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Boroughbridge AFC
15 Aug - 14.30
@ Hartshead

19 Aug - 18.15
vs. Ripon City

22 Aug - 14.30
@ Thornhill

'Bridge Reserves
15 Aug - 14.30
vs. Hunslet Club Res

17 Aug - 18.15
@ Ripon City Res

22 Aug - 14.30
vs. Robin Hood A'tic Res

'Bridge 'A'
22 Aug - 14.30
vs. Harlow Hill Res

29 Aug - 14.30
vs. Dalton Athletic
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3 bluethru 4
4 mish mash 3
5 mythos 2
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Boroughbridge AFC31 Aug - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from the second weekend of West Yorkshire League action of the season as well as the opening game of the Harrogate & District League season. Boroughbridge AFC were held to a two all draw at Thornhill the weekend before last, with Paul Diamond staring as the Man of Match, whilst 'Bridge Reserves also picked up a two all draw against Robin Hood Athletic Reserves at Aldborough Road with Jack Campbell the star man. 'Bridge 'A', finally, got their campaign underway with three points against Harlow Hill Reserves, Stuart Johnstone the pick of the players.

Thornhill 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 2-2 Robin Hood Athletic Reserves
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 4-1 Harlow Hill Reserves
29 Aug - Results: Mods Snatch Late Point

Boroughbridge AFC remain without a win on a Saturday this season after Leeds Modernians snatched a late share of the points this afternoon at Cookridge Lane. A Duncan Terry brace looked to have handed Daz Ekin's side their first victory of the season away from home and another important three points on #OperationPromotion before a last minute leveller helped the hosts to their third draw in five matches. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, were denied their eighth point of the season by a late controversial penalty at Aldborough Road which handed visiting Oxenhope Recreation Reserves a two one victory. Richard Donohoe's side had earlier taken the lead through 16 year old debutant Joe Dorkins before Recreation hit back to take all three points. 'Bridge 'A', finally, were resoundingly beaten with a solitary Aaron Weinhardt goal the mere consolation in a seven one defeat to Dalton Athletic.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Leeds Modernians 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Duncan Terry 2

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 1-2 Oxenhope Recreation Reserves
BAFC Scorer: Joe Dorkins

Harrogate & District League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 1-7 Dalton Athletic
BAFC Scorers: Aaron Weinhardt
28 Aug - Matchday: 'Bridge Seek Saturday Win

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of three fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC will seek their first Saturday afternoon three points of the season tomorrow as they travel to Leeds Modernians also seeking their first victory away from home in the 2.30 p.m. kick-off. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, headline a double-header of action at Aldborough Road as they welcome undefeated Oxenhope Recreation Reserves. Neil Greer's side are also in action in a 2.30 p.m. encounter against Dalton Athletic.
27 Aug - Lucky Seven: National & Local

Boroughbridge AFCLucky Seven goes both national and local this week with a selection of fixtures from around the English Football League as well as local semi-professional leagues. Last week's joint winners mish mash and 'Bridge Rhino have included the likes of Manchester United and Everton in this week's selection, as well as Bradford Park Avenue and Guiseley AFC. Things are tight at the top of the table, meanwhile, with SLONKA leading the way just a quarter of a point ahead of blue is the colour, with mish mash a further point back in third. 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.
26 Aug - Result: 'Bridge's Fantastic Five

Boroughbridge AFC hit five goals for the second time in their opening four matches of the season as Daz Ekin's men kept #OperationPromotion on track against Aberford Albion this evening. After last Wednesday evening's five one derby day win over Ripon City, Ben Jones got the scoring underway in the 16th minute at Aldborough Road this evening to hand the hosts a one nil half time advantage. A second Jones strike just after the hour mark doubled the advantage before Danny Rimell put 'Bridge in the driving seat with little under 20 minutes to play. Second half substitute Chris Hastings put the result beyond doubt one minute from time before fellow substitute Jake Fletcher added gloss to the scoreline one minute into injury time. Daz Ekin's men climb to fifth in the table with the second victory of the season and trail only Division One leaders Stanley United in terms of goals scored so far this season.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 5-0 Aberford Albion
BAFC Scorers: Ben Jones 2, Danny Rimell, Chris Hastings, Jake Fletcher
Boroughbridge AFC25 Aug - Match Report

The match report is now online from last Wednesday evening's derby day clash with Ripon City at Aldborough Road. A James McDaid brace added to goals from Joe Knowlson, Jake Fletcher and Dave Burniston to hand Daz Ekin's men their first three points of the campaign, with Burniston sharing the Man of Match award with Stephen Coles.

