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Race For Promotion

Boroughbridge AFC
Alliance Two Table
Team Pts
C Whitkirk W'erers Res 47
P Ilkley Town Res 46
3 B'bridge AFC Res 39
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4 Aberford Albion Res 39
5 Howden Clough Res 30

Remaining Fixtures
@ Baildon T.A. Res


Boroughbridge AFC
Division Two Table
Team Pts
1 Bramham 42
2 B'bridge AFC 'A' 39
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3 Bramhope 35
4 FC Harrogate 33
5 Ripon Red Arrows 30

Remaining Fixtures
vs. Wetherby A'tic 'B'

vs. Bramhope
vs. Pannal Sports 'A'
@ Kirkby Malzeard Res
@ Hampsthwaite Utd Res
Boroughbridge AFC
Recent Results

Boroughbridge AFC
29 Mar - Lost 3-1
vs. Brighouse Old Boys

22 Mar - Drawn 1-1
@ Hunslet Club

'Bridge Reserves
29 Mar - Lost 1-0
@ Howden Clough Res

22 Mar - Lost 2-1
@ Rothwell Town Res

'Bridge 'A'
29 Mar - Lost 1-0
@ FC Harrogate

22 Mar - Won 2-0
vs. Pool AFC 'A'

'Bridge Sunday
9 Mar - Lost 11-1
@ Kirk Deighton Rangers

2 Mar - Home Walkover
@ Atlanta

'Bridge Veterans
23 Mar - Won 3-1
@ York Vets

16 Mar - Won 5-0
@ Garforth Vets
Upcoming Fixtures

Boroughbridge AFC
5 Apr - 14.30
@ East End Park

12 Apr - 14.30
@ Field

'Bridge Reserves
5 Apr - 14.30
vs. Barwick Res

12 Apr - 14.30
vs. Garforth Rangers Res

26 Apr - 14.30
@ Baildon T.A. Res

End of Season

'Bridge 'A'
5 Apr - 16.00
@ Pannal Sports 'A'

10 Apr - 18.15
vs. Bramham

'Bridge Sunday
End of Season

'Bridge Veterans
6 Apr - 14.00 - Cup
vs. Thorpe Vets

23 Apr - TBC
vs. Wetherby Vets
Boroughbridge AFC

West Yorks Premier
Table a/o 31 Mar

Team Pts
1 Bardsey 65
2 Leeds City 49
3 Beeston St. Anthony's 44
4 Field 41
5 East End Park 41
6 Boroughbridge AFC 38
7 Ripon City 35
8 Horbury Town 33
9 Shelley 31
10 Brighouse Old Boys 29
11 Oxenhope Recreation 27
12 Hunslet Club 27
13 Otley Town 25
14 Whitkirk Wanderers 20
15 Kippax 19
16 Wetherby Athletic 13
Boroughbridge AFC

West Yorks Alliance Two
Table a/o 31 Mar

Team Pts
1 Whitkirk W'erers Res 47
2 Ilkley Town Res 46
3 Aberford Albion Res 36
4 B'bridge AFC Res 33
5 Howden Clough Res 29
6 Rothwell Town Res 25
7 Otley Town Res 23
8 Garforth R'ers Res 21
9 Baildon T.A. Res 21
10 Pool AFC Res 18
11 Sherburn W.R. Res 18
12 Barwick Res 11*
*adjustment made
17 Apr - Result: Title Bid Dealt Blow

'Bridge 'A' team's title bid was dealt a major blow earlier this evening at Aldborough Road as Richard Donohoe's men failed to convert their game in hand over Bramham into three points that would have moved them back atop the Harrogate & District Division Two. A two nil defeat to local rivals Wetherby Athletic 'B' leaves 'Bridge trailing Bramhma by a single point but having played the same nmber of matches as their closest challengers.

Harrogate & District Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 0-2 Wetherby Athletic 'B'
17 Apr - Lucky Seven: Easter Selection

Boroughbridge AFCThis week's Lucky Seven includes an Easter mix from home and abroad. Last week's winner tockwith17 has gone around the leagues in England and Europe with fixtures such as West Ham vs. Crystal Palace from home and Real Sociedad vs. Espanyol from abroad. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the results of the fixtures, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in.
16 Apr - Result: 'Bridge Edge Into Final

Boroughbridge AFC booked their place in the Whitworth Cup Final earlier this evening at Station View as their defence of the trophy continues, but were pushed all the way by a strong Beckwithshaw Saints team. Saints took an early lead after being left an easy tap in from a second minute corner and could have made the lead two before Andy Layton headed home a Mark Burniston corner in the tenth minute to restore parity. After an open first half in which both sides had chances to add to their tallies, 'Bridge came out firing in the second half and having been denied from long range shortly after the re-start by the Saints 'keeper, Burniston fired 'Bridge into the lead for the first time on 66 minutes with an excellent strike from outside the area. 'Bridge had several clear cut chances to add to their tally, but faded as the half progressed and were left to defend out the six added minutes against a resolute Saints side. Daz Ekin's men's opponents in the Final will be either Ripon City or Knaresborough Town, who will contest the second Semi-Final at a date to be decided.

