Gargrave AFC

Bingley Town FC 0 – 1 Gargrave AFC

February 27, 2012

Gargrave travelled to Bingley knowing that a win would cement a more respectable mid table position and help to keep their 2012 unbeaten run on course.

It was to prove a difficult task however with veteran striker Ben Brown otherwise engaged with a log cabin in Lincoln meaning that last weeks hat trick hero, but not man of the match ,James French, was left to plough a lone furrow in his role as lone striker.

The game started with no corner flags much to the annoyance of Andy Seddon, this was soon rectified.

An even first half meant that neither side could take control of the game or create any meaningful chances but the deadlock was broken on the half hour when prolific goal scoring midfielder Dan Thompson capitalised on some hesitant defending to find himself one on one with the keeper. The seasoned finisher made no mistake and calmly slotted the ball past the Bingley keeper.

Half time arrived with neither side creating any further chances. Gargrave were forced into a substitution when their only recognised striker, James French had to leave the field of play with what looked like a mild case of polio. He was replaced by Brenners Dads friend, Chris. Chris ploughed a lone furrow up front.

Bingley pushed for an equaliser but were unable to break down Gargraves strong rear guard defences.

In what proved to be a defining moment to the game, rugged midfielder Simon Boatwright was forced to leave the field of play with what looked like another case of mild polio most likely caught from James French. He was replaced by Tom “sometimes I get a lift to the game with big Jim” Kaye and it was in the dying minutes that Kaye proved his worth and booked a place in Gargrave folk lore when a Bingley header bounced over the head of new goalkeeper, Brenners Dads friend, Craig, and was about to go over the line when Kaye rose like a salmon and cleared the ball off the line, sealing Gargraves victory.

Embsay Reserves 2 – 5 Gargrave Reserves

February 27, 2012

Gargrave started slowly but soon maintained much of the possession but again were missing some of their chances. A mix up in defence allowed Embsay to score the opening goal. Ten minutes later Gargrave levelled through player manager Jonathan Chapman. A defensive error by Embsay early on in the second half  allowed John Beckwith to score with a good finish. Gargraves third goal of the game was via a header across goal from Beckwith which was neatly finished by Harry Thompson. Substitute Liam Cartman scored the fourth goal from the edge of the area. Embsay scored a consolation goal but Gargrave took the points well beyond their reach with a late goal from Tom Varey.

Next weeks fixture:

February 25, 2012

Saturday 3rd March 2012.

No Game scheduled.

Fixtures are occasionally altered by the league so please keep checking either our web-site or the Craven League web-site.

Next weeks fixture:

February 25, 2012

Saturday 3rd March 2012. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave AFC  Vs  Wilsden Athletic FC

Ingrow and Worth Valley FC 1 – 0 Gargrave Reserves

February 19, 2012

Gargrave Reserves were unlucky to come away without any points from this game. They had much of the possession and plenty of goal scoring opportunites but were thwarted by the Ingrow keeper. Ingrow took the lead twenty minutes from time with a close range goal, one of their few chances in the game. John Beckwith was man of the match for Gargrave.

Gargrave AFC 4 – 0 Bingley Town FC

February 19, 2012

It was a clean sheet for Ben Heap one of Gargrave`s old keepers returning for his debut game of the season.  Gargrave had the best of the attacking play in the first half . A lone run from James French and a resulting intelligent lob notched up the first goal for the home side. Bingleys chances on goal were few and their first real effort came on the half hour mark but Gargraves returning hero was in control. A one on one with Heap went wide and Al Tudhope was unlucky when his shot went straight to the keeper. The dynamic Simon Boatwright and man of the match defender turned midfielder Dan Thompson combined well in the middle and provided some good through balls. James French scored his second of the game from close range just before the break. French continued to press for goal and was soon rewarded with his hat trick. Bingley went down to ten men after a second yellow card offence. Gargrave continued with their attacking play and a powerful shot from Al Tudhope rattled the bar. Matthew Brennand took advantage of a static Bingley defence with a close range shot which sealed his sides solid 4-0 win.

Next weeks fixture:

February 19, 2012

Saturday 25th February 2012.

Embsay Reserves  Vs  Gargrave Reserves

Next weeks fixture:

February 19, 2012

Saturday 25th February 2012.

Bingley Town FC  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Next weeks fixture:

February 11, 2012

Saturday 18th February

Ingrow and Worth Valley  Vs  Gargrave Reserves.

Next weeks fixture:

February 11, 2012

Saturday 18th February 2012. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave AFC  Vs  Bingley Town FC

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