Boroughbridge AFC 5-1 Ripon City
24 Aug - Result: Johnstone Hits City Winner

A late goal of the season candidate from Ben Johnstone handed 'Bridge Reserves all three points at Aldborough Road this evening in an odd goal in five victory over Leeds City Reserves. After dropping behind early a 38th minute Steve Warburton goal sent Richard Donohoe's men in level at the interval, and Warburton struck for the third time already this season on 54 minutes to establish a lead. City got themselves back on terms in the 66th minutes only to concede the winning goal less than a minute later thanks to Johnstone's fine individual effort. Donohoe's side rise to sixth in the West Yorkshire Alliance Division One table with a second victory in three following their opening day defeat.

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 3-2 Leeds City Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Steve Warburton 2, Ben Johnstone
Boroughbridge AFC23 Aug - Andrew Willey

Retiring Club Chairman Andrew Willey has sent through the below message following his celebration evening the weekend before last. A large crowd of players and supporters, both present and past, packed Aldborough Road as Willey stood down as Chairman following 33 years in the role. A full gallery of images from the evening is available to view.

"To the committee and members of Boroughbridge AFC, may I take this opportunity to thank you all for arranging such a wonderful and memorable night a fortnight ago. It was really great to see so many old faces again, and also our young players of today - a great bunch of lads.

"It has been a true privilege to have been Chairman for the last 33 years, but sadly - not able to be hands on anymore - made the decision to retire a little easier.

"My thanks to the club for their generous present to me and for Margaret's lovely flowers. I shall enjoy looking at the photos of the great days we all shared over the years. Finally, my thanks to Paff, for his kind words. May I wish him as your new Chairman, the Club, and all of the players my very best wishes for the coming season, and the sincere hope they will soon be back in the top flight where they belong.

"My thanks and best wishes to you all."
22 Aug - Result: 'Bridge Continue Adjustment
[Updated 23 Aug - 'A' scorers added]

Boroughbridge AFC continued their adjustment to life in West Yorkshire Division One this afternoon with a two all draw on the road at Thornhill. A 25th minute Joe Knowlson goal helped Daz Ekin's men to a one all interval scoreline before a debut league goal for the Club from Duncan Terry in the 77th minute secured the point which keeps 'Bridge seventh in the table. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, were also involved in a two all result but had a last minute Jake Fletcher strike to thank for their point after Steve Warbuton had handed Richard Donohoe's men a half time advantage. 'Bridge 'A' finally, got their season off to a winning start at Aldborough Road, with a four one win over Harlow Hill Reserves placing Neil Greer's side third in the opening table. Toby Hardaker was on target for 'Bridge with a brace whilst Wayne Fisher and Jim Johnstone completed the scoring for the hosts.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Thornhill 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Joe Knowlson, Duncan Terry

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 2-2 Robin Hood Athletic Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Steve Warburton, Jake Fletcher

Harrogate & District League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 4-1 Harlow Hill Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Toby Hardaker 2, Wayne Fisher, Jim Johnstone
21 Aug - Matchday: Thorny Task Ahead

Boroughbridge AFCTeam sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of three fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC will aim to add to their opening win of the season during mid-week as they return to unfamiliar territory with a trip to Thornhill, whilst Aldborough Road hosts a double-header of action with 'Bridge Reserves and 'Bridge 'A' both in action. Richard Donohoe's Reserve side welcome Robin Hood Athletic Reserves in a 2.30 p.m. kick-off whilst Neil Greer's 'Bridge 'A' open their season hosting Harlow Hill Reserves.
Boroughbridge AFC21 Aug - Match Reports

Match reports are now online from the two matches of Opening Day as well as Monday evening's encounter in the West Yorkshire Alliance Division One. A two one defeat at Hartshead coupled with a three nil defeat to Hunslet Club Reserves to hand 'Bridge a nightmare start to the new season, but Richard Donohoe's Reserve side got their tally off the mark on Monday evening with victory by the odd goal in seven at Ripon City Reserves. Jake Fletcher and Mike Snowden shared the Man of Match award in the win.

