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BUCS Match Day 10

First Team

Result: 1-1 Draw vs Marjon 1s Home.

Next week: Cambridge 1s Away (Cup).

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: Postponed

Next week: Solent 1s Away.

Adam Blades (2s Captain)


Third Team

Result: Postponed

Next week: Gloucester 1s Home.

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 0-4 Win vs Swansea 3s.

“The 4s went away to Swansea 3s in a huge game at the bottom of the league, a Swansea win would have left us level on points at the bottom. We had the honour of playing at Swansea city’s training ground, however this meant we couldn’t get intto the ground for an hour because Swansea were still training. This ended up being a bonus as it gave Chism a chance to give some pre match entertainment whilst he told us about our Monday night. We started the better side with lots of possession, despite Chism going off after 10 minutes with concussion. Our possession eventually paid off as Coleman and Nik muller combined well on the right before rich slotted home. We went in 1-0 at half time, but Swansea came out strongly after HT, and wouldve found themselves on level terms if it wasn’t for some excellent last ditch blocks from Cian Mccormack. A great overlap from Will Macphee found him in our box, where he was taken out and MOTM Nik Muller slotted in the resulting penalty. Our subs then gave us the boost to see off the opposition, with Duro and Wenzi rounding off a great performance to make it a 4-0 win. A great result and hopefully starts off a change in form for the 4s in the league”.

Next week: USW 2s Home.

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: 4-1 Loss vs Gloucester 2s.

Next week: Hartpury 3s Home.

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: 3-1 Loss vs Cardiff Met 6s.

Next week: Aberystwyth 2s Home.

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 8

First Team

Result: 2-1 loss vs Bath 2s.

Next week: No game.

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: 5-7 Loss vs Exeter 2s Home.

Next week: Gloucester 1s Home.

Adam Blades (2s Captain)


Third Team

Result: 4-2 Win vs Bournemouth 2s.

‘Right so where do i start with this one, we have hosted the titans of Bournemouth at the fortress of Combe Dingle pitch 2, in a match that attracted spectators from across the country, namely Barnaby Arnold’s Mum and Dad from Shrewsbury. After a bad patch of form we knew we needed to stop the rot, Bournemouth 2s have come off the back off 4 straight losses so we knew we were in for a challenge. 2 minutes in Guiseppe’s raucous chanting has got them rattled. Tully wanting to show the world he has more to his locker than the famous Pin&Roll™️, collects the ball at the edge of the box, drops his shoulder quicker than it takes Barney to drop a pinger on the weekend which puts him through on goal ready to rifle it in to the bottom corner. After that the Bristol 3’s pile on pressure but take their foot off the gas and we concede in the last kick of the game for a deflected shot after a mistake puts them through. In the second half Cian gets warned that any more chat to the ref will mean he gets a 10 minute sin bin. Needless to say, 5 minutes later he tells the ref “he’s got no idea what he’s doing” and we are down to ten men. A structural reshuffle to a 4-4-1 meant that we didn’t concede for those troubling times. A quick change up where we’ve moved goalscorer Beirne from RW to ST and Rory cornellius (ex 1s Captain for Leicester that has somehow been playing 5s). And no other than NIAL BEIRNE HAS STEPPED UP TO SCORE THE GOAL THAT PUTS US AHEAD, I shed a tear for Niall who has finally scored his first goal since the end of February. The Titans of Bournemouth looked dejected, and that’s when the baby faced George JP strikes, a nutmeg through the keepers legs sealed the deal’.

Next week: Exeter 2s Home.

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 1-8 Loss vs Cardiff Met 4s.

Next week: Cardiff Met 3s Home.

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: Game rescheduled.

Next week: USW 3s Home.

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: Game rescheduled.

Next week: Cardiff 6s Home.

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 7

First Team

Result: 2-0 win vs Bath 2s.

