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Trafford 2 v Garforth Town AFC 2 PDF Print E-mail

by Paul Bracewell

Town were denied at the death from taking all three points in a match that they dominated for lengthy periods of the game.

With the kick off being delayed due to a serious accident on the M62, causing Garforth to arrive late, the visitors got off to the worst possible start as Trafford new signing Tommy Taylor shot home within 2 mins.  This however didn’t deter Town, as they proceeded to dominate the half with some fine intricate play with an equaliser looking likely at every attack.

Adam Priestley thought he had made the scores level on the quarter hour only for the flag to be held high for offside.  They didn’t have long to wait,  Paul Walker produced a raking cross come shot that found Priestley at the far post who drilled home.

Walker was the architect of Town’s second, his delicately timed through ball allowed Jamie Price to run through and strike a shot across home keeper Tom Read into the left hand corner.

Further chances fell to Garforth in the half but they were unable to extend their lead.  Reid making a superb save from a Declan Normaschild header, and Ben Small dragging his effort wide when in a good position.

The visitors continued to create chances into the second period, Reid saving with his legs when one on one with Walker, and then denying Priestley, parrying his shot around the post.  Defender Tom Marron had a golden opportunity to make it three heading wide when unchallenged from a corner.

However continued missed chances proved to be costly in the end, as prolific Trafford striker Scott Barlow, quiet for most of the game, shot home in off the post from a tight angle with only two minutes remaining.

At the final whistle it felt more like a defeat than a draw,  but Town can take encouragement from their overall excellent performance and the chances they have created in their games so far.

Town are next in action on Saturday at the Genix Healthcare Stadium in the League to face AFC Fylde, kick off 3pm. 


Comments from the Managers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brian Close
Thursday, 15 April 2010 15:49

Jubliant Garforth Town bosses Steve Nichol and Richard Sutherland said last night's dramatic West Riding County Cup win put a silver lining on the club's season.

Garforth approached the Woodlesford final sitting 18th in Division One North of the UniBond League facing Barnoldswick Town who top the North West Counties League and defeated Northern Conference chasing side Guiseley in the semi-final.

Despite taking the lead on four occasions Barnoldswick pegged Garforth back taking the game into extra time. However The Miners sealed win through a 120th minute Dominique Blair long-distance strike at goal.

To win the West Riding County Cup and prove we are the best team in West Yorkshire makes me very happy," said Nichol.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 April 2010 15:59
1st Team Results PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator
Monday, 22 February 2010 17:19
Thursday 4th March 10
First Division North
Harrogate Railway Athletic
Dan Thirkell (42)
Dan Thirkell (70)
2 1
Garforth Town
(24) Tom Greaves
att. 96

Thursday 4th March 10
First Division North
Harrogate Railway Athletic
Dan Thirkell (42)
Dan Thirkell (70)
2 1
Garforth Town
(24) Tom Greaves
att. 96



Tuesday 2nd March 10
First Division North
Garforth Town
Chris Kamara (6)
Tom Greaves (74)
Liam Ormsby (95 PEN)
Fidel Mhlolo (99)
4 3 Wakefield FC
(2) Tom Denton
(90) Caldon Henson
(102) Ryan Pleasants
att. 98



Saturday 20th February 10
First Division North
Garforth Town
Tom Greaves (11)
Duncan Williams (47)
Duncan Williams (63)
Paul Walker (88)
4 3 Ossett Albion
(23) Jason Bentley
(26) Jason Bentley
(41) Shane Kelsey
att. 141



Saturday 13th February 10
First Division North
Garforth Town
0 1 Salford City
(60 PEN) Rhodri Giggs
att. 118



Tuesday 9th February 10
First Division North
Garforth Town
Chris Fisher (46)
Tom Greaves (62)
Nathan Kamara (88)
3 3 Bamber Bridge
(16) Peter Wright
(47) Peter Wright
(63) Peter Wright
att. 72



Saturday 6th February 10
First Division North
Lancaster City
0 3 Garforth Town
(19) Liam Ormsby
(42) Tom Greaves
(58) Chris Kamara
att. 203



Tuesday 2nd February 10
West Riding County Cup
Garforth Town
Liam Ormsby (84 PEN)
1 0 Farsley C
att. 60
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:13
1st Team Fixtures PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 February 2010 16:40
Date Opponents Competition Time
Fri 2nd April Clitheroe (A) UNIBOND 3pm
Mon 5th April Harrogate Railway (H) UNIBOND 3pm
Wed 7th April FC Halifax Town (H) UNIBOND 7.45pm
Sat 10th April Warrington Town (A) UNIBOND 3pm
Wed 14th April Barnoldswick Town - Fleet Lane WRCC Final 7.45pm
Sat 17th April Rossendale United (A) UNIBOND 3pm
Tues 20th April Mossley (A) UNIBOND 7.45pm
Thurs 22nd April Wakefield (H) UNIBOND 7.45pm
Sat 24th April Curzon Ashton (H) UNIBOND 3pm
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 17:34