|3||Beeston St. Anthony's||37|
|6||East End Park||30|
|12||Brighouse Old Boys||19|
|1||Whitkirk W'erers Res||39|
|2||Ilkley Town Res||39|
|3||B'bridge AFC Res||27|
|4||Aberford Albion Res||27|
|5||Otley Town Res||20|
|6||Howden Clough Res||19|
|7||Rothwell Town Res||19|
|8||Baildon T.A. Res||18|
|9||Garforth R'ers Res||17|
|10||Pool AFC Res||12|
|12||Sherburn W.R. Res||8|
|10 Mar - Around The Leagues: Bardsey Held
West Yorkshire Premier Division leaders Bardsey gave hope to the chasing pack at the weekend as they slipping up at thirteenth-placed Oxenhope Recreation, unable to find a breakthrough in a nil nil draw. The result, coupled with a four nil win for Leeds City at Whitkirk Wanderers and two one victory for Beeston St. Anthony's at Kippax moves the latter to within eleven points of the leaders with three games in hand. There were also wins for Ripon City and Hunslet Club at the weekend, with 'Bridge's closest rivals Field victorious in League Cup action at Stanley United. Into the Alliance Division Two were Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves cemented their position as favourites for the title, moving atop the table by one point from Ilkley Town Reserves, who didn't play at the weekend and are two games ahead of Wanderers. A one nil wins for Aberford Albion Reserves at second-bottom Sherburn White Rose Reserves, meanwhile, saw them moved up into third at the expense of 'Bridge, whilst there were wins for Garforth Rangers Reserves, Rothwell Town Reserves and Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves, who recorded a six four result against Howden Clough Reserves.
In the Harrogate & District Division Two there were four matches, and 'Bridge 'A' strengthened their position atop the table without even kicking a ball as closest chasers Bramham were held to a two all draw at Helperby United, leaving Richard Donohoe's men four points clear with two games in hand. At the bottom there were wins for bottom of the pack Pannal Sports 'A', two nil at Hampsthwaite United Reserves, and second-bottom Kirkby Malzeard Reserves, two one at fourth-placed Addingham, whilst completing the fixture set were Pool AFC 'A' and Ripon Red Arrows who played out a two all draw. Finally in the Claro Sunday League Division One where only one game took place aside from 'Bridge's defeat at Kirk Deighton Rangers, with Wetherby Athletic playing out a two all draw with third-placed Showbiz Whites.
|9 Mar - Result: Sunday Endure Drubbing
Today was a day of contrasts for the Club with the Veterans returning from Pool with the narrowest of victories whilst their Sunday side counterparts endured a drubbing at Kirk Deighton Rangers. After a red card for Chris Wood on 34 minutes, Paul Scaife provided the only positive for 'Bridge Sunday as the bar bill was on the host manager at Barr Field with the visiting defence leaking double figures. Matters could have been much worse as well, with Giacomo Bonato putting in a Man of Match performance in goal for Wayne Fisher's men to keep the damage to ten in a result that leaves 'Bridge third from bottom of the Claro Sunday League Division One and looking down instead of up for the first time this season. 'Bridge Veterans, on the other hand, were on the winning side in their trip to Pool AFC Veterans to provide a bit of gloss on an otherwise dismal weekend for the Club, with a Rob Timmins goal backed up by a Richard Donohoe Man of Match performance in a one goal to nil victory.
Claro Sunday League Division One
Kirk Deighton Rangers 10-1 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Paul Scaife
BAFC Man of Match: Giacomo Bonato
York Corinthians League Division One
Pool AFC Veterans 0-1 Boroughbridge AFC Veterans
BAFC Scorer: Rob Timmins
BAFC Man of Match: Richard Donohoe
|8 Mar - Result: Reserves Pay The Penalty
'Bridge Reserves' challenge for the West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two is in tatters this evening after suffering a two goal to one defeat to title favourites Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves at Aldborough Road earlier today. After their loss at bottom of the pack Barwick Reserves last weekend, Elliott Sheeran's side needed perfection for the rest of the season and to hope that Wanderers slipped up in order to have a hope of the title, but the result means 'Bridge now trail Wanderers, who move back atop the table, by thirteen points with only two games in hand and limited fixtures remaining. Jack Herron had fired the hosts into the perfect start as he converted in the first half, but two on target spot kicks from the visitors gave them all three points and a formidable position in the table with only four games to play. 'Bridge must now re-focus their efforts on securing promotion, with both Ilkley Town Reserves and Aberford Albion Reserves above them in the table. Boroughbridge AFC, meanwhile, continued their under the radar rise, climbing to fourth in the Premier Division after a one all draw at Wetherby Athletic. The point moves Daz Ekin's men above Field in the table having played three games more.
