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Boroughbridge AFC
@ Aberford Albion
Sat 25th Feb
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Team Pts
10 East End Park 24
11 Boroughbridge AFC 22
12 Old Centralians 22

'Bridge Reserves
vs. Hudds Amateur Res
Sat 25th Feb
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'Bridge 'A'
vs. Addingham
Sat 25th Feb
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Dewsbury Rangers Ladies
'Bridge Ladies
vs. Dewsbury Rangers
Sun 26th Feb
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Recent Results

Boroughbridge AFC
7 Jan - Won 3-1
vs. Hunslet Club

17 Dec - Drew 2-2
@ Swillington Saints

'Bridge Ladies
11 Dec - Lost 5-2
@ Silsden Devt.

4 Dec - Lost 4-1
vs. Silsden Devt.

'Bridge Reserves
7 Jan - Won 4-0
@ Leeds City Res

17 Dec - Won 2-1
vs. Robin Hood A'tic Res

'Bridge 'A'
7 Jan - Drew 1-1
@ Addingham

10 Dec - Lost 4-0
vs. Hampsthwaite FC
Upcoming Fixtures

Boroughbridge AFC
14 Jan - 14.00
vs. Howden Clough

21 Jan - 14.30 - Cup
@ Knaresborough Town

'Bridge Ladies
22 Jan - 14.00
vs. Skipton Town

29 Jan - 14.00
vs. Clifton Rangers

'Bridge Reserves
14 Jan - 14.00
@ Brighouse O.B. Res

21 Jan - 14.00
vs. Oxenhope Rec. Res

'Bridge 'A'
14 Jan - 14.00
vs. Bramhope

21 Jan - 14.00
vs. Helperby United
20 Feb - WRCFA: 'Bridge Draw Steeton

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC will take on Steeton AFC for a place in the Final of this season's West Riding County Challenge Cup after the draw was made earlier today. Having despatched West Yorkshire Premier Division opposition in the form of both Hunslet Club and Sherburn White Rose en route to the Semi-Finals, Daz Ekin's men will lead his men to West Riding County FA Headquarters in Woodlesford to take on the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division outfit. The tie will take place on Wednesday 19th April with a 7.30 p.m. kick-off, whilst the other Semi-Final will be played a fortnight prior between Ryburn United and Carlton Athletic.

West Riding County Challenge Cup Semi-Final
Weds 19 Apr - Steeton AFC vs. Boroughbridge AFC - 7.30 p.m.
West Riding County FA Headquarters, Woodlesford
20 Feb - Around The Leagues: Leaders Beaten

Boroughbridge AFCThe West Yorkshire League Division One leaders, Hall Green United, suffered defeat for the first time in the league this season on Saturday but remain in control atop the table. Whitkirk Wanderers were the side to inflict the two one result on United, who remain two points clear at the top with two games in hand over Hartshead. The game was one of just three league games in the division with 'Bridge's result and a two one win for Wyke Wanderers over bottom of the table Otley Town Reserves the other two.

Just two games, likewise, besides 'Bridge's in the Alliance Division One with Brighouse Old Boys Reserves moving off the bottom of the table courtesy of a four two win at Wyke Wanders Reserves, who fall to the base with the loss. Horbury Town Reserves the day's other winners at Hunslet Club Reserves. The top two were both victorious in the Harrogate & District League Division One, meanwhile, with Thirsk Falcons nine one victors and Pateley Bridge three nil winners. Bramhope and Dalton Athletic the day's other winners in mid-table. Wins for three of the top four in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division, finally, with second-placed Leeds City Ladies the side to slip up in a three two defeat at Crossley Ladies. Silsden Ladies Development were the winners in the clash in the bottom half of the table with a two one win over Ossett Town Ladies Development drawing them to within a point of 'Bridge Ladies in sixth.
19 Feb - Result: Ladies Fall To Leaders

'Bridge Ladies were unable to halt the progress of West Riding County Womens League Second Division leaders Clifton Rangers at Aldborough Road this afternoon, falling to a three nil defeat. Paul Stephenson's women remain sixth in the table with the loss, whilst defeat for Leeds City Ladies sees Rangers move three clear atop the table with two games in hand.

West Riding County Womens League Second Division
Boroughbridge AFC Ladies 0-3 Clifton Rangers Ladies
18 Feb - Results: Double Defeat For 'Bridge

Both the Club's sides in action fell to defeat today on a difficult afternoon at the office. Boroughbridge AFC always trailed in their game against East End Park but battled to two all at the interval through goals from Jack Young and Joel Fireman. Park 'keeper James Skelton saved a 'Bridge penalty at three two with the visitors eventually running out to a four two victory. East End Park climb above 'Bridge in the West Yorkshire League Division One table with the three points meaning Daz Ekin's men slip to eleventh. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, held a one nil lead at half time in their trip to Leeds Modernians Reserves, Dean Donachie the man on the scoresheet. Neil Greer's side would too succumb to two second half goals, however, with Mods' first team striker Danny Claxton netting the winner which sees 'Bridge steady in fourteenth in the Alliance Division One table.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 2-4 East End Park
BAFC Scorers: Jack Young, Joel Fireman

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Leeds Modernians Reserves 2-1 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
BAFC Scorer: Dean Donachie
17 Feb - Matchday: Leaders Visit

