On Sunday morning there was some excellent football on show at St Ursula’s Academy where league leaders Bradley Stoke Youth FC’s Under-10 Girls took on a third place Westbury Foxes side in a game to secure second place in the Bristol Girls’ League.
The game started really brightly with both teams having a chance to attack. Kayleigh Jennings coming close for the visitors whilst at the other end, Lydia Tang in the Bradley Stoke goalmouth made some outstanding saves to keep her team in the game. Eventually, however, the first goal of the game went to Westbury, a huge throw in from one of their midfield players volleyed in spectacularly past a strong Lydia Tang in the goalmouth by Simran Kaur.
The lead was maintained up to half time and Bradley Stoke went into the break a goal down.
This was how it stayed for the remainder of the game, although during the second half Bradley Stoke were playing the better football and had several chances from Kayleigh Jennings, Daisy Ackerman and Aimee Jones, but the home keeper kept strong and the game ended 1-0.
After this game, Westbury Foxes have the advantage to claim second place, however it is still possible for Bradley Stoke Under-10 girls to claim the runners-up spot.
Photo: BSYFC’s Kayleigh Jennings in action against Westbury.
More football: Bradley Stoke Town FC results
BSTFC Firsts 2-2 St Pancras
The first team threw away a 2-0 lead to take just one point away from a game that could easily have been won. Goals from Andy Turner making it three in three and Tom Osbourne also scoring for the Hornets.
BSTFC Reserves won 3-0 (Zobir Homoyoun, Sam Chilcott and Adam Sykes)
BSTFC A Team won 4-1 (Sam Cleaver, Dan Corrick and Paul Zambryski (2))
BSTFC B Team Lost 4-3
Listen to Connor Summers’s interview with BSTFC First Team manager Jon Welsh:
Audio clip courtesy of Connor Summers and Bradley Stoke Radio
Rugby: St Mary’s Old Boys RFC
St Mary’s First Team lost 11-48 to Drybrook.
However the Under-15s proved too strong for a spirited Cheltenham Tigers side.
In the first half the match was fairly even with the half time score being 12-5, St Mary’s had a few chances that weren’t capitalised on but the Tigers’ pack was very strong and caused the St. Mary’s pack some difficulty.
After some words of encouragement at half time from the coaching staff, emphasising the direction to be taken in the second half, the squad dominated.
Excellent rucking and counter-rucking from the forwards gave a strong platform for the backs to use some quick ball.
As ever, the defence was strong from both the forwards and backs. Tries from both the forwards and the backs came in the second half and some difficult conversions were also achieved.
Overall an excellent cup victory for the under-15 side; they advance through to the semi-final of the Gloucester Cup.
Judo: Bradley Stoke Judo Club
Success for Bradley Stoke Judo Club at the British Schools Championships in Sheffield, where club members picked up eight medals:
Alex Salman and Scott Bennett
Tatum Keen and Megan Robinson
Ryan Salman, Bethan Andrews, Issac Mathews and Ethan Nairne
Photo: Gold medallist Scott Bennett in action at the championships.
Gymnastics: Bradley Stoke Gymnastics Club
Jackie Lewis writes:
Bradley Stoke Gymnastics Club (formerly known as Bowsland Green Gym Club) have recently had a superb result at the South West Acrobatic Preliminaries Competition in Sherborne, Dorset.
On 3rd March we entered eight trios and pairs of gymnasts in varying grades and we came away with six of those winning medals: four golds, one silver and one bronze. There are around 15 regional clubs which enter into this competition, from Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Cornwall.
This is fantastic achievement as we are only a small family run club with around 40 gymnasts competing against other clubs who have a membership running into hundreds.
Two of our groups who achieved gold in their round have made it through to the National Finals in May in Stoke-on-Trent. This is tremendous achievement as this was the first competition two of the girls have ever entered.
Gymnasts through to the Nationals are: Ellie Bennett, Amber Lewis and Nadia Woodman in Prep B Womens Group; Mia Vindel and Olivia Hood in Prep B Womens Pairs.
Head Coach Chris Wilcox and Assistant Coach Rachael Moore welcome any new members to come and give Sport Acrobatics a try. We train Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Fiddlers Wood Lane on Mondays 4 pm- 6pm for girls and boys aged 5 and up. Contact Chris on 07909 514153.
Article by Connor Summers
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