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Articles w/e 8th April 2012
2 Apr - Reserves Set To Close Out Season

Boroughbridge AFCThe remaining fixtures of the 11/12 season have now been released by the respective leagues, and see 'Bridge Reserves in action on Closing Day on 12th May, facing Wetherby Athletic Reserves in what could well be a must win match to avoid relegation. Two teams will be relegated from the West Yorkshire Alliance Division One at the end of the season, and 'Bridge currently sit third from bottom of the table with six games still to play, all of which for 'Bridge will be against teams in the top six positions in the league. With just a three point lead over the relegation zone the race for survival really is now on for Tony Coles's team.

Boroughbridge AFC, meanwhile, have only four games left in their league season, closing out the campaign at home to Oxenhope Recreation on 28th April and with at least two cup games left to look forward to, the first of which being on Wednesday evening. Both the 'A' team and Veterans team have two games remaining in their seasons, whilst the Sunday side will close their season with three league games followed by the Harrogate FA Sunday Challenge Cup Final on 29th April at Manse Lane.
3 Apr - Whitworth Defence: This Is It

Boroughbridge AFCAfter tomorrow evening Boroughbridge AFC's double defence will either be very much on, or will be over as the first of their silverware from last season goes on the line in the Whitworth Cup Final. Tomorrow evening's opponents in the match taking place at Harrogate Town's CNG Stadium will be local rivals Ripon City, who have already completed a league double over 'Bridge this season meaning Daz Ekin's men will be looking for revenge in the fixture which really matters. A special edition of Matchday, dedicated to the final, is now online and can be viewed in the usual ways and by clicking here, and we are plese to announce that our live in match scores service, Matchday Live, will return for tomorrow evening's match with a new look. Simply check back here tomorrow evening in order to use the service.
4 Apr - Double Defence Comes Crashing Down

Boroughbridge AFC's double defence came crashing down to Earth earlier this evening at the CNG Stadium as they were squarely humiliated by Ripon City in the Whitworth Cup Final. With two Blue Square North standard players in their side City took control of the game early and by half time had established a two goal to nil lead, despite 'Bridge having the ball in the back of the net once, only for the effort to be ruled offside. The second half started more evenly with 'Bridge denied by a spectacular quadruple save, worthy of winning any cup final, from Mark Tyson in the Ripon nets and just minutes later by last ditch City defending, with the ball being cleared off the line. In a situation where the next goal would change the match, it would be Ripon who stepped up to the plate, adding a third to their lead on 64 minutes and then a fourth on 68 minutes. When Mark Burniston was sent off with 70 minutes on the clock for a second bookable offence and City added a fifth two minutes later, the match became a damage control exercise for 'Bridge. They succeeded in this task, weathering the remainder of the Ripon storm and even managing to find a way past Tyson twice, with Ben Jones netting a consolation goal and the other ruled offside. 'Bridge must now pick themselves up before their defence of the League Cup continues next Tuesday against Bardsey at Manse Lane.

Harrogate FA Whitworth Cup Final
Ripon City 5-1 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Ben Jones
Boroughbridge AFC5 Apr - Match Report

The match report is now online for last Saturday afternoon's first team trip to Field Sports & Social. Paul Eagling scored a brace and Dan Clayton scored one and scooped the Man of Match award as 'Bridge ran out three two winners on the day.

Field Sports & Social 2-3 Boroughbridge AFC
Boroughbridge AFC5 Apr - Team Sheets

Team sheets are now online for this weekend's block of four fixtures. Unusually, both the first team and Reserve team are on the road this weekend, at Knaresborough and Wetherby respectively, meaning that this weekend's feature match at Aldborough Road will be the 'A' team who play Hampsthwaite United. The Veterans are in action at Bardsey on Sunday afternoon.

Click here to view the team sheets in Matchday...
7 Apr - Results: Fletchers Rule The Roost

Boroughbridge AFC conceded two goals within the first five minutes earlier today in their derby match at Knaresborough Town and never recovered, eventually losing by three goals to one. Without strikers Paul Eagling and Ben Jones the task was always going to be difficult and the early deficit was compounded when Mark Baranovsky missed from the penalty spot. As the match progressed Town would add another to their tally and 'Bridge would open their account courtesy of an own goal, but at the final whistle Daz Ekin was left to reflect on a second derby defeat in less than a week as his side stay seventh in the West Yorkshire Premier Division. 'Bridge Reserves, meanwhile, fared even worse in their derby encounter at Wetherby Athletic Reserves, going down by four goals to one. The result, coupled with a win for Brighouse Old Boys Reserves, leaves 'Bridge just one point above the drop zone with Brighouse having a game in hand.

With 'Bridge's two West Yorkshire League teams on the road today it fell to 'Bridge 'A' to host the feature match at Aldborough Road, and they didn't disappoint with Fletcher brothers Luke and Jake combining for five goals, complemented by a Sean Corbett effort. It was Luke Fletcher who opened the scoring early, finding the net in the second minute before brother Jake added a second in the fifteenth minute. Luke completed his brace five minutes later, and Jake his in the 35th minute. The question going into the break was not over the match outcome, but over which Fletcher would completed their hat-trick first. The answer was not far away as with eigth minutes on the second half clock Luke fired home his third to give 'Bridge a commanding five nil lead. Hampsthwaite never gave up the fight and pulled one back on 65 minutes, but as the match entered the final stages Jake missed a gilt edged chance for his third, and Sean Corbett hit the net to restore the five goal advantage, which would remain until the final whistle.

West Yorkshire Premier Division
Knaresborough Town 3-1 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Own Goal

West Yorkshire Alliance Division One
Wetherby Athletic Reserves 4-1 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves

Harrogate & District AFL Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 6-1 Hampsthwaite United
BAFC Scorers: Luke Fletcher 3, Jake Fletcher 2, Sean Corbett
Boroughbridge AFC8 Apr - Match Report

The match report is now online for Wednesday evening's Whitworth Cup Final against Ripon City. Mark Baranovsky and Ben Jones shared the Man of Match award as 'Bridge fell to a five goal to one defeat and relinquished the Whitworth Cup.

Ripon City 5-1 Boroughbridge AFC
8 Apr - Result: Stephenson Fires Vets To Win

'Bridge Veterans picked up another three points for their York Corinthians Division One tally earlier today on the road at Bardsey, beating their hosts by two goals to one. Top marksman and team Manager Paul Stephenson was on target for both of his side's goals.

York Corinthians League Division One
Bardsey Veterans 1-2 Boroughbridge AFC Veterans
BAFC Scorer: Paul Stephenson 2
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