FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton held in first game since turn of the year - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton held in first game since turn of the year

Rugby Editorial 17th Jan, 2024 Updated: 17th Jan, 2024   0

BOURTON and Frankton twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Dunlop Reserves in their first game since the turn of the year.

A late goal from substitute Kyle Young earned Bourton a point after Stuart Atkins drew the visitors level in the first half at Dunlop Sports and Social Club.

The result means Bourton sit seventh in the Coventry Alliance Division Three table.

Dunlop broke the deadlock midway through the first half after Bourton were caught out overplaying at the back.

However, the visitors equalised soon after when Atkins sent a header into the top corner at the back post from Daniel McManus’s corner.

The home side reclaimed the lead just before half time when a long ball over the top saw the Dunlop striker through on goal before duly applying the finish.

And Bourton eventually rescued a point in the final few minutes as Young lobbed the Dunlop goalkeeper to earn the visitors a share of the spoils.

Bourton are next in action at home to Coventry Colliery Reserves on Saturday, January 20 with kick-off at 2.15pm at The Field.

Elsewhere, the club’s under-15 side claimed an impressive 3-2 win away at previously unbeaten league leaders Chapelfield Colts in the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Football League.

Goals from Thomas Constable and Riley Thompson helped inflict a first defeat of the season on Chapelfield in Bourton’s first game since the end of November last year.

The club’s under-15’s side are away at Hillmorton Juniors on Sunday, January 21 with kick-off at 10.30am.


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