27th January 2006 - Knighton Game Postponed
Tomorrow's game against Knighton has been called off
due to sickness in the Royals team. Four boys are away from school
with the bug that has been sweeping South Shropshire over the last
This means that the game will have to be re-arranged
as a mid-week evening game, once the clocks go forward to British
25th January 2006 - Knighton Match Preview
Royals travel to Knighton this Saturday for a game
that could certainly be a tricky one. Knighton are as yet undefeated
in Division 1, having won one game and drawn two. They also managed
to hold Presteigne to a 0-0 draw earlier in January.
Coach Martin Turland said, "It's vital we get a
result here, to maintain the momentum that we have established. It
will also stand us in good stead for the Presteigne game the
Royals have an injury worry with Carless-Turland who
suffered a relapse of his thigh strain against Ludlow North, and
Riley is unavailable for selection.
The match takes place on Saturday 28th January 2006
with a 10:30 kick off.
25th January 2006 - Weekend Round Up
Whilst Royals may be sitting at the top of the
table, Presteigne have moved up into 2nd place after a 4-1 victory
over Craven Arms, showing that they still mean business and are
going to be a serious threat.
Royals next opponents Knighton drew 2-2 with Onny Plus, moving them
into fourth spot in the table.
In division 2 the Panthers were knocked off top spot
due to their game against Ludlow South being postponed due to
Division 1 Results
Onny Tigers 1-4
Church Stretton Royals 3-Ludlow North
Presteigne 4-1 Craven Arms
Ludlow West 2-2 Onny Plus
23rd January 2006 - Royals 3-0 Ludlow North
A stunning hat trick from Lewis ensured that the
Royals kept top spot in Division 1 this weekend. However Royals were
made to work, in what was their toughest match of 2006 so far. This
time the only incidents occurred on the pitch, and the only
controversial one, was when Smith was denied a goal by a fine diving
save by a Ludlow defender. Lewis was unable to convert the penalty.
A full match report is
18th January 2006 - Ludlow North match preview
League leaders Royals take on Ludlow North this
Saturday at Stretton School. Both teams will be aiming to protect
their 100% record in Division 1, without the scenes that occurred
when the teams last met in the cup, when the Ludlow manager and
assistant manager persisted in arguing with the referee's decisions.
The assistant manager was eventually sent from the field of play.
The match is bound to be fiercely competitive and
kicks off at 10:30am.
17th January 2006 - Weekend results round up
Ludlow North continued their good form last weekend
by defeating Craven Arms 4-0, giving them a 100% record in division
1 so far and puts them second in the table behind the Royals.
Presteigne managed to perform better this week as they defeated Onny
Complete results from Division 1 were:
Knighton 2-2 Onny Plus
Ludlow North 4-0 Craven Arms
Ludlow West 0-6 Church Stretton Royals
Onny Tigers 2-5 Presteigne
15th January 2006 - Ludlow West 0-6 Royals
Injury hit Royals defeated Ludlow West by 6 goals to
0 this morning. Royals who had 2 key players missing,
Carless-Turland (injured) and Robinson (unavailable), could not find
their usual panache and looked scrappy at times. However it was
encouraging that they kept a clean sheet for the second week in
Goals by Lewis (3), Groom (2) and Smith secured the
victory and had it not been for some excellent saves by the Ludlow
keeper the score could have been greater.
A full report will appear
14th January 2006 - Panthers defeat Coreley.
Church Stretton Panthers defeated Coreley by a
single goal today in an incident filled match. Kieran Adams slotted
home the winner after being put clear by Jordan Wells. Referee Tim
Lewis saw fit to send off one of the Coreley parents after a penalty
shout was turned down, at a crucial time in the match. The Panthers
maintain their 100% record in Division 2.
11th January 2006 - Ludlow West Match Preview
Royals travel to Ludlow West this Sunday to take on
a team whom they defeated by 8 goals to 1, shortly before Christmas.
On a different type of pitch, typically harder and with shorter
grass than Royals home ground, it could be a different type of game
There are no injury worries in the squad and Rory
Smith, who was taken off injured against Onny Tigers has made a
The match takes place at the Coors stadium with a
10:30 kick off.
11th January 2006 - Presteigne Held to Draw by
Title contenders Presteigne suffered an early set
back on Saturday, when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to
Other results from last weekend were:-
Onny Plus 1-4 Ludlow North
Craven Arms 6-2 Ludlow West
Meanwhile in Division 2, Stretton Panthers got off
to a good start when they defeated Tenbury North 2-1, with Kieran
Adams netting both goals.
8th January 2006 - Royals 7-0 Onny Tigers
Royals put in a good performance in what could have
been a potential banana skin of a game, by beating Onny Tigers 7-0
today. It took just four minutes for Carless-Turland to put Royals
one goal up. Thereafter constant pressure saw them 4-0 up at half
time. Onny did have their moments though and Royals defence was
caught napping on several occasions, but Onny were unable to make
the most of their chances.
Scorers were Lewis 2, Hearle 2, Carless-Turland,
Groom and Robinson.
A full report will appear
4th January 2006 -
Onny Tigers match preview
Royals kick off the second half of the season this
Sunday against Onny Tigers, the younger of the two Onny teams. In
their previous meeting, Royals came away 7-1 victors, however the
Tigers have had a run of recent good form and will not be a push
over. With Royals runaway winners of the Southern Division, they
will be the team that everyone will try to beat.
The game is at home on Sunday 8th January, KO
4th January 2006 - Training
Training commences this Saturday, 7th January, at
4th January 2006 - The managers look forward.
With the season now half way through, and the teams
split into Division 1 and 2 depending on their pre Christmas
performance, the Royals have got to be reasonably confident that
they will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.
With both the Royals and Presteigne winning their
divisions by a comfortable margin, it is likely that the final run
in will be between these two teams, possibly with the league being
decided on the outcome of the matches against each other.
Therefore it is vital that every game is treated as
a must win game, and although we have beaten every team in the
Division 1 already, with the exception of Knighton, it is important
not to get complacent, as any poor performance and any goal conceded
could cost us dearly.
We are looking for the players to work hard and give
maximum effort in training, more so than prior to Christmas. They
will need to earn their place in the side and their effort will be
rewarded in the overall outcome of this season.
Chris and Martin
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