City ‘legends’ held in thriller

Banwell take on former Bristol City stars in celebration match

CELEBRATING the opening of their refurbished clubhouse and changing rooms, Banwell FC entertained a Bristol City ‘Legends’ side featuring the like of former stars Scott Murray, Alex Russell and Chris Honor.

Despite some unfortunate weather on Sunday and Bristol missing several players, the two sides were well matched, with City’s trademark passing game countered by Banwell’s pace and energy.

Banwell’s Dean Grubb opened the scoring with a low 20-yard shot into the bottom left hand corner of the City goal having intercepted an opponent’s pass.

City, always looking dangerous, replied with a well-worked equaliser scored by Murray, now plying his trade with Bath City.

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Banwell responded well and Matt Beber, pushing forward, again found the bottom left hand corner of City’s net, only to see Alex Russell equalise from close range soon after.

Banwell changed squads at half time and in the opening exchanges City gained the upper hand scoring twice through an Alex Russell free kick and a great header by guest player Troy Hayes.

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It looked as though the result was beyond doubt until Adam Abrahams stole the ball from the otherwise faultless Chris Honor to score and, in the last minute, Dan Grubb rounded off Banwell’s best move of the game to leave the match level at 4-4.

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