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Saturday 23rd March 2013

The game v Tividale was snowed off today and will now be re-scheduled.
APRIL FIXTURES now on site

Saturday March 16th 2013
Bridgnorth Town 4 - 1 Heather St John - Attendance 63

Karl Griffiths opened the scoring for Bridgnorth after just  nine minutes as Town went into the break with the upper hand. The game was made safe when Glynn Coney and Liam Bood scored a minute apart of each other. Ten minutes later, on 66 minutes Chris Waldrum pulled a goal back for the visitors. However Anwar Olugbon restored the three goal advantage ten minutes from time.

DUNKIRK  1     BRIDGNORTH TOWN  2  Attendance   44

Following wednesday nights 1-0 win at Causeway United (Andy Hartlebury), Town celebrated a back to back win on Saturday by defeating Dunkirk 2-1 in Nottingham.

A goal in each half put Town on their way with Simon Gregory (34) and Mike Evans (58) on target for the Town. The hosts reduced the arrears thanks to a penalty from Tom Maddison on 73 minutes

Tuesday 5th March
Reserves 3 - 2 Trysull

Jon Gaff's men celebrated their first league win since November with a 3-2 win over close neighbours Trysull.

Saturday March 2nd
BRIDGNORTH TOWN  1                              TIPTON TOWN  3                             Attendance         89

Liam Bood cancelled out Rory McFarlane opening goal on 64 minutes. However Nathan Waite restored Tipton's lead just five minutes later. Waite dealt the killer blow two minutes later to seal victory and end Town's recent 8 game unbeaten run.   Town travel to Amblecote on Wednesday evening to take on struggling Causeway United.

STOURPORT SWIFTS  1                             BRIDGNORTH TOWN  1                Attendance       71

Town returned home from Walshes Meadow with a share of the points. Simon Gregory's 38th minute goal cancelled out John Griffins early strike as Town maintain their unbeaten record.

Town entertain Tipton Town at the Crown Meadow this forthcoming Saturday.

Stourport Swifts v Bridgnorth Town  Saturday Feb 23rd 2013

Town entertain second placed Swifts on the back of a unbeaten  league run of eight games. On Wednesday evening Town came from behind to beat Tipton Town 2 - 1 at the Sports Academy with Jason Pike and Liam Bood both on target.

Swifts have enjoyed a good season both home and away and have to date have only been beaten twice at the Walshes Meadow. Their last defeat came recently when they lost 1-4 against Boldmere St Michaels.

The clubs last league encounter away at Stourport took place on August 15th 2000 with the Meadowmen returning home with their first league defeat of the season having gone down 0 - 3. Stourport celebrated a league double at the Crown meadow 0 - 1.

The only good news that season was a cup double over the Swifts later in the season when they were beaten in the semi finals of the Polymac league Cup. 1 - 0 away (Ian Perry) and 3-2 Home ( Kevin Thompson, Carl Bradley & Ian Perry). Despite this hard work, Stourbridge beat us on penalties in the final 5-4.

Despite a report in the Shropshire Star, only the Champions or the runners up look like being promoted and that will be only if they have the suitable ground grading.

Penalty King!

Town 2 - 2 Boldmere St Michaels - Attendance 64

A Jason Pike stoppage time penalty, his second of the game salvaged a point for the Town .

Games against Boldmere are never easy. Town went into the break with the upper hand after Jason Pike had netted from the penalty spot.

Stuart Capaldi levelled seven minutes into the second half and were gifted the lead when Bridgnorth defender Phil Hurdley turned the ball into his own net 11 minutes from time.

However, deep in stoppage time Town were awarded another penalty and Pike again  made no mistake to ensure a share of the points.


Town 1 - 0 Loughborough University

A Mike Evans goal four minutes from time split the diference as Town celebrated their first ever league double against the students, in front of 70 die hard supporters.

Mark Clyde's men are now fourth in the league and travel to Kirby Muxloe on tuesday evening.

Tipton Town 4 - 2 Bridgnorth Town aet (MFA Polymac Cup QF)

Town came from behind and were within a minute of going through to the semi finals when the home side levelled a minute from time to force extra time.

Following a goal less first half, the home side opened the scoring before a Jason Pike penalty bought Town back into the game with Tipton now reduced to ten men. A Liam Bood goal on 88 minutes wasnt enough to win the game as the home side levelled  with 45 seconds of the re-start.

Tipton moved into overdrive and  two goals in extra time rewarded them with a semi final spot against Loughborough or Rocester.

Town entertain Loughborough this forthcoming saturday. 

