The Premier Division’s shock of the day came in the Leeds derby at The Bannister Prentice Stadium where mid-table Garforth Town beat league leaders Yorkshire Amateur 2-0 thanks to goals from Sean Hunter and Dan Williams, writes Ian Robinson. (Read the thoughts of Yorkshire Amateur boss Neil Sibson)
Given Garforth’s indifferent form recently, the result was certainly a surprise to their Manager Rob Hunter who started by telling us about the struggles of even raising a competitive team at times this season.
“Well it’s been a frustrating time at Garforth recently and we continue to struggle with injuries and unavailable players, just six missing for the Yorkshire Amatuers game, but, typical of football, we produced one of our best performances of the season. From the start we stifled the Ammers attack and restricted them to only half chances, and anything they did create ‘Superman’ in goal saved. To be fair we we were relying on the break to get anything from the game and our game plan was quite well executed. The goals we got were sheer class and our overall performance probably deserved the points in the end.”
“I was really pleased for everyone involved with the club today because it’s been a tough time but when you know everyone is pulling together and see how much it meant to everyone at the final whistle, it makes it worthwhile” added Rob.
“I still think Ammers will win the league, but for tonight let’s enjoy a great result. Man Of The Match is Toby Wells again, as he is every bloody week.”