Honeybourne Gate FC

FootballTeamEvesham Journal May 16, 2013:

Honeybourne grab Brotherton Cup win.

Honeybourne Gate Inn continued their brilliant season by lifting the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League’s Barry Brotherton Cup.

The Division One champions beat Broadway United 4-2 at Evesham United’s Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium.

Jeffs gave Broadway an early lead but Brookes and Mitchell put Honeybourne in front at the break.

Further strikes from Brookes and Sherry increased the lead before a late own goal reduced the deficit.

Honeybourne finished their league campaign by thrashing Bretforton Old Boys 7-1 with Matt Layton (4), Stiles, Downey and Withers on target.


Honeybourne G Inn:  36 points

Broadway United:  27 points

Bretforton OPld Boys:  25 points

Evesham WMC:  19 points



Division One Champions 2012 – 2013
Honeybourne Gate Inn  play in the Birdseye Sports Evesham and District Sunday League , in which there are 4 divisions. Based at the Gate Inn who support the team
greatly and kindly let us use the changing facilities at the pub. The team are sponsored by Budget Skips Hire and Waste Management who are based in Buckle Street,
Honeybourne. Home games are currently played at The Leys , Brick Walk , H’bourne and the team are always appreciative of local support !
The team were re-formed for the 2003 – 2004 season by two brothers , Carl and Gary Benfield , who took on the role of managing the club. The first taste of success
came in the ’06 – ’07 season when the team were crowned division 4 champions , and promoted without losing a game. Honeybourne also won the Bluck Cup ( defeating Crowle in the final who were champions of division 3 ). The following season saw another promotion , this time to division 2 , where the team spent 3 seasons trying to get into the top division. The dream became a reality when , at the end of the ’10 – ’11 season , they  finished runners up in the league. That year they were also losing finalists in the Pershore Hospital Cup. This success had also coincided with the appointment of a new manager , Paul Benfield. The first season in division 1 saw the team mainly concentrating on not getting relegated , however they did reach the  final of the Mick Godwin Cup, unfortunately not winning. The ’12 – ’13 campaign has been the real success for Honeybourne , and has culminated in them
becoming champions for the first time in the club’s history. They also won the league’s version of the Champions league ( the Barry Brotherton Cup ), the final of which meant a trip to play at Evesham United’s ground.
With the development of the new Sports Field on the Bretforton Road , the team will have a great new facility to play at , and in future years it will be
a real asset to the village to have a flourishing youth football set up.