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's trio of fixtures. The West Riding County Womens League Second Division leaders come to town on Sunday afternoon as 'Bridge Ladies welcome Clifton Rangers Ladies looking to consolidate their sixth place in the table. Ahead of then tomorrow afternoon sees Boroughbridge AFC host East End Park in West Yorkshire League Division One action whilst 'Bridge Reserves make the trip to Leeds Modernians Reserves.
16 Feb - Lucky Seven: Up For The Cup

Boroughbridge AFCDefending champion mish mash consolidated his position atop the Lucky Seven table last weekend with a second win in a row opening out a lead of almost eight points over druids in second. It's all about the magic of The FA Cup this weekend with a selection comprising seven fixtures from the Fifth Round, including Lincoln City, Oxford United and Millwall. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC14 Feb - Match Report

The match report is now online from Saturday afternoon's West Yorkshire League Division One victory over Leeds Modernians at Aldborough Road. Jake Fletcher fired a hat-trick with Dan Clayton also on the scoresheet and picking up the Man of Match award as Daz Ekin's Boroughbridge AFC secured a four two win.

Boroughbridge AFC 4-2 Leeds Modernians
13 Feb - Around The Leagues: Winter Wipeout

Boroughbridge AFCThe wintry weather had a major impact on the fixture lists for the first time this season at the weekend, with a maximum of just two fixtures surviving in each of the Club's teams' respective leagues. Boroughbridge AFC's win over Leeds Modernians was the only game to be completed in the West Yorkshire League Division One, with Huddersfield Amateur's trip to Kippax abandoned, meaning this week's round-up starts in the Alliance Division One where two games went ahead. The big shock of the day came from Leeds Modernians Reserves who reversed the scoreline their first team counterparts endured to notch a four two win over top of the table Beeston St. Anthony's Reserves and move up to tenth. Horbury Town Reserves were the day's other winners, two nil over Huddersfield Amateur Reserves to remain eighth in the table. With Thirsk Falcons further securing their place atop the Harrogate & District League Division One the job of keep in touch with the leaders fell to Pateley Bridge who moved up to second in the table thanks to a five one win at Bramhope but still trail the top spot by ten points. The top of the table clash in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division was the only game to survive and saw Clifton Rangers Ladies leapfrog Leeds City Ladies into first place on goal difference thanks to a two nil win.
12 Feb - Ladies Trip Postponed

'Bridge Ladies' trip to Crossley AFC Ladies this afternoon was postponed due to a snowbound pitch.

West Riding County Womens League Second Division
Crossley AFC Ladies P-P Boroughbridge AFC Ladies
11 Feb - Results: Fletcher Fires 'Bridge To Win

Jake Fletcher fired 'Bridge to three points and consecutive victories at Aldborough Road this afternoon, following last weekend's West Riding County Challenge Cup Quarter-Final win. Fletcher's three goals were supplemented by Dan Clayton to hand Daz Ekin's men a four two win over fourth-placed Leeds Modernians and move 'Bridge up two places to tenth in the West Yorkshire League Division One table. 'Bridge 'A', meanwhile, went down by eight goals to nil against top of the table Thirsk Falcons to remain at the base of the Harrogate & District League Division One.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 4-2 Leeds Modernians
BAFC Scorers: Jake Fletcher 3, Dan Clayton
BAFC Man of Match: Dan Clayton

Harrogate & District League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 0-8 Thirsk Falcons
10 Feb - Matchday: Modernians, Falcons Visit

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's trio of fixtures. After last weekend's County Challenge Cup heroics Boroughbridge AFC return to West Yorkshire League action tomorrow welcoming Leeds Modernians to Aldborough Road in a 2 p.m. kick-off. Also in at home tomorrow are 'Bridge 'A' who welcome top of the table Thirsk Falcons, whilst Sunday afternoon sees 'Bridge Ladies travel to Crossley AFC Ladies looking to build on last week's five nil victory.
10 Feb - Joanna Kirby

All at Boroughbridge AFC wish to send our condolences to family and friends of Joanna Kirby (née Hogg) who sadly passed away early this morning.
8 Feb - Lucky Seven: Champ Back On Top

Boroughbridge AFCDefending champion mish mash is back atop this season's Lucky Seven table after the twenty sixth week of competition with a victory on the week enough to leapfrog him from fifth into a two point lead. For this week's selections it's all about the Premier League and EFL Championship including Spurs' trip to Anfield and Newcastle's trip to Molineux. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC7 Feb - Match Reports

The match report is now online from Saturday afternoon's West Riding County Challenge Cup Quarter-Final victory over Sherburn White Rose. Dave Millea restored parity to force the game to a penalty shootout with Alastair Hogg picking up the Man of Match award.

A depleted 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, failed to repeat their recent heroics of recent weeks as they went down four one at Horbury Town Reserves. Luke Fletcher was Man of Match and Sam Jones the 'Bridge scorer on 58 minutes but his side were already three goals down at this juncture. 'Bridge 'A' found themselves in an oscillating encounter with Dalton snatching a late equaliser in a five all draw. 'Bridge took a two goal lead in the opening ten minutes only to find themselves four two down mid-way through the second half. After pulling back the two goal deficit they conceded again in the 83rd minute before Gabriel Bradley grabbed a late equaliser. Scorers for 'Bridge were Paul Scaife (2), Jim Johnstone, Niki Westbury and Gabriel Bradley with James Padget, Duncan Padget, Ryan Johnson and Liam Burnett on target for Dalton. Jim Johnstone the Man of Match. 'Bridge Ladies notched their fourth victory of the campaign with a five nil victory over Amaranth Ladies. Rachel Dorkings was the hat-trick hero with further goals from Billie Erskine and Lauren Rawding and Player of the Match going to Scarlett Dukes.

