Langford Rovers drop off the football map

Weston senior football side Langford Rovers has folded.

By Simon Stephens.

ANOTHER well-loved name dropped off the football map in Somerset, with the confirmation that Langford Rovers has folded.

After what was such an encouraging campaign last time out, with the Bulls finishing fifth in Division 1 of the Somerset County League, the timing seems unfortunate.

Daniel Hartley, aged 24, provided the experienced backbone of the team along with Joshua Evans, Joseph Radcliffe and Adam Filer in a team predominately made up of promising teenagers.

He said: “It is disappointing because the club provided the best platform anywhere in Somerset for young players to experience their first taste of senior football.”

The strength of last seasons side is no better illustrated by a number of players who have gone on to join teams at a higher level following the sad news.

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Top scorer Tyler Davis has stepped up three rungs to play for Winterbourne United in the Premier Division of the Western League, Ryan Scott has stepped up two levels to be first choice goalkeeper at Portishead Town, while the trio of Jake Buxton, William Sneddon-Coombes and Zemell Burton have joined Mickey Bell at Clevedon Town.

Somerset FA chief executive Jon Pike confirmed the news and said: “Obviously this is very disappointing to all parties concerned. We as a county are sad to lose what has been a very good club.”

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