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14th December - 2005-06 Fixtures now available.

The fixtures for the second of the 2005-06 season are now available on this web site here.

They can also be found, along with all the other SSJFL fixtures at www.ssjfl.net.


12th December 2005 - Divisions now finalised for second half of season.

The groupings for the second half of the season are now finalised. Stretton Panthers lost to Knighton on Saturday 4-0, meaning they will be playing in Division 2 after Christmas.

The two divisions should be as follows (subject to SSJFL confirmation).

Division 1
Stretton Royals
Craven Arms
Onny Tigers
Ludlow West
Presteigne
Onny Plus
Ludlow North
Knighton

Division 2
Tenbury South
Ludlow South
Orleton Inter
Stretton Panthers
Orleton AC
Tenbury North
Coreley


11th December 2005 - Cup Semi-Final first leg - Royals 1-0 Presteigne

Royals overcame the North Division champions Presteigne, in the first leg of the cup semi final this morning, by a single goal. Tom Lewis leapt above his marker to head home from a Joe Hearle corner, with just 5 minutes remaining.

Royals had the better of the first half and could have been 2 or 3 goals up at half time. However the post and Presteigne's keeper kept the score at 0-0. Presteigne came good in the second half and Royals found themselves on the back foot for much of the period. When Royals did attack the Presteigne goal, stout defending prevented them from scoring.

Royals must now wait until after Christmas to see if their one goal lead will be enough to take to the return leg at Presteigne, as the return leg has been postponed from next weekend.

A full report will appear here.


8th December 2005 - Presteigne showdown set for this Sunday

Royals take on North Division champions Presteigne this Sunday at St Lawrence's, in what should be the match of the season so far. This effectively is the first leg of a 2 legged semi-final and both teams go into the games with a 100% record so far.

Royals have a near full squad to choose from, with the only injury worry being Rory Smith who sustained a knee injury against Ludlow West.

The match kicks off at 10:00am.

The second leg is planned for Sunday 18th December.


7th December 2005 - Presentation video now on line

The video footage of the South Division winner's presentation is now available for viewing or download. The file is 15mb in size and takes roughly 3 minutes to download with broadband.

Click here to view or right click on link and "save target as".


4th December 2005 - Celebrations at St Lawrence's

There was a party atmosphere at St Lawrence's school today after Royals beat Ludlow West 8-1 in their final league game of 2005. Royals started where they left off yesterday and played some super football against a team who had just the day before beaten the second place club Craven Arms, by 2-0.

After the game the players were presented with their trophies and new waterproof jackets.

A full match report will appear here.


3rd December 2005 - Super Royals win U10 South Division

Royals today were crowned as 2005/06 U10 South Division champions after an emphatic 16-1 win at Tenbury South made sure that they cannot now be caught at the top of the table.

In the end the result was immaterial as second place club Craven Arms, the only other team that could have caught the Royals lost 2-0 to Ludlow West.

Royals played some majestic football and commanded proceedings from the moment the whistle blew.

A full match report will appear here.


2nd December 2005 - Royals close to Southern Division title

Royals go into the first of their weekend games knowing that a single point will probably give them the title, but a win will definitely secure it. In a busy weekend, they travel to Tenbury on Saturday morning for their fixture against Tenbury South, which could be a potential banana skin due to the distance and the recent weather. Then on Sunday they entertain Ludlow West in a re-arranged home game. Ludlow West will prove to be tough opponents as they must secure a point to ensure they play in Division 1 after Christmas.

Kick off times as follows:-

Tenbury South (away) - Saturday, 10:30am
Ludlow West (home) - Sunday, 11:00am


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