Footballers make a splash in annual Cotswolds river match

Around 2,000 spectators lined the banks of the river to enjoy the annual clash that takes place at Bourton-on-the-WaterFootball matches are normally called off if the pitch is waterlogged – except in the Cotswolds. Two teams braved chilly and damp conditions on Monday to take part in the annual Football in the River match at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.While much of the United Kingdom has basked in a heatwave this summer and many areas have been affected by drought, there were no such concerns in the Cotswolds as the pitch was in tip-top wet condition. The 30-minute game was played out between mixed teams of Bourton Rovers’ 1st XI and 2nd XI and kicked off at 11.30am.

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