Gargrave AFC

Gargrave Reserves 6 – 1 Silsden Whitestar Reserves

October 16, 2012

Gargrave hosted Silsden Whitestar Reserves and a win was much needed as Gargrave have found themselves at the wrong end of the table.

The hosts started well and played some good football. Jack Harrison was a constant threat on the right hand side. However for all their possession Gargrave did not create too many scoring opportunities. Richard Orme played one of his signature long balls over the top that set Josh Town free but his half volley went high and wide. Gargrave were then awarded a penalty and up stepped Harry McEneaney but to the delight and relief of the away crowd the shot was dragged just wide. Will Beckwith was unlucky not to be awarded a penalty moments afterwards when a defender clearly handled the ball in the box but the referee was unable to see through the sea of players.

The second half started with a similar story for Gargrave this season, one long ball over the top and a defensive error gifted Silsden the lead. However Gargrave replied instantly when a great cross from Jack Harrison allowed Josh Town to equalise from close range.

Gargrave continued to dominate and to increase the pressure Player Manager Simon Boatwright gradually introduced his substitutes, big guns, Matty Simpson and John Beckwith which made for an exciting second half performance. John Beckwith scored a hat trick and man of the match Matty Simpson a brace. Matthew Brennand was unlucky not to collect the match point as he had an excellent game at the back.

Another good team performance from Gargrave and a thoroughly deserved three points.


Gargrave Reserves 4 – 2 Barnoldswick Barons

October 7, 2012

Gargrave hosted Barnoldswick Barons hoping for a better result than the last time the two sides met. Gargrave started slowly and some sloppy defending gave the visitors the lead. Gargrave had good chances in the first half, hard working Will Beckwith danced through the Barons defence and saw his curled shot go just wide. Tom Wood also came close with a header from the edge of the box. The visitors doubled their lead before the break.
Gargrave came out strongly in the second half and their hard work and pressure paid off when Will Beckwith’s shot deflected into the bottom corner. Gargrave piled the pressure on Barons but were then caught on the counter attack and a huge deflection left Gargrave’s keeper with no chance. The goal did not deter Gargrave and they kept on attacking, man of the match Lee Dent was unlucky not to score as he struck a post and Tom Wood came close again when his shot on the turn was well saved by the keeper.
Gargrave were caught out again though on the counter as they pushed more men forward. Versatile Andy Seddon’ had two attempts before finally finding the back of the net to make the final score 4-2. A good team performance from Gargrave in particular centre backs Harry McEneaney and Kristian Hodgson who were both excellent and it could have been a different story if they had converted their chances.

Next fixture……

October 7, 2012

Saturday 13th October.Kick Off 2.p.m.

Silsden Whitestar FC  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Next fixture……

October 7, 2012

Saturday 13th October. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave Reserves  Vs  Silsden Whitestar Reserves.

Cononley FC 6 – 4 Gargrave AFC

October 7, 2012

Defences were on top in Saturday’s top of the table clash at the Willie Naylor sports ground in Cunnunley, as Gargrave suffered their first defeat of the season going down 6 – 4 to Connonley.

Gargrave took the lead through local builder Liam James after some good play from local farmer John Beckwith.

Gargrave should have extended their lead but chances were squandered by local farmer John Beckwith and local personality Tom Varey.

They were made to pay shortly after when a long hopefull ball fell inbetween local furniture restorer Adrian Eyles and local IT tecnhician Matthew Mat Brennand and the Connonley striker pounced to bring the game level.

Gargrave then seemed to go a bit mental, letting Connonley score another 3 goals, making the score 4 – 1 at half time.

This caused local insurance broker Jonathan Chapman into taking drastic measures, by bringing on his 1 substitute at half time but this paid dividends when local Cartman Liam Cartman brought Gargrave back into the game with a clinical finish.

Gargrave continued to pile on the pressure and managed to bring the score back to 4 – 4 with 2 goals from local farmer John Beckwith.

At this point it looked like the game was there for the taking, but a scrappy goal for Connonley after Gargrave failed to clear took the hosts back into the lead.

Connonley made sure of the victory with 5 minutes to go when local furniture restorer Adrian Eyes brought down the Connonley striker in the area with an impressive Karate Kick to the stomach. Connonley’s ginger striker stepped up and put the ball past local tea room entrepreneur Richard “Nev South” Hall to bring the game to a close.

Northern Plant Hire Trophy – First Round game….

October 1, 2012

Gargrave  AFC   4  -  1  Bradley FC

A strong blustery wind put a stop to any precise football and made playing conditions difficult for both teams. A defensive error by Gargrave gifted Bradley the opening goal of the game. A good shot from Christian Moon put Gargrave back in with a chance.

A close range goal came from John Beckwith in the opening stages of the second half giving Gargrave a slender lead. Good passing moves created the opening for Beckwiths second of the game a long range low shot into the corner of the net. Beckwith claimed his hat trick with a deja vous moment when an identical shot hit the target again.

Gargrave almost claimed a fifth goal in the late stages when a long range power shot from Liam Jameson hit the bar.

The second round game of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy will take place on the 13th October at Gargrave  Vs  Barnoldswick Barons. The Barons will also be visiting Gargrave this week ( 6th October ) when they play Gargraves Reserves in a Division Two league game.

Next fixture….

October 1, 2012

Saturday 6th October. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Cononley Sports  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Forthcoming fixture….

October 1, 2012

Saturday 6th October. Kick Off 2.p.m.

Gargrave Reserves  Vs  Barnoldswick Barons



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