|3 Aug - 'Bridge Handed Hartshead Opener
Boroughbridge AFC will start their West Yorkshire League Division One campaign with a trip to last season's Division Two runners-up Hartshead it was revealed after the opening fixtures for the 15/16 season were released. Daz Ekin's men will kick-off their season on 15th August at the Liversedge outfit, and will face three successive Saturday afternoons on the road before August is out. The first fixture at Aldborough Road will be in the opening week of the season, however, with fellow relegated Premier Division side Ripon City visiting for an early season Ure Derby on the evening of Wednesday 19th August, before Aberford Albion are the visitors seven days later.
'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, have been handed four home fixtures in an opening month's fixtures that sees games against three of last season's top five West Yorkshire Alliance Division One finishers. Richard Donohoe's men will kick-off their new campaign against last season's third-place finishers Hunslet Club Reserves at Aldborough Road on 15th August before hosting Saturday afternoon games against Robin Hood Athletic Reserves and Oxenhope Recreation Reserves before the end of August. A trip to newly-promoted Ripon City Reserves will provide the sole away day of the month just two days after the start of the season before 'Bridge welcome Leeds City Reserves seven days later. The opening month's fixtures for both the Club's West Yorkshire League sides can be found in full below.
West Yorkshire League Division One
Sat 15 Aug - Hartshead vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 14.30
Weds 19 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Ripon City - 18.15
Sat 22 Aug - Thornhill vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 14.30
Weds 26 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Aberford Albion - 18.15
Sat 29 Aug - Leeds Modernians vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 14.30
West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Sat 15 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC Res vs. Hunslet Club Res - 14.30
Mon 17 Aug - Ripon City Res vs. Boroughbridge AFC Res - 18.15
Sat 22 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC Res vs. Robin Hood Athletic Res - 14.30
Mon 24 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC Res vs. Leeds City Res - 18.15
Sat 29 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC Res vs. Oxenhope Recreation Res - 14.30
|2 Aug - Fantasy Football Back For 15/16
Fantasy Football is back for the 15/16 season, with The Sun's Dream Team platform once again being used for the competition this season. With the big kick-off now less than seven days away, there's not much time for managers to get thinking about their teams. There's a virtual budget of £50 million to spend on eleven players meaning some tough decisions to be made, but teams are free to enter on the Dream Team website. Once you have entered your team please email David Ekin on firstname.lastname@example.org for details of this season's 'Bridge mini-league.
|1 Aug - Pre-Season: 'Bridge Best Bedale
[Updated 2 Aug - 'Bridge 'A' score added]
Boroughbridge AFC made it two wins in a row in Pre-Season 2015 earlier today on the road at Bedale Town with victory by the odd goal in five. Dazz Simpson and Ben Jones were both on the scoresheet for 'Bridge for the second pre-season match in a row, with the former picking up the Man of Match award, whilst new signing Ben King completed the victory. The warm-up games continue for Daz Ekin's men on Wednesday evening as Tadcaster Academy headline Pre-Season 2015 at Aldborough Road, before the schedule concludes next Saturday with a double-header of action against Salts.
'Bridge 'A' were also in Pre-Season 2015 action, meanwhile, as they travelled to Wilberfoss. Neil Greer's men recorded a two nil victory in their final warm-up match before the start of the Harrogate & District League Division One season later this month.
Bedale Town 2-3 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Dazz Simpson, Ben Jones, Ben King
BAFC Man of Match: Dazz Simpson
Wilberfoss 0-2 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
|31 Jul - Andrew Willey Celebration Evening
Following the decision by Andrew Willey to step down as Chairman of Boroughbridge AFC following 33 years in the role at the recent AGM, the Club are holding an evening to celebrate Andrew's contributions and thank him for his dedication to the Club over his time at the helm. The evening will take place on the evening of Saturday 8th August, following 'Bridge's pre-season double-header against Salts, and will start from around 7.30 p.m. onwards at Aldborough Road. All who would like to pass on their thanks to Andrew for his massive contribution to Boroughbridge AFC over the years are welcome to attend.
|29 Jul - Pre-Season: 'Bridge Hit Tanfield For Six
Boroughbridge AFC notched their first victory of Pre-Season 2015 tonight at Aldborough Road after coming from behind to beat Tanfield by six goals to two. After the visitors had taken an early lead 'Bridge hit back through the returning James McDaid and Paul Eagling, Ben Jones and Mike Mullenger to carry a four one advantage into half time. Further goals from new signing Dazz Simpson and returning signing Dave Burniston secured the victory for Daz Ekin's men, whilst the scoreline could have been higher had it not been for a Man of Match performance from Alastair Hogg in the Tanfield goal. As well as Burniston and McDaid amongst the familiar faces for home fans was a return to blue for Jimmy Tucknott who lined up in Ekin's starting eleven. Next up for 'Bridge in pre-season action is a trip to Bedale FC this Saturday for a 3 p.m. kick-off as the intensity steps up with the new campaign drawing ever closer.
