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Burton Football Club have played Sunday morning adult football at Towles Field for over 10 years. The club plays in Division 3 of the Leicester and Charnwood Sunday Football Leagueand trains weekly (Wednesdays 8.00pm- 9.00pm) during most of the year on the excellent rubber crumb pitch at Loughborough University

The club considers itself part of the Burton community and together with other user sports groups is represented on the Burton Playing Field Association as well as providing volunteers to undertake pitch maintenance and assist at fundraising events held on Towles Field

If you are over16 years of age and are interested in playing competitive Sunday morning football for your local village team next season, and training throughout the year on high quality pitches, please contact Brian Bunn, Secretary, Burton F.C on 07880 782780 or e-mail brian.bunn@ntlworld.com

Burton FC fixtures and results Sept 17 to April 2018


Fixtures for 2017/18 Season to date

Sunday September 3rd v F.C Hathern (H) Draw 3-3

Sunday September 10th v Birstall Stamford Res (H) Lost 3-1

Sunday September 17th v Spinney Rovers (A) Postponed

Sunday September 24th v Leicester Bharat (A) Won 3-2

Sunday October 1st v F.C.Tumar Intermediate Cup (County FA) (A) Lost 6-1

Sunday October 8th v Leicester Bharat (Hardings Divisional Cup) Rushey Fields LE4 6NP Lost 4-2 on pens (A) Drew 3=3

Sunday October 15th v No fixture

Sunday October 22nd v LK United (A) Fixture Abandoned

Sunday October 29th v Spinney Rovers Victoria Park (Pitch 3)(A) Lost 5-4

Sunday November 5th v F.C. Hathern (A) Won 6-1

Sunday November 12th v Newboys (H) Won 6-3

Sunday November 19th v LK United (A) Replay (J.D Thomas League Cup) from Winstanley School 19/10/17 Braunstone LE3 3BD. Lost 6-3

Sunday November 26th v Shepshed United (H) Lost 5-2

Sunday December 3rd v Kegworth Imperial Sunday (H) Won3-2

Sunday December 10th v Spinney Rovers (H)Postponed

Sunday December 17th v Leicester Bharat (H)Postponed

All fixture kick off at 10.30am


Fixtures for 2017/18 Season – January 2018-end of season

Sunday January 7th v Kegworth Imperial Sunday (A)

Sunday January 14th v Anstey Sports Bar Res (A) Won 7-2

Sunday January 21st v Spinney Rovers (H) postponed

Sunday January 28th v Long Whatton (A) lost 2-1

Sunday February 4th v Syston Brookside (A)

Sunday February 11th v Long Whatton (H)

Sunday February 18th LCSFL Chairman's Cup Semi Final New Park Rgrs v Dishley Rgrs, Towles Field Burton k.o. 10.30am

Sunday February 25th v Kegworth Imperial Sunday (A)

Sunday March 4th v Birstall Stamford Res (A)

Sunday March 11th v Shepshed United (A)

Sunday March 18th v Spinney Rovers (H)

All fixtures kick off at 10.30am

Match reports season 17 / 18


Sunday January 28th 2018

LCSFL Div 1 – Long Whatton 2 (0) v Burton 1(1)

Burton made the short journey north to take on close rivals Long Whatton. Burton got off to a dream start when Josh Smith scored inside five minutes, Thereafter it was 'backs to the wall' as they confidently defended their narrow lead relying on a the occasional counter attack to test the Whatton defence

The visitors adopted the same game plan after the interval but found that as the game progressed pressure intensified and ten minutes from time Whatton equalised with a well struck shot from the edge of the area The hosts redoubled their efforts searching for a winner against a tiring Burton defence and were rewarded with a goal from close range in the final minutes of the game.


LCSFL Div 1- Sunday January 14th 2018

Anstey Sports Bar Res 3 (2) Burton 7 (6)

Burton produced their best performance of the season to date with a 7-3 away victory against Anstey Sports Bar Res.

The visitors began rather tentatively and soon found themselves a goal down. Nikki Harvey leveled the score for Burton only to see Sports Bar regain their lead. Burton however quickly adjusted to playing on a smaller pitch and aided by some clinical finishing and a strong work rate dominated the rest of the first half to take a commanding 6-2 lead at the break .

Playing uphill second half Burton's tactic was one of containment and counter attack which they did very effectively until conceding a goal ten minutes from the end . However Nikki Harvey added to his first half hat trick with the last kick of the game to restore Burton's four goal advantage and complete a very satisfactory display from the visitors.