‘Our first cup match against Bath 2s who we faced for the second time this season was contested on a chilly evening under the lights at Coombe Dingle. Having beaten them 6-1 earlier in the season, we looked to continue our unbeaten run and progress through to the next round of the cup. The match began slowly, with long balls being the main method of attack as Bath implemented a very high press, and we came close after Femiola cut the ball back to Gale who tries to slide the ball into the path of Hinks for a tap in but we could not convert. Our defence stood strong with little threat to our goal, and the first half was fairly even as the opposition were very organised and hard to break down. Towards the end of the first half, however, Bath began to tire as we seemed a lot more dangerous on the counter attack, yet the score remained 0-0 as the half came to a close. The second half began much the same, with a lack of quality from the home side, however our relentless attacks eventually led to a mistake from their defence that fell to the feet of Femiola who takes it past their defender and smashes the ball past the keeper into the roof of the net from the edge of the box. 1-0 up and it seemed the goals were going to come. Soon after we earned ourselves a corner and Hinks was the man to whip it in. The ball is delivered close to the keeper who after an unfortunate mistake spills it into his own net. After doubling our lead and the heads of Bath beginning to drop, we saw the match out comfortably to progress through to the next round, where we face Cambridge away in two weeks time. Man of the match was William Nibbs who put in another superb performance at left back, both defensively and offensively, keeping a clean sheet and causing problems when he ventured forwards’.

Next week: Bath 2s Away.

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: 4-1 Win vs Gloucester 1s Home (Cup).

‘The 2s hosted Gloucestershire 1s at fortress Almondsbury in the Cup in our first home game on 3G. We started well, dominating the ball and creating a hatful of chances which we failed to convert with Gloucester’s only real chances coming from cleverly crafted set piece routines. This was until their number 10 played one of the best passes you’ll ever see from his own half to send their winger through to score on the stroke of half time-their only shot of the half. Undeterred by the current result we played the exact same way in the second half dominating the ball and creating more chances with Rushab finally firing in a shot from close range to draw us level. After missing an impossibly stupid amount of chances the score somehow remained 1-1 at full time. After begging the Gloucestershire FA not to boot us off the pitch for overrunning onto someone else’s booking, extra time began with us even more dominant than during the 90, the Gloucestershire players visibly knackered after chasing shadows for 90 mins. Finally we made our dominance pay with solly beating two and finishing nicely before Roberto and Dan tucked to give us the score line we deserved and 4 wins from our last 4. Man of the Match: Roberto’.

Next week: Exeter 2s Home.

Adam Blades (2s Captain)


Third Team

Result: No game.

Next week: Bournemouth 2s Home.

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 1-2 Loss vs Cardiff Met 4s Away (Cup).

Next week: Cardiff Met 4s Home.

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: No game.

Next week: USW 4s Home.

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: No game.

Next week: Hartpury 4s Home.

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 6

First Team

Result: 4-1 win vs Bournemouth 1s.

‘Wednesday we faced Bournemouth 1s for the second time this season where we looked to continue our good form shown at UWE last week. With a 7pm kick off under the lights at Coombe Dingle and a decent showing of support from club members and family & friends it had the potential of a thrilling match. The match began with Bristol dominating possession and creating a few chances, with Gale coming close at the back post after a cross from Pagano and Femiola with a near miss over the top right hand corner. We continued to apply the pressure and after Femiola was pulled back in the box, Hinksy converted the penalty in style to see us take the lead. With Bournemouth struggling to create chances the half ended 1-0. After coming back out the story was much the same. We managed to double the lead after a run from Gale down the left who cuts it back to Haire on the edge of the box and it ends up on the bottom left corner. Bristol were now starting to enjoy it and the third and fourth goals came quickly through big Bertie and Femiola respectively. Bournemouth do manage to get a consolation goal through a free kick from the touch line as Willis forgets how to defend momentarily. Man of the match was Toby Femiola who had their defence on toast and really grew into the game in the second half. We look forward to our first cup match next week where we face Bath 2s for the second time this season in another fixture under the lights at Coombe Dingle at 7:30pm’.

Next week: Bath 2s Home (Cup).

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: 1-3 Win vs Bournemouth 2s.

