Gargrave AFC

Division Two League Cup….

January 29, 2011

Gargrave Reserves  1  -  4  Earby Town

This was certainly not a case of the luck of the draw when next to the bottom of the table Gargrave Reserves had to face top of the table Earby Town in the first round of the Division Two cup. However Gargrave did not allow Earby to have a run away victory, they gave the visitors more than a run for their money. The first goal for Earby came after the ball was well controlled by their striker who placed it neatly in the back of the net on the ten minute mark. A shot from Josh Prell could have levelled but he was just offside, Aidie Eyle`s free kick was headed away by the Earby defence and a good effort from Lee Dent was just wide of the mark. Luke Maude looked confident in goal but a scrambled shot in the goalmouth on the 43rd minute just beat him. 2-0 to the leaders in Division Two at the break.

A free kick from substitute Chris Cox went just wide in the opening exchanges of the second half whilst Earby scored their third after a break away when the shot was placed beyond the keepers reach. Maude parried a shot over the bar soon after but the resulting corner allowed Earby to score their fourth. Gargrave did not give in and continued to press for a consolation goal and their pressure in the box paid off when they forced the Earby defence to concede an own goal. A good all round team performance from a young, battling Gargrave squad with right back Richard Lord having an outstanding game.

The two teams meet up again next week at Earby recreation ground for a league game.


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