Bradley Stoke Town FC First Team exits cup

Adam Hay (BSTFC) in action against Downend Foresters.

Bradley Stoke Town FC’s First Team travelled to Downend to face Downend Foresters in the Junior South Cup. The game was tense but ended 5-3 to Downend.

It was, however, Bradley Stoke who scored first, a magnificent through ball from midfielder Brad Clarke played in Lukas Entoundi who was able to beat the keeper, slotting the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Shortly after, Downend were able to equalise through a corner ball, the ball was not cleared and was mashed home by Paul Kennedy.

The pairing of Lukas Entoundi and Brad Clarke then produced a bit of magic when Entoundi crossed a ball into the box which was perfectly met by Clarke who headed home to edge the Hornets into the lead once more. Downend were able to equalise once again through Matt Smith who lobbed over the Bradley Stoke keeper after finding the end of a lofted ball over the Bradley Stoke defence. Downend took the lead after this for the first time in the game when Devon Meck back heeled another cross that was not cleared from the Hornet’s defence.

The half-time score: Downend Foresters 3, Bradley Stoke 2.

After the interval the game got a little tenser and Bradley Stoke upped their game! Adam Hay, returning for the weekend from university, got the visitors back on track when a strong Shad Esimeng squared the ball and found his powerful run which was timed beautifully enabling him to tap the ball into an open net.

It was Downend who got the fourth goal when a long throw in came in and everybody watched the ball over their heads and into the net with the slightest of touches from Paul Kennedy who claimed his second of the game.

After this, Bradley Stoke boss John Welsh moved to a more attacking formation leaving three in defence. Bradley Stoke dug deep for a last minute equaliser that would have sent the game straight to penalties but they were caught short at the back and Downend were able to seal the last goal of the game through Chris Johnston, thereby ending the Hornet’s cup hopes.

Photo (click to enlarge): Adam Hay in action against Downend Foresters. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]

More football: Other BSTFC results

Stockwood Wanderers 4 – 3 Bradley Stoke Town FC ‘A’

All other local football was affected by the rain and bad weather.

Judo: Patchway Judo Club

Last week Patchway Judo Club attended some competitions doing very well! Here are some of the medals won:

Irish Open – Dublin

  • Reece Peacock – Bronze
  • Sam Finn – u81 Silver
  • Alex Bright – u73 Bronze

Tye Glos Open

  • Conor Madden – Silver
  • Chris Field – Silver
  • Finley Norton – Silver
  • Liam Conway – Silver


  • Harvey Hirst – Silver
  • Oscar Norton – Silver
  • Finley Norton – Silver


  • Ozzy Gowen – Silver

Another well done to Rachel Bennett and Reece Peacock who have made it into the England squad. Also coach Luke Tavener who has won the Patchway Sports Association Outstanding Individual Award for services to sport.

Rachael Bennett and Reece Peacock of Patchway Judo Club.

Photo: Rachael Bennett and Reece Peacock, who have both been selected for the England squad.

Netball: Bradley Stoke Netball Club

Bradley Stoke Netball Club.

Bradley Stoke 1sts 30 – 45 Mavericks
Player: Jo Max
Players’ Player: Sophie Keen and Jo Max
“Bradley Stoke started off well in the first quarter, making good attacking moves, strong feeds in the shooting circle, and putting the pressure on in the defence end. They ended the 1st quarter winning 10-7. Mavericks made a few tactical changes to their line-up, putting more height in their defence circle to rattle the Bradley Stoke Shooters. Even though BSNC lost, the score doesn’t reflect on how well the team played. They fought till the end, winning the 4th quarter 9-6.”

Bradley Stoke 2nds 38 – 40 NatWest
Player: Jo A
Players’ Player: Jo A

Bradley Stoke 3rds 31 – 43 Panthers
Player: Lou M
Players’ Player: Lynn

Bradley Stoke 4ths 28 – 10 Sparkes
Player: Katie M
Players’ Player: Jenna

Running: Sole Sisters North Bristol Running Club

This week saw one of our Sole Sisters, Alison Weeks, fly out to New York for the iconic New York City Marathon.

With flights to New York cancelled, we were pleased to hear Ali’s flight was going ahead, and that she had arrived safely in New York despite the appalling weather conditions following Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, late Friday evening it was officially announced that the New York City Marathon would not be taking place due to the resources required for the cleanup. It takes months and months of training and preparation to run a marathon. so we’re hoping Alison’s place will be deferred to next year and she gets her chance to run in the world’s largest marathon.

This week we saw 30 new ladies complete our six week beginners course. Many of the ladies had never run before and they should all be very proud and pleased with themselves for reaching their 4 mile target. They will now join our regular 4, 5 and 6 mile groups on Monday evenings. Well done ladies. Next beginner’s course starts 21st January 2013.

The Bradley Stoke Sport Report is written by 15-year-old Connor Summers, who hosts a weekly Sports Show on Bradley Stoke Radio (BSR). Listen to Connor’s radio show from 6pm every Sunday.

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