Saturday saw just the one Bradley Stoke Town FC game beating the aftermath of the recent poor weather. The First Team were due to play Hambrook, however the game failed a pitch inspection. The B Team’s cup game against Wessex Wanderers was, however, playable. The team, who have not played a game since 1st December 2012, did not get back into the run of things very quickly as they lost the game 3-0.
In the first half, the team struggled for pace on a slippery Jubilee Field. There were consistent defensive errors and not much communication between the team. Two sloppy goals eventually got past the defence as there was not much communication or much ambition to get the ball clear. This found the team 2-0 down at half time.
In the second half, it was much of the same after some strong words from manager Steve Kerton but the side didn’t look to have improved much. With an ever deteriorating pitch, Bradley Stoke made hard work of the match and they had to scrap it out for the rest of the game. However Wessex did have to wait until within ten minutes of the end to score a third goal which sealed Bradley Stoke’s fate.
Photo: BSTFC player Andy Horne shoots for goal. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with BSTFC B Team manager Steve Kerton:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
On Sunday, Bradley Stoke Town FC Veterans won their game 4-0 against IML Veterans [full report on the BSTFC website].
More Football: Bradley Stoke Youth FC
A feast of girls’ youth football on Sunday as the Under-12s, Under-11s and Under-10s all played.
The Under-11 Girls were the first to play; they lost 4-1 to top of the league Bristol Ladies Union Yellow; Katie Jones getting the consolation as she scored a penalty at the end of the first half.
Then it was the turn of the Under-10 Girls, as they played a spirited Downend side. They successfully won that game 5-0. An impressive debutant Amy Jones scored four of the goals and the other came from Maddie Hilbert. That win sees them return to the top of the league.
Finally, it was the turn of the Under-12 Girls. “An excellent team performance,” said the manager Dominic Bevan after he saw his side overcome AEK Boco 4-0. The scorers from that game were Charlotte Woodman and the remaining goal came from Courtney Powell. This win also sees them extend their lead at the top of their division.
Photo: Bradley Stoke Youth FC Under-12 Girls in action against AEK Boco. [Photo credit: Connor Summers]
There was another game going on at the Baileys Court cricket ground on Sunday as the BSYFC Under-8s faced a talented St Valliers team. This was a great effort by the boys but sadly they lost the game.
Article by Connor Summers
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