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30th November 2006 - Craven Arms match preview

Royals entertain Craven Arms this weekend at the Meadow, knowing that just a point will secure their place in division 1 after the Christmas break. Royals should be at full strength, with Bourne and Lewis back after illness.

The match will be especially be of interest to Miles and Weynberg who transferred from Craven Arms at the beginning of the season.

The match takes place on Sunday 3rd December at 10:30am.

28th November 2006 - No training this week

Royals take a rest from training this week as school commitments mean that over half the team are unavailable.

Two Saturday sessions will replace the normal Thursday night sessions on:

Saturday 9th December 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday 16th December 10:00am - 11:30am

In the New Year training will revert back to Thursday evenings as normal.

28th November 2006 - Royals move up to third place

Royals moved up two places to third in the league table, after their win at the weekend. They are now 2 points behind Ludlow North but have played a game more. They now need just a point from Craven Arms on this weekend to ensure qualification to Division 1.

Other results from last weekend were as follows:

Onny Eagles 10-2 Craven Arms
Tenbury 4-3 Coreley
Ludlow North P-P Orleton

25th November 2006 - Onny Plus 1-3 Royals

Royals took another step closer to Division 1 today when they defeated Onny Plus by 3-1. Royals had the bare minimum of players available and were not afforded any substitutes, due to sickness and players not turning up.

With a patched up team,  the first half was a scrappy affair with Carless-Turland scoring the only goal, poking home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

In the second half the football improved, and some delightful passing moves led to Green blasting home the 2nd. Smith made sure of the result 7 minutes from time with a delicate chip into the top corner.

A match report will appear here.

23rd November 2006 - Onny Plus match preview

The Royals make their second trip to the Burway in a week on Saturday to take on Onny Plus. The match is the first to take place on a Saturday morning this season and Royals need the 3 points to maintain their pressure on the teams above them, and to ensure that they make Division 1 after the Christmas break.

Onny are currently second from bottom in the league table, having only won once and they are 10 points below Royals, who are in 5th place on 13 points. A win for the Royals could see them move up as high as 3rd place.

Despite the performance last week, the team is expected to revert back to their 3-5-2 formation.

The match take place on Saturday 25th November at 11:00am.

19th November 2006 - Royals play with pride and passion against league leaders

Onny Eagles 3-2 Royals

Royals put up by far their best display of the season today as they came close to beating the league leaders. Despite being 2 goals down at half time, the team continued to battle away against a more experienced physical side.
They were rewarded 10 minutes into the second half when Bourne scored from a narrow angle on the left. Royals had the better of the second half and just when it seemed that they could earn a point from the game, Onny made it 3-1.
The team kept fighting though and with 7 minutes to go Lewis made it 3-2 with a simple tap in. Unfortunately there was not enough time to continue the fight, but the lads can be proud of the resilience and passion they showed against a team that is favourite to win the league.

A full match report will appear here.

16th November 2006 - Onny Eagles match preview

Royals travel to the Burway this weekend to take on league leaders Onny Eagles. Royals have slipped down the table recently to 5th place, whilst Onny, who are a year older than all bar two of the Royals players, have a 100% record this season so far - the only team in the league to have achieved this.

Royals should have a full squad available to chose from, although the strongest possible team is expected to be fielded. The in form Keugler is expected to start in goal.

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

14th November 2006 - Royals get plum draw in cup semi final

Royals have been drawn a home tie against Presteigne North in the semi final of the cup. The match is a repeat of last years final in which Royals came from behind twice to win 3-2.

Earlier this season the teams drew 2-2 at the Russell's Meadow after Presteigne had secured a 2 goal half time lead.

In the other tie, Onny Eagles have a home fixture against Ludlow North.

The semi finals take place on Sunday 10th December 2006.

12th November 2006 - Royals come out fighting and turn on the style

Tenbury 0-13 Royals

Royals came out of the starting blocks with immediate effect in their cup quarter final today. They were 5-0 up after just 7 minutes after an emphatic start - a start that was desperately needed after their recent poor showings.

By half time they were 10-0 to the good, and changes in the second half, together with a more attacking approach by the Tenbury team meant that only 3 more were scored in the second period.

Hearle was replaced midway through the first half with a suspected groin strain, but there were no other injuries.

Goals from Bourne 6, Smith 2, Miles 2, Green, Carless-Turland and Hearle saw the Royals home.

A full report will appear here.

9th November 2006 - Tenbury Cup Preview

Royals travel to Tenbury this weekend in their quarter final cup tie. It will be the first time that they have played at the leisure centre pitch, as mini soccer in Tenbury is played at the cricket club.

Royals are expected to play in their change strip of green and white hoops, as Tenbury also play in blue.

A full team is expected to travel, with Robinson back from suspension and Riley hoping to be fit after a knee injury.

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

5th November 2006 - Royals claim the points, but Coreley scare

Royals were made to struggle for their 3 points this afternoon against Coreley. A poor first half performance saw them go in at the break a goal down. Things did however improve in the second half, with the introduction of Bourne and Allan, and goals from Lewis, Hearle and Bourne made the final score 3-1.

Although nowhere near their best, Royals will be relieved to get back to winning ways prior to their cup tie against Tenbury next weekend.

A full match report is here.

2nd November 2006 - Afternoon kick off for Coreley game

Royals travel to Coreley this weekend in their next league match hoping that they can put their recent run of bad form behind them. The team has not been 3 games without a win for 2 years and unless they can turn things round, they could struggle to make the top division at the Christmas split.

The two teams last met a month ago in the cup with the Royals coming away with a 10-1 victory.

Royals are likely to be without Riley who has a knee injury and Robinson who is suspended. Smith resumes training today after a groin injury.

The match kicks off at 2:30pm on Sunday.

1st November 2006 - Royals slip to 5th place

Royals have slipped to fifth place in the table after last weekend's defeat against Ludlow North. They are 5 points off the top, with a game in hand.

Other results from last weekend were:

Presteigne Colts North 7-0 Tenbury
Presteigne Colts South 4-1 Coreley
Onny Eagles 5-0 Orleton
Red Rovers 8-0 Onny Plus

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