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Handsworth Parramore
Garforth Town
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - Toolstation Northern Counties East League - Premier Full time Attendance 128

Handsworth Parramore 3-0 garforth Town

Table toppers too much for Town

League leaders Handsworth Parramore inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Garforth Town.

They took a very early lead as within the first minute, Joe Thornton had beaten Jack Lazenby before slotting past Pete Lawrie to make it 1-0 to the hosts.

There were further Handsworth chances in the first half, with Jason Yates half-volleying over and later having a shot saved after being passed to by Thornton.

A quick free kick by Handsworth nearly caught out Garforth, as Jamie Green swung in a low cross/shot that went wide.

Garforth ventured forward on 39 minutes with Luke Kitson embarking on a marauding run before crossing to Mark Simpson, who couldn’t get a clean shot away.

Just before the break Mitch Hamilton slid through Dan Coupland, who shot across the goal from the right, with keeper Gary Stevens making a good save.

Town started the second half with some positive play, culminating in a wide Calum Ward effort. However, it was Handsworth who struck next to double their advantage. A cross from the left was headed in by substitute Adam Johnson on 61 minutes.

Three minutes later Johnson had his second. Handsworth won a corner after Aiden Kearsley turned a low cross over. Johnson was then afforded a free header to put Handsworth three up.

Despite the scoreline, Garforth weren’t doing too badly, and had a few chances over the rest of the game. Sub Jamie Reeson used his strength before playing the ball to Coupland, who shot at the goalkeeper.

The two combined again, as Reeson received the ball from Hamilton before giving it to Coupland. The midfielder’s shot was deflected and then put behind for a corner by Stevens.

At the other end Handsworth’s Johnson played the ball back to Ollie Yates, who took a couple of touches inside and shot with his left foot, but missed.

Next, Jason Yates ran through but his shot was poor and straight at Lawrie.

With less than ten minutes to go Mitch Hamilton shot with a curled effort from the left, but couldn’t recreate the goal he had scored against Worksop Town on the same ground earlier in the season, as Stevens was equal to it.

Aaron Moxam shot from close range but Lawrie made a good save as the clock ticked down. Lawrie made another stop a minute later, this time from Jamie Green.

The final whistle blew to signal a 3-0 defeat for Garforth. All in all, Handsworth deserved the win, but Garforth weren’t as far off as the scoreline suggests - they just need to cut out the poor goals being conceded. Next up is AFC Mansfield, away on Tuesday.

By Samuel Bannister

Highlights

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74:00 Sub On
Jack McMurrough is substituted on for Garforth Town
74:00 Sub Off
Sean Hunter is substituted off for Garforth Town
67:00 Sub On
Jamie Reeson is substituted on for Garforth Town
67:00 Sub Off
Calum Ward is substituted off for Garforth Town
60:00 Sub On
Aiden Kearsley is substituted on for Garforth Town
60:00 Sub Off
Jack Lazenby is substituted off for Garforth Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Handsworth Parramore
  • Garforth Town
  • 0
  • Aiden Kearsley Sub On 60:00'
  • Jack Lazenby Sub Off 60:00'
  • Jamie Reeson Sub On 67:00'
  • Calum Ward Sub Off 67:00'
  • Jack McMurrough Sub On 74:00'
  • Sean Hunter Sub Off 74:00'

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AFC Mansfield
2
2
Bottesford Town
0
4
Pickering Town
Bridlington Town
2
0
Staveley Miners Welfare
Hall Road Rangers
1
5

League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Hall Road Rangers 17 23
12. Thackley FC 20 23
13. Garforth Town 18 23
14. Bottesford Town 18 23
15. Athersley Recreation 19 22
16. Albion Sports 20 21
17. Staveley Miners Welfare 17 21

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