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Bristol City prove they are the Masters

Bristol City prove they are the Masters

Bristol City old boys proved that they are the Best in the West by winning the inaugral Screwfix Western Masters held in Cardiff on Sunday 22nd June 2008.

City drew their first game with Cardiff City 2-2 with goals from Sean McCarthy and Marcus Stewart. They then demolished Bristol Rovers 4-0, Martin Kuhl, Clayton Blackmore, Mickey Bell and Gary Owers all scoring. Swansea City were beaten 3-0 with Martin Kuhl scoring twice and another from Clayton Blackmore.

The title was sealed in a final match against Cardiff City which proved a thriller. Cardiff twice pegged back a Bristol City lead. An own goal from Mickey Bell had made the score 2-2, but Rob Edwards got the winner. City's goals came from Marcus Stewart, Sean McCarthy and Rob Edwards.

Masters players have to be 35 at the start of each Masters season. The Bristol City squad was:

Billy Mercer (1999-2003)
Gary Owers (1994-1998)
Marcus Stewart (2005-2007)
Clayton Blackmore (on loan in 1996)
Martin Kuhl (1994-1997)
Sean McCarthy (on loan in 1998)
Rob Newman (1981-1991)
Rob Edwards (1991-1999)
Mickey Bell (1997-2005)

Bristol City go through to the Masters Cup Grand Final, usually held in early September. The games are screened live on SkySports.

Bristol Rovers' Jeff Meacham won the golden boot award scoring four goals, all of them came in the 5-1 demolition of Swansea City.

Bristol City were backed by a vociferous support in Cardiff and according to reports this was the first 'Masters' event that had to have a police presence to control the crowd. Thankfully the day passed without any major incident and the City fans crossed back over the Severn bridge happy with their teams efforts.



The Rules


All football games will be played on pitches 60 by 30 metres and surrounded by perimeter boards.

Each match will be eight minutes each way.

Each football team can use a squad of nine players for each game, with a maximum of six on the pitch at any one time. An unlimited number of substitutions can be made by each team at any time during the game.

At least one footballer must be in the opposition's half at all times or a free-kick will be awarded to the opposition on the halfway line. This rule does not apply to a team which has had a player sent off.

There is no offside.

All free kicks must take place within five seconds or the decision is reversed. The opposition must be five metres away at free kicks.

No minor injuries will be treated on the pitch. The clock will only be stopped for serious injury or time wasting.

Sin bin will be used in an unofficial capacity for yellow card offences. The referee will suggest the player leaves the pitch for two minutes.

Any player who receives a red card will be sent off immediately, cannot be replaced and will be banned for the next match. In the most extreme of cases, players will be banned from playing Masters football indefinately.

For more info see Screwfix.com



>Club Forum

Writer:CiderJar
Date:Tuesday June 24 2008
Time: 4:18AM

Comments

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Rather lucky you won then. Your fans would only be happy with a win otherwise the whole place would have been a right mess once they start beating each other up :)
pirate1985
25/06/2008 13:02:00
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Thats the thing about piracy, it is so 1985.
CiderJar
26/06/2008 04:53:00
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it was about time they held a masters for this area, hopefully they will do it again next year, maybe we might get a better team.
blackpoolgas
27/06/2008 09:04:00
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It's true blackpoolgas, it can only be good for The West. Marcus Stewart should have been playing for you lot in any case??
CiderJar
27/06/2008 17:46:00
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I am not surprised there was a police prescence with the four clubs that took part.
dazza71
29/06/2008 16:28:00
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stewart was too young for our team ciderjar, looks as if you needed to be over 40, lol.
blackpoolgas
30/06/2008 15:39:00
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Is that a picture of the team at the top?
Red Wimp
01/07/2008 13:16:00
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It is a picture of the Bristol City side that won the Division Three (South) championship in 1955. http://www.citystats.org.uk/table/T195455.asp
CiderJar
02/07/2008 17:27:00
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