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29th April 2007 - No training before Presteigne game

There will be no training for the Royals this week, which will mean that they will go into their final league match straight from their victory over Ludlow North.

26th April 2007 - Last league game to be played at Presteigne FC

Royals will finish their 2006-07 league campaign by playing at Presteigne FC's home ground, Llanandras Park. The ground has recently been improved with the addition of floodlights last year, although it remains to be seen if they will be necessary for the Royals' game. The game has been switched due to the goal posts being removed from John Beddoes school.

It will be a good test of stamina, and a chance to prepare for the following week's final, which will also be played on a large pitch.

The match takes place on Thursday 3rd May with a 7pm kick off - Map Here

24th April 2007 - Royals claim league runners up spot

Royals earned the point they needed tonight to ensure that they have achieved runners up spot in division 1 of the SSJFL. They defeated Ludlow North 4-0, in a game in which some of their best football of the season was played. Goals from Bourne (2), Lewis and a remarkable goal from goalkeeper Holtz, where he scored from his own penalty area, made sure of the result.

A full match report can be found here.

23rd April 2007 - Ludlow North match preview

Royals meet Ludlow North on Tuesday evening for the second time in 8 days. They go into the game knowing that a draw will be enough for the runners up spot in the league. Royals have never played Ludlow at home and their opponents will be vying for revenge for the 7-4 defeat that Royals handed out at the SBS stadium when they last met.

The game takes place at Russell's Meadow with a 6:30pm kick off.

23rd April 2007 - One more point will do it for the Royals

Royals need just one more point from their remaining two games to ensure that they finish as runners up in the league. Their nearest rivals Ludlow North are 3 points behind and can only get level on points if they beat the Royals on Tuesday, and Royals lose to Presteigne North in their final league game. Although Royals have a far superior goal difference, this factor is not considered and a play off would be needed.

22nd April 2007 - Royals reach final of Matthew Evans Cup

Royals narrowly defeated Presteigne North today 2-1 in the semi final of the Matthew Evans Cup, after going a goal down in the first half. Presteigne deservedly went in a goal to the good at half time, as they were the hungrier of the two teams. A better second half performance by the Royals saw them score two goals in the last 10 minutes to get through. Bourne struck home a penalty and then Green hit the winner with 4 minutes to go.

A match report will appear here.

19th April 2007 - 3 games in 8 days for the Royals

Royals commence a busy end of season period this weekend as they play catch up on fixtures that were previously postponed. On Sunday they play Presteigne North, then on Tuesday evening they host Ludlow North at home in a re-arranged League game. Then next Sunday Presteigne North are again the opponents in another re-arranged league match.

19th April 2007 - Presteigne lose pitch until next season

Both Presteigne teams are now without a pitch for the remainder of the season, as the council have taken down the goals in preparation for the cricket season. They are playing all remaining fixtures at Presteigne Town's ground during the week.

This could affect Royals as they have an away league game still to play against Presteigne North which is due to take place on Sunday 29th April. Royals have offered to switch the fixture to Russell's Meadow.

19th April 2007 - Longer training until cup finals

Thursday night training sessions will be extended by half an hour until 7:30pm for the next few weeks, in preparation for the cup final.

19th April 2007 - Royals aim to make it to another final

Royals take on Presteigne North this Sunday in the semi-final of the Matthew Evans Cup. The game has been re-scheduled after it was postponed back in December. If the Royals beat their opponents then they will meet Onny Eagles in the final on 13th May. Royals will be without the suspended Carless-Turland and also Joe Hearle for the game.

The match takes place on Sunday at Russell's Meadow with a 10:30am kick off.

15th April 2007 - Ludlow North 4-7 Royals

Royals all but made certain of finishing in second place in the league today, after beating Ludlow North 7-4, in a high scoring match. Royals started strongly and dominated the first half, going in at half time with a 6-0 lead. Then in the second half changes were made and Royals only managed to add one more goal to their total, whilst conceding 4.

Bourne (5) and Lewis (2) were on target for the Royals.

A full match report will appear here.

12th April 2007 - Training

Training resumes tonight from 6pm - 7pm at Russell's Meadow.

12th April 2007 - Ludlow North match preview

Royals are back in action this weekend against Ludlow North, a team that they have only met once previously. On that occasion Royals lost 5-2, although the scoreline probably flattered Ludlow. Royals have to play Ludlow twice before the end of the season and the victors of these matches could well claim the runners up spot in the league.

The match takes place at the SBS Stadium, Ludlow with a 10:00am kick off.

9th April 2007 - Three match ban for Carless-Turland

Harvey Carless-Turland has received a three match ban after his swearing at the referee in the game against Onny Eagles. In addition to this the SSJFL have said that he must also write a letter of apology to the referee.

8th April 2007 - No game for Royals over Easter weekend

Royals had a free weekend this weekend with no games scheduled for the Easter period.

1st April 2007 - Royals 0-1 Onny Eagles

Royals unbeaten run of 10 games came to an end today when they narrowly lost to league leaders and favourites Onny Eagles. In their previous encounter Royals had earned a creditable draw with their opponents, but this time it was not to be.

In a game where the wind played a big part Royals were equal to Onny in the first half. However in the second half a strong wind had built up and Onny were able to virtually camp in the Royals half. Royals defended resolutely, with Keugler outstanding in the Royals goal, but with just 5 minutes remaining Onny struck home from close range.

Royals best chance came when Lewis just failed to latch on to a cross with just the keeper to beat.

The game was unfortunately soured with Carless-Turland being sent off for swearing at the referee.

1st April 2007 - Royals to sign Spanish striker?

The Royals are said to be interested in a Spanish player who is moving to the UK in September. Striker Ollie Lancaster is visiting the UK in April to vie up a possible move when his family moves here. The Royals are thought to be keen to sign the player, after he was recommended by the manager at his current club, Real Avila CF. It is thought that the player is keen to play in the area when his family re-locates here this summer.

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