Boroughbridge AFC 1-1 Sherburn White Rose
6 Feb - County Cup Update

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC, Carlton Athletic, Steeton FC and Ryburn United will be the four sides competing for a place in the Final of this season's West Riding County Challenge Cup after negotiating their respective Quarter-Finals at the weekend. Last season's defeated finalists Carlton Athletic ensured representation for the West Yorkshire League in half of the Semi-Finals line-up as they overcame West Riding County Amateur League side Salts by the odd goal in nine, the day's highest scoring encounter. The other West Yorkshire versus West Riding league clash saw significantly fewer goals and a reverse outcome, meanwhile, as Steeton FC knocked out holders Beeston St. Anthony's by one goal to nil. Completing the four teams to progress, finally, is Ryburn United who remain the lowest ranked side left in the competition. The Halifax & District Premier Division outfit once again knocked out West Yorkshire League opposition, this time in the form of Robin Hood Athletic, to continue their remarkable run. The Semi-Final ties will be drawn and played on dates to be announced.

There remains limited West Yorkshire League representation in the County Challenge Trophy, however, as that competition moves into the Quarter-Final stage. Huddersfield Amateur and Field Reserves were the only sides to win their Round of Sixteen ties with Real Moor Real, Huddersfield YMCA Reserves, Wortley, Meltham Athletic and AFC Junction completing the teams into the hat for the draw for the last eight.
5 Feb - Result: Ladies Hit Five At Amaranth
[Updated 7 Feb - Scorers added]

'Bridge Ladies notched their fourth win of the season this afternoon at Amaranth Ladies, hitting home five goals to set a new team record margin of victory. Achieving just their second clean sheet, Paul Stephenson's women were three up at the interval and added a further two in the second half for the five goal margin of victory, bettering the previous record of four set in a six two win over Ossett Town Ladies Reserves earlier in the season. 'Bridge remain sixth in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division table with the win.

West Riding County Womens League Second Division
Amaranth Ladies 0-5 Boroughbridge AFC Ladies
BAFC Scorers: Rachel Dorkings 3, Billie Erskine, Lauren Rawding
BAFC Player of Match: Scarlett Dukes
4 Feb - Results: 'Bridge Shoot To County Semis
[Updated 5 Feb - Scorers added]

Boroughbridge AFC fired their way into the last four of the West Riding County Challenge Cup this afternoon at Aldborough Road, toppling West Yorkshire Premier Division opposition for the second successive round. The game ended tied at one goal a piece after 90 minutes, Dave Millea the 'Bridge scorer, sending the match to penalties. 'Bridge saw their first two spot kicks saved by the Sherburn White Rose 'keeper, but with the visitors also inconsistent in their penalties the shootout went to sudden death. With Dan Clayton and Shane Butlin already having converted it fell to Toby Hardaker to slot in the winning penalty and send Daz Ekin's men into a first County cup Semi-Final in over a decade.

'Bridge Reserves' winning run, meanwhile, came to an end on the road at Horbury Town Reserves. A four one defeat for Neil Greer's side bring to an end a four match winning run but sees 'Bridge remain level in fourteenth in the Alliance Division One table. Goals galore, finally for 'Bridge 'A' who played out a five all draw with Dalton Athletic. Liam Corbett's side pick up their third point of the season with the draw.

West Riding County Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
Boroughbridge AFC 1-1 Sherburn White Rose
'Bridge win 3-2 on penalties
BAFC Scorers: Dave Millea
BAFC Penalty Scorers: Dan Clayton, Shane Butlin, Toby Hardaker
BAFC Man of Match: Alastair Hogg

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Horbury Town Reserves 4-1 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
BAFC Scorer: Sam Jones
BAFC Man of Match: Luke Fletcher

Harrogate & District League Division One
Dalton Athletic 5-5 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Scorers: Paul Scaife 2, Jim Johnstone, Niki Westbury, Gabriel Bradley
BAFC Man of Match: Jim Johnstone
3 Feb - County Cup Countdown

Boroughbridge AFCBoroughbridge AFC take to Aldborough Road tomorrow afternoon with a place in the Semi-Finals of the West Riding County Challenge Cup at stake. The competition is one in which 'Bridge have a rich history, having lifted the trophy in consecutive seasons in the 1990s, whilst more recently Daz Ekin led his men as far as the Quarter-Finals during the 10/11 season. 'Bridge's opponents tomorrow are Sherburn White Rose, a side familiar to Ekin from a number of seasons ago and one plying their trade in the West Yorkshire Premier Division, the same division as Horbury Town whom 'Bridge knocked out in their Round of Sixteen tie.

