Gargrave AFC

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.

Embsay Reserves  Vs  Gargrave Reserves

Referee: Jeff Maltsby.

Saturday 23rd October.

Gargrave Reserves  Vs  Skipton Town FC

Referee: Graham Hoggarth.

Saturday 30th October.

Crosshills FC  Vs  Gargrave Reserves

Referee: Rob Halley

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.

NO GAME

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.

AFC Padiham 3 – 1 Gargrave Reserves

October 9, 2010

Gargrave started the game well taking the lead through player manager, Matthew Simpson,  who won a free kick from thirty yards out curling the shot into the top corner. Padiham equalised with a wind assisted cross which drifted into the bottom corner. Gargrave were disappointed when a goal was dis-allowed for offside and then Padiham took a 2-1 lead just before half time.

Gargrave battled well in the second half of play but Padiham gained a further goal in injury time despite the best efforts of the visitors stand in keeper, Martyn Jubb. Despite the scoreline this was another decent performance by the Gargrave team. Man of the match was Matthew Simpson and for the hosts, Gregg Kozminski.

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.

Gargrave Reserves 2 – 2 AFC Padiham

October 2, 2010

Both teams took their time to settle but it was Gargrave who took the lead through a Sam Ashby tap in after a mazy run from man of the match Harry Thompson. Good saves from the Padiham keeper kept the scoreline at 1-0 as the half time whistle blew.

A penalty was awarded to the visitors in the second half of play which was duly converted. Padiham took the lead shortly afterwards with a well taken goal. Gargrave looked the better team and got their reward when Ashby smashed home the equaliser late on in the game.

Dale Markham was man of the match for Padiham.

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.

Hellifield Sports 4 – 1 Gargrave Reserves

September 25, 2010

Gargrave travelled the short distance to newly re-formed Hellifield Sports for their local Derby match on Saturday. Hellifield got an early goal from a long throw in which went straight over the defence for an easy tap in. Gargrave enjoyed much of the possession and player manager, Matty Simpson in his first game back from injury dominated the midfield which earned him the man of the match award from his opponents. Hellifield made a rare break and created a second goal.

An own goal gave Hellifield a 3-0 lead shortly into the second half of play. Gargrave substitute, Ben Wilson played a cross and a defensive error from the Hellifield keeper gave Sam Ashby the opportunity to score a consolation goal . Gargrave began to tire and the  physically stronger side scored their fourth goal of the game. A promising performance from the young Gargrave squad. Ryan Preston was Hellifield`s man of the match.

Fixtures: 2nd October – 9th October

September 25, 2010

Saturday 2nd October

Gargrave Reserves  Vs  AFC Padiham

Referee: Willie Naylor

Saturday 9th October

AFC Padiham  Vs  Gargrave Reserves

Referee: Alan Hosker

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