Gargrave AFC

Fixtures: 7th February – 21st February

January 30, 2009

Saturday 7th February.

No League game scheduled for Gargrave AFC Reserves

Saturday 14th February. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave AFC Reserves  Vs  AFC Padiham

Referee: A.Robinson

Saturday 21st February.Kick Off 1.30 p.m

CRAVEN FA NORMAN PRATT TROPHY

Gargrave AFC Reserves  Vs Rimington Reserves

Fixtures: 7th Feb – 14th Feb

January 30, 2009

Saturday 7th February. Kick Off 2.p.m

Gargrave AFC  Vs  Grindleton FC

Referee: M.Wojtas

Saturday 14th February. Kick Off 2.p.m

WFC Clitheroe  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Referee: C.Veighey

First Team Squad to face Waddington (a)

January 29, 2009

Goalkeeper -

Stewart Wilson

Defenders -

Alexander Tudhope

Dan Thompson

Lee Barrett

James Wilkin

Midfielders -

Oliver Hurst

Sam Watson

Liam Jameson

Richard Orme

Attackers -

Ben Brown

Christian Moon

Matthew Brown

Paul Wilkin

One more may be added if possible……probably the one-armed bandit Joelly

Your adoring First Team Manager,

Lukey B

The Marmite of the Craven League

Gargrave 4 – 0 Skipton Town

January 26, 2009

Gargrave returned to home action this week as they faced bottom of the table Skipton Town in a local derby.

They didn’t get off to a good start however, when inspirational midfielder Simon Boatwright failed a late fitness test on his finger. This meant that the plague-ridden Richard Orme was forced to deputise for him in central midfield.

Before the game could get underway, Gargrave held a minutes applause for the brand new match ball that was purchased DURING the credit crunch – mavericks!

With the new match ball initiation complete, Skipton Town got the game underway. Despite being bottom of the table, Skipton Town showed that they weren’t going to lie down as they battled a strong Gargrave side.

Gargrave came close to taking the lead when everyone’s favourite mobile sandwich delivery man Joel Timmins broke through the Skipton Town defence, only to have his shoulder pop out of place just as he was about to pull the trigger. This lead manager Boatwright to bring off Timmins and replace him with top scorer Ben Brown.

Town continued to hold their own until a rash tackle on the edge of the area allowed Ben Brown to slot home the resulting free kick after some questionable wall positioning.

Gargrave began to dominate but were unable to add to their lead bringing the half to a close with Gargrave leading 1 – 0.

The 2nd half started after the 1st.

The next goal was always going to be crucial, and it came (possibly) through a Ben Brown penalty. Some good dribbling by Christian Moon, combined with a lucky touch took him into the Skipton Town penalty box where he was chopped down by a Town defender. Brown made no mistake slotting home the spot kick in the usual place. (If you are a visiting team keeper reading this, he always hits it down the middle so don’t dive)

The 2nd goal seemed to take the wind out of the Skipton Town sails as Gargrave started to impose themselves on the game. A 3rd goal was added by Paul Wilkin who finished well from close range.

The best goal of the game was still to come, and it came from captain Liam Jameson.

A searching cross from the right of the pitch made it’s way towards Jameson who was stood on the edge of the area with his back to goal. He proceeded to leap into the air and managed to connect with an overhead bicycle kick with his weaker left foot, the ball sailed past the stranded keeper into the top corner of the net. IT DIDN’T JUST HIT HIS LEG FROM 4 YARDS OUT AND GO IN.

Gargrave played out the rest of the game and were happy with keeping a clean sheet.

Reserves Game Off – Saturday 24th January.

January 23, 2009

Saturday 24th January.

AFC Padiham  p  -  p  Gargrave AFC Reserves

AFC Padiham contacted the club on Friday evening to say the game was off due to a waterlogged pitch.

First Team Squad to face Skipton Town (h)

January 22, 2009

Goalkeeper -

Stewart Wilson

 

Defenders -

Alexander Tudhope

Dan Thompson

Lee Barrett

James Wilkin

 

Midfielders -

Liam Jameson

Simon Boatwright

Oliver Hurst

Richard Orme

 

Attackers -

Joel Timmins

Paul Wilkin

Ben Brown

Christian Moon

 

Only got 13 so far…..may elect a 14th depending on 2nd team requirements…

Your adoring First Team Manager,

Lukey B

The Marmite of the Craven League

Pendle 1 – 5 Gargrave

January 19, 2009

Gargrave finally made their return to Craven League action as they took on Pendle Athletic at Victory Park in Barnoldswick.