Hartshead 2-1 Boroughbridge AFC
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 0-3 Hunslet Club Reserves
Ripon City Reserves 3-4 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
20 Aug - Lucky Seven: Table Toppers

Boroughbridge AFCAs Lucky Seven enters it's third week of competition of the season it's all about the table toppers with matches involving teams at the summit of their respective divisions from across the top divisions of English football. Manchester City, Ipswich Town, Coventry City and Leyton Orient all feature in SLONKA's selection as well as matches from all three divisions of the Vanarama National League. 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.
19 Aug - Result: #OperationPromotion Lifts Off

After Saturday's faultering start Boroughbridge AFC's #OperationPromotion lifted off this evening with an emphatic victory over local rivals at Ripon City. A first half penalty gave the visitors the early advantage but goals from James McDaid and Joe Knowlson either side of half time handed Daz Ekin's men a lead that would not relinquish. McDaid added his second, and 'Bridge's third, on 73 minutes before his substitute replacement Jake Fletcher netted eight minutes from time. A Dave Burniston strike three minutes into stoppage time added a final gloss to the scoreline as 'Bridge notch their first three points of the season to climb to seventh in the West Yorkshire League Division One table.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC 5-1 Ripon City
BAFC Scorers: James McDaid 2, Joe Knowlson, Jake Fletcher, Dave Burniston
17 Aug - Result: Fletcher Hits Late Winner

'Bridge Reserves got their league campaign up and running earlier this evening with a narrow odd goal in seven win at local rivals Ripon City Reserves. It was a game in which the momentum swung back and forth, with City cancelling out Jake Fletcher's opener to take a two nil interval lead. Richard Donohoe's men hit back through Paul Scaife and Matt White to regain the advantage, but City looked to have gained a point as they restored parity at three all. Fletcher would be handed a simple tap in five minutes from time, however, to snatch all three points and move 'Bridge up to ninth in the early West Yorkshire Alliance Division One table.

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Ripon City Reserves 3-4 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Jake Fletcher 2, Paul Scaife, Matt White
15 Aug - Results: Opening Day Double Defeat
[Updated 16 Aug - Scorer added]

Boroughbridge AFC suffered a double defeat on the opening day of the West Yorkshire League season, with both sides in action on the wrong side of their results. Daz Ekin's 'Bridge side made a poor start to life in Division One with a narrow two one defeat at newly promoted Hartshead, a result which leaves 'Bridge eleventh in the table after the opening round of fixtures. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, endured a worse start to their campaign as they fell to a three nil defeat to Hunslet Club Reserves at Aldborough Road. With the result the joint-heaviest defeat of the day in the Alliance Division One, Richard Donohoe's men debut in fifteenth in the table.

West Yorkshire League Division One
Hartshead 2-1 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Stephen Coles

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 0-3 Hunslet Club Reserves
14 Aug - Opening Matchday: Football Returns

Boroughbridge AFCAfter weeks of pre-season action, competitive football returns tomorrow as the West Yorkshire League kicks off, and all of the details you need are now in Matchday. Daz Ekin's Boroughbridge AFC get #OperationPromotion underway tomorrow afternoon with a trip to newly promoted Hartshead in a 2.30 p.m. kick-off. Richard Donohoe's Reserve side, meanwhile, are on more familiar territory as they welcome Hunslet Club Reserves to Aldborough Road for an encounter that produced an average of eight goals per match last season.
14 Aug - Andrew Willey Celebration Evening

Boroughbridge AFCPlayers, supporters and officials both past and present from around the County packed the Club's Aldborough Road clubhouse last Saturday for an evening celebrating retiring Chairman Andrew Willey's contributions to Boroughbridge AFC. After 33 years at the helm Willey stood down at the Club's recent AGM and the evening offered an opportunity for the Club to formally thank him for his contributions over the past three decades. The gathered attendees watched on as incoming Chairman Ian Paffett paid tribute to Willey's achievements in his time as Chairman and presented him with gifts from the Club. A full gallery of images from the evening is now available to view.
13 Aug - Follow 'Bridge On #OperationPromotion

