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Final Standings

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16th - 15pts
P30 W4 D3 L23 F28 A93

'Bridge Reserves
9th - 29pts
P26 W7 D8 L11 F52 A65

'Bridge 'A'
5th - 36pts
P24 W10 D6 L8 F54 A52

'Bridge Sunday
8th - 9pts
P16 W3 D0 L13 F31 A53

'Bridge Veterans
Division One Play-Off Finalists
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West Yorks Premier
Final Table

Team Pts
1 Field 75
2 Leeds City 66
3 Beeston St. Anthony's 60
4 Bardsey 56
5 Horbury Town 55
6 Oxenhope Recreation 52
7 Robin Hood Athletic 48
8 Wetherby Athletic 47
9 Knaresborough Town 36
10 Shelley 34
11 Otley Town 34
12 Hunslet Club 33
13 Brighouse Old Boys 29*
14 East End Park 22
15 Ripon City 17
16 Boroughbridge AFC 15
*adjustment made
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West Yorks Alliance One
Final Table

Team Pts
1 Wetherby A'tic Res 58
2 Beeston S.A. Res 57
3 Hunslet Club Res 55
4 Oxenhope Rec. Res 50
5 Leeds City Res 43
6 Robin Hood A'tic Res 42
7 Whitkirk W'erers Res 36
8 Field Res 36
9 B'bridge AFC Res 29
10 Headingley AFC Res 27
11 Brighouse O.B. Res 25
12 East End Park Res 22
13 Ilkley Town Res 21*
14 Aberford Albion Res 8*
*adjustment made
5 Jul - Veterans Managerial Vacancy

Boroughbridge AFCFollowing the departure of Paul Stephenson Boroughbridge AFC are seeking a Manager to take charge of the Club's highly successful Veterans team for the forthcoming season. With the Club currently considering it's options for provision of football on Sundays it is vital that a suitable applicant is found ahead of the new season. A successful candidate should be motivated, with experience and ideally have a good knowledge of local football. Any person interested in applying for the position should contact Club Secretary Dale Binns on 01423 322491 or by emailing dale@boroughbridgeafc.com.
30 Jun - Pre-Season Training

A reminder that with the first friendly of Pre-Season 2015 now just a fortnight away, pre-season training will get underway and will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings until the start of the new season. Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. at Aldborough Road with tomorrow evening's session involving personal fitness tests with small-sided games to follow. The start of the 15/16 season is now a little over a month and a half away and more fixtures as part of Pre-Season 2015 will be announced very shortly.

Boroughbridge AFC is looking to strengthen all of its squads heading into the new term and as such are on the look out for players keen to join our dynamic community club. With the first team playing in the West Yorkshire League Division One and representation in the Harrogate & District and York Corinthians leagues the Club offers something for all abilities with a chance to move through the ranks. For more information please email team@boroughbridgeafc.com and one of our management team will get back to you.
27 Jun - Diamond Leaves Aldborough Road

Boroughbridge AFC will start the 15/16 season with a new number one with experienced 'keeper Paul Diamond having opted for a move away from Aldborough Road. In a post on Twitter Diamond, who first joined the Club five years ago, described the move as a tough decision, adding that he wished the club "all the success in the future & a swift return to where club belongs". After joining as a replacement for the retiring Alastair Hogg, Diamond quickly stamped his mark on Aldborough Road and after returning from a brief spell at rivals Bardsey firmly established himself as one of the Club's leading players. Arguably Diamond's best season in yellow came last season when, despite the team conceding the second highest tally of goals in the West Yorkshire Premier Division, he personally picked up a string of Man of Match awards leading to his winning the Bob Kitching Trophy for Player of the Season at the Club's recent Presentation Evening. All the best as you move on to pastures new Paul, from all at Boroughbridge AFC, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Aldborough Road at some point in the future in your new colours.
22 Jun - Boroughbridge Ladies Open Day

If you or somebody you know has been inspired by Fran Kirby, Claire Rafferty, Jordan Nobbs and the rest of Mark Sampson's Lionesses squad over in Canada so far during the Women's World Cup then this Sunday brings an opportunity to get involved in the game as Boroughbridge Junior Football Club hold an open day specifically targeted at female players in both the Senior and Junior age brackets. With girls teams already established and a Ladies side currently being assembled now is the perfect time to get involved in women's football, one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. The sessions will take place this coming Sunday, 28th June, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Boroughbridge High School. More details are available on the below flier.

