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|27 Mar - Matchday: Race For Survival Continues
The team sheets is now online and in Matchday for the next instalment of Boroughbridge AFC's race for West Yorkshire Premier Division survival. Daz Ekin's men will travel to mid-table Robin Hood Athletic tomorrow afternoon in a 2.30 p.m. kick-off looking to climb off the bottom of the table. The game is the only of the weekend for the Club's sides, however, Aldborough Road will still host action as Bramham and Killinghall Nomads compete for the Claro Sunday League's Intermediate Cup in an 11 a.m. kick-off on Sunday morning.
|26 Mar - 'Bridge To Host Intermediate Final
Following on from last weekend's York Corinthians League finals, Aldborough Road will once again host cup Final action this weekend with the Claro Sunday League's Intermediate Cup up for grabs. Division Two leaders Killinghall Nomads will take on the same division's second-placed side Bramham for the cup on Sunday morning in an 11 a.m. kick-off. Whilst Nomads currently hold a five point advantage over their rivals in the league standings, they have played five more games than Bramham, who have recorded a remarkable ten wins through their ten fixtures thus far this season. Of the two sides it is Killinghall who have won this trophy most recently, lifting it two seasons ago with a one nil win over Markington, who also lost out to Harrogate Cosmos in last year's Final played at Aldborough Road. Boroughbridge AFC would like to wish all traveling players, supporters and officials a safe trip to Aldborough Road and good luck to both Killinghall and Bramham.
Sun 29 Mar - Claro Sunday League Intermediate Cup Final - 11.00
Bramham vs. Killinghall Nomads
|25 Mar - Lucky Seven: International Feel
With Euro 2016 qualifiers taking place throughout the coming weekend, this week's Lucky Seven has a distinct international feel to it with matches involving Scotland, Wales and Republic of Ireland all featured. Also included in the selection by last week's winner Tricky, who moved up to twelfth in the table with his second win of the season last weekend, is a more local clash between Bramham and Killinghall Nomads as well as three fixtures from Leagues One and Two. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of the seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
|24 Mar - Match Report
The match report is now online from Saturday afternoon's 'A' team trip to Pannal Sports Reserves in the Harrogate & District League Division One. Phil Wix, Toby Hardaker, Ben Ryder and Liam Bannard were all on the scoresheet as Neil Greer's men eased to a four nil victory to stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.
|23 Mar - Around The Leagues: Few Upsets
Whilst the West Yorkshire Premier Division took a break for inter-league action at the weekend, with the League running out to a three one win over the Wearside League, action continued across the Club's other divisions with the majority of results going with the form books. The West Yorkshire Alliance Division One's five matches all yielded home wins as the race for the title saw another shift. As the top two clashed, with leaders Leeds City Reserves three one winners over Wetherby Athletic Reserves, Oxenhope Recreation Reserves leapfrogged Athletic with a seven one win over Headingley AFC Reserves. The results leave Athletic five points off the lead and keep Recreation three from the top but crucially with four games in hand over their main rivals for the title. One of only two results to go against the form book in the division was the meeting between Robin Hood Athletic Reserves and Field Reserves, with the former recording a four nil win to move up to eighth, whilst there were also wins for East End Park Reserves and Brighouse Old Boys Reserves closer to the bottom of the table.
Into the Harrogate & District Division One where Hampsthwaite United took another step towards the title, recording a three nil victory whilst closest rivals Kirkstall Crusaders were being held to a three all draw by third-placed Beckwithshaw Saints Reserves. Both Crusaders and Saints are now eleven points off the top but with the former holding three games in hand over both their rivals. The day's biggest scoring match saw ten goals ripple the nets as Burley Trojans and Thirsk Falcons Reserves played out a five all draw, whilst there were also wins for Pateley Bridge, who remain in fourth, and Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves, who remain in ninth. Just two games took place in the Claro Sunday League Division One, finally, as Markington set the benchmark for second place, winning three one at Sherwood to finish their season on 30 points. Harrogate CSC were held to a one all draw in their final fixture to finish on 29 points meaning only Sherwood can now deny Markington second, needing four points from their final three games to claim the position.
|22 Mar - Result: Vets Lift Corinthians Cup
'Bridge Veterans lifted the York Corinthians Cup earlier today at Aldborough Road in dramatic fashion, winning a penalty shootout after scoring a last minute equaliser. Paul Stephenson's side took an early lead but opponents Colton/Barnbow Veterans battled back to take a two one advantage heading into the closing stages of the match. A last minute equaliser sent the Final to penalties, however, with 'Bridge edging out a four three shootout victory to lift their first piece of silverware of the season.
