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28th October 2005 - Ludlow North cup tie postponed.

Royals 2nd round 1st leg home match against Ludlow North has been controversially put back by a week, due to Ludlow's non-availability to play on Sunday. The reason given was initially that their manager manages a Wooferton team, and was committed to that team on Sundays. They then later added that they were unable to raise a team.

This is not the first controversial happening between Royals and Ludlow North. Last season in the game at Ludlow, the referee ended the game 3 minutes early after receiving abuse from a Ludlow parent. Then after the home match, Ludlow wrote a letter to the league complaining that Royals' parents were taking photographs of the match. This was after permission was granted from their manager.

The match will now take place next Saturday 5th November 2005, at 11:00am. This means that Royals will be playing 2 games next weekend - their match against Ludlow West takes place on the Sunday.


21st October 2005 - Coreley lose again.

Last season's cup winners Coreley, continued their run of poor form losing their fourth game on the trot last weekend, this time against Ludlow West. This roots them firmly at the bottom of the table, looking like they could fail to make Division 1 after Christmas.

Meanwhile Stretton Panthers continued to surprise people as they held Ludlow North to a 1-1 draw. This puts them in second place in the North division.

All the SSJFL results can be found here.


20th October 2005 - Royals enjoy a fixture free weekend.

Royals have the luxury of a fixture free weekend this week. There are no league games scheduled in any of the South Shropshire age groups due to it being half term.

They will however continue to train, in preparation for their important cup tie against Ludlow North on 30th October.


15th October 2005 - Magnificent Royals move to top of the table.

Royals moved to top spot in the league table today after beating local rivals Craven Arms. Goals by Carless-Turland (3), Hearle, Smith, Groom and an OG secured the victory, in a match which Royals dominated from start to finish, due to their commitment, skill and finishing.

A full match report will appear here.


14th October 2005 - Royals draw Ludlow North in cup

Royals have been given a 1st leg tie at home against Ludlow North in the 2nd round of the cup. Both sides have started the season well, so an exciting match could be in prospect.

The full draw for the 2nd round is:-

Coreley v Knighton
Church Stretton Royals v Ludlow North
Onny Tigers v Orleton AC or Ludlow South
Craven Arms v Presteigne

1st leg - 29th/30th October 2005
2nd leg - 12th/13th November 2005


12th October 2005 - Craven Arms preview.

Probably the most important game in the run up to Christmas takes place this weekend against local rivals Craven Arms. Royals record at the community centre is not anything special, although they have beaten the Arms in their last two meetings.
Craven Arms play their games on Saturdays, which means that Royals will have the disadvantage of not having trained this week.

It is likely that the winners of this game will win the South Division title.

The match kicks off 10:30am on Saturday 15th October 2005 at Craven Arms Community Centre.


12th October 2005 - No shocks in cup 1st round.

The rest of the results went pretty much as expected in the other 1st round cup ties with all the favourites winning through to the second round. Stretton Panthers will be disappointed with their narrow loss against Coreley though, after a thrilling and close game.

Knighton 1-0 Orleton Inter (Knighton win 3-2)
Ludlow South v Orleton AC (result not known)
Ludlow West 1-5 Ludlow North (Ludlow N win 8-1)
Craven Arms 3-1 Tenbury South (Craven Arms win 16-2)
Coreley 2-1 Church Stretton Panthers (Coreley win 2-1)
Onny Tigers v Clun (Onny Tigers receive bye)
Presteigne 3-1 Tenbury North (Presteigne win 8-1)


9th October 2005 - Royals storm through to 2nd round of cup.

Royals put on a good display today to knock Onny Plus out of the cup. Goals from Lewis (2), Hearle and an OG, helped in the 4-2 victory. The game was not without incident though and many more goals could have been scored by both teams.

A full match report will appear here.


9th October 2005 - Fundraising night a great success.

The fundraising disco took place last night at Church Stretton club and was a great success. Despite slow ticket sales, the venue was nearly full and funds were raised to go towards our new kit and future tracksuit requirements.

Thanks to all those who contributed in any way, especially Gill Groom, Caroline Tarbuck, Bridget Smith and Rose Brayne and also to Tim Lewis, without whose efforts we would not have raised so much.


5th October 2005 - Royals represent school U11 team.

Joe Hearle, Simon Riley and Rory Smith turned out for the school U11 team in the Shropshire Schools 7-a-side tournament at Meole Brace. Despite being a year younger, all 3 players gave a good account of themselves and the team won 2 matches and drew one, which sends them on their way to the next round.


4th October 2005 - Onny Plus 1st round 2nd leg cup preview.

Royals entertain Onny Plus this Sunday in their first round second leg cup tie. They will be looking to capitalise on the first leg 1-0 victory but will need to improve on last week's performance, if they are to make sure of a place in the 2nd round.

Kick off 10:30am Sunday - St Lawrence's school.


2nd October 2005 - Presteigne maintain 100% record in North division.

Presteigne seem the team to beat in the U10 north division and they have got off to an excellent start, winning all their games so far. Royals, Craven Arms and Stretton Panthers have also won all their games to date, although Stretton Panthers have only played 2 games.

Coreley are the surprise team so far this season and despite being one of the favourites for the south division have yet to gain a point, having lost all 3 of their games so far.

Other results from this weekend affecting the Royals are:

Onny Tigers 3-0 Coreley
Ludlow West 13-1 Ludlow South
Tenbury South 1-9 Craven Arms


2nd October 2005 - Royals far from convincing despite victory over Orleton.

Royals notched up their 3rd successive league win today against Orleton Inter. Despite the 5-1 result they were nowhere near their best and a long way off the performance of the previous week.

Goals from Hearle, Brayne, Carless-Turland, Riley and an own goal sealed the victory.

A full match report will appear here.


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