Boroughbridge AFC 6-2 Tanfield
BAFC Scorers: James McDaid, Paul Eagling, Ben Jones, Mike Mullenger, Dazz Simpson, Dave Burniston
|28 Jul - Pre-Season: 'Bridge To Take On Tanfield
Boroughbridge AFC take to Aldborough Road for the first time in Pre-Season 2015 tomorrow evening as the start of the 15/16 season edges ever nearer. Daz Ekin's side will play their second warm-up game ahead of the new season as they welcome Tanfield and will be looking to build on the strong performance in their opening game which saw a narrow two one defeat to Knaresborough Town in the Sadie Rose Charity Cup. Kick-off tomorrow evening is 6.45 p.m. with further action this coming Saturday as both Ekin's squad and Neil Greer's 'A' team continue their pre-season schedules. 'Bridge 'A' opened their pre-season programme on Saturday afternoon with a narrow two one defeat to AFC Horsforth at Aldborough Road.
|26 Jul - Hogg Hits Big 50
Many happy returns from all at Boroughbridge AFC to member and former Club number one Alastair Hogg, who yesterday celebrated his fiftieth birthday. Hogg established himself as a Club legend during his many years between the sticks at Aldborough Road, winning many a trophy with 'Bridge as well as being part of the England Seniors squad that lifted the Seniors World Cup in 2009, and is still active with the Club in a coaching capacity. Happy birthday Hoggy, from all the the Club.
Alastair has passed on his thanks to all those who attended his birthday bash last night at Aldborough Road. A collection bucket on the evening raised £130 for the British Heart Foundation.
|25 Jul - 'Bridge Add To Pre-Season 2015
With Pre-Season 2015 now well underway, 'Bridge's three Saturday teams have added to their pre-season programmes as preparations for the 15/16 season start to ramp up. Boroughbridge AFC have added a four match to their schedule, with a clash against Tanfield this coming Wednesday evening at Aldborough Road. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, will take on Salts FC Reserves on Saturday 8th August as an appetiser to the fixture between the Club's two respective first teams. 'Bridge 'A' finally, have plotted a two game warm-up which kicks off later this afternoon at Aldborough Road with the visit of AFC Horsforth. An away trip to Wilberfoss will follow on 1st August whilst their first team counterparts are on the road at Bedale. The full remaining Pre-Season 2015 schedule can be seen below.
Sat 25 Jul - Boroughbridge AFC 'A' vs. AFC Horsforth - 13.00
Weds 29 Jul - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Tanfield - 18.45
Sat 1 Aug - Bedale FC vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 15.00
Sat 1 Aug - Wilberfoss vs. Boroughbridge AFC 'A' - TBC
Weds 5 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Tadcaster Academy - 18.30
Sat 8 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Salts FC - 14.00
Sat 8 Aug - Boroughbirdge AFC Reserves vs. Salts FC Reserves - TBC
|21 Jul - Annual General Meeting Tomorrow
A reminder that Boroughbridge AFC will hold it's Annual General Meeting tomorrow evening with all members welcome to attend. The meeting, to be held at the Aldborough Road clubhouse following the conclusion of training on tomorrow, will include agenda items such as the election of office holders for the 15/16 season as well as setting of match fees ahead of the new season. All players are encouraged to attend to help shape how your Club will be run over the next twelve months.
|20 Jul - Willey To Step Down As Chairman
Boroughbridge AFC can today announce that Club Chairman Andrew Willey will be standing down from his position at Wednesday's Annual General Meeting after 33 years in the role. Willey has been involved with the Club his entire life and over the course of his time as Chairman has become a very highly respected figure not just within the local community but across the County, being awarded a certificate by the West Riding FA in 2009 in recognition of his many years of service to local football. His guiding hand on the rudder will be greatly missed by the Club, as will his passion and devotion.
|18 Jul - Veterans Managerial Vacancy
Following 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 for the continuation of the side 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 email@example.com.
|15 Jul - Ekin Swoops For Talented Striker Terry
Daz Ekin has made his third major signing of pre-season with a move for talented striker Duncan Terry, who follows James McDaid across the A1 from Mallorie Park Drive to Aldborough Road. Terry joins 'Bridge having enjoyed one of his best seasons to date last season, and despite his side's relegation still scored ten goals in 28 appearances throughout the campaign. Over the past four seasons Terry has never started less than 20 games a term, with his consistency matched in front of goal with 29 goals in the period. Praising his latest signing, Ekin described Terry as a player he had always admired, adding "Duncan is a very good footballer. He can play as a striker or sit just off the back of the strikers and will team up well with Paul [Eagling], James [McDaid] and Ben [Jones]. His style of play is easy on the eye and I have no doubt he will give the 'Bridge supporters something to smile about". Terry linked up with the rest of the squad earlier in pre-season and made his playing debut in last night's Sadie Rose Charity Cup match at Manse Lane. Everyone at the Club would like to welcome Duncan to Aldborough Road and look forward to seeing him in action when the season kicks off.
|14 Jul - Result: Town Complete Cup Hat-Trick
Boroughbridge AFC lost their opening clash of Pre-Season 2015 earlier this evening as Knaresborough Town made it a hat-trick of Saide Rose Charity Cup victories at Manse Lane. Town came into the third edition of the annual contest as favourites given their higher league status, and were two goals to the good after just 18 minutes with Ben Parkeston converting from the spot following a Ben Mudd own goal to open the scoring. From there the game evened out, however, and with Daz Ekin's men having come out firing in the second half 'Bridge provided a tense finale when good link-up play set up Barry Pryce with ten minutes left on the clock. Town would hold out for the victory, however, in front of 218 fans at Manse Lane supporting NCCA UK in memory of Sadie Rose Clifford.
