As we come into what is suppose to be SPRING with its zero temperatures, we take a look how local football club Bradley Stoke Town FC have been performing on and off the field.
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1st Team v Portville Warriors (Win 2-0)
An impressive win for the 1st Team, which saw them inflict only the second defeat of the season for Portville. Goals being scored by Andy Turner and Lucas Entoundi.
The Reserves’ game was the only one of all the BSTFC Teams to escape postponement this weekend and so had a good crowd of support from the club. Hoping to kick on from their great 7-1 result the previous week, the first 20 minutes of the matched look promising for the Reserves.
This should have been a platform for the Reserves to launch themselves from but unfortunately they allowed Soundwell back into the game. A corner fell to the Soundwell player on the edge of the 18 yard area. He was allowed to take a touch and shot which hit the inside of the post but fell to a fellow Soundwell player who had an easy tap in.
After the half time break it was Soundwell who had the majority of the possession but the Bradley Stoke side having the better chances. The Reserves lost winger Zobir Homoyoun to injury which saw the introduction of Sam Chillcott. The Reserves were now boasting a forward front line of 3 players whose combined age work out at triple figures!
The Reserves continued to be a danger to the Soundwell goal with Matt Smith having a goal disallowed for offside and players Adam Sykes, O’Connell, Chillcott coming close and may have had the chance to do better.
The game finished 1-1, with the home side travelling to Bishopsworth next week for what is sure to be a tough test.
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A late Seymour United Reserves equaliser in the dying moments of the game denied Bradley Stoke Town 1st Team a winning start to 2013. All the other BSTFC games were postponed due to the weather, but the 1st Team game against Seymour did get the go ahead.
After going a goal down in the first half, substitute Craig Potter headed the Hornets level, before Lucas Entoundi fired the away side ahead. With only minutes remaining, a shot-cum-cross from Seymour’s striker trickled into the back of the net, to earn the home side an undeserved point with a 2-2 draw.
After more than two months without a game, it took the Hornets time to get going on a surprisingly good pitch following the extreme winter weather.
The best chances of the half fell to right back Ben Osbourne. Firstly, a low near post Andy Turner cross was met by Osbourne’s diving header, however his effort hit the post. He then had a chance to give the Hornets the lead after Entoundi crossed into his path, however Osbourne’s shot went wide.
The first goal came after the Hornets lost possession in their own half. A quick forward pass from midfield found its way to the Seymour striker, who prodded the ball past Brendan Wilson in the Hornet’s net.
The second half started more brightly, and the introduction of Potter, after a year blighted by injury, added some composure in the Hornet’s team. After a long period of dominating possession, Potter rose highest from a corner to head Bradley Stoke level.
Shortly afterwards, Brad Clark played Entoundi through, and he shifted the ball onto his right foot before smashing the ball home. More chances fell to BSTown, with Shadrack Asimeng coming close on his left, and Adam Sykes diving low to direct his header goalwards, only to see it saved by the keeper.
Despite looking comfortable, Bradley Stoke were made to pay for earlier missed chances, and the disappointment on the player’s faces was evident at the end of a game that should have been won.
Match report by Martin Lee | Monday 10th December 2012
This match was played in a different format where we played 3 games of 20 mins duration and used 3 totally different teams in each game. This allowed more children to play football against a St Vallier team who had just the 12 players.
Team 1: Alex Bridges (GK), Caiden Wakefield, Curtis Pope, Joel Fulco, Ethan Robinson, Will Davies, Theo Woodward. Playing up the slope we played really well but just got caught on the break to lose 1-0.
Team 2: Alex Horne (GK), Joseph Sewell, Daniel Kingsley, Cameron Low, Fletcher Taylor, Dennis Sullivan, Lewis Jones. Playing down the slope we played really well and Cameron Low got the winning goal after 9 mins. Win 1-0.
Overall Score 1-2 to St Vallier’s
Man of the matches were:
Game 1 - Will Davies for his strong tackling and good positioning.
Game 2 - Lewis Jones for his strong tackling and good runs.
Game 3 - Cameron Taylor for his strong defensive work and communication.
Well played to everyone and just a little unlucky in a very close match.
The BS Vets had a game on the Sunday in the Gloucestershire Vets League picking up a 3-1 win against Lockeaze.
