Bourton and Frankton Football Club will begin preparations for the new football season next week and are inviting new players to join them for the forthcoming 2022/23 campaign.
Similar to February, it has been a frustrating March with only the one football fixture played.
Not much in the way of football action to report on to sum up February.
A bit of a mixed bag of results for B & F FC in January.
Bourton and Frankton returned to Coventry Alliance League Division 3 action after a two week lay-off by earning a well-deserved 4-2 home win over Crick Reserves.
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.
Not the greatest of months for Bourton with three defeats out of the four games played.
Bourton and Frankton FC’s recent downturn in form in the Coventry Alliance League continued on Saturday as they fell to defeat away at Craven Athletic.
Their 4-2 Division Three reversal was a third successive defeat but it was not without its controversial moments.
Having gone a goal behind, Bourton were level at the break after Kurt Mahoney converted a penalty to make it 1-1.
The visitors then fell behind for the second time early into the second half but again clawed their way back level with Stuart McQuillan on the mark to bring the score to 2-2.
Back came Craven again taking the lead for a third time at 3-2, but Bourton looked to have levelled once again only for a hotly-disputed offside decision and subsequent lengthy consultation to deny them their third goal of the afternoon.
To add salt into the wounds, Craven then broke late on to snatch a fourth goal which itself had more than a hint of offside and strong appeals turned down by the visitor’s defence, to end the afternoon’s scoring.
Latest Coventry Alliance League Table below and HERE
- This Saturday Bourton and Frankton will be up against it once again when current Coventry Alliance League Division Three leaders Kenilworth Sporting are the visitors to The Field. Kick-off 2:15 pm.
Bourton and Frankton Football Club have begun preparations for the 2021/22 football season with the return to pre-season training and are inviting new players to join them for the forthcoming campaign.
With a history spanning over 100 years, Bourton and Frankton are one of the oldest and few remaining village football clubs in existence in the local area. For the new season, the club, based in the village of Bourton-on-Dunsmore near Rugby, will again be playing in Division 3 of the Coventry Alliance Football League on Saturday afternoons.
As an FA Charter Status Club, it continues to offer excellent facilities and continues to be recognised as having one of the best pitches and playing surfaces in the region outside of non-league football. In addition to changing facilities and showers, Bourton and Frankton’s training facilities have been further boosted with the completion of an upgrade to its floodlighting system.
As well as enjoying a thriving social scene, club training is held every Tuesday evening 7:00pm to 9:00pm (meet 6.45pm) throughout the course of the season at their ground on Main Street, Bourton-on-Dunsmore.
Bourton and Frankton have an excellent track record over the years of developing and bringing through young talent. With that in mind, they are again keen to hear from and welcome players aged 16 years and over including those who are looking to make the transition from junior/youth or Sunday football into Saturday adult/senior level.
If you are interested in joining Bourton and Frankton FC for the coming football season and would like further information, please contact Malcolm Smith on 07982 835571 or Stuart McQuillan on 07852 999890.
Bourton and Frankton FC and CC looked back on something of a disruptive year on the field and a positive one off it at the club’s Annual Presentation Evening on Friday night.
Held this year by kind arrangement at local hospitality venue Dunsmore House, club members and officials gathered together to reflect on something of a stop-start football season in the Coventry Alliance Football League thanks to the pandemic. For the second season running the lockdown restrictions saw the season abandoned and delcared null and void – league table at the time of season ending HERE
Despite the 2020/21 league season being curtailed, B & F were entered into the Peter Toogood internal cup when restrictions were eased. Unfortunately the side did not make it through the group stages to the knockout rounds, but there was at least some satisfaction by finishing the season on a high with a victory (over Yelvertoft).
From the club’s cricket side, the 2020 season of friendlies suffered a two month delay and only started in July once clearance was given by the ECB.
Results from 2020 season can be found HERE
Club Awards presented on the night were as follows:-
Manager’s Player of the year– Kurt Mahoney
Player’s Player of the Year – Michael Lunn
Top scorer – Tim Sutcliffe
Batting Averages – Danny McManus
Bowling Averages – Danny McManus
Clubman of the Year – Paul Whitehead