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Frickley Athletic 0 Garforth 0

Frickley Athletic 0 Garforth 0

By Andrew Marsh
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Another match, another point, as The Miners draw a blank at Frickley in an entertaining game.


Manager Paul Marshall named an unchanged eleven to that which suffered defeat to Pontefract last weekend.

Hosts Frickley had most of the ball in the first fifteen minutes, but the only event of note was an early penalty shout after Keelan Grist went down in the box; the referee waved away his side's protests. Town captain Dan Coupland came closer moments later with a curling strike which Blues 'keeper Charlie Preston turned round the far post, after good work by Alex Zachariou. There followed a couple of chances for James Burgess; shooting straight at Preston after getting clear down the right, then hitting the crossbar with a good strike which had Preston beaten. Down the other end Frickley dangerman Alhassane Keita fired wide at the near post after getting the better of his man on the edge of the box.

Another couple of chances for The Miners saw Burgess' low shot deflected wide, then Charlie Marshall volleyed over the bar after a ball into the box was half-cleared.

The Blues started the second half as they did the first and Toby Wells did well to palm away from goal Frickley captain George Green's powerful 25-yard strike on 55 mins. He then turned wide Szymon Czubik's low shot, then from the resulting corner Lewis Binns headed just over the bar.

Coupland's delivery to the far post on 75 mins deserved a goal, but the woodwork denied us again as Sam Denton's header came off the post, and agonisingly flashed along the goalline.

By now both sides had made full use of their newly available five substitutes as they went in search of a winner, but continued to fall short in front of goal. Zachariou made a last ditch clearance after the ball was worked back in after Wells only-half cleared just outside his area, and then back down the other end Coupland headed wide at the far post sub Luis da Silva's delivery.

Two points from two league games for Garforth who are defending well as we've come to expect over the last year, but with things not quite clicking in front of goal. It's not for lack of effort however, and with us hitting the woodwork three times in two matches, a goal surely can't be far off. The 'EL-Classico' returns this afternoon as we host local rivals Yorkshire Amateur (kick-off 3pm).

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Match details

Match date

Tue 09, Aug 2022

Kickoff

19:45

Attendance

252

Competition

Premier Division

League position

5
Garforth Town
7
Frickley Athletic