Harrogate Grammar School’s old boys lose out to staff team

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’s Old Boys lapse of concentration proved fatal with a 2-0 defeat to the HGS Staff team last Monday afternoon (11 July 2011).

The weather at Arthurs Avenue was baking hot but availability of players was quite simply a different end on the cold spectrum.

With so many players unavailable for the match, due to the summer season, the Old Boys managed to pull together a team of leavers from 2009, 2010 and 2011 to make the team up.

The Staff got off to the perfect start when Tom Simpson scored an own goal right in the opening few minutes of the match.

Business teacher, Steve Ash then doubled the teachers lead with a 25 yard free kick into the back of the net.

The Old Boys side which included Will Monkman, Ben Brindle and James Taylor tried desperately hard to get back in the match, but chances could not be converted, and so the opening twenty minutes proved to be the downfall of the side.

The fixture has become a regular event in the yearly calendar with the most recent encounter having been last September when the ‘kids’ stormed to a 2-1 victory.

Next Fixture is likely to be early September


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