On a frankly wet and miserable day the mighty orange set about lighting up the weekend. Indeed in the first minute a burst from Adam ‘Speedy Gonzales’ Sykes saw him deliver a low cross that fell nicely for Carlos the Jackal. The gaffer was getting ready to wager his house on an early goal when the ace striker inexplicably drove straight at the keeper. No matter, Carlos would have his moment late on.
Thereafter the game settled into a positive pattern for the home side. Moving the ball well, messrs Poulsom, Chappell, Welsh and Godfrey were forming neat triangles and dominating possession. Lockleaze were conceding the ball cheaply and a lovely cross from Rich Williams saw Welshy go close with a header. Shortly after Chris ‘the beast’ Godden tried his luck but saw his effort fly over. Eventually Lockleaze found a foothold in the game and a powerful drive was dealt with effortlessly by new stopper Brendon Wilson, who was confidence incarnate.
A competitive half ended 0-0 with all to play for and the orange set about winning the game as the rain lifted. Good work by Thwaitesy saw Adam gather with the keeper stranded and in a moment of Best-like calm he lobbed in for the opener. The back four, featuring a magisterial Martin Lee, were looking solid and saw off some dangerous looking corners before MOM Chris Howell released Carlos who prodded home neatly.
Lockleaze, to their credit, battled on and carved out an opportunity down the right. The ball broke kindly and they were back in it. Things were a bit nervy until BS Vets countered and Carlos produced the concluding act of the game with a rasping, rising drive worthy to win any game.
So the orange march on to a stern test vs early pace-setters Winterbourne next game.
Match report by Vets Manager Jim Tickner
For more information on any of the Bradley Stoke Town FC Matches visit www.bstfc.co.uk
This weekend saw only one BSTFC game survive Saturday’s wet weather – grass pitches were off but the 3G rubber crumb pitch at the Imperial Ground was ready to rumble.
This was always going to be a tough one for the BSTFC B Team, a match between 2 teams at either ends of the league table. Dodington flying high and BSTFC currently rooted at the bottom after having points deducted for a clerical error. However the team set about it with determination and were matching Dodington on the super slick pitch with their fast passing, keeping it on the deck which has been drummed into the team from all the coaches. Chances were few and far between with both sides limited to 2 chances each in the first half. Then, with just 2 minutes left on the clock before half time, a Dodington striker managed to get a shot away which just alluded Brendan in goal. Disappointingly at half time the team were down 1-0.
Manager Steve Kerton gave a lot of praise at half time which was well deserved as both teams were equally matched and there was still hope to get something out of the game. With the second half started, the team pressed on and again chances were there but not converted, with one shot hitting the post and another being saved on the line…it was not the B team’s day and two breakaway goals saw Doddington win the match 3-0.
Match report by Martin Lee & Adam Sykes
For more information on any of the Bradley Stoke Town FC Matches visit www.bstfc.co.uk
Match Report by‚ Martin Lee | Sunday 18th November 2012
In the mud but still playing well! The local derby saw BSYFC U7′s v Bradley Stoke United .. which is always a tight close game between these two clubs.
Ethan Robinson‚ did some strong running today, Alex Horne‚ in goal again performed really well with some strong kicking, Harrison Mortlock‚ did some good defending and held his position better, Caiden Wakefield in defence looked strong, Fletcher Taylor did some good work all around the pitch, Adrian Arrivabene was tackling well and had some good runs and Alex Bridges was strong in defence with some crunching tackles.
The second game started and after 7 mins Joel North scored with a low shot. Then 3 mins later Joel scored again and then after 14 mins he tapped in his third for a half-time score of 3-0. The second half was a lot of effort and close calls but we could not getthe ball in the net until after 19 mins Jem Baker made a run through to slot the ball in the far bottom corner for 4-0.
All 4 BSTFC teams had games this weekend which is very rare for the club.
The Reserves can thank Mo Amin for their 2-1 win over Shaftesbury. His two goals were enough to secure the win despite The Reserves coming under a lot of pressure in the second half.
Unfortunately the winning trend wasn’t continued by the ‘B’ Team, as they succombed to a 4-1 defeat. Dax Baker grabbed the consolation goal for The Hornets, after some good work by the ever-impressive Sean Watts.
There was only one game last weekend for the BSTFC teams, as the 1st Team travelled to play Portville Warriors at Clevedon Town’s Hand Stadium.
