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Ben Millett Injury Update 

 

Next Up For The Down

🆚 Bitton AFC

🗓️ Saturday 24th February 2024

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Lew Hill Memorial Ground, BA2 8PA

⏰ 15:00 Kick Off

The club will be holding a bucket collection throughout the afternoon, for injured player Ben Millet, who suffered a broken patella, in our Les Philips Cup tie on 24th January 2024. Which required surgery.

⚫️⚪️#UptheDown

Bishop Sutton vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report 

Conditions played a huge part in this fixture which saw the Down take the deserved 3 points and never really looked in any trouble, against a youthful and spirited Bishop Sutton side,

Playing up the slope in the first half, the Down looked to the width and created several openings, with the first opportunity from a Walters diving header hitting the post after a good flank move and cross. Down finally took a deserved lead when Andrew’s broke the line to put the Down 1-0 up, later followed by Waugh to slot home into an empty goal as the keeper advanced off his line. Philips saved well in the Down goal from a direct free-kick. Half time 0-2.

The heavy rain set in during the 2nd half and turned the conditions detonated badly in the final 20 minutes. The Down wasted several good opportunities during this period to increase the lead and Sutton never gave up looking for a consolation goal. One moment to mention was to Jack Obrien who struck a shot from 30 yards, only for the ball to slam the post, a shame as this would have been any goal of the season, but not to be and the Down held firm comfortably to take the points and a clean sheet!

Next week the Down finally return back home for a tough fixture against Bitton.

Bucket Collection for our Injured Player 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will be holding a bucket collection for Ben Millett on Saturday 24th February 2024. 

Ex Players and Sponsors Day

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are delighted to announce that they will be hosting an ex players and sponsors day on Saturday 20th April 2024.

The event will get underway from 1:30pm, followed by our last league game of the season against Bradford Town at 3pm.

 

FA Accreditation Renewed 

We’ve delighted to have renewed our England Football Accreditation. All the help and guidance we value so highly is ours for another year.

Get Accredited. Stay Accredited. Grow your way.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Women's Opening Training Sessions 

📣 Join The Down.

Odd Down (BATH) Women's are holding Open Training Sessions on a Thursday evening, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, Combe Hay Lane, Bath. BA2 8PA.

The first session will be on Thursday 7th March 2024, starting at 7pm until 8:30pm. The aim of this is to start recruiting players for the Start of the 2024/25 season.

Please contact manager Rob Macer on 07825 295595 or Football Secretary Ray Cunningham on 07552537504 for more information.

 

The Club AGM Meeting 

Tonight the club will be holding their Annual General Meeting. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:15pm.

This meeting is important for the members to have their say, so please make every effort to attend.

 

Injurey Update on Ben Millett

The club can confirm that striker Ben Millett underwent surgery on his broken Patella,

Everyone at the club wishes Ben a speedy recovery.

 

Next Up For Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

🆚 Cadbury Heath

🗓️ Saturday 3rd February 2024

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Cadbury Heath Road, Bristol. BS30 8BX

⏰ 15:00 Kick Off

Club Announcement Regarding The Development Team.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town Match Day Programme 

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tomorrow afternoon home fixture against Wincanton Town.

Please click on the link below .

https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/19_-_wincanton_town_-_27_01_24

Injury Update on Millett

The club can confirm that striker Ben Millett suffered a broken Patella, which will require surgery.

Everyone at the club wishes him all the best with his speedy recovery.

 

Women's Friendly Match

Women’s will host Poole Town Ladies in a friendly match on Sunday 4th February 2024, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 14:15

The entry will be FREE for all spectators and the clubhouse will be open for refreshments.

 

Women's Friendly Fixture

Odd Down (BATH) Women’s will host St Valliers Ladies in a friendly match on Sunday 3rd March 2024, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 14:00.

Entry will be FREE for all spectators and the clubhouse will be open for refreshments.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Women's U18 Vs SGS Olveston United U18 Match Report


Odd Down (BATH) Women's Under 18 were hosting SGS Olveston United U18 at a very windy Lew Hill Memorial Ground.
It was the Down who started really well attacking Olveston straight from the off and was rewarded on 4mins with a well-placed pass from Maddy to find Nicky who calmly slots it into the back of the net.
Olveston started to have more of the ball and on 8 mins after a goal mouth scramble were level. 

Olveston was now putting pressure on the Down with a number of shots only to be kept out by goalkeeper Rosie. However on 31st minutes Olveston took the lead and just before half time Olveston found the net again, to make the half time H-T score 3-1 to Olveston ,

Second half The Down were now using the wings more effectively and causing problems for Olveston down the left and the right wing, but just couldn't find that final ball through  

On 54 mins Olveston beat the offside trap, to  make it 4-1 and that's how it ended.

Well done to all the players for a great game in horrible weather conditions. Women of the Match went to the Down goalkeeper Rosie Kelsey for her outstanding performance between the sticks.

A huge thank you to all the supporters that turned out in the horrible weather conditions to support the girls. 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hengrove Athletic New Date

Following yesterday postponement, home to Hengrove Athletic. The fixture has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 12th March 2024, kick off 19:45.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hengrove Athletic Postponed

Unfortunately today Toolstation Western League Division One fixture home to Hengrove Athletic as been postponed due to a Frozen pitch.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hengrove Athletic Match Day Programme 

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tomorrow afternoon home fixture against Hengrove Athletic.

Please click on the link below. 

https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/18_-_hengrove_athletic_20_01_24

New Les Philips Cup Date

Following last night Les Philips Cup postponement, away to Cribbs Reserves. The tie has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 24TH January 2024, kick off 19:30.

Les Philips Cup

Unfortunately tonight Les Philips Cup tie away to Cribbs Reserves has been postponed due to a Frozen pitch.

 

Development Fixture

Unfortunately tonight Development league fixture home against Calne Town Res has been postponed due to a Frozen pitch

Under 18 Manager Steps Down

The club can confirm Under 18 Manager Lee Morris, has resigned with immediate effect.

Everyone here at the football club would like to express their sincere thanks to Lee for his commitment and hard work during his time with the club and wish them all the best for the future.

Will Humphries will now become interim manager of the Under 18 until the end of the season.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cadbury Heath Match Day Programme 

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tomorrow afternoon home fixture against Cadbury Heath.

Please click on the link below .

https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/17_-_cadbury_heath_-_13_01_24

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Salisbury Development Match Report 

Odd Down (Bath) Development where able to registered their first points of the season, with a 4-2 win over Salisbury FC Development.

There were two goals for Odd Down's Ben Millett, who took his total for the season to five, plus further goals from Tyrone Mulholland and Finn Forster.

MATCH POSTPONED

Unfortunately today’s league fixture away to Bishop Sutton has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Tonight Under 18 Fixture

Unfortunately tonight’s under 18 fixture away to Paulton Rovers under 18 in the Western Counties Floodlight Youth League has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

 

New Les Philips Cup Date

The Les Philips Cup 3rd Round tie away to Cribbs Res will now be played on Tuesday 16th January 2024, kick off 19:30. Instead of Wednesday 10th January 2024.

⚫️NEXT MATCH FOR THE DOWN⚪️

🆚 Bishop Sutton

🗓️ Saturday 6th January 2024

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Lakeview, Wick Road, Bishop Sutton. BS39 5XN

⏰ 15:00 Kick Off

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Warminster Town Match Report

The Down brought an abrupt end to their four-match losing streak. With three unanswered goals after the break to beat Warminster at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

It was Alfie Andrews who broke the deadlock on the hour mark, and then the Down added a pair of late goals through midfielder Dominic Winter and club captain Raphael Waugh, to claim their tenth win of the campaign. 

The man of the match award went to defender Charlie Roach, who had a outstanding game.

Happy New Year Everyone 

The club would like to wish everyone a happy new year.

The Club New Signing

Proud to announce the signing of Callum Wright From Bishop Sutton.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Warminster Town Match Day Programme 

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tomorrow afternoon home fixture against @WarminsterTnFC

Please click on the link below .

 

https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/16_-_warminster_town_-_30_12_23

⚫️NEXT UP⚪️

🆚 Warminster Town

🗓️ Saturday 30th December 2023

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Lew Hill Memorial Ground. BA2 8PA

⏰ 15:00 Kick Off

Season ticket holders from Bath City can gain entry at discount price, by showing their season ticket at the turnstile.

Development Boxing Day Fixture 

Sadly tomorrow Development fixture away to Larkhall Development is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Club January 2024 Fixtures

 

⚫️NEXT MATCH FOR THE DOWN⚪️

🆚 Radstock Town

🗓️ Tuesday 26th December 2023

🏆Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Southbank Recreation Ground. BA3 3NZ

⏰ 13:00 Kick Off

Tupsley Girls U18 Vs Odd Down (BATH) Women's U18 Match Report 

It was an early start today travelling away to Tupsley for Odd down u18 women. We arrived at Tupsley with a number of players unwell or injured and had to play players in positions they have never played in and playing against a much improved Tupsley side. Odd down started nervously, but on 15 mins grace picked up from a defensive rebound to put odd down ahead, but 4 mins later tupsley got an equaliser, for the next 12 mins odd down we’re putting Tupsley under pressure from the left hitting the crossbar twice and the post. Unfortunately on 31 mins tupsley picked the ball up outside the box, odd down failed to clear it and Tupsley scored, then 7 mins later Tupsley scored again to make it 3-1. The girls didn’t let their heads go down and were straight back at Tupsley putting them under pressure and this paid off, grace making a great block outside the Tupsley box skipping past two players to score on 40 mins. The last 5 mins was mostly odd down putting pressure on Tupsley, H-T 3-2 , at half time.

A change of formation for odd down and Tupsley were kept in their on half  with odd down hitting the post twice the crossbar again and some good saves from the Tupsley keeper. Unfortunately the game ended 3-2 to Tupsley.

The team did everything they could with limited players available and were unlucky to not come home with the 3points, just one of them games.

W.O.G went to Sophia in the first 5 mins picking up a nasty rib injury from a elbow. Than came back on played upfront first half then on the wing a position Sophia has never played before and had a great game.

Thanks again to all the travelling fans who made the 158 mile round journey, it’s the Christmas break now, so merry Christmas from everyone at odd down u 18’s women’s team.

Special Offer For The Warminster Town Fixture 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will be holding a special offer on Saturday 30th December 2023 home fixture against Warminster Town.

Anyone with a valid Bath City season ticket. Can watch this fixture for the following.

 

🎟️ £4 Adults
🎟️ £2 Concessions
🎟️ £2 Students
🎟️ U16 Free

Development Fixture 

Saturday Development fixture away to Kintbury Rangers is OFF. We were unable to raise a side after a very sad and difficult week.

New Advertising Board

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to say a special thank you to Netitude for sponsoring the club, through our advertising package.

Development Squad Seeking New Players

 

New Tractor and Equipment

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to take delivery of our new tractor and equipment, this has been possible thanks to support from the Football Foundation and Bath Recreation Trust

New Les Philips Cup Date

The Les Philips Cup tie away to Cribbs Reserves have been rescheduled for Wednesday 10th January 2024, Kick off 19:30.

The club would like to thank the Toolstation Western League and Cribbs Football Club for their support at this difficult time.

 

Club Announcement

Wednesday night Les Philips Cup tie away at Cribbs Reserves is now been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances within the club.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Longwell Green Sports Match Report

In a close and scrappy encounter at a blustery Odd Down, Longwell Green Sports took the three points.

There was little to spilt the teams with Down keeper Charlie Philips stopping well and then Ben Millet going close for the Down, before Clarke scored for the visitors after a good low cross, right on the half time whistle.

The conditions worsened in the 2nd half and not until the final 15 minutes there really was not much to mention in the game. The Down pushed for an equaliser and really should have scored when Land shot over from close range and Hare had an opportunity when in the area. But not to be and Longwell held on for the points to avenge the two earlier defeats inflicted by the Down in the season.

The Development fixture again was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Down face a tough week with an away fixture on Wednesday v Cribbs Reserves in the Les Philips Cup and next Saturday travel to Brislington.

Trowbridge Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) Development 

Unfortunately tomorrow Development Corsham Print Wiltshire Premier League fixture away to Trowbridge Town is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Longwell Green Sports Match Day Programme

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tomorrow afternoon home fixture against Longwell Green Sports

Please click on the link below .

https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/15_-_longwell_green_sports_-_09_12_23

Under 18 Fixture OFF

Unfortunately tonight Under 18 Western Countries Floodlight Youth League fixture away to Hallen AFC Under 18 is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

🎄Festive Message From The Club 🎄

Wotton Rovers u17 Girls v’s Odd Down (Bath) U18’s Women's Match Report 

 Due to the weather over the past few days, we were unsure if today’s league match away to Wotton Rovers u17 girls would go ahead, but a late pitch inspection by the Wotton coaches decided the pitch was ok to play on. When we arrived the pitch was not in brilliant condition with goal mouths water logged and the rest of the pitch in pretty much the same condition, but the game went ahead. It took a bit of time for Odd Down to adapt to the heavy and water logged pitch, preventing the team from playing their usual fast flowing football. We spent the first 24 minutes having shot after shot, but just not being clinical enough to score. On the 25th minute after a great run through a number of players by Martha found Nicky who scored, 0-1 to Odd Down, it seemed to knock Wotton’s confidence and Odd Down had Wootton pinned into their own half peppering the Wotton goal but unable to score, on the 32nd minute Martha was at it again terrorising the Wotton defence running past players before laying off for Maddie to calmly slot it past the keeper to make it 0-2 to Odd Down.

Odd Down kept the pressure on Wotton and on the 35miniute Isabella picked the ball up in her own half, then picked out a peach of pass which Sophia ran onto and scored, 0-3 Odd Down Halftime.

After 45 minutes played on a heavy pitch, both sides were finding it hard to stay on their feet. On 55 minutes Wotton got one back after a goal mouth scramble, making  the score Wotton 1-3 Odd Down.

Odd Down stepped it up again and once again Wooton were pinned in their own half with shots hitting the post, going wide and the Wotton goalkeeper making some good saves, Odd Down left it until the 87 minute to score the last goal of the game, Nicky picking the ball up 25 yards out dancing past players playing the ball to Grace, who slots it into the back of the net, Final score Wotton 1 – 4 Odd Down.

Well done to all of the team to get another win in very challenging pitch conditions. Women of the match was a hard this week due to a huge team effort by all the team, so we have two women of the match, Macy her great work out on the right wing all of match and Maddie for her hard work not just attacking play form mid-field but working back quickly to defend to put a stop to any counter attack from Wotton.

A huge thank you to our traveling supporters for their continued support at the game today.



AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH ) AFC Match Report. 

Odd Down went down to a solitary goal away at AEK Boco on a bitterly cold afternoon in Bristol, on a difficult sticky pitch which really did limit the quality of play.

Boco adapted better to the conditions and took the lead on 15 minutes when a cross from the left wing was headed back across the goal for the unmarked Sam Thomas to score from close range. Odd Down failed to make any real open opportunities and went in, 1-0 down at the break and all to play for.

Playing down the slope in the 2nd half, the Down struggled to sustain any pressure and lacked a real attacking threat, the only opportunity came late on when a Tom Pawley free-kick skimmed the crossbar. In the final moments the Down were reduced to 10 men with George Pawley dismissed for a second yellow card which summed up a frustrating afternoon. Boco held on comfortably to their lead and took the three points in a close match dictated by the conditions.

The Down look to regroup and go again next Saturday at home v Longwell Green on the 9th December 3pm kick off.

