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29th March 2007 - Onny Eagles match preview

This weekend sees a top of the table between the Royals and Onny Eagles. If Royals lose, then the odds fall back in favour with Onny to win the title. Both teams are understood to be without key players and certainly the Royals will be weakened without Agnew and Bourne.

Royals will play in red.

The match kicks off at 10:30am at Russell's Meadow.
 


26th March 2007 - Royals to face Onny Eagles in Final

Royals will meet top of the table Onny Eagles in the final of the Matthew Evans Cup. Onny convincingly beat Ludlow North 5-0 in the other semi final.
 


25th March 2007 - Royals book place into Final

Two goals in the first 5 minutes gave Royals just the start they had hoped for in their semi final against Red Rovers today. In an entertaining game, on a pitch that had recovered from the recent rainfall, both sides showed that they can play good football, when the conditions are right.

Rovers did pull the score back to 3-2 by half time with goals from Van Doesberg and Parton, but in the second half, Royals changed formation proved successful and they netted twice more to make the final score 5-2.

Bourne came away scoring 4 (including one penalty) with Lewis scoring the other.

A full match report will appear here.
 


21st March 2007 - Cup Semi Final Preview

For the fourth time this season Royals take on Red Rovers, this time the most important meeting, for a place in the Final of the Ian Hughes Cup at the SMS Stadium, Ludlow. Royals have not had a game for 2 weeks and will need to put on a better performance than their poor display against Presteigne South 2 weeks ago.

Red Rovers come on the back of two successive wins and their confidence will be high, so weather permitting the game could be a real cup tie affair.

The game takes place at Russell's Meadow at 10:00am.
 


20th March 2007 - No training this week

With 8 of the Royals squad away at Arthog this week, there will be no training this Thursday.
 


20th March 2007 - Weekend results round up

Two games were played last weekend, one of which could have an effect on the Royals. Ludlow North beat Presteigne South 2-1 which takes them to within 3 points of the Royals second position in the table. Ludlow also have a game in hand over the Royals. This match has not yet been reported back to the league and is not reflected in the current league table.

In the other game next Sunday's opponents Red Rovers gained a 4-2 victory away at Presteigne North.
 


15th March 2007 - No match for the Royals this weekend

Royals enjoy another break this weekend as they were unable to re-arrange a postponed fixture. They were supposed to play Presteigne North - and this Sunday had been agreed back in early February, however it now transpires that Presteigne double booked the fixture with Red Rovers.

This means that the next fixture will be against Red Rovers on 25th March in the semi final of the Ian Hughes cup.
 


12th March 2007 - Onny Eagles now three points clear

Onny Eagles extended their lead at the top of the table to three points after this weekends results. Whilst Royals could only manage a draw, Onny defeated Presteigne South in a mid-week game by 3 goals to 0.

Although three points adrift, Royals could get level if they win their game in hand.
 


11th March 2007 - Royals salvage point after first half disaster

Royals lost their 100% home record this season today after just managing to salvage a point today in their game against Presteigne South. Presteigne had deservedly earned a 3-0 lead by half time in a first half which saw the Royals sleepy and lacklustre. Two goalkeeping errors gave their opponents an early two goal lead, whilst poor defending gave them a third.

The tide turned in the second half when the Royals played with a lot more passion and had the wind behind them. Two goals from Bourne and a third from Green saw them earn the point.

A full match report will appear here.
 


7th March 2007 - Presteigne South match preview

Royals will be hoping for better weather this weekend when they entertain Presteigne South at Russell's Meadow. The pitch is currently very wet and heavy but should be playable provided there is not too much more rain between now and weekend.

The two teams have met twice previously this season with the Royals coming away with victories on both occasions.

The match takes place on Sunday with a 10:00am kick off.
 


6th March 2007 - Royals slip to second place in table

Onny Eagles have jumped to the top of the table after last weekends matches. Their narrow 1-0 defeat of Presteigne South means that they are now one point clear of the Royals, with the Royals having a game in hand.
 


5th March 2007 - Royals to play Red Rovers in Cup Semi Final

Royals have been drawn a plum draw against local rivals Red Rovers in the semi-finals of the Ian Hughes Cup. A victory will mean a place in the final against either Onny Eagles or Ludlow North.

The match is to take place on 25th March 2007.
 


4th March 2007 - Royals trip to Presteigne in vain

Royals made the journey to Presteigne today for their league encounter only to have the game called off on their arrival. Early morning heavy rain had made the pitch unplayable.

Royals now have 3 re-arranged games to fit in before the end of April, two against Presteigne North and one against Ludlow North.
 


2nd March 2007 - Allan released by Royals

Jacob Allan parted company with the Royals yesterday after lasting just 6 months. He made 12 appearances for the Royals scoring 2 goals. The decision was a mutual one, but comes just 3 days after the management were advised that he was committed to the team.
 


1st March 2007 - Presteigne North match preview

Royals should be able to chose from a full squad for this Sunday's match against arch rivals Presteigne North. With goalkeeper Craig Keugler now fit after illness and Jacob Allan available for selection again, competition for places will be tight with all players playing well.

The two teams have met twice so far this season, after that epic cup final from last season. The first match was 2-2 whilst Royals scraped a 1-0 victory in the other game. This will be the first time this season that the two teams have played at Presteigne.

The match takes place on Sunday 4th March with an 11:00am kick off.

Royals will be playing in blue.


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