Gargrave AFC

Gargrave AFC 4 – 2 Rolls Royce Reserves

September 8, 2012

Gargrave maintained their winning streak with another solid performance despite the absence of some of their regular players. John Beckwith opened the scoring on the ten minute mark with a one on one with the keeper. Despite more chances for the home side to score they were only the one goal in front at half time.

Tom Varey scored the second from close range. Rolls scored their opening goal from a penalty but John Beckwith soon increased the home sides score again through a penalty. Rolls sneaked another goal when the sun hampered stand in keeper Richard Hall`s vision but man of the match John Beckwith increased the home sides slender lead  when he completed his hat trick.

Top of the table…..

September 7, 2012

Gargrave first team head the top of the Division one table after a win at Settle on Wednesday evening. John Beckwith scored both goals with no reply from Settle.

Gargrave AFC 4 – 1 Chatburn FC

September 1, 2012

Gargrave took the full three points in their first game of the new season. Goals from Nick Kendall,Liam Jameson , Christian Moon and John Beckwith,

Trawden Celtic 2 – 1 Gargrave AFC

May 5, 2012

This was a tough draw for Gargrave who had to face the top of the table club in the semi final of the Division One Cup.

Gargrave only had eleven available players and three of these were carrying injuries but the team showed great character and pushed Trawden to the wire. Trawden opened the scoring and  Ben Brown levelled with a lob. The game looked as though it was going to penalties but Trawden scored the winning goal with only eight minutes of full time play left.

Silsden Athletic 3 – 2 Gargrave AFC

May 1, 2012

Silsden again managed to score just the one extra goal to give them all the points in this their second encounter in the same number of weeks. John Beckwith was the scorer of the two goals. Stand in keeper Dan Thompson stopped the scoreline being greater when he saved a Silsden penalty.

Bingley Town FC 4 – 6 Gargrave AFC

April 30, 2012

A high scoring game saw Gargrave progress to the next round of the League cup competition. The semi final stage will be a tough one for Gargrave for they meet the league leaders Trawden at their windswept ground on Saturday 5th May.

Gargrave AFC 1 – 2 Silsden Whitestar

April 18, 2012

Gargrave were desperately unlucky to come away without any points from this game. Silsden went 2-0 up in the first half, their first a soft goal and the second down to a defensive mix up. Heavy rain gave both the pitch and the players a real soaking and conditions were heavy to say the least with a lot of standing water gathering toward the end of the first half .

The home side buckled down in the second half of play and played some of their best football of the season. Despite the heavy conditions they passed the ball well and created some good chances on goal. A power shot from Matthew Brennand was saved well. John Beckwith evaded the Silsden keeper with his shot to put Gargrave back in with a chance. Every player gave one hundred per cent, Josh Town worked incredibly hard and Al Tudhope was awarded the man of the match for his endeavours.

Gargrave AFC 0 – 4 Cononley Sports FC

April 15, 2012

Cononley doubled their goal tally in the return match vs Gargrave AFC. The last clash a couple of weeks ago saw Cononley claim their three points with a 2 -0 win, Saturdays winning margin was by four goals and again Gargrave had no reply.

Cononleys opening goal came on the twenty five minute mark with a diving header,  Craig Harris saved well after another attempt from the visitors. Scoring opportunites for Gargrave came from Joe Westhead and man of the match Richard Orme but luck was against them and the first half ended with Cononley having a slender 1-0 lead.

A close range shot gave Cononley a two goal cushion, a strong run through midfield from Dan Thompson looked promising but the resulting shot was wide. The referee awarded a goal to Cononley when he deemed a lob had crossed the goal line but this was debatable. Cononleys fourth came via a defensive error.

Division One League Cup – First Round….

April 12, 2012

Oakworth FC  1  -  2  Gargrave AFC

The first half started with the referee`s whistle and some rain. It ended in the same way with neither side able to create any chances in an atritional game.

The second half proved to be more eventful when Oakworth took the lead due to some faulty goalkeeping from Gargrave`s stand in keeper. They could have doubled that lead but the Oakworth striker managed to smash his shot against the post from close range. This was to prove costly to the hosts as Gargrave pulled level through a bullet header from Christian Moon. Both sides pushed for a winner and just as it looked to be heading for penalties Gargrave centre back Matthew Brennand broke the offside trap and calmly slotted past the keeper to send Gargrave into the second round of the competition.

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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