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16 Jun - Pre-Season Training

With the first friendly of Pre-Season 2015 now less than a month away preparations are well underway for the new season and the Club's pre-season training will begin in a little over a fortnight's time, on the evening of Wednesday 1st July. The sessions will take place at Aldborough Road ahead of the start of the pre-season campaign with the 'Bridge management team currently putting the final touches to their respective friendly schedules. Further friendly details will be announced in due course.

Boroughbridge AFC is looking to strengthen all of its squads heading into the new term and as such are on the look out for players keen to join our dynamic community club. With the first team playing in the West Yorkshire League Division One and representation in the Harrogate & District and York Corinthians leagues the Club offers something for all abilities with a chance to move through the ranks. For more information please email team@boroughbridgeafc.com and one of our management team will get back to you.
13 Jun - Seniors Return With Bronze

Boroughbridge AFCAs reported earlier in the week, Harrogate Veterans returned from representing England at the Seniors World Cup in Thailand with a bronze medal after beating Australia in the third-place game. England Manager Paul Bell has sent through the below update on the second half of the tournament from the perspective of the England camp. Our thanks as always to Paul for his updates from Thailand and congratulations to his side for bringing home the bronze.

In the final group game, the Seniors drew one all with a very strong Iran side, containing several ex-internationals. The result meant that the Iranians pipped them to top spot in the group by a goal difference of one. That meant the English side facing hosts Thailand in the semi final - and they had to go into the game two days later minus the suspended Jamie Clarke, and his co-striker Jason Price who like Dean Barrick was now out of the rest of the tournament through injury. Despite the loss of those three key players, England had the better of the semi final, creating the majority of the chances, but didn't have the bit of luck they needed as both the post and crossbar were struck amidst saves and last ditch tackles. At the other end Thailand did take their one chance and then hung onto their lead amidst constant stoppages to narrowly grab a place in the final.

Iran had no problems seeing off Australia in the other semi, and also went on to beat Thailand two nil in the final. With Clarke back in the side for the third-place game, and scoring, England went on to comfortably beat the Aussies 4-1 with Alan Clayton and Simon Deakin (2) also amongst the goals, as they reflected on what might have been.

All in all, a very good performance by the squad and we probably should have at least been in the final. But there is a very fine margin between success and failure in this competition and you really do need all your key players available for the latter stages.
11 Jun - Stephenson Steps Down

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC can today announce that Paul Stephenson has stepped down from his position as Manager of the Club's Veterans side. Stephenson will go down as one of the most successful managers in the Club's history after returning six pieces of silverware to Aldborough Road in just four seasons in charge. After stepping up to replace outgoing Manager Chris Lambert ahead of the 11/12 season Stephenson quickly notched his first trophy with a one nil win in the Final of the Corinthians Cup, before going on to successfully defend the trophy the following season by the same scoreline in the Final as well as adding the York Corinthians Play-Off trophy with a two one win over Harrogate Veterans in the Final. Further Play-Off success came in the 13/14 season with another two one victory over Harrogate Veterans in the Final, and on this occasion that success was paired with victory in the Corinthians Plate which 'Bridge won with a one nil victory against Thorpe Veterans in the Final. Stephenson added his final piece of silverware in the 14/15 season with a third victory in the Corinthians Cup in four years after a four three penalty shootout victory in the Final. For much of his management career Stephenson paired his duties with playing commitments having already established himself as one of the Club's most successful members on the pitch. Boroughbridge AFC would like to thank Paul for his dedication and commitment to the role over the past four seasons and for all he has contributed to the Club in that time.