Elsewhere this weekend, 'Bridge Reserves travel to Horbury Town Reserves tomorrow and 'Bridge 'A' are on the road to face Dalton Athletic in a game to be played at Thirsk Falcons' ground. 'Bridge Ladies make the trip to Amaranth Ladies on Sunday afternoon.
2 Feb - Lucky Seven: Blockbuster Fixtures

Boroughbridge AFCAs the race for this season's Lucky Seven title hots up, there's some big fixtures leading this week's selection with a County Challenge Cup Quarter-Final and two derby encounters. As well as Boroughbridge AFC's game against Sherburn White Rose, the Leeds-Huddersfield and Chelsea-Arsenal derbies are both included by last week's winner PS9. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
1 Feb - Best Wishes to Burniston & Corbett

All at Boroughbridge AFC would like to send our best wishes to David Burniston and Liam Corbett, both of whom underwent knee operations at the weekend. We wish you both a speedy recovery and hope to see you back out on the pitch soon.
31 Jan - Willey Appointed Club President

Boroughbridge AFCThe Club can today announce that Andrew Willey has been appointed as the new President of Boroughbridge AFC, following last week's news that Ray Horner has retired from the position. Willey is an Aldborough Road legend having spent 33 years as Club Chairman before stepping down ahead of the 15/16 season, remaining a regular and vocal supporter of the Club's teams in the time since. During his time as Chairman he became a highly respected figure in amateur football across the West Riding, with his contribution and long-service to local football recognised by the County FA in 2009. He is a Club Life Member and was most recently awarded the Willie Horner Trophy for Clubman of the Season in 2015.
30 Jan - Around The Leagues: United Capitalise

Boroughbridge AFCOn a weekend sprinkled with postponements, Hall Green United snatched their chance and retook the lead of the West Yorkshire League Division One as Hartshead's game fell to the weather. United were four one winners over Wyke Wanderers to move into a two point lead. In the chasing pack there were wins for third-placed Kippax and fourth-placed Leeds Modernians, the former by the odd goal in seven over Aberford Albion. Further down the table, meanwhile, a six two win for Whitkirk Wanderers moved them up into eleventh and 'Bridge down a place to twelfth albeit with three games in hand over the sides above them.

Into the Alliance Division One where it was goals, goals, goals in the four games that did go ahead with 31 scored across the fixtures. Bottom of the table Brighouse Old Boys Reserves were on the wrong end of an eight one result at Hunslet Club Reserves whilst fellow strugglers Pool AFC Reserves fell seven two to Horbury Town Reserves. Leeds City Reserves in second and Leeds Modernians Reserves in the bottom half were the day's other winnners. Just one game survived in the Harrogate & District League Division One as Thirsk Falcons stretched their lead at the top into double figures with an eight three win at fourth-place Helperby United, but it was a near full slate of action in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division with four games going ahead. Clifton Rangers and Leeds City remain tied atop the table at the end of it with a five two win for the former and seven nil scoreline for the latter leaving them both on 31 points and eight clear of Dewsbury Rangers and Farsley Celtic Development who were the day's other winners.
29 Jan - Result: Ladies Fall To Narrow Loss

'Bridge Ladies fell to the narrowest of defeats this afternoon on the road. Farsley Celtic Ladies' Development squad were winners by the odd goal in five as 'Bridge were unable to replicate their two nil win from earlier in the season despite goals from Rachel Dorkings and Sarah Cross. Paul Stephenson's women remain sixth in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division with the result.

West Riding County Womens League Second Division
Farsley Celtic Ladies Development 3-2 Boroughbridge AFC Ladies
BAFC Scorers: Rachel Dorkings, Sarah Cross
BAFC Player of Match: Lorraine Stephenson
28 Jan - Day's Games Postponed

The winter weather hit for the first time this season today, with all three of the day's games on the road postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Hartshead P-P Boroughbridge AFC

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Wyke Wanderers Reserves P-P Boroughbridge AFC Reserves

Harrogate & District League Division One
Bardsey P-P Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
27 Jan - Matchday: 'Bridge On The Road

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's quartet of fixtures. The Club are on their travels this weekend with all four games away from Aldborough Road, being led by Boroughbridge AFC who make the trip to top of the table Hartshead tomorrow. 'Bridge Reserves and 'A' are on the road at Wyke Wanderers Reserves and Bardsey respectively tomorrow afternoon, whilst 'Bridge Ladies travel to play Farsley Celtic Ladies' Development squad on Sunday.
26 Jan - Horner Retires As President

Boroughbridge AFCAfter well over a decade in the role, and countless decades dedication to the Club, we can announce that Ray Horner has retired as President of Boroughbridge AFC. Ray took on the role of President in 2004 and in the time since has seen continued success at the Club with the pinacle on the field arguably 2011's West Yorkshire League Cup triumph. Off field highlights have included the opening of new upgrades at Aldborough Road including a new changing room complex.

Ray took on the position of President following decades devotion to Boroughbridge AFC both as player, coach and committee member. He first lifted silverware in a blue shirt in the 1950s and was crowned League champions with 'Bridge Reserves in 1962 (pictured below). After more than 20 years playing, Valuation Lane legend Ray hung up his boots as a senior player following an unbeaten league campaign which saw Boroughbridge AFC lift the Harrogate & District League First Division title. Ray transitioned into management and led the Club's sides in games against Leeds United All Star teams in the early 1990s as well as Managing the 'Bridge Over-35s side that won the 94/95 Courage Veterans Trophy. His playing days still weren't over either, however, as he won the oldest player award, aged 62, in the 92/93 Umbro Veterans Competition. Ray has also been a big backer of the Club in other ways, regularly supporting the annual Kids' Christmas Party and also sponsoring 'Bridge Reserves for a number of seasons. He was made a Life Member for his services to the Club and in 2011 was presented an award by West Riding County FA President Peter Marsden recognising his 45 years service to local football.

Thank you Ray for your decades of dedication to Boroughbridge AFC, and we look forward to continuing to enjoy the beautiful game and to sharing stories and memories with you at Aldborough Road for many years to come.

An announcement regarding Ray's successor as President will follow next week.

