Gargrave AFC

Grindleton 0 – 5 Gargrave

April 26, 2009

Gargrave secured a convincing 5 – 0 win against Grindleton to cement their position as runners up in the Premier division of the craven league.

Gargrave arrived to the Grindleton playing field ground at around 1pm, the game was due to start at 2.

Unfortunately, nerves were getting the better of everyone with so much at stake, and the kick off was delayed by the Gargrave keepers reluctance to kick off whilst a pile of excrement lay on his goal line. Luckily Liam Jameson instructed Stuart Wilson to look for a spade in the Grindleton tool shed, but Stuart Wilson couldn’t hear him and stood looking at the faeces, Matthew Brennand then went to the tool shed and found a spade with a triangular head and gave it to Stuart Wilson. Stuart Wilson then dug a hole around the waste and removed it from the field of play. It was a shit start to the game.

The pitch was hard, the weather hot, the ball round. And this seemed to suit Gargrave, who dominated the early stages with Richard Orme pulling the strings in the middle of the park. The deadlock was soon broken as Christian Moon latched on to a cross field ball, pulled the ball down onto his chest and fired in an unstoppable volley with his left boot. He dedicated his goal to “all those kids out there that have dreams, this is for you – never stop dreaming”

A second goal was soon added by the returning Oliver Hurst as he rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home into an empty net. He didn’t dedicate the goal to anyone.

Gargrave were on top and always looked threatening, but Grindleton did muster a few chances on the counter attack. The best coming when a through ball almost found it’s way to the 34 year old Grindleton winger but he collided with the Gargrave keeper in what the referee called a “bloody lovely 50/50 challenge, it puts a smile on my face”.

Half time arrived, and this gave the Gargrave team chance to take on some much needed water.

As manager Boatwright pointed out “2 – 0 is a very dangerous scoreline, you think you are in control but you could end up losing 5 – 2, so don’t throw it away”.

Ben Brown listened to his managers wise words and got on the score sheet twice to take Gargraves lead to 4. The final goal was added by Paul Wilkin with an unstoppable volley that flew like a North Korean missile into the top corner of the Grindleton net to bring an end to the scoring.

After the game Gargrave were presented with runners up trophies, and Peter Brennand took some team photos with a silver digital camera (LCD screen, no flash).


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