Gargrave AFC

Gargrave AFC 3 – 1 Earby Town FC

December 10, 2012

The game was late starting when the appointed referee failed to appear. Fortunately Mr.Peter Brennand was able to step into the breach once a spare pair of boots were found for him.

Gargrave opened the scoring through Tom Varey from a goal mouth scramble. John Beckwith added a second from the penalty spot after a hand ball. A good shot from Al Tudhope hit the back of the net but was disallowed due to the offside ruling. Earby found it increasingly hard to penetrate a solid Gargrave defence with stand in keeper Liam Jameson having  an outstanding game.

The visitors did however manage to get on the score sheet but Gargrave increased their lead to 3-1 through a second goal from Varey.







Gargrave AFC 1 – 2 Hellifield Sports

November 12, 2012

A defensive error allowed Hellifield to take the lead. Jonathan Chapman came close to equalising when his shot skimmed the bar.

A powerful free kick from Hellifield was well saved and a quick break gave John Beckwith a good chance to level with his solo effort. There was little to choose between the two teams with their 1-1 scoreline but an angled well controlled lob put Hellifield back into the lead. An injury to the keeper forced a change with Dan Thompson going in goal and Liam Cartman coming off the subs bench. The latter having a shot saved just before the break.

The second half of play again saw a fairly even game but with neither side managing any further goals it was Hellifield who took the points in this local derby. Man of the match for Gargrave was the hard working club stalwart Aidie Eyles who put in an excellent performance.







Gargrave AFC 2 – 3 Barnoldswick Barons

October 29, 2012

Gargrave were hosts to Barnoldswick Barons in the second round of  The Northern Plant Hire Trophy.

The Barons opened the scoring from a free kick from ten yards out which found the goal through a sea of players. The lack lustre game continued with neither side really creating any real chances. Matthew Simpson had a shot but it was lacking in any power. A penalty was awarded to Gargrave after a player was brought down in the area but John Beckwiths shot was saved. A header from Simpson hit the bar. Barnoldswick Barons increased their lead to 2-0 when they successfully converted a penalty shot.

Some good passing moves from the hosts was soon rewarding them with their first goal courtesy of Tom Varey.A close range header from defender Matthew Brennand levelled the scores.

Minutes from time Barnoldswick Barons managed that all important goal nudged in from the goal line.

Gargrave AFC 3 – 1 Barnoldswick Town Utd

October 20, 2012

Gargrave were hosts to East Lancashire side Barnoldswick Town Utd in the first round of the Craven FA  Craven Challenge Cup.

Gargrave got off to a flying start scoring two goals in the early exchanges. Liam Jameson with a well placed close range strike and Matthew Simpson with a header.

Barnoldswick began to settle and scored a superb shot on the volley from a corner ball. Barnoldswick competed well in the second half of play enjoying much of the possession.Gargrave hit the bar and a penalty awarded to Barnoldswick went high and wide of target. Both teams squandered their chances from then on but fortunately for the hosts they had the advantage of a slender lead.

A close range shot towards the end of play from Thomas Varey gave Gargrave a 3-1 home win and it was game over for the newly formed team, Barnoldswick Town Utd.

Silsden Whitestar p – p Gargrave AFC

October 16, 2012

Silsden postponed the game on Saturday morning due to a waterlogged pitch.

Cononley FC 6 – 4 Gargrave AFC

October 7, 2012

Defences were on top in Saturday’s top of the table clash at the Willie Naylor sports ground in Cunnunley, as Gargrave suffered their first defeat of the season going down 6 – 4 to Connonley.

Gargrave took the lead through local builder Liam James after some good play from local farmer John Beckwith.

Gargrave should have extended their lead but chances were squandered by local farmer John Beckwith and local personality Tom Varey.

They were made to pay shortly after when a long hopefull ball fell inbetween local furniture restorer Adrian Eyles and local IT tecnhician Matthew Mat Brennand and the Connonley striker pounced to bring the game level.