The Development fixture at home was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Congratulations to the Down 18s girls team who won 4-1 away at Wotton Rovers on Sunday. 👏🏻

#upthedown

Development Fixture OFF

Unfortunately Following a pitch inspection this morning. Our Development fixture at home to Ludgershall Sports is OFF due to a frozen pitch

Next Match For The Down

🆚 AEK Boco

🗓️ Saturday 2nd December 2023

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Wilton Pavilion, BS15 3RZ

⏰ 15:00 Kick Off

Odd Down (BATH) Women's U18 Vs Westfields Women's

Our first home game at the Lew hill memorial ground, the team, coaches and supporters were all excited to get back to playing football again after no games for over 4 weeks, the team had a rusty start finding themselves 2 down in four minutes, some calming words from the home dug out got the team back on track, playing the fantastic fast flowing football we are used to seeing the team play, not long later Martha got one back from an assist from Nicky, one minute later the game was level when Nicky scored from an assist from Martha, 8 mins later  Westfield got back in front from a own goal, this was short lived as Maddie found the net assisted by Grace, it was now Grace’s turn to score from a Macy assist , odd down were now in full swing with fantastic football that Westfield could not cope with, H-T score 4-3.

Second  half kicked off with wave after wave of attacks from odd down, on 55 mins Maddy scores her 2nd of the game assisted by Nicky, 3 minutes later Martha bags her second from a Macy assist, 64 minutes Nicky also scores her 2nd goal of the game from another Martha assist, 1 minute later Westfield get one back, this did not affect odd down’s hunger for more goals, so on 75 minute Macy smashes home her 1st goal of the game assisted by Nicky, less than 4 minutes later Nicky scores to complete her well deserved hat trick from a Liv assist, on the 90th minute Sophia scores assisted by Liv making the final score 10-4.

It was a great team display today, women of the game went to Falisha for her unbelievable defensive play, the coaching team ,players and parents would like to wish a huge thank you to odd down (bath) AFC, for their support and making us all feel so welcome at the club.

Les Philips Cup Update

We travel to Cribbs Reserves in the Les Philips Cup 3rd Round.

The tie will be played on Wednesday 13th December 2023. Kick off 19:30.

 

Welcome Odd Down (BATH) Womens's Under 18.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Odd Down (BATH) Women's Under 18.

The club is really excited with this massive development and are fully committed to supporting Odd Down (BATH) Women's Under 18 on and off the pitch.

The club will ensure that our women's team is properly resourced to be sustainable and successful. This includes playing home fixtures at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Manager Rob Macer and the team all the very best for the rest of the season.

New Date For Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town

Following yesterday postponement against Wincanton Town. The fixture will take place now at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground on Saturday 27th January 2024 with a 15:00 kick off.

Kingsdown Vs Odd Down (BATH) Development Match Report

Kingsdownhad switched the game from Southbrook Rec to the 3G at Kingsdown School to ensure the game against bottom of the table Odd Down (Bath) Development went ahead.

Kingsdown were rewarded for their efforts when U18 player Josh Atwell gave them an early lead in only the fourth minute of the game. Given the season the Down are having Kingsdown may have expected a comfortable afternoon with plenty more goals, but they found themselves involved in a tight contest. Kingsdown did, however, go close to extending their lead five minutes before the break, Alex Fenton seeing his effort hit the crossbar but it remained just the one at half time. Kingsdown started the brighter of the two sides in the second half, creating a couple of early chances but found themselves pegged back on 54 minutes. A mix-up in defence allowing Ben Millett in to equalise for the Down. It then remained all square until ten minutes from time, Kingsdown’s Antonio Gerrish firing his side back in front with his seventh goal of the campaign. Kingsdown finally made sure of all three points in the final minute of the match, a ball from Adam Bright putting Louis O’Shea in on goal and he made no mistake to make the final score 3-1 to Kingsdown.

The win for Kingsdown saw them climb up to sixth spot in the table with games in hand over the two sides immediately above them in the table.

Next Fixture At The Lew Hill Memorial Ground

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town

Following a second pitch inspection by a local official. The game against Wincanton Town is now OFF.

Murgatroyd Departs

We are disappointed to announce the departure of Milo Murgatroyd, who has agreed to join Southern League club Yate Town.

The club would like to thank Milo for his time at the club and wish him all the very best for the future.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cadbury Heath

Unfortunately today Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture against Cadbury Heath is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Keynsham Town Match Report 

Odd Down produced a sterling second half performance coming from behind and putting amends for the earlier 

heavy away defeat to Keynsham Town.

Odd Down missed a great opportunity in the opening minutes and were then punished as the youthful Keynsham Town pounced on a defensive mix-up to go one up. Odd Down levelled midway through the half with a very well taken goal by Milo Murgatroyd who shot to the right corner after a solo run. Half Time 1-1

The Down came out the second half with better tempo and took a deserved lead, with a great goal from Milo Murgatroyd to the delight of the home supporters behind the goal. Odd Down pressed in search of more goals with Ben Millets effort ruled off side and Milo denied a hat trick with his 25 yard effort rattling the post. Keynsham pressed for an equaliser but we’re finally undone after good work from Andrews to set up captain Raft Waugh who smashed in the third and celebrating with his trademark somersault. Final Score 3-1

Man of the Match - Milo Murgatroyd

#upthedown

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Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Keynsham Town Match Day Programme 

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tonight home fixture against Keynsham Town FC

Please click on the link below.  https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/11_-_keynsham_town_-_27_10_23

 

⚫️MATCH DAY FOR THE DOWN⚪️

🆚 Keynsham Town FC

🗓️ Friday 27th October 2023

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ The Lew Hill Memorial Ground. BA2 8PA

⏰ 19:45 Kick Off

🎟️£5 Adults, £3 concessions and U16

🍺 Clubhouse open from 18:30 for refreshments

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Longwell Green Sports Match Report 

On a horrid evening with torrential rain throughout the match, the Down making several changes put Saturdays result behind them to progress into the next round of the Les Philips Cup.

Raft Waugh claimed a hat trick on the evening striking from close range midway in the first half where Odd Down pressed well but really unable to find the final killer ball. Half Time 1-0

Waugh struck the 2nd following a good move and individual run by the forward, the game seemed finished until Longwell Green scored late on, following a long ball free kick direct into the box with a well taken header by Horrock. Odd Down rode the storm and in the final moments Waugh hit his and the Down’s 3rd with a well taken goal beating the advancing keeper and shooting from an acute angle from outside of the box. Odd Down advance into the next round where we will be away to either AEK Boco or Cribbs Reserves.

A good game for the Down and a deserved victory utilising the squad and showing
good depth. 👏🏻

The Development did themselves proud last night before going down 3-0 away at Melksham Development. Keep it going lads.

#upthedown

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Longwell Green Sports Match Day Programme 

To read the latest Odd Down (BATH) AFC matchday programme, for tonight home fixture versus Longwell Green Sports

Please click on the link below.

https://issuu.com/odddownfc/docs/11_-_longwell_green_sports_lpc_-_24_10_23

 

Big West Country Derby Clash 

On Friday 27th October 2023 under the lights at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Where Keynsham Town our the visitors, for this big West Country derby, in the Toolstation Western league division one. Kick Off 19:45.

Please spread the word as we hope for a big bumper crowd to cheer on the mighty Down.

Hallen AFC Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report

It proved an off day for Odd Down who produced an uncharacteristic performance away at Hallen going down 4-1.

It looked like normal service resumed on 30 minutes when the Down took the lead with Milo Murgatroyd slotting in a rebound off the post from a Ben Millet shot to go 1 up, but from there on the Down just didn’t get going.
Hallen quickly replied on 34 minutes through Attwell and then right on the half time whistle Hallen took the lead from close range after an contentious free kick where the officials awarded the goal despite obvious confusion.
Half Time 2-1.

The second half started a scrappy affair with the Down unable to create any meaningful chances. On 65 minutes Hallen struck on the counter and got a third through Banfield and then with the Down rattled, Hallen got a fourth on 70 minutes through Kosciolek. The Down made late changes and pressed for the final 20 but were only limited to long range efforts. The final score flattered the host but deserved the victory. Final score 4-1.

An off-day for the Down who go again on Tuesday evening in the Les Philips Cup at home versus Longwell Green, followed swiftly on Friday evening where we have an evening under the lights with Keynsham the visitors. So spread the word as we hope for a bumper crowd.

#upthedown

Cheddar Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report 

Odd Down produced a solid team performance in the mud at Cheddar, where just moments prior to the match a torrential downpour put the match into doubt. However the officials deemed the pitch playable and thankfully the weather remained kind for the afternoon.

Odd Down adapted quickly to the conditions and used the wings for attacking options with Milo Murgatroyd finishing off a fine run to put the Down 1 up in the opening minutes. This was swiftly followed with Ben Millet adding a 2nd on 10 minutes following a good combination between the front two. Cheddar quickly responded with a corner and following a scrappy passage of play pull one back from six yards out to make it an entertaining opening quarter. The Down always looking a threat then increased the lead with Ben Millet again the scorer for his brace around 25 minutes. Half Time 1-3.

On a very sticky surface, the Down managed the 2nd half well with Cheddar probing but without any final punch and the Down defence working in unison to deny any further reply. In fact Down really should have put the game beyond doubt with at least 3 or 4 ‘one on one’ opportunities which were not taken. Late on Down keeper, Charlie Philips made a good diving save and the impressive Down defence stood firm to claim the points and continue to climb the league table. Well done lads. 

Men of Match - David Hare, Liam Hilditch

Both were outstanding at the back and difficult to split an individual this week.

The 1st team return to league action next Saturday away at Hallen.

The Development had a difficult afternoon at home against Wooton Basset Development but go again next Saturday at home.

#upthedown

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bristol Telephones Match Report 

Odd Down avenged the first day of the season away defeat to the Telephones with a comprehensive 5-0 home victory under the lights at the Lane.

The Down making several enforced changes made a fast start to the fixture and deservedly took the early lead from Abdu Mbaye with a fine strike to the far left corner. This was swiftly followed by a brace from striker Ben Millet with a glancing near post header and fine effort after leaving the central defence as spectators as he calmly and slotted past the keeper from some 25 yards out to make it 3-0. Half Time 3-0

Shortly after the break the Down came out of the blocks fast to force a Telephones defensive error, and for Ben Millet to pounce again and claim his thoroughly deserved hat trick and to make it 4-0 and put the game beyond doubt. The aggressive Telephone pressed with mostly long direct balls and the remainder of the match became a stop/start affair with numerous fouls and cautions. The Down defence held firm, and in the final moments Ben Millet was fouled on the edge of the box and from the resulting free kick (which can be viewed on our club X account) he slotted into the corner to make it 5-0 with the keeper stranded as a spectator. Full Time 5-0

A perfect all-round performance from the entire Down squad who swiftly put Saturday’s disappointment behind them. We can single out every player for their individual performance, but a few names to mention were Charlie Philips in goal with his first Down clean sheet, George Pawley for his industrious effort in midfield and of course the man of the match with four goals, Ben Millet. Congratulations to all and the Down go again on Saturday with a trip to Cheddar.

Thank you for the continued crowd support and spread the word, we guarantee goals at the Lane!

 

Man of the Match – Ben Millet

 

#upthedown  

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bristol Telephones Match Day Programme

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Fountain Trophies Senior Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) Development have been draw at home against Wroughton FC, in the 3rd Round of the Fountain Trophies Senior Cup.

The tie will be played on Saturday 25th November 2023.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Shirehampton Match Report

In another entertaining fixture at the Lane, the Down suffered late heartbreak with a 94th minute Shirehampton winner in a dramatic final 15 minutes.

Odd Down started slowly with Shirehampton taking a quick 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes. Odd Down had to make two 1st half substitutions through injury and started to become more in to the game and should have replied but went in at half time 2 down. Half time 0-2.

After the break there was little between the sides and two further injuries to influential midfielders, Dom Walter and Curtis Dunn left the depleted Down with 10 players. This however galvanised the team with Alfie Andrews slotting in for 1-2. Shirehampton replied promptly to make if 3-1 and the points seemed secure. The Down with a ‘never say die’ attitude dug deep and replied with a well taken Milo Murgatroyd strike and then made it 3-3 with Abdu Mbaye levelling to wild scenes late on.

The drama didn’t stop there when on 92 minutes striker Ben Millet was fouled in the area and a penalty was awarded. Milo Murgatroyd took the kick to secure the points only for the kick to be well saved. This was not the end of the match and the Down with the momentum got caught just two minutes later when Bamford grabbed the winner for the visitors to take the three points. Full Time 3-4.

Man of the Match - Lewis Bahadur

The Development team finally got off the mark yesterday with a 4-2 away victory at Kingsdown Development. Well done to Prince and the lads. 👏🏻

The 1st team are back in action on Tuesday evening at home versus Bristol Telephones. Come along and support the lads.

#upthedown

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Shirehampton Match Day Programme 

See the latest Odd Down AFC matchday programme for tomorrow’s home fixture versus Shirehampton FC

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Wellington Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report 

Odd Down went out of the Somerset Premier Cup away at Wellington on Wednesday evening.

Playing up the slope in the 1st half, the Down looked dangerous in attack but were caught on a corner with a close range flick to make it 1-0. Down nearly replied with Ben Millet striking the crossbar with the ball then judged not to cross the line. Wellington were awarded a penalty following a harsh decision against keeper Charlie Phillips, only for him to save well from the resulting spot kick. Down then fell 2-0 behind from a header following a central free-kick. Ben Millet pulled one back just before the break. Half Time 2-1

 

Playing down the slope Down pressed and equalised with an impressive long free free-kick from Ty Mulholland (which can be viewed on our Twitter account).

The game was then fairly even until the Down pressed the self destruct button conceding two from poor set piece headers which were well taken but preventable, Wellington then made it 5-2 with another well taken header. In the final moments the Down got a deserved consolation with Alfie Andrews slotting in following a good passing move. The game finished 5-3 which upon reflection was a harsh score line for the Down who go again.

Odd Down AFC wish Wellington good luck on the next round.

The 1st team return back home for league action this Saturday against Shirehampton, so get along and support the boys.

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WELCOME HOME CURTIS DUNN

Please to announce the resigning of midfielder Curtis Dunn, following a brief spell at Southern League club Paulton Rovers.

Longwell Green Sports Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report 

Odd Down’s winning run continued with their fourth win in as many weeks.

Odd Down started on the front foot creating several good chances and took the deserved lead early on through Milo Murgatroyd who calmly slotted for 1-0. The Down pressure continued and they really should have increased the lead, although Longwell Green nearly levelled late in the 1st half but for keeper, Charlie Phillips to make a fine diving save to keep the Down in front going into the break. Half Time 0-1

The second half saw Longwell Green come more into the match playing with a slight wind behind their backs and putting the Down defence under pressure. They eventually did equalise with good move down the right wing with Brown scoring from close range to make it 1-1. Odd Down sat deep but still looked dangerous on the break and swiftly replied with Murgatroyd again finding the target to go 2-1 up. Odd Down sustained a barrage of attacks in the final moments but again showed tremendous spirit with Philips and his stubborn defence holding on to take another fine 3 points.

The next 1st team fixture will be away at Wellington on Wednesday evening in the Somerset Premier Cup 7.30pm kick off. Then back at home next Saturday against Shirehampton in the league. All support is very and thank for those who attended yesterday. It really is great to see all the support.

Man of Match - Joshua Swarbrick

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DEVELOPMENT FIXTURE 

Sadly, tomorrow fixture away to Blunsdon Fc is Off, due to unable to fulfil this fixture.

Sponsorship Advertising Board

Would like to say a special thank you to Swarbrick Building Ltd for sponsoring the club, through our advertising package.

