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30th September 2007 - Presteigne 1-3 Royals

Royals defeated Presteigne today in an entertaining battle between two teams who always seem to save their best for each other. The victory find the Royals in the draw for the semi final of the cup for the 5th successive season.

Goals from Smith (2) and Hearle ensured the result.

A full match report can be found here.


27th September 2007 - Presteigne match preview

Royals travel to Presteigne this weekend in the first round of the League Cup. The two teams have been drawn against each other on several occasions in the past, including last years Matthew Evans Cup semi final, in which Royals came out victors 2-1 after a hotly disputed penalty was awarded to them.

Presteigne have struggled so far this season gaining just one point from 6 in their first 2 matches. They will also be without Aled Preece, who has transferred to Meole Brace Juniors.

Royals' Richard Lock is a doubt for the game as he has a virus.

The match takes place at John Beddoes school with a 10:30am kick off.
Royals will play in blue.


24th September 2007 - Castle FC to fold?

It is believed that Castle FC may have folded. They have been unable to fulfil their fixtures for the last 2 weekends due to a lack of players. If this is the case the points earned by the Royals may well be deducted from their tally for the season.


23rd September 2007 - Royals shine in entertaining match

Royals played some of their best football of the season so far, this morning, as they defeated Onny Tigers by 8 goals to 0. Several changes were made, with Lock getting the nod for his first league start of the season and Weynberg coming in for Hearle in midfield. Smith partnered Lewis up front, with Cochrane playing in the right wing position.

Royals were never really in danger of losing this game, although Onny did come to play football and they certainly contributed to make the match an entertaining one.

Royals added to their half time score of 4 with another 4 goals in the second half. Smith (2), Hearle (2), Cochrane (2), Green and Lewis all got on the scoresheet.

A full match report can be found here.


20th September 2007 - Onny Tigers match preview

The Royals are at home this weekend for the second game in succession and this time they take on Onny Tigers. Onny Tigers were known as Onny Plus last season, and the Royals met them on one occasion where they came away from the Burway with a 3-1 win.

Winger Dylan Grinker will be looking forward to facing his old club for the first time since leaving them for the Royals.

The match takes place on Sunday 23rd September with a 10:30am kick off.

Royals will play in blue.


20th September 2007 - Holtz leaves the Royals

Goalkeeper Cameron Holt has decided to leave the Royals just two games into the season. The club received a letter today stating his intention that he wished to leave with immediate effect. The news comes as a shock to the club, as with the smaller squad size, Cameron would have most certainly played more football this season both in goal and outfield.

It is thought that Cameron not playing in Royals 2-1 victory over Onny had an influence in the decision although the player's father stated that he would not have played him in that situation either.

Cameron has been with the team for 4 years and we wish him the best of luck in the future.


19th September 2007 - Mid week round up

One game took place last night in the U12s league when Coreley beat Tenbury North by 6 goals to 2.


17th September 2007 - Weekend round up

Royals stay top of the table after their victory against Onny Eagles, albeit after just 2 games. They have a 3 point lead over 2nd place Tenbury North.
Other results from the weekend were:

Coreley 3 - 3 Presteigne Colts
Tenbury North 7 - 1 Tenbury South
 

16th September 2007 - Royals pushed to the limit by Onny

Royals just did enough to overcome Onny Eagles this morning as they earned a 2-1 victory. Blustery conditions made it difficult for both teams to play their natural style of football, and the pace and commitment of Onny was very nearly enough to earn them the 3 points, in their first season of 11-a-side.

Tom Lewis opened the scoring after 10 minutes when a cross from Joe Hearle saw him unmarked in the 5 yard area. Then a piece of good fortune gave Onny an equaliser after a ball cannoned of a Royals player to land at the feet of Onny's striker who slotted the ball past Craig Keugler in the Royals goal.

With 10 minutes left to go, Lewis was there again when he got on the end of a delightful cross from Cochrane to head home from 7 yards.

A full match report will appear here.


14th September 2007 - Onny Eagles match preview

Royals take on Onny Eagles this weekend at Russell's Meadow. It will be the first time that the two sides have met since the 2005-06 Tenbury Cup Final. On that day 2 goals by Tom Lewis and an own goal saw the Royals come away as victors.

The Eagles are starting their first year at 11-a-side football and have elected to play in the U12s league rather than staying in their u11 age group, where they would be playing mini soccer.

Onny Eagles are well known for their fast passing football, and play in a similar style to the Royals, which should set it up for an exciting game.

The match takes place on Sunday 16th September with a 10:30am kick off, and with the Royals playing blue.


10th September 2007 - Royals drawn against Presteigne in the cup

Royals will have to make the long trip to Presteigne at the end of September in the first round of the League Cup. The two teams have met an many occasions before, and each time an exciting, close game has occurred.

Presteigne will be without Aled Preece who left them to join Meole Brace Juniors in the summer.

The match takes place on 30th September 2007.


10th September 2007 - League round up

The complete set of results for the U12s league were as follows:

Castle FC 0-22 Church Stretton Royals
Presteigne Colts 2-5 Onny Eagles
Coreley P-P Tenbury North
Tenbury South 4-9 Onny Tigers


9th September 2007 - Royals in command on opening day

Royals came away with an emphatic 22-0 victory this morning over newcomers Castle FC. The first goal was scored after 25 seconds and from thereon in Royals dominated.

Goals were scored by Smith (6), Lewis (3), Hearle (3), Grinker (2), Cochrane (2), Riley, Green, Miles, Weynberg, Lock and Agnew.

New signing Josh Cochrane fitted in well with the Royals style of play and looked to be a valuable asset to the team.

A full report will appear here.


6th September 2007 - No training this week for the Royals

The squad have had a week away from training this week, after their tough workout against Meole Brace Juniors last Saturday. Training is likely to switch to Wednesday evenings after next week, until it becomes too dark at the end of October.


6th September 2007 - Castle FC match preview

Royals kick off their league campaign this Sunday when they travel to Orleton to play newly formed Castle FC. Their opponents will be an unknown quantity but it is believed that the club has been borne from the remnants of the Orleton FC team.

The formation of the new club resulted from the Herefordshire FA not allowing Orleton to play 11-a-side football in Shropshire, as technically they are in Herefordshire. Castle FC, based in Richards Castle is around 20 yards inside the county of Shropshire.

The club will continue to use Orleton's ground until their own ground is playable.

The game takes place at Orleton on Sunday with a 10:30am kick off and the Royals will play in blue.


2nd September 2007 - Meole Brace 2-0 Royals

Royals came away defeated but not deflated after a 2-0 loss against Shrewsbury champions Meole Brace Juniors. An entertaining match saw the Royals on the back foot for much of the game with their opponents quicker and more skillful. However resolute defending saw the teams go in at half time with a 0-0 score line.

In the second half Meole Brace took the lead after the Royals defence failed to clear a corner. 10 minutes later they scored their second after a mistake gifted them an opportunity.

A vast improvement was made over their previous friendly against Red Rovers, and with just 7 days to go until the first league fixture, the team looked as if they were starting to come together.


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