Gargrave AFC

Rolls Royce Reserves 1 – 2 Gargrave Reserves

April 23, 2011

This was the Reserves last game of the season. William Beckwith opened the scoring for Gargrave with a well taken penalty. Rolls levelled on the half time mark from a free kick. Gargrave just had the edge over Rolls and they were worthy of a winning goal which came via some good work from Sam Ashby who squared the ball to Lee Dent who calmly shot past the keeper. Dent had an excellent game working hard throughout the ninety minutes. A good way to complete the season for the Gargrave players in a match where they all gave one hundred per cent.

Gargrave Reserves 0 – 2 Pendle Renegades

April 18, 2011

Gargrave almost went ahead in the first few minutes of play when a shot from Rhys Aldersley hit the upright. However it was to be a goal less half with neither side having any real goal scoring opportunities. A glancing header from Pendle gave them a 1-0 lead. Gargrave tried to create chances but the Pendle keeper was never really tested. A cruel bounce of the ball on the hard surface gifted Pendle a second and the full three points.

Gargrave AFC 3 – 6 Skipton LMS

April 15, 2011

This was Gargraves last game of the season against one of the top clubs in the Premiership. Manager Matt Brown was unavailable so brother Ben stepped into the breach. Regular keeper Adam Hudson was injured so in an unusual move of positions striker and top scorer Ben went between the sticks. Clearly having kept his keeper skills under wraps all these years with the club Ben looked more than comfortable in goal. Though on the ten minute mark after a strong run from Chris Simpson who found the head of team mate the ball was headed with power into the net. Midfielder Richard Orme soon levelled with an excellent free kick and it was game on. Brown played well and continued to make some good saves as Gargrave struggled to hold some of the more physically strong players in the LMS squad. An unstoppable shot gave LMS a 2-1 lead, followed by a close range effort and then a fourth goal to give the visitors a good 4-1 cushion at the break.

It was Simpson again who caused problems minutes into the second half when his angled shot found the back of the net. Gargrave never gave up the cause and the famous Orme free kick found the head of defender and captain Matthew Brennand who made no mistake.Ben Brown then reverted to his striker role and handed his goalkeeper jersey to defender Dan Thompson. An injury or two also meant a re-shuffle and the young Reserve team players William Beckwith and Josh Prell were brought on, both adding extra bite to the game. LMS were to score their sixth goal of the game but Gargrave came back yet again with the best goal of the game a forty yard screamer from Si Boatwright. Man of the match for Gargrave was the hard working Christian Moon.

Almost the end of the Season….

April 11, 2011

With only a small number of games remaining it will soon be time for Dennis to finalise his years accounts. Please will anyone with any subs outstanding pay them up todate. There have been more expenses incurred this year with plumbing bills and the loss of our line marking sponsor so it is important that everyone remembers to pay their subs.  There are also a number of fines outstanding which need to be repaid to Caroline, she has paid them to the West Riding County Football Association on your behalf so please see her if you think you have any cautions . A yellow card is a £10.00 fine ( seven outstanding ), one sending off also outstanding at £25.00.

A rolling registration list is circulating, please will all players who would like to remain with the club for the next season, sign and fill in the details. Aidie has the list at the moment.

The next fixture for the Reserve squad is…..

April 11, 2011

Monday 18th April. Kick Off 6.15.p.m.

Gargrave Reserves  Vs  Pendle Renegades

Referee Alan Hosker

( Unfortunately the game on Saturday 9th April away vs Ighton Leigh had to be cancelled due to a shortage of players )

Gargrave AFC 1 – 3 Cowling FC

April 8, 2011

Gargrave were unfortunately not at full strength when they entertained one of the top teams in the division, Cowling FC. Regular players were absent through work commitments and injury and were further restricted by the Craven league ruling that after the 31st March players must have played six games or more for the club to be allowed to take part in any games after that date. Disappointing for players who work on weekends and are only around for night games. However young William Beckwith took time out from his duties with the Reserve squad and more than played his part in the game, scoring on his debut with the first team. Cowling were a strong and well organised side but Gargrave competed for much of the game and did not let Cowling have it all their own way. Defender Dan Thompson was man of the match for the hosts.

Last game of the season…

April 6, 2011

The first team will play their last game of the season at home vs Skipton LMS on Thursday 14th April. Kick Off 6.15.p.m. Referee Alan Robinson.

Skipton Town FC 1 – 3 Gargrave Reserves

April 6, 2011

At last a long awaited and well deserved three points from a game from the hard working young squad who have been thwarted by luck going against them in the results particularly at the tail end of the season. Sam Ashby opened the scoring but Skipton Town replied to level. A header from Lee Dent put Gargrave back in the driving seat and a twenty five yard screamer – wind assisted! from Chris Cox sealed the points.

Fixtures: Saturday 9th April

April 4, 2011

The Reserve squad are away at Ighton Leigh on Saturday 9th April whilst the First team have another free Saturday with just one remaining game to play ( after their game against Cowling on Thursday 7th April ).

Fixture: Saturday 9th April…..

April 4, 2011

Saturday 9th April. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Ighton Leigh Reserves  Vs  Gargrave Reserves

Referee: Julian Minns

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