ILKLEY Town have again been in friendly action as their September 12 season start date looms.

Simon Armstrong's men were unable to start the week by repeating the result of the 8-0 drumming, they inflicted to Hessle, this time drawing 2-2 at Leeds City.

City opened the scoring but it didn’t take long for the visitors to equalise when Joe Garside placed a free kick in the bottom left corner.

Ilkley’s Lee McGowan squandered a one-on-one to put his team ahead. The striker’s effort was parried away.

Full back Garside also had a chance. He dribbled his way into the box and went for goal, but could not quite beat the keeper.

Leeds took full advantage and restored their lead just before half time from a corner.

Garside and McGowan were again involved in the action at the start of the second period. The former whipping in a cross to the forward whose header forced the keeper into a solid save.

Although, the tide was beginning to turn, and Town finally equalised through Lewis Hey’s low strike from a set piece.

The Baht ‘atters did return to winning ways on Tuesday with a 5-1 win over Grassington United.

Midfielder Harry Brown was the star of the show bagging a brace. His first an edge of the box screamer before good build up play with Tom Fleming saw him score a second, both goals were inside the opening 10 minutes.

Will Giles got on the scoresheet soon after and Joe Chilaka added a fourth at the start of the second period.

Grassington did response on the 70th minute but Garside, again, would have the final say from another free kick. In truth, Ilkley could have had more if it wasn't for the superb United keeper.

Meanwhile off the pitch, the club’s A-Level scholarship opportunity, in conjunction with the Aire Wharfe Elite Football Centre, at St. Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy is asking for its final applications.

The scholarship offers the opportunity for students entering Year 12 in September 2020 to benefit from an Ofsted-outstanding education program, while receiving a professional level of football coaching.

St Mary’s are issuing a last call for young people who have just received their GCSE results. Each candidate must have achieved at least five GCSE's, and grade four or above in English and Maths, in order to get involved.

The pathways the programme offers are endless including university, overseas study, apprenticeships, and semi-professional football with Ilkley Town.

There will also be a strong emphasis on personal development, growing skills that will benefit students throughout their life.

Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls legend Jamie Peacock, who came through a similar system himself, has endorsed the programme in the past.

The deadline for applications is August 31. For, further details, contact Steve Curran at or call 07914840024.

Match reports from Evan Seaman and Matthew Lambe