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 match takes place on Sunday 3rd December at
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
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
Other results from last weekend were as follows:
Onny Eagles 10-2
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
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
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
A full match report will appear
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
14th November 2006 - Royals get plum draw in cup
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
In the other tie, Onny Eagles have a home fixture
against Ludlow North.
The semi finals take place on Sunday 10th December
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
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
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
5th November 2006 - Royals claim the points, but
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
2nd November 2006 - Afternoon kick off for
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
Presteigne Colts South 4-1 Coreley
Onny Eagles 5-0 Orleton
Red Rovers 8-0 Onny Plus
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