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28th November 2005 - Tenbury match to be played on Saturday.

This weekend's fixture against Tenbury South is to be played on Saturday morning, 3rd December 2005, with a 10:30 kick off.

A win on Saturday would see Royals crowned as South Division champions and stand them in good stead for the post Christmas battle in Division 1.

Tenbury are currently 6th in the league table with 6 points from their 5 games.

24th November 2005 - Presteigne Semi Final First Leg - POSTPONED

The semi final first leg match against Presteigne has been postponed due to illness in the Presteigne team. Three players are absent from school sick and a fourth has stitches in his foot. It is possible that the weather may have caused the game to be postponed also.

With the final not until May 2006, the game may well not take place until after Christmas. The home leg should still be played on 11th December 2005.

22nd November 2005 - Craven Arms held by Onny Tigers

In the only other match played in the U10s south division, Craven Arms were held to a 1-1 draw by Onny Tigers. This means Royals are 2 points clear with a game in hand.

In the north division Ludlow North jumped above Stretton Panthers, after beating Orleton AC 6-1.

Complete results as follows:-

U10s North Division
Ludlow North 6-1 Orleton AC

U10s South Division
Church Stretton Royals 12-0 Ludlow South
Craven Arms 1-1 Onny Tigers

20th November 2005 - Royals back on top.

Royals moved back to the top of the league this afternoon after convincingly beating Ludlow South 12-0. The frosty weather nearly meant that the game would have to be postponed, but the pitch was just playable.

Although never really tested, Royals did play some entertaining and skillful football for the crowd to watch. Goals from Groom 4, Carless-Turland 2, Hearle 2, Holtz 2, Smith and Lewis secured the victory.

A full match report will appear here.

18th November 2005 - Ludlow South match preview.

Royals take on Ludlow South this weekend, weather permitting, at home with a 1:00pm am kick-off. Due to the severe weather warning a pitch inspection will take place at 11:00am.

Ludlow South are the weakest of the 3 Ludlow teams, and if the match does go ahead it could be a good chance to improve Royals goal difference.

Michael Brayne is unavailable to play, but all other members of the squad are available for selection.

15th November 2005 - Royals draw Presteigne in semi final

The Royals have been drawn against Presteigne in the 2 legged semi final of the cup. This was the draw that they were hoping to avoid, but will obviously be the most exciting semi final. With both teams having a 100% record, one of them will have to lose for the first time this season.

The other semi final will be Coreley v Onny Tigers or Orleton AC

1st leg to be played away on 26th or 27th November 2005.
2nd leg to be played at home on 10th/11th December 2005.

14th November 2005 - Sponsored walk a great success.

The sponsored walk that took place on 23rd October 2005 raised over 500 for the Magpies club funds. Over 40 people turned up, to what was a very successful afternoon.

12th November 2005 - Royals reach cup semi-finals

Royals defeated Ludlow North by a single goal today at the Coors Stadium to win over two legs, by 3 goals to 0, in the quarter final of the cup. Whilst not at their best, Royals did enough to secure the result, with a first half goal from Tom LewisTom Lewis .

The league sent an FA qualified referee, Graham Simmons to adjudicate the match and it passed without incident.

Meanwhile Ludlow North's bad sportsmanship continued with manager Rob Williams refusing to shake hands at the end of the game.

A full match report will appear here.

11th November 2005 - Ludlow North match preview.

Royals travel to the Coors Stadium tomorrow to play their quarter final 2nd leg against Ludlow North. They take with them a 2 goal lead, which hopefully will stand them in good stead.

It is hoped that this match will not be surrounded in the controversy that spoiled the first leg last weekend.

Royals have no injury problems and it is expected that the starting lineup will be as the first leg.

11th November 2005 - Ludlow West game postponed again.

Sunday's game against Ludlow West has been postponed for the second week in succession. This time it is because our opponents are unable to field a team due to it being Remembrance Sunday.

It is possible that the game will not now be played until 18th December 2005.

10th November 2005 - Coreley look set to play in Division 2 after Christmas.

Last season cup winners Coreley, are odds on to play in Division 2 after the Christmas break. They can only get a maximum of 9 points, provided they win their last two games. They must then hope that the teams currently above them that are already on 9 points, slip up in their remaining fixtures.

8th November 2005 - Craven Arms back on top of table.

Craven Arms knocked the Royals off the top spot on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Orleton Inter. Royals have played one game less though, due to their game against Ludlow West being postponed.

Coreley finally secured their first 3 points of the season by beating Ludlow South 5-0, whilst in the U10 North division, Presteigne hammered 14 goals past Orleton Inter.

The full list of results was:-

Under 10s North
Tenbury North 1 - 7 Ludlow North
Orleton AC 0 - 14 Presteigne

Under 10s South
Ludlow South 0 - 5 Coreley
Orleton Inter 1 - 3 Craven Arms
Onny Tigers 8 - 1 Tenbury South

6th November 2005 - Ludlow West game postponed.

Royals game against Ludlow West was postponed today due to a waterlogged pitch. A The game was due to kick off at 10:30am, but a pitch inspection at 8:30am found the pitch to be unplayable.

The match has been rescheduled for either:-

2:30pm Sunday 13th November 2005 - if we are still in the cup.


10:30am Sunday 27th November 2005 - if we are no longer in the cup.

5th November 2005 - Royals 2-0 Ludlow North.

Royals were made to battle for their 2-0 victory in the first leg of the quarter final of the cup. Second half goals from Carless-Turland and Hearle made sure of the result, after the game was very nearly abandoned just before half time.

Match referee Dave Riley almost had to end the game early when the Ludlow assistant manager was asked to leave the playing area due to continual abuse, but refused to go. The Ludlow manager was also involved in disputing the referee's decisions.

Eventually the assistant was persuaded to leave the area and the game recommenced for the second half. A full report has been sent to the South Shropshire Junior Football League for their action.

A match report will appear here.

2nd November 2005 - Kick off times for this weekend.

Royals have a tough weekend approaching with 2 home games scheduled. Firstly they play Ludlow North in the first leg of the quarter finals of the cup. Secondly they entertain Ludlow West in a league fixture.

Both games will be a challenge on the strength and fitness of the Royals squad. Ludlow North have not had a brilliant start to the North Division but usually give Stretton a good run for their money. Ludlow West, perhaps surprisingly, stand in second place in the South Division, after a string of good results.

Times as follows:-

Saturday 5th November 2005 - KO 11.00am - Ludlow North
Sunday 6th November 2005 - KO 10:30am - Ludlow West

2nd November 2005 - Stretton bow out of ESFA U11 7-side Competition

Stretton school came away from Meole Brace tonight, controversially knocked out of this competition, sponsored by Sainsbury's. Despite drawing their first 2 matches and heading their group, they were still eliminated after a 2nd phase of matches was suddenly introduced, contrary to the rules that were agreed beforehand.

Royals' players Joe Hearle, Simon Riley and Rory Smith all represented the U11 team despite being in the U10 age group.

1st November 2005 - Presteigne defeat Craven Arms in cup.

Presteigne maintained their league and cup 100% record by defeating Craven Arms by a single goal in the quarter finals 1st leg of the cup. Craven Arms now have to overcome this deficit in a tough 2nd leg at Presteigne.

In the only other game played Coreley defeated Knighton 4-0.

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