West Yorkshire Premier Division
Wetherby Athletic 1-1 Boroughbridge AFC
West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 1-2 Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves
BAFC Scorer: Jack Herron
|7 Mar - Matchday: Last Chance Saloon
Team sheets are now online and in Matchday for a weekend that could very well determine the outcome of the West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two title. For Elliott Sheeran's Reserve side, the equation is simple: lose and its all but over, win and they're back in the hunt, albeit still requiring favourites Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves to slip up in one of their four remaining games. Elsewhere this weekend, Boroughbridge AFC are in A1 Derby action at Ings Lane as they travel to Wetherby Athletic seeking to break into the top four in the Premier Division, whilst the Sunday side make the trip to Kirk Deighton Rangers and the Veterans are in action at Pool AFC Veterans.
|7 Mar - Fantasy Football: Few Changes
There has been only one switch in positions since the last 'Bridge Fantasy Football update, with JimBob Bruisers up to eighth demoting The Empty Heads to ninth. At the top of the table it's still Unliklies in control, with the lead over Same Old Same Old now out to 156 points and The 4 King Idiots a further 211 back. The biggest scorer last weekend was Jessie's Jokers in fourteenth with 66 points, followed closely by Herron's Heroes with 61 points. The full table can be viewed by clicking here.
On the pitch last weekend there were slim pickings for most players following the poor set of results, and of the goalkeepers it was Jordi Halifax leading the way on seven points. Only three defenders made it into double figures, led by Liam Healy on 14 points and followed by Sam Everard on 12 and Craig Peacock one further behind Everard. Into midfield where Baz O'Neill and Andy Stephenson led the way on 14 points each, the only players in double figures, whilst Mark Burniston was the only offensive midfielder to pick up points in adding four to his tally. Up front Ollie Bone was the highest scorer with 14 points, followed by Paul Scaife on 7 points. Tuesday evening's Hulme Cup brought good points for some 'A' team players, and those points will be reflected in next week's update.
|6 Mar - Lucky Seven: Seven Of The Best
After taking a brief mid-season break, Lucky Seven is back this week with seven of the best English football has to offer. In addition to action from the FA Cup Quarter-Finals, the nominal selection includes the likes of Leeds United versus Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town at Middlesbrough. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the results of the fixtures, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in.
|5 Mar - Match Reports
Match reports are now online from two of Saturday's three fixtures. Boroughbridge AFC returned from Whitkirk Wanderers with a point after a late Baz O'Neill goal earned a one all draw, Liam Healy the Man of Match, whilst Sam Everard was the star man as the 'A' team exited the Alverton Trophy at the Semi-Final stage with a three two defeat to FC Harrogate.
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' 2-3 FC Harrogate
|5 Mar - Chairman: "Beaten But Not Bowed"
Club Chairman Andrew Willey has sent through the below message for member's of 'Bridge 'A' squad following their two one Hulme Cup Final defeat to Knaresborough Town Reserves at Manse Lane last night:
I was unable to make it last night for health reasons but was able to follow your progress on 'Matchday Live' and feedback that I have had on your performance makes me proud to be Chairman of Boroughbridge Football Club. You may not have won the Cup and no doubt were the underdogs but you gave your all and were a credit to yourselves and the Club. My thanks to you all.
|4 Mar - Result: 'Bridge Fall Just Short
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' fell just short of a famous victory at Manse Lane earlier this evening as they pushed much fancied Knaresborough Town Reserves all the way in the Hulme Cup Final. The higher ranked hosts started brightly as expected and took a deserved one nil lead into half time after hitting home from a scramble in the 'Bridge area on 31 minutes. Hope for the visitors, however, came from the fact that they had grown as the half progressed and after the break picked straight back up where they had left off, taking the game to their opponents. The breakthrough for Richard Donohoe's men came on the hour mark as the ball came out to Ollie Bone from a corner, who duly riffled home to send 'Bridge into euphorics. One all and game on, that was until six minutes later when ex-'Bridge striker Fraser Lancaster hit home to give Town the lead back. The goal gave the hosts the momentum they needed to reassert control, and with 'Bridge beginning to tire having worked hard in a high tempo encounter, Town were able to see the game out with little stress to lift the Hulme Cup high into the air, to the jubilation of the home fans.
