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30th April 2009 - Third place for Royals

Royals have finished third in the league in their first season in the competition, after Meole Brace just did enough to beat Shrewsbury Junior Colts by 3 goals to 2 tonight. This result means the Meole Brace Juniors claim the runners up spot as they go 3 points clear of the Royals.

27th April 2009 - Meole Brace Juniors edge towards second spot

Meole Brace all but finished Royals' dreams of finishing second tonight, when they beat sister team Meole Brace Colts 1-0. The result means that they draw level on points with Royals and only need a draw in their final game on Thursday to finish second.

26th April 2009 - Royals come tumbling down

Royals were given a harsh reality check this morning at Shrewsbury Sports Village, when they were hammered 4-0 by a well organised and disciplined Shrewsbury Junior Colts side. The Colts were 2-0 up after 20 minutes and Royals struggled to get a grip on the game.

Miles was carried off in the first half, with what looked to be a serious knee injury and could take no further part in the game.

Royals now see their dreams of 2nd place shattered, with 3rd place club Meole Brace needing 4 points from their final 2 games to make the spot theirs.

A full match report can be read here.

24th April 2009 - Shrewsbury Junior Colts match preview

Royals travel to Shrewsbury Sports Village again this weekend where they take on Shrewsbury Junior Colts in their last league match of the season. The teams have met twice previously this season, once in the League Cup, which the Royals narrowly won after a penalty shootout and in a league fixture in when the Royals won 3-2.

Royals desperately need a win to finish on a high note, after only having gained one point in their last 3 games.

The game takes place on Sunday with a 10:45am kick off. Royals will be playing blue.

19th April 2009 - Meole close gap on Royals

Meole Brace Juniors closed the gap on the Royals today as they beat Market Drayton Tigers 4-3. They are now just 3 points behind the Royals, with a game in hand.

Royals, who have only picked up one point out of a possible nine in their last three games, will need to make sure of a victory next week against Shrewsbury Junior Colts.

19th April 2009 - Shrewsbury Juniors 2-1 Royals

Royals came away empty handed this afternoon, as they went down by a single goal to League winners, Shrewsbury Juniors. Royals went ahead in the first half, when Hearle struck home off the post. Shrewsbury equalised before half time and then, in the second half they got the winner. Moffat came close to equalising in the dying minutes but he saw his shot go agonisingly wide.

16th April 2009 - First v Second on Sunday

This Sunday sees a top of the table clash between already crowned champions, Shrewsbury Juniors and the Royals, who are currently in second place. Royals came out victors the last time the two teams met with a 1-0 victory in the League Cup, but Shrewsbury Juniors won the league fixture 6-2 back in September.

Royals will be without the injured midfielder Leech who has a ligament injury, but should have everyone else available.

The game takes place at Shrewsbury Sports Village on Sunday 19th April 2009, with a 2:30pm kick off.
Royals will be playing in blue.

9th April 2009 - League Cup Final details

This year's U13s League Cup final will take place at SCAT (Shrewsbury College of Art and technology) at 3pm on Sunday, 10th May 2009. Royals are playing Meole Brace Juniors in the final and have been allocated pitch 5 for the game.

8th April 2009 - Weekend off for the Royals

The Royals have the weekend off over the Easter period, to recharge their batteries and be raring to go in their next league match, against league champions Shrewsbury Juniors. Royals need a victory to maintain their pressure on the second place spot.

5th April 2009 - Shrewsbury Juniors are 2008-09 League Champions

Congratulations to Shrewsbury Juniors who are today confirmed as 2008-09 league champions. Royals were, until today, the only team that could have caught them, but their defeat today means that they can no longer do so.

5th April 2009 - Royals defeated by Meole Brace Juniors

Royals lost their unbeaten record for 2009 today, after losing 2-1 to Meole Brace Juniors. Royals looked tired and jaded and were outperformed for most of the game by their opponents, who wanted the result more.

Despite taking the lead through Lewis, 2 second half goals earned Meole Brace the points.

A full match report can be read here.

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