‘Bournemouth is never an easy place to go and get points but we managed to go there and take all three. On a shocking pitch we played them off the park for the first 20 and found ourselves 3-0 up thanks to a goal from Roberto and two from Felix Hannam. However our dominance did not continue and Bournemouth’s long ball tactic on a small pitch started to work as they created a few openings. A combination of good defending and great goalkeeping seemed to be keeping them at bay until a dubious handball decision have their captain the chance to pull one back from the spot. Being the great bloke he was, he decided to smash it over the bar as it should never have been a pen. Bournemouth continued to press and only the greatest save I have ever seen from Edwards kept the score at 3-0 as we went into the break.The second half carried on in the same vain and eventually they managed to squeeze the ball into the net. Just a few minutes later smithy decided to clatter their winger for no apparent reason to give them a second pen. At such a key moment in the game, their skipper bottled taking a second pen but that didn’t matter, Edwards saved it anyway. We saw the game out fairly comfortably from there. Man of the Match: Henry Edwards’.

Next week: Gloucester 1s Home (Cup).

Adam Blades (2s Captain)


Third Team

Result: 3-3 Draw vs Southampton Solent 1s.

‘After a piledriver from robbo to put us ahead we then wen on to score 2 more to lead 3-0 with 20 minutes to go. All was looking fine until they brought on the biggest lad I have ever seen in my life who proceeded to hold the ball and they got 3. Crisis curry inbound’.

Next week: No game.

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 5-1 Loss vs Cardiff 3s.

Next week: Cardiff Met 4s Away (Cup).

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: 4-0 Loss vs Cardiff 4s.

Next week: No game.

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: 1-0 Loss vs UWE 4s (Cup). 

Next week: No game.

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 5

First Team

Result: 0-2 Win vs UWE 1s.

‘On Wednesday we made the trip across Bristol to face UWE 1s at Lockleaze sports centre. We were looking to bounce back from a disappointing result against Southampton the week before where we felt we deserved more from the match. The match began with us seeing lots of the ball, with Gale and Pagano looking dangerous on the wing, with them both having opportunities to assist Femiola in attack. After continual pressure, Bertie converts a floated corner kick from Haire which puts us 1-0 up, however this probably should have been 2 or 3 by this point. Going in at 1-0 at half time, we knew the next goal was crucial. The second half started with a stronger start from UWE who managed to get in between the lines and pose a more attacking threat. However our defence stood strong with a solid performance from Gabe Smith in particular. We managed to convert a second after a fortunate deflection from Pagano fell to the feet of Hinks who plays a one-two with the post before eventually smashing home. Overall, a much more positive performance from Bristol with good intensity levels from the outset and receiving a very well deserved 3 points at a difficult place to go. Man of the match was Samuele Pagano who was a threat on the wing all match, causing their full back all sorts of problems. #MindTheGap’.

Next week: Bournemouth 1s Home.

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: 1-3 Win vs Exeter 3s (Cup).

‘Following a comfortable first victory of the season last week against Solent, the 2s turned their attention to the cup where they competently dispatched Exeter 3s on a shocking pitch. The first 20 minutes were fairly even with both keepers making decent stops to keep it goalless. That was until Connor Smith sent a curling, dipping strike into the top corner-the great goal was only to be ruined by the awful knee slide which followed. From here on in we dominated the game, Exeter barely got a kick. Cian Whyte calmly doubled the lead from close range after a clever free kick routine and it looked a question of how many from then on. Then from absolutely no where Exeter got a goal back and they thought they were back in it. Alas not. Almost immediately the two goal lead was restored as Felix Hannam tapped the ball after the skipper yet again failed to convert a golden opportunity. The last 20 minutes as a game of keep ball and then the final whistle sounded to send us through. Man of the Match: Connor Smith’.

Next week: Bournemouth 2s Away.

Adam Blades (2s Captain)


Third Team

Result: 2-0 Loss vs Southampton Solent 1s (Cup).

Next week: Southampton Solent 1s Away.

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 1-2 Win vs USW 2s (Cup). 