Harrogate FA Hulme Cup Final
Knaresborough Town Reserves 2-1 Boroughbridge AFC 'A'
BAFC Scorer: Ollie Bone
|3 Mar - Hulme Cup Final: This Is It
Tomorrow evening Richard Donohoe's 'A' team squad will make the short trip to Manse Lane looking to return the Hulme Cup to Aldborough Road for the first time in six years. Up against them are a formidable force in the form of Knaresborough Town Reserves, currently top of the West Yorkshire Division One. All of the details you need for the 7.45 p.m. kick-off encounter are now in Matchday, including the full low-down on what to expect in 'Need To Know' and the all important travel directions and weather forecast. The match represents that first opportunity for 'Bridge's 'A' side to lift silverware in a number of seasons and comes as they sit atop their division having yet to be beaten in league action this season.
It is hoped that there will be a big crowd on hand to help cheer Donohoe's men on, but for those not able to make the match, Matchday Live will for the first time ever operate for an 'A' team fixture, and will provide live score updates as the Final progresses. To access the service simply return here tomorrow evening, and for even more insight follow the Club's Twitter feed, @Official_BAFC, which will also be updated throughout the evening.
|3 Mar - Around The Leagues: Wanderers In Pole
Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves moved into pole position for the West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two title without even kicking a football at the weekend with defeats for 'Bridge and Ilkley Town Reserves giving them some breathing space. It's still Town who sit atop the table, but after their three two defeat at second from bottom Pool AFC Reserves their gap over Wanderers remains at two points having now played three games move than their rivals. Problems too for Elliott Sheeran's men with a three nil defeat at bottom of the pack Barwick Reserves leaves 'Bridge ten points shy of the pace with only two in hand. Directly behind the leading trio at the weekend there were wins for fourth-placed Aberford Albion Reserves, five one over Otley Town Reserves, and fifth-placed Howden Clough Reserves, two one at Garforth Rangers Reserves, with Wanderers' postponement at Baildon Trinity Athletic Reserves completing the set. In the Premier Division, Saturday saw leaders Bardsey continue to assert their dominance as they stretched the lead atop the table to thirteen points with a two one win over Ripon City at Keswick Lane. Second- and third-placed sides Leeds City and Beeston St. Anthony's were in League Cup action, with the latter the one nil victors, whilst there were routine victories for Shelley and Brighouse Old Boys with a two all draw between Otley Town and East End Park completing the fixtures.
Into the Harrogate & District Division Two where all three matches went with league form as Addingham, Ripon Red Arrows and Wetherby Athletic 'B' emerged victorious at Helperby United and against Pool AFC 'A' and Pannal Sports 'A' respectively, but in the Alverton Trophy Semi-Finals there were a pair of upsets as both 'Bridge and third-placed Bramhope were knocked out against fifth-placed FC Harrogate and at eighth-placed Hampsthwaite United Reserves respectively. Finally, in the Claro Sunday League Division One only one game took place with league leaders Sherwood winning three nil at fourth-placed Wetherby Athletic.
|2 Mar - Result: Brook Brace Boosts Vets
'Bridge Veterans were on the winning side once again earlier today at Aldborough Road, with the Lee Brook brace boosting Paul Stephenson's men to a three goal to one victory over Garforth Veterans. Ian Raynor was also on the scoresheet and picked up the Man of Match award for his efforts.
