The 2nd team played their first pre season game against a very strong Carterton team on Thursday night. Bourton blooded 7 of last season's under 17 team and they all stepped up to the challenge, with Rich Morse also coming in to make his debut. It was always going to be a very tough game with the visitors fielding 6 ex hellinic league players. Bourton started well, and should have been 2 up in the first 20 minutes, Carterton then started to take control playing some quick passing football and scoring 4 in the final 25 minutes of the half. The 2nd half see Bourton end up with the 7 youngsters all on the pitch, and to be honest they all stepped up to the challenge. Bourton were now playing some very good football with Henry Smyth running his socks off in the middle of the park, Fin Griffiths looking very comfortable on the ball the young lads were knocking it about well and this resulted in veteran Lee Mosson pulling a goal back. The final score was 1 4 to Carterton, but their were so many positives to take from the game, like I said, all the young lads, playing their first adult game didn't look out of their depth. Brize Norton are the visitors this Tuesday night at Rissington Road, 18.30 kick off. The 3rds are then in action on Wednesday night at home to Brize Norton res, again 18.30 kick off.
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