FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton rescue late point to extend unbeaten run - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Bourton and Frankton rescue late point to extend unbeaten run

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

RHYS Davies scored a late equaliser as Bourton and Frankton drew 1-1 with Coventry Phoenix 3rds to extend their unbeaten run to seven league matches.

Davies netted in the final few minutes to rescue a point for the home side after Coventry led at the break at The Field.

The result means Bourton sit fifth in the Coventry Alliance Football League Division Three table, six point off top with three games in hand.

Phoenix made a quick start and looked dangerous early on as Bourton were forced to snuff out several Coventry attacks.

And Bourton were made to pay for a poor first-half showing as the home side failed to clear their lines at a corner and Coventry forced the ball home following a goalmouth scramble just before the break.

Bourton almost equalised in the second half when George Smith’s effort from a corner was cleared off the line by a Phoenix defender.

However, the visitors almost sealed the points with 10 minutes left to play when a shot from the edge of the penalty area hit the underside of the Bourton crossbar and bounced on the line before the goalkeeper snatched up the loose ball.

There was still time for one final twist as Bourton drew level in the dying stages when Davies slotted home after good work from Joe Pruden to ensure the hosts came away with a share of the spoils.

Bourton are next in action away at Woodlands WMC on Saturday, March 4 with kick-off at 2.15pm at The Oval.

The club’s under-14 side drew 2-2 at Lillington Rangers in the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Football League.

Bourton opened the scoring through Thomas Constable’s early goal and created a host of chances thereafter without being able to add to their lead.

A brief lapse in concentration allowed Lillington to equalise before Bourton reclaimed the lead after the break when Constable scored his second of the game with a fantastic finish.

However, Bourton missed a number of chances to settle the game before Lillington equalised for a second time in the last minute with the visitors unable to clear their lines at a free-kick.


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