FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton late show secures points against Folly Lane - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton late show secures points against Folly Lane

Rugby Editorial 24th Mar, 2023   0

JORDAN Jackson scored twice as Bourton and Frankton left it late to beat Folly Lane 3-1 having trailed at half time.

Jackson levelled early in the second period and then completed the scoring after Ed Spencer netted a late winner at Ashington Grove.

The result means Bourton sit fifth in the the Coventry Alliance Football League Division Three table.

Folly Lane broke the deadlock close to the half-hour mark when their striker won back possession and capitalised on a mistake and heavy touch by theĀ  Bourton defence.




And Bourton goalkeeper Daniel McManus made a crucial save just before half time to keep the visitors in the contest.

Bourton improved after the break and grabbed a deserved equaliser when Jackson found the net from the edge of the penalty area from George Smith’s pass.


The visitors eventually snatched the points on 89 minutes as Spencer latched onto Michael Lunn’s cross and volleyed the ball home.

And Bourton sealed the win in injury time when Jackson finished off Smith’s ball over the top as the home side threw players forward in search of an equaliser.

Bourton are next in action at home to RS Sports Reserves on Saturday, March 25 with kick-off at 2.15pm at The Field.

Elsewhere, Bourton’s under-14’s surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Lillington Rangers in the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Football League.

And Bourton raced into an early lead as Thomas Constable produced a great finish from goalkeeper Oli Smith’s lofty kick upfield from his own box.

The visitors doubled their lead shortly after when Bilal Naushahi found the net before Constable headed wide and the firmer hit the woodwork as Bourton looked to stretch their advantage.

However, Bourton’s two-goal lead evaporated after the break as Lillington halved the deficit with a fine free-kick from just outside of the penalty area.

And Lillington levelled against the run of play to stun Bourton who missed a gilt-edged chance at the death when Naushahi blazed over with the last kick of the game.

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