There was some fantastic football on show down at the Jubilee Field on Saturday afternoon as Bradley Stoke Town FC’s First Team turned the tables on Portville Warriors in a successful game that was won 2-0. This was always going to be a close game as last time the two sides met, Portville came away 2-1 winners.
The first half was fairly solid for both teams as they both looked organised on the pitch. Other than Shad Esimeng working in tandem with Lukas Entoundi creating a couple of chances and some Brad Clarke free kicks that were easily dealt with by the away goalkeeper, both teams looked fairly even, prepared and solid at the back.
With an uneventful first half the sides went into half time with no goals on the scoreboard.
When the second half began, a game looked more likely with both teams playing with a bit more passion and both looked like they wanted to come away with the three points. This made for a more interesting game with more chances at both ends; however, the first goal of the game did not come until 20 minutes before the end. This was when Lukas Entoundi spread the ball out wide to Andy Turner who invitingly lobbed the ball over the Portville keeper.
With not long left on the clock, this saw the Portville team get more frustrated. This only lead to Bradley Stoke dominating the possession and getting more of the chances, with five minutes left of the game, the ball was cleared from the BSTFC penalty area and fell nicely to striker Lukas Entoundi who ran over half the length of the field, rounded the goalkeeper and rolled the ball precisely into the bottom corner.
The final score: 2-0 to the BSTFC First Team.
Photo: BSTFC goalkeeper Brendan Wilson stays alert during a Portville attack.
Other BSTFC scores:
- Bradley Stoke Town B Team 0 – 1 Dodington FC
- Bradley Stoke Town A Team 3 – 3 Yate Athletic
(BSTFC scorers: Sam Cleaver, own goal and Dan Baker)
- Bradley Stoke Town Reserves 1 – 0 Bishopsworth
More Football: Bradley Stoke Youth FC
The big league clash of the youth game came on Sunday morning as the BSYFC Under-11 Girls White Team took on St Nicholas, who sat just one point above them before the game.
Two goals from Emily Razey and Emily Holbrook secured the win for the Whites. Razey picked up the ball on the right hand side and fired a powerful shot into the top right hand corner putting the home side 1-0 up just before half time.
As St Nicholas kept battling, the home side soon got another goal from Holbrook as she latched onto a through ball and slotted calmly under the St Nicholas keeper.
This was something that was welcomed by the sidelines and the management team of Martin Lee and Ross Lee.
Photo: Emily Holbrooke on the ball for BSYFC.
Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with BSYFC’s Martin Lee and Ross Lee:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
Other BSYFC results:
- BSYFC Under-10 Girls 2 – 0 Bristol Ladies Union
(BSYFC scorers: Amy Jones and Kayleigh Jennings)
- BSYFC Under-14 Boys 0 – 2 Wooten Rovers
- BSYFC Under-11 Boys 2 – 4 Ashton Boys
(BSYFC scorers: Kieran Underwood and Dan Carter)
Rugby: St Mary’s Old Boys RFC
St Mary’s First XV continued their winning run with a comfortable 15-10 victory over Stroud.
Running: Sole Sisters
Karen Gaman of North Bristol ladies’ running club Sole Sisters writes:
Ten Sole Sisters completed the Weston Tough Ten on Sunday. Very cold conditions but a great 10 mile Multi-Terrain course with around 800 runners taking part.
This weekend there are three half marathons that our Sole sisters are participating in; Bath, Hogweed Hilly (Chipping Sodbury) and Llanelli. Good luck to all of you!
Article by Connor Summers
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