Gargrave AFC

Craven FA Norman Pratt Trophy:Grindleton Reserves 5 – 3 Gargrave Reserves

October 18, 2009

Gargrave Reserves were only just able to raise eleven men for their game on Saturday with players unavailable through either work, leisure , injury or cup tied. Numbers were further hindered by some  unforeseen circumstances which had left one player hospitalized the previous evening and another searching for his lost eagle.

However there was a good team spirit on the day and Lee Richards opened the scoring with a well taken goal from a tight angle. Grindleton equalised but Jonathan Chapman gave Gargrave the lead again with a quality finish. A clever free kick fed Nick Kendall who neatly slotted home to give Gargrave a 3-1 half time lead.

Gargrave began to tire in the second half and Grindleton brought on all three subs at once which did not help the visitors tired legs. The home side went on to score a further four goals despite the best efforts of the Gargrave defence.

A great effort by Gargrave who entered the game on the day in very difficult circumstances.  The team return to League activity next week when they visit Silsden Whitestar.

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