Gargrave then seemed to go a bit mental, letting Connonley score another 3 goals, making the score 4 – 1 at half time.

This caused local insurance broker Jonathan Chapman into taking drastic measures, by bringing on his 1 substitute at half time but this paid dividends when local Cartman Liam Cartman brought Gargrave back into the game with a clinical finish.

Gargrave continued to pile on the pressure and managed to bring the score back to 4 – 4 with 2 goals from local farmer John Beckwith.

At this point it looked like the game was there for the taking, but a scrappy goal for Connonley after Gargrave failed to clear took the hosts back into the lead.

Connonley made sure of the victory with 5 minutes to go when local furniture restorer Adrian Eyes brought down the Connonley striker in the area with an impressive Karate Kick to the stomach. Connonley’s ginger striker stepped up and put the ball past local tea room entrepreneur Richard “Nev South” Hall to bring the game to a close.

Northern Plant Hire Trophy – First Round game….

October 1, 2012

Gargrave  AFC   4  -  1  Bradley FC

A strong blustery wind put a stop to any precise football and made playing conditions difficult for both teams. A defensive error by Gargrave gifted Bradley the opening goal of the game. A good shot from Christian Moon put Gargrave back in with a chance.

A close range goal came from John Beckwith in the opening stages of the second half giving Gargrave a slender lead. Good passing moves created the opening for Beckwiths second of the game a long range low shot into the corner of the net. Beckwith claimed his hat trick with a deja vous moment when an identical shot hit the target again.

Gargrave almost claimed a fifth goal in the late stages when a long range power shot from Liam Jameson hit the bar.

The second round game of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy will take place on the 13th October at Gargrave  Vs  Barnoldswick Barons. The Barons will also be visiting Gargrave this week ( 6th October ) when they play Gargraves Reserves in a Division Two league game.

Gargrave AFC 2 – 1 Silsden Whitestar

September 23, 2012

The first real chance of the game came for Silsden when after some good play they were faced with an open goal but the end touch let them down. However a slow defensive reaction did allow them to score the opening goal soon afterwards, another effort went wide.

Good play from Christian Moon provided a good goal scoring opportunity for the hosts but they were caught by the offside trap.

Gargrave levelled the scores in the second half of play courtesy of a long low shot into the corner from Nick Kendall. He almost scored his second when a header hit the bar. Kendall was again to the fore when Gargrave scored the goal which took them into the lead, his cross finding the head of Tom Varey.

Keeper Stewart Wilson had to leave the field through injury and was replaced in the remaining minutes by substitute Dan Thompson who parried a shot from Silsden over the bar.

A good result for Gargrave who continue their unbeaten run.

Hellifield Sports FC 4 – 6 Gargrave AFC

September 17, 2012

Gargrave arrived at the game in high spirits looking to keep their 100% winning record alive, but it didn’t start well for them as Hellifield started well and pulled into a two goal lead.

Not to be deterred Gargrave showed some great fighting spirit and pulled a goal back when man of the match Christian Moon broke free from the Hellifield defence and finished confidently. They were soon level when a powerful header from captian Liam Jameson found its way into the bottom corner.

To Hellifields credit they managed to get back into the game and retain their lead. It didn’t last long however as Christian Moon once again found himself one on one with the keeper and finished well to bring the game level.

Hellifield once again pulled back infront, taking advanatage of some sloppy Gargrave defending, however Gargrave went up the other end and were awarded a penalty which Christian Moon converted for his hat trick.

With the game at 4 – 4, a well worked free kick from Nick Kendall was headed across the goal from Liam Jameson to the feet of Ben Wilson who tapped the ball in from close range.

Gargrave weren’t finished with the scoring however, as substitute Tom Wood hit an unstoppable shot into the bottom corner with his first touch of the game to complete the scoring in a hard fought game, that saw both teams coming away with a lot of credit.

Gargrave AFC p — p Hellifield Sports FC

September 13, 2012

The game was cancelled on Wednesday evening ( 12th Sept ) due to a waterlogged pitch.

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