Harrogate FA Whitworth Cup Semi-Final
Beckwithshaw Saints 1-2 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Andy Layton, Mark Burniston
BAFC Man of Match: Mark Burniston & Baz O'Neill
15 Apr - Whitworth Cup Semi-Final Matchday

Boroughbridge AFCThe team sheet is now online and in Matchday for tomorrow evening's Whitworth Cup Semi-Final. Daz Ekin's men continue their defence of the trophy as they travel to Harrogate Railway's Station View ground to take on Beckwithshaw Saints in the 7.45 p.m. kick-off encounter. For those unable to make it on the evening, Matchday Live will be in operation for the fixture to provide full coverage throughout the evening. To access the service simply check back here before kick-off.

Also online is the team sheet for Thursday evening's 'A' team Race For Promotion clash with local rivals Wetherby Athletic 'B' at Aldborough Road in which Richard Donohoe's men can move back atop the table with three points.
15 Apr - Fantasy Football: Final Countdown

Boroughbridge AFCWith this season's 'Bridge Fantasy Football competition now in the final countdown there have been plenty of changes throughout the leaderboard since the last update. The one thing that has not changed, however, is the top two with Unliklies still leading Same Old Same Old, now by 226 points. Directly behind the top ten have all changed positions, with Stan James XI and JimBob Bruisers both on the rise and Jessie's Jokers up into the top ten. The full table can be viewed by clicking here.

On the pitch in March there were points a-plenty for many, with Paul Diamond leading the goalkeepers with 29 points to Jordi Halifax's 16. In defence it was Jack Herron leading the way with 31 points to Sam Everard's 29 whilst in midfield Baz O'Neill led the way with 66 points, ahead of Ben Johnstone in second who added 36 to his season's tally. Mark Burniston was the pick of the offensive midfielders in March with 16 points, and finally up front Ollie Bone lead Paul Scaife by 59 to 33 points.
Boroughbridge AFC14 Apr - Match Action

Match action is now online from 'A' team and Sunday side fixtures earlier this season. Richard Donohoe's men were four nil winners as they welcomed Hampsthwaite United Reserves to Aldborough Road thanks to an Ollie Bone brace, a Kyle Wall goal and a Steve Kirby penalty. The following morning the Sunday side exited the Harrogate FA Sunday Cup with a three two loss to Harlow Hill Club with Wall and Sam Everard on the scoresheet.

Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 4-0 Hampsthwaite United Reserves
Harlow Hill Club 3-2 Boroughbridge AFC Sunday
14 Apr - Around The Leagues: Two Horse Race

Boroughbridge AFCThe race for the Harrogate & District Division Two title is down to two today with just Bramham and 'Bridge now able finish top the table. Third-placed Bramhope saw their challenge end at the weekend with a three two home defeat to FC Harrogate which sees them trailing first by seven points with just two games remaining. Bramham's lead, meanwhile, was cut to one as their match was cancelled and 'Bridge picked up three points against Addingham to make up on of their two games in hand. The only other game to take place in the division was between third from bottom Pool AFC 'A' and second from bottom Kirby Malzeard Reserves, with the former the two one winners to move one game away from concluding their season.

Back up in the West Yorkshire Premier Division, top of the pile Bardsey saw their winning run come to and end with a one nil defeat Beeston St. Anthony's who boost their hopes of finishing second after overhauling Leeds City with a six nil win mid-week. City kept up the pressure with a two one win over East End Park whilst Ripon City missed a chance to jump above 'Bridge in the table as they lost one nil at Brighouse Old Boys. Bottom of the pack Wetherby Athletic were also winners at the weekend, three two at Shelley, and Kippax and Hunslet Club drew one all. Into the Alliance Division Two where aside from two nil wins for 'Bridge and Aberford Albion Reserves, Otley Town Reserves moved up to sixth with a two one win at Sherburn White Rose Reserves before Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves drew four all with Pool AFC Reserves this evening. Finally, in the Claro Sunday League Division One Harrogate CSC missed one of their two chances to push 'Bridge into the bottom two as they lost one nil to Wetherby Athletic.
13 Apr - Twitter Following Passes 500

