Bitton AFC 0 – 4 Bristol City

Bitton AFC 0 – 4 Bristol City
Preseason Friendly
Saturday 7th July 2018
The Recreation Ground, Bitton
Attendance: ~ 2000

This was Bristol City’s chosen Community Match for the 2018/19 preseason – their attempt to help out a local club by playing them in a friendly and allowing the hosts to split the gate receipts with the Robins’ Community charity.

The Championship side won this match comfortably, and fielded 33 different players for 30 minutes each, but of course it was about more than just the final score.

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A Bit On the Side

Bitton AFC 2 – 1 Welton Rovers
Preseason Friendly
Monday 24th July 2017
The Recreation Ground, Bitton
Attendance: c75

The Visit:

Finally a gloriously sunny evening to enjoy a preseason friendly in the way they should be enjoyed. This was something of a last minute decision but it was definitely worth it. I got the bus along to Bitton – the journey itself providing brilliant views of the countryside around Bath.

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Do Pewsey What I See?

Pewsey Vale 1 – 4 Newport IOW
Wessex League – Division One
Saturday 7th September 2019
The Recreation Ground, Pewsey
Attendance: 55

The Season So Far:

It would be fair to say that Pewsey Vale haven’t had the best of starts to the season. After having made the switch from the Hellenic league prior to this season, a period of transition could be expected and they’ll see today as another opportunity to turn things around. 5 league games and just a single point gained, plus a home loss to league rivals Laverstock and Ford in the FA Vase last weekend goes to show that life in the Wessex leagues won’t be easy.

As for the visitors from across the Solent; well they sit 5th but have played more games than anyone else in the league. 3 wins, 3 losses and a draw suggest that they haven’t found the consistency they will be looking for in order to go one better and challenge for promotion to the Premier Division this season. The current ground share situation with fellow Islanders East Cowes Victoria may prove to be an extra challenge for Newport.

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