York Corinthians League Division One
Boroughbridge AFC Veterans 3-1 Garforth Veterans
BAFC Scorers: Lee Brook 2, Ian Raynor
BAFC Man of Match: Ian Raynor
|1 Mar - Result: 'Bridge Toil On Tough Day
[Updated 2 Mar - Scorers added]
Boroughbridge AFC endured one of the worst days of the season so far today with only a one all draw at Whitkirk Wanderers ensuring the Club had something to take from proceedings. On a day that promised so much with a chance for one team to climb to fourth in their table, one to re-assert themselves in the title race and the third to progress to a second cup final of the season, the outcome was far from what was expected. Boroughbridge AFC led the way with the only point of the day, and after falling behind in just the second minute Baz O'Neill scored late to secure the one all draw against third from bottom Wanderers that was enough to boost Daz Ekin's men into a tie for fourth place in the West Yorkshire Premier Division, with only goal difference keeping 'Bridge down in fifth. Matters were less positive in the Alliance Division Two, however, where Elliott Sheeran's Reserve side suffered a major blow to their title aspirations as they lost three nil at bottom of the table Barwick Reserves, a result that leaves them trailing Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves by ten points with only two games in hand. Finally, the 'A' team were unable to book their place in the Alverton Trophy Final after an agonising three two defeat to FC Harrogate, currently fourth in the Harrogate & District Division Two, at Aldborough Road. 'Bridge were twice two goals behind with Ollie Bone pulling the first back and Andy Stephenson making the scoreline look closer than it in truth was in the final minute. Richard Donohoe's men must now re-group and re-focus their attention on Tuesday evening when they attempt to secure their first piece of silverware in a number of seasons as they travel to Manse Lane to take on Knaresborough Town Reserves in the Hulme Cup Final, 7.45 p.m. kick-off.
West Yorkshire Premier Division
Whitkirk Wanderers 1-1 Boroughbridge AFC
BAFC Scorer: Baz O'Neill
BAFC Man of Match: Liam Healy
West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two
Barwick Reserves 3-0 Boroughbridge AFC Reserves
Harrogate & District Alverton Trophy Semi-Final
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 2-3 FC Harrogate
BAFC Scorers: Ollie Bone, Andy Stephenson
BAFC Man of Match: Sam Everard
|28 Feb - Matchday: 'A' Host Headline Semi
Team sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of four fixtures. With both West Yorkshire League sides away from home tomorrow afternoon, Richard Donohoe's 'A' team will lead the billing at Aldborough Road as they welcome FC Harrogate in the Alverton Trophy Semi-Final, looking to book their second cup final berth of the season. On the road, Boroughbridge AFC make the trip to Whitkirk Wanderers in league action whilst the Reserves are at bottom of the table Barwick Reserves in a must win fixture. Rounding off the weekend are Wayne Fisher's Sunday side who travel to Atlanta, and the Veterans who host Garforth Vets in a York Corinthians Division One tie.
|27 Feb - Race Night Planned
April is set to see Aldborough Road go to the races, with Boroughbridge AFC holding a fund-raising race night on the evening of Saturday 5th April. Filling the increasingly traditional spring-event slot on the club's calendar, the race night will be held in order to support the funding of the new clubhouse extension which is progressing at a rapid pace. More details about the event will be announced closer to the date, but be sure to save it in your diary as the night promises to be fun-filled and action-packed whilst supporting the club at the same time.
|26 Feb - Match Report
The match report is now online from Saturday afternoon's lone fixture, the Reserve team's six one win over Rothwell Town Reserves at Aldborough Road. Nick Cressey led Elliott Sheeran's squad to the victory with a hat-trick capped off by the Man of Match award, whilst supporting goals came courtesy of Ben Johnstone, Paul Scaife and Luke Fletcher.
|25 Feb - Match Action
Fresh off the back of last week's match action galleries, action this week comes from the West Riding County Cup Third Round and 'Bridge's Derby Day trip to Mallorie Park Drive. A late winner gave rivals Ripon City in the close encounter in which Baz O'Neill picked up the Man of Match award. Also onlnie is a gallery from the following morning's Sunday team victory over FC Harrogate in which goals from Alex Coombes, Paul Scaife and Jake Fletcher delivered the three one result.
Boroughbridge AFC Sunday 3-1 FC Harrogate
|25 Feb - Dream Team: Normality Resumes
After last week's shake-up near the top of the table, things have returned to near normal in the latest update on this season's Dream Team with a static top five, now separated by 167 points. Hand of Cod, Beyond Belief and Slonka's Lot still make up the top three, but further back JK2 has climbed up to sixth, just 24 points off breaking into the top five, whilst eleven competitors are now into four figures points, with both Ben and Caitlin Stephenson the latest to cross the marker. The full table can be viewed by clicking here.
