If Bourton were hoping for a change in fortunes going into November, we were sadly wrong with two heavy defeats and a narrow cup exit making it a disappointing month.
It started with early Coventry Alliance League Division 3 pacesetters Kenilworth Sporting making the visit to The Field on Saturday 6th November and they showed why they have been free-scoring in the early part of the season by coming away with a 9-1 victory.
Sadly things did not get any better a week later as our return fixture with Stockingford AA Pavilion went a similar way. After being beaten 9-1 at home a month ago, ‘The Cabbage’ went better with an 11-1 victory, with one of their strikers notching 9 of their goals! We’ve not had the best of records against Stockingford over the years and it doesn’t look like improving any time soon.
It’s pretty clear that they – along with Kenilworth Sporting – will be favourites for promotion and battling it out for the league.
Seven days later there was a break from league action and a first venture of the campaign into cup competition with the visit of Crick Reserves in the Coventry Benevolent Cup. It has to be said it was a much-changed and different looking Crick side to that we had beaten at the start of last month, but nevertheless it was still a close contest with the visitors shading the better of the chances. And it was from such opportunity that the game was settled with a long range half volley finding the top corner for a 0-1 decision in Crick’s favour; although how we managed to not score from a goalmouth scramble deep into added time no one quite knows.
The month was due to end with Balsall/Berkswell Hornets scheduled to make the visit to The Field however the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
So three games, three defeats for November.
The two league reversals has seen Bourton and Frankton drop into the bottom half of the table just above the relegation zone.
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