⚫️NEXT FIXTURE FOR THE DOWN⚪️

🆚 Longwell Green Sports

🗓️ Saturday 30th September 2023

🏆 Toolstation Western League Division One

🏟️ Shellard Road, Bristol. BS30 9DU

⏰ 15:00 kick off

🎟️ £6 Adults, £3 Concessions and U16 FREE

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cribbs Resevers Match Report 

Odd Down continued their fine recent form with a third consecutive league victory against Cribbs Reserves in another entertaining encounter.

The game started fairly even until the impressive George Pawley opened the scoring with a wonder strike from 30 yards to the top corner leaving the keeper as a spectator. Cribbs however struck back shortly after with a well taken header following a good move down the right wing. Half time 1-1.

Odd Down came out in the second half with more intensity and made an early change with Alfie Andrews returning from injury, he quickly responded to make an immediate impact and struck superbly at close range to make it 2-1. The Down continued the pressure and really should have increased their lead, but finally late on the hard working Dom Walter put the game to bed when he attacked the ball in the six yard box with a fantastic low diving header, a great finish. Cribbs continued to press for reply but the Down rearguard held firm for the fine 3-1 victory.

Man of the match could have gone to several players and after debate this week was awarded to striker Ben Millet. Well done to Ben and all the boys 👏🏻

The 1st team are back in action next Saturday away at Longwell Green.

This week we have more action at the Lane with the 18s taking on Welton on Monday. The Development team are then finally back at home on Wednesday evening when they entertain Shrewton, so please come along and show your support for the boys.

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Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cribbs Reserves Match Day Programme

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Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs AEK Boco Match Report

Odd Down recorded back to back victories in a week with an evenly contested match against AEK Boco, coming from behind for a fine 2-1 victory.

AEK Boco who included several former Downers from last season took the lead mid-way through the first half with a good move down the right wing with Scott delivering a direct cross across the box for Partridge to tap in at the back post. Odd Down regrouped and swiftly grabbed a equaliser right on half time with Partridge scoring at the wrong end directing a cross in to his own net. Half Time 1-1.

The second half continued much similar to the first half. Odd Down took the ascendancy in the final quarter and nearly took the lead with a Josh Swarbrick back post header, only for Ashley Bryan to make a fantastic goal line save for the visitors. The Odd Down pressure continued with the game in the balance, but going into the final minutes Odd Down finally grabbed the winner when striker Ben Millet calmly slotted the ball in to the net following a delivery in to the crowded penalty area. Boco looked to reply in the final moments glancing the Down crossbar from a cross and again nearly equalising on 96 minutes only for man of the match, David Hare to put in a fantastic block to deny the visitors. Odd Down held out for the final moments to gain a vital 3 points and are starting to rise up the league.

The next fixture will be at home against Cribbs Reserves on Saturday 23rd September 3pm kick off. All support is very welcome.

Odd Down AFC would like to thank Terry Norris for his kind match-day sponsorship which was much appreciated by the squad.

Man of Match - David Hare
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Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs AEK Boco Match Day Programme 

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Bradford Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report

Odd Down produced a fantastic second half team performance turning around a 2-0 half time deficit to record a 3-4 victory in an entertaining encounter at Bradford Town under the lights.

Bradford gained the early advantage on 7 minutes with a well taken Jordan goal at the back post. The encounter was then fairly even with chances at both ends, but things got worse for the Down on the 27th minute when midfielder Lewis Hartson was shown a red card for an adjudged dangerous tackle, deemed by many spectators to be an accidental slip on a greasy surface.  A minute later Bradford capitalised and made it 2-0 after confusion in the Odd Down defence resulting in an unfortunate own goal. Half time 2-0

The 10 men of Odd Down regrouped after the break and scored on 48 minutes from new signing Josh Swarbrick, Odd Down continued to frustrate Bradford with a hard press and then the game took a turn on 56 minutes when former Downer, Charlie Saunders was given a straight red card for a dangerous tackle making it 10 v 10 for the remainder. A minute later Odd Down deservedly equalised through Ben Millet to make it 2-2. The Odd Down momentum continued who attacked the Bradford goal causing defensive errors and deservedly went ahead 2-3 on 65 minutes and then 2-4 on 74 minutes with another goal Ben Millet and Milo Murgatroyd adding the other.

Bradford made several substitutions and rallied late on against a resolute Odd Down rear guard, scoring from a free-kick which was disallowed for a foul on the Down keeper Charlie Phillips. Bradford did finally get on the scoresheet near 90 minutes with a close range effort from Johnson to make it 3-4, leaving it a very nervous and entertaining final few moments which included over 10 minutes of added time. Odd Down defended really well in numbers and held on to a well-deserved away victory.

 

23/24 Western Counties Floodlight Youth League

Tonight our Under 18 kick off their 23/24 Western Counties Premier Floodlight Youth campaign away to Clevedon Town. Kick off 19:30.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Middlezoy Rovers Match Report

Odd Down went into yesterday encounter against Middlezoy Rovers on the back of poor form. Which unfortunately continue after going down 3-1.

The visitors took control with goals from Daniel Luce and Acey Mead which gave them a strong foothold, before the Down hit back at the end of the first half  

The Down had further chances to get back into the game in the second half, but couldn’t quite force home a leveller, and it proved costly when Middlezoy Rovers Charlie Bridges’ neat finish put the game to bed in favour of the visitors. 

 

Next Fixture For Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a away trip to Bradford Town on Tuesday 12th September 2023. Kick off 19:30.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC New Signing 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to announce the signing of Joshua Swarbrick.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Middlezoy Rovers Matchday Programme 

 

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Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Trowbridge Town Match Report 

The Development entertain Trowbridge Town on a warm September’s evening at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground  

The game was a fairly low key affair in the first 15 minutes, with the Trowbridge goalkeeper saving an shot on 6 minutes, before Trowbridge had a half chance from a corner on 11 minutes by Miluk deflected wide.

On 20 minutes, Trowbridge had the ball in the back of the net – Dan Kovacs with a great finish from Leigh Rogers free kick, only for the linesman to rule it out as offside.

Trowbridge had several chances over the next few minutes, as the Development gave away several free kicks – Kilbane had a header just over, whilst McKay sent another chance just wide from close range.

The momentum of the game was paused during the first half with two delays; a drinks break on 25 minutes, and not long after play restarted, a further delay following a tackle and altercation between the midfielder Jack OBrien and Trowbridge defender Ryan Baggs. After much deliberation, the result was a yellow card for OBrien  

Odd Down Development took advantage of this to score, following a defensive mix-up at the back which saw Trowbridge concede an OG. Odd Down Development grew into the game for the next 5 or so minutes, hitting the bar before adding a well taken second goal trough striker Kyle Norris  

Trowbridge rallied towards the end of the first half, and got their rewards when Jack Miluk was fouled in the box by Development defender Dan Scott. Trowbridge defender Leigh Rogers stepped up to convert the penalty and bring the scores back to 2-1.

Rogers was causing havoc again just 3 minutes later, his corner hitting the back of one defender, the front of another before falling kindly for Rustell to blast home from 3 yards out, levelling the scores at 2-2.

Miluk then raced in on goal and was brought down just outside of the box by the last man, although only a yellow card for defender Forster, much to the bemusement of the Trowbridge faithful.

In the second half, Odd Down Development scored quickly after the break through midfielder Tyrone Mulholland to put the Development 3-2 in front.

Going behind appeared to start a fire within the Trowbridge team, McKay, Miluk and Rogers all firing at the keeper in quick succession from 10-14 yards out, who pulled off some great saves.

McKay was then played through and fired a powerful shot into the top corner to level the scores at 3-3. Just 60 seconds later, Rustell drove in a low strike past the keeper to put The Bees 4-3 up, sending the travelling support into delirium.
Ramsey pulled off some excellent saves over the next 15 minutes, keeping out several Odd Down Development chances, before Jack Miluk slotted the ball under the keeper to make it 5-3, and seal all 3 points for Trowbridge. 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cheddar Match Report

Odd Down ended up on the wrong end of a seven goal thriller against Cheddar at the Lew Hill Memorial Gtound Yesterday. 

It was the Down who went ahead inside the third minute through Tyrone Mulholland. However Cheddar hit back through Liam Graham and Elliott Keen to make it 2-1 after half an hour. There was then still time for Cheddar to add a third prior to the interval, with Oscar Collins making amends for an earlier penalty miss by slotting home to make it 3-1.

The Down regrouped well and was soon back in the game, with a quickfire double from inform player Milo Murgatroyd, which saw the hosts draw level with 20 minutes from time.

Unfortunately for Murgatroyd and his teammates, just fell short again, with George Fairchild’s attempted cross from a set-piece floating into the back of the net and giving Cheddar a memorable 4-3 victory. 

Next Fixture At Lew Hill Memorial Ground

Next fixture at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is on Monday 4th September 2023. When our Under 18 entertain Hartpury University, in FA Youth Cup. Kick off 19:45

Admission prices for this fixture is £3 Adults, £3 Concessions and Under 16 free.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cheddar Match Day Programme

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Somerset Senior Cup

Our Development Team take a break from league action this weekend. When they travel to Cutters Friday in the first round of the Somerset Senior Cup. Kick off 14:00

Next Fixture At The Lew Hill Memorial Ground

Next fixture at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is on Saturday 2nd September 2023. When Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Cheddar in the Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture. Kick off 15:00

Admission prices for this fixture is £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and Under 16 £3.

 

Next Up For Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a away trip to Keynsham Town on Tuesday 29th August 2023. Kick off 19:30.

Next Fixture At The Lew Hill Memorial Ground

Next fixture at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is on Tuesday 29th August 2023. When our Development team entertain Larkhall Athletic Development in the Corsham Paint Wiltshire Premier League. Kick off 19:30

Admission prices for this fixture is £3 Adults, £3 Concessions and Under 16 free.

Stonehouse Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report

Two second half goals from Nick Humphreys saw Stonehouse Town come from 2-0 down to secure their first ever FA Vase win – beating Odd Down on penalties following a 2-2 draw.

Odd Down were two goals ahead at the break, thanks to a well taken double from Milo Murgatroyd – but an inspired Humphreys levelled the tie up after the restart to keep Stonehouse in the competition.

The hosts then had to overcome a Cam Rees red card to take the tie to spotkicks, with Adam Clark the hero saving from Odd Down’s Ben Millett.

This left Fin Rees the chance to set up Stonehouse’s trip to Eversley & California in the Second Qualifying Round on 23 September.

Craig Robinson’s men had gone into the game winning three in a row and they went close early on, but Luke Soule headed wide from a corner kick.

The opening 10-15 minutes or so saw the Hellenic League Division One side have the better of the game, but they couldn’t carve out more clear cut chances.

Then on 21 minutes, they were punished as Murgatroyd skipped past two defenders, rounded keeper Adam Clark and tapped into an empty net to break the deadlock.

Millett went close to a second for his side moments later, but his close range effort was deflected wide.

With ten minutes left of the first half, Odd Down doubled their lead as Murgatroyd was picked out by Millett’s cut back and the winger guided his effort into the bottom corner to leave Odd Down 2-0 up at half time.

Stonehouse did have a couple of good chances to pull one back before the break though, with Tiger Harris firing a corner over from close range and Tom Palmer curling a free kick over just before the half time whistle.

Stonehouse were back into the game inside the first five minutes of the restart as Alex Kibble’s diagonal found Nick Humphreys on the left side of the box. Humphreys cut back onto his right foot and placed his effort past the Odd Down keeper.

Lewis Bainbridge then whipped in a great cross from the right, but Tiger Harris could only head into the side netting.

Within two minutes, the game was all square. Humphreys met a corner with a strong header then squirmed into the bottom corner. Game on!

Stonehouse were awarded a penalty with just over 15 minutes to go when Luke Soule was pushed over at the back post, but Alex Kibble stepped up to see his penalty saved.

Cam Rees came off the bench but didn’t last too long in the contest, as he was shown a red card inside the final 10 minutes for kicking out at an Odd Down defender.

Both sides nearly won the tie in stoppage time, but after Odd Down saw a corner headed onto the roof of the Stonehouse goal, they were nearly caught out on break – but were relieved to see Bainbridge’s effort rebound off the foot of the post.

And with that, it was penalties!

Nick Humphreys and Raphael Waugh exchanged converted efforts, before Ryan Thwaite and Milo Murgatroyd followed suit.

Luke Soule put Stonehouse ahead, before Clark’s crucial save kept out Millett’s effort.

Lewis Bainbridge made it match point and after Tyrone Mulholland kept Odd Down in the tie it was left to Fin Rees to fire down the middle and secure Stonehouse’s spot in the Second Qualifying Round.

 

Next Up For Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is away trip to Hellenic Division One side Stonehouse Town. In the first qualifying round of the FA Vase. Kickoff 15:00.

SOME GREAT ENTERTAINMENT COMING SOON.


Friday 22nd September 2023, from 21:00. Come along to Odd Down (BATH) AFC and enjoy one of Dorset favourite music bands.

Tickets £5 and now available from behind the bar.

MEMBERS GET 1st DRINK FREE (i,e pint/single ) with ticket.

Development Match Report. 

Odd Down (Bath) Development travel to Ludgershall Sport yesterday afternoon, in the Corsham Paint Wiltshire Premier League. It was the home team who led 3-1 with the game deep into injury time when the game was abandoned  

In terms of the earlier events in the game, Dalitso Mandson, Luke Holden and Jaiden Johnson had scored the three Ludgershall goals, Kyle Norris replying for the Development. 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City Match Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC managed to pick up there first win of the season. With a 3-1 victory over  Wells City this afternoon at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground .

The Down opening the scoring on the  19 minute through in form midfielder Milo Murtgatroyd. However the lead didn't last long for the Down, with Wells equalizing straight from the restart, making the score 1-1.

The Down managed to retake the lead on 42 minutes through striker  Ben Millett who chased down a long ball from James Hare before slotting the ball passed the visting goalkeeper . With the Down going into half time 2-1 to the good.

The second half became more open with Wells looking for a equaliser. However it was The Down who strengthen there lead through Millett, who managed to grab himself a brace. Which made the score 3-1 to the Down and thats how the game finished.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City Match Day Programme 

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Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Frome Collegians Match Report

Last night Odd Down (BATH) Development entertain Frome Collegians in the Corsham Paint Wiltshire Premier League.

Cameron Lucas salvaged a hard fought draw for the Development. With Frome Collegians leading through a first half well worked set piece goal by Laurence Ludgate.

The Development continued to dominate going into the break with a couple of missed chances. This was going to be an uphill tasks for the Downers when the game suddenly turned into a fierce fiery encounter they had to regroup at half time with a couple of changes made at half time by Manager Prince Sharka.

The Development continued to dominate possession and their pressure finally paid off with a well worked goal from Cameron Lucas after a fantastic individual brilliance from debutant Ackeem Mohamed with the assists.

With 10 minutes to go both teams were fighting for the win with end to end attack and plenty of chances missed.

With just seconds remaining The Development felt hard done by when a penalty was awarded to Frome for a handball. The penalty was saved by Goalkeeper Dan Brailey. Fantastic all round performance and a huge thank you to the supporters.

Up next for the Development is away trip to Lugershall Sports Fc on Saturday.

 

Next Fixture For Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Next fixture at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is on Saturday 19th August 2023. When Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Wells City in the Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture. Kick off 15:00

Admission prices for this fixture is £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and Under 16 £3.

 

Wincanton Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC went into last night fixture away to Wincanton Town, still looking for their first win of the season.

