8 miles north east from the city centre and part of the civil parish of
The village itself lies just off the A58 Wetherby to Leeds road.
The name of Bardsey is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as
Berdesei and Bereleseie, also mentioned is The Bingley Arms public house, which is also recorded in the
Guinness Book of Records as England's oldest pub.
In between spells in the Harrogate & District League, Bardsey FC were the most successful club in the West Yorkshire League. The club joined in 1996, then in between
2006-07 and 2013-14 were league champions five times and runner-up on two occasions.
Bardsley Sports Ground
Total Non-League grounds visited 475
Bardsey Sports Club has a cricket field and two football pitches. The football club generally uses
the pitch at the north end of the cricket ground, but one of the goalmouths is currently rock solid,
so they’ve been using the second pitch on the west side of the sports ground.
Bardsey 1(Knowles 37)
Ripon City Reserves 3(Ibrahimi 47,65 Freestone 78pen)
Colin Lowe Memorial Premier Division
Bardsey took a slender lead into half-time with Oscar Knowles firing them ahead, after the visitors had a
penalty kick saved in the 15th minute. A brace by Albert Ibrahimi, his second from an acute angle put them
ahead, before the gobbey centre-forward Joel Freestone was fouled in the box and scoring the penalty to
make it 3-1.
This win put Ripon back on top of the league, but they will need tonight’s opponents Bardsey to do them a favour by beating Bramhope and denying them the title this Saturday.
82 mile drive door-to-door
I picked up Lee & Katie at 4.30pm and made good time to arrive before six o’clock. We obviously had to call for a drink at the Bingley Arms before the match, with it being arguably the oldest pub in Blighty, it would have been rude not to.