|24 Feb - Around The Leagues: Action Returns
It may not have seemed it for the Club on Saturday afternoon with two out of three games postponed, but elsewhere normal service was resumed following the recent weather-related postponements. In the West Yorkshire Premier Division six of the seven scheduled matches took place, with 'Bridge's the only postponement, and at the top of the table Bardsey their excellent for with another victory - three nil against East End Park. Wins for Leeds City, two nil at Otley Town, and Beeston St. Anthony's, one nil against Shelley, meant the league leaders couldn't stretch their advantage though, and the gap remains ten points back to second having played two more. In mid-table there was a shock defeat for Ripon City with second from bottom Kippax firing home four for no reply a result which relegates Wetherby Athletic to the foot of the table after their defeat for Hunslet Club. Into the Alliance Division Two where Ilkley Town Reserves returned to the top of the table courtesy of a narrow four three win at Garforth Rangers Reserves and Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves' three all draw against Howden Clough Reserves, a result which also sees 'Bridge gain two points on Wanderers. The weekend's other match was a bottom of the table clash, with Sherburn White Rose Reserves climbing from second to third from bottom with a two nil win at bottom of the pack Barwick Reserves.
The weather woes were still in evidence in the Harrogate & District Division Two, meanwhile, with four of the five matches postponed, but goals a plenty in the one remaning tie saw Helperby United and Ripon Red Arrows each gain a point in a four all draw. The Claro Sunday League Division One, finally, saw its first real set of action in many weeks, with all three matches going ahead. Sherwood kept their good form going and moved six points clear atop the table with a thrilling eight four win over FC Boston, who fall to sixth in the table, whilst Kirk Deighton Rangers won three win at point-less FC Harrogate, with 'Bridge falling to third from bottom with their defeat.
|23 Feb - Result: Veterans Book Final Spot
'Bridge Veterans booked their place in the York Corinthians Cup Final earlier today with a our goal to one win at Manstonians Veterans. After having been postponed twice due to waterlogged pitches, the match proved well worth the wait for Paul Stephenson's side with goals from Rich Taylor, Jimmy Binks, Johnny Brear and Paul Kirbitson seeing 'Bridge safely into the Final. Jimmy Binks picked up of the Man of Match award in the win. 'Bridge Sunday, meanwhile, missed out on the opportunity to move up to third on the table as they lost out in a high scoring encounter at Showbiz Whites. The two sides played out a second eight goal thriller of the season, but unlike the four all draw back in August, the hosts recorded a five three victory on this occasion.
Claro Sunday League Division One
Showbiz Whites 5-3 Boroughbridge AFC Sunday
York Corinthians Cup Semi-Final
Manstonians Veterans 1-4 Boroughbridge AFC Veterans
BAFC Scorers: Rich Taylor, Jimmy Binks, Johnny Brear, Paul Kirbitson
BAFC Man of Match: Jimmy Binks
|22 Feb - Result: Reserves Hit Home Six
'Bridge Reserves made an emphatic statement of the way they intend to finish their season earlier today at Aldborough Road, smashing home six goals for reply of just one against Rothwell Town Reserves. Elliott Sheeran's men are well aware of the fact they need to be near perfect for the remainder of the season if they have a hope of securing the Alliance Division Two title, and they ensured a statement was send out on the same day that their nearest rivals Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves dropped points in a three all draw at home to Howden Clough Reserves. Nick Cressey led the offence with a well taken hat-trick, including one penalty, whilst he was supported by goals from Ben Johnstone and Paul Scaife, who both scored for the second game in a row, and a conversion from the spot from Luke Fletcher. The three points means that with eight games remaining they now trail Ilkley Town Reserves by twelve points with five games in hand and Whitkirk Wanderers Reserves by ten points with three in hand, whilst boosting their goal difference to within four of Wanderers.
West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 6-1 Rothwell Town Reserves
BAFC Scorers: Nick Cressey 3 (1 pen), Ben Johnstone, Paul Scaife,
Luke Fletcher (pen)
|22 Feb - Postponement: Oxenhope Trip Falls
Boroughbridge AFC are without a fixture for the second time in as many weeks today after this afternoon's trip to Oxenhope Recreation was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Daz Ekin's men can't fall out of their fifth position in the West Yorkshire Premier Division table, holding a four point advantage over East End Park behind them, but had the opportunity to climb to fourth with a win. Oxenhope this morning tweeted a picture of the state of their pitch, labelling it "unplayable". Coupled with the postponement of this afternoon's scheduled 'A' team game, the decision means just 'Bridge's Reserve side are in action today as they welcome Rothwell Town Reserves to Aldborough Road in a 2.30 p.m. kick-off.