It was the visitors who started the much brighter side, with half chances falling to club captain Raphael waugh and to midfielder Milo Murtgatroyd.

However the home side took the lead midway through the first half through Louis Irwin who was on the end of a great pull back from Toby Cole.

The half finished with Wincanton going in one goal to the good.

The second half started with abit more tempo from Wincanton, which was rewarded with a second goal from Jamie Thompson who twinkle toes is way into the box before slotting the ball passed the goalkeeper. That made the score line 2-0 to Wincanton.

The game then became quite stretched with the visitors looking to get back into game, but could only manage a constellation goal from midfielder Milo Murtgatroyd.

Next Fixture For Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a away trip to Wincanton Town on Tuesday 15th August 2023. Kick off 19:30.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Brislington Match Report

Brislington showed signs of great form, which led them to a 7-0 win at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

Scoring seven unanswered goals without no reply from the host. Danny Dodimead struck in either half for the visitors, with Jordan Scadding, Dean Griffiths, Josh Egan and Jordan Ricketts also getting their name on the scoresheet.

However with 12 players missing for the Down. There was some positive to take from game. With a number of the Development and Under 18s players making their first team debuts for the club.

 

Next Fixture At The Lew Hill Memorial Ground

Next fixture at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is on Tuesday 15th August 2023. When our Development team entertain Frome Collegians in the Corsham Paint Wiltshire Premier League. Kick off 19:30.

Admission prices for this fixture is £3 Adults, £3 Concessions and Under 16 free.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Brislington Match Day Programme

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23/24 Odd Down (BATH) Development 

On Saturday 12th August 2023, Odd Down (BATH) Development kick off their 23/24 Corsham Wiltshire Premier League campaign away to Kingsdown FC. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Gillingham Town Match Day

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Portishead Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC falling to a heavy 6-0 defeat at the hands of Portishead Town yesterday afternoon. Portishead opening the scoring late on in the first half, leaving the home side going into the break one goal to the good.

However that soon changed in the second period, with the home side knocking in five further goals, without no reply from the Down.

This result leaves the Down with one point from a possible nine. However the Down will regroup and go again in midweek. When they entertain Gillingham Town at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

 

23/24 Somerset Senior Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) Development have been drawn away to Cutters Friday in this season Somerset Senior Cup First Round.

The tie will be played on Saturday 2nd September 2023.

23/24 Somerset Premier Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been drawn away to Wellington FC in this season Somerset Premier Cup First Round.

The tie will take place on W/C 2nd October 2023.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC 23/24 New Signing 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hallen AFC Match Day Programme 

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Odd Down AFC Matchday Programmes have gone digital!

We are pleased to announce that all of the 1st team matchday programmes will be now be available to view on our digital platform and are free. Please just follow the link.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all of our wonderful sponsors for their continued support.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC New Signing For The 23/24 Season

Bristol Telephones Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC started the 23/24 season, on the wrong end of a 3-1 defeat away to Bristol Telephones.

It was the Down who started the game the much brighter side. However couldn’t take advantage of this. The opening goal came on 35 minutes when Bristol Telephones captain scored from a free header inside the six yards box, following a well taken corner.

The Down responded very well and was rewarded a free kick 25 yards out, which midfielder Tyrone Mulholland coolly slotted into the top corner, leaving the Telephones goalkeeper with no chance. This meant the two sides went into halftime 1-1.

The second half was a bit stop start affair. However Bristol Telephones managed to score two late goals. Which flattered the score line for the home side.

 

 

 

Next Fixture For Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a home fixture against Hallen AFC on Tuesday 1st August 2023, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 19:45.

Admission prices for this Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture is £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and Under 16s £3.

The clubhouse will be open from 18:30.

 

Hiring Catering Staff

Anyone interested in running Odd Down (BATH) AFC tea hut on match days. You will need to be available for First team, Development and Under 18 fixtures.

Please get in contact with Football Secretary Ray Cunningham via email: secretaryodddownbathafc@gmail.com or contact the club on 01225832491 for more details.

 

23/24 Toolstation Western League Opening Weekend

Our 23/24 Toolstation Western League Division One season get underway on Saturday 29TH July 2023. When we make the short trip to Bristol Telephones, Kick Off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC 23/24 New Signing 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Turn Up And Play

Following yesterday taster session. Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to remind you all that the turn up and play will get underway on Saturday 5th August 2023, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, From 9:00am until 10:30am.

This is for kids aged between 5-12 years old. The cost for taking part is £5 per session. The session will be divided up into two groups, the 5-9 year olds will be coached by Ellie Goold and the 9-12 years old will be coached by Alfie Kelsey.

If your child likes playing football, why not bring them along and let them get involved.

Mark Brown Memorial Cup

The next fixture at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Melksham Town on Tuesday 25th July 2023, kick off 19:45.

The two teams will be playing for the Mark Brown Memorial Cup. We are asking for everyone who Knew Mark to come along and support this fixture.

Admission prices for this fixture is £3 Adults, £3 Concessions, £3 Students and Under 16 FREE.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC 23/24 New Signing 

Bath Recreation Sponsorship 

Odd Down(BATH) AFC would like to say a special thank you to Bath Recreation for sponsoring Turn up and play football sessions. The first session gets underway on Saturday 5th August 2023 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, from 9am until 10:30am.

These sessions will be for kids aged 5-9 years old and cost £5 per session to take part.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC 2023/24 New Signing 

2023/24 FA Youth Cup

Odd Down (BATH) Under 18 have been drawn at home to Hartpury University in next season Fa Youth Cup Preliminary round. This tie will take place week commencing 4th September 2023.

2023/24 FA Vase Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been drawn away to Stonehouse Town in next season Fa Vase first round qualifying. This tie will take place on Saturday 26th August 2023.

2023/24 Pre Season Friendly 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Turn Up And Play 

Do you know a young child aged 5-9 who enjoys playing football. They can join us every Saturday Morning from 5th August 2023, for turn up and play. The cost is £5 per session.

The session will be fun and enjoyable, all abilities will be welcome to come along and join in.

09:00-10:3AM

Odd Down (BATH) AFC
Lew Hill Memorial Ground
Combe Hay Lane
Bath
Ba2 8PA. 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Community Fun Day

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are proud to be pairing up with Bath City Foundation for a Community Fun day on Saturday 22nd July 2023 at Odd Down Football Club.

The day will kick off at 10:30am for everyone who would like to come and watch the Lionesses, kick off their World Cup campaign against Haiti

From 12:00 until 16:00 Bath City Foundation will be performing taster session for everyone who would like to participate in walking football, squad girls, women’s football and wildcats. These sessions will take place on the top pitch.

The club will be organising another fun day on the bottom pitch, which will include Bouncy Castle, face painting, ice cream van, BBQ and many more activities.

In the evening everyone is invited to attend a fun evening of Horse Racing on the big television screens. This is usually a fun evening and we would like everyone to come along and join in with the fun.

 

2023/24 Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Bath Recycling Skips and Bath Waste Recycling for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

2023/24 Wiltshire Senior League 

Following tonight Wiltshire League AGM, it was announced that the 2023/24 season will get underway on Saturday 12th August 2023

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Pre Season Training 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Pre Season training session being taken by former MK Dons youth team coach Lee Collier

Physiotherapist vacancy 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC is looking to recruit a new Club Physiotherapist for the 23/24 season.

This position will be PAID and the club will cover equipment costs!

If you are interested in joining the Down, please contact Manager Jason Maggs 07737 308214 or email Football Secretary Ray Cunningham: secretaryodddownbathafc@gmail.com

 

The Next Football Event Happening At The Club 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Family Fun Bingo 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to say a thank you to everyone who attended tonight family fun bingo event.

A special thank you goes to Lisa Watts, Poppy Lyons and Brenda Hall for helping to make tonight a successful evening.

 

2023/24 Les Philips Cup Draw

2023/24 Les Philips Cup Draw. Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been drawn at home to either Cadbury Heath or Longwell Green Sports.

This fixture will take place on the week commencing the 23rd October 2023.

 

New Club Commercial Manager 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are proud to announce that Beckie Kelsey will be joining the club as Football Commercial Manager for the upcoming 2023/24 season.

Everyone at the club wishes Beckie all the best for the upcoming season. 

2023/24 Season Main Sponsor

Odd Down (BATH) AFC unveil Bath Specialist Cleaning Solutions as their new main sponsor for the 23/24 season.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support.

2023/24 Opening Day Fixture 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC kick off the 23/24 season with a short trip to Bristol Telephones on the opening day. This fixture will be played on Saturday 29TH July 2023, kick off 15:00.

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Bath Recreation Limited for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank The Hub from Mulberry Park for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

The 2023/24 Toolstation Western League Fixtures

The Toolstation Western league have confirmed that the 2023/24 league fixtures will be released on Saturday 17th June 2023.

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Gardiner Houlgate for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

2023/24 Season Pre Season Friendly 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have added additional fixtures to their pre season schedule; Away fixture against Mangotsfield United on Saturday 15th July 2023. Kick off 15:00.

Odd Down (BATH) Development New Manager 

Odd Down Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Prince Sharka as the new Development Team manager for the 2023/24 season.

Prince joins us with great enthusiasm and has a good knowledge of the local football scene and is looking forward to the new challenge ahead. He will be working closely with the under 18s and 1st team management to ensure a positive pathway for the players in to senior football.

Pre-season training starts next Tuesday 13th June at 6.45ppm at the football club with all of the three squads working together. All new and old players are welcome to join us.

Speaking of his appointment, Prince commented.

“I’m so honoured & privileged to be given this fantastic responsibility.

I fully understand the immediate challenges ahead and I know the expectations of the club of course I want to be successful but also can’t wait to get on to the challenge of improving this great bunch of players, a squad full of potential. As a team, you can hope to achieve something beyond yourself.

Also changing the culture around the club and engaging with our community. Change has to be driven by those who are local, passionate and selfless. I look forward to seeing you all soon”

 

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Doctor Gas Ltd for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Millards Signs and Graphics for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Georgian Electrical for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Virtuoso for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank TP Richards for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

Season 2023/24 Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Newlook Windows  for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Instagram Account

You can now follow us on Instagram : odddownbathafc

Odd Down (BATH) AFC 2023/24 Kit Bundle

Odd Down (BATH) AFC is excited to announce the new kit bundle for the 2023/24 season, which is available to purchase.

You can be purchased this from the club shop.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Pre Season Friendlies 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Pre Season Friendlies all confirmed for the upcoming 2023/24 season.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Manager 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC seeking a new Development Team Manager for the 2023/24 season.

If this role is of interest then please email Football Secretary Ray Cunningham: secretaryodddownbathafc@gmail.com

 

More Sponsorship Opportunities For The 2023/24 Season

More sponsorship opportunities for the 2023/24 season now available!

Your chance to play a part in Odd Down (BATH) AFC journey.

Contact: Football Secretary Ray Cunningham: secretaryodddownbathafc@gmail.com for more information.

Many thanks to Bath Specialists Cleaning Solutions for their support already.

 

Committee Members Needed 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are looking and hoping to add to our ever growing supportive and friendly club for the 2023/24 season. If you would like to lend a hand on match days, that would be a huge help. If you would like to get involve or help or support us in any way, we would be delighted to involve you and welcome you to our club.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC New Polo Shirt For 2023/24 Season

Odd Down (BATH) AFC is excited to announce that the new 2023/24 polo shirt is available to purchase.

They can be purchased from the club shop. 

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Boco Teamwear for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Sponsorship Opportunity For 2023/24 Season

As we look ahead to the 2023/24 Western League Season, we are pleased to reveal one of our sponsorship opportunity below.

This is a perfect opportunity for local businesses or supporters who are able to support the club and get involved as we move forward TOGETHER.

Jason and Clive are excited to get preparations underway for the upcoming campaign and are lol forward to seeing our supporters back at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground in the near future.

Further announcements will follow.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Wroughton Match Report 

The curtain was finally drawn on the Premier Division of the Corsham Print Wiltshire Senior League this afternoon with the final game taking place at Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Where Odd Down (Bath) Development’s visitors over Wroughton. Wroughton had been unable to field a side last week but with so much at stake it was imperative that the game was played and thankfully that happened this weekend.

Odd Down (BATH) Development went into the game knowing that nothing less than a win was needed to ensure they remain in the Premier Division for another season. They got over the line in the end by the narrowest of margins, a penalty in the sixth minute from Cameron New being enough to retain their Premier Division status for another season as they ran out 1-0 winners in what has been a difficult season for the club following the death of manager Mark Brown.

Wroughton knocked on the door in the second half, creating a number of good chances, but couldn’t find that elusive equaliser.

Odd Down (BATH) Development 

Congratulations to Odd Down (BATH) Development for winning 1-0 against Wroughton, this afternoon at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Thanks to a early penalty from Cameron New.

The victory secure Wiltshire Premier League football for next season. Which was the main objective set out by late manager Mark Brown, who sadly passed away in March 2023.

The club would like to dedicate this victory to him.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC 2022/23 Awards Winners

Odd Down (BATH) AFC physiotherapist Vacancy 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Urgently seeking a physiotherapist or sports therapist to support the first team for the 2023/24 season.

We are looking for a matchday Physio for the first team. Duties will include treatment of players on match days and training nights. The club has access to treatment facility for your use.

This is a paid position, the club is based in Bath. Please contact Football Secretary Ray Cunningham via email: mondy59@live.com for more information.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Pre Season Friendlies 2023/24 Season

 

We are delighted to announce that Odd Down AFC have a great line of pre season friendlies ahead of the start of the season!

It kicks off with a home match against Larkhall Athletic on Thursday 6th July, 19:30pm KO - this is one not to be missed!

We then host Devizes Town at home on Tuesday 11th July, 19:30 KO, before travelling to Calne on Friday 14th July, 19:30pm KO.

We then host Trowbridge Town at home on Tuesday 18th July, 19:30 KO, followed by hosting Melksham Town at home on Tuesday 25th July, 19:30 KO.

We would love as much support as possible for all our games and look forward to a great month of football ahead!

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Wroughton 

The final lot of Football action at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground for this season. Is between Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Wroughton, on Saturday 20th May 2023, kick off at 15:00.

The Development Team need to claim all three points to avoid relegation from the Wiltshire Premier Division.

Come and along and support the lads.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Big Thank You

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all these people and companies for making yesterday happen.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Charity Fun Day and Football Match. 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended today’s charity fun day and football match for George Moon.

The event raise a massive £2571, which is a fantastic achievement.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Beckie Kelsey and her team from Bath Specialist Cleaning Solutions for helping to organise this event. I would also like to say a thank you to Louise Maggs Powney for selling all the raffle tickets. My final thank you goes out to the bar staff for their fantastic service.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Main Sponsor For 2023/24 Season 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are proud to announce, the main sponsor for the upcoming 2023/24 season is Bath Specialist Cleaning Solutions.

Welcome aboard and thank you for your support.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Wroughton 

Odd Down (BATH) Development rearranged fixture against Wroughton will now be played on Thursday 11th May 2023 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, Kick Off 18:45.

Let’s get behind the lads and hopefully they can get the 3 points they need to avoid relegation.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Wroughton

Unfortunately tomorrow fixture between Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Wroughton is OFF due to Wroughton unable to raise a side.

The club will update once a new date has been confirmed.

 

Pre Season friendly's for 2023/24 Season

 Odd Down (BATH) AFC are looking for away friendly’s on Saturday the 8th & 15th of July 2023. If your club is interested in hosting us, please get in contact with Football Secretary Ray Cunningham on 07552537504 or email: mondy59@live.com

2023/24 Season Sponsorship 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Mattys Cafe for there continue support for the upcoming 2023/24 season. 

