The Bradley Stoke Town FC (BSTFC) B Team has progressed to the next round of the Jack Jenkins Trophy competition with a 3-1 win over Wanderers Reserves.
The game was played on the top Jubilee pitch which was muddy when they started and resembled a farmyard by the time they had finished! Definitely not a day for skilful football – even turning with the ball was a bit of a challenge!
However, putting their disaster of last week behind them, the team played with determination and were 1-0 up after 15minutes after Sean Watts outpaced a defender, rounded the keeper and put the ball into an empty net.
A saved penalty and two more goals from Sean Watts gave the team a 3-0 lead. Wanderers did get a goal back in the last 10 minutes of the game but the very muddy team were delighted with their win.
Photo: Bradley Stoke Town FC’s B Team celebrate their cup win over Wanderers Reserves. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Football: Bradley Stoke Town FC First Team
The BSTFC First Team took on AEK Boco on Saturday. Conditions weren’t great, as you can imagine, however the game started with both teams trying to play attractive football. By the time the game was ten minutes in you could tell it was going to be one of those days where the teams really have to battle for possession and struggle to keep the ball. Bradley Stoke defence had to soak up a lot of pressure, a lot more than they needed to, until Jon Welsh changed the formation and then they looked a bit more attacking and not as pressured at the back. However, with both sides struggling with the conditions, the half time score remained 0-0.
The second half was a bit better as both teams knew what the pitch was like but the conditions deteriorated as the game went on. Chances came from Andy Turner and Nick Favell, both hitting the woodwork, but the conditions did not suit the skills of Shad Esimeng and Lukas Entoundi.
As the tension built up you knew someone had to get a goal soon and it was the visitors that made the breakthrough, the ball was struck from the edge of the penalty area and hit a defender; this sent the ball flying over Bradley Stoke goalkeeper Brendan Wilson for goal that he could do nothing about. With ten minutes left the home side scrambled to get a goal back and salvage a point but it wasn’t to be.
At the final whistle the score was 1-0 and AEK Boco took all three points in a game that really could have gone either way.
The Reserves played at Wick and drew 2-2; goals from J. Lee and K. Gray.
The A Team lost 3-2 at Stanton Drew; goals from S. Cleaver and C. Tucker.
Football: Bradley Stoke Youth FC
Sunday afternoon on the Baileys Court field saw a thrilling derby between the Bradley Stoke Youth FC under-7s and the Bradley Stoke United under-7s. The first half was all about Callum Scriven when he got three quick goals in the first game to seal his hat-trick nice and early: 3-0.
In the second half another two goals from Jagger and two goals from Bradley Stoke United meant that the first game ended 5-2.
This was looking promising as the Bradley Stoke Youth under-7s were looking for their third straight win.
The second game led to more success for the home side as they were producing some more great football which led to another pleasing score line for manager Martin Lee and his coaching staff.
The goals in the second half came from Joel North and Jem Baker.
An excellent team display from the boys saw an aggregate score of 9-2. A fantastic day for the enthusiastic BSYFC U7 team, who now go three games without loss! And they have now won both home and away!
The under-11 girls (white) drew 1-1 with Longwell Green; goalscorer: Laura Hewlett.
The under-10 girls drew 1-1 with a strong and well organised Portishead; goalscorer: Emily Hulbert.
Wheelchair basketball: South West Scorpions
Jen Browning coaches with the South West Scorpions wheelchair basketball club, which is based at the WISE Campus in Stoke Gifford. The club has three teams that compete in national leagues and are always looking for new members.
Jen was recently named ‘Coach of the Year’ at the 2012 South Gloucestershire Sports Awards.
Listen to Connor’s interview with Jen to find out more:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
BMX: Bristol BMX Club
Patchway-based Bristol BMX club held their annual presentation night at The Hilton Hotel on Saturday night.
All riders who competed in the two summer series were awarded medals or trophies – presented by the British Junior Men’s Champion Ryan Stack. As well as rewarding all riders, special awards were given out on the night:
- Josh Garland – Best Newcomer 2012 (under 12)
- Jamie Phillips – Most Improved Rider (under 12)
- Harry Little – Most Improved Rider (13 plus)
- Graham Watts – Most Improved Rider (30 plus)
- Personality of the year – Ben Walters
- Outstanding Contribution to the club – Deb and Allen Bessle
The award of Rider of the Year went to 6-year-old Betsy Bax who is ranked 5th in the world in her age group.
Article by Connor Summers
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