Bradley Stoke Town Footbal Club (BSTFC) have won promotion for the third consecutive season after a 3-0 victory over close rivals Shireway Sports at the Jubilee Centre on Saturday.
The local team needed to win the match as a draw would have left Shireway with a chance of clinching the title with victory in their final game next Saturday.
The result guarantees BSTFC a winning margin of three points in Division 4 of the Bristol & District Football League.
Team Manager Martin Lee praised the team for keeping 13 clean sheets and letting in just one goal at home during the whole season. He told his players:
“We have performed as a team this year, we defend from the front and we attack from all sides. Everyone in every match has tried their best for me and I really appreciate that. You have listened to me and have showed great respect for me which I thank you all for.”
Leading scorers for BSTFC this season were Adam Sykes (18 goals), Liam Dixon (13), Sam Chillcott (11) and Ashley Lloyd (10).
Players putting in the most appearances over the season were Liam Dixon & Ben Osborne (24 each) and Ashley Harrington & Ashley Lloyd (23 each).
Club Secretary and Assistant Manager Nick Potter told The journal:
“I never imagined that since starting the club with James Palmer (Chairman) in February 2005 our club would have come so far in such a short space of time This is the second Championship win in three years, gaining promotion in each of the last three seasons.”
“We are a young team with some very talented players. There is a belief that with this squad of players and with the management structure we have in place, this team could go a long way.”
Related Link: Football in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)
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