Boroughbridge AFCThe club's Twitter account, @Official_BAFC, has passed the 500 follower marker as the club's online presence continues to grow. The account, which has fast become the place to get the very latest updates from the club as they happen, passed the milestone a couple of weeks ago and has since accelerated on towards 600 followers. With score updates and pictures from the touchline on match days as well as news updates throughout the week, the account has become an integral part of the club's media output ensuring that Boroughbridge AFC has the widest possible reach and provides the best service possible to supporters and sponsors alike.
12 Apr - Results: Reserves Get Job Done

'Bridge Reserves will be playing Alliance Division One football next season after sealing promotion with a two nil win earlier today at Aldborough Road. The result, coupled with a two nil win for Aberford Albion Reserves leaves the two sides tied on 39 points, and with Albion having now completed their league programme Elliott Sheeran's side can only fall down into fourth on goal difference by losing their final league game by 22 goals or more. The win was far from regulation against an energetic Garforth Rangers Reserves but the home nerves were settled after Paul Scaife found space to slot home in the 24th minute and after a half in which 'Bridge had enjoyed the better of the chances Steve Warburton was unlucky not to double the lead on the stroke of half time. Rangers came out firing after the break, however, and had chances to draw level. It wasn't until the 78th minute when the victory was confirmed as Warburton tapped home a Scaife cross from short range and after a tough second half to their season the pressure is now lifted on Sheeran's men as they go into their final game needing only to apply the rubber stamp to their promotion.

'Bridge 'A', meanwhile, gave their Race For Promotion chances a tremendous boost in the second half of the afternoon's Aldborough Road double header as they ended their slump in form with a hard fought one nil win over Addingham. Without a win in their last three coming into the match Richard Donohoe's men were on the back foot throughout the contest, with the visitors enjoying much the better possession and chances. They couldn't convert their advantage, however, with the only goal of the game coming on 62 minutes as Alex Coombes hit home an Ash Richardson cross and whilst 'Bridge had some nervy moments in the closing stages they held on for a victory which moves them back to within one point of Bramham atop the table whose fixture today was cancelled.

Boroughbridge AFC, finally, returned from Field with a case of "déjà tu" after a second consecutive two all draw and thirteenth split of the season. After Paul Diamond had produced a terrific save to keep a 22nd minute penalty out Field took the lead ten minutes later from a corner, and carried the advantage into half time. Daz Ekin's men got themselves back into the contest with a penalty of their own on 65 minutes, converted by Baz O'Neill, and looked to have won the contest with just five minutes to go as Jake Fletcher hit home from close range, only to concede an injury time penalty duly converted by the hosts.

West Yorkshire Premier Division
Field 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Baz O'Neill, Jake Fletcher
BAFC Man of Match: Mark Burniston

West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 2-0 Garforth Rangers Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Paul Scaife, Steve Warburton
BAFC Man of Match: Matt White

Harrogate & District Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 1-0 Addingham
BAFC Scorer: Alex Coombes
BAFC Man of Match: Jordi Halifax & Sam Everard
12 Apr - Coles Celebrates Milestone

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC would like to send their best wishes to club stalwart Tony Coles who today celebrates his 50th birthday. A familiar face at Aldborough Road for many a year, Coles has spent the bulk of his time at the club as Daz Ekin's right-hand man and was part of the coaching team that in 2011 secured an historic West Yorkshire League Cup-Harrogate FA Whitworth Cup double, pictured left with the former. More recently Coles has spent time with the club's Reserve side, enjoying a spell as Manager, and as an active committee member remains an integral part of the club's management set-up. Happy birthday Tony, from all at Boroughbridge AFC.
11 Apr - Matchday: Race For Promotion Double

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of three fixtures. Aldborough Road hosts a Race for Promotion double header tomorrow afternoon with the Reserve and 'A' teams going back-to-back in their respective divisional races. Elliott Sheeran's Reserve side kick proceedings off by welcoming Garforth Rangers Reserves in a 2 p.m. kick-off with the chance to secure promotion back to the Alliance Division One if they match or better Aberford Albion Reserves' result against Pool AFC Reserves, before Richard Donohoe's 'A' team take to the turf at 4 p.m. as they play Addingham looking to regain the upper hand in the Harrogate & District Division Two title race. Boroughbridge AFC, meanwhile, make the trip to in form Field looking to move back up into fifth position in the West Yorkshire Premier Division, whilst there is no action on Sunday.
10 Apr - Result: Bramham Blow Race Open

Bramham blew the race for the Harrogate & District Division Two title wide open earlier this evening at Aldborough Road as they knocked 'Bridge 'A' off the top of the table for the first time this season with a two goal to one victory. Jordi Halifax in the home nets was the busier of the 'keepers throughout the match and the visitors turned their momentum into a lead early in the second half. 'Bridge responded eighteen minutes from time through an Ash Richardson header but Bramham regained the advantage eight minutes later from the penalty spot after a hand ball. Ollie Bone missed a late header to split the points, but it was Bramham who took the deserved victory to move top of the table by one point having played one more game than 'Bridge, who lose only their second match of the season but continue a slump which has seen Richard Donohoe's men take just one point from nine available in their last three matches.

