28th August 2007 - Meole Brace match preview
Royals travel to Longden Road this weekend to take on Shrewsbury
League champions Meole Brace Juniors. It will the first time the two
teams have met since the departure of Harvey Carless-Turland to
Last season when the teams met the results were a 0-0 draw and a 7-1
victory to Meole Brace.
The game takes place on Saturday 1st September 2007, with a 11:00am
The game is on grass and is adjacent to the astro pitch that we
played on last season.
Royals will be wearing red.
24th August 2007 - New season's fixtures released
Royals travel to league newcomers Castle FC on the opening day of
the season. Little is know about the club, except that they
originate from Richards Castle and have been formed from an element
of Orleton FC.
The game takes place on 9th September 2007.
Fixtures up to the end of 2007 can be seen
23rd August 2007 - Some positives despite loss against Red Rovers
Royals came away on the back end of a 6-1 defeat against Red Rovers
U13s tonight at Russell's Meadow. In a hastily arranged 7-a-side
game the team failed to ignite for the first period and found
themselves pegged back in their own half for the best part.
The team rotated frequently and the two new signings Grinker and
Locke slotted in well with the Royals style of play.
Things improved in the second half when some long range shots sailed
over the bar and the Royals started passing the ball about with more
Lewis scored the only goal with a powerful low shot, beating the
keeper from 15 yards.
21st August 2007 - Friendly arranged for this Thursday
Royals have their first outing of the pre-season on Thursday when
they take on Red Rovers U13s in a 7-a-side match. With players still
away on holidays both teams would have struggled to make 11-a-side.
This will be the first outing for new signings Dylan Grinker and
The games takes place at Russell's Meadow with a 6:30pm kick off.
19th August 2007 - Pre-season training going well
Royals' managers are pleased with the way that pre-season
training is going. Although it is always difficult to train during
the summer due to holidays, the lads that have turned up have worked
hard and have been keen to apply themselves to get into shape for
the coming season.
The numbers at training should start to rise now as there are
several players due back from holiday shortly.
16th August 2007 - Sponsorship deals confirmed
Royals have completed two sponsorship deals for the 2007-08 season.
The first is with Elm Lodge Golf Course, Ludlow and the second is
with BOCM Paul Animal Feeds, the leading animal feeds manufacturer
in the UK.
The kind donations will enable the team to buy a set of fleece tops
to wear over their kit.
More information about our sponsors can be found on the
12th August 2007 - New signings confirmed
Royals have confirmed 3 new signings for the 2007-08 season, taking
their squad to 14.
Dylan Grinker who is a natural left footed attacking midfielder has
signed from Onny Plus. Royals tried to sign Dylan after their treble
winning season of 2005-06 but he preferred to stay with Onny for
Josh Cochrane is a pacey striker who has signed from Bedstone
College and Richard Lock who is right sided midfielder has signed
7th August 2007 - New pitch for Royals this season
Royals are to move pitches for this coming season. They will
play on the pitch adjacent to Essex Road on the pavilion side of the
The club has agreed to contribute to the maintenance of the goals to
3rd August 2007 - Royals players leave
Royals have said goodbye to 4 players during close season.
Harvey Carless-Turland to Meole Brace Juniors
Will Bourne to Red Rovers
Michael Brayne to Church Stretton Magpies
Ed Groom to Church Stretton Magpies
Royals also lost Jacob Allan midway through last season due to him
wanting to concentrate on playing rugby.
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