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 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.
The easing of the Government’s lockdown restrictions has allowed the return of organised sport and with it an unexpcted resumption of competitive football to end the season.
Whilst the Coventry Alliance League season for 2020/21 has been delcared null and void for the second year running due to the pandemic, the League has hastily arranged a series of end of season internal cup competitions to satisfy the hunger of football-deprived players.
Bourton and Frankton FC were allocated to play in the Pete Toogood Cup, which comprised of clubs from Divisions 3 and 4 drawn initially into groups before the leading teams progress to a knockout stage.
Due to The Field being made available and prepared for the upcoming cricket season, B & F’s matches in the competition are all away from home, with results to date as follows:-
Saturday 10th April 2021
Striders FC 5 Bourton and Frankton 3
Saturday 17th April 2021
Whitnash Town 4 Bourton and Frankton 1
Saturday 24th April 2021
Woodlands WMC 3 Bourton and Frankton 3
Remaining group games are:
Saturday 1st May – Rugby FC Reserves v Bourton and Frankton
Date tbc – Yelvertoft v Bourton and Frankton
A full round-up of results in the Pete Toogood Cup and all other internal cup competitions in the Coventry Alliance League can be found HERE