York Corinthians Cup Final
Boroughbridge AFC Veterans 2-2 Colton/Barnbow Veterans
'Bridge win 4-3 on penalties
|21 Mar - Result: Unbeaten Run Out To Eight
'Bridge 'A' moved up to fifth in the Harrogate & District League Division One this afternoon with an assured performance at bottom of the table Pannal Sports Reserves. Neil Greer's side were in the lead as early as the second minute after Phil Wix calmly slotted home from the penalty spot and the lead was two seven minutes before the break as Toby Hardaker ensured his name would appear on the scoresheet for the third straight match. The third goal followed shortly after the restart as good build-up play released Ben Ryder to fire past the Pannal 'keeper and the visitors would spurn a series of chances to pad their lead throughout the second half. The fourth goal did finally arrived in added time as Liam Bannard tapped in to complete a comfortable victory which sees 'Bridge's unbeaten run out to eight matches including four wins in the last five.
Harrogate & District League Division One
Pannal Sports Reserves 0-4 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Scorers: Phil Wix (pen), Toby Hardaker, Ben Ryder, Liam Bannard
|20 Mar - Matchday: Vets Eye Silverware
Team sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of two fixtures. 'Bridge Veterans are eyeing their first piece of silverware of the season this weekend as the York Corinthians League Finals day comes to Aldborough Road on Sunday afternoon. Paul Stephenson's men will take on Colton/Barnbow Veterans in the showpiece Cup Final on the primary pitch at 2 p.m. whilst concurrently on the secondary pitch Thorpe Veterans and Thirsk Veterans will compete in the Plate Final. With the West Yorkshire League on representative break 'Bridge 'A' are the Club's only side in action tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Pannal Sports Reserves in a 2.30 p.m. kick-off.
|19 Mar - Lucky Seven: Leader's Selection
Last week's Full English selection brought a sixth victory of the season for Lucky Seven leader tockwith10, stretching the lead atop the table out to 23 points over mythos in second. The leader's selection for Week Thirty Two is anything but the Full English, with 'Bridge Vets' clash with Colton/Barnbow Vets on Sunday afternoon the sole English game. There are trips to Wales, Scotland and Ireland as part of the seven, as well as a journey Stateside for two fixtures in the MLS. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of the seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
|18 Mar - Match Reports
Match reports are now online from last Saturday afternoon's block of three fixtures. Danny Rimmell set 'Bridge on their way with an opening goal and scooped the Man of Match award at Aldborough Road, but his efforts were in vain as Daz Ekin's men slipped to a two one defeat to Brighouse Old Boys, whilst Connor Freeman was star man as 'Bridge Reserves fought back from two nil down to earn a point at East End Park Reserves. 'Bridge 'A' also battled their way to a creditable point, with Stu Johnstone the stand-out performer in a one all draw at Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves.
East End Park Reserves 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves 1-1 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
|16 Mar - Around The Leagues: 'Bridge Hit Base
Boroughbridge AFC fell to the bottom of the West Yorkshire Premier Division at the weekend on the Saturday afternoon that gave clearer indications of where the honours and relegation places will go this season. At the top of the table Field took another step towards the league title, despite being in League Cup action, as both Horbury Town and Bardsey dropped points. The former were held to a one all draw meaning they now trail the leaders by eight points having played a game more and with only six left this season, whilst the latter could only draw two all with Ripon City to move thirteen off the lead with seven games to play. City's point, meanwhile, meant a change in the side at the bottom of the table as 'Bridge fell to sixteenth on goal difference, whilst the gap between the top of the relegation zone and survival is up to five points after East End Park lost out by the odd goal in seven at Robin Hood Athletic. There were also wins for Wetherby Athletic, who move up to fourth, and Shelley who are up to seventh. Into the Alliance Division One where each of the top four picked up all three points as the goals flowed. Top of the table Leeds City Reserves and second placed Wetherby Athletic Reserves won by two and one goal margins respectively, but directly behind both chasing sides hit home seven, Oxenhope Recreation Reserves for reply of one against Aberford Albion Reserves and Hunslet Club Reserves in a seven nil demolition at Brighouse Old Boys Reserves. Albion remain bottom of the pack whilst Brighouse fall into the relegation zone with East End Park Reserves' point against 'Bridge.