‘The 4s went away to USW 2s in the second round of the cup having beaten Cardiff 1s in the last round. We went in huge underdogs having lost 4-1 to them in the league the previous weak and with only 1 sub due to it being reading week. We dominated possession in the 1st half and Harry Robinson won it off their defender and slotted home to go 1-0 up. We continued to play well and Sage linked up with Nik muller on the right before crossing it to hemmings who scored after a number of deflections. 2-0. In the second half they started strongly and scored a well worked goal to make it 2-1. We then dug very deep, the wingers tucking in and everyone scrapping to win any 50:50 challenge. We managed to hold on. Henry Newman played unbelievably well in his first game for the 4s and organising from the back (he also gave me his boots). But man of the match goes to Harry robinson for his best display of the season, bullying their defenders all day and working hard for 90 minutes. The cup run continues, up the 4s’.

Next week: Cardiff 3s Away.

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: 0-3 Loss vs Cardiff Met 4s (Cup).

Next week: Cardiff 4s Away.

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: 1-2 Loss vs UWE 4s (Cup). 

Next week: UWE 4s Away.

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 4

First Team

Result: 1-1 Draw vs Southampton 1s.

‘Southampton 1s made the trip to Bristol to face us in Almondsbury on Wednesday afternoon. After our recent form we were in high spirits, however although we dominated the possession early on, Southampton took the lead with their first shot against the run of play with a tidy finish into the bottom right corner. We continued to dominate possession but it didn’t seem to click for us in the first half. A clever free kick routine saw Willis come close with a header, and chances also fell for Pagano and Femiola however we could not capitalise. 1-0 down going into half time, we came out and were much the same. Southampton were playing for a 1-0 finish by sitting deep and we could not seem to break the deadlock. Applying constant pressure for most of the second half, and with the introduction of Lewis, Jasper and Selwood, Gale whips a ball out wide to the advancing Lewis who knocks it past two defenders and slots it into the corner to draw level with 5 minutes remaining. We continue to push for a winner, however the referee blows his whistle for a 1-1 finish. Overall, not a bad point coming back from 1-0 down however a little disappointing to not get the win despite the domination of possession. Man of the match was Josh Lewis who ever since coming on was a threat and scored the goal to equalise. We now turn our focus onto UWE 1s who we face at their place on Wednesday!’

Next week: UWE 1s Away.

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: 3-0 Win vs Southampton Solent 1s.

‘Following two poor performances and losses, the 2s knew that nothing short of a convincing victory would be acceptable against table topping Southampton Solent. With a few injuries and Chisholm needing to do an essay we were slightly depleted. However we were still confident in our ability knowing that one of our players was worth 2 of theirs (at least in terms of UCAS points). The first half started fairly evenly with both keepers making decent saves to keep the score at 0-0. Bristol slowly but surely gained the upper hand. Only a combination of poor finishing and decision making kept the score at 0-0. An inspired substitution at half time saw Selwood come off and as soon as the second half kicked off there was only going to be one winner. Even when the skipper missed an easy one on one (shock), the first goal felt inevitable. And so it proved. Fresher Dan Sutton is his first game for the 2s curled a delicious strike into the top corner from the edge of the box. As we pushed for a second, their centre back decided he had had enough of Solly running rings around his team so decided to help out by getting himself sent off. From the free kick Sutton turned provider. A whipped ball in was bundled in by big Ollie Pooler and the game finished when a mix up between keeper and defender allowed an easy third to be scored by the excellent rushab shah. All in all an excellent day at the office, our only troubles came from keeper Henry Edwards trying to help Solent out by trying throwing a couple in. But on a day where everything went well for us, he couldn’t even succeed in that. The title charge is on. Man of the Match: Solly Tomlin-Kent’.

Next week: Exeter 3s Away (Cup).

Adam Blades (2s Captain)


Third Team

Result: 1-2 Loss vs Gloucester 1s.

Next week: Southampton Solent 1s Away (Cup).

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 1-4 Loss vs USW 2s.