Harrogate & District Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 1-2 Bramham
BAFC Scorer: Ash Richardson
Boroughbridge AFC10 Apr - Race Night A Success

The Club held its annual spring event in its Aldborough Road clubhouse last weekend, with the evening well attended and enjoyed by all. The event took the form of a race night to raise funds for the new clubhouse extension currently under construction, with eight races across the course of the evening. Each race was sponsored with each horse owned by an individual and the winning owner from each race receiving a bottle of wine. The horses in race eight were auctioned off by Daz Ekin with bids reaching £20 and the winning owner, Steve Kirby, receiving a proportion of the auction receipts. A full list of sponsors, owners and winners as well as a picture gallery from the evening can be found by clicking here and the Club would like to thank all of those who supported the evening including the eight race sponsors, catering and bar staff and Pete Ambrose who donated the race winners' prizes.
10 Apr - Lucky Seven: Cup Weekend

Boroughbridge AFCThis week's Lucky Seven is about the cups with both The FA Cup and the Scottish Cup at the Semi-Final stages. Wigan, Arsenal, Hull and Sheffield United all travel to Wembley over the weekend, whilst Rangers, Dundee United, St. Johnstone and Aberdeen will make the trip to Ibrox. The fixture set also includes a match-up from the top of the Premiership and two local fixtures at League One and Skrill North level. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the results of the fixtures, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in.
Boroughbridge AFC9 Apr - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from all four last last weekend's block of fixtures. Jake Fletcher and Lee Sharif were on the scoresheet with Mark Burniston the Man of Match as Boroughbridge AFC returned from East End Park with a two all draw whilst Ben Johnstone was star man in a five one win for the Reserves over Barwick Reserves. 'Bridge 'A' drew two all at Pannal Sports 'A' as Alex Coombes and Tom Hepworth shared the Man of Match award and finally Rob Timmins was the stand-out performer in the Veterans' one nil win over Thorpe Veterans in the Corinthians Plate Final.

East End Park 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 5-1 Barwick Reserves
Pannal Sports 'A' 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
Boroughbridge AFC Veterans 1-0 Thorpe Veterans
8 Apr - Finishing Touches Put To Extension

Boroughbridge AFCProgress on the new extension to the Club's Aldborough Road clubhouse has been moving at a high pace since the last update, with the finishing touches now being put to the building. Work has been carried out by Club partners John Ellis Builders and funding provided in part by the Football Foundation, and since the last update the interior of the building has been transformed from a shell to an almost complete state, with the plumbing and electrics completed and decorating almost finished. The changing rooms are now fitted out with benches and the whole area has been given a hard-wearing floor with the official opening set to come ahead of next season.

Aldborough Road Improvements - Clubhouse Extension
7 Apr - Around The Leagues: Bardsey Crowned

Boroughbridge AFCA three nil win over Brighouse Old Boys at Keswick Lane on Saturday afternoon saw Bardsey crowned West Yorkshire Premier Division champions after a dominant season with only one league defeat so far. Leeds City's two one defeat at home to Beeston St. Anthony's left the Adel Lane outfit trailing Bardsey by nineteen points with only six games left to play and must now re-focus their efforts on matching their second place finish of last season with Beeston now just two points behind in third. Directly behind the leading trio, a six two win for Field kept up their hopes of finishing the season in second, having last week also booked a League Cup Final to add to their upcoming County Challenge Cup Final, whilst East End Park trail second by seven points after their two all draw with 'Bridge. At the bottom of the table Wetherby Athletic remain bottom of the pack despite hitting nine past third from bottom Whitkirk Wanderers, and Otley Town suffered a five one defeat at Ripon City. Also victorious were Oxenhope Recreation who climbed to tenth in beating Horbury Town three one. In the Alliance Division Two, meanwhile, just two matches took place in addition to 'Bridge's, with Howden Clough Reserves keeping their mathematical promotion hopes alive with a nil nil draw at Otley Town Reserves, leaving them six points behind Elliott Sheeran's men with two games remaining but an inferior goal difference. In the day's other game 'Bridge's two remaining opponents matched-up with Garforth Rangers Reserves returning from Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves with a three two win to move up to seventh in the table. Sheeran's men will welcome Garforth to Aldborough Road this weekend before facing Baildon at the end of the month.

