Impressive run lifts Keynsham Town to safety

KEYNSHAM Town secured their place in the Toolstation Western League Division One with an impressive run to end their turbulent season.

The Ks’ young side were at risk of relegation before they turned things around with four wins in their last six games – taking 12 points from a possible 18.

Despite losing their final game of the season 4-2 at home to Wincanton Town, they achieved the security of 18th place – fifth from the bottom – in the table.

Although it is not known what the League will decide about relegation, it is widely regarded that finishing above the bottom four means the club will stay in Division One.

Great credit is due to our joint managers, Marvin Brown and Ashley Morgan, who put in so much hard work. It has been a tough season but with a promising end, so we look forward to the next season (which is due to start in July) with a renewed optimism. 

Sadly, our reserves manager James Tooze notified the club that he was stepping down at the end of the season. Although the reserves have also had a tough season, they should be safe for another year in the Somerset Count League.

James has worked tirelessly over many seasons, sometimes single-handedly, to get a team together season after season. We wish James all the best as he moves on to pastures new.

In our junior section, our U14 Colts secured the Division 3 title to win promotion to Division 2 of the Avon Youth League next season. With a 100%-win record, the team wrapped up the league with four games still to play in their season. Congratulations to the coaching staff – Sam, Christian, Elemer and Helen – on a great season. This marks three promotions in three seasons for the Colts, having started in Division 5 at U12s.

On Sunday May 12 from 10am, the club is holding its annual fun day at the AJN Stadium. There will be football from all our sections, including the juniors, ladies and walking football teams. It will include a raffle with a first prize of £100 cash. 

The bar will be open, and food and drink will be available all day. Our collection will be in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK.  For more information, please visit our website or social media channels.

Pictured, action from Keynsham Town’s 7-2 victory over Middlezoy in April