The Mayor of Bradley Stoke has appealed to football fans in the town to get behind their local team as they prepare for the final of the Gloucestershire Football Association (GFA) Intermediate Cup.
The Bradley Stoke Town Football Club (BSTFC) 1st Team, who normally play their home games at the Town Council’s Jubilee Centre, came from behind to beat De Veys 2-1 in their semi final match on 19th February.
Despite going down 1-0 in the first five minutes, the team managed to equalize just before half-time and a strike six minutes from full time was sufficient to make it through to the final for the second time in their short history.
When informed about the team’s victory, Cllr Ben Walker (Town Mayor) said:
“This is fantastic news for the club and the whole town. The club committee, members and players work so hard to maintain such a high standard throughout the club and this final proves that their collective dedication and enthusiasm, continues to pay off.”
“As a town, we are so lucky to have such committed sports clubs, and The Town Council will continue to support them in any way we can.”
“I ask football fans throughout the town to come along with me to the final to support our side and celebrate another Bradley Stoke victory!”
Having been narrowly defeated 2-1 by Brislington Cricketers in the 2007 final, the club, who are sponsored by Lifestyle Estate Agents, will be hoping to go one better and lift the trophy this time round.
The final is to be played on Tuesday 12th April (kick-off 7:30pm) at GFA Headquarters, Oakland, Almondsbury, BS32 4AG [map].
Photo: Officials from Bradley Stoke Town FC with Town Mayor Cllr Ben Walker (centre) and Activity Centres Manager/Deputy Town Clerk John Rendell (right).
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