Knaresborough Town 2-1 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Barry Pryce
|13 Jul - Pre-Season El Clasico Supports NCCA
Pre-Season 2015 will officially kick-off tomorrow evening, with perhaps one of the mostly hotly anticipated matches of the year as Daz Ekin's men travel to Manse Lane to take on local rivals Knaresborough Town in the El Clasico fixture. As previously reported, the now annual pre-season fixture will once again be contested for the Sadie Rose Charity Cup and in memory of Sadie Rose Clifford. All money raised on the evening will go to support NCCA UK, a charity committed to helping families affected by the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. You can find out more about the NCCA by visiting their website, or donate online by clicking here. Kick-off tomorrow will be 7 p.m. at Manse Lane.
|12 Jul - Diamond Opts For 'Bridge Return
The Aldborough Road faithful will welcome Paul Diamond back sooner than they had anticipated after the 'keeper opted for a return to the Club. Diamond scooped Boroughbridge AFC's Player of the Year gong last year following a string of Man of Match awards but last month made the decision to seek a new challenge ahead of the new campaign. The experienced stopper will remain in yellow next season, however, after returning to the Club and is expected to link up with Daz Ekin's squad ahead of the first game of pre-season on Tuesday.
|11 Jul - Annual General Meeting Date Set
Boroughbridge AFC will hold it's Annual General Meeting later this month with all members welcome to attend. The meeting, to be held at the Aldborough Road clubhouse following the conclusion of training on Wednesday 22nd July, with include agenda items such as the election of office holders for the 15/16 season as well as setting of match fees ahead of the new season. All players are encouraged to attend to help shape how your Club will be run over the next twelve months.
|10 Jul - McDaid Back At Aldborough Road
Boroughbridge AFC can today announce that former captain James McDaid has returned to Aldborough Road ahead of the 15/16 season following around fifteen months at local rivals Ripon City. McDaid departed for Mallorie Park Drive in March 2014 and despite missing the last two months of the season still managed to top the Club's Golden Boot table for 13/14 with fourteen goals. In his time in blue he was part of the squad that lifted the 2011 West Yorkshire League Cup and also captained 'Bridge for over a season. Having made the switch to City he made 24 appearances last season, scoring eight goals in all competitions throughout the campaign. McDaid linked up with Daz Ekin's squad ahead of the start of pre-season training and is expected to make his return debut in Tuesday evening's Sadie Rose Charity Cup match against Knaresborough Town. Everyone at the Club would like to welcome James back to Aldborough Road and look forward to seeing him in action back in blue.
|9 Jul - Club Statement: Claro Sunday League
It is with regret that Boroughbridge AFC can today announce that the Club will not be entering a side in the Claro Sunday League for the forthcoming season. Having won countless titles and trophies over the numerous decades the Club has fielded sides in the League, the high point being the 1987/88 season when 'Bridge lifted the Division One, Three and Five titles, the tough decision has been made as part of a review of the Club's provision of Sunday football also aimed at enhancing playing quality across the Club's three Saturday sides. Sunday football will continue to be a key part of the Club's offering to the community going forwards with the highly successful Veterans side coupled with new links with the Boroughbridge Ladies team.
|7 Jul - Pre-Season 2015: Tadcaster To Headline
[Updated 10 Jul - Kick-off time alterations]
With pre-season training now well underway and the first friendly of Pre-Season 2015 just a week away, three more fixtures have been confirmed as part of Boroughbridge AFC's pre-season line-up. As already announced, the warm-up campaign will start next Tuesday evening with the Sadie Rose Charity Cup against Knaresborough Town at Manse Lane, and Daz Ekin's men will then have a two and a half week break before three games in eight days at the start of August. The first of those games will bring a short trip up the A1 to face Teeside Football League Division Two side Bedale FC in a 3 p.m. kick-off on Saturday 1st August. A high-profile friendly against Tadcaster Academy on Wednesday 5th August will provide both the first action of the season at Aldborough Road and the headline encounter of Pre-Season 2015, before West Riding County Amateur Premier Division side Salts provide another stern test as they visit on Saturday 8th August ahead of the start to 'Bridge's bounce-back campaign in the West Yorkshire League Division One.
Tues 14 Jul - Knaresborough Town vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 19.00
Sat 1 Aug - Bedale FC vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 15.00
Weds 5 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Tadcaster Academy - 18.30
Sat 8 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC vs. Salts FC - 14.00
|5 Jul - Veterans Managerial Vacancy
Following 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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 email@example.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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