Into the Harrogate & District Division Two where third-placed Bramhope slipped up in their promotion push as they were held to a four all draw at second from bottom Kirkby Malzeard Reserves. With Bramham not in action and coupled with 'Bridge's draw, the result leaves Bramhope six points off the top of the table having played three more games and four off second having played two more. Directly behind the top three, both Ripon Red Arrows and Addingham were victorious with four two and three one wins over Helperby United and Wetherby Athletic 'B' respectively, whilst FC Harrogate won the Alverton Trophy with a six three win over Hampsthwaite United Reserves. In the Claro Sunday League Division One, finally, where Sherwood clinched the title with one game remaining after a two all draw with Wetherby Athletic moved them one point clear of Atlanta atop the table with their opponents having already completed their season. Showbiz Whites, meanwhile, moved into third with a six four win at Kirk Deighton Rangers, and FC Boston were seven two victors at Harrogate CSC in a result that keep CSC second-bottom, two points behind 'Bridge in the table with two games left to play.
6 Apr - Result: Brook Serves Up Plate Winner

Lee Brook headed home the only goal of the game earlier today at Aldborough Road to hand victory to 'Bridge Veterans in the Corinthians Plate Final. After a game in which chances were at a premium for both sides, albeit with 'Bridge enjoying the majority of the play, Brook's headed 66th minute goal from a Steve Kirby delivery was enough to see Paul Stephenson's men to victory over Thorpe Veterans, with Rob Timmins picking up the Man of Match award. The win sees 'Bridge's Veterans side continue their fine run of form of late as they now re-focus their efforts and attempt to push on for the York Corinthians League Division One title, and adds another piece of silverware to the list of trophies they have collected over recent years.

York Corinthians Plate Final at Aldborough Road
Boroughbridge AFC Veterans 1-0 Thorpe Veterans
BAFC Scorer: Lee Brook
BAFC Man of Match: Rob Timmins
5 Apr - Results: Sharif Strike Secures Split
[Updated - 'A' team scorers added]

Boroughbridge AFC twice came from behind earlier today at East End Park with a spectacular Lee Sharif strike securing a twelfth draw of the season. The hosts opened the scoring and had a chance to add a second before Jake Fletcher opened his first team account for the season to restore parity. East End then took the lead once more but Lee Sharif restored parity once more for 'Bridge with an excellent strike from the edge of the area that will go down as one of the goal of the season candidates, and had a late chance to snatch all three points. Two all was the final score, however, the twelfth time Daz Ekin's men have split the points this season and the sixth draw in their last seven, with the point keeping 'Bridge sixth in the West Yorkshire Premier Division table three points behind East End and one ahead of Ripon City having played a game more.

'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, climbed back up into the promotion places in the Alliance Division Two as they gained revenge for a three nil defeat in the reverse fixture earlier this season in hitting five past bottom of the table Barwick Reserves for reply of just one. Elliott Sheeran's men opened the scoring after just six minutes as Ben Johnstone headed home a Paul Scaife free kick at the near post, and the lead was two three minutes later as Ryan Haswell headed home following a Matt White corner. Provider turned scorer two minutes later with White hitting home from close range after Johnstone broke free from his marker on the right, and Scaife added the fourth on 22 minutes as he slotted home. After the early goal the game settled into a holding pattern, with four nil the half time score, and on 53 minutes Barwick began an unlikely comeback as they capitalised on a defensive error to give Josh Donnelly no chance in the home goal. The result was never really in doubt, however, and the goal galvanised 'Bridge who pushed back up field and on 67 minutes restored their four goal cushion as Scaife fired in his second direct from a free kick. Both Johnstone and Steve Warburton had efforts off the crossbar as time ticked down but five one was the final score moving 'Bridge ahead of Aberford Albion Reserves, who didn't play today, in the Alliance Division Two table. 'Bridge 'A', finally, slipped up for the second week in a row in their Race For Promotion, returning from bottom of the table Pannal Sports 'A' with just a point after a two all draw. Richard Donohoe's men were two nil down after a poor start but goals from Ashley Richardson and Tom Hepworth pulled them back to parity to rescue the point. The result leaves them two points ahead of chasing Bramham with a game in hand as they prepare to welcome the second-placed side to Aldborough Road on Thursday evening.

