Category Archives: Youth

Taunton North 1-1 U 15 Boys

A great result saw Bishops Lydeard U15’s play Taunton North, 1st v 2nd place, a vital game with only 2 more games after this one to play, with Lydeard leading them by 2 points.

It was a mud bath of a pitch, which got worse as the rain kept coming down. This was a battle Royale and lived up to the billing. Taunton North edged it but it remained 0-0 at half time.

Both teams had chances but could not convert them. The second half was much of the same, the Lydeard lads dug deep and were unlucky to go 1-0 down. Lydeard continued to press and defend and eventually got the break through they deserved with a great equaliser from Josh Compton.

Lydeard still had chances but they also defended the last 15 mins like LION’s, every player gave 150% to earn amazing draw and keep Lyeard 2 points clear at the top of Div 2 with 2 games left.


What a ‘fun’ fundraiser for the BLAFC under 14 boys on Sunday afternoon at Darby Way,
End to end football, plenty of laughs and a bag full of goals,

Thank you to all who helped on the day,

We managed to raise £130 for the club which is a fantastic effort!

Keep on it boy’s, we have a great side developing for the future of Lydeard,

See you all at Castle training on Wednesday from 7 till 8. 





Our under 16 girls travelled to Somerton Sports Ground on Saturday to face an unbeaten Yeovil side who beat us 5 – 0 at Darby Way at the beginning of the season. After a very successful season for Yeovil ladies last season, who gained promotion into the Women’s Super League first division, we were anticipating a David Vs Goliath encounter against the future stars of their club. Coaching duo Suze and Dawna had thought carefully about the tactics for the game and were determined to put up a good fight. Hollie Golding was deployed to ‘man mark’ Yeovil’s star player Megan Robinson who has over 20 goals to her name already this season. A thrilling first half saw BLAFC hitting Yeovil on the counter attack time and time again with forward players Kayleigh Riley, Ellen Broadway, Maisie Williams and Willow Dyke working tirelessly up and down the pitch. BLAFC went 1-0 up after a superb run down the right wing by Riley resulted in a excellent cross and finish from Ellen Broadway. Yeovil responded almost immediately when Robinson managed to slip away from the BLAFC defence and slot the ball home. 

Half time 1 – 1 with the game there for the taking the girls were encouraged to move the ball forward quicker to release Riley and get her more chances in front of goal. BLAFC didn’t have to wait long for the opportunities to come with Riley’s speed allowing her 3 one on one situations in quick succession. 2 of which she converted confidently and one cleared desperately off the line by a Yeovil defender. 3 – 1 BLAFC and unbeaten Yeovil with no answers to Lydeards new style of play. Lydeard final goal came with 10 mins to go when another run from Riley down the wing saw an pin point cross dispatched expertly by Broadway once again. 

4-1 up with 8 mins left on the clock Lydeard thought they had the game in the bag. After working relentlessly to keep striker Robinson quiet Lydeard took their foot off the gas and started to leave space for the Yeovil players. Two excellently finished goals by Robinson in the last 6 mins saw Yeovil increase their work rate and put pressure on a very tired Lydeard team. 

The final whistle couldn’t of come quick enough as the ref blew for full time, spectators and coaches alike could breath again as the excitement of what we all had achieved set in. 

A superb performance from every Lydeard player meant the team achieved the unbelievable. Player of the match went jointly to Riley for her outstanding work rate, two fantastic goals and team play setting up the other two goals and Hollie Golding who up against a South West Player showed her true class. 

Supporters player went to Riley as well but with a special mention for Golding. 

A very proud moment for Bishops Lydeard coaches Suze and Dawna who always believed the girls had the ability to match Yeovil’s elite. 

We will meet Yeovil again in the Semi Final of the Somerset County Cup, an encounter that promises to be an exciting game of football.


This game saw us come in 8-0 winners against Galmington Dragon HawksA Scrappy start to this game, but we soon got in our stride and started playing some good football, Once the first goal was scored it was never in doubt. We battled well and the goals came, we led 5-0 at halftime.

The second half, we gave players some rest time and changed some positions, Adam Naish was able to complete a fine hatrick on taking our Tally to 8 goals, other scorers Ravi Khakhar, Ben Highfield, Cial Marvin, Tom Magee, Josh Compton.

Another solid defensive display by all, now 3 points clear at the top but played a game more than Taunton Youth in 2nd 

MOM Dom Hill and Adam Naish

U15’s 4-2 Rhode Lane Wanderers. MATCH REPORT: 23/10/16

Another 4-2 win see’s our U15 Squad going joint top of the league with another great performance. With 3 players away we had a squad of 12. Not playing for 2 weeks certainly showed early on. We grew into the game and soon went 1-0 down. Rhode lane were a good team and we had to work hard for the win today, an equaliser from Ben Highfield brought us level, we soon gave another goal away and went 2-1 down, we were not tackling hard enough in the middle third of the pitch.We were still playing well and soon levelled again with a goal from Adam Naish. 2-2 at half time.
Team talk done, The focus was on winning the ball back in the middle third of the park, The players listened and did this which saw us take more control of the game although Rhode Lane still played very well, we battled and kept going which led to us taking the lead with a goal from our new signing Albie Smith and put us in the lead for the first time, shortly after the best goal of the game came from quick simple passing spreading the ball out wide to Ben Highfield who crossed a fantastic low ball across the box which was met by Josh Compton to slot the ball home and make in a fantastic 4-2 win. Every player played their part in what was a very tough competative game. Some great saves from Harrison Freeman and a good 1st performance from Albie Smith were pleasing
MOM’s today were Tom Magee and Sam Whitaker for outstanding performances

U14’s 6-2 Heathfield Pumas 

What a team performance, really showed the quality we have at Lydeard with all the boy’s playing their part. Goalscorers: Sam Booker, Jordan Hayman, Harry Scott (2) & Ellis Lowe ()2 Plenty more to come from our boy’s. Men of the match went to the two wing backs who worked tirelessly through out Jacob Dickson & Henry Doyle. 
Very proud coach, Stephen Doyle

U15 BOYS MATCH REPORT: BLAFC 10-0 Wembdon. Saturday 8th October

U15’s 10-0 Wembdon Saints

A Great game today wearing our new kit for the first time on the first teams pitch.
Our opposition could only field 10 players so in the spirit of the game we only played 10 players. The first half saw a commanding performance having 85% of possession, we had numerous chances including 2 penalties for blatant fouls which saw us go in at half time 6-0 up. The second half was much of the same with us adding another 4 goals. Another good performance today that secures us the full points and keeps us marching on, goal scorers as follows Ben H 3, Adam 3, Ravi 2 and Josh 2. We limited the opposition to 1 shot which was well saved by Harrison rushing out and making a great save. MOM today was Charlie Uff for a superb performance in defence.