Gargrave AFC


May 23, 2012

Our season is now officially closed. The league have awarded us a 0-0 scoreline against the remaining club ( Earby Town ) in our Division One games. This was the one game we had remaining for the First team squad but because neither side were in a relegation or promotion battle and there was a backlog of games for Earby who were playing some other teams who were in that position the decision was made by the league and both Gargrave and Earby agreed to accept this decision.

A huge thank you to John and Nicola at the Masons Arms, Gargrave, for their very kind hospitality thoughout the season. Anne and Geoff at Gargrave Newsagents for displaying the weekly fixture lists. John for sponsoring the pitch marking. Ciggy for arranging the grass cutting. Chappie and Matt for their hard work in getting teams together each week and the administration tasks which are also involved with the games. Aidie and Dan for marking out the pitch ( and anyone else who has done the job through the season ). Also to anyone who has rolled the pitch.

An entertaining game last night in the Northern Plant Hire final which is sponsored by our club Presldent Mr. Paul Watson. A very evenly matched game between last years winners, Wilsden  and Cononley FC. Cononley scored in the last few minutes only for Wilsden to level moments before the final whistle. The game went straight to penalties, a competition so tight that even the keepers were called upon to take a shot, eventually Wilsden won by around fourteen to Cononleys thirteen penalties ( or thereabouts)!  Unfortunately no volunteers appeared to take down the nets so after clearing the supporters rubbish, taking down the corner flags and cleaning the changing rooms it was too late to take down the nets last night, hopefully there will be time to take them down during the day today.

If you would like to sign for the club again next year the Rolling Registration form is now available and Dan will probably have it with him at the sessions at Sandylands. Any new players please contact us and we will arrange for you to sign a new form.

Chappie and Aidie are very kindly arranging some ground improvement work. Please contact them if you would like to help.

The Annual General meeting will be taking place in June. We are just waiting for Dennis to finalise his accounts. Please try to attend if you can. The date will be announced on the web-site.



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