REPORT: Squires Gate A-A Silsden
Squires Gate’s home game against Silsden was cut short this weekend when a power cut at the club ended the day’s proceedings.
Despite the terrible conditions, Gate continued to play their patient football that had seen Andy Clarkson’s men win the last four games during the game.
Gate had been leading in the game thanks to a goal from inform striker Ric Seear after 15 minutes. He was found on the edge of the box before curling the ball into the far corner, giving the keeper no chance.
It was six minutes from half time when the problem occurred. The pitch and clubhouse sinking into darkness with no warning. And whilst the clubs groundstaff and committee tried to restart the game, a solution couldn’t be found. Much credit has to go to the match officials and both teams for being patient with the club.
Next up for Gate is an away game as Andy Clarkson’s men travel to Manchester to face Irlam.
Gate: Fletcher, Gray, Reader, Bamba, Sumner, Booth, Charnley, Ing, Boyd, Egidi, Seear. Subs: Mullen, Staunton-Turner, Clarkson, Riley.
Report by Mark Ashmore