Keynsham Walking Football are champions

July 02 2021
Keynsham Walking Football are champions

Keynsham Walking Football are champions of the Somerset County FA Over 50s League.

The fourth and final round of matches was played on June 6 at the AJN Stadium, with the home side just two points clear of three-times champions Weston.

Their first match against Weston's second string, the Reds, was a close affair but they edged a 1-0 victory, whilst Weston Whites had been held to a draw by Frome.

With Keynsham's lead now four points, they faced Frome themselves and gained another narrow 1-0 win.

The crunch match was third up. A win would ensure the championship but, even with Weston Whites reduced by a player for the final two minutes, they were held to a 0-0 draw. That meant victory against Peasedown would clinch the title, and Keynsham quickly rushed into a two-goal lead.

A defensive slip let Peasedown back into the match and gave the numerous home supporters some nervous minutes. However, a late third goal sealed the win that the home fans had been cheering for.

The final game against Frome ended 1-1 but Keynsham were already champions by then.

Aaron Clements of Somerset FA presented the trophy to the home team in front of their supporters, and a difficult Covid-interrupted season had finally come to an end.

Final points tally (from 20 games): Keynsham 45, Weston Whites 41, Peasedown Albion 25, Frome 23, Shepton 12, Weston Reds 12