Into the Harrogate & District Division One where the top two clashed, with Hampsthwaite United opening up a nine point lead atop the table with a two one win over Kirkstall Crusaders, who have three games in hand. Beckwithshaw Saints Reserves were the biggest scorers of the day, hitting five home at bottom of the table Pannal Sports Reserves, but fourth-placed Pateley Bridge faced an upset as AFC Hillside moved up to twelfth with a narrow four three victory. Just one game took place in the Claro Sunday League Division One, finally, as both Markington and Harrogate CSC finished their league campaigns, the former the three two victor at the latter.
|15 Mar - 'Bridge Star In Football Focus
Boroughbridge AFC were profiled recently in the latest issue of national football magazine Football Focus. As well as discussing the Club's season so far and objectives for the future, the article highlighted the importance of the support that the Club receives from it's partners and sponsors. Also on the agenda was the development work that took place, and is continuing, at Aldborough Road, with the theme throughout the article the community nature of the Club and it's aims. The article can be read by visiting the Football Focus website with 'Bridge featured in a double-page spread on pages 60 and 61 of the latest issue.
|14 Mar - Results: 'Bridge Cut Nine Adrift
Boroughbridge AFC were cut nine points adrift in the race for West Yorkshire Premier Division survival earlier today at Aldborough Road as Brighouse Old Boys came from behind with two goals in three minutes to deliver a hammer blow to 'Bridge's chances of survival. After a nervy first half it was the hosts who seized the initiative following the re-start as Danny Rimmell headed home a Paul Scaife corner at the near post on 49 minutes. As the half progressed, however, the visitors grew into the game and after cutting open the 'Bridge defence in the 76th minute to restore parity, defensive indifference just three minutes later allowed an easy finish which handed all three points to a Brighouse side who are now nine points ahead of 'Bridge on the relegation bubble and with both a superior goal difference to and a game in hand over Daz Ekin's troops. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, battled back from two nil down at the interval to salvage a point at Alliance Division One strugglers East End Park Reserves. Steve Kirby rescued the point for Richard Donohoe's side after Liam Corbett had pulled one back for the visitors. 'Bridge 'A', finally, kept their unbeaten run alive with a creditable one all draw at Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves. Toby Hardaker was on the scoresheet for Neil Greer's side who drop to sixth in the Harrogate & District Division One despite extending their unbeaten run to seven games.
West Yorkshire Premier Division
Boroughbridge AFC 1-2 Brighouse Old Boys
BAFC Scorer: Danny Rimmell
BAFC Man of Match: Danny Rimmell
West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
East End Park Reserves 2-2 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Liam Corbett, Steve Kirby (pen)
BAFC Man of Match: Connor Freeman
Harrogate & District League Division One
Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves 1-1 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Scorer: Toby Hardaker
BAFC Man of Match: Stuart Johnstone
|13 Mar - Matchday: Season Defining Six-Pointer
Team sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of three fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC kick-off their race for survival tomorrow afternoon at Aldborough Road in a true six-pointer against Brighouse Old Boys. Defeat will see Daz Ekin's men slip nine points behind Brighouse who sit just above the relegation bubble, whilst victory in the 2.30 p.m. kick-off will see that gap slashed to just three points. 'Bridge Reserves are on the road at East End Park Reserves, meanwhile, as they look to get back to winning ways after a trio of defeats, whilst 'Bridge 'A' are looking to record their fourth win in four and go seven unbeaten in their trip to Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves. News, finally, that Sunday morning's scheduled match against Sherwood has been cancelled.
|12 Mar - Match Reports
Match reports are now online from last Saturday afternoon's two West Yorkshire League fixtures. Andy Layton scooped a third straight Man of Match award, but it wasn't enough to prevent Boroughbridge AFC falling to a three one defeat to Otley Town at Aldborough Road, whilst James Bottomley was the start performer as Richard Donohoe's Reserve side lost three one at Headingley AFC Reserves.