Boroughbridge AFCHaving lost their West Yorkshire Premier Division status last May, in two days time Daz Ekin's Boroughbridge AFC will set about trying to restore that status as they embark on #OperationPromotion. Following wins in three of their pre-season encounters Ekin's squad will enter the new season full of confidence, and will start their bid to return to the Premier Division on the road at Hartshead this Saturday. We're calling on you to support 'Bridge every step of the way this season, and you can keep right up to date with the next game you can catch 'Bridge on their mission using the box to the left. Supporters on Twitter can also use the hashtag #OperationPromotion to support Ekin's men throughout the season, and don't forget that @Official_BAFC on Twitter is the only way to interact with the Club through social media.
13 Aug - Clive Ekin Partners With Lucky Seven

Boroughbridge AFCLucky Seven promises to be bigger and better than ever this season after a sponsorship deal with Clive Ekin Building Services which will see £50 in prize money up for grabs come the end of the season. Thanks to the support of Clive the top three finishers in the league table next May will each walk away with prize money for the first time in the competition's history. The best way of being in with a chance of getting your hands on a share of that cash is to enter every week, starting this week. Lucky Seven remains free to play and this week's selection include six from the top two leagues in England as well as 'Bridge's opening West Yorkshire League Division One encounter at Hartshead. 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.
11 Aug - 'Bridge Face Headingley Cup Double

'Bridge's two West Yorkshire League sides will both have to negotiate a trip to Headingley AFC if they are to progress in their respective league cup competitions this season after the draws were made at last night's League meeting. Boroughbridge AFC are entering the League Cup competition they won in 2011 at the opening round stage for the first time in a number of years with their loss of Premier Division status no longer affording a bye into the Second Round, and will need to overcome last season's Division One fourth place finishers if they are to progress. Daz Ekin's men last met former 'Bridge Reserve team Manager Elliott Sheeran's new side in Pre-Season 2014 when a Mike Mullenger hat-trick set the hosts en route to a six one win at Aldborough Road. Richard Donohoe's Reserves side will also face a trip to Headingley's Weetwood Playing Fields in the opening round of the League Trophy meanwhile. The two Clubs' Reserve sides have more recent experience with one another than their first team counterparts having both competed in the Alliance Division One last season. Headingley were the winners in both competitive meetings, with a three one win at Aldborough Road followed-up by a four one win at Weetwood, but 'Bridge were the victors as the sides met as part of Pre-Season 2014, with Donohoe's men running out to a three one win on that occasion. The dates and kick-off times of the two fixtures are to be announced at a later date.

West Yorkshire League Cup First Round
Headingley AFC vs. Boroughbridge AFC

West Yorkshire League Trophy First Round
Headingley AFC Reserves vs. Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
10 Aug - 'Bridge 'A' Begin Campaign At Home

'Bridge 'A' will start their new Harrogate & District League Division One with a duo of games at Aldborough Road it has been revealed after the opening fixtures were released. Neil Greer's side will welcome last season's tenth place finishers Harlow Hill Reserves to Aldborough Road on Saturday 22nd August before hosting last season's ninth place finishers Dalton Athletic seven days later. 'Bridge were unbeaten in action against Harlow Hill last season with four points from their two league matches but split their meetings with Athletic one win apiece.

Harrogate & District League Division One
Sat 22 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC 'A' vs. Harlow Hill Reserves - 14.30
Sat 29 Aug - Boroughbridge AFC 'A' vs. Dalton Athletic - 14.30
8 Aug - Pre-Season: Salts Double Defeat

'Bridge suffered a double defeat at the hands of Salts FC this afternoon at Aldborough Road in the final tests ahead of the start of the new season. An under-strength Boroughbridge AFC side were on the back foot from the off against visiting Salts, who opened the scoring on twelve minutes with a header across goal. The hosts were caught napping at the start of the second half and twice in the space of two minutes were punished as the visitors converted by following-in efforts parried by 'Bridge 'keeper Alastair Hogg. Jack Campbell achieved the high point of the afternoon with a well taken strike from an acute angle in the 63rd minute, and 'Bridge would see an effort flash across the face of goal but couldn't find the goals they needed to get back into the game. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, simultaneously went down by three goals to two to Salts' Reserve side with Joe Dawkins setting-up both goals for Richard Donohoe's side which were finished by Gabriel Bradley and Chris Chapman.

