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29th October 2006 - Royals errors punished by Ludlow North

Royals crashed 2-5 to Ludlow North at the SBS Stadium today. The team looked stale and were punished for their errors by the pacey Ludlow forwards. All 5 Ludlow goals were scored on the break and although Royals had 5 players coming back after absence managers Smith and Miles will be hoping that the team beds in quickly, with some important games coming up.

Royals were possibly unlucky not to come away with at least a point as they missed 3 or 4 good chances.

Goals were from Hearle, Carless-Turland and Bourne.

A match report will appear here.


26th October 2006 - Ludlow North match preview

Royals travel to the SBS Stadium this weekend to take on Ludlow North. Their opponents are an U12 team so Royals will have their work cut out if they are to return successful.

Although Ludlow are top of the table and have scored 34 goals to date, they are also prone to conceding goals and have leaked 13 goals as opposed to Royals miserly 4.

Joe Hearle, Luke Miles and Jacob Allan should all be available for selection, whilse Carless-Turland and Smith are both injury doubts with groin strains.

The match takes place on Sunday with a 10:30 kick off.


24th October 2006 - Grass training this week for Royals

Training has been brought forward by an hour to make use of the light and to enable the squad to train on grass.

The session will take place at the Meadow at 5:00pm until 6:00pm.


22nd October 2006 - Royals crash 1-7 in Meole brace friendly

Royals today suffered their biggest defeat since September 2004, and only their second loss since May 2005. With just 11 players available for selection due to holidays, even the goalkeepers had to play one half each as an outfield player.

Meole started strongly and Royals had nothing to match their pace and skill in the first half, as they struggled to break out of their own half. However after the half time break Royals did start playing some better football and played with more passion. Bourne scored the consolation goal after a delightful headed flick on by Lewis put him through.

A match report is here.


19th October 2006 - Meole Brace friendly confirmed

Royals take on Meole Brace Juniors this Sunday in a friendly, arranged due to neither team having a prior fixture arrangement. Last time the two teams met the game ended in a 0-0 draw, so another close encounter is hoped for. Both teams will be under strength with some players unavailable for selection.

The match takes place at Russell's meadow with a 10:30 kick off.


19th October 2006 - Half term football courses

Dates have been finalised for football courses over the half term period.

Birmingham City Community Department
Monday 23rd October 2006 & Tuesday 24th October 2006; 10:00am - 3:00pm;
10.00 per day; 7-15 years; Ludlow Stadium; 01584-876000

Sports Jam
Thursday 26th October 2006, 9:00am - 2:00pm; 5-14 years; Russell's Meadow.
01743-442222


18th October 2006 - Royals draw Tenbury in cup quarter final

Royals have been drawn an away tie against Tenbury in the quarter finals of the cup. They will be pleased with the draw as they had no real difficulty in beating them in their last encounter, just 4 weeks ago, by a 12-0 scoreline.

The complete draw looks like this:

Presteigne South v Ludlow North
Onny Eagles v Red Rovers
Tenbury v Church Stretton Royals
Presteigne North v Onny Plus

Matches to be played on 10th/11th November 2006


16th October 2006 - Weekend results round up

Royals slip to 4th spot in the table after their 2-2 draw with Presteigne at the weekend. However they do have a game in hand over two of the three teams above them, which could move them up at least two places if they win it.

Other results from the weekend were:

Orleton 1-7 Presteigne Colts South
Tenbury 1-4 Onny Plus
Craven Arms 4-4 Red Rovers
Onny Eagles 3-2 Ludlow North


15th October 2006 - Royals held by Presteigne

Royals managed to salvage a point from their match against Presteigne North today, when all looked lost at half time. Presteigne were well worthy of their 2-0 lead at half time after having punished Royals for their mistakes and scrappy play. Defensively Royals looked all over the place and failed to cope with the pace of Presteigne's forwards. In the second half though with the introduction of Bourne and Allan, Royals began to settle down and string some passes together and commanded the game for long periods.

A goal from Bourne and an own goal gave Royals a share of the spoils.

A match report will appear here.


11th October 2006 - Presteigne match review

Royals entertain Presteigne North this weekend at Russell's Meadow. This will be the first time that goalkeeper Craig Keugler will have faced his former club. Although Royals had some tough encounters against Presteigne last season, their opponents have not made such a good start to this season as they would have liked and will be aiming to set the record straight.

The match takes place on Sunday with a 11:00am kick off.


10th October 2006 - Training sessions

The last session of training at Russell's Meadow took place last week, as the dark evenings are now drawing in. From this Thursday (12th) we will be training on the school tennis courts from 6pm to 7pm.


9th October 2006 - Weekend results round up

Royals have dropped to third place in the table behind Ludlow North and Red Rovers, due to the team not playing yesterday. However if they win their game in hand, they will return to top spot on goal difference.

The weekend's results were:

Craven Arms 1-2 Presteigne Colts North
Onny Plus 2-3 Coreley
Onny Eagles 8-1 Presteigne Colts South
Orleton 4-8 Red Rovers
Tenbury 1-7 Ludlow North


2nd October 2006 - Royals put 10 past Coreley in first round

Royals claimed an ecstatic 10-1 win over Coreley yesterday in the first round of the cup. Although Coreley defended stoutly fir the first 15 minutes, once Bourne had struck home the first goal, Royals were able to command the game.

Goals by Bourne 2, Carless-Turland 2, Lewis, Miles, Agnew, Robinson, Allan, and an OG sealed Coreley's fate.

A full match report can be found here.


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