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

(Fixtures subject to weather conditions, etc. Please check first with the relevant
Full-Time FA website for postponements.)


Aldington poet, 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.
The poetry book, the first of two, sold out completely a couple of years ago. Since then Mr. Smith produced a second book of poetry, and it was the production of this second book, "From Packs Meadow to Pear Tree Corner", that led to a renewed interest in the first. 
So Brian is trying to buy back clean copies of the book to supply to waiting customers.
Due to high printing costs for small runs of books it would not be viable for Brian to print extra books. The proceeds from the profit obtained from both books was donated to Badsey School and Badsey Church.



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"Get naked now you native trees, shed all those red and deadened leaves"
(Photos: Valerie Magan)






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