Gargrave AFC

Skipton LMS Reserves 1 – 0 Gargrave Reserves

October 21, 2012

Gargrave made the short trip to Skipton on Saturday as they faced Skipton LMS Reserves.

Gargrave started brightly and some good first time passing had LMS on the back foot. Simon Boatwright had a good chance to open the scoring but his volley was hit straight at the LMS keeper.

Gargrave dominated the first half with Richard Orme and Simon Boatwright providing some great through balls but the Gargrave front line just lacked that cutting edge.

The second half was a completely different story as LMS came out much stronger and looked more threatening, pegging Gargrave back for much of the half. Stand in keeper Dan Thompson was forced to make some good saves to stop LMS taking the lead. Gargrave were reduced to counter attacks only, but the high defensive line of LMS worked well and the Gargrave forwards were caught offside for the majority of the time. Lee Dent chanced a speculative shot from twenty five yards which almost reached the LMS net.

The deadlock was finally broken ten minutes from time when a long ball caught out the Gargrave defence and the LMS forward found himself through on goal. Dan Thompson made a great save initially but the ball broke kindly for the forward who scuffed it over the line.

A share of the points would probably have been a fairer result particularly after Gargraves superior first half performance . Debutant fullbacks Gaz Lord and Garth Beckwith both had solid games in the Gargrave colours.


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