(Many thanks to  Zoe Griffiths for information update)

The new look committee is as follows:

Phil Taylor, Mark Clyde, Carl Chetter, Adrian Fellows, Dave Fensome, James Brierly, Richard Hilton and Stephen Broome

EGM Update

Unfortunately i was unable to get to the EGM because of the snow showers on friday evening. I have since been informed that the club have recruited up to half a dozen people to support and lead the club forward....... Next update Monday 28th January.

EGM Called for - Friday 25th January 2013 (From Pitchero Site)

An EGM has been called for 25th January 2013, 8pm at Bridgnorth Town Football Club, following the resignation of Chairperson Zoe Griffiths from her post on Saturday evening. Zoe stated that 'There are exciting times ahead for the club, with the proposal of a new 'executive' committee coming into the club to take Bridgnorth Town Football Club forwards. This proposal, to be put forwards at The EGM, will be for a group of local businessmen to become Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. If the members do vote for this outcome, it could prove to be the best thing to happen to Bridgnorth Town Football Club for a number of years.

I have been informed that all supporters who were MEMBERS of the football club can attend as they may not had the opportunity to renew their membership for 2013.

FROM THE SHROPSHIRE STAR (FRI 18th of January 2013)

Bridgnorth looking at takeover proposal 

Bridgnorth Town will decide next week whether to accept a takeover of the club by a group of businessmen but chair Zoe Grifftihs has already resigned her post. 
She stepped down after last weekend’s goalless draw at home to Coleshill Town after being made aware of the interest, but will stay on until a successor takes up the role.

Griffths, who replaced John Evans 14 months ago, will then revert to football secretary – her job when she joined the club nine years ago – until the end of the season.

The three-man consortium wants to take up the chair-man, vice-chairman and treasurer positions but will not be putting their own money into the club. The interested parties are to be Stan Parkes, of Parkes & Co Accountants, club sponsor Stratstone, Automotive’s chief executive Trevor Finn and local businessman Richard Hilton.

An emergency general meeting has been called for next Friday night (25/01/2013) to discuss the proposed takeover, but they will first meet in private on Monday night. 

Griffiths said “I have been approached by some gentlemen who want to come in and try to run the club as a business. They are not going to be bringing any money in, it’s more their commercial expertise that we are interested in”

Supporters of the club may be interested in visiting the following sites

Stan Parkes -

Trevor Finn -

Richard Hilton -

LEAGUE ROUND UP 12/01/13  by Mark McIntyre

LOUGHBOROUGH moved within a point of second placed Stourport following another impressive away win against CAUSEWAY UNITED at Amblecote. A Carl Martin own goal in between a Daniel Nti brace won the game for the visitors.

A Chris Rabone winning goal on 65 minutes ensured that GORNAL ATHLETIC’s recent good form continued as they beat ROCESTER by the odd goal in five at the Garden walk stadium.Rion Francis-Mills had opened the scoring for the peacocks on four minutes only for Edwin Asante-Ahenkorah to level the pegging on 24 minutes. Dave Meese then restored the home advantage eight minutes into the second half only for Asante-Ahenkorah to strike again on the hour.

Despite being two goals down on 33 minutes HEATHER ST JOHN fought back and gained the upper hand before WESTFIELDS struck with a late equaliser.Gareth Thomas and Sam Gwynne provided Westfields with a two goal advantage before the home side responded with second half goals from Conal Powell and Scott Smith. Shane Gibbs sent the home crowd into a wild frenzy as he fired the home side into the lead on 84 minutes. However any hopes of victory were dashed when Dene Whittal-Williams levelled for the visitors two minutes later.

COVENTRY SPHINX returned to winning ways following two consecutive defeats. A First half goal from Harry White in the opening quarter proved enough as SPHINX beat STUDLEY 1-0 on home soil.

Elsewhere a crowd of 73 witnessed a goal less draw at the Crowd Meadow where COLESHILL TOWN held hosts BRIDGNORTH to a draw for the third consecutive season.

Two goals in as many minutes got HIGHGATE UNITED off to a flying start against hosts TIPTON TOWN. Andy Frasher and Dan Pitt were both on target for the Gate on 22 and 24 minutes. Tom Tonks reduced the arrears seven minutes before half time. Reuben Wilson then levelled for the hosts on 50 minutes with team mate Karl Edwards turning the game in their favour two minutes later. However any advantage was short lived as Pitt recorded his brace on 54 minutes. Two late goals saw Tipton tip the scales with Tonks firing home his second of the afternoon on 80 minutes and Nathan Waite in stoppage time.