West Yorkshire Premier Division
Oxenhope Recreation P-P Boroughbridge AFC
|22 Feb - Postponement: 'A' Game Off
This afternoon's Harrogate & District Division Two match between 'Bridge 'A' and Pannal Sports 'A' has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The decision means Richard Donohoe's men have played only one match since 11th January, but still sit atop the table with games in hand over their chasing rivals.
Harrogate & District Division Two
Boroughbridge AFC 'A' P-P Pannal Sports 'A'
|21 Feb - Get Connected At Aldborough Road
It will be much easier to stay connected whilst supporting 'Bridge from now on with free WiFi now available in our Aldborough Road clubhouse. The service, powered by The Cloud, was switched on earlier this week and will provide free coverage to all Club members whilst in and around the clubhouse. For more information, and to get connected, ask behind the bar this weekend. The Club would like to send their thanks to Harrogate & Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones and all the staff in his constituency office, the team at Sky including Georgioc, Carol, Ian, Jamie, and all the rest of the Business Team, and the Openreach representative who fixed the second line to the Club, all of whom played a vital role in ensuring the Club can deliver this increasingly important service to our members.
|21 Feb - Matchday: Reserves Look To Close In
Team sheets are now online and in Matchday for this weekend's block of five fixtures. 'Bridge Reserves will welcome seventh-placed Rothwell Town Reserves to Aldborough Road tomorrow as they look to notch their third win in a row and close the gap to the leading duo in the West Yorkshire Alliance Division Two, which currently stands at twelve points. Boroughbridge AFC, meanwhile, travel to Oxenhope Recreation knowing they could move up to fourth with all three points, whilst the 'A' team welcome bottom of the pack Pannal Sports 'A' looking to stretch their lead atop the table to seven points and return to a perfect six games six wins recent form. The following morning the Sunday side make the trip to Showbiz Whites with the victors able to move into third in the Claro Sunday League Division One, whilst the Veterans visit Manstonians Veterans in the Corinthians Cup Semi-Final.
|20 Feb - Match Action
With no action on the pitch last weekend we're instead casting our minds back to earlier this season with a set of County Cup match action galleries. 'Bridge's sides played an Aldborough Road triple header in the second rounds of their respective competitions, with six two and four two wins seeing Boroughbridge AFC and 'Bridge Reserves respectively into the third rounds of their competitions, but 'Bridge Sunday exiting the County Sunday Cup with a three two defeat to JB Celtic.
Boroughbridge AFC Reserves 4-2 Hensall & Kellington Athletic
Boroughbridge AFC Sunday 2-3 JB Celtic
|20 Feb - Lucky Seven: Up & Down The Leagues
After last week's foray into Europe this week's selection has more of a British feel with Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace leading the way. That's about where the orthodoxy ends though, with Touch 'N' Go including the likes of Chorley, Clyde and Nuneaton Town in his seven picks. If you think you've got what it takes to predict the results of the fixtures, head over to the Lucky Seven page and get your entry in.
|19 Jan - Eagling Goes In For Operation
Boroughbridge AFC would like to send their very best wishes to Paul Eagling who went into hospital today for an operation on his knee. Prolific in front of goal, Eagling has netted eight times so far this season for the first team and has been a regular feature at the heart of the 'Bridge attack for many a season, save for a brief spell with Knaresborough Town. Eagling underwent keyhole surgery on cartilage in his knee today and is expected to be unavailable for around two to three weeks whilst he undergoes the rehabilitation process. All the best Paul, from all at the Club, as you begin your recovery.
|18 Feb - Fantasy Football: Lead Stretches
There may have been no football at the weekend, but with points now updated to include last weekend's two fixtures the lead at the top of the table is out to three figures, with Unliklies holding a 122 point margin over Same Old Same Old in second. Only one change in the top ten sees The Empty Heads move above JimBob Bruisers by three points, with few changes throughout the table. The full table can be viewed by clicking here.