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26 Jan - Lucky Seven: Up For The Cup

Boroughbridge AFCIt's Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round weekend, which means Lucky Seven is up for the cup with seven selections from this Saturday and Sunday's action. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and both Manchester clubs are all involved, but where will be upset come? It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC25 Jan - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from Saturday afternoon's Whitworth Cup and West Yorkshire Alliance Division One fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC exited the Whitworth Cup with a three nil defeat at Knaresborough Town, but 'Bridge Reserves added another three points to their league tally with a five four win over Oxenhope Recreation Reserves, Zac Okay the Man of the Match.

Knaresborough Town Reserves 3-0 Boroughbridge AFC
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 5-4 Oxenhope Recreation Reserves
Boroughbridge AFC24 Jan - Save The Date: Race Night

The Club will hold a race night this March to raise money towards continuing improvement works at Aldborough Road. The evening, filling the traditional spring event slot, will take place on Saturday 4th March at the Clubhouse with eight races leading the entertainment. The first race will run at 7.30 p.m. and entry will be £5 per person on the door.

Ahead of the evening both races and horses are available to sponsor by contacting Jamie Grubb on jamie@boroughbridgeafc.com or 07747 496501, or speaking to Daz Ekin. If you are unable to make it on the evening but would still like to be part of the action then you can take part in the tricast at on any match day Aldborough Road.
23 Jan - Around The Leagues: Lead Trimmed

Boroughbridge AFCThe lead atop the West Yorkshire League Division One is down to a single point after Hall Green United picked up three points in one of their five games in hand at the weekend. United beat bottom of the pack Otley Town three nil to move within a point of Hartshead at the summit who were in district cup action. Immediately behind the race for first, Leeds Modernians cemented their fourth place with victory at Old Centralians whilst fifth-placed Howden Clough lost two one at East End Park to fall five points from the top four.

Into the Alliance Division One where 'Bridge Reserves' latest shock result was enough to drop Oxenhope Recreation Reserves out of the top four, replaced by Field Reserves who handed out an eight nil thrashing to Pool AFC Reserves. Big wins also in mid-table for Huddersfield Amateur Reserves and East End Park Reserves who each scored six, but points dropped for Robin Hood Athletic Reserves with a two all result against Carlton Athletic Reserves dropping them to fourth. Four games in the Harrogate & District League Division One, all of which went with form delivering three points for each of Helperby United, Bramhope, Knaresborough Celtic Reserves and second-placed Pateley Bridge, who cut the gap at the top to seven points with leaders Thirsk Falcons in cup action. Just three games went ahead in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division, finally, as Clifton Rangers Ladies moved top of the table with a six one win over Amaranth Ladies. Crossley AFC Ladies the day's other winners as 'Bridge Ladies and Skipton Town Ladies played out their one all draw.
22 Jan - Result: Ladies Earn Town Point
[Updated 25 Jan - scorer added]

'Bridge Ladies picked up a tenth league point of the season this afternoon with their first ever competitive draw. Paul Stephenson's women earned a split of the points in a one all draw against Skipton Town Ladies, moving them up a place to sixth in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division.

West Riding County Womens League Second Division
Boroughbridge AFC Ladies 1-1 Skipton Town Ladies
BAFC Scorer: Sarah Cross
BAFC Player of Match: Sarah Cross
21 Jan - Results: Reserves Rebuff Recreation

'Bridge Reserves notched a fourth straight victory at Aldborough Road this afternoon with yet another remarkable result against one of the division's leading sides. Neil Greer's team were winners by the odd goal in nine against Oxenhope Recreation to hand them a third win against the Alliance Division One's top four clubs in the last three games. Jack Campbell, Jake Fletcher, Luke Fletcher, Russ Robshaw and Phil Wix were all on target as 'Bridge moved onto fourteen points, seven clear of the side immediately below. Boroughbridge AFC, meanwhile, exited the Whitworth Cup at the Semi-Final stage with defeat at Knaresborough Town Reserves. The hosts led two nil at the interval but 'Bridge missed an opportunity to get back in the game as the Town 'keeper saved from the spot, before the hosts delivered the coup de grace in the fourth minute of second half stoppage time. 'Bridge 'A', finally, fell to a three one defeat to Helperby United at Aldborough Road.

Harrogate FA Whitworth Cup Semi-Final
Knaresborough Town Reserves 3-0 Boroughbridge AFC

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 5-4 Oxenhope Recreation Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Jack Campbell, Jake Fletcher, Luke Fletcher,
Russ Robshaw, Phil Wix

Harrogate & District League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 1-3 Helperby United
20 Jan - Matchday: El Clasico

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's quartet of fixtures. Leading the card is an El Clasico trip to Manse Lane for Daz Ekin and Boroughbridge AFC with a place in the Whitworth Cup Final at stake for the victors in the 2.30 p.m. kick-off with free admission. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, headline a packed weekend of action at Aldborough Road as Neil Greer's side welcome Oxenhope Recreation Reserves looking to make it four wins on the spin. 'Bridge 'A' host Helperby United whilst 'Bridge Ladies are in action against Skipton Town Ladies on Sunday afternoon.
18 Jan - Lucky Seven: Two In A Row

Boroughbridge AFCFor the second week in a row it's mythos in the hot seat for this weekend's Lucky Seven fixtures, and for the second straight week it's a mixed bag from England and Europe. The big games in the Premier League and Championship feature, as do fixtures from the Bundesliga and La Liga. It's as you were between the top two in the table, meanwhile, but YNWA is the new name in third pushing defending champion mish mash into fourth by one and a half points. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC17 Jan - Match Report

The match report is now online from Saturday afternoon's defeat to Howden Clough. Daz Ekin's men fell to a three two loss at Aldborough Road despite a Man of the Match performance from Mick O'Connell and goals from Russ Robshaw and Joel Fireman.