Next week: USW 2s Away (Cup).

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: 1-2 Win vs Hartpury 3s.

‘The 5’s went away to Hartpury 3’s. Kick off was supposed to be at 3pm but we turn up at 4:15pm because of traffic. They give us no warmup and we had to kick off straight away. Nothing really happened in the first half, we couldn’t keep the ball and missed a couple of chances. We changed the tactics at halftime. Duro instantly picked the pocket of their centre back, waited for the keeper to commit and calmly slotted. Hartpury 3’s had nothing, our shape was very solid and all they could do was hit it long. Ted James put an unreal through ball to Will Kernot who finished emphatically to make it 2-0. Hartpury got 1 back through a silly penalty. We absorbed the pressure for the final 15 minutes. To top off a good game from Bristol, Hartpury bought on a 6’2, 150kg striker who I’ve gone in with for a 50/50 and absolutely flattened him. That’s well worthy of a goal in my opinion. MOM- Salah- Class on the wing all game and did a job upfront when we had no sub striker’.

Next week: Cardiff Mets Away (Cup).

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: 0-2 Win vs Aberystwyth 2s. 

‘The trip to Aberystwyth away was projected to be a gruelling affair and was made worse by an early kick off and horrific meet time. As if the 7AM start was not enough to compete with, a number of those picked to play decided either to drop out or oversleep. After delaying the coach for upwards of an hour, the 6s were forced to head off with a bare 11 and pray everyone could put in a full 90. The 6s arrived and knew they had to put the mishaps of the morning behind them and do what they do best; play football with courage. The game started in as good a manner as manager Strawdiola could have hoped, Luke Curran on his return from injury zipping one into the far corner inside 5 minutes. It was clear to see that the 6s were a class above their opponents, dominating possession and carving Aberystwyth to pieces. This good play was duly rewarded as a mix up from the opposition defender under close guard by Nunez led to an own goal and the lead being doubled. It seemed as if the scoreline could get embarrassing, but the 6s missed countless glorious chances and the were forced to settle for a 2-0 win. Jack Harris picked up MOTM for an imperious display at centre half but this was just one of many classy showings in an incredibly impressive, cohesive and complete team performance. The inevitability of the 6s beating a Welsh team means the game was almost a foregone conclusion prior to kick off. Attention now turns to next weeks fixture – a mouthwatering away tie at UWE 4s in the cup. Whilst the 6s have opened up a 2pt lead over the latter in the league, the cup is a different kettle of fish. A tight game is expected but the desire to win in the squad is insatiable. Couple this with the way the 6s have been playing, it would take a brave man to bet against them pulling out another result next week’.

Next week: UWE 4s Away (Cup).

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 3

First Team

Result: Game abandoned.

‘The 1s travelled to Plymouth to face Marjons this week. We started the game on top, applying lots of pressure and creating numerous chances that we could not capitalise. After a close shot from Haire following a corner kick routine he was starting to find his feet. At the following corner the keeper parried the ball and he was there to volley home from 10 yards out. We continued to apply create chances, with Jasper and Femiola getting in behind their back line, and our second goal came through a cross from Femiola followed by a dummy from Gale which allowed Jasper to smash home from 5 yards out. 2-0 at half time, we came back out and nothing changed. Gabe won a penalty after a couple of minutes and Haire concerted. Gale went on an amazing run eventually slotting it through to Hinks who slid it past the keeper into the corner of the goal to make it 4-0. Pagano replaces an injured Jasper and is dangerous from the outset. In the 56th minute, he closed down their left back and wins the ball, and then the defender tried to take him down however injured himself in the process. With a suspected broken leg play is stopped and the referee eventually abandons the match. The match will be replayed in Bristol. We wish the Marjon’s player a speedy recovery! It’s tough to do a man of the match for an incomplete game, however special mention to the defence, in particular Bertie, who kept another clean sheet and were solid throughout’.

Next week: Southampton 1s Home.

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: No game.

Next week: Southampton Solent 1s Home.