Walking Football 

Summer of walking football being held at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. All abilities welcome to come along and join in with the fun.

The first session will get underway on Monday 15th May 2023 at 18:00 and will lasted for 1 hour.

The cost to join in will be £3 per session, which can be paid on the day.

Clubhouse will be open for refreshments after.
If you would like to get involved please contact Football Secretary Ray Cunningham on 07552537504 or just turn up on the night. 

 

AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC conclude their Toolstation Western League Division One season with a short trip to AEK Boco on Saturday 29TH April 2023. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Commercial Partnership for the 2023/24 season  

As we begin to plan ahead of the 23/24 campaign, we are now on the lookout for new Commercial Partners to get involved with the football club. We have various different opportunities available varying from sponsorship of becoming the main sponsor, dugout sponsors, individual players, match day programme, programme advert and advertising boards around our ground.

Prices start from just £50 excluding VAT and we have a flexible payment options available should they be required, so, if you are interested in becoming a Commercial Partner of ours, please contact Football Secretary Ray Cunningham via email mondy59@live.com

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishops Lydeard 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Bishops Lydeard on Tuesday 25th April 2023, at Lew Hill Memorial Ground, in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 19:45

This will be Odd Down (BATH) AFC final home league fixture of the season. The clubhouse will be open from 18:30 for refreshments.

 

Club Officers Report

Yesterday Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Warminster Town at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Both teams couldn’t be separated on the day, after the visitors levelled in the closing stages of the game.

It was Odd Down (BATH) AFC club captain Luke Bryan who put the home team in front on the half hour. Which looked to have been enough to secure the points, only for Warminster player Ryan Benson to draw the visitors level with a last gasp equaliser.

The Club would like to say thanks to all the sponsors and Somerset FA who attended yesterday fixture.

Odd Down (Bath) Development travel to Blunsdon on Saturday. It was the home side who started the day in fourth place in the table whilst Odd Down were in the bottom three and battling relegation.

The game  went very much to form with Blunsdon hitting eight goals for the second time this season, with Odd Down scoring three of their own in reply in a high-scoring encounter at Sutton Park. Leading scorer Eliot Wheatley led the way for Blunsdon helping himself to his third hat-trick of the season, Jamie Pidgeon bagged a brace and there were further goals from Nick Craft, Robert Curtis and Kane Wheatley.

The goals in reply from Odd Down (Bath) Development were scored by Ryan Rudland, Finlay Little and a sixth of the season from Tyrone Mulholland.

End of Season Awards Evening 

On Friday 19th May 2023 at 19:30 we will be hosting our end of season awards at Odd Down Football Club. Come join us to celebrate another season of football at The Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

Come along to hear from the management team and players. As we reveal our player awards and thank those who have been involved throughout the season.

Awards up for grabs are as follows:

First Team Players Player of the year
First Team Supporters Player of the year
First Team Managers Player of the year
Development Players player of the year
Development Supporters player of the year
Development Mangers player of the year
Under 18 Players player of the year
Under 18 Managers Player of the year
Under 18 Supporters player of the year

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Warminster Town

Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Warminster Town on Saturday 22nd April 2023, at Lew Hill Memorial Ground, in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Charity Day for George Moon

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a charity football match in aid of George's medical expenses. George has been bravely fighting a rare illness, and we want to show our support by raising funds to help him with his ongoing treatment.

The match will take place on Saturday 13th May 2023, with kick-off at 3pm, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, Combe Hay Lane, Bath. Ba2 8PA. We're inviting everyone to come and join us for a day of football, fun, and fundraising.

We have a fantastic day planned with a variety of activities, including a BBQ, bouncy castle, ice cream stand, raffle, live auction, and much more. There's something for everyone, and we guarantee that it will be a day to remember.

The match promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with lots of goals, tackles, and entertainment.

All proceeds from the day, including ticket sales, donations, and the various activities, will go directly towards George's medical expenses. We're aiming to raise as much as possible to help him with his ongoing treatment and care.

We also welcome any donations, no matter how small. Let's come together and make a difference in George's life.

We can't wait to see you all there, and thank you in advance for your support and generosity. Let's make this fundraiser a huge success.

Admission prices for the game is £3 for over 16 and under 16 free.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City

Unfortunately tonight game between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City is OFF. However this fixture will now be played on Thursday 13th April 2023, Kick off 19:45.

I would like to say a special thank you to Wells City and the Toolstation Western League for allowing this to happend at short notice

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City

The next game at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground is Odd Down (BATH) AFC vs Wells City, in the Toolstation Western League Division One, on Wednesday 12th April 2023, kick off 19:45.

This will be weather permitting.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Melksham Town Res

Unfortunately tonight fixture between Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Melksham Town Res is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town

Following today Postponement between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town. This fixture will now be played on Wednesday 19th April 2023, Kick off 19:45

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town

Unfortunately today game between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town is OFF due to a Waterlogged pitch. Despite best efforts to remove the standing water on the pitch, this has not proved possible.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Salisbury Development Match Report

Odd Down (Bath) Development entertained a Salisbury FC Development side who had defeated them 5-2 last month but a much better showing in the return game saw Odd Down come away with a vital point in their quest to avoid the drop.

It was visitors Salisbury who took the lead five minutes before half-time. Abdul Razak has been in fine goal scoring form having scored in all of Salisbury’s last three games ahead of today's encounter and he extended that run with another making it five goals in four games to give Salisbury a half-time lead.

Salisbury came under immense pressure from the home side in the second half but held out until seven minutes from time when substitute Finley Little scored an equaliser in what was the Under 18 players debut.

That goal and point could prove very important come the season end.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town

Just a early reminder that Bank Holiday Monday 10th April 2023 fixture between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town will kick off at 13:00.

Please come along and support your local club.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City

Following Saturday Postponement between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City. This fixture will now be played on Wednesday 12th April 2023, Kick off 19:45

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Salisbury Development

Please come and support Odd Down (BATH) Development on Saturday 8th April 2023, when they entertain Salisbury Development, at the Lew Memorial Ground, Kick Off 15:00.

To help get them 3 points towards completing the gaffers objective of keeping the Development team in the Wiltshire Premier League.

With none of the big local sides playing, please come along and support. The Clubhouse will be open from 12, where you will be able to grab yourself a drink or two.

 

Royal Wotton Bassett Development Vs Odd Down (BATH) Development

Following Saturday Postponement between Royal Wotton Bassett Development Vs Odd Down (BATH) Development. This fixture will now be played on Tuesday 25th April 2023, Kick off 19:30

Hengrove Athletic Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a away fixture at Hengrove Athletic on Good Friday 7th April 2023, in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00.

Upcoming Event Happening At The Club 

The next event happening at Odd Down Football Club is a fundraising event. Which will include a live auction and raffle.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with the fun.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Quiz Night. 

On behalf of Odd Down (BATH) AFC I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who attended our quiz night this evening. I hope everyone enjoy themselves, also i would like to a say a special thank you to Lisa Watts for being tonight quizmaster.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City

Following a pitch inspection with tomorrow Match referee. The game between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City is now OFF, due to a waterlogged pitch and with more heavy rain forecast.

Odd Down (BATH) Development 

Tomorrow fixture between Royal Wotton Bassett Development Vs Odd Down (BATH) Development is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City

Please note that tomorrow Toolstation Western League fixture between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wells City will be subject to a pitch inspection tomorrow morning at 10:00.

Updates will follow.

 

AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Following Saturday Postponement between AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC. This fixture will now be played on Saturday 29th April 2023, Kick off 15:00.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs FC Bristol

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a home fixture against FC Bristol, in the Toolstation Western League Division One on Tuesday 28 March 2023, kick off 19:45.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Malmesbury Victoria Development

Odd Down (Bath) Development entertain Malmesbury Victoria Development at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground yesterday afternoon.

After the sad news of the passing of Odd Down (Bath) Development manager Mark Brown, the club dedicated today’s game in memory of their late manager with members of his family present and the game drew a sizeable crowd as many came to pay tribute. At the end of the match there was a balloon release in memory of Mark. The game itself was secondary to the occasion but saw Tyrone Mulholland put Odd Down ahead before Malmesbury drew level from the penalty spot through Kyle Witt, both goals coming early on in the game. Unfortunately the game had to be ended early 15 minutes from time due to an injury sustained by Malmesbury goalkeeper Macawley Brown, with an ambulance required. Everyone from Odd Down hope that the injury is not too serious and that he is back playing as quickly as possible.

 

Odd Down (BATH) Development

On behalf Of Odd Down (BATH) AFC. I would like to say a special thank you to everyone who attended yesterday Development game.

With all your great donation, the club managed to raised a massive £973, which will be passed onto the family.

I would like to special to say a special thank you to the Ben Saunders Foundation for donating some amazing raffle prizes.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Malmesbury Victoria Development

Following a early pitch inspection, i am please to confirm that Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Malmesbury Victoria Development is ON. The game kick off at 15:00.

Please come and Support the lads on this emotional day. 

AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Unfortunately AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC is OFF, following a pitch inspection this morning.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Malmesbury Victoria Development

Please come and support Odd Down (BATH) Development on Saturday 25th March 2023, when they entertain Malmesbury Victoria Development, at the Lew Memorial Ground, Kick Off 15:00.

To help get them the 3 points towards completing the gaffers objective of keeping the Development team in the Wiltshire Premier League.

The Clubhouse will be open from 12, where there will be lots going on, which will also include a gathering at 19:00 to present the family with two framed Odd Down (BATH) AFC shirts and also to let off some balloons in memory of Markie Bee.

 

AEK Boco Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Next Up For Odd Down (BATH) AFC is a away trip to AEK Boco on Saturday 25th March 2023, in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00.

Odd Down (BATH) Development 

Please come along to Odd Down Football Club on Saturday 25th March 2023 and support Markie B team achieve his aim of avoiding relegation. We will be celebrating his life with a minute’s applause before the game and a bucket collection to support his family. We will also be letting off balloons at 7pm on the top pitch. To show our appreciation for all the hard work he has done for the club. This would also be a great way for everyone to share their great stories regarding this amazing man.

 

Everyone is welcome to come along and pay their respects.

With none of the big local sides playing or playing away from home please come and support this worthy cause.

Thanks to @bristolroversfc for retweeting 💙

#MarkieB @BathCityfc @BristolCityFc

Sponsorship Hoarding 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank The Hub at Mulberry Park for there Advertising Sponsorship board.

If you would like to advertise your business around the pitch at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Please get in touch with Football Secretary Ray Cunningham via email: mondy59@live.com , to have a friendly chat and go through the options that we have available.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Nailsea and Tickenham 
Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Nailsea and Tickenham is now being played on Tuesday 19th April 2023, Kickoff 19:45. Following Saturday postponement

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Sudden Loss 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC is deeply sad to announce the sudden death of our Development Manager Mark Brown.

The club would like to send our love and deepest condolences to the family for your sad loss.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishops Lydeard 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishops Lydeard is now being played on Tuesday 25th April 2023, Kickoff 19:45. Following Saturday postponement

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Awards Night

Odd Down (BATH) AFC end of season awards will be held on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Odd Down Football Club, starting at 19:30. There will also be a auction taking place on the night.

We would like to invite our Sponsors, Supporters and social members along to this event.

Sailsbury Development Vs Odd Down (BATH) Development

Odd Down (BATH) Development were unable to add to their points tally after going down to a 5-2 defeat away to Sailsbury Development yesterday afternoon.

Sailsbury Development went into the break leading 3-1 and ensured all three points by scoring twice more in the second half. Odd Down (BATH) Development did manage to score one further goal in the second half.

Dyllan Roocroft led the way for Sailsbury Development by helping himself to a hat trick. Adbulranhim Razak and Omario Henry with the other Sailsbury Development goals.

The goal scorers for Odd Down (BATH) Development were midfielder Tyrone Mulholland and Captain David Cooper.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Nailsea and Tickenham

On Saturday 18th March 2023 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Nailsea and Tickenham at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, in the Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture. Remember the earlier kick off time of 14:00.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishops Lydeard 

Unfortunately tomorrow Toolstation Western league fixture between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishops Lydeard is OFF due to a maintenance problem which requires new parts.

I would like to say a special thank you to the Toolstation Western League for their help and assistance.

 

Club Sponsors Day

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will be hosting a sponsors day on Saturday 22 April 2023. When Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Warminster Town in their final Toolstation Western League fixture of the season.

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to cheddar this afternoon in the Toolstation Western League Division One fixture. The Down had three under 18s in there match day squad and still managed to come away victories with all three points following a 2-1 win.

It was the Down who started brightly with a fourth minute goal from club captain Luke Bryan following an excellent through ball from midfielder Dominic Walter. Cheddar then equalise from the penalty shot, due to a foul being committed in the penalty area from midfielder Trey Anderson, which was converted to make the score 1-1 after 20 minutes.

The Down managed to retake the lead on 34 minute through a scramble goal, which club captain Bryan smashed home from 12 yards out, to take is tally to 28 goals for the season, to make it 2-1 and thats how it ended, with the second half remaining goalless.

Todays man of match went to Odd Down (BATH) AFC midfielder Cealen Simpson who worked tirelessly hard throughout the match. This was a massive three points for the down.

Odd Down (BATH) Development continue there good run of form with a 1-1 drew at home against Kintsbury Rangers. The Development goal coming in the second half through midfielder Jack Obrein.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

 

Upcoming Social Events 

Club Officer Report

Shirehampton overturned a half-time deficit to beat Odd Down 2-1 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground yesterday afternoon.

The Down was on the scoresheet first through club captain Luke Bryan who scored in added time at the end of the first half. However the visitors regrouped in the second half and secured all three points thanks to a Ryan Radford double.

Odd Down (BATH) Development continued their impressive form with a convincing 4-1 win away against Marlborough Town. 

The Development goals coming from a brace from Jack OBrien and a goal apiece from Dylan Hatt and Ryan Rudland.

2023/24 Season Talks Breakdown 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Shirehampton 

On Saturday 25th February 2023 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Shirehampton, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Ilfracombe Town

On Tuesday 21st February 2023 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Ilfracombe Town in the Les Philips Cup. Kick off 19:45

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) Development secured a 5-0 win against Stratton Juniors this afternoon. Prior to todays result, Odd Down (BATH) Development had only won three times in the league.

This afternoon’s game saw Odd Down (BATH) Development take revenge for a earlier defeat in style, with two goals from Ryan Rudland and Tyrone Mulholland plus one from Pervez Nedaie which secured a fantastic win.

Will Humphries Departs

Odd Down (BATH) AFC defender Will Humphries departs to join Bishop Sutton.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Will and wish him all the best for the future.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Quiz Night

Following the successful Family Fun Bingo night last night. The football committee have decided to arrange a quiz night on Saturday 1st April 2023. This event will start at 19:00hrs.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with fun.

 

Bishop Sutton Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Bishop Sutton in the Toolstation Western League Division One on Saturday 18th February 2023, kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Family Fun Night Of Bingo

On behalf of myself and the football committee. We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who attended the Family Fun Bingo Night at Odd Down Football Club tonight.

We would also like to say a big thank you to Lisa Watts for being our bingo caller and also a big thank you to Poppy Lyons and Brenda Hall for selling the books.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Almondsbury

Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Almondsbury in the Toolstation Western League Division One. On Saturday 11th February 2023 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 14:00.

Les Philips Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Ilfracombe Town

This tie will take place on Tuesday 21st February 2023. Kick Off 19:45

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Fc Bristol

Unfortunately tonight Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Fc Bristol was abandoned after 30 minutes due to a frozen pitch .

