Flyers secure safety

IT truly was a “must-win” game for the Downend Flyers women’s first team when they hosted Bitton in their final match of the season.

Following eight league losses on the spin, Dean Giles’ charges knew they needed to avoid defeat by more than two goals to avoid the wooden spoon, and win to climb clear of the dreaded drop zone. 

Having to play the game on May 12 at Downend School, due to their Pomphrey Hill home being given over to cricket for the summer, the Flyers recorded the most vital of 3-1 wins.

Beth Pitman bagged a brace and Brooke Moore added a third.

The three points were enough to lift the “Voilanero” up to 7th place in the 10-team division, providing a platform to build from next season.

Our ladies celebrated their salvation by rehydrating themselves in the city centre that evening!

Meanwhile our other two women’s teams also secured their places in their divisions to confirm our stature as one of the biggest women’s teams in the South West, with more than 80 players across the three sides.

Our 20 girls’ sides are now finishing their league campaigns ahead of an exciting summer of tournaments, especially our own jamboree on June 22-23 on Johnson Road fields.

Why not pop down and see the joy of female football for yourselves?                       Duncan Gardner