Before today’s game we held a presentation for captain Steve Garner who was today making his 200th appearance for Armthorpe Welfare.
Garner first joined Welfare in the summer of 2012 and made his debut on 4th August 2012 in a 2-1 home NCEL Premier Division defeat to Long Eaton United. He went on to make 41 appearances for the club that season, all of them in the starting eleven, and scored 4 goals – all from the penalty spot.
The following season Garner went on to make 48 appearances, scoring once, with the 2014/15 season bringing 33 appearances. This was followed in the 2015/16 season by 22 appearances and one goal, in the last game of the season away at Garforth Town.
Injury saw the 2016/17 season limited to just 12 appearances but last season saw Garner play in 39 matches, 37 of which were starts with the two substitute appearances last season being the only two substitute appearances made by him for the club.
Steve Garner’s Playing Record at Welfare:
2012/13 Season : 41 starts, 0 sub, 4 goals (all pens)
2013/14 Season : 48 starts, 0 sub, 1 goal (pen)
2014/15 Season : 33 starts, 0 sub, 0 goals
2015/16 Season : 22 starts, 0 sub, 1 goal
2016/17 Season : 12 starts, 0 sub, 0 goals
2017/18 Season : 37 starts, 2 sub, 0 goals
2018/19 Season : 5 starts, 0 sub, 0 goals
Total : 198 starts + 2 subs = 200 appearances
Congratulations Steve on reaching this milestone – here’s to the next 200!
* Photo shows Chairman Lee Carmody and Manager Mike Carmody presenting Steve Garner with his framed shirt.