Club Officer Report

Unfortunately the Down was on the wrong end of a 4-0 score line against a very strong Brislington side who continue to gain ground on the top two. 

Brislington in form Oaklan Buck set them on their way after 11 minutes, then Dean Griffiths adding a second just prior to half time. 

The home side didn't take their foot off the pedal after the break, with Jordan Metters finishing off a fine team move to make it 3-0, before Brislington Danny Dodimead chipping the ball into a empty net to round our the scoring late on. 


Many Thanks 

Ray Cunningham 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Fc Bristol 

On Tuesday 7th February 2023 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain FC Bristol at Lew Hill Memorial Ground. In the Toolstation Western League Division One, Kick off 19:45

Club Officers Report

Odd Down travel to Dorest last night to take on Gillingham Town in the Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture. Which ended one apiece.

The first half was a tight affair with chances kept to a minimum. The game did became quite scrappy with a number of niggly challenges and stoppages. It was the Down who took the lead with a near post header from Club Captain Luke Bryan from a well taken corner from Jake Thomas.

The second half saw Gillingham come out with more intent and purpose to their play. The game began to open up and after a number of substitutions which seemed to have paid off with Gillingham youngster Max Briggs slotting home the equaliser deep into injury time.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary 

Abdullahi Signs For The Down

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to announce the signing of defender Akram Abdullahi from Tytherington Rocks.

Thank you to Tytherington Rocks for their help with the transfer.

 

Heal Resigns For The Down

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to announce the resigning of Callum Heal from Oldland Abbotonians. He is also dual registered with Paulton Rovers.

Club Officers Report

Odd Down made a winning return to league action yesterday following a 26 day break due to terrible weather conditions. By sneaking past Portishead by two goals to one, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

Portishead started the game brightly and deservedly went ahead midway through the first half. Then late on into the first half Matty Morris’ equalised to make sure the hosts head into half-time on level terms.

The Down managed to take the lead midway through the second half, following a excellently taken free kick from Jack Thomas, which flew into the back of the net from 25 yards out.

The result now moves the Down up to sixth in the league.

Many Thanks
Ray Cunningham
Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Events 

Upcoming Football Events happening at club over the next few months.

Training Facilitates 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to say Thank you to St Martins Garden School Bath. For letting us hire the 3G court throughout February 2023.

Courtney Charles Departs

Odd Down (BATH) AFC striker Courtney Charles departs to rejoin local rivals Welton Rovers.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Courtney and wish him all the best for the future.

 

Odd Down (BATH) U18 Vs Winscombe U18

Unfortunately following a pitch inspection this afternoon. Tonight game between Odd Down (BATH) U18 Vs Winscombe U18 is OFF due to a frozen pitch

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Portishead Town

On Saturday 28th January 2023. Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Portishead Town at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 14:00.

Club Officers Report

Odd Down (BATH) Development headed to Frome Collegians with country bragging rights at stake. Collegians had returned from the Lew Hill Memorial Ground in the opening week of the season following a 3-0 win, but it was a much closer affair in the return match which was switched to the 3G at Selwood Academy with the pitch at the Old Showfield being waterlogged.

Odd Down made a great start scoring in the first minute through a fantastic shot from Jack OBrien. Theo Sing draw Frome level midway through the first half and then a looping header from Barry Sandquest put Frome in front for the first time. All three goals came in the first half in what was a competitive, physical game between the two Somerset sides.

It remained tight affair in the second half with chances at both ends. Odd Down efforts to get back on level terms were not helped when they were reduced to ten men following the sending off of Dave Cooper in the last ten minutes. The game finished 2-1 to Frome Collegians.

On Monday night our Under 18 sadly lost 2-1 to a very strong Bristol Manor Farm Under 18 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Fc Bristol 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain FC Bristol on Saturday 21st January 2023 at Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 14:00

Partnering Interest 

Are you interested in partnering with your local football club and advertising your business to a growing audience? If so, you will be pleased to know that we have vast range of partnership opportunities still available for this season. Some of the options are:

- Pitch Side Advertising Boards
- Player Sponsorship
- Matchday and Match Ball Sponsorship

Without the support of our current partners we would not have been able to run and it goes without saying that we are all extremely grateful for all of the support we have been given.

So, if you are interested in partnering and supporting your local football club, we would love to hear from you. Please get in contact with Football Secretary Ray Cunningham. Via email : mondy59@live.com

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Departs 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC young goalkeeper Oliver Coleman departs for Radstock Town.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Oliver and wish him well for the future.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishop Sutton

Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Bishop Sutton on Saturday 14th January 2023, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, kick off 15:00. This is a rearranged fixture due to the previous fixture having to be abandoned.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will be holding a minute silence before kick off. For local supporter Keith Biggs who sadly passed away last week.

 

Gillingham Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Unfortunately tonight game at Gillingham Town has now been called off, due to standing water on the playing surface. Following an earlier pitch inspection.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Fun Night Of Bingo

UPCOMING FOOTBALL EVENT TAKING PLACE AT ODD DOWN (BATH) AFC ON SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2023, STARTING AT 18:00. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME ALONG AND JOIN IN WITH THE FUN.

Sad Passing Of Local Supporter

On Saturday 7th January 2023 there will be a minute silence before the Development League fixture against Melmesbury Victoria Development, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, Kick Off 14:15. Due to sad passing of devoted supporter Keith Biggs this week. Keith was a long standing supporter of the club alongside is devoted dogs.

On behalf of Odd Down (BATH) AFC we would like to send our condolences to Keith’s family.

Match Report From Bank Holiday Monday Game at Wincanton Town. 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC started 2023 with an huge disappointment at hands of Wincanton Town after being well beaten 7-2. Wincanton responded incredibly well after their surprise home defeat to local rivals Gillingham Town on Boxing Day.

Wincanton took an early lead through Jamie Thompson, the home side then continued to ram home their advantage with the returning Jamie Garner striking twice to put his side three to the good.

A goal middle way through the first half from Odd Down (BATH) AFC captain Luke Bryan threatened to spark a fightback for the Down, but that never materialised, with Wincanton Cam Vere and Jamie Thompson helping build a 5-1 lead midway through the second period.

Wincanton striker Jamie Garner then capped an excellent individual performance, by completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot . Following an off the ball incident with Odd Down (BATH) AFC defender Saracen Yates which the assistant match official deemed to be a penalty. Then Wincanton Louis Irwin adding a seventh to complete the scoring for the home side.

However there  was still time for a consolation goal from Odd Down (BATH) AFC striker Courtney Charles, following good work from Odd Down (BATH) AFC midfielder Tyrone Mulholland. Which made the final score 7-2 to Wincanton.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC started 2023 with a disappointment after gonig down to a 7-2 defeat away to Wincanton Town on this Bank Holiday Monday. Which ended the Downs unbeaten run of nine games.

The Downs goals coming from club captain Luke Bryan and a colsolation goal from Courtney Charles. With midfielder Tyrone Mulholland on hand to create an assist for both of the goals.

The Down will hope to bounce back on Tuesday 10th January 2023, when they travel to Dorset, for the rearrange league encounter against Gillingham Town, kick off 19:30

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

A Message From Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

This year has been very challenging one for the club. We have had to make many changes in personnel within the club.

However the progress is there to be seen. Through the performances that the lads have shown us throughout the first half of the season.

Hopefully 2023 will see all three teams competing at the best possible level.

I would like to thank Jason, Clive, Mark, Lee, Immy and coaches for all there hard work they have put in behind the scences. Plus i would also like to say thank you to all the players who have represented the club over the last twelve months.

I would like to place on record my thanks to all our wonderful sponsors who have back us over the year.

Lastly i would like to say a special thank you to our wonderful supporters who have supported us home and away, you have been fantastic.

Without no further a do. I would like to wish you all a happy new year. Let's hope 2023 brings us all plenty of good success.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

Wincanton Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Wincanton Town on Monday 2nd January 2023. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 14:00

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC impressed the Boxing Day crowd with a 5-1 win over Hengrove Athletic at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

The Down took the lead on 28 minutes from midfielder Tyrone Mulholland, who managed to score straight from a corner kick.

It wasn’t long until the Down double there lead on 31 minutes through club captain Luke Bryan. Following a misunderstanding between the Hengrove defence and goalkeeper, which left Bryan with an easy tap in.

Ten minutes into the second half it became 3-0 to the Down following good link up play from Courtney Charles and Luke Bryan. Which Bryan was on hand to slot the ball home from six yards out, to grab is second of the day.

On 82 minutes the score became 4-0 to the Down with substitute Louie Short who was on hand to head home from six yards out, following an excellent cross from Rapheal Waugh. Then three minutes later. It become 5-0. When Rapheal Waugh outpace the Hengrove defence and then rounding the ball around the Hengrove goalkeeper before slotting the ball into a empty net.

The only disappointment for the Down was conceding an injury time consolation goal. Which made the final score 5-1 to the Down.

Many Thanks

Ray CunninghamOdd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hengrove Athletic

Odd Down (BATH) AFC continue their good run of form on this Boxing Day afternoon. Thanks to a impressive 5-1 win against Hengrove Athletic at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

The Down goals coming from club captain Luke Bryan with a brace and one apiece from Tyrone Mulholland, Louie Short and Raphael Waugh.

 

Season 2023/24

Gillingham Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Unfortunately tomorrow Toolstation Western League Division One encounter between Gillingham Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC is OFF due to a frozen pitch.

Festival Message

Everyone at Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to wish our sponsors and supporters a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Calne Town Res

Unfortunately Saturday Fixture between Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Calne Town Res is OFF. Due to a frozen pitch.

Upcoming Social Event 

Gillingham Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Dorset on Saturday 17th December 2022 to face Gillingham Town in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

New Man Of The Match Board

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Waste Recycling Bath and Bath Recycling Skips for our new man of the match board.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Nailsea and Tickenham 

Unfortunately following a pitch inspection this morning. Today game between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Nailsea and Tickenham is OFF due to a frozen pitch.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Christmas Raffle

Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets tonight at the Odd Down (BATH) AFC Christmas Party. We managed to raise £265.

Club Officers Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC went into this weekend encounter with Cheddar full of confident, following an unbeaten November campaign.

It was the visitors who managed to take the lead on 22 minutes from a strike that comes back off the post and rebounded in off the Down Goalkeeper Ash Bryan.

The Down managed to draw level on 33 minutes from striker Courtney Charles, who gets is first goal for the club. It was good play from midfielder Tyrone Mulholland who finds Charles in the box, who manages to scissor kick the ball into the back of the net.

Five minutes later the Down found themselves in front through lovely link up play from Club Captain Luke Bryan and striker Courtney Charles, Charles then went on to beat the last defender before slotting the ball past the Cheddar Keeper. Which made the score 2-1 to the Down and thats how it stayed until half time.

Unfortunately the visitors level again on 65 minutes, following poor defending from the Down, which made the score 2-2.

It was the Down who managed to get the winner on 85 minutes through Club Captain Luke Bryan who manages to outpace the Cheddar defence before slotting the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Which made the score 3-2 to the Down and thats how the game ended.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary.

 

Club Officers Report 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Portishead Town at the weekend. Which saw the Down come away with all three points with a 1-0 win, following a injury time header from stand in Captain Jack Neil, which was assisted by a Curtis Dunn corner.

The result now makes the Down Unbeaten in seven going into the December period.

Odd Down Development was unfortunately knock out of the Wiltshire Fountain Cup by Melksham Town Reserves. On target for Melksham Town Reserves was Jake Dodge, who bagged a brace, Owen Allison and Brandon Vincent. Odd Down Development goal coming courtesy of an own goal.

Odd Down Development went into the game without manager Mark Brown who is sadly in hospital with a serious leg injury following a nasty car accident earlier this week, while travelling on is way to training. Everyone at Odd Down (BATH) AFC wishes Mark a speedy and full recovery.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary.

Les Philips Cup Win

Odd Down (BATH) AFC progressed into the next round of the Les Philips Cup following a 2-0 victory over Portishead Town this evening. The goals coming from Rapheal Waugh and Treyvond Anderson.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC now wait the winners of Bishop Sutton or IIfracombe Town in the next round, which will be played at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

The date of this tie will be announced at a later date.

 

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Tytherington Rocks this afternoon, which ended in a goaless draw. The Down will go again on Tuesday night when they entertain Portishead Town, in the Les Philips Cup, at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, Kick off 19:45.

Odd Down Development had been on a tough run that had seen them win just one of their eight games ahead of today’s visit from Shrewton United, conceding 27 goals in those eight matches. Shrewton United have also been having similar problems, whilst they had won three of their last eight games, their defensive record was even worse than Odd Down’s, conceding 38 goals in those eight games. Shrewton’s defensive woes continued as they conceded another four whilst for Odd Down it was a only their second clean sheet of the season as they ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Aidan Maslen, Jack O’Brien, Charlie Myrie and Dominic Walter. The win for Odd Down saw them climb out of the bottom three with Marlborough Town slipping into that bottom three following that defeat at Wroughton.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

Tytherington Rocks Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On Saturday 19th November 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Tytherington Rocks in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick Off 14:00


Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Portishead Town 

UNFORTUNATELY TONIGHT LES PHILIPS CUP TIE BETWEEN ODD DOWN (BATH) AFC VS PORTISHEAD TOWN IS OFF DUE TO A WATERLOGGED PITCH.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC New Signing

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to announce the signing of Rickie Scott

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Christmas Party 

Following a fantastic event on Saturday. The Football Committee have decided to do another event.

This time it will be a Christmas Disco. On Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Odd Down Football Club.

Tickets will be £5 for Adults and Kids go free.
They will be available from this weekend either from behind the bar or from Football Secretary Ray Cunningham.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Oldland Abbotonians


Odd Down (BATH) AFC Horse Racing Night

Saturday night horse Racing night raised £607. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this fantastic night. 

Club Officers Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC extended their winning streak to three matches after scoring three in each half at home to Longwell Green Sports.

Club captain Luke Bryan’s latest treble spear-headed Down’s second consecutive 6-0 triumph, with Raphael Waugh also striking in either half and also a goal for Caelen Simpson to edge the home side into the top half of the league table.

Odd Down Development were in County Cup action playing away to Somerset County League Division One side Saltford. In a tight contest with plenty of goals it needed penalties in the end to settle matters after it finished 3-3 at the end of ninety minutes, the Odd Down goals coming through Perez Nedale (2) and new signing Khaled Harwood on his debut. It was the Down who emerged victorious, progressing through to the last 16 courtesy of a 5-4 win in the spot kick contest.

Many Thanks
Ray Cunningham
Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

Odd Down (BATH) Under 18

Well done to Odd Down (BATH) Under 18 for picking up there first league win of the season with a 2-1 away win at Winscombe Under 18.

The Down goals coming from Mitchell Sheppard and Louie Morris.

 

Sponsorship Offer

We are looking for local business’s to promote their company through sponsorship board with a prominent pitch side advertising board or boards with FREE siting for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC currently play in the Toolstation Western League Division One, at step 6 of the non-league pyramid. Our Reserves team currently play in the Corsham Print Wiltshire senior league. We also have an under 18s who play in the Western Counties Floodlight Premier league. Our home ground is at Lew Hill Memorial Ground. We provide our players, supporters and Sponsors with great facilities.

To make this very simple we have appointed Millard Signs of Corsham as our preferred sign company and agreed some fantastic concession rates listed below, so all you need to do is select the size you require and let us know, we will then pass them your details and they will be in touch to discuss your design and requirements. All very simple!. Of course if you have your sign company you wish to choose then no problems.

