October 28, 2008
Two pictures have been kindly sent in to us by David Whitfield, the assistant manager of Trawden Celtic Juniors. The two teams both reached the final in a pre season 5 a side competition which was organised by Rolls Royce FC. The Gargrave team winning the event. Keeper Adam Hudson also proved difficult to get past when the two teams met in a recent Craven League Division one game when he saved a Trawden penalty and kept the score at 0-0. Click on the thumbnails to view a bigger version of the image.
October 26, 2008
Gargrave welcomed Rolls Royce to the Foxes Den on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon, both teams were eager to progress to the next round of the Northern Plant Hire cup and battled admirably against the conditions.
The early exchanges were very even with Rolls Royce coming close to penetrating Gargraves back line on a number of occasions, but it was the Premiership side that took the lead when a well placed cross found keen mountaineer Paul Wilkin in acres of space in the Rolls Royce box and he made no mistake, scoring his first, or possibly second goal of the season.
As the game went on into the second half, Gargrave began to dominate proceedings. Sam Watson got on the end of a through ball and when faced with the Rolls Royce keeper, proceeded to kick the ball straight at him, but luckily for Mr Watson the ball the ball cannoned off the keepers legs and into the roof of the net, leaving him Sam with a big smile on his face, he was a very happy bunny indeed.
The pitch was now starting to take it’s toll on a certain member of the Gargrave team, who decided not to bring any studded boots with him on one of the wettest days of the year. Manage Luke Boatwright decided he couldn’t let this mistake go unpunished and substitued striker Joel Timmins for Wilsden resident, and Oxenhope local Richard Orme.
It was Orme who was instrumental in Gargraves 3rd goal. He found himself in space in the Gargrave half, and played a pass with the outside of his little left toe, through the Rolls Royce defence, allowing the sometimes blonde, sometimes brown haired Christian Moon to score his 10th goal of the season.
Gargrave played out the game and ended with a much welcome clean sheet, with ladies man Jeff Rotherham having a very solid game on his first start of the season for the 1st team.
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October 25, 2008
The next round of both the Craven Challenge Cup and the Norman Pratt Trophy will be played on Saturday 15th November, both games will commence at 1.30.p.m. See fixtures.
Craven Challenge Cup. Quarter final draw: Barnoldswick Town Vs Gargrave/Bentham
Norman Pratt Trophy.Quarter final draw: Settle Reserves/Gargrave Reserves Vs Rimington/Grassington.
October 25, 2008
Norman Pratt Trophy. Saturday 15th November. Kick Off 1.30.p.m.
Settle United Reserves Vs Gargrave FC Reserves.
October 25, 2008
Craven Challenge Cup. Saturday 15th November. Kick Off 1.30.p.m.
Gargrave FC Vs Bentham FC.
October 25, 2008
Eleven men were raised at the eleventh hour so the game against Oakworth could go ahead. Full credit to assistant manager Sam Ashby who had the difficult task of forming a squad besieged with injury, unavailability and frustrating last minute repeals.
It was debut day for both Martin Eyles and Stuart Dolan who performed way and beyond the call of duty. Stepping into the un-enviable job of keeper was Christian Hodgson who was quite simply the business – a clean sheet with a quaility performance.
The playing conditions were difficult with soft ground underfoot and strong winds. The latter element aided a curling corner from Simon Boatwright which opened the scoring. Matthew Simpson`s solo effort as he ran from the half way line, slipping the ball past the keeper was the goal of the game. Richard Scott`s tap in from Sam Ashbys volley notched up the third. The fourth and final goal was an Ashby/Scott reversal with Sam tapping in the ball from a Richard Scott volley.
A fine victory with an excellent performance from all eleven players. A solid display from the rock in defence, man of the match, Aidie Eyles.
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October 20, 2008
A great all round team performance secured a good win for Gargrave Reserves on Saturday when they visited Bingley Town.
Richard Scott opened the scoring on four minutes with a shot which hit the roof of the net. Tom Varey made no mistake with the second. Bingley Town pulled a goal back but Gargrave continued with some sweet passing football and Matthew Simpson neatly rounded the keeper to secure a fine victory.The score could have been greater but for some spurned missed chances but the goals have started to come as the side becomes more settled. A good performance from Sam Ashby earned him the man of the match award.
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October 19, 2008
Long Lee juniors were this weeks visitors to the Dragon’s Lair for a top of the table clash that would prove to be a closely fought encounter. The Gargrave North stand was packed to the rafters with Nathan Lockey and two other people, whilst the South “Canal Side” was occupied by a group of traveling pirates.
The picturesque referee, Mr Alan Robinson blew his whistle and got the game underway. Chances were few and far between but Gargrave were more than holding their own. Unfortunately Gargrave’s defensive frailties were quickly exposed as Long Lee managed to pinch the lead.
Ben Brown squandered a good chance to bring the Dragon’s back level, but the ball would soon find it’s way into the net through Joel Timmins. Inspired by the rare sight of the Gargrave President, Mr P Watson on the sidelines, the defensive pin of linch Dan Thompson took hold of the ball and delivered what can only be described as a “Fabregas like…wasted in defence” through ball that cut Long Lee in half, allowing Gargrave’s own JT to slot the ball past the oncoming keeper.
The goal gave Gargrave a kick up the backside and they began to dominate proceedings, grabbing another goal through top scorer Ben Brown.
Unfortunately Gargrave’s defence was again found to be lacking when, against the run of play Long Lee scored 2 goals just before the half time interval.
Manager Luke Boatwright’s half time team talk proved somewhat misguided and costly, as he urged his Gargrave players to “Go into those tackles 100%, if you don’t go in 100% you’ll end up breaking a leg”. Shortly after that Gargrave midfielder Oliver Hurst went into a 50/50 tackle and gave it 100%…the game was delayed for around 20 minutes whilst the ambulance took him away to the hospital. [Source]
The game restarted and it took a while for both teams to re-find their feet after the long stoppage. Gargrave refused to give in and almost snatched an equalizer through Joel Timmins, Liam Jameson and GEOFF.
Unfortunately for the home side Long Lee scored a 4th as Gargrave pushed for the equalizer and they managed to achieve a feat that has so far only been acomplished by St George*, they managed to slay the dragons.
Next week see’s Rolls Royce make the journey to the dragon’s lair, where Gargrave will be looking to show they do indeed have plenty of bouncebackability and progress to the next round of the cup.
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*+ LMS, Hellifield, and Grassington.
October 19, 2008
We are pleased to report that the injury to Oliver Hurst on Saturday was not as severe as first thought. The injury to his leg needed stitches and he is now recovering well at home. Everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery and looks forward to seeing him back on the pitch in the not too distant future.
A big thank you to Nathan Lockey for calling the ambulance so promptly.
October 16, 2008
Saturday 25th October. Kick Off 2.p.m.
Oakworth FC Vs Gargrave FC Reserves. Referee: T.Davey.
Saturday 1st November. Kick Off 2.p.m.
Earby Town FC Vs Gargrave FC Reserves Referee: A.Greenwood.
Saturday 8th November. Kick Off 2.p.m.
Rolls Royce FC Vs Gargrave FC Reserves. Referee: A.Hosker.