Oakenshaw AFC 1

Crossflatts Village 2

MICHAEL Garnett once again proved why he is arguably the best striker in the Bradford Sunday Alliance Premier Division by scoring two goals as his side made it seven league wins out of seven.

Garnett returned to the side after missing the previous league game (away at Station FC on November 17) due to the birth of his son Teddy.

His goals came in the third and 70th minute as his side clinched the win to cap off a magical week for the veteran number nine.

Joe Lunn, Crossflatts joint-manager, whose side went down to 10 men after 80 minutes when Marcus Davey was sent off, admitted that his men weren’t at their best but he was pleased with their never-say-die attitude.

Lunn said: “We weren't at our best with the ball and we had a few key players missing - but the lads showed a great desire to get over the line and their attitude was spot on once again.

"It was great to see the big man (Garnett) back up front with two goals and a strong all-round performance."

Lunn's side are now four points clear at the top of the league with a game in hand. He added: “Also a bit of a shout-out to our goalkeeper Daniel Thorpe who commanded his box expertly and pulled off a couple of excellent saves.”

Before kick-off, there were strong rumours circulating that Garnett was about to hang up his boots.

After the game, the fans' favourite admitted that he was considering retirement but he has now pledged to play on for another couple of seasons at least. This news is music to the ears of the club's fans.