They got off to a fantastic start after only 4 mins when a 20 yard shot from Brad Clark could only be parried out by the Portville keeper. Adam Sykes was the first player to react and calmly played the ball in to the goal. Portville started to pressure the BSTFC goal straight from the re start and eventually after 10 minutes the pressure played off. Portville played the ball down the line for their striker to run on to but as his played the ball past BSTFC defender Mike Perham into the area and Perham made a challenge that brought down the Portville player and had the referee pointing directly to the spot.
Portville dispatched the penalty with BSTFC keeper Nathan Corney coming within inches of stopping the shot.
With both sides creating chances it was Portville who took the lead minutes before half time, after a counter attack that had capitalised on a BSTFC mistake.
The 2nd half saw BSTFC create all the chances with BSTFC keeper Corney not having to save one shot. Ben Osborne and Brad Clark both came close to equalising but the Portville keeper was in outstanding form and managed to keep his side in the lead.
The game finished 2-1 to Portville with the BSTFC Jon Welsh that his side didn’t get at least the point that thoroughly deserved.
Photos courtesy of Matt Burch
Top: Was it a penalty?!?!?! Mike Perham brings down the Portville player for the penalty.
Right: Nick Favell heads the ball away.
It was a win, a draw and a loss for The Hornet’s last weekend, with the ‘A’ Team leading by example.
The ‘A’ Team took on local rivals Patchway North End in a game that always involves drama. The pitch at the Jubilee Centre survived an early pitch inspection on Saturday morning, but a torrential downpour immediately prior to kick-off meant that conditions were far from ideal. The A Team made a bright start and dominated possession. After 21 minutes they got the reward for their play when a Patchway defender turned Adam Townsend’s cross into his own net. The lead was doubled on 40 minutes when in-form striker Paul Zambrzycki scrambled Dan Corrick’s header into the net. However, with their only attack of the first half, Patchway found a way back into the game when they capitalised on a defensive error to pull a goal back just before half-time. As the playing conditions worsened in the second half, the game died out as a spectacle and this suited Patchway’s “route-one” style of play. One of the few highlights of the half was a rasping 25-yard drive from Bradley Stoke’s Chris Hughes that cannoned off the underside of the crossbar. Despite some pressure from Patchway in the closing minutes, Bradley Stoke’s defence dealt with the pressure relatively comfortably and the home side held on for a 2-1 win. Man of the Match was midfielder Chris Hughes – who now has the impressive record of having received the award in both of his first two games for the club.
Andy Hurrell’s late volley ensured the 1st Team continued their recent unbeaten form against rivals De Veys. A resurgent second half performance after a sloppy first half secured a point for John Welsh’s First Team. Welsh’s selection hand was forced in part due to numerous injuries and absences with Craig Potter, Stuart Pyett, Matt Hull and Nick Favell all unavailable. He started with Lucas Entoundi and Shadrack Asimeng upfront, with Brad Clark, Ed Linsdale, Andy Turner and Adam Sykes supporting from the midfield. At the back, last week’s finishing four started this week, with Ben Osborne partnering Andy Troke in the centre, with Andy Hurrell and Tom Osborne at full back and Nathan Corney in goal. The Hornets started the game on the back foot, and De Veys enjoyed lots of possession and chances early on. Stand in keeper Corney kept the home side at bay with some fantastic saves, including one from a point blank range header, which he stopped on the line. The deadlock was broken half an hour in however, and Corney could do nothing about the finish after the De Vays winger muscled his way into the area before finishing well.
There were some half chances for The Hornets in the first half, with Clark, Asimeng and Sykes all trying their luck to no avail. Before the break, De Veys should have increased their lead with numerous chances, but The Hornets rode their luck, and were grateful to hear the whistle for half time. Following stern words and some changes at the break, Andy Horne came on to replace Hurrell with Ben Osborne moving to right back and Horne coming on at the back. This gave The Hornets some additional structure and width, and the football soon began to flow, with Linsdale and Clark at the heart of all The Hornets play. Chances soon began to present themselves, with the best one falling to Sykes, after he muscled his way in front of a defender only to see his shot saved well.
With The Hornets in the ascendency, Welsh introduced Sam Chillcott to the game, and Hurrell returned to the pitch in his more familiar wide right position. It was from the wide right position that The Hornets looked most threatening, with mutiple crosses troubling the De Veys defence. The deserved equalising goal came from a typical Bradley Stoke set piece. Ben Osbourn’s long throw from the right hand side was flicked on by the ever dominant Linsdale, and volleyed home by Hurrell, who timed his run to perfection. The draw continues The Hornet’s recent return to form, and there were a lot of positives to take from a very accomplished second half display. The next test for Welsh is against bottom of the league Miners, who have yet to pick up a point this season. Welsh will be hoping his team will be able to make it four unbeaten games in a row when they welcome the Miners to the Nest.
