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.


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