Gargrave AFC

Gargrave 4 – 2 Waddington

August 31, 2008

Gargrave produced a great display in order to record their first win of the new season.

Gargrave started brightly and a superb piece of interchange set Oliver Hurst free who then found Christian Moon with a wonderful throughball. Christian Moon made no mistake, controlling well then placing the ball into the corner of the net for his fifth goal of the season so far. Gargrave then dropped off a little and allowed Waddington to play, the equaliser came from a terrific volley by Waddington’s no.6 from twenty yards out. Gargrave once again upped the tempo with Moon in terrific form and it was he who found Ben Brown in space and he made no mistake from 10 yards out to make it 2-1 to the home-side.

In the second half Gargrave raised their game to antoher level. The front three of Brown, Wilkin and Moon terrorised the Waddington defence and with jameson and Hurst on hand to support Waddington found themselves pegged back in their own half. It took till 65 minutes, though, for Gargrave to add to the scoreline, a tenacious run by Jonathan Chapman was cut short by lunging tackle by the Waddington defender, the result a penalty kick. Ben Brown dispatched this was cool precision. Moments later Ben Brown broke the offside trap and should have had a penalty when he was brought down in the area, the referee had other ideas and a free-kick on the edge of the area was awarded. This made little difference to Gargrave, however, they refused to play out the game and some intricate passing on the left eventually led to Hurst being free on the edge of the area, he fired the ball in the bottom corner to make it 4-1. Waddngton did not stop fighting and did get a penalty of their own late on, this was fired wildly wide. They did get a reward for their endeavour, however, scoring a consolation goal with the last kick of the game.


A special mention to Liam Jameson for his man-of-the-match performance, a real captain’s display. Should’ve been capped by a goal but closing your eyes and heading it straight up in the air is nearly as good.


Well done boys…..but still more improvements to be made


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