Headingley AFC Reserves 3-1 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
|12 Mar - Lucky Seven: The Full English
After a number of weeks jetting around the continent for fixtures, this week's Lucky Seven serves up a full English of seven fixtures from across the top five divisions of English football. Last week's winner vila animals, who moved up to eighth in the table with the ten points amid few changes up top, has included the likes of Stoke City, Leeds United and Carlisle United in this week's selection. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the scores of the seven matches, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in for free now.
|11 Mar - 'Bridge Prepare For Race For Survival
Boroughbridge AFC will kick-off their race for West Yorkshire Premier Division survival this weekend as they welcome Brighouse Old Boys at Aldborough Road for a crucial six-point swing fixture. With eight games left to save their season Daz Ekin's men sit six points adrift of Brighouse who hover above the drop zone, a figure which is essentially seven points when goal difference is taken into consideration. 'Bridge still have Brighouse to play both home and away this season, however, as well as an away fixture at Ripon City, the only team below Ekin's side in the table. In total five of their final eight games will be against teams currently in the bottom six in the table, and in the respective reverse fixtures earlier this season picked up four points from the six teams not including Brighouse. You can keep up to date with the very latest situation in the Race for Survival with the new box to the left of this page which shows all of 'Bridge's remaining games, the oppositions' league positions, the results in the reverse fixture earlier this season, and the current Premier Division drop zone. Kick-off is 2.30 p.m. at Aldborough Road this Saturday as Ekin's troops look to get their survival campaign off to a winning start.
|10 Mar - 'Bridge Go In The Spotlight
Boroughbridge AFC went In The Spotlight today as part of an ongoing series by local football website Balz.co.uk profiling the West Riding's amateur clubs. The site sat down with the Club's Information Officer, Jamie Grubb, recently for a wide ranging interview on all things 'Bridge including subjects as diverse as the Club's history, problems facing the Club, the season so far, and 'Bridge's top players. The interview, the thirteenth in the In The Spotlight series, can be read on the Balz.co.uk website which also features news, reports, pictures and more from clubs across the region.
|9 Mar - Fantasy Football: Copa, Copacabana
It's all change atop this season's Fantasy Football table in the latest update, with Copacabana surging up the table to snatch the lead. Over three hundred points in a month sees the team rocket from eighth to displace Beyond Belief atop the table. The lead is thin, however, at just four points, and with the top ten separated by just 149 points the competition is still wide open. The full table as of 6th March can be viewed by clicking here.
|9 Mar - Around The Leagues: Deighton Unbeaten
Kirk Deighton Rangers sealed the Claro Sunday League Division One title yesterday with yet another dominant performance on the Stray. The Claro League's "invincibles" put Harrogate Cosmos to the sword eight nil which when coupled with a two one defeat for Sherwood at Atlanta delivered the title to the Barr Field outfit who have twelve wins, three draws and no defeats from their fifteen league matches. The West Yorkshire Premier Division title race tightened back up on Saturday afternoon, meanwhile as second-placed Horbury Town capitalised on leaders Field being in League Cup action to cut their lead back into single figures at nine points with a five nil win over strugglers Hunslet Club, who are now winless in their last eleven games. Elsewhere at the top Bardsey's chase of the leading duo faltered with a four one defeat at Leeds City but Beeston St. Anthony's kept their hopes of a top four finish very much alive with a five two win at Oxenhope Recreation. Down at the bottom of the table there were important points for both teams on the relegation bubble, with Brighouse Old Boys maintaining their position just above the drop zone with a two all draw against Shelley and East End Park holding sixth-placed Wetherby Athletic to a goalless draw.
Into the Alliance Division One where three games took place besides 'Bridge's, with wins for Leeds City Reserves, Wetherby Athletic Reserves and Robin Hood Athletic Reserves. City stay top of the table with the result, a narrow one nil win at bottom of the pack Aberford Albion Reserves, whilst Wetherby move up into second, two points off the lead, with their three one result over Field Reserves. Kirk Deighton Rangers Reserves made it a good weekend all round for the Club, finally, as they lifted themselves away from the Harrogate & District Division One relegation zone with a one nil win at title chasing Beckwithshaw Saints Reserves. Saints could have pulled to within six points of the top with a win but instead remain nine behind with eight games remaining. There were also wins with the form books for Hampsthwaite FC and Pateley Bridge on Saturday.
|8 Mar - Markington Lift FA Sunday Cup
Markington put memories of their Intermediate Cup defeat last season behind them at Aldborough Road earlier today, lifting the Harrogate FA Sunday Challenge Cup after a tight and entertaining Final. The Claro Sunday League Division One side were three two winners over Division Two rivals Navigation in the first of a number of cup finals to be hosted by the Club before the end of the season.
Harrogate FA Sunday Challenge Cup Final
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