Mud is all around

ANYONE would be forgiven for thinking crooner Marti Pellow had been hanging out in Downend of late, as it has truly been a case of “Wet Wet Wet”!

Our three women’s teams and 19 girls’ teams have all suffered with postponements due to waterlogged and unplayable pitches.

We have all been doing what we can to play when the conditions allow and, like everyone else, we are hoping that a warmer and drier spring is just around the corner.

Our premier women’s team have now completed two-thirds of their league campaign and currently sit mid-table.

Although not yet mathematically safe from the dreaded relegation, head Coach Dean Giles will be hoping to rack up the two wins needed from their last six games to then focus on climbing as high up the table as possible, with a third-place finish still in reach.

Meanwhile our reserves and development teams have been plagued with numerous lengthy injuries that have affected availability for both sides, but they will each look to end the season strongly as key players return, to rise as high as possible in their respective divisions.

Behind the scenes at the club we are busily preparing for our fourth annual girls’ and women’s tournament, to be held at the Johnson Road playing fields opposite Pomphrey Hill on the weekend of June 22-23.

We still have places in many of the age groups, so if you are interested, please contact for more information.

Duncan Gardner