Alan Harlington (Manager)


Third Team

Result: 3-1 Win vs Southampton 3s. (Cup)

After a consummate 3-1 win away at home to Bristol 2s, the 3s travelled to southamptom with a quiet confidence focused on securing a successive victory. With spectators watching on, the game kicked off. dominating the first half, Bristol peppered the goal but only went into the break 1-0 up from a goal by the one the only Ryane Tullyyyyyy. A rousing half time team talk coupled with some inspired substitutions put the boys in good stead for the 2nd half and it seemed a matter of time before Bristol inevitably capitalised on their building pressure. After initially being denied an equaliser by a questionable offside call, Nial Beirne was denied for being offside AGAIN. Beirne spent most of the half offside in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to prevent himself from scoring. Nevertheless, captain leader legend Ryane Tully steps up to the mark and puts the game to bed with a sublime flick at the near post from an in-swinging corner. Beirne comes off (thank god) only for his replacement to show him how to do it and zip it in top bins 3-1 Bristol. Thank you very much.

Next week: Gloucester 1s Away.

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 3-3 draw vs Cardiff 1s. Won 3-2 on penalties. (Cup)

After a brilliant 3-0 win the previous week, the 4s went away in the cup to play Cardiff 1s. We went in huge underdogs but we felt confident that an upset was on the cards. We were under the cosh from the off but were resilient and well organised. We went 1-0 down after we gave it away on our half and they finished calmly. Some great Seddon saves and some incredible last ditch blocks (including Sean howell diving in front of the ball and taking it in the face) meant we did well to go in only 1-0 down at half time. In the second half they began to dominate the ball and they kept finding space between the lines. They scored a beatiful goal from the edge of the box to make it 2-0. We seemed down and out here, but our players continued to work their socks off and try to play football. Some inspired substitutions from sageyola followed. Captain leader legend louie Hemmings had a speculative shot with 5 minutes to go which bounced just in-front of the keeper and over his outstretched gloves to bring us back in the game. He sprinted back into our half, screaming at our players to get up for it. Rich started to get on the ball in midfield and with 3 minutes to go leathered it top corner first time to score a screamer to draw us level. Absolute scenes. 30 mins of extra time followed and we defended for our lives, and Seddon made some more incredible saves, and we remained composed enough to keep it round  the back, superb work rate from all the boys. Penalties. Some held their nerve, others didn’t, but a brilliant save from seddon and them lashing it over meant we had to score to win. Hemmings was unlucky to hit the post but Seddon made a brilliant save to win us the game! 3-2 in pens, what a win! A huge upset, bring on the next round.

Next week: USW 2s Away.

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: No game.

Next week: Hartpury 3s Away.

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: 3-2 win vs Cardiff Met 6s.

After a consummate 2-0 win away at Cardiff Uni last time out, the 6s welcomed Cardiff Met with a quiet confidence focused on securing a successive victory. With spectators watching on, the game kicked off and quickly heated up; Sweeney and Nunez attempting to break a players leg in a double clamp challenge from behind proving to be the boiling point for an on field face-off. In spite of dominating the first 20mins, Bristol found themselves 2-0 down after poor defending; fortuitous goals from a free kick and corner proving their downfall. With half time fast approaching, Alfie stuck one in at the near post from 30 yards to put Bristol back in the contest. A rousing half time team talk coupled with some inspired substitutions put the boys in good stead for the 2nd half and it seemed a matter of time before Bristol inevitably capitalised on their building pressure. After initially being denied an equaliser by a questionable offside call, Finn Graham would not be denied again – a chipped finish into the bottom corner drawing the boys level with 15 left to play. The clock read 89 mins and it looked as if the 6s would be forced to rue their missed chances and settle for a hard fought point. Cometh the hour, cometh the man; Rory Cornelius sets the ball out of his feet and strikes one from 25yds. The crowd wait with baited breath as the ball hits the post… then go ballistic as the ball trickles in. Limbs everywhere. 2-0 down, to 3-2 win. Another day, another dub. The 6s win, water is wet. The manner of the victory further increases the confidence, belief and morale within the squad; the boys are now chomping at the bit to head to Aberystwyth next week and get another 3pts on the board.

