Flyers’ FA Cup journey ended by Sherborne

LIKE many sports teams in the region, the recent wet weather has played havoc with fixture lists for Downend Flyers’ women’s and girls’ teams alike.

There have been many postponed games over the last few weeks. The adult first team has been most affected, as they have only managed to play five league games so far this season.

They did at least manage to play their FA Cup qualifying round tie, at home to Sherborne, in late October.

The custodians at our Pomphrey Hill ground helped us put on another great show, as young mascots from some of our girls’ teams walked onto the pitch with their heroes.

Sadly, a giant killing was not on the cards that day, as Sherborne Town, who play higher up the footballing pyramid, ran out 4-1 winners – but it was a great run that will bring in much needed funds to the club.

As the focus returns to league action, our women will be looking forward to better weather to catch up on their backlog of games, with some tasty fixtures coming up on the horizon, including a tasty Christmas cracker against local neighbours Mangotsfield United on December 17!

Meanwhile, our girls section continues to go from strength to strength, with almost 400 girls now playing football with the club as we cement our place as by far the biggest girls’ football club in the Bristol area.

Duncan Gardner