Boroughbridge AFC 2-3 Howden Clough
16 Jan - Around The Leagues: Hartshead Clear

Boroughbridge AFCA packed programme of action across the leagues at the weekend saw Hartshead move four points clear atop the West Yorkshire League Division One. A four nil win at Old Centralians, their seventh win in a row, stretched the advantage atop the table with second-placed Hall Green United in League Cup action, albeit with five league games in hand over their rivals. Third-placed Kippax were also victorious, by the odd goal in seven against Otley Town who remain bottom of the pack, but fourth-placed Leeds Modernians suffered a three nil home defeat to Aberford Albion. Towards the bottom of the table Whitkirk Wanderers put clear daylight between themselves and the drop zone with a two one win over second-from-bottom Swillington Saints who have now picked up just one point in their last six.

Beeston St. Anthony's Reserves remain top of the Alliance Division One but there's a new name in second place after Leeds City Reserves moved Robin Hood Athletic Reserves down into third place with a five two win at Wakefield Road. None of the bottom three were in action, allowing fourth-from-bottom East End Park Reserves to pull level with Horbury Town Reserves on 14 points as they defeated Town four two. Just three games went ahead in the Harrogate & District League Division One as Thirsk Falcons moved ten points clear atop the table following a seven two win at Dalton Athletic, whilst there were also wins for Bardsey and Beckwithshaw Saints Reserves in the bottom three. Only one game went ahead in the West Riding County Womens League Second Division, finally, as bottom of the table Amaranth Ladies lost ten nil to Farsley Celtic Ladies Development.
14 Jan - Result: Clough Claim Victory

Boroughbridge AFC fell to defeat at Aldborough Road this afternoon as a spirited second half display saw visitors Howden Clough to all three points. A 19th minute Joel Fireman goal set Daz Ekin's men on their way and it was all square at the interval. Russ Robshaw added 'Bridge's second in the 75th minute but a further double from Clough sent them to victory. 'Bridge Reserves' trip to Brighouse Old Boys Reserves and the 'Bridge 'A' game against Bramhope, meanwhile, were both postponed due to frozen pitches.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 2-3 Howden Clough
BAFC Scorers: Joel Fireman, Russ Robshaw

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Brighouse Old Boys Reserves P-P Boroughbridge AFC Reserves

Harrogate & District League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' P-P Bramhope
13 Jan - Matchday: Aldborough Road Brace

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's trio of fixtures. There's a brace of fixtures at Aldborough Road tomorrow as Boroughbridge AFC return to league action against Howden Clough following last weekend's win in County Challenge Cup action, whilst 'Bridge 'A' entertain Bramhope. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, are on the road at Brighouse Old Boys Reserves looking to make it a hat-trick of victories in their last three.
11 Jan - Lucky Seven: Mixed Bag

Boroughbridge AFCIt's four domestic and three foreign in Lucky Seven this week with a mixed bag of fixtures from last week's winner mythos. Watford, Wolves and Worcester all feature, as do Real Madrid, Monaco and Burkina Faso. In the table it's still Christmas number one druids leading the way with a 4.25 lead over bluethru in second with defending champion mish mash in third. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC10 Jan - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from Saturday afternoon's pair of victories. Shane Butlin picked up the Man of the Match award as Boroughbridge AFC progressed into the Quarter-Finals of the West Riding County Challenge Cup with victory over Hunslet Club at Aldborough Road. 'Bridge 'Reserves, meanwhile, were four nil winners at high-flying Leeds City Reserves with Ben Ryder star man in nets.

Boroughbridge AFC 3-1 Hunslet Club
Leeds City Reserves 0-4 'Bridge Reserves
9 Jan - County Cup Update

Boroughbridge AFCThe new year kicked off with a bang in the West Riding County cups as the fourth rounds of the Challenge Cup and Challenge Trophy took place on Saturday afternoon. Three of the Challenge Cup's eight matches were settled on penalties whilst five of the eight victors came from the West Yorkshire League's ranks. Beeston St. Anthony's and Carlton Athletic, third and first in the Premier Division, both joined 'Bridge in the Quarter-Finals without having to resort to spot kicks by despatching Ealandians and Campion Reserves respectively. They were joined by Sherburn White Rose, fifth in the Premier Division, who overcame a trip to Lower Hopton six five on penalties and Robin Hood Athletic, ninth in the Premier Division, who were four three shootout winners over Alwoodley. Of the three remaining sides to book their places in the Quarter-Finals draw, two ply their trade in the West Riding County Amateur Premier Division. Salts overcame Horbury Town two one whilst Steeton were four one winners at Littletown. Completing the draw is the lowest ranked side left in the competition - Halifax & District Premier Division outfit Ryburn United who knocked out Leeds City Rovers three two on penalties. The ties will be drawn and played on dates to be announced.

