Gargrave AFC

Gargrave Reserves 3 – 3 Barnoldswick Barons FC

January 14, 2012

Barnoldswick Barons had the first shot on goal just two minutes into the opening half but it was well saved by keeper, Martin Eyles. John Beckwith had a chance for Gargrave with a one on one with the keeper but he was a stride too short. A lobbed shot from Beckwith hit the bar and Tom Varey was on hand to tap in the rebound from close range to notch up the first goal on the twenty minute mark. Barons almost levelled with a low crossing shot which went just wide. The second half of play saw both teams eager for a win. The visitors were soon rewarded when they scored an equaliser from close range. Gargrave were quick to reply and Varey scored his second of the game after a goal mouth scramble. Barnoldswick Barons made the score level again at 2-2 after a superb free kick found the back of the net . Pressure was put on both defences with some good attacking play. Man of the match Harry Thompson played a fine lob to Tom Varey who headed the ball into the net to claim his hat trick. A couple of minutes from time a penalty was awarded to the visitors for a hand ball and they made no mistake with the resulting shot to level the scores once more. Final score 3-3.

Oakworth FC 1 – 2 Gargrave AFC

January 14, 2012

Gargrave maintained their 100% unbeaten run in 2012 with a hard fought victory over Oakworth in a bottom of the table nine pointer.                         Oakworth started brightly but failed to create any meaningful chances and it was Gargrave who took the lead with a dreamy through ball from James French which fell to the feet of veteran striker Ben Brown who calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. The second half opened with both teams looking for the second elusive goal of the game and it was eventually Oakworth who supplied it. A shot was deflected into the path of the Oakworth striker , he squared the ball to his strike partner who tapped the ball into an open net. This angered manager Brown – two passionate substitutions were made with James Walker and Simon Boatwright replaced by Josh Town and Andy Seddon and the two substitutes combined well to create Gargraves winning goal of the game. Town played a pinpoint cross to attacking midfielder Seddon who calmly slotted home with a first touch finish. Oakworth almost snatched an equaliser from a corner, but divine intervention from a higher power stopped the ball going in the net. Man of the match for Gargrave was the bubbly Richard Orme.

 

 

 

Next weeks fixture:

January 7, 2012

Saturday 14th January 2012. Kick Off 2.p.m

Gargrave Reserves  Vs  Barnoldswick Barons.

Next weeks fixture:

January 7, 2012

Saturday 14th January 2012. Kick Off 2.p.m.

 

Oakworth FC  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Gargrave Reserves 2 – 5 Ingrow and Worth Valley FC

January 7, 2012

Despite the torrential rain in the days leading up to the game the pitch was in a reasonable condition though it did become increasingly heavy as the game progressed. The wind had a strong influence on much of the game . Ingrow were playing with the wind in their favour in the first half and a diving header from a cross created the first goal for them. A second almost came from a goalmouth scramble. Tom Varey had the first chance for the hosts but after some good passing play it was Matthew Simpson who levelled the score with a well placed header. Some good through balls from man of the match Harry Thompson gave Gargrave the opportunity to increase their lead, Matthew Simpson latched onto one, passed to John Beckwith who scored to take a 2-1 lead from close range. Simpson via the same delivery then had a chance with a one on one with the agile Ingrow keeper but luck was against him.

Gargrave went out in the second half expecting a wind assisted win but an excellent strike from Ingrow saw them level the score. A good shot from Beckwith was saved by the impressive Ingrow keeper who was awarded the man of the match for the visitors. A close range goal took the West Yorkshire side into the lead 2-3. The keeper made another good save from a Harry Thompson shot whilst at the other end of play Ingrow increased their lead to 2-4. Quick reactions again from the visiting keeper saw him save another Gargrave shot whilst a defensive error gifted Ingrow their fifth and final goal of the game. Gargrave continued to press for another goal with a shot going wide and another strike hitting the bar.

One On, One Off:

January 7, 2012

Saturday 7th January

The home game – Gargrave Reserves Vs  Ingrow and Worth Valley –  ON – Kick Off 2.p.m.

The away game – Silsden Whitestar  Vs  Gargrave AFC – OFF

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