It was not a good result for The Reserves however, despite enjoying large spells of possession and creating numerous chances against Talbot Knowle Reserves. The Reserves succombed to a 2-0 defeat which leaves them towards the bottom of the table, however they have only played four games and have some games in hand against the teams near them in the table.
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It was “Cup Fever” for two of the BSTFC Teams this weekend with both the A & B Teams playing in their respective league cup matches.
It was not the start Bradley Stoke Town wanted as all three teams playing at the weekend suffered defeats.
The Reserves went down 3-2 against Made for Ever Reserves, the ‘A’ Team lost 4-0 to new outfit Cesson and the ‘B’ Team lost 7-3 to Broadwalk.
In The Reserves’ away game (in which they were wearing their new kit provided by new sponsors Bradley Stoke Matters!) Sam Chillcott grabbed both goals yet despite a large amount of possession, they were undone by three long balls that resulted in conceded goals. Despite the loss, there were positives performances for The Reserves, and manager Ben Pearce identified a number of players who played well, including Man of the Match, James Holbrook.
The A Team played away to Cesson, at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. The team started brightly and were probably the better side for the first 25 minutes. However, the Hornets conceded a goal against the run of play on 25 minutes and the players heads immediately started to drop. Cesson begin to take control of the game and profited from a number of errors in the Bradley Stoke defence and scored two goals in quick succession, to make the score 3-0 at half-time. After some half-time soul searching, the A Team played much better in the second half, but were unable to prevent Cesson scoring a fourth goal. The game finished Cesson 4 Bradley Stoke Town A 0. One of the few positives taken from the game was the performance of Graeme Marshall, who was deservedly awarded Man of the Match.
Steve Kerton’s opening game in charge of the ‘B’ side was also started with a loss, after conceding an early goal they equalised soon after thanks to the impressive Sean Watts. Although mistakes proved costly as Broadwalk, who are currently viewed as one of the favourites to win the division scored a quick couple of goals and went in at half time 4-1 up. The start of the second half saw Broadwalk further extend their lead to 5-1 but the B Team did not give up. A further goal from Watts and goal from Dan Wren saw the scoreline at 5-3. However, any hopes of a comeback were soon dashed as Broadwalk converted a further two chances to make the final score 7-3. With a young side having an average age of 20 there are a lot of promising signs for the B Team and their future with the pick of the players Sean Watts picking up the Man of the Match award.
Bradley Stoke Town FC has become an integral part of the town since being founded in 2005. There are four senior teams; 1st’s, Reserves, A & B Teams. They play their home games at the Jubilee Centre, where the pitches are provided and maintained by the local council. The club’s ethos is to provide a friendly atmosphere for members to enjoy their football, to foster loyalty, encourage and reward effort, as well as promoting the town and the local community of Bradley Stoke. They have also forged ties with Bradley Stoke Youth FC to encourage the oldest members to join, but with four teams representing the Club, they are always on the lookout for new players to help improve the quality of the squad from across Bristol.
Pre Season has now started on the sports fields at Bradley Stoke Community School on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8pm. If you would like to join a friendly, ambitious and sociable club. Then please contact Mr Ian Drew by email (Ian@BSTFC.CO.UK) for further details or just turn up on Tuesday night at 6:20pm and introduce yourself.
Bradley Stoke Town Football Club is delighted to announce that last weekend’s charity match, which saw the Club field 16 squad players from all teams to face a celebrity and ex pro ‘Mayor’s XI’, ended with £1,400 collected and donated to Heart’s ‘Have A Heart’ Campaign in association with Childline.
BSTFC spokesman Rich Sears said,
“There are so many thank you’s, it is impossible to list but a big thank you to Ben Walker, Heart, all at Bradley Stoke Town Council, the players and of course the public who donated their time and money to this great event”.
“We had over 240 spectators and the club itself, showed how improved they have been recently by only losing 3-2. But in the end, the charity was the winner and we were delighted to have been part of it”.
“We are hoping to plan another event of this kind next year, in which we hope the people of Bradley Stoke can once again show their fantastic support, as they did so well on this occasion”.