Pre-Season 2015
Boroughbridge AFC 1-3 Salts FC
BAFC Scorers: Jack Campbell

Pre-Season 2015
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 2-3 Salts FC Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Gabriel Bradley, Chris Chapman
6 Aug - Lucky Seven Back For New Season

Boroughbridge AFCLucky Seven is back for the new season and once again anybody could be in with a chance of taking the league title this season. Defending champion tockwith10 has selected the opening fixtures of the new campaign, picking action from the Championship, Women's Super League and overseas leagues including Major League Soccer. The rules are the same as ever and Lucky Seven remains completely free to enter. 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.
5 Aug - Pre-Season: White Hits Winner

Boroughbridge AFC recorded their third straight pre-season victory this evening at Aldborough Road in a tight encounter against Tadcaster's i2i Academy side. In a high quality game of fast, free flowing football a Paul Eagling goal for 'Bridge saw the scores tied at one a piece before a Matt White strike handed victory to the hosts. The win is 'Bridge's third in four games in Pre-Season 2015, and third in a row giving Daz Ekin's side valuable momentum heading into their final warm-up encounter as Salts FC visit Aldborough Road this Saturday.

Pre-Season 2015
Boroughbridge AFC 2-1 Tadcaster Academy
BAFC Scorers: Paul Eagling, Matt White
BAFC Man of Match: Steve Coles
Boroughbridge AFC4 Aug - Ian Paffett Elected Chairman

Boroughbridge AFC can announce that long-term committee member Ian Paffett has been elected to succeed Andrew Willey as Chairman following the Club's recent Annual General Meeting. Paffett has been involved in the Club for many years and has served as Vice-Chairman for a number of seasons ahead of stepping up to the role of Chairman. The appointment was confirmed by Club members at last month's AGM and Paffett has now assumed the role and responsibilities of Chairman ahead of the kick-off of the new season.
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 david@boroughbridgeafc.com 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.

Pre-Season 2015
Bedale Town 2-3 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorers: Dazz Simpson, Ben Jones, Ben King
BAFC Man of Match: Dazz Simpson

Pre-Season 2015
Wilberfoss 0-2 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
31 Jul - Andrew Willey Celebration Evening

Boroughbridge AFCFollowing 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.

Pre-Season 2015
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.
Boroughbridge AFC26 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.

Pre-Season 2015
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

Boroughbridge AFCA 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 AFCBoroughbridge 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 dale@boroughbridgeafc.com.
15 Jul - Ekin Swoops For Talented Striker Terry

Boroughbridge AFCDaz 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.

Pre-Season 2015
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 AFCBoroughbridge 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 AFCBoroughbridge 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

Boroughbridge AFCIt 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.

Pre-Season 2015
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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top Scorers
Table a/o 30 Aug

Player Goals
1 Duncan Terry 3
2= Jake Fletcher 2
2= Ben Jones 2
2= Joe Knowlson 2
2= James McDaid 2
6= Dave Burniston 1
6= Stephen Coles 1
6= Chris Hastings 1
6= Danny Rimell 1
- Own Goals 0
Total 15
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West Yorks Div One
Opening Table

Team Pts
1 Aberford Albion 0
2 Baildon Trinity Athletic 0
3 Boroughbridge AFC 0
4 East End Park 0
5 Featherstone Colliery 0
6 Hartshead 0
7 Headingley AFC 0
8 Ilkley Town 0
9 Kippax 0
10 Leeds Modernians 0
11 Old Centralians 0
12 Ripon City 0
13 Sherburn White Rose 0
14 Stanley United 0
15 Thornhill 0
16 Whitkirk Wanderers 0
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West Yorks Alliance One
Opening Table

Team Pts
1 Beeston S.A. Res 0
2 B'bridge AFC Res 0
3 Brighouse O.B. Res 0
4 East End Park Res 0
5 Field Res 0
6 Headingley AFC Res 0
7 Horbury Town Res 0
8 Hunslet Club Res 0
9 Leeds City Res 0
10 Otley Town Res 0
11 Oxenhope Rec. Res 0
12 Pool AFC Res 0
13 Ripon City Res 0
14 Robin Hood A'tic Res 0
15 Whitkirk W'erers Res 0
16 Wyke Wanderers Res 0
 
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