One hundred and twenty seven years of village football sadly ended today with Badsey Rangers failing to attract enough players to play in the local derby match against Badsey United. Internal politics played a big part in the Rangers demise, following the first and reserve teams failure to work together last season. This led to the first team dropping out of the Midland League Division Three, and many of the players signing on for United this season. The resulting reserve team turned down a move from Sands Lane to Ballards Park, and a chance of better grade football as the 'new' Badsey Rangers first team. Further in-fighting this year then led to the gradual loss of players, and the inevitable end was only a matter of time in coming. With no sport now being played at Sands Lane the recreation ground, once heaving with two and a half thousand spectators, will now simply be left to the dog-walkers.
Badsey Rangers failure to move the five-hundred yards to Ballards Park meant that the Recreation Club had a pitch in need of a football team, and it was Montpellier who took up this 'gift' for their home ground. So now the likes of ex-professionals Lee Hendrie and Julian Joachim are now seen regularly in the orange of Montpellier FC.
Saturday 18th February (3pm) Montpellier v Boldmere S & S Falcons
CAN I HAVE MY
BOOK BACK, PLEASE?
Brian Smith, is asking anyone who bought his first book of poetry, "From
Down Sands Lane to Cuckoo Bridge" if they would like to sell it back to
him for the original purchase price of £5.
charity organizations and groups in Badsey and the Vale, if you want an
hour of fun and music for your members then why not get the ChORD-ITES to
visit and entertain
you with their five-piece ukulele band.
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