West Yorkshire Premier Division
East End Park 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Jake Fletcher, Lee Sharif
BAFC Man of Match: Mark Burniston

West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 5-1 Barwick Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Paul Scaife 2, Ben Johnstone, Ryan Haswell, Matt White

Harrogate & District Division Two
Pannal Sports 'A' 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Scorers: Ashley Richardson, Tom Hepworth
Boroughbridge AFC4 Apr - Race Night Approaches

A reminder that tomorrow evening see's the Club's Aldborough Road clubhouse host a race night to raise funds for the new clubhouse extension. The evening promises to be exciting and fun-filled with a small entry fee giving eight races entertainment as well as food. The bar will be open all evening and all are welcome at the event which fills the increasingly traditional spring slot in the Club's annual events calendar. The Club would like to thank the individual sponsors of the eight races, listed below, for their support.

Individual Race Sponsors
Race One - Golden Bite
Race Two - Hair On The Square
Race Three - Boroughbridge Social Club
Race Four - Ray Horner & Andrew Willey
Race Five - The Three Horse Shoes
Race Six - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Race Seven - Havenhands Bakery
Race Eight - Boroughbridge Plumbing & Heating
4 Apr - Matchday: Vets Eye Silverware

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of four fixtures. 'Bridge Veterans will attempt to add another piece of silverware to their recent hauls on Sunday afternoon as they welcome Thorpe Veterans to Aldborough Road in the Corinthians Plate Final, 2 p.m. kick-off. On Saturday afternoon fifth meets sixth in the West Yorkshire Premier Division as Boroughbridge AFC travel to East End Park whilst both the Reserves and 'A' team play bottom of the table opponents in their respective Race For Promotion with Elliott Sheeran's side host Barwick Reserves and Richard Donohoe's men make the trip to Pannal Sports 'A', with the latter a 4 p.m. kick-off.
3 Apr - Whitworth Semi-Final Date Set

Boroughbridge AFCThe date for Boroughbridge AFC's upcoming Whitworth Cup Semi-Final against Beckwithshaw Saints has been set. The tie was originally due to be played on 18th February but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 16th April, due to be played under the lights at Harrogate Railway's Station View ground with a 7.45 p.m. kick-off. Daz Ekin's men have the chance to make it a brace of Harrogate FA Finals for the Club this season with a victory following the 'A' team's appearance in the Hulme Cup Final last month, with the winners of 'Bridge's tie taking on either Knaresborough Town or Ripon City who will contest the second Semi-Final the following week.

Harrogate FA Whitworth Cup Semi-Finals at Station View
Wed 16 Apr - Beckwithshaw Saints vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 19.45
Wed 23 Apr - Knaresborough Town vs. Ripon City - 19.45
3 Apr - Lucky Seven: Premier To Premier

Boroughbridge AFCThis week's Lucky Seven goes throughout the leagues of English football from the Barclays Premier League right down to the West Yorkshire Premier Division. After a third straight victory last weekend which moves him atop the latest table, bluethru has selected a varied fixture set which in addition to the likes of Carlisle United, Guiseley and Sutton United includes a relegation battle from League One in the form of Shrewsbury Town vs. Stevenage and a clash from the top of the West Yorkshire League in the form of Leeds City vs. Beeston St. Anthony's. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the results of the fixtures, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in.
Boroughbridge AFC2 Apr - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from two of the weekend's block of fixtures. A Ben Clayton strike was not enough to boost 'Bridge to victory as they fell to a three one defeat at Aldborough Road, Baz O'Neill and Liam Healy the joint Man of Match recipients, whilst Aaron Weinhardt was the star performer as the 'A' team lost their first league game of the season, falling to a one nil defeat at FC Harrogate.

Boroughbridge AFC 1-3 Brighouse Old Boys
FC Harrogate 1-0 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
1 Apr - Dream Team Set For Run In

Boroughbridge AFCWith the fourth and final transfer window now closed this season's Dream Team fantasy football competition is set for the run in to the end of the season. Following the first weekend of adjusted line-ups all teams are yet to reap rewards of their eleventh hour transfers, with the top ten unchanged on last week's update. Hand of Cod still leads from Slonka's Lot and Beyond Belief with JK's two sides in fourth and fifth. The full table can be viewed by clicking here.
31 Mar - Corinthians Plate Final Date Set

Sunday afternoon's postponed Corinthians Plate Final has been reschedule for this coming Sunday afternoon, with the tie set to be played at Aldborough Road. Paul Stephenson's side were due to travel to Ilkley yesterday to compete for the silverware against Thorpe Veterans, but the tie was postponed early last week and the new venue was decided between the two sides.