Sixteen teams, meanwhile, remain in the Challenge Trophy but unlike the Cup there are only two West Yorkshire League representatives entering the fifth round of the competition. Division Two Baildon Trinity Athletic were three two winners over Rolls Reserves whilst Field Reserves won one nil against Old Centralians Second. Oxenhope Recreation Reserves, Ilkley Town Reserves and Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves were all knocked out of the competition at the weekend.
7 Jan - Results: 'Bridge Book County Quarter

The new year was welcomed in some style by the Club's teams this afternoon as both Boroughbridge AFC and 'Bridge Reserves surged to remarkable victories whilst 'Bridge 'A' hit a late equaliser to ensure an unbeaten start to 2017. Boroughbridge AFC booked their place in the last eight of the West Riding County Challenge Cup at Aldborough Road, despatching West Yorkshire Premier Division outfit Hunslet Club by three goals to one. Ben Clayton, Shane Butlin and Dan Clayton were on target for Daz Ekin's men who were two nil up at the interval and move one step closer to a trip to County Headquarters.

Not to be outdone by their first team counterparts, 'Bridge Reserves produced the shock result of the day in the West Yorkshire Alliance Division One by notching four against form side Leeds City Reserves for no reply. Jake Fletcher led proceedings with a brace and Jack Campbell and Phil Wix also added their names to the scoresheet to inflict a first home league defeat of the season on City. Neil Greer's side remain fourteenth in the table but open up a four point gap between themselves and the bottom two. 'Bridge 'A', finally, ensured an unbeaten start to the year as Niki Westbury hit home a last minute equaliser at Addingham. Liam Corbett's side pick up their second point of the season with the result.

West Riding County Challenge Cup Fourth Round
Boroughbridge AFC 3-1 Hunslet Club
BAFC Scorers: Ben Clayton, Shane Butlin, Dan Clayton
BAFC Man of Match: Shane Butlin

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Leeds City Reserves 0-4 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Jake Fletcher 2, Jack Campbell, Phil Wix
BAFC Man of Match: Ben Ryder

Harrogate & District League Division One
Addingham 1-1 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Scorer: Niki Westbury
BAFC Man of Match: Richard Donohoe
6 Jan - Matchday: County Cup Action

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's quartet of fixtures. There's West Riding County Challenge Cup to open 2017 as Hunslet Club visit to take on Daz Ekin's Boroughbridge AFC with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, lead a trio of the Club's side on the road as Neil Greer's team travel to Leeds City Reserves. Liam Corbett's 'Bridge 'A' make the trip to Addingham and Paul Stephenson's 'Bridge Ladies visit Amaranth Ladies on Sunday afternoon.
5 Jan - Lucky Seven: Up For The Cup

Boroughbridge AFCLucky Seven's up for the cup as it enters 2017 with this weekend's selection, courtesy of YNWA, taking in the best of the Emirates FA Cup action. Barrow, Barnsley, Sutton and Swansea are amongst the teams to feature in Week Twenty Two of the season. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC1 Jan - Happy New Year

A very Happy New Year from all at Boroughbridge AFC to all followers and supporters of the Club and very best wishes for 2017. After a couple of weeks off the competitive action returns next weekend as Boroughbridge AFC welcome Hunslet Club to Aldborough Road in West Riding County Challenge Trophy action whilst 'Bridge Reserves travel to Leeds City Reserves, 'Bridge 'A' visit Addingham and 'Bridge Ladies make the trip to Amaranth Ladies.
30 Dec - Festive Fixture Tomorrow

The annual 'Bridge festive fixture will take place tomorrow afternoon at Aldborough Road between Greer's Gifts and Corbett's Carolers. The intra-club game featuring players from the Club's four men's sides will see a team managed by Neil Greer take on a side managed by Liam Corbett with Boroughbridge AFC gaffer Daz Ekin the man in the middle. The bar will be open after the game with all welcome to come down for the final action of 2016.

Sat 31 Dec - 'Bridge Christmas Cobweb Blower - 14.30
Greer's Gifts vs. Corbett's Carolers
29 Dec - Lucky Seven: Easy As A-B-C?

Boroughbridge AFCAs this season's Lucky Seven heads towards 2017 it's druids who adds New Year Number One to Christmas Number One, albiet with less than ten points separating the top four meaning it's still wide open. Week Twenty One's fixtures come from SkyBet League One and League Two and as easy as A-B-C, in theory. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC25 Dec - Merry Christmas

Boroughbridge AFC would like to wish all of our players, supporters and followers a very merry Christmas and we hope that you have a great day of festive celebrations. There's no action for the Club's teams this weekend or next with a return to action in the New Year.
Boroughbridge AFC24 Dec - A 'Bridge Christmas Carol

Some of the names may have changed in the years since it was first penned, but the message remains the same. A timeless classic, this is the story of a 'Bridge Christmas Carol:

It was Christmas Eve and Daz Scrooge was warming his hands over a small fire made from old teamsheets. Suddenly there was a knock on the dressing room door. Daz didn't move from the fire but stood and watched as his assistant Tony Cratchet stopped sweeping the floor before opening the outside door to the cold dark night ...more
22 Dec - Lucky Seven: Christmas Number One

Boroughbridge AFCThere's a new name at the top as Christmas Number One in the Lucky Seven table after druids jumped above mish mash with victory last weekend. For week twenty it's all about the Boxing Day fixtures with the new leader selection seven ranging from the Barclays Premier League down to the Vanarama National League. It's far from too late to get involved - if you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
Boroughbridge AFC20 Dec - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from Saturday's pair of West Yorkshire League fixtures. Ben Clayton headed the equaliser and picked up the Man of the Match award as Boroughbridge AFC took a point away from Swillington Saints in a two all draw. Sam Jones, meanwhile, scored both 'Bridge goals and was star man in the Reserves' two one win over Robin Hood Athletic Reserves at Aldborough Road.

