Tannery Crowd in the evening sunshine
Street started their pre-season preparations with a well deserved 1-1 draw against a Bristol Rovers side containing a mixture of trialists, and players from their development squad. A well contested fixture in front of a healthy crowd of over 250 saw Street take a deserved lead through new signing Ed Butcher when he rocketed a great effort in off the post and Rovers scored late on to secure a draw with a volley from close range. Manager Rich Fey would of been happy with the run out against top quality opposition. Thank you to all of Bristol Rovers players and also first team manager Darrell Clark, Chairman Steve Hamer and the rest of the management and committee who found time to praise the efforts of the club and make it a great evening.
Man of the match awarded to Ross McErlain by match sponsor Mark Bishop and ex Street and Bristol Rovers legend Paul Randall
It was a great honour this evening to have have Callum’s parents Ben and Hannah and their daughter Amelia to cut the ribbon and officially open 'The Callum Birch Stand' which will serve as a lasting memory to a very inspirational and brave little boy. Callum will be fondly remembered by everyone at Street FC and a round of applause was had by players and supporters during the ceremony.
Hannah, Amelia and Ben opening 'The Callum Birch Stand'
Lastly massive congratulations to 16 year old Kyle Strange on making his first team debut tonight. Kyle come on for the latter part of the game this evening and certainly held his own. Well done Kyle, keep up the great work!
Kyle Strange and manager Rich Fey