Gargrave AFC

Cononley 2 – 0 Gargrave

April 2, 2012

Gargrave traveled to high flying Cononley, looking to continue there recent run of good form. There cause wasn’t helped when their two regular goalkeepers were unable to play, meaning veteran striker Ben Brown was forced to play in goal.

The game started, with neither side able to take control. Cononley produced a fine save from the stand in keeper, whilst at the other end, Gargrave’s overseas player, James French French missed a glaring opportunity to give Gargrave the lead.

Half time came and went with neither team looking like scoring, and the second half began the same way. Gargrave spurned another good chance when an unlikely hero, Burnley Chris, rattled the cross-bar with a powerful header.

Just as the game looked to be heading towards a goalless draw, a seemingly innocuous challenge saw Cononley awarded a penalty, which their striker converted, much to the disgust of veteran goalkeeper Ben Brown.

With only 5 minutes remaining, Brown was replaced in goal by Tom Kay and reverted to his natural role of injured striker, but as Gargrave pushed for the equalizer it was Cononley who grabbed a second goal on the break, to seal their win.

Man of the match for Gargrave was the springy Richard Orme.

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