Following Stephenson's departure 'Bridge are now seeking a new manager for the Club's Veterans side for the forthcoming 15/16 season. Any person interested in applying for the position should contact Club Secretary Dale Binns on 01423 322491 or by emailing dale@boroughbridgeafc.com.
9 Jun - Seniors Salvage Third In Thailand

Boroughbridge AFCAs England's Lionesses prepare to kick-off their Women's World Cup campaign in Canada this evening, Harrogate Veterans, representing England, concluded their Seniors World Cup campaign in Thailand over the weekend, and whilst unable to successfully defend their title still came away with silverware. Paul Bell's side drew their final group game against Iran one all before meeting hosts Thailand in the Semi-Finals. A narrow one nil defeat saw the defending World Champions pushed into a Third/Fourth Place play-off against old foes Australia. A Jamie Clarke penalty gave the Three Lions a half time advantage, and three further second half goals delivered a four one victory to see England take third place overall in the tournament. Iran, meanwhile, beat Thailand two nil in the final to lift the World Cup.

Congratulations from all at Boroughbridge AFC to Paul Bell and his side for once more bringing home silverware. You can find out more about what happened in the England camp on the Harrogate Veterans Facebook page.

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7 Jun - Fantasy Football: Sanchez Beyond Belief

This season's Fantasy Football competition came down to the wire, with a goal and star man performance from Alexis Sanchez sealing the narrowest of victories for Beyond Belief. The gap between the champion and eventual second-place finisher Copacabana was just one point going into the season finale at Wembley but Sanchez proved the difference between the teams to deliver an eight point winning margin and the top prize of £80. Copacabana held on to claim the £40 runner-up prize whilst the last of the podium places was decided by just two points with JK2 holding off a late surge fron Sin City to take the £20 prize money for third. The final table can be viewed by clicking here.
5 Jun - Pre-Season 2015: Sadie Rose Cup

The dust may still be settling on the 14/15 season but Boroughbridge AFC are already looking ahead to the new season with the first encounter of Pre-Season 2015 scheduled. Daz Ekin's men will make the now annual pre-season trip to Manse Lane to take on Knaresborough Town in the third Sadie Rose Charity Cup match on the evening of Tuesday 14th July. The match, which will kick-off at 7 p.m., will once again be held in memory of Sadie Rose Clifford and will raise money for the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance (NCCA), a charity dedicated to helping families affected by neuroblastoma access treatment, education and research. 'Bridge will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time this year after losing five two in the inaugural encounter two years ago before Town successfully defended the trophy with a two nil victory last July.
3 Jun - Seniors Make Progress In Thailand

Boroughbridge AFCHarrogate Veterans are in Thailand once again this year representing England at the Seniors World Cup and defending the trophy they lifted this time twelve months ago with victory on penalties in the Final. England Manager Paul Bell has sent through the below update on an excellent start to the tournament for his side. Pictured below is the squad after their victory over Taiwan Veterans.

This year the competition is being held in the magnificent sporting complex of Thanyapura in Phuket, and after three days at their training camp at Kata Beach and a friendly game against a Phuket Veterans XI, the squad moved to the north of the island to find themselves in a group with Iran, Taiwan, and New Zealand.

On Monday evening, the English Veterans kicked off against a strong New Zealand side. Although the Kiwis did not threaten the England goal too much, they had a fair share of the ball and put in some resilient defending ...more


You can keep fully up to date with the latest from the England camp, including selected short videos from their matches, on the Harrogate Veterans Facebook page.

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30 May - Diamond Scoops Silverware

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC held its annual Presentation Evening last Saturday night at Aldborough Road, with 'Bridge 'keeper Paul Diamond and Club Chairman Andrew Willey leading the winners at a well attended event. Diamond was named 'Bridge's best player this season and picked up the Bob Kitching Trophy, whilst Willey was named Clubman of the Year. The event provided an opportunity for the Club to reflect on the respective seasons of each of its five squads, with Jack Herron collecting two awards in the form of the Jock Richmond Trophy for Most Improved Player and the Reserve team Player of the Season award, which he shared with Ben Mudd. Also highly commended on the evening was Liam Corbett who just missed out on the Jock Richmond Trophy to Herron and was also close to winning the John Newboult Trophy for Young Player of the Season along with Dan Smith, only for both to be narrowly beaten to the award by Josh Gardner. Stuart Johnstone, Stephen Coles and Andy Layton were also winners on an evening which brought down the curtain on a season which has seen 'Bridge lose its status as a top flight West Yorkshire League side but success elsewhere including long unbeaten runs for both the Reserve and 'A' sides as well as continued success for the Club's Veterans side. A full summary of the award winners can be found below.

