Gargrave AFC

Bingley 2 – 1 Gargrave Res

April 16, 2013

Gargrave faced Bingley Town on Saturday needing to win to boost their chance of survival. Key absentees were going to make their task even more difficult.

Gargrave were slow to start, the wind and bobbly pitch was making it difficult for them to get the ball on the ground and play football. It was turning out to be a scrappy game with little quality on show. Bingley played with the wind in the first half and had most of the ball but didn’t create too many chances. Gargrave could only clear their lines and not get a hold of the ball due to the wind. It was a fairly uneventful first half until the stroke of half time. Gargrave were hoping to go in level at the break but unfortunately they conceded right on the half time whistle as they did last week. The Gargrave keeper came out to claim a routine catch but spilled it and it fell to the feet of the grateful striker who tapped the ball into an empty net.

Gargrave made a tactical change at half time and played 4-4-2 and they looked a different side. Playing with the wind now, Josh Town started to get involved and he and Andy Seddon looked dangerous. Gargrave had Bingley on the back foot and now it was them who couldn’t get out of their half. Gargrave deservedly levelled the scores after some great one touch football between Jack Harrison and Josh Town saw the ball passed to Seddon who curled his effort into the top corner.

Gargrave’s jubilation was short lived as Bingley countered quickly and a cross from the right found the striker who had all the time in the world to calmly slot the ball home. Gargrave had two great chances to equalise though. Gaz Lord made a burst down the right skipping past their winger and full back and bundled his way into the box and played it across to the normally prolific Simon Boatwright but he couldn’t convert from close range. Andy Seddon had a great effort saved by the keeper too. Gargrave rallied in the second half and were unlucky not to draw the game.


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