£98 plus VAT 1800mm x 900mm dibond board Including graphics 

£120 plus VAT 2400 x 900mm dibond board including graphics

£180 plus VAT 3050mm x 900mm dibond board including graphics

£240 plus VAT 4800mm x 900mm dibond board including graphics

Millards Signs & Graphics

Unit 7 Leafield Ind Estate

Corsham

SN13 9XN

Tel Number: 01225 811841

Email: John@millardsigns.com or Sophie@millardsigns.com

All we are asking for is your future commitment and remain sponsorship partner with Odd Down Football Club and agree to pay £150 plus VAT for the complete 2023/24 season. Where we will be hosting over 50 matches at the ground, this would be invoiced in June 2023. Sponsorship fees thereafter would be applicable on a yearly basic without obligation for the sign to remain mounted.

Further sponsorship opportunities are also available for the 2023/24 such as match day programmes, match day sponsorship and kit which will be offer to you in time for 2023/24 season. If you are interested in speaking with us then we would love to hear from you.

It is exciting times at Odd Down Football Club and we would really appreciate your support offering your business great marketing opportunities as well as supporting your local football club.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Longwell green Sports

Upcoming Social Event

Club Officer Report

Odd  Down travel to Hallen yeterday in Toolstation Division One and managed to come away with a impressive 6-0 win, despite playing the whole of the second half with ten men.

Club captain Luke Bryan effort added to an earlier own goal which edge Odd Down in front. But the afternoon took a turn for the worse when Odd Down defender Jack Neil was dismissed just before the break.

Odd Down responded excellently after the interval and in no time at all they suddenly led by four goals to nil thanks to two ultra-quick goals from Rapheal Waugh.

The ten men continued to impreess throughout the afternoon, and after Bryan had edged the lead to five, it was then left to Odd Down substitute Cameron New to wrap up proceedings with a injury time goal to make it six to nil.

Odd Down Development last two games had been tight affairs, a 1-0 win over Pewsey Vale and a narrow 2-1 defeat against Malmesbury Victoria Development but yesterday encounter against Devizes was never in doubt once Devizes got themselves in front. Two goals from Derek Wheeler plus one each for Kassa Anderson, Gabe Costello and Rhys Talmash to secured a 5-0 win for Devizes Town

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

 

Club Officer Report

Following a disappointment FA vase exit away to Brixham AFC. The Down manage to get back to winning ways on Tuesday evening. In a seven goal thriller at home against AEK Boco in the Toolstation Western League Division one.

Jake Thomas opened the scoring after five minutes and Club Captain Luke Bryan netted on 32 minutes, however the Down found themselves 3-2 at half time.

Jack Neil levelled things on 65 minutes before a injury time winner coming from substitute Cameron New to secure all three points for the Down.

Odd Down Devleopment travelled to Malmesbury Victoria Development in a physical encounter, which  saw Malmesbury go ahead in the seventh minute , centre back Rory Smith heading home a corner. The Down were back on level terms within five minutes of the restart from a penalty from midfielder Aden Maslen.

Malmesbury went back in front just before the hour. A well work move down the left saw the ball fall to Malmesbury player Joe Tranter who slotted home from the near post. It remained a tight contest, with Malmesbury having to play with ten men for a period after Gareth Jones was sent to the sin bin. However the Down were unable to take advantage of the extra man and Malmesbury held out for three valuable points.

Many Thanks
Ray Cunningham
Odd Down ( BATH) AFC Football Secretary

Hallen Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC November Fixtures 

Upcoming Event

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC vs AEK Boco 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC New Signing

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to announce the signing of Courtney Charles from Oldland Abbotonians.
Courtney will be added to the match day squad for Tuesday night game at home against AEK Boco.

Club Officer Report 

Last weekend saw Odd Down (BATH) AFC held to a 2-2 draw against bottom club Radstock Town. After a goalless quarter of an hour, Will Humphries took full advantage of a Radstock mistake by sliding the ball to Josh Clark to slot home. Radstock manage to equalise shortly after half time via a corner. The Down thought they had secured victory with five minutes to go when substitute Charlie Wiles-Richards crossed for fellow replacement Tryone Mulholland to head home. 

However the Down were denied the points by a late penalty to leave them on 18 points from 16 games.
On Tuesday evening the Down managed to progress into the next round of the Les Philips Cup. following a 2-0 over Hengrove Athletic. Goals coming from midfielder Will Humphries and substitute Cameron New. The Down will now entertain Portishead Town in the next round. The tie will be played at Lew Hill Memorial Ground on Tuesday 15th November 2022. Kick off 19:45.

Many Thanks
Ray Cunningham
Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

Les Philips Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will entertain Portishead Town in the Second Round. The tie will be played on 15th November 2022. Kick off 19:45

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hengrove Athletic

On Tuesday 18th October 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Hengrove Athletic in the Les Philips Cup First Round. Kick off 19:45

Radstock Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bristol Telephones

Saturday 8th October 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Bristol Telephones in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 14:00

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) AFC progress into the First Round proper of the Fa Vase following winning 5-4 on penalties against Newton Abbot Spurs. After a poor opening half an hour which saw the Down 2-0 down, Cameron New managed to pull one back just before half time. A lovely free kick from Curtis Dunn levelled the tie and despite lots of chances at both ends, it remained 2-2 at full time. 

The Down missed their first spot kick before Spurs did likewise with their second to make it 1-1. That became 4-4 to send the tie to sudden death where Spurs missed their sixth attempt to leave the Down through to the next round.

On Tuesday evening the Down return to league action when they entertain Radstock Town at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground and managed to come away with a convincing 5-0 win.

Curtis Dunn and Louis Short gave the Down a 2-0 lead at half time before Short netted his second a minute into the second period. Dunn added his brace with 15 minutes to go before being shown a second yellow card a minute later. It didn’t alter proceedings though as Short completed his hat trick in injury time.

Many Thanks
Ray Cunningham
Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary 

Shirehampton Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On Saturday 1st October 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Shirehampton in Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

FA Vase 1ST Round Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been draw away to Brixham Town. The tie will be played on Saturday 21st October 2022

Match Report From Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Newton Abbot Spurs

Odd Down were the lone winner on spot kicks, with keeper Oliver Coleman starring in their triumph over Newton Abbot Spurs. Having fallen two goals behind inside 20 minutes, Odd Down did well to fightback, with Cam New and Curtis Dunn scoring in either half to end the game on level footing.With games heading straight to penalties at the end of 90 minutes, it was Coleman’s two saves during the shootout which saw the Bath side prevail.

 

 

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Newton Abbot Spurs 

 

FA ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE RETURN OF FOOTBALL MATCHES

Last weekend, English football united together to honour and remember Her Majesty the Queen.

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to everyone across our game for their support and understanding as we paid respect to our long-standing Patron of The Football Association, Queen Elizabeth II.

After a period of pause and reflection for our national game, we can confirm that fixtures will resume as scheduled, including matches from the Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship, the Emirates FA Cup Second Round Qualifying, Vitality Women’s FA Cup, the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and all matches across grassroots football in England. Isuzu FA Trophy and FA Youth Cup matches will return this evening.

All matches held at stadiums are subject to leagues and clubs working with the relevant authorities to stage these fixtures, as usual practice.

We will be recommending to clubs, leagues and competitions across the country that a minute’s silence is observed before matches are played, and that black armbands should be worn where possible. All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will continue to fly at half-mast this week and over the weekend.

The FA can also confirm that all scheduled football matches will be postponed on the day of Her Majesty the Queen’s funeral on Monday 19 September.

Our thoughts at this time remain with His Majesty King Charles III, our president, HRH The Prince of Wales, and the whole of the Royal Family.

 

FA Announcement

Following confirmation from the Toolstation Western League and the Wiltshire League, we can confirm that tomorrow's fixtures for Odd Down (BATH) AFC and Odd Down (BATH) Development have been postponed.

Our thoughts remain with the Royal Family.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishop Sutton

The Toolstation Western League Division One Fixture which was abandoned between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishop Sutton has now been rearranged. The game will take place on Saturday 14th January 2023. 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs AEK Boco 

Saturday 10th September 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain AEK Boco in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Club Officer Report

Odd Down (BATH) went into this weekend fixture away to mid table opposition Longwell Green Sports full of confidents, following Bank Holiday wins over Bodmin Town in the FA Vase and Almondsbury in the league. It was the Down who started the strongest and deservedly took the lead on four minutes with a wonder strike from inform club captain Luke Bryan.

Unfortunately the Down was unable to hold on for the win, due to a defensive error in the 96th minute, which gifted Longwell Green a equaliser which made it 1-1 and then the referee blew the final whistle soon after that. 

Odd Down (BATH) Development League fixture at home to Sailsbury Development was sadly postponed. Due to Sailsbury Development unable to raise a side.

Odd Down (BATH) Under 18s have been drawn away to Paulton Rovers in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup. Following there recent victory over Frome Town in the last round. The tie will be played week commencing Monday 12th September 2022.

Many Thanks

Ray Cunningham

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Brislington 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Brislington in the Toolstation Western League Division One on Tuesday 6th September 2022. Kick off 19:45.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Sailsbury Developmet

Odd Down Development Vs Salisbury Development is postponed tomorrow. Due to Sailsbury development unable to raise a side.

FA Youth Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) Under 18s have been drawn away to Paulton Rovers in the First Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup. The tie will be played the W/C Monday 12th September 2022

Club Officer Report 

Odd Down enjoyed a very good Bank Holiday with a convincing 6-0 win over Almondsbury. Jake Thomas broke the deadlock for the Down on 20 minutes with a 25 yard strike, before Josh Clark found the Down captain Luke Bryan to make it 2-0 on 37 minutes. It was 3-0 five minutes before half time when Clark turned scorer with a lovely finish. 
Bryan notched his second and the Downs fourth just before the hour, before claiming his hat trick just four minutes later. The scoring was rounded off with six minutes to go as Bryan notched his fourth and the Downs sixth to be rightly name man of the match. 

On Tuesday evening Odd Down Development managed to pick up there first win of season. Thanks to a 4-2 win away to Melksham Town Res. The Downs goals coming from Tyrone Mulholland, Corey Patterson, Lee Rudland and Bill Turner.

Last night our newly formed Under 18 progressed into the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a 1-0 win against Frome Town. The only goal of the game coming from Emmanuel Athanasiou. 

Many Thanks 

Ray Cunningham 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Football Secretary 

FA Youth Cup

Odd Down Under 18 travel to Frome Town Under 18 in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday 31st August 2022

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Sailsbury Development

On Saturday 3rd September 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development entertain Sailsbury Development in the Corsham Senior Premier League Kick off 19:30.

 

 

 

 

 

Longwell Green Sports Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Longwell Green Sports on Saturday 3rd September 2022. Kick off 15:00.

FA Vase Draw

Following todays victory over Bodmin Town in the FA Vase. Odd Down (BATH) AFC will now entertain Newton Abbot Spurs in the Second Qualifying Round. The tie will be played on Saturday 24th September 2022 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, kick off 15:00

Almondsbury Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Almondsbury on Bank Holiday Monday. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00.

Odd Down (BATH) Development Vs Trowbridge Town 

On Tuesday 23rd August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development entertain Trowbridge Town in the Corsham Senior Premier League Kick off 19:30.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishop Sutton

Unfortunately following a nasty injury to Bishop Sutton captain Keith Kearney. Todays game had to be abandoned.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Keith a speedy recovery

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishop Sutton

On Saturday 20th August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Bishop Sutton in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development Vs Frome Collegians 

On Wednesday 17th August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development entertain Frome Collegians in the Corsham Senior Premier League Kick off 19:30.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Gillingham Town

On Tuesday 16th August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Gillingham Town in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 19:45

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development Vs Blunsdon Town

On Saturday 13th August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development entertain Blunsdon Town in the Corsham Senior Premier League Kick off 15:00.

 

Warminster Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On Saturday 13th August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Weymouth Street to take on Warminster Town in the Toolstation Western League Division One, kick off 15:00.

Horse Racing Evening

ODD DOWN (BATH) AFC ARE HOLDING ANOTHER HORSE RACING NIGHT ON SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2022, FOLLOWED BY A LIVE DJ SET FROM TH3 HOUSE OF MARQUES.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING A RACE FOR £40 OR OWNING YOUR OWN HORSE FOR £5. PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH RAY CUNNNINGHAM VIA EMAIL MONDY59@LIVE.COM

THE FIRST RACE WILL BE KICKING OFF ON THE BIG SCREEN FROM 19:00.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME ALONG AND JOIN IN WITH THE FUN.

 

Bishops Lydeard Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are back in action again on Wednesday 10th August 2022. When they travel to Bishops Lydeard in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 19:30.

 

 

Club Officers Report

On the opening day of the season we made the short trip to Oldland Abbotonians. The Down started brightly and had the better of the opening encounters, Luke Bryan scoring after 8 minutes, it was the perfect start. After going behind Oldland started to get back into the game, although never really troubling The Down’s defence. It was  1:0 to the away side at half time.

The second half got under way and it was Oldland who started the half on the front foot and pressing for the equaliser, which came from a sharp volley with The Down’s defence unable to do anything about it. That seem to raise The Down and in the 70th minute they were back in front with a finish from Josh Clark. Oldland came again, and with time running out they manage to get a free kick just out side the box, the resulting shot took a wicked deflection and ended up in the same corner of the net as their first, with our keeper stranded. The game ended with honours even at 2:2 although we were unlucky to come away with only a point.

Moving on to our first home game of the season, we had a midweek fixture against Hallen FC. This was another game where overall you would say The Down had the better of it, with out getting a result. The game was very even until the last 15 minute, where The Down were camped in the away sides half and chance after chance went begging, although the Hallen keeper did pull off some good saves to keep the scores level, and that’s how it ended 0:0 with no goals to report.

 

 

Somerset Premier Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been drawn away to National League South opposition Taunton Town in the First Round of the Somerset Premier Cup. The tie will take place the week commencing the 3rd October 2022

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Tytherington Rocks

On Saturday 6th August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Tytherington Rocks in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00.

Club Officers Report

Good evening and welcome to the Lew Hill Memorial Ground for our opening home game of the season. Tonight we entertain Hallen FC, We hope they enjoy their short stay with us, and have a safe journey home.

As the new season starts, The Down has a new management team with last year’s Assistant Manager, Jason Maggs taking over as Manager with Clive Scott taking the Assistant’s role, with a few changes in the backroom staff. Under the new management team The Down were undefeated for all the pre-season friendlies, with a 1:1 draw with Bradford, a 1:0 win over a good Mangotsfield side, Thornbury were up next and The Down looked ready to begin this seasons campaign with a 3:1 win, and the final game was a 3:2 win away to Dursley. There was also 2 good wins in the Fry’s competition with a mixture of First team and the Development side, although we could not progress in this tournament, as player restrictions came into play.

We look forward to the coming season with some new signings, and by judging the friendlies an exciting style of football.

Please enjoy tonight’s game, and I look forward to seeing you in the bar to help support the club

 

Oldland Abbotonians Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Match Report.

Oldland Abbotonians twice came from behind to rescue a point at home to Odd Down in a topsy-turvy affair at the Aitchison Playing Field.
Last season’s top scorer Luke Bryan picked up where he left off a couple of months ago, taking just seven minutes to open his scoring tally, giving the Bath side a fast start in the process.
Owen McCallum then levelled for Oldland five minutes into the second half, before Bryan turned provider, laying on the assist for Josh Clark who restored Odd Down’s advantage.
They were unable to hang on however, and the Abbots grabbed a share of the spoils thanks to a superb free kick in the closing stages from Cash Vinall

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Hallen

On Tuesday 2nd August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Hallen in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick Off 19:45.