Gargrave arrived to find an impressive new changing facility, upon seeing this Christian Moon remarked that “It must be the only building in Barnoldswick that doesn’t have any smashed up windows and graffiti.” Al Tudhope didn’t like this and told him to stop making “such stereotypical statements, Barnoldswick is a place full of character and history.”

The two agreed to disagree and walked inside the new changing facilities. Richard Orme thought the tap handles were very similar to those in his girlfriend’s house.

The match was always going to play second fiddle to the new changing facilities, but it needed to be played and Gargrave promoted Veteran centre half Lee Barrett from the 2nd team and he made an immediate impact by putting up one of the goal nets so the game could get underway.

Both teams looked rusty and the first 10 minutes were played out at a frantic pace with both teams struggling to impose themselves on the game. Both teams started to find their feet and Gargrave took the lead when a pin point long ball found captain Liam Jameson who took 1 touch to control the ball and then another to volley home into the roof of the net making the scoreline 1 – 0 to Gargrave.

Pendle came back strong and forced a number of corners, it was from one of these that Pendle scored and brought the game level after some bad marking from the visitors.

This only seemed to anger the sleeping Dragons as they started once again to go looking for blood. (goals)

They were soon rewarded when adventurer Joel Timmins found himself 1 on 1 with the keeper and made no mistake in slotting the ball home to make it 2 – 1 to Gargrave. Sir Ranolf would have been proud.

The referee’s whistle brought the half to a close. Manager Boatwright concluded that Gargrave were playing at 70% of their possible output, but in truth everyone was too busy laughing at his bizarre tinted glasses to take any notice. “They are for my eye’s” he said; a true statement if ever there was one.

Gargrave started the 2nd half well, with Lee Barrett rolling back the years and marshaling the young Gargrave defence, this restricted Pendle to very few chances on goal.

The only danger seemed to be when Gargrave keeper Stewart Wilson decided to play a game of Chicken with the Pendle striker after a back pass, luckily it came to nothing and Gargrave took the lead when Richard Orme scored with a bullet header, which of course, he dedicated to his new girlfriend. He actually arrived quite late to the game because he had to drop his girlfriend off at his girlfriends house because his girlfriend didn’t have a car. Next time he’s going to bring his girlfriend with him to watch him play because his girlfriend quite likes football.

The 3 – 1 deficit was always going to prove difficult for Pendle to come back from, and it was made even harder when some good work by man of the match Ben Brown set up Joel Timmins for his second goal of the game. Timmin’s proceeded to shed a tear and dedicated the goal to all those great people that have gone off to discover new frontiers and never returned.

With Gargrave now dominating the game, they added a fifth, and final goal when substitute, and fellow explorer Paul Wilkin scored from close range firing into the roof of the net to make it 5 – 1 to Gargrave.

The rest of the game was played out with Gargrave pleased to have restarted the season with a win after the winter lay-off.

Gargrave AFC Reserves 1 – 2 Oakworth FC

January 18, 2009

Despite working hard and running their legs off on the heavy ground the hosts just could not convert their chances. Tom Varey was the first to come close with a speculative ( he may say spectacular ) overhead kick which went wide of the target.

An unlucky bounce went under the keepers diving arm to give Oakworth their first goal on the half hour mark. Two excellent saves from the visiting keeper denied striker Mattie Simpson a  brace of goals just before the half time whistle.

A soft goal from close range gave Oakworth a 2-0 cushion and there was almost a third when they hit the bar and then a penalty was shot well over target. Gargrave continued to battle though Oakworth were playing the better football. Sam Ashby scored a consolation goal for Gargrave through a neat header whilst at the other end of play, Adam Hudson saved well to deny Oakworth.

Defender Aidie Eyles had a solid game to claim the man of the match award with Kristian Hodgson also acting as a lynch pin at the back with a tireless and committed performance.

The Reserves travel to AFC Padiham next week and then they can look forward to a long run of home games.

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Fixtures: 17th January – 31st January

January 16, 2009

17th January. Kick Off 2.p.m

Gargrave AFC Reserves  Vs  Oakworth FC

Referee: B. Booth

24th January. Kick Off 2.p.m.

AFC  Padiham  Vs  Gargrave AFC  Reserves

Referee: M.Doyle

31st January. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave  AFC Reserves  Vs  Rolls Royce FC

Referee: T.Davey.

Fixtures : 17th January – 31st January

January 16, 2009

17th January. Kick Off 2.p.m

Pendle Athletic  Vs  Gargrave  AFC

Referee: D.Fryer.

24th January. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave  AFC  Vs  Skipton Town FC

Referee: A.Bentham.

31st January. Kick Off 2.p.m

Waddington FC  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Referee: D.Helliwell.

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