23rd December 2006 - Sponsored
Walk confirmed for 28th December
The Magpies sponsored walk takes
place on Thursday 28th December 2006 at 2pm. Last year's walk was a
great success and raised much needed funds for the club. Part of the
monies raised will go towards subsidising those taking part to watch
a premiership game, later this season.
The walk starts at 2pm at the top car
park at Cardingmill Valley. Church Stretton District Club has been
booked for hot soup and rolls afterwards.
23rd December 2006 - Onny Eagles
make cup final
Onny Eagles defeated Ludlow North by
4 goals to 2 in the semi final of the cup. This means that either
Royals or Presteigne North will meet them in the final in May 2007.
16th December 2006 - Presteigne
Presteigne have advised us that they
are unable to field a team for tomorrow's cup semi final. Apparently
several of their squad have a sickness bug, although they did admit
that they had 9 players fit. Technically Royals could have insisted
that the game took place tomorrow, as the minimum requirement for
available players is 7, however due to the good relationship between
the two clubs, it was decided to play the fixture after Christmas.
14th December 2006 - Presteigne
match could be off
Royals are supposed to meet
Presteigne North this weekend in the cup semi-final. However several
of the Presteigne players are suffering from a sickness bug at the
moment and this may mean that the game will have to be called off.
If the game does go ahead it will
take place at Russell's Meadow with a 11:00am kick off. More news
should be available Friday night / Saturday morning.
12th December 2006 - Royals beanie
hats now in stock
We have just received stock of Royals
beanie hats which are available for sale at £5.99. If any players or
supporters would like one, please let Chris know.
12th December 2006 - Royals play
Red Rovers in first game after Christmas
Royals will meet Red Rovers in their
first game of the post Christmas campaign. The teams will meet at
Red Rovers' ground on 7th January 2007.
11th December 2006 - Weekend
results round up
Royals are likely to finish third in
the league at the Christmas break. They currently stand in second
place but Ludlow North are just a point behind with 2 games to play.
Royals have now completed their league itinerary and have just their
cup semi final, against Presteigne North this coming weekend.
Heading the table are Onny Eagles who have yet to drop a point this
Other results from this weekend are
Tenbury 0-11 Onny Eagles
Presteigne Colts North 2-0 Coreley
Orleton 2-8 Craven Arms
Ludlow North 8-0 Presteigne Colts South
10th December 2006 - Royals come
out tops in battle of the Strettons
Royals came out trumps today as they
defeated local rivals Red Rovers by 4 goals to 1. In front of the
largest crowd of the season they played some of their best football
this season so far to prove the critics wrong.
Goals from Green, Groom, Smith, and
Bourne gave Royals a 4-0 lead before Parton scored a consolation
goal for Red Rovers.
A full match report can be found
6th December 2006 - Royals aim to
set the record straight after Watts taunt
Red Rovers' manager Martin Watts has
offered the perfect incentive for the Royals to achieve a commanding
victory in their forthcoming match. In an article in this month's
Stretton Focus he states:
"With a high proportion of 'homegrown'
players the Red Rovers are the prime representative of the
Strettons in the Under 12s league. "
Although nothing can be taken away
from the work that Watts has done in the formation and running of
his club, obviously the prime representative from the Strettons in
the U12s league is Church Stretton Magpies.
manager Chris Smith is unconcerned by the comments and says
that they are just the incentive his players need to prove
6th December 2006 - Red Rovers
Royals play what will probably be the
most exciting match of the first half of the season this weekend,
when they take on Red Rovers. With most of the Royals players at
school with the Red Rovers team, there will be a lot at stake,
despite both teams having qualified for Division 1 in the post
Royals have yet to find their best
football in recent weeks and will be keen to get back to something
like their best prior to next weeks cup semi-final. Red Rovers have
to pick themselves up after a 9-0 demolition by Onny Eagles last
Royals will be missing Riley,
although everyone else is fit and available for selection. Red
Rovers however are rumoured to be without Collins and Savage, both
of whom are injured.
The match takes place at the Meadow
with a 10:30am kick off.
6th December 2006 - Saturday
training for next 2 weeks
Royals will revert back to Saturday
morning training for the next two weeks. After several weeks of
training on concrete it is hoped that some better coaching can be
implemented. With a desperate need for floodlit facilities in
Stretton it has not been possible to train properly since October.
The sessions are at Russell's Meadow
from 10:00qm to 11;30am.
3rd December 2006 -
Royals 3-1 Craven Arms
Royals ensured their place in
Division 1 in the post Christmas split this morning, with a 3-1
victory over Craven Arms. It wasn't by any means the most
comfortable of victories, and when the Arms took the lead, a shock
looked on the cards. Royals were unable to break down the determined
physical Arm's defence, and it took a 25 yard free kick from Green
to see the teams go in level at half time.
Shortly into the second half Groom
replaced Carless-Turland, with Smith moving out wide on the left and
Bourne joining Lewis as the second striker. This switch paid
dividends and some glimpses of the "old" Royals began to show. Lewis
scored twice in the second half to claim the 3 points and the
division 1 spot.
A full report will appear
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