Swillington Saints 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
'Bridge Reserves 2-1 Robin Hood Athletic Reserves
19 Dec - Around The Leagues: Leads Cut

Boroughbridge AFCHall Green United will be Christmas number one in the West Yorkshire League Division One, but having been in cup action at the weekend their lead atop the table was slashed to just one point by Hartshead who despatched fellow chasers Howden Clough four one. The day's other games in the division also went with form as Leeds Modernians climbed to fourth with a five two result over East End Park and in the battle at the bottom a five nil win for Whitkirk Wanderers over base side Otley Town saw the former rise a place.

'Bridge Reserves' win over Robin Hood Athletic Reserves meant Beeston St. Anthony's Reserves remain top of the Alliance Division One at Christmas without having to kick a ball, whilst allowing the sides immediately below to catch up ground. Leeds City Reserves climbed to third with a two nil win and Oxenhope Recreation Reserves move up to fourth thanks to a five one result, all of which meaning the top five is now separated by just four points heading towards the New Year. There were also wins for Pool AFC Reserves and Horbury Town Reserves in the bottom half of the table. Just three games in the Harrogate & District League Division One, finally, but all of the top three were involved with Thirsk Falcons getting back to winning ways in style with a six nil thrashing of Hampsthwaite FC. Pateley Bridge failed to build on last weekend's win over Falcons as they could only draw one a piece with fourth-placed Helperby United but remain second on goal difference despite a win for Knaresborough Celtic Reserves in third, three nil at lowly Beckwithshaw Saints Reserves.
17 Dec - Results: Reserves Arrow Hood

'Bridge Reserves lifted themselves off the base of the West Yorkshire Alliance Division One this afternoon with a dramatic result at Aldborough Road. A brace of Sam Jones goals fired Neil Greer's side to just their second league win of the season over a Robin Hood Athletic Reserves side currently second in the table. 'Bridge climb two places with the victory to fourteenth. Boroughbridge AFC snatched a point at Swillington Saints, meanwhile, to remain ninth in the West Yorkshire League Division One. Ben Clayton and Toby Hardaker were on target for Daz Ekin's men who earned a two all draw on the road.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Swillington Saints 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Ben Clayton, Toby Hardaker
BAFC Man of Match: Ben Clayton

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 2-1 Robin Hood Athletic Reserves
BAFC Scorer: Sam Jones 2
BAFC Man of Match: Sam Jones
16 Dec - Matchday: Saints Trip, Hood Visit

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's brace of West Yorkshire League fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC travel to Swillington Saints tomorrow afternoon in a 2 p.m. kick-off looking to get back to winning ways in Division One and secure their place in mid-table as the New Year approaches. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, welcome high-flying Robin Hood Athletic Reserves to Aldborough Road. Tomorrow's 'Bridge 'A' trip to Addingham has been postponed.

Harrogate & District League Division one
Addingham P-P Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
15 Oct - 'Bridge Strictly Sweepstake 2016

Boroughbridge AFCTwelve weeks ago fifteen names were drawn in the 2016 'Bridge Strictly Sweepstake and heading into this weekend just three remain. As the Strictly pairs prepare for this Saturday's Final, Alison Ekin will be supporting Kevin Clifton in his fourth straight Final and his celebrity partner Louise Redknapp, Barney Chubb will be cheering for last week's saved dance-off couple Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse whilst Lorraine Stephenson will be hoping Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton can make it two weeks in a row atop the leaderboard.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Sweepstake
Louisa Redknapp and Kevin Clifton - Alison Ekin
Danny Mac and Oti Mabuse - Barney Chubb
Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton - Lorraine Stephenson
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Top Scorers
Table a/o 10 Jan

Player Goals
1 Mark Burniston 15
2 Dan Clayton 6
3 Joel Fireman 5
4= Ben Clayton 4
4= Toby Hardaker 4
6 Shane Butlin 3
7= Michael O'Connell 2
7= Grant MacPherson 2
7= Mike Snowdon 2
10= David Burniston 1
10= Oli Cacaigli 1
10= Jack Herron 1
10= Harry Maltby 1
10= Ross Mardon 1
10= Ben Ryder 1
10= Luke Scott 1
Total 50

Player Goals
1 Rachel Dorkings 6
2 Cheryl Atkinson 3
3= Kate Taylor 2
3= Chloe Whitehead 2
5= Caroline Beaumont 1
5= Billie Erskine 1
5= Melanie Evans 1
5= Emma Fisher 1
5= Sonia Morgan 1
5= Stephanie Rigby 1
Total 19
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West Yorks Div One
Table a/o 10 Jan

Team Pts
1 Hartshead 36
2 Hall Green United 35
3 Kippax 31
4 Leeds Modernians 29
5 Wyke Wanderers 24
6 Howden Clough 24
7 Huddersfield Amateur 21
8 Old Centralians 21
9 Aberford Albion 20
10 Boroughbridge AFC 19
11 East End Park 18
12 Whitkirk Wanderers 15
13 Featherstone Colliery 14
14 Swillington Saints 12
15 Otley Town 6
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West Riding Womens
Div Two

Table a/o 10 Jan

Team Pts
1 Leeds City 28
2 Clifton Rangers 25
3 Dewsbury Rangers 20
4 Skipton Town 20
5 Farsley Celtic Devt 14
6 Silsden Devt 9
7 Boroughbridge AFC 9
8 Ossett Town Res 5
9 Crossley 3*
10 Amaranth 0*
*adjustment made
 
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