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29th October 2008 - Shrewsbury Junior Colts match preview

After a layoff of 2 weeks, Royals are back in action this weekend against the same opponents they met in their previous game, Shrewsbury Junior Colts. Royals just pipped them previously after penalties were needed to decide who would be progressing to the semi-finals of the League Cup.

The weather conditions are likely to be very different this weekend with falling temperatures and rain likely.

The game kicks off at 10:30am and Royals will be playing in blue.


29th October 2008 - Full Charity Cup Draw

The full draw for the 3rd round of the Charity Cup is as follows:

Baschurch Juniors v Madeley Sports
Admaston Falcons v Randlay Eagles
Meole Brace Junior Colts v Church Stretton Royals
Saha v Oswestry Colts
Shrewsbury Junior Colts v Old Wulfrunians
Market Drayton Tigers v Wrekin Bobcats
Meole Brace Juniors v Oswestry Boys & Girls
Broseley Youth Sports v Shrewsbury Juniors

The fixtures are to be played on Sunday 16th November 2008.


20th October 2008 - Royals to play Meole Brace Colts

Royals will be meeting Meole Brace Colts in the 3rd round of the Charity Cup. Meole Brace defeated Dawley Wanderers 3-2 yesterday, in the second round.

The match will be at Meole Brace on 16th November 2008.


17th October 2008 - Lock leaves Royals

Midfielder Richard Lock has decided to leave the Royals. He was in his second season with the team and had scored 9 goals in 24 appearances but was frustrated at not being a regular in the starting lineup. It is thought that Church Stretton Magpies are interested in signing him.


16th October 2008 - Free Weekend for the Royals

Royals players and parents have a free weekend this week. Royals are not in action on Sunday due to having a bye in the 2nd round of the Charity Cup. Training has been cancelled due to a number of players having injuries and also due to school commitments.


16th October 2008 - Injury Updates

Several players have minor injuries at the moment and would be doubtful to be fit if there was a game this weekend. Joe Hearle (groin strain), Tom Lewis (strained back) and Rory Smith (bruised heel) are all out of action at the moment.


15th October 2008 - League Cup round up

Royals will meet either Meole Brace Juniors, Meole Brace Colts or Shrewsbury Juniors in the semi finals of the League Cup. The matches are not due to take place until 18th January 2009.

Results from the 1st round were:

Meole Brace Juniors 5-2 Market Drayton Tigers
Meole Brace Colts 8-1 Meresiders
Shrewsbury Juniors 3-1 Baschurch Juniors
Shrewsbury Junior Colts 1-1 Church Stretton Royals (AET Royals win 3-2 on penalties)


14th October 2008 - training switches to Saturday mornings

Training switches to Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:00am, starting this coming Saturday (18th October). With it now getting dark by 7pm, Wednesday night training is no longer possible.


12th October 2008 - Royals through on penalties

Royals were tested to the extreme this afternoon at Shrewsbury Sports Village. However after an equally matched game, it will be Royals who are in the draw for the semi final of the league cup.

Royals were not at their best but could have scored 4 or 5, but for a string of outstanding saves by the Colts' keeper. In the end it was Shrewsbury who took the lead early in the second half. Royals then had to dig deep and Moffat scored the equaliser with a superbly headed goal from a Hearle corner, with just minutes remaining.

Extra time came and went without either side being able to take the lead. Penalties came and Royals finally won 3-2, with Green, Miles and Lewis each scoring theirs.

A full match report can be found here.


8th October 2008 - Shrewsbury Junior Colts match preview

Royals meet Shrewsbury Junior Colts this weekend in the first round of the League Cup. The Colts are currently joint third in the league table with the Royals with both teams having lost one game so far.

The two teams have not met for 5 years, since they were at U8s level, so not much is known about Royals' opponents.

The game takes place on Sunday 12th October 2008 at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, SY1 4RQ. Kick off time is 12:30pm. Royals will be wearing blue.


6th October 2008 - Weekend results round up

Shrewsbury Juniors maintain their good form with another victory, to keep them top of the A league, whilst Meole Brace Juniors stay second despite not playing yesterday. Royals are currently joint third.

Meresiders 0-11 Shrewsbury Juniors
Shrewsbury Junior Colts 1-2 Baschurch
Market Drayton 2-5 Meole Brace Colts


5th October 2008 - Rain puts paid to Meole Brace clash

Persistent heavy rain overnight caused the Meole Brace game to be called off this morning at the 11th hour. Enough rain had fallen to make puddles form on the pitch and therefore unplayable. The A49 was also flooded north of Church Stretton making it difficult to pass.

The game will now be played later in the season.


1st October 2008 - Meole Brace match preview

Royals take on Meole Brace Juniors this weekend, in a match that is sure to be full of rivalry and local interest. The two teams have not met since Meole's 2-0 victory two years ago. Both sides have vastly changed squads since then so past meetings are not relevant.

Ex Royals Harvey Carless-Turland and Dominic Robinson are both likely to be starting for Meole, while Royals should have a full squad to select from.

The game takes place at Meole Brace School adjacent to Roman Road sports centre with a 10:00am kick off. Royals will be playing in red.


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