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Long Lee 1 – 1 Gargrave

February 24, 2009

It was the battle of the Craven Leagues top clubs as top of the table Long Lee juniors played host to 2nd placed Gargrave at the Marley recreational sports centre.

A strong wind was blowing across the pitch which would prove to hamper both teams, but as the game started it was Gargrave who looked the most likely to take the lead with top scorer Ben Brown missing some chances that on other days would surely have found the back on the net.

Long Lee also did their best to break the deadlock, but they found the re-shuffled Gargrave defence difficult to penetrate, with Kristian Hodgson and Matthew Brennand both making claims for a regular starting place.

The first half came to a close with very little to choose between the 2 teams. Christian Moon did his bit at half time by dishing out water bottles for his team mates, whilst also showing his slight OCD tendencies by making sure there was never an uneven number of water bottles in the bottle holder. (If he see’s any items grouped unevenly he has to tap his left ear 3 times and his right ear 4 times to cancel it out)

The 2nd half then got underway, but the water bottles must have been put back unevenly as Long Lee started to get the upper hand, forcing a number of corners and free kicks, which eventually lead to a well taken goal making in 1 – 0 to the hosts.

Gargrave continued to fight back, but they thought lady luck might not have been on their side when midfielder Oliver Hurst fell to the ground with what seemed like a serious injury. Luckily the injury was not as serious as first thought, when it was revealed the problem was caused by right back Al Tudhope using Hurt’s mentula as a rope, causing a slight hyper-extension. Hurst was able to run the injury off and was soon back in the thick of the action.

With around 10 minutes to go, it looked like Gargraves chances of bringing the game level had gone. But a goal mouth scramble allowed the returning Joel “Less than 50% of my sandwiches contain salmonella” Timmins to back heel the ball into the net to bring the game level.

Gargrave could then have snatched a late winner when Oliver Hurst found himself 1 on 1 with the keeper but he pulled his shot wide.

The game finished 1 – 1, with both teams pleased not to have lost the game.


One Response to “Long Lee 1 – 1 Gargrave”

  1. joel "billy joel"crazy legs tevez timmins on February 26th, 2009 10:45 am

    i think tha statement is utter bollocks , after proven tests it is infact60% of my sandwiches so fuck u

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