Match Report

Sunday December 3rd- LCSFL Div 1

Burton 3 (3) Kegworth Imperial Sunday 2 (1)

Burton edged a competitive, closely fought game 3-2 at Towles Field. The hosts opened the scoring when Ashley Heffer netted inside ten minutes. Kegworth equalised midway through the first half. The home side took the lead late in the half when Josh Smith showed good feet to cut inside from the left and fire an excellent shot into the far corner.

Burton further extended their lead shortly before half time when Ashley Heffer claimed his brace when scoring from close range. Kegworth pulled a goal back early in the second period and then pressed strongly in an effort to get something out of the game. Burton responded with some sound defensive work and despite late Kegworth pressure held firm to claim the points.


LCSFL Div1 – Sunday November 12th Burton F.C (2) 6 v Newboys (3) 3

Burton hit six goals for the second successive week in an entertaining game against Newboys at Towles Field Burton.

Josh Smith gave Burton very early goal but the visitors, playing some neat attractive football, drew level and then took the lead midway through the first half. The visitors extended their lead to 3-1 but Burton were rewarded for their efforts with a well taken goal from defender Dan Orme shortly before the break.

Burton always believed they could get something from the game and drew level at 3-3 when Josh Smith doubled his tally when scoring from close range. Ash Heffer gave Burton the lead midway through the second period with a superb shot from distance and substitute Mark Smith got on the score sheet with his first touch of the game as Newboys struggled to maintain the high tempo. Charlie Patel sealed an impressive Burton win late on with an excellent long range shot.

MATCH REPORT Sunday November 5th

LCSFL Division1- F.C Hathern 1 (0) Burton 6 (3)

Following some fairly indifferent performances in recent weeks Burton returned to winning ways with a convincing performance against F.C Hathern

Burton opened the scoring after ten minutes with a goal from Nikki Harvey. The same player added to his tally later in the half and after midfielder Steve Moult scored a third before the break it looked like game over.

However when Hathern scored from a penalty early in the second half it looked as if a comeback may be on the cards. Any hopes Hathern may have had of getting anything from the game were soon dispelled when Burton scored further goals through Josh Smith, Nikki Harvey (hat trick) and substitute Rich Cowlishaw to give the visitors a comfortable 6-1 victory.


Leicester & Charnwood Sunday Football League – Division 1

Spinney Rovers 5 Burton (on the Wolds) F.C 4

Burton made their fifth journey to Leicester in the past six weeks to take on Spinney Rovers at Victoria Park. They were rewarded with a goal in the first minute as Nikki Harvey showed a deft touch to covert a cross into a goal.

Spinney leveled the score and then took the lead but Burton leveled the score midway through the first half as Nikki Harvey claimed his second goal with a neat header from a cross to the near post.

The home side took the lead shortly before half time but Burton responded early in the second period when Dan Parkin scored from the penalty spot. Spinney provided the goal of the game to regain the lead with a spectacular overhead kick.

Burton's hopes of getting anything from the game faded when Spinney increased their lead late on. Burton kept going to the end and scored in the last minute to give the scoreline some respectability but it did not provide any consolation for the 5-4 defeat.

Leicester and Charnwood Sunday Football League - October 8th

Hardings Transport Divisional Cup- Leicester Bharat 3 (1) Burton (1) 3 after extra time

Leicester Bharat won on penalties

Fresh from a narrow League win a fortnight previous Burton returned to Rushey Fields to take on Leicester Bharat in the Hardings Transport Divisional Cup.

Bharat took a first half lead but Burton levelled with a neat finish from Nikki Harvey. The home side scored early in the second half but a late Burton long range equaliser from James Shepherd took the game into extra time.

An excellent headed goal by Richie Cowlishaw gave Burton the lead in extra time but a controversial penalty decision very late on gave Bharat a lifeline which they took, and went on to win the penalty shoot- out by a two goal margin.

Leicestershire and Rutland County FA Intermediate Cup Round1 1st October

F.C Tumar 6 (3) Burton 1 (0)

Burton, fresh from their away League win last week, made a rather tentative start to their Intermediate County Cup game v F.C Tumar from Blaby. Although matching their opponents in terms of possession they failed to turn chances into goals.

The hosts opened the scoring halfway through the first half with a speculative shot from distance and went on to add two more goals before half-time. The visitors produced a better showing in the second period but came up against the F.C Tumar keeper in sparkling form

Some decisive finishing from the home side allowed F.C Tumar to double their lead in the second period before Nikki Harvey got a late consolation goal for Burton.

