Gargrave AFC

Gargrave AFC 3 – 1 Waddington FC

February 6, 2011

Gargrave`s hopes of moving up the Premiership table received a welcome boost on Saturday when they took the full three points from the clash with the visiting club Waddington FC. The game was one of the few to go ahead in the Craven league and despite the torrential rain, both sets of players remarked on how well the playing surface had held up despite the conditions.

A composed pass from Al Tudhope allowed Ben Brown to place a low shot neatly into the back of the net on the two minute mark. Simon Boatwright came close and Paul Wilkin turned and shot from distance but was just wide. Adam Hudson in goal made a brave block from a close range shot from the visitors. A shot from Matt Brown was deflected away from goal after another dangerous cross from Al Tudhope. A powerful free kick from Richard Orme just needed the slightest of touches from man of the match defender Matt Brennand in the goalmouth to glance it into the net but Brennand was just inches away from contact. Ben Brown hit an unstoppable strike to give Gargrave a deserved 2-0 cushion, he almost made it 3-0 but his shot was superbly tipped over the bar by the Waddington keeper . Brown made no mistake moments later when he claimed his hat trick with another great strike.

The hosts kept up the pressure in the second half and always looked comfortable. Simon Boatwright`s crossed shot almost hit the target and Paul Wilkin was close with a long range strike. Waddington scored a consolation goal via a free kick and began to put some pressure on the hosts but the defence held firm allowing Gargrave to claim a well earned victory.


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