Gargrave AFC

Gargrave AFC 0 – 1 Embsay FC

January 16, 2011

Gargrave`s decision to leave a covering of grass on the pitch during the autumn months paid dividends on Saturday with the game against Embsay able to go ahead despite the heavy rain throughout Friday night and Saturday. Both teams were delighted to finally get a game played when so many others in the league were cancelled due to their waterlogged pitches.

Gargrave took control from the start with neat interplay and attacking moves. Christian Moon had a shot headed away by an Embsay defender and Matt Brown saw a shot go just wide. Embsay were gifted a rare goal scoring opportunity from an otherwise resolute defence but they fluffed it. Simon Boatwright shot wide and a shot from Moon was easily saved. The Gargrave keeper, Adam Hudson made two heroic saves just before the half time whistle blew to keep the score at 0-0.

The home side dominated the first twenty minutes of the second half with more attacking play but the final touches were too tentative , either just not precise enough or lacking any real power. Matt Brown came the closest to taking his side into a lead when the his strike hit the bar.Paul Wilkin, Ben Brown and Richard Orme were all unlucky not to get on the score sheet. Embsay were given few attempts to even get close on goal. The Gargrave defence all played well and Embsay acknowledged this when they awarded defender Matthew Brennand with the man of the match award. A rare break saw the visitors hit the bar but Gargrave continued to push forwards with another three shots just wide of target, plus a free kick from Orme and a shot from Matt Brown easily saved. A point each looked likely from the game though Gargrave deserved the lions share but nothing is certain until the final whistle blows and with five minutes to go Embsay substitute Ian Piper slotted the ball into the bottom corner to give Embsay victory.

A disappointing result for Gargrave but a great improvement in their overall game.

Apologies to all players and officials for the lack of water supply to the changing rooms but also a thank you to them for their understanding of the situation.

Premier Division League Cup: Gargrave 1 – 4 Waddington

December 11, 2010

Gargrave worked hard to get the game underway on  Saturday after the bad spell of weather.At one point the pitch looked a lot drier than the floor of the pavilion but fortunately  Mr. Chairman was able to do some emergency repairs to a burst pipe and so it was game on.

It was not a classic game from either team but it was Waddington who were able to convert their chances. Gargrave were to rue their many missed opportunities though Richard Orme was on target with a well taken goal.

The first team will have a fixture on the 18th but the league have not released any as yet.

Result for 13th November

November 20, 2010

Sorry didn`t realise I had not posted the report – to follow shortly!

Gargrave FC 4 – 8 Grassington FC

November 7, 2010

There were plenty of goals in the game on Saturday but unfortunately the majority going the way of the opposition. Grassington took advantage of the hosts lack lustre start and  scored two simple goals within the first ten minutes of the game . The second goal seemed to bring the hosts back to life and they began to match their opponents though Grassington did score a third. Gargrave pushed forwards and were rewarded with a header from their defender Matthew Brennand. Good play from Christian Moon allowed Ben Brown to score with a tap in and at the half time break Gargrave were still in the game with Grassington only leading by a slender 3-2 margin.

The equaliser came after some good play from Ben Brown to Moon who calmly slotted the ball home. Grassington took the lead again and their keeper denied Gargrave levelling after a great save from a Matt Brown shot. From then on the Grassington attacks led to goals – four !                        However striker Ben Brown did restore some decorum when he scored Gargraves fourth, with the final score an  8-4 victory to Grassington.

The squad will face a tough test next week when they visit the top of the table Cowling.

Rolls Royce 3 – 2 Gargrave FC

October 30, 2010

Rolls took the lead in the first half of play but Gargrave were giving a spirited performance despite their side suffering from injuries and unavailability.

Rolls scored a second but Gargrave replied through Simon Boatwright who calmly slotted the ball home for the visitors. Rolls scored their third but striker Brown scored the second for Gargrave ten minutes from time which made for a lively finale.

Craven FA – Craven Cup – Gargrave AFC 7 – 1 Horton FC

October 17, 2010

Gargrave  needed a win in this Craven Cup encounter to boost their confidence after a dismal start to their League campaign. Horton`s League record in comparision was commendable . The home club were delighted to welcome back Geoff Rotherham after his seven month stint in Afghanistan and his return added strength to the midfield. Gargrave took control from the start and captain Richard Orme was the first to score with a bullet shot from a free kick. Ben Brown followed up with an unstoppable shot. Simon Boatwright`s shot across goal went in on the twenty minute mark. A long range goal kick from Adam Hudson was misread by the Horton keeper who came off his line to gather but the shot went over for Ben Brown to tap in. Al Tudhope`s thunderous long range strike took the score to 5-0 at half time.

A tap in from defender Matthew Brennand increased the hosts tally whilst a lob from Horton gave them a consolation goal. Christian Moon added Gargraves seventh in the latter stages.

Good attacking play from Gargrave with some great finishing which they now need to apply to their league games. They have a free day next weekend but return to the league action on the 30th October with an away game at Rolls Royce.

Fixtures: 16th – 30th October

October 13, 2010

Saturday 16th October.

Craven FA. Craven Cup

Gargrave AFC  Vs  Horton FC

Referee: Willy Naylor.

Saturday 23rd October.


Saturday 30th October.

Rolls Royce FC  Vs  Gargrave AFC

Referee: Alan Robinson

Gargrave AFC 4 – 5 Ighton Leigh

October 9, 2010

Gargrave must have thought it was going to be another one of those days when a misunderstanding in defence gifted the first goal to Ighton Leigh. However the visitors only minutes later duplicated the mistake and Ben Brown tapped in a goal to level the scores. Gargrave almost took the lead with shots from both Christian Moon and Matthew Hurst. Ighton Leigh lost a player through dissent and scored against the run of play. Gargrave pushed forwards and again came close through both Moon and then Brown with a one on one with the keeper. Ighton Leigh went 3-1 ahead with a long low shot but could not convert a penalty which went wide.

Gargrave scored their second with a penalty just into the second half of play which was converted  by Ben Brown . Ighton Leigh replied with a one on one with the keeper to give them a 4-2 lead. Ben Brown took on the Lancashire keeper and pulled the score back to 4-3. Shots went just wide of the mark for Matthew Hurst &  Ben Brown. Defender and man of the match Matthew Brennand headed just over the bar and Christian Moon had a chance after a one on one with the keeper. However Ben Brown made no mistake with a lob taking his goal tally to 4 and levelling the scores. Ighton Leigh produced another long low shot towards the end of play which gave them a one goal advantage and the full three points.

Pendle Athletic 2 – 0 Gargrave AFC

October 3, 2010

Pendle started the game well but Gargrave soon began to match them. There was little to choose between the sides during the first half of play as the 0-0 scoreline at the break indicated.

Pendle took the lead in the second half, scoring from a corner after some slack defending by Gargrave. The visitors continued to push forwards and man of the match Al Tudhope was unlucky  not to equalise when his shot clipped the post. Pendle added their second on the break five minutes from time. Gargrave`s  Centre back Matthew Brennand had a good game.

Waddington FC 6 – 2 Gargrave AFC

September 25, 2010

It was a case of deja vous for Gargrave after suffering the same scoreline at Grindleton last week.

Gargrave felt they were still in with a chance when the scoreline was two goals each but Waddington began to catch the Gargrave defence out with their long ball tactics which led to the majority of their six goal foray. The two goals for the visitors came from Matthew Hirst and a penalty kick from Ben Brown.

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