York Corinthians Plate Final at Aldborough Road
Sun 6 Apr - Boroughbridge AFC Veterans vs. Thorpe Veterans - 14.00
31 Mar - Around The Leagues: Bardsey On Cusp

Boroughbridge AFCBardsey took a massive step towards retaining their West Yorkshire Premier Division title at the weekend as their strikers ran riot whilst their closest challengers dropped points. Lee Barraclough's side were on cloud nine on Saturday as they hit nine goals past third from bottom Whitkirk Wanderers for no reply at Keswick Lane, whilst second-placed Leeds City lost four one at home to fourth-placed Field and third-placed Beeston St. Anthony's were beaten two one by Horbury Town. The results leave Bardsey with a sixteen point lead atop the table and whilst City have three games in hand, they only have seven league games remaining overall and an inferior goal difference. Directly behind the leading quartet 'Bridge were pushed down to sixth as East End Park won three two at Ripon City to move three points clear of Daz Ekin's men in fifth. Also in action and victorious at the weekend were Kippax, Shelley and Hunslet Club who recorded home wins against Wetherby Athletic, Otley Town and Oxenhope Recreation respectively, with the first of the games a bottom of the table clash which leaves Wetherby seven points adrift of survival. Into the Alliance Division Two where Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves and Ilkley Town Reserves remain locked in combat atop the table after both added three points to their tallies. Wanderers' three nil home win against Rothwell Town Reserves and Town's three two away win at Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves leaves the two sides split by just a single point atop the table but with Town having played two more than Wanderers. Just behind the leaders, 'Bridge remain fourth after their defeat and still three points behind Aberford Albion Reserves who weren't in action, whilst at the bottom eleventh-placed Sherburn White Rose Reserves moved on to a tie on points with tenth-placed Pool AFC Reserves after beating the Arthington Lane outfit three two.

In the Harrogate & District Division Two, meanwhile, 'Bridge's lead atop the table is down to just one after their defeat at FC Harrogate coupled with a two one win for chasing Bramham over third-placed Bramhope. The two sides have an identical goal difference but Bramham have played two more games than Richard Donohoe's men. At the other end of the table there was a ten nil defeat for bottom of the pack Pannal Sports 'A' against Helperby United, whilst in mid-table Hampsthwaite United Reserves were one nil victors against Wetherby Athletic 'B' and Pool AFC 'A' split the points in a two all draw with Addingham. In the Claro Sunday League Division One, finally, two games took place with second-placed Atlanta moving to within three points of leaders Sherwood with a three nil result at FC Boston, whilst Kirk Deighton Rangers moved into third with a two nil win over Wetherby Athletic.
30 Mar - Result: Cosmos Blast Off Late

Harrogate Cosmos lifted the Intermediate Cup at Aldborough Road earlier today after surging back from a two goal deficit to hit home the winner late in the game. With both clubs closely matched the game was always going to be tight, and that was reflected in the opening exchanges with momentum ebbing and flowing between the two sides. Despite the end to end nature of the game, the first half looked as though it would end goal-less with neither side able to open their accounts. That was until just a minute before the break when, after having seen the Cosmos 'keeper pull out a good save earlier in the half, Ryan Butcher-Dracup fired into the top left-hand to give Markington the lead. The second half began as openly as the first had been, but it was Markington who scored next as Lewis Mallinson struck a free kick on the edge of the area perfectly before watching it fly into the back of the net to double his side's advantage. Just four minutes later, however, Cosmos were back in the game after Matty Vincent hit home from the penalty spot, and in the 72nd minute parity was restored by Ben Murphy as Cosmos caught their opponents on the counter-attack and were left with an easy tap in. Buoyed by both the goals and their vocal support Cosmos now had the momentum and wasted two good chances, the first a far post header and the second from close range, to grab the go-ahead goal. As the match entered the final ten minutes, however, and with extra time looming the tensions began to rise, and Markington re-asserted themselves as they rattled the bar from the edge of the box after a good piece of build-up play. Having come so close to winning the game though they failed to re-focus, and in the 88th minute Luke Vincent found himself with the time and space to hit home the goal that gave Cosmos both the lead for the first time and the cup, sending their supporters into raptures.

