Thursday, 13 September 2012

Silsden AFC -The facts

WE travel to Silsden AFC in the FA Vase on Saturday but most Town fans know very little about them. So here, exclusively to Talk of the Town, is all the vital information you need.

Silsden AFC was founded in 1904 but had a fairly unspectacular history until the turn of the 21st Century. They then became one of only two clubs ever to win the West Riding County FA Cup three years on the trot - 2001, 2002 and 2003 - before joining the NWCFL the season after and gaining promotion to the Premier Division (along with Cammell Laird) at their first attempt.

The club still play in the Premier Division of the North West Counties League, which is equivalent to Division Two of The Northern League, and they play at the Angel Telecom Stadium. Their average home attendance this season is 143 and twice they attracted over 200 to the ground.

Silsden currently sit in 7th place in the NWCFL table, having won 4, drawn 2 and lost 3 of their opening 9 league matches. Their biggest win this season was a 4-0 home success over Stone Dominoes on 25 August, while their heaviest defeat was 0-3 at AFC Blackpool last weekend.

Their danger man appears to be Michael Garrod, who has scored 7 times so far this season, while the only other player to score more than once is Kevin Ryan with 2. In fact, goals have been hard to come by for Silsden this season, scoring only 13 in their 9 matches, while conceding 11.

Their recent form is not great with only one win in their last four matches, a run which has seen them score just 4 times and concede 8.

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