Games between Alvechurch v Boldmere, Stourport v Continental Star, Stratford v Heath Hayes and Tividale v Kirby Muxloe were all postponed

LEAGUE ROUND UP 05/01/13 By Mark McIntyre

League leaders STRATFORD TOWN maintained their excellent away form with a 5-3 win over BOLDMERE ST MICHAELS at Church road. Aaron Forde and Mark Faulds opened up a two goal lead before “The Mikes” responded with a goal from Nathan Demonte. However Ricky Baker restored Stratford’s two goal advantage five minutes before the break. A penalty from Anthony Robinson on 56 minutes and a Lei Brown goal fourteen minutes later killed the game. However Mark Rose and Simeon Maye give Boldmere some hope of a late come back with two goals in five minutes but it wasn’t to be.

BRIDGNORTH TOWN came from behind to beat COVENTRY SPHINX by the odd goal in three. The visitors went into the break at half time with the upper hand thanks to Louis Guest. However Mark Clyde’s lads turned the game around second half with Karl Griffiths and Richard Golding both on target.

It was second v third at the Holywell Sports Complex, with LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY entertaining high flying STOURPORT SWIFTS. But a brace from danger-man Daniel Nti and goals from Jordan Barker and Sam Cook saw the Students romp home to their ninth home win of the season.

GORNAL ATHLETIC’s recent good run of results continued, with a two goal win at WESTFIELDS. Chris Rabone opened the scoring with a goal on 16 minutes before a Gareth Thomas own goal settled the game for the Peacocks tweleve minutes from time.

TIVIDALE suffered their second defeat in four days as they went down 3-1 away at inform DUNKIRK. To add to Dales woes, Adam Hill was dismissed before half time with team mate Luke Paskin later gifting a own goal. On target for the “Boatmen” were Kieran Well just before half time and Rhys Jeffery who celebrated with a last minute home goal.

FA Vase hopefuls ROCESTER beat HEATHER ST JOHN 2-0 with a goal in each half with Ryan Grocott and the much travelled Darren Leonard both on target.

A first half goal from Omari Srerling James proved enough as ALVECHURCH beat CONTINENTAL STAR in their first ever MFA encounter at Dales Lane. “The CHURCH” are now 10th in the league.

At the bottom of the table there were celebrations at ELLESMERE RANGERS and HIGHGATE UNITED, as both clubs recorded their first home wins of the season.

HIGHGATE, who had come from behind in mid-week to force a 3-3 draw against Alvechurch went one better by beating CAUSEWAY UNITED 2-1 at Tythe Barn Lane. Stuart Howe cancelled out Liam Florey’s first half strike on the hour, but Florey responded with a last minute winner to send “The Cause” home empty handed.

ELLESMERE made it two wins on the trot as they came from behind to beat KIRKBY MUXLOE 2-1 at Beech Grove. Ryan Seal provided the Leicestershire club with a half time advantage before the hosts turned the game around with goals from Jamie Haynes and new boy Marcuc Sharrod.

Saturday January 5th 2013 – Pre Match Report by Mark McIntyre 

Leaders STRATFORD TOWN head for BOLDMERE ST MICHAELS this afternoon on the back of Wednesday night’s  4- 0 success over lowly Studley. The Knights currently have a 13 point lead and have only dropped five points away from home this season. Hot on Stratford’s heels are STOURPORT SWIFTS, who in midweek recorded only their second away draw of the season after a late goal claimed a share of the points against Causeway United at Amblecote.  However today’s fixture will no doubt sort out the men from the boys as Port travel to third placed LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY. 

DUNKIRK returned to winning ways in midweek following their 2-1 defeat against Bridgnorth Town on December 15th, with a 1-0 win at neighbours Heather St John. The Boatmen are enjoying a good run away from home however their home form has been poor with only 13 points being collected from ten games. They entertain TIVIDALE this afternoon who share a similar record. Currently 4th in the league the “Dalesmen” suffered their fourth home defeat of the season when they lost 2-3 against bottom of the league Ellesmere Rangers. However the Beeches club shine on their travels and have only lost twice this season away from home. 

BRIDGNORTH entertain COVENTRY SPHINX at the Crown Meadow, hoping to return to winning ways after being held 1-1 by struggling Ellesmere on Boxing Day, in a game that manager Mark Clyde claims “should have never been played”. The SPHINX will no doubt be boosted by their 2-1 boxing day win over leaders Stratford Town, and will be looking for a repeat of last years visit to Shropshire when they ran out winners by two goals to nil. 

