Gargrave AFC

First Team Squad to face Grassington (a) 14/3/2009

March 14, 2009

Goalkeeper -

Stewart Wilson

Defenders -

Alexander Tudhope

Matthew Brennand

Dan Thompson

James Wiilkin

Midfielders -

Richard Orme

Liam Jameson

Oliver Hurst

Sam Watson

Attackers -

Ben Brown

Joel Timmins

Christian Moon

Paul Wilkin

 

Your adoring First Team Manager,

Lukey B

The Marmite of the Craven League

Saturday 21st March

March 10, 2009

The first team have no fixture on the 21st March.

Fixture for Saturday 21st March

March 10, 2009

Saturday 21st March

AFC Padiham  Vs  Gargrave AFC Reserves

Referee: I.Walsh

Gargrave AFC 3 – 1 Cononley FC

March 9, 2009

Gargrave knew they would have a hard game against their old rivals Cononley, and this was plain to see straight from the first whistle. The physical presence of the Cononley squad was too much for a Gargrave team that featured the worlds tallest dwarf Alan (according to Lee) Tudhope, and the worlds fattest thin person, Ben Brown.

Keeper Stewart Wilson was instrumental in keeping his side in the game producing a couple of quality saves early on in the half.  Cononley were  pulling the strings for long periods and their reward finally came when they found the net.  Another great save from Wilson kept the score at 1-0 as the half drew to a close.

Manager Boatwright spoke words at half time, whilst still wearing his sun glasses.

The 2nd half began and Gargrave levelled through Paul Wilkin as he fired into the roof of the net from close range after some good build up play from the 2 Gargrave record breakers, Al Tudhope and Ben Brown.

Gargrave were back in the game, however it looked like top scorer Ben Brown with twenty two goals to his credit already this season might have seen the last of the action as he fell to the ground after a bone crunching move from the keeper. Like a coiled spring he was soon back on his feet and took the lead for Gargrave with a well placed goal.

Mr Richard Orme, a physical match for his opponents, made no mistake with a precise header from a corner to give the hosts a 3-1 lead and a welcome victory over some very tough opponents.

Gargraves winning streak continues, but Cononley will feel unfortunate not to be leaving the Dragon’s Lair with at least a point after such a dominating 1st half.

Trawden Celtic 3 – 1 Gargrave AFC Reserves

March 8, 2009

Conditions were difficult to say the least when Gargrave visited Trawden Celtic on Saturday. The strong winds and driving rain hampered the play for both squads.

Trawden were looking for a result after their  O – O draw at the last meeting back in October, and early on in the game they notched up their first goal. Gargrave were quick to reply with a free kick from Mark Webb on his first outing of the season.

Trawden began to take control of the game, scoring two  more to give them a 3-1 cushion.

Goal keeper, Adam Hudson impressed the hosts who awarded him the man of the match award, but for his endeavours the score may have been greater.

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First Team Squad v Cononley (h) 7/3/2009

March 7, 2009

Goalkeeper -

Stewart Wilson

Defenders -

Alexander Tudhope

Dan Thompson

Lee Barrett

James Wilkin

Matthew Brennand

Midfielders -

Richard Orme

Oliver Hurst

Liam Jameson

Attackers -

Christian Moon

Paul Wilkin

Ben Brown

 

Your adoring First Team Manager,

Lukey B

The Marmite of the Craven League

Gargrave 4 – 1 Grindleton

March 2, 2009

Grindleton were this weeks opponents for an in form Gargrave side who were looking to continue their recent winning streak.

Despite playing on a pitch that resembled Wembley (after an American football game) Gargrave found Grindleton a tough team to break down, despite enjoying the majority of the possession.

It was a frustrating 1st half for the home side, and this was demonstrated when Oliver Hurst, still reeling from Ryan Airs decision to charge people to use the toilets, found himself in the referees book, making him the most cautioned player in Gargrave’s history. An award that will disappoint the previous record holder Jock Bradburry who picked up 17 yellow cards in the 1938/39 season.

It looked like the score would remain goalless leading into the half time interval, but with not long to go (probably) Gargrave put together some good passes down the right wing and a cross into the box was met on the volley by the ever auburn Paul Wilkin to make it 1 – 0 to Gargrave.

Despite the set back Grindleton were not disheartened and they managed to bring the game back level just before half time.

Gargrave went into the changing rooms at half time, manager Boatwright wore sunglasses.

The 2nd half started with the referees whistle.

With neither teams able to take control of the game, it was left to Gargrave captain Liam Jameson to produce a moment of magic as he fired in an unstoppable volley from the edge of the area to make it 2 – 1 to Gargrave.

Then came the defining moment of the game, when a highly dubious penalty decision gave Grindleton the chance to level the game. Thankfully for Gargrave the Grindleton striker resembled David Bently as he put the spot kick wide of the post.

This seemed to give Gargrave the boost they needed, and they took the score to 3 – 1 when little Al Tudhope produced a fine finish to increase his seasons goal tally to 1.

The game was then wrapped up as Paul Wilkin scored his 2nd goal of the game, firing a tap in into the roof of the net.

Final Score: 4 – 1
Attendance: 11 (a 95% increase on the previous week)

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