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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.

Craven FA – Norman Pratt Trophy game

November 20, 2010

Gargrave Reserves  1  -  0  Pendle Renegades Reserves

A lively start to the game from both sides. Luke Maude looked confident in the home goal and handled the ball well. Every Gargrave player gave 100% throughout the game but it was Chris Cox who broke the deadlock mid way into the first half when his well placed shot found the corner of the net.

Lee Dent was unlucky not to score just after the re-start and again luck was not on his side when he faced a one on one with the keeper. Robert Barker came close and was enjoying more freedom in midfield after a change in the teams formation. Impossible to name all the players – but why not-Luke Maude, Richard Lord, Luke Chapman, Adrian Eyles, Oliver Wild, Ben Wilson, Will Beckwith, Jonathan Chapman, Lee Dent, Chris Cox, Robert Barker, Tom Wood and Luke Cartman , all a credit to the club, and in particular to the club stalwarts, Jonathan Chapman and Adrian Eyles who have stepped into the breach after the resignation of the Reserve Manager. A good result for the players who are beginning to look sharper on the ball and stronger in their physical tackles. A good confidence boost.

Result for 13th November

November 20, 2010

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

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.

Long Preston FC p – p Gargrave Reserves

November 7, 2010

Unfortunately Long Preston FC cancelled the game on Saturday morning due to a water logged pitch.

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.

Crosshills FC 8 – 0 Gargrave Reserves

October 30, 2010

Gargrave Reserves knew this would be their toughest game of the season when they visited the league leaders Crosshills. Their task was not helped when the squad was hit by injury and unavailability. However the young side and Chappie ( ! ) enjoyed a good half hour at the start of the first half when they held their own and kept the score at 0-0. Crosshills then began to take control and scored three goals.

Crosshills came out in the second half and dominated play claiming a further five goals. The home side played well and deserved the points but to Gargrave`s credit they worked hard right until the final blow of the whistle. Man of the match for Gargrave was Jonathan Chapman and for Crosshills Eddie Jenkins.

Gargrave Reserves 1 – 1 Skipton Town

October 23, 2010

Both teams started the game well but it was Gargrave who took the lead on twenty minutes when Robert Barker ran half the length of the pitch weaving amongst the opposition to place the ball in the bottom corner of the net. Skipton Town replied with a cross for a header at the back post to equalise.

It was a pretty equal affair in the second half with both teams striving for the winner but the Gargrave defence held firm with man of the match Luke Maude making some fantastic saves in goal to keep the score at 1-1 as the final whistle blew .

A good game for Gargrave who will have to pull out all the stops next week when they visit  high flying Cross  Hills.

Embsay Reserves 4 – 1 Gargrave Reserves

October 17, 2010

A difficult day for the young squad with their experienced captain Adrian Eyles forced to leave the field of play early on in the game through injury and Jonathan Chapman and defender Michael McLachlan unavailable. Things did not improve as the game went on with player manager Matthew Simpson aggrevating an ankle injury.  Embsay took the lead early on in the game and scored a second fifteen minutes later.

Gargrave gained a bit more confidence in the second half and their play improved though Embsay pushed forwards and scored a further two goals. Lee Dent gave the visitors some hope when he picked up a loose ball on the penalty spot and slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Robert Barker was man of the match for Gargrave and Oliver Hunter earned the praise for Embsay.

The Reserves next game is at home on Saturday against Skipton Town.

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