bristol Premier combination




Tim Seymour


James Dobson




The Sods Reserves Team can be tracked back to the 1896-97 season, when like the First Team, they started off by playing friendlies. After WW1 the Reserves entered the Wotton & District League 2 in the 1921-22 season. Then after WWII the Reserves Team entered the Bristol Suburban League Division 4 and faced local opposition in Old Sodbury, Newman’s Social (Yate Club) and Winterbourne Down. When the season collapsed in the 1952-53 season the Reserves were playing their football in the Suburban League Division 2.

When the Sods reformed in the 1959-60 season, a Reserves Team was formed and entered the Dursley & Wotton League the following year. In the 1962-63 season the team entered the Bristol & District League Division 6 which is where stayed throughout the 1960’s.

After what appears to be another break in the Reserves Team history, the began again in the 1981-82 season under Manager John Beer. The first two seasons were spent in the Bristol & Avon League before re-joining the Bristol & District League in the 1983-84 season.

After two promotions in nine seasons, the Reserves became Champions of Division 4 in the 1992-93 season. Ten years later, in the 2003-04 season the Reserves finished top and became Division 4 champions. The following year the team had a great run in the GFA Intermediate cup but finally came runners up to Soundwell Victoria.

After continued success and further promotions, the Reserves become Division 1 champions in the 2007-08 season and the next seven seasons were spent between Division 1 and the Senior District League. That was until the 2015-16 season and when the Reserves were crowned Senior Division champions earning promotion to the Bristol Premier Combination League. The following season they did it again, this time by coming runners up but it was enough to earn promotion to the Premier Division.

In the 2018-19 season the Reserves finished eleventh in the league, their highest league standing. The following season was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.