Oldland Abbotonians Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On 30th July 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Oldland Abbotonians in the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00.

FA Vase Travel Update 
Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Bodmin Town in the FA Vase First Qualifying Round on Saturday 27th August 2022. There will be 29 spaces available on the coach and the cost will be £20 but you will need to pay a £5 deposit and then the rest on the day. So if you are interested, please get in contact with Football Secretary Ray Cunningham or Football Committee Member Louise Maggs.

Matchday Sponsorship Package 

With our fixtures now released it seemed only right that we shared with you our match day sponsorship package. If you are interested in being a matchday sponsor for any of our home games, please get in contact with Football Secretary Ray Cunningham via email mondy59@live.com

Dursley Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On Saturday 23rd July 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Dursley Town to play there final pre season friendly of the campaign.

Fry's Tournament 2022

Odd Down (BATH) AFC XI mixed with first team and development will entertain Easton Cowboys in the second round of the Fry’s Cup on Tuesday 19th July 2022.
The game is being played at Somerdale Pavilion, Keynsham. Kick off 18:45

Odd Down (BATH) AFC vs Thornbury Town

On Saturday 16th July we entertain Hellenic Side Thornbury Town in a pre season friendly. Kick off 15:00

Fry's Tournament 2022

Next up for Odd Down (BATH) AFC is AEK Boco in the 1st round of the Fry’s Tournament. Which is being played on Thursday 14th July 2022. Kick off 18:45

Upcoming Social Event Happening At The Club

FA Vase Draw 2022/23 Season

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been drawn away to Bodmin Town in the First Round Qualifying of the FA Vase. This tie will take place on Saturday 27th August 2022

Sponsorship Hoarding 

On behalf of Odd Down (BATH) AFC. We would like to thank Ben Saunders Foundation for there sponsorship.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bradford Town 

On Tuesday 5th July 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC entertain Bradford Town in a pre season friendly at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground, Kick off 19:45. Admission will be £3

2022/23 Les Phillips Cup

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will entertain Hengrove Athletic in the 1st Round of the 2022/23 Les Phillips Cup. The tie will be played on Tuesday 18th October 2022 at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Opening 2022/23 Fixtures

On Saturday 30th July 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC will kick off the 2022/23 season away to Oldland Abbotonians and then the following Tuesday 2nd August 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC will entertain Hallen at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground.

Upcoming Social Event Happening At The Club 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are hosting a fun night of Horse Racing on Saturday 9th July 2022 at Odd Down Football Club. The first race will kick off on the big screen from 20:30. Everyone is welcome to come along and have some fun and win a pound or too.

2022/23 Odd Down (BATH) Under 18 Warm Up Tops 

Odd Down BATH AFC Under 18 would like to thank CRS Building Supplies for sponsoring there Warm up tops for the upcoming 2022/23 season.

2022/23 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development Team Warm Up Tops 

Odd Down BATH AFC Development Team would like to thank Noad Roofing Limited for sponsoring there Warm up tops for the upcoming 2022/23 season.

Upcoming Social Event Happening At The Club

2022/23 Frys Cup

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will entertain AEK Boco in the 1st Round of the Frys Cup on Thursday 14th July 2022, Kick off 18:45

2022/23 Fry's Cup Draw

Odd Down (BATH) AFC have been drawn against AEK Boco in the 1st Round of the  Frys Cup. The date of tie is still to be confirmed.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC New Away Kit For The 2022/23 Season
Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Bath Recycling Skips for Sponsoring the new Away kit for the 2022/23 season.

Upcoming Social Event Happening At The Club

Pre Season Friendly For The 2022/23 Season 

Pre Season Friendly Games For The 2022/23 Season.

5th July 2022 Bradford Town Home
16th July 2022 Thornbury Town Home
23rd July 2022 Dursley Away
26th July 2022 Hanham Athletic Away

Plus Fry’s Tournament Games.

 

New Management Appointed

Odd Down (BATH) AFC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Jason Maggs as new First Team Manager for the upcoming 2022/23 season. The club can also confirm the appointment of Clive Scott as Assistant Manager.

 

Director Of Football Stepping Down

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are sad to announce that Director of Football Everett Welch is stepping down from is role with immediate effect. 

The club and official would like to put it on record how much we appreciate everything Everett as done for the club and wish him all the best for the future.

 

First Team Manager Stepping Down

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are sad to confirm that first team manager Nick Beaverstock is stepping down from is role with immediate effect.
The club and official would like to put it on record how much we appreciate everything Nick as done for the club and wish him all the best for the future.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Home Kit Sponsor For The 2022/23 Season

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank Bath Waste Recycling for there continue sponsorship for the 2022/23 season.

Polo shirt Sponsor For 2022/23 Season 

We would like to thank Bath Recycling Skips for Sponsoring 2022/23 season polo shirts.

Tracksuit sponsor for 2022/23 season 

We would like to thank Bath Domestic and Commercial Cleaning for Sponsoring 2022/23 season tracksuits.

Players Kit Sponsorship For 2022/23 Season.

We are looking for local business’s or people to sponsor our players through kit sponsorship for the 2022/23 season. The price of the sponsorship is £100.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC currently play in the Toolstation Western League Division One, at step 6 of the non-league pyramid. Our Development team will be playing in the Corsham Print Wiltshire senior league. Also we have an under 18s which plays in the Western Counties Floodlight Premier league. Our home ground is at Lew Hill Memorial Ground. We provide our players, supporters and Sponsors with great facilities.

You would get the opportunity to meet the player and have a photograph taken with them. You would also get social media coverage and a mention in the match day programme throughout the season. Plus invited to sponsorship events held at the club throughout the season.

It is exciting times at Odd Down Football Club and we would really appreciate your support offering your business great marketing opportunities as well as supporting your local football club.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Cheddar 

On Saturday 30th April 2022 our first team entertain Cheddar in there final league game of the season.

New Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development Manager 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are pleased to announce Mark Brown as the new Development Manager.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs AEK Boco

On Monday 25th April 2022 our first team entertain AEK Boco. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 19:45

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Almondsbury

Odd Down, with the league’s leading marksman coming to the fore again in their 2-1 win over
Almondsbury. Having fallen behind to Stuart Alexander’s 33rd minute opener, it took Luke Bryan just over an hour before his first impact when he slotted home the equaliser.
With three points essential to remain in contention for a play-off spot, Bryan was in the right place at the right time yet again, scoring his 35th goal of the season to seal a come- from-behind victory.

New End Of Season Presentation Date

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Almondsbury

On Saturday 23rd April 2022 our first team entertain Almondsbury. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Wincanton Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Promotion hopefuls Wincanton saw their long winning run brought to an end by Odd Down, with Josh Clark claiming a terrific treble for the Bath side in a 3-3 draw.
After Clark had opened the scoring in the fifth minute, the Wasps responded well and led at the interval thanks to a brace from Matt Garner.
Clark then levelled things 20 minutes from time, but Wincanton hit back once again, with Jamie Irwin setting them up for the win as the game headed towards the final ten.
Odd Down had the last word however, and it was Clark again who popped up in stoppage time to deny Wincanton at the death, scoring the sixth and final goal of a thrilling contest.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Under 18 Sponsorship 

Happy Easter

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter.

Wincanton Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

On Wednesday 20th April 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to Wincanton Town. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 19:30

Club Officer Report

Firstly I would like to thank everyone who came along to our charity day and gave so generously, we raised over £500 for Bath Mind and to the Sherborne Town supporters who helped us get to that total.

The result did not go the way we wanted, losing 1:0, however the game was an even affair throughout with not to many clear cut chances for either side. Sherborne got an early lead on 17 minutes, a scruffy goal for The Down to concede through a lapse in concentration, this proved to be the only goal of the game, a draw would have been a fair result.

Moving onto our Somerset Premier Cup semi final clash with Yeovil Town, The game didn’t start well with The Down conceding after just 3 mins, look like it was going to be a long night. Against a very strong Yeovil side our lads started to get into the game and play some decent football and made it to half time with conceding any more. The second half got under way with Yeovil starting very quickly, they upped the pace and started playing good quality balls through to their front two and with in the space of 15 minute The Down were behind 4:0. The Down managed to steady the ship and kept at it although the difference between the two clubs was obvious, with Yeovil being 5 tiers higher. The home side got a fifth late on to win 5:0. Our lads played well against a side that had several first team players in and on a playing surface that suited the home side.

Back to the league and our trip to Radstock Town, The Down took an early lead in this one with Luke Bryan only for Radstock to equalise just 10 minutes later and then take the lead in the 38th minute, 2:1 to the home side at half time. The Down left it late, but came up with another from Luke Bryan for his second of the afternoon making it 2:2 at the final whistle.

Odd Down Fundraiser Nets £500 For Bath Mind.

2022/23 Season First Team Warm Up Tops

Odd Down (BATH) AFC would like to thank CRB Screeding for sponsoring next season warm up tops for the first team.

2022/23 Home Shirt

2022/23 season home shirt being processed for all three teams. I would like to thank Waste Recycling Bath for there Sponsorship.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Development Vacancy 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC are looking for a new Development Manager for next season. The Development team will be playing in the Wiltshire Premier Senior league.

The successful applicant will be expected to workclosely with the first team and under 18 management.

If you our interested in this position. Please apply by sending your CV to Director of Football Everett Welch on everettwelch@icloud.com

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res Vs Wroughton Town

On Saturday 16th April 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res will entertain Wroughton Town. In the Wiltshire Senior Premier Division. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Under 18 Vs Bristol Manor Farm Under 18

On Monday 11th April 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Under 18 will entertain Bristol Manor Farm Under 18 at Lew Hill Memorial Ground. In the Western Counties Premier Division. Kick off 19:30

Radstock Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Odd Down’s Luke Bryan has extended his lead atop the First Division goalscoring charts after notching another brace in their 2-2 draw away at Radstock.
Having opened the scoring after 15 minutes,
Bryan then saw his side fall behind, before claiming an equaliser five minutes from time in another standout performance for the Bath side.

Charity Press Photo

The Press Photo For The Bath Chronicle Regarding The Charity Event We Had Last Weekend. In Support Of Bath Mind.

Radstock Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On Saturday 9th April 2022 our first team travel to Radstock Town. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Yeovil Town Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On 5th April 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC travel to National League side Yeovil Town in the Somerset Premier Cup Semi Final.

Devizes Town Res Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res

On Saturday 2nd April 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res will travel to Devizes Town Res. In the Wiltshire Senior Premier Division. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Sherborne Town

On Saturday 2nd April 2022 our first team entertain Sherborne Town at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 15:00

Tytherington Rocks Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

Tytherington Rocks produced a fightback of their own, overturning an early deficit to beat Odd Down 3-1. The Bath-side started strongly, and got the rewards their early dominance deserved, going ahead in the tenth minute thanks to a long-distance rocket from Curtis Dunn.

That goal seemed to fire up the Rocks, and they eventually ran out comfortable winners thanks to Laurence Lefevre’s double, and a further goal from Perran Blundell.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Reserves Vs Malmesbury Victoria Dev

On Saturday 26th March 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res will entertain Malmesbury Victoria Dev. In the Wiltshire Senior Premier Division. Kick off 15:00

Tytherington Rocks Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

On Saturday 26th March 2022 our first team travel to Tytherington Rocks. In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

 

Bishops Lydeard Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

The league’s leading scorer, Luke Bryan was on target yet again during Odd Down’s 2-1 win away at Bishops Lydeard. A 31st goal of the campaign set the Bath side on their way after half an hour, before Lydeard responded just before the interval when Adam Willis struck from long range to make it 1-1.

With stoppage time underway at the end of the game, it looked as though the points would be shared, but Odd Down executed one more attack, with Shaquille Perkins finding each space and time to force home a dramatic winner.

 

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res Vs Frome Collegians

On Saturday 19th March 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res will entertain Frome Collegians. In the Wiltshire Senior Premier Division. Kick off 15:00

Bishops Lydeard Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

On Saturday 19th March 2022 our first team travel to Bishops Lydeard . In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Upcoming Social Event Happening At The Club

Royal Wootton Bassett Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res

On Saturday 26th February 2022 Odd Down (BATH) AFC Res will travel to Royal Wootton Bassett Town. In the Wiltshire Senior Premier Division. Kick off 15:00

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Bishop Sutton .

On Saturday 12th March 2022 our first team entertain Bishop Sutton at the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Kick off 15:00

Officers Report

Good afternoon and welcome to the Lew Hill Memorial Ground. Today we entertain Bishop Sutton FC , and hope they enjoy their short stay with us and have a safe journey home.

We have a few games to catch up with, starting with our away trip to Cadbury Heath in the Les Phillips Cup. The Down losing this one 3:0, although the game was a lot closer than the score-line would suggest, with the Down missing some really good chances before Cadbury Heath got on the scoresheet.

Next up, was our home game against high flying Wincanton Town, The Down never seemed to get going in this one and losing  3:1 with Luke Bryan getting a consolation goal.

Onto our quarter-final match with Wells City FC, on a cold and very wet Tuesday night with the pitch only just playable, the game kicked off and there was not much to talk about in the first half as the weather and the pitch made it hard to play any football of quality. The second half was much the same but now the Down had the wind behind them which led to a bit more pressure from the home side and the last ten minute of the game The Down perhaps should have got a winner, that was not to be and the game ended 0:0. No extra time we go straight to penalties, the away side had the first penalty and with a great save from Chris Blammon, 0:0 after the first penalty. First up The Down, Will Humphries who puts the ball straight down the middle, 1:0 The Down now in the driving seat. The away side get off the mark and score their next penalty 1:1. Next for The Down, Josh Clark, another good strike and it’s now 2:1 to the home side. Pressure on the sides player, a good strike but The Down’s keeper was equal to it and another good save. Up steps Emmanuel Adeptain, another terrific penalty 3:1 to The Down and in total control of the shoot out. The Wells City player steps up to with a must score penalty, strikes the penalty well but came up against a keeper in form and pulls off another save, game over The Down 3:1 winners on penalties and now face Yeovil Town in the semi final Tuesday 5th April.

The hero on the night Chris Blammon in the Odd Down goal with three penalty saves.

Please enjoy today’s game, and I look forward to seeing you in the bar for a drink to help support the club.

 

 

 

 

Tytherington Rocks Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC 

Just received a phone call from Tytherington Rocks to say that today game between Tytherington Rocks Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC is OFF. Due to the pitch being unplayable.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Resvers Team Game is OFF

Unfortunately tomorrow game between Odd Down (BATH) AFC Reserves Vs Wroughton Town is OFF due to a unable pitch

Tytherington Rocks Vs Odd Down (BATH) AFC

On Saturday 5th March 2022 our first team travel to Tytherington Rocks . In the Toolstation Western League Division One. Kick off 15:00

Season 2022/23 Main Sponsor

I’m pleased to announce that Waste Recycling Bath will continue to be are main sponsor for next season.

Somerset Premier Cup Semi Final Date.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC will travel to national league side Yeovil Town in the Somerset Premier Cup Semi Final on Tuesday 5th April 2022. Kick off 19:45.

Odd Down (BATH) AFC Vs Wincanton Town

Fourth spot in the division now belongs to Wincanton Town after they registered a 3-1 win away at Odd Down. After goals from Dan Wise and Tom Richardson had put the Wasps in command, Luke Bryan halved the deficit for the
Down on the hour mark. Wise was the hero on the day for Wincanton, and his second set piece goal of the day proved crucial, restoring his side’s two-goal advantage 15 minutes from time. 

Sponsorship Hoarding 

On behalf of Odd Down (BATH) AFC. We would like to thank Virtuoso for there sponsorship.