Claro Sunday League Intermediate Cup Final at Aldborough Road
Harrogate Cosmos 3-2 Markington
Cosmos Scorers: Matty Vincent (pen), Ben Murphy, Luke Vincent
Markington Scorers: Ryan Butcher-Dracup, Lewis Mallinson
29 Mar - Results: Unbeaten Runs Crash Down

Unbeaten runs came crashing down today for two of 'Bridge's sides with both Boroughbridge AFC and 'Bridge 'A' falling to defeat, and the Reserves also losing to compound a bad day for the Club. Boroughbridge AFC came into the day looking to extend their unbeaten record to ten, but a lacklustre performance at Aldborough Road saw Daz Ekin's men fall to a three one defeat. The visitors opened the scoring early in slotting home under Paul Diamond but Ben Clayton quickly restored parity. Brighouse added their second to re-take the lead on 25 minutes and took the lead into half time having enjoyed the better of the first half with Diamond excellent in the home net to keep the visitors' further efforts at bay. 'Bridge grew into the game as the second half progressed and had chances to grab a point, the best being a spectacular overhead Ben Clayton kick which went just off target, but with the hosts pushing forward in injury time the visitors broke and made no mistake in hitting home their third.

'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, returned from Howden Clough Reserves with nothing to show for their efforts as their slide continues with a fourth defeat in the last five. The one nil defeat serves as another blow to Elliott Sheeran's sides' promotion hopes as the season begins to draw to a close. 'Bridge 'A', finally, lost their first league game of the 13/14 season as they returned from FC Harrogate with a one goal to nil defeat. Richard Donohoe's side now face an important month including two evening fixtures as they try to get their title push back on track.

West Yorkshire Premier Division
Boroughbridge AFC 1-3 Brighouse Old Boys
BAFC Scorer: Ben Clayton

West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two
Howden Clough Reserves 1-0 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
BAFC Man of Match: Matt White

Harrogate & District Division Two
FC Harrogate 1-0 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Man of Match: Aaron Weinhardt
28 Mar - Matchday: 'Bridge Set To Go For Ten

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of three fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC will attempt to extend their unbeaten run to ten tomorrow afternoon as they welcome Brighouse Old Boys to Aldborough Road in a 2.30 p.m. kick-off. The Reserves, meanwhile, face a big test as they travel to Howden Clough Reserves whilst the 'A' team are on the road at FC Harrogate as their push for the title continues. Also in Matchday this week is all the information you need ahead of Sunday morning's Claro Sunday League Intermediate Cup Final at Aldborough Road between Harrogate Cosmos and Markington.
27 Mar - Lucky Seven: Silverware At Stake

Boroughbridge AFCThere's silverware at stake in this week's Lucky Seven with both the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final and the Claro Sunday League Intermediate Cup Final, to be held at Aldborough Road on Sunday morning, forming part of the seven. In addition, there's five more big games including the Edinburgh derby, a top of the table Premiership clash and a bottom of the table League One meeting. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the results of the fixtures, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in.
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Top Scorers
Table a/o 6 Apr

Player Goals
1 James McDaid 14
2 Baz O'Neill 11
3= Paul Eagling 8
3= Ben Jones 8
5= Mark Burniston 5
5= Ross Mardon 5
7 Jimmy Tucknott 4
8 Levi Crombie 3
9= Liam Healy 2
9= Andy Layton 2
9= Mike Mullenger 2
9= Lee Sharif 2
9= Tom Smith 2
14= Ben Clayton 1
14= Jake Fletcher 1
14= Martin Hutchinson 1
14= Steve Paffett 1
14= Marcus Philpott 1
14= Danny Webster 1
- Own Goals 1
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Dream Team 13/14
Table a/o 1 Apr

Competitor Pts
1 Hand of Cod 1554
2 Slonka's Lot 1435
3 Beyond Belief 1398
4 JK2 1367
5 JK1 1342
6 Marching on Together 1326
7 paulstiv9 1297
8 Sin City 1287
9 Ben Stephenson 1271
10 Horner's Hotshots 1268

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Fantasy Football 13/14
Table a/o 15 Apr

Competitor Pts
1 Unliklies 2747
2 Same Old Same Old 2521
3 Stan James XI 2408
4 The 4 King Idiots 2349
5 JimBob Bruisers 2330
6 Who Cares 2310
7 Tea Bar Belles 2256
8 Mish Mash 2203
9 Woody United 2196
10 Jessie's Jokers 2112

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Lucky Seven 13/14
Table a/o 31 Mar

Competitor Pts
1 bluethru 79
2 mish mash 74.75
3 blackbird 69.25
4= Riverside 64.75
4= SLONKA 64.75
6 tricky 64.5
7 tockwith17 57
8 paulstiv9 51.5
9 Ratbag2006 48.75
10 Ell Tel 42.75
11 popeye 30.25
12 Touch 'N' Go 29.25
13 mallard 29
14 blue is the colour 22
15 iduna 18.25
16 a1blue 13
17 exile6152 11.5
18 Keep it tight 10

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