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Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
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R Whiting (25')
Sat 3 Feb 14:00 - Bristol & District League - Division 2

BSTFC Reserves vs Tormarton


Hornets Tormented

The hornets knew the importance in this fixture against Tormarton with Tormarton hot on their heels in the league. If the Hornets were to push for a back to back promotion then winning this game would be a massive boost.

Here is how the Hornets lined up:-
Walsh, Williams, Gosling, Amin, Collis-Pritchard, Sykes, Whiting, Cornock, Dawes, Platts and Husain with Moore, Pearce and Hobbs on the bench.

The pitch was in pretty good shape considering the weather of the past few weeks. We kicked down the slope in the first half.

Both teams were cancelling each other out early on with Tormarton playing what appeared to be three up front as one of the wingers joined in with several attacks.

It was a bad start for the Hornets as Amin brought down the striker in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. The striker made no mistake slotting to the left of Walsh.

Things were soon even worse after Dawes and Williams came inside to break up an attack but Tormarton cleverly played in a free player down the right who struck the goal of the game which went in off the bar, nothing Walsh could have done about that strike.

The Hornets responded though and Whiting grabbed a goal back with a lovely lofted effort after Hussain found Whiting in the box.

The hornets were then surging forward in hope of an equaliser and came close when Hussain struck the bar.

Tormarton continued to take the attack to the hornets and sadly it was from a corner where the third goal was scored as the ball into the box was not dealt with by the defence and the striker had an easy finish from close range.

Half time came and Burch was keen to stress that we hadn’t done ourselves any favours and we needed to improve. Burch brought Amin off for Hobbs in a defensive change.

Chances were few and far between as the Hornets were not quite getting in behind Tormartons defence. Sykes was continuing to try and press down the right but the ball wasn’t finding him enough. Whiting continued to impress down the left but Hussain and Platts couldn’t find any openings.

Dawes and Cornock continued to battle in the middle and look to push as forwards when possible.

Moore came on for Platts and Pearce came on for Collis-Pritchard.

Unfortunately the fourth goal for Tormarton was similar to the third in that a corner caused havoc again with Walsh and the defenders not being able to clear.

The hornets tried to stay positive and push forwards but the final score was 4-1 to Tormarton.

A massively disappointing result for the reserves and it was a bad day all round but we know now that we need to perform better in the coming fixtures if we are to stay in the mix near the top of the table.

Burch awarded Whiting the MOTM after a brilliant display from the winger, both creating chances and taking his chance to score a neat goal. Well done Russ! Burch also wanted to mention that Cornock was a close choice for MOTM too.

We play Old Sodbury on Saturday where we must bounce back.


Russ Whiting

Player of the Match

Russ Whiting

Key moments

Goal Russ Whiting scores for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves


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90:00 Player of the Match
Russ Whiting is awarded player of the match for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
75:00 Sub Off
James Collis-Pritchard is substituted off for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
75:00 Sub On
Ben Pearce is substituted on for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
65:00 Sub On
Charles Moore is substituted on for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
65:00 Sub Off
Liam Platts is substituted off for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
45:00 Sub On
Scott Hobbs is substituted on for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
45:00 Sub Off
Mo Amin is substituted off for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
End of period 1
25:00 Goal 0 - 1
Russ Whiting scores for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
25:00 Assist
Sharaz Hussain makes an assist for Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tormarton
  • Bradley Stoke Town Reserves
  • 0
  • Russ Whiting Goal 25:00'
  • Sharaz Hussain Assist 25:00'
  • Scott Hobbs Sub On 45:00'
  • Mo Amin Sub Off 45:00'
  • Charles Moore Sub On 65:00'
  • Liam Platts Sub Off 65:00'
  • James Collis-Pritchard Sub Off 75:00'
  • Ben Pearce Sub On 75:00'

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division 2 results

Chipping Sodbury Town 'A'
Nicholas Wanderers Res
Frampton Athletic
Olveston United Reserves
Highridge United Reserves
Lawrence Rovers
Iron Acton Res
Dodington FC
Old Sodbury Res


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bendix 12 36
2. Bradley Stoke Town Reserves 18 32
3. Tormarton 16 28
4. Lawrence Rovers 15 28
5. Chipping Sodbury Town 'A' 16 28
6. Nicholas Wanderers Res 12 26
7. Frampton Athletic 14 21


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