Next week: Aberystwyth 2s.

Will Straw (6s Captain)

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BUCS Match Day 2

First Team

Result: 6-1 win vs Bath 2s. 

The first team faced Bath 2s who were a well organised team. They dominated possession and had the better chances at first – eventually breaking the deadlock with a superb strike from outside the box finding the top corner. However, despite not playing well a moment of magic from Pagano to pick out Femiola drew us level, going in 1-1 at the break. After an inspirational team talk, we came out firing and after a high press from Gale forcing an error, Haire capitalised from outside the box putting it into the bottom left corner. From here on we played some delightful football. Hinks bagged a brace through a half volley and a one-on-one followed by a superb goal for Jasper and a tap in for Gabe. The score line finished 6-1 in what turned out to be a very convincing win. MOTM was Hinks who had a superb game, scoring two and creating chances all match. Special mention to Pagano who also had a very good game on the wing. Finally, a big thank you to everyone who came down to watch – your support is greatly appreciated!

Next week: Marjon 1s Away

Will Gale (1s Captain)


Second Team

Result: 1-3 loss vs Bristol 3s. 

Next week: No game

Alan Harlington (Manager)


Third Team

Result: 3-1 win vs Bristol 2s. 

So todayyyy Bristol 3s hosted Bristol 2s which the pundits had tipped as a clash of Titans. Sadly, this was not the case as the 2s team were rattled early doors by the famous pin and roll. A big moment early on where Tully had a moment of madness where he attempted to catch a ball going out of play whislt he was on a yellow. Solly dropped from the 2s then proceeded to gift the 2s a penalty which Sir Adam Blades had the pleasure of taking on. This would’ve put them on the front foot, but in what summed up the twos performance the shot was saved by our keeper. We go in 0-0 at half time where Tully attempts a rousing speech but is overshadowed by the arrival of King Tyers who rallies the troops. We start the half strong and after an early miss by blades we go down the other end and dann Sutton whips in a in swinging Cross which is headed in for an OG by I run Farr, Sutton rifles in a free kick to make it 2-0. Solly, clearly on a mission gives away another penalty which is tucked away calmly by Akim. After having a headloss all day Harley has his first smile of the day finally for it to be wiped off 2 minutes later when no other but Tully gets an easy tap in at the back post when Solly beats 3 men to set him up. Game ends 3-1 to the 3s. #Thethreesaregoingup

Next week: Southampton 3s Away (Cup)

Ryane Tulley (3s Captain)


Fourth Team

Result: 3-0 win vs Swansea 3s.

The 4s were at home on the 4G at Almonsbury. We started strong and looked the better side, keeping possession well but also looking dangerous on the break. Nic started his first game for us upfront and looked threatening from the outset, winning a penalty and converting himself for the first goal. George Jp then scored a brilliant solo goal for our second. Nic then added a third in the second half with a flick on from a great Xander cross. A great win and performance that ended 3-0 to us. MOTM was Will Macphee who didn’t put a foot wrong at right back.

Next week: Cardiff 1s Away (Cup)

Sean Sage and Louie Hemmings (4s Captain)


Fifth Team

Result: 5-0 win vs Gloucester 2s. 

We had Gloucester 2’s on the beautiful pitch that is Slopey. After the poor start in our first fixture, we had to bounce back. We dominated all game, our defence was extremely solid. Midfield dictated the pace of the game and the front 3 all scored. The game finished 5-0 win to Bristol and our goal scorers were, Jack O’Carroll, Will Kernot, Duro Adebayo, Rohan Hobbs and Ted James. We had 2 man of the matches, Tom Cox for being watertight at the back and Tom Brunnock for running the show in midfield. Unreal performance from the boys and hopefully we can keep this momentum into the next game.

Next week: No game

Giuseppe Lombardelli (5s Captain)


Sixth Team

Result: No Game

Next week: No game