WESTFIELDS will be keen to return to the green today following recent postponements. They entertain league new boys GORNAL ATHLETIC and will be looking for a swift return to winning ways following their Boxing Day defeat away at Stourport. However Ian Rowe’s men have adapted well to life in the MFA and came from behind in midweek to preserve their unbeaten home record and force a 1-1 draw against local neighbours TIPTON.  The lads from TIPTON will be seeking out three points today as they travel to struggling COLESHILL TOWN. Coles have won only one game at home all season.  

CONTINENTAL STAR will provide the hospitality as they take on ALVECHURCH following a two week break. The Worcestershire side were denied victory in mid week as neighbours HIGHGATE fought back with two late goals to ensure a share of the points at Tythe Barn Lane. Star will be looking to build on their success at Heather St John and avoid defeat. 

HIGHGATE UNITED meanwhile welcome CAUSEWAY UNITED, and will be hoping for a change in fortune as they seek their first home win of the season. Highgate United are not alone as ELLESMERE RANGERS are also on the look out for their 1st home win of the season when they entertain KIRKBY MUXLOE. The Beech Grove faithful haven’t had much to celebrate this season but recent success on the road as seen the Shropshire side clock up their first league win against Tividale and a point from high flying Bridgnorth Town. However KIRBY will relish a trip to the Mere having previously collected three points from the four on offer.  

Rocester prepare for their FA Vase visit of Runcorn Town, as they welcome HEATHER ST JOHN to Hillsfield. The Romans currently lie mid table but have games in hand on most clubs. 

HEATH HAYES, a point from the relegation zone travel to fellow strugglers STUDLEY for what is an important game for both clubs.

Bridgnorth Town 1 - 1 Ellesmere Rangers

Town's fifth league encounter with Ellesmere ended in a 1-1 draw watched by an all time lowest attendance for a Boxing Day encounter of 64.

Richard Golding presented Town with a half time advantage before Rangers levelled through Kevin Renshaw.

Karl Griffiths was unfortunate when faced with just Rangers keeper Davis to beat, lost the ball to the muddy conditions.

Meadow Encounters

2006/7 Bridgnorth 1 - 2 Ellesmere
2007/8 Bridgnorth 1 - 0 Ellesmere
2010/1 Bridgnorth 0 - 1 Ellesmere
2011/2 Bridgnorth 2 - 1 Ellesmere

FA Cup
2011/2 Bridgnorth 6 - 0 Ellesmere

Saturday 15th December 2012

Despite going down to a goal on six minutes, Town fought back and levelled through TOM WHITNEY. Since joining the MFA the Nottinghamshire side haveproved to be a real bogey side with the past encounters all failing to record any success for the Meadowmen. However the voodoo was broken on Saturday when an Anwar Olugbon goal six minutes from time rewarded Town with their first ever win.

Next week, the first team travel to STUDLEY before entertaining struggling ELLESMERE RANGERS on Boxing day.


The reserves poor run of results continue as Leominster who were bottom but one prior to kick off romped home 3-0 winners. Having played more games than the teams around them, Jon Gaff's men could be sucked into the bottom two if they are not careful. Next Saturday, the reserves face STONE OA in back to back fixtures.

I am pleased to report that with immediate effect this website will be updated with regular features.

Have a good christmas and new year!

Bridgnorth Town Football Club secures £50,000 from sporting legacy fund

This news was broken to members at the clubs recent AGM and has now gone to press!

Bridgnorth Football Club in Shropshire has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.

Bridgnorth Town Football Club will receive £50,000 of National Lottery funding to upgrade the facilities at the club, the upgrade will include replacement of all external windows and doors, refurbishment of the function room, toilets and kitchen. External work will include replacement of wire mesh fencing with security fencing and the installation of 3 disability access ramps to ensure the ground is accessible by all users.

Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment will create a lasting sporting legacy for Bridgnorth.

“This fund has really hit the mark with sports clubs in Shropshire. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.” Club Chairman, Zoe Griffiths, said: “We are delighted to have secured this investment, which means we can upgrade the quality of our premises to match the quality of our football on the pitch. It is the cornerstone of our strategy to have an outstanding club facility for the 2012 Olympics’ legacy.”

The Bridgnorth Town Football Club is one of hundreds of projects across England benefitting from lottery investment through the second round of the Inspired Facilities fund. And Sport England today launched a further £10 million funding round to help local community sports groups to upgrade their facilities. You can find out more at Bids will be accepted from 23 July 2012.

Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England, working partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark.

LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will provide a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and will I hope inspire them to take up sport.”