difficult team to play, but even they will be slightly disappointed with their start to the season, lying in 11th place with 11 points. On their own ground, they have won, drawn and lost one apiece, with six goals being scored (averaging 2 goals per home game) and nine being conceded (averaging 3 goals per home game). A win for us could s

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