On the pitch, it was Jordi Halifax who was the pick of the 'keepers in scoring 24 points to Paul Diamond's 13, with the latter still leading the month overall. In defence there were slim pickings for some, but a clean sheet helped the 'A' team's defenders on their way and Tom Hepworth capitalised to score 24 on the week, with Jack Herron close behind on 17 points scored. Points were at a premium in midfield too, with Richard Donohoe the top scorer when played as a midfielder on nine points, followed by three on four points, but of the offensive midfielders it was Mark Burniston leading the way with 19 points to Paul Eagling's seven. Un front, finally, only three players scored points, with Jake Fletcher the pick of them and only one in double figures - 12 points on the week for Fletcher.
|18 Feb - Dream Team: Who Can Stop Slonka?
How to stop one certain manager is the question on the lips of all Dream Team managers this week after a sensational week of action. Long time leading team Hand of Cod remains in control at the top of the table with an extended three figure lead of 125 points, but its immediately behind where the action lives with third place Beyond Belief up to second and Slonka's Lot surging from fifth to third to complete a podium lockout. Long-term second placed side Marching on Together falls to fifth amid the chaos, but further back the positions remain mostly unchanged. The full table can be viewed by clicking here.
|17 Feb - Around The Leagues: Weather Hits
With all 'Bridge games at the weekend postponed for the first time this season, the weather had repercussions throughout 'Bridge's leagues, limiting action to just a handful of matches in the worst weekend for postponements of the season so far. Not even the West Yorkshire Premier Division could survive the rain as just Whitkirk Wanderers were able to declare their pitch fit for play before splitting the points with Wetherby Athletic in a two all draw. The result sees the hosts remain in thirteenth in the table whilst Athletic remain in the bottom two as they add their eleventh point of the season. In the Alliance Division Two it was a similar picture with just Rothwell Town Reserves able to stage their fixture. The seventh place side could have gone up to fifth with a win, but it was bottom of the pile Sherburn White Rose Reserves who moved up into eleventh place and into double figures points with a six goal to two victory. The pattern just one fixture going ahead continued into the Harrogate & District Division Two with third placed Bramhope moving to within six point of 'Bridge atop the table as they returned from bottom of the table Pannal Sports 'A' with a four two win. Both Division One games in the Claro Sunday League, although Thorner did manage to play their game against Atlanta Reserves in Division Two, with the hosts running out to a one nil win that leaves them sixth in the table.
|16 Feb - Work Continues On New Extension
There may not have been as much football as normal at Aldborough Road in recent weeks, but progress on the new clubhouse extension has been continuing with good progress made in the two months since our last update. Club partners John Ellis Builders, who have recently launched their new website, are carrying out the work with funding provided in part by the Football Foundation, and with the roof and electrics now in place the internal fitting out is now well and truly underway with the additional space already aiding in the efficient functioning of the bar area. An update on how matters are progressing is contained both in a picture gallery and in a walking tour of the new extension which has been uploaded to the Club's Vimeo page.
|16 Feb - Weekend Wipeout Completed
It looked at one points this morning as if Wayne Fisher's Sunday side may manage to enjoy their first action for over month, but with a little over 15 minutes until kick-off a late decision was made that Kirk Deighton Rangers' Barr Field pitch was unplayable leading to the weekend's third postponement for 'Bridge. Completing the set of called off fixtures is this afternoon's Veterans fixture at Manstonians Veterans which was postponed yesterday afternoon for a second straight week with it clear that the pitch would be unfit for play.
A reminder also that Tuesday evening's scheduled Whitworth Cup Semi-Final against Beckwithshaw Saints at Station View as postponed by the Harrogate FA on Friday with it clear the pitch would be unfit for play.
Claro Sunday League Division One
Kirk Deighton Rangers P-P Boroughbridge AFC Sunday
York Corinthians Cup Semi-Final
Manstonians Veterans P-P Boroughbridge AFC Veterans
|15 Feb - Postponement: Bardsey Clash Off
This afternoon's West Yorkshire Premier Division clash against Bardsey has been postponed. The league leaders were set to visit Aldborough Road but with the Aldborough Road surface waterlogged the decision has been taken to postpone the tie. The bar in the clubhouse will be open from 4 p.m. this afternoon.
West Yorkshire Premier Division
Boroughbridge AFC P-P Bardsey
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|5||Marching on Together||1128|
|2||Same Old Same Old||2151|
|3||The 4 King Idiots||1940|
|5||Tea Bar Belles||1897|
|6||Stan James XI||1893|
|9||The Empty Heads||1779|
|11||Touch 'N' Go||26.75|
|14||blue is the colour||17|
|17||Keep it tight||10|