FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton concede eight in Woodlands defeat - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton concede eight in Woodlands defeat

Rugby Editorial 8th Mar, 2023   0

BOURTON and Frankton suffered their heaviest defeat of the season after they were thrashed 8-1 by league leaders Woodlands.

Bourton’s fine recent form came to abrupt halt as Woodlands led by four goals at the break and scored a further four in the second half as Joe Pruden netted a late consolation at The Oval.

The result means Bourton sit fifth in the Coventry Alliance Football League Division Three table, six points off the top with a game in hand.

Woodlands raced into an early lead with Bourton’s misery compounded by two early injuries which included a wrist problem for their goalkeeper.




And the home side were then awarded a penalty after a goalbound effort struck a Bourton hand in the box only for the resulting spot kick to be missed.

The visitors grew into the game and enjoyed more possession as the half wore on only for some costly mistakes in defence to allow Woodlands to take a four-goal lead at the interval.


Woodlands were at their clinical best in the second half to add four more goals to their total which included a penalty and a superb long range effort.

However, Bourton did at least score a late consolation goal in the final few minutes through Pruden as Faris Ibrahim netted a hat-trick for Woodlands whilst David Baynham and Liam Carvell both scored twice and Mustafa Ibrahim struck from the bench.

Bourton are next in action away at Kenilworth Wardens Reserves on Saturday, March 11 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Kenilworth Wardens Sports Club.

Elsewhere, the club’s under-14’s won 2-1 away at league leaders Coventrians in the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Football League despite playing with 10-men.

Bourton are the league’s in-form team, despite Coventrians holding a formidable lead at the top of the table, and were rewarded for a brave start on eight minutes when Thomas Constable latched onto George Quick’s through ball and rounded the keeper to open the scoring.

Coventrians were denied an equaliser despite having the ball in the back of the net after the referee called play back for a handball.

And Bourton doubled their lead just before the half-hour mark when Elliot McGlinchey scored a superb goal from another Quick assist.

However, Bourton were reduced to 10-men just five minutes later after goalkeeper Oliver Smith was penalised for handball.

That meant Rosco Facer played the remainder of the game in goal and he even saved a second-half penalty that was put down the middle of the goal.

However, Coventrians made no mistake from the spot on 67 minutes as the ball found the corner only for Bourton to defend superbly and claim an impressive victory despite the numerical disadvantage.

The under-14’s are away at Bulkington Poppys on Sunday, March 12 with kick-off at 1.30pm.

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