FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton ease past RS Sports Reserves - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton ease past RS Sports Reserves

Rugby Editorial 28th Mar, 2023 Updated: 28th Mar, 2023   0

BOURTON and Frankton made it back-to-back wins with a comfortable 3-0 victory against lowly RS Sports Reserves to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Joe Pruden opened the scoring before George Smith and Carl Williams sealed the points with second-half goals in the club’s final home game of the season at The Field.

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

RS Sports had the better of the chances in the opening 20 minutes as Bourton took control of the game as the half progressed despite playing into a strong wind.

And the home side broke the deadlock before half time when Pruden tapped in at the back post from Michael Lunn’s left-wing cross

Bourton looked to extend their lead after the break as several chances came and went before Dexter Robison hit the post.

However, the home side eventually doubled their lead when Smith produced a cool finish when one-on-one with the RS Sports goalkeeper from Pruden’s through ball.

And Bourton secured the points when Williams found the net with a left-footed effort with range with the RS Sports keeper out of position.

Bourton are next in action away at GNP Sports on Saturday, April 1 with kick-off at 2.15pm at Yelverton Road.

Elsewhere, the club’s under-14 side beat Meriden Lions 6-3 in a nine-goal thriller in the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Football League.

Bourton opened the scoring after some great link-up play between George Quick and Freddy Young before the latter played a firm pass into the path of Thomas Constable who smashed the ball into the net from close range.

And Bilal Naushahil doubled Bourton’s lead on 20 minutes with a finish into the bottom right corner after Meriden failed to deal with Quick’s long throw.

However, Meriden pulled a goal back after confusion reigned in the Bourton box at a corner before the visitors drew level at the break after Bourton failed to clear their lines which allowed the Meriden striker to equalise.

Bourton reclaimed the lead five minutes into the second period as Naushahil turned provider to set up Quick who found the back of the net with style under pressure.

The visitors clawed their way back into the game for a second time with a speculative effort from distance only for Bourton to respond almost immediately as Naushahil finished from Caide Israel’s pass.

And Bourton finally sealed the win when Israel converted Young’s free kick from just outside the box following a goalmouth scramble.

Young completed the scoring with a confident finish from Quick’s lofted through ball as Bourton’s youngsters secured an impressive victory.


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