Player of the Season Awards
Boroughbridge AFC - Paul Diamond
'Bridge Reserves - Jack Herron & Ben Mudd
'Bridge 'A' - Stuart Johnstone
'Bridge Sunday - Stephen Coles
'Bridge Veterans - Andy Layton

Bob Kitching Trophy
Paul Diamond

Jock Richmond Trophy for Most Improved Player
Jack Herron

John Newboult Trophy for Young Player of the Season
Josh Gardner

Willie Horner Trophy for Clubman of the Season
Chairman Andrew Willey
Boroughbridge AFC24 May - Match Report

The match report is now online from the final game of the West Yorkshire Premier Division season, Boroughbridge AFC's three one home defeat to Hunslet Club. Paul Eagling scored an injury time consolation whilst Paul Diamond picked up the Man of Match award as Daz Ekin's men finished the season with a defeat which saw them drop to the base of the table.

Boroughbridge AFC 1-3 Hunslet Club
22 May - Presentation Evening Tomorrow

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC will hold it's annual end of season Presentation Evening tomorrow at Aldborough Road, with all welcome to attend. The evening is free to attend and will run from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start until late. There will be a supper provided for all attending as a thank you for support this season and entertainment along with the all important presentation of the awards to those who have starred for 'Bridge over the past twelve months both on and off the pitch.
21 May - Lucky Seven Draws To Close

Boroughbridge AFCThis season's Lucky Seven score prediction competition draws to a close this weekend after 41 weeks of action. Whilst the identity of the champion was confirmed a couple of weeks ago, there still remains plenty up for grabs most notably second place where both sandfracker and mythos can still take the runner-up spot. The latter ensured it would go down to the last week with victory last weekend, and for the final set of fixtures of the season has chosen action from across Europe as well as the crucial final day's games at the bottom of the Barclay's Premier League and Saturday afternoon's Play-Off match north of the border between Hibernian and Rangers. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of the seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
19 May - Presentation Evening This Saturday

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC will hold it's annual end of season Presentation Evening this coming Saturday at Aldborough Road, with all welcome to attend. The evening is free to attend and will run from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start until late. There will be a supper provided for all attending as a thank you for support this season and entertainment along with the all important presentation of the awards to those who have starred for 'Bridge over the past twelve months both on and off the pitch.
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Top Scorers
Final Table

Player Goals
1 Ross Mardon 9
2 Mike Mullenger 7
3 Jake Fletcher 5
4 Danny Rimmel 3
5= Stephen Coles 2
5= Josh Gardner 2
5= Martin Hutchinson 2
5= Ryan Priestman 2
5= Paul Scaife 2
10= Tom Beasley 1
10= Paul Eagling 1
10= Ben Jones 1
10= Matt Inman 1
10= Greg Pickles 1
- Own Goals 2
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Fantasy Football 14/15
Final Table

Competitor Pts
1 Beyond Belief 1614
2 Copacabana 1606
3 JK2 1591
4 Sin City 1589
5 Hand of Cod 1567
6 pstiv9 1449
7 Mr Stiv 1443
8 Marching on Together 1420
9 Chief Lords XI 1386
10 Silky's Slayers 1369

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Lucky Seven 14/15
Final Table

Competitor Pts
C tockwith10 114
2 sandfracker 89.25
3 mythos 87.5
4 Widnes Rhino 77.75
5 SLONKA 69.75
6 vile animals 65.25
7= blackbird 64.25
7= bluethru 64.25
9 Bridge Rhino's 63.75
10 teeshot 59.5

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