MATCH REPORT - Sunday September 24th

LCSFL Div 1 Leicester Bharat 2 (0) Burton 3 (1)

Burton's first ever trip to Rushey Fields proved to be a rewarding experience. Opponents Leicester Bharat dominated possession in the the early stages of the game but Burton defended well.

The visitors took the lead midway through the first half when a through ball caught the Bharat defence flat footed and allowed Josh Smith a clear run on goal to place the ball wide of the advancing keeper.

Bharat drew level after the break but Burton showed their resilience and scored a fine goal when a run down the right flank and pinpoint cross from Nikki Harvey gave Josh Smith a tap in at the far post.

Again Bharat leveled the score and a draw looked on the cards until a well taken goal from Matt Harris ten minutes from the end gave Burton their first League win of the season.

Match Report: Sunday September 10th 2017

Burton (1) 1 Birstall Stamford Res(1) 3

Burton played host to Birstall Stamford Res in a competitive game at Towles Field. Birstal Stamford created some early pressure but Burton defended soundly and countered with some attractive attacking play without being able to provide the finishing touch.

Birstall took the lead midway through the first half but Burton levelled before the interval with a excellent long range shot from Nikki Harvey. The visitors regained the lead early in the second half and as the game progressed Burton took chances in defence in an effort to get on level.terms

However Burton were made to pay for their lack of defensive cover when the visitors scored a third late on to seal the game and take the points.

Match Report Sunday September 3rd

LCSFL Division 1 Burton 3 F.C Hathern 3

Burton entertained F.C Hathern for their opening League game of the season and in the early stages it was the visitors who enjoyed the lion share of possession.

The hosts came more into the game as the half progressed and were awarded a penalty when Craig Woolley was adjudged to have been fouled, Ash Heffer converted from the spot to give Burton a narrow half time lead.

Hathern drew level early in the second half and then went on to take the lead with the Burton keeper failed to connect with an acute angled shot.

Burton never gave up and were rewarded with an equaliser midway through the second period when Dan Hardy-Smith connected with a deep cross from the right.

Hathern must have thought they had clinched the game when scoring deep into the last quarter. Burton however had other ideas and leveled when Josh Smith netted from close range five minutes from time.

Honours even at the final whistle and that was a fair reflection of the balance of play.

Annual report to the PFA May 2017


Burton F.C enjoyed a relatively successful season in the newly formed Leicester and Charnwood Sunday Football League (LCSFL) Placed in Division 3 the club finished third of eleven in the Division and appear to have just missed out on promotion. The club did lead the Division for the first half of the season but dropped points in key 2017 games to finish behind Syston Brookside and Kegworth Imperials.

The necessary merger of the Leicester Sunday League and the Charnwood Sunday League to form the LCSFL has gone relatively smoothly in its first season and for the 2017/18 the League are seeing interest in joining from both new clubs and existing clubs wishing to change Leagues.

The winter was relatively kind to football and very few games were cancelled due to ground conditions. The work done by Santander volunteers during the summer of 2016 certainly helped to improve the drainage where needed, particularly down the centre of the pitch.

The proactive approach adopted by the BPFA has certainly helped to reduce the incidence of dog fouling on the pitch and moving the positions of the small goals off the pitch has helped to reduce general wear. Some consideration may need to be given to starting the grass cutting contract earlier than the beginning of April as the trend towards warmer winters encourages early growth. The decision by the BPFA to install benches in both changing rooms is seen as a positive step forward and should provide more seating and easier cleaning.

The improving standard of the pitch and decent football facilities at Towles Field resulted in a decision by the LCSFL to request use of the ground for the JD Thomas League Cup semi- final between Birstall Stamford and Leicester team Monsell Wasps. Although this necessitated the presence at the game of some Burton players, we did receive some very complimentary comments from both teams and League officials on the playing surface and facilities in general.

The club have enjoyed a very good working relationship with Loughborough Emmanuel F.C in their first season at Towles Field and several players play for both clubs at the weekend. We also share training on the artificial surface at Loughborough University on Wednesday evenings during the season. Burton F.C. are also very supportive of the aims and objectives of the BPFA including fund raising, and regularly attend and provide input at their Management Committee meetings. We provide the BPFA with a weekly update on our forthcoming fixtures together with the result of any Burton game played that weekend and a short match report. This information is shown under the BPFA heading on the Burton Parish Council website.

We look forward to the 2017/18 season with some confidence. The club has a dedicated Management Committee and a supportive group of players. Our finances are sound and we have a mutually beneficial arrangement with our sponsors at The White Hart, Churchgate, Loughborough.

Brian Bunn

Secretary Burton F.C.

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