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29th September 2005 - Royals prepare for tough match against Orleton

Although Royals have beaten Orleton every time they have met in the last 2 years, it could still be a tough match. Orleton have started better than in previous seasons and are currently in third place, just behind second place Royals.

Kick off is at 12:30pm at the school.

27th September 2005 - Stretton Panthers hold Coreley

Church Stretton Panthers held Coreley to a goalless draw last night, in the first round first leg cup tie. Goalkeeper Harry was the hero of the day after saving a penalty to keep them in the game.

Other cup results were as follows:-

Orleton Inter 2-2 Knighton
Ludlow North 3-0 Ludlow West
Tenbury South 1-13 Craven Arms
Church Stretton Panthers 0-0 Coreley
Tenbury North 0-5 Presteigne

26th September 2005 - Onny Plus video clips now on line

Video clips of the Royals victory over Onny Plus are now available here.

25th September 2005 - Stunning second half display seals 1-0 first leg win

Royals came away from their cup tie against Onny Plus with a first leg lead of a single goal. The goal came early on in the second half when Tom Lewis shot from close distance.
Royals could have notched up another 5 or 6 goals after hitting the woodwork or closely missing on several occasions.
Cameron Holtz was largely untroubled in goal, except for one stunning save midway through the second half.

A full match report will appear here.

24th September 2005 - Shrewsbury Town coach trains Royals

Kristian Woods from the Shrewsbury Town school of excellence gave up part of his Saturday morning to coach the Royals, in preparation for their cup tie against Onny Plus. The squad enjoyed the session and it is hoped that they can take what they learnt forward into future games.

Click here for a picture of the training session.

21st September 2005 - Onny Cup Preview

The Royals travel to Burway Cricket Club for the second week in succession, this time against Onny Plus in the first round, first leg of the cup. In the previous 5 meetings Royals have won just once, but with a full squad available to choose from, they will hopefully notch up what would be an important second victory.

Kick off is at 11:00am, with the team meeting at the ground at 10:30am.

20th September 2005 - Royals move into second place.

Royals moved up into second place in the league table, just behind Craven Arms on goal difference. Royals are one of 3 teams that still have a 100% record, along with Craven Arms, and Presteigne from the North division.

18th September 2005 - Onny Tigers 1-7 Royals

Royals continued their impressive start to the 2005-06 campaign with a convincing 7-1 win over Onny Tigers. Although Onny played some excellent football, Royals experience showed. Goals from Hearle (3), Lewis (2), Carless-Turland and an own goal made sure of the result.

A strong performance in the first half, providing a lead of 6-0 enabled the Royals to experiment with the line up, and team positions.

A full match report will appear here.

Meanwhile other results saw Craven Arms beating Coreley 2-1, Orleton Inter beating Ludlow South 8-0, and Ludlow West beating Tenbury South 8-1.
In the U10 North division Church Stretton Panthers won their opening game of the season 6-0 against Orleton AC.

14th September 2005 - League Results now available on the web

All the results from the South Shropshire Junior Football League are now available on line at

12th September 2005 - 9:30am Sunday Kick-off v Onny Tigers

This weekend's match against Onny Tigers kicks off at 9:30am on Sunday. The match takes place at the Burway Cricket Club, Ludlow.

The game was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, but this clashed with a cricket match that was already booked on the pitch.

11th September 2005 - Royals 2-1 Coreley

Royals commenced their league time with a well earned 2-1 victory over last years cup winners Coreley. Royals virtually camped in the Coreley half for much of the game but had to be patient before the goals finally came. Goals by Carless-Turland and Hearle secured the victory. A full match report will appear here.

Meanwhile also in the U10 South division Craven Arms beat Ludlow South 13-1, Tenbury South beat Orleton Inter 3-2, and Onny Tigers beat Ludlow West 4-0.

In the U10 North division Ludlow North drew with Knighton 0-0 and Onny Plus beat Orleton AC 9-0.

11th September 2005 - Fund Raising Disco

Tickets and raffle tickets are now available for the Royals fund raising disco which takes place on 8th October at Church Stretton Club. Proceeds will go towards paying the balance of our new kit, with a donation to be made to the central club fund.

10th September 2005 - Training

Training is now well under way and the players are working hard. Although a little rusty for the first couple of weeks, we have been concentrating heavily on fitness and this is starting to pay dividends.

4th September 2005 - Royals 10-1 Craven Arms

The Royals started their pre-season campaign with a tremendous win over local rivals Craven Arms by 10 goals to 1. Goals from Carless-Turland (4), Lewis (3), Hearle, Groom and an OG made sure that the Arms stood no chance. A full match report is here.

4th September 2005 - Jack Case Released

Jack Case will not be playing for the Royals for season 2005-06. It was agreed with his parents that he be released after he did not appear at training for the first three weeks.

3rd September 2005 - Kit Presentation

Martin Turland of MCT Architectural Services presented the Royals' players with their new kit today after training. Pictures of the event are here.  


Official Kit Sponsor

Shropshire Football Association (Affiliation number EYS 00070)



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