Well done to everyone for a fun afternoon of football on such a very hot day! The Bar BQ and ice creams went down well. The raffle was called by Troy from Heart in the Clubhouse after the match with prizes ranging from a signed Bristol Rovers shirt, to Bristol City tickets, wine, chocolates and a gift voucher for Pets at Home. We look forward to next year’s event!
BSTFC Hosts Celebrity and Ex Pro Charity Football Match for Heart FM’s ‘Have a Heart’ Campaign – this SaturdayWednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Family fun at the Jubilee Centre this Saturday 26th May, Gates Open at 1pm for Match Kick Off at 2pm. BBQ and refreshments available, Jubilee Centre Bar open for drinks for adults and children.
All eyes will on Bradley Stoke Town FC as they host a charity match for Heart’s ‘Have A Heart’ Campaign in which all proceeds will go Childline. Bradley Stoke Town FC will field players from all it’s four adult teams and they will face a celebrity and ex pro eleven consisting of:
Celebrity & Pro Squad
PARIS TROY - Heart Breakfast
ED PALMER - Heart Breakfast
PAUL BURLING - Britain’s Got Talent
STEVE THOMPSON - Semi Pro
JOHN RENDELL - Ex Cardiff City
TOM WHITE - Ex Bristol Rovers & Yeovil
PAUL NUTTALL - Ex Tranmere Rovers
BILLY CLARKE - Ex Bristol Rovers
FRANKIE BENNETT - Ex Bristol Rovers
ANDY TILLSON - Ex Bristol Rovers, QPR, Walsall
STEVE WHITE - Ex Rovers, Luton, Swindon & Cardiff
TOMMY DOHERTY - Ex Bristol City (Currently Bath City)
DAVE GILROY - Currently Chippenham Town FC
On behalf of Bradley Stoke Town FC, Rich Sears said,
“We would dearly love as many people as possible to come to the event from
Bradley Stoke and the surrounding area to not only see stars from the past but to also cheer on this charity match and dig deep into their pockets for this great cause”.
“The Heart Angels will also be there to do face painting for the kids and we have refreshments available including a BBQ”.
For further information, please contact Rich Sears on 07986 164034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradley Stoke Town’s 1st XI put paid to the misery of defeat last weekend by claiming a 3-0 victory over Iron Acton Reserves. The win, thanks to goals from Matt Hull, Adam Hay and Matt Burgess, keeps the 1st XI’s promotion hopes alive and sends them into next Saturday’s home match against Bendix full of confidence.
In a game for the spectator, Bradley Stoke Town ‘A’ Team drew 4-4 against promotion hopefuls Westerleigh Sports. Goals from Jeremy Techer, Adam Sykes, Graeme Marshall and Dimitri Koubi secured a point from a game in which The Hornets were 2-0 up before finding themselves 4-3 down. It was Koubi who was the hero, as he grabbed the late equaliser to give the ‘A’ Team the point that they deserved.
It was super six for the second weekend in a row for the ‘B’ Team, as they destroyed lowly Wessex Wanderers ‘A’ 6-1 thanks to a quadruple from Mo Mortazavi and goals from Joe Ashton and Dan Corrick. The win fills the ‘B’ with confidence going into the final part of the season, and they still have an outside chance of promotion.
All four Bradley Stoke Town teams have games this Saturday with the 1st XI playing at The Jubilee Centre at 2.30pm, and the other three teams playing away. The bar is open to everyone at 4pm and children are welcome. For more information, visit www.bstfc.co.uk.
Bradley Stoke Town 1st XI continued their charge up the Bristol and District Division 2 table with a comfortable 5-3 victory over South Central Bristol.
Goals from Tom Anderson-Dixon (2), Matt Hull (2) and Ed Linsdale were enough to see The Hornet’s 1st XI claim their 8th win in 10 games which sees them in 4th place in the table, with good prospects of promotion.
Bradley Stoke Town ‘A’ Team were unable to convert large amounts of pressure into points, as they succumbed to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Rangeworthy Reserves. Graeme Marshall equalised for The Hornets after they went down to an early goal, but a late penalty turned the tie in their opponents favour as they ran out winners.
The 1st XI’s next game is at the Jubilee Centre on Saturday 3rd March at 2.30pm. All supporters welcome on the side-line and in the clubhouse ‘The Hornet’s Nest’.
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