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L1 - 10 GOAL THRILLER!

04 December 2017 at 12:48

This friendly saw Stroud take on Cirencester in a home game. With many of the 1st XI missing it was a great opportunity to see some of the 2nd XI step up and fill in the gaps. Stroud players settled in nicely together and were quick to start playing as if they had played together every week. Cirencester also started strongly and had equal amounts of possession to Stroud. It was a high intensity game with fast ball pace and fast runners on both sides. Stroud did well to absorb the pressure from the Cirencester attach and were able to clear any ball that came their way. The opening goal came from Lucy Moule for Stroud following a nice passing game between the mids and attacks. Cirencester were quick to responds and almost immediately scored a goal themselves. This was very much the pattern for the whole of the first half. At half time the score was Stroud 4 Cirencester 3. Lucy Moule getting the other 3 for Stroud.

 

Following a brief-half time talk Stroud went straight back to it, tightening up the marking on their players and ensuring that they pre-scanned before passing the ball. This made it harder for Cirencester to get the breaks and interceptions they wanted and Stroud continued to apply constant pressure. Cirencester did manage to equalise but Cerys King quickly found the back of the net for Stroud to re-gain the lead. In the last 10 minutes Cirencester scored an equaliser meaning that as the final whistle blew the score was Stroud 5 Cirencester 5.

 

Player of the match went to Emma Boyd in midfield for not only being on her second match of the day but also worked her socks off to support both the attack and defence. It was also her first appearance in the 1st XI. 

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Stroud L2 Win Top of Table Clash

02 December 2017 at 18:06

In an exciting end to end match, 2nd place Stroud Ladies 2 edged 3 points closer to top of the table opponents Evesham&Badsey. Emma Boyd started the scoring with a strike from the top of the D. Evesham then pulled 2 back before half time, despite countless unconverted strikes from Stroud. The second half saw Stroud pressing high, blocking in the Evesham defence. This gave Stroud the opportunity to keep testing the keeper, leading to two more goals - scorers Amy Lloyd-Jones and Sophie Wathen- giving a final score of 3-2. Star Player: Emma Boyd

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L3 - GK SAVES PENALTY!

02 December 2017 at 17:37

Stroud L3 were into their smooth, flowing, accurate hockey from the whistle and put immense pressure on the Cirencester defence with fabulous shots from Sam Norman and Sarah Scott both being saved by the Cirencester GK.  The Stroud mid-field worked extremely hard to control the match and were successful for most of the match with right half, Marie-Louise Finch being voted player of the match for her tireless defending and attack throughout.  Stroud's GK, Sara Price, faced 2 penalties the first of which hit the target and the second of which she saved with panache.   This was a frustrating game for Stroud as the score most certainly does not reflect the balance of the game as Stroud's passing found its mark time after time.

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Stroud L2 win Top of the Table Clash

02 December 2017 at 17:36

In an exciting end to end match, 2nd place Stroud Ladies 2 edged 3 points closer to top of the table opponents Evesham&Badsey. Emma Boyd started the scoring with a strike from the top of the D. Evesham then pulled 2 back before half time, despite countless unconverted strikes from Stroud. The second half saw Stroud pressing high, blocking in the Evesham defence. This gave Stroud the opportunity to keep testing the keeper, leading to two more goals - scorers Amy Lloyd-Jones and Sophie Wathen- giving a final score of 3-2. Star Player: Emma Boyd

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Stroud L2 win Top of the Table Clash

02 December 2017 at 17:36

In an exciting end to end match, 2nd place Stroud Ladies 2 edged 3 points closer to top of the table opponents Evesham&Badsey. Emma Boyd started the scoring with a strike from the top of the D. Evesham then pulled 2 back before half time, despite countless unconverted strikes from Stroud. The second half saw Stroud pressing high, blocking in the Evesham defence. This gave Stroud the opportunity to keep testing the keeper, leading to two more goals - scorers Amy Lloyd-Jones and Sophie Wathen- giving a final score of 3-2. Star Player: Emma Boyd

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L1 - HAT TRICK FOR CAPTAIN!

26 November 2017 at 17:58

The last league game before Christmas was Stroud play at home against South Gloucestershire. Stroud started the first half well and maintained control of the game and the majority of the possession. They applied constant pressure to the South Gloucestershire team resulting in Stroud sneaking an early goal passed them. This positive play throughout the first half meant Stroud won several short corners. Unfortunately these were not converted into goals but Stroud managed to score another 2 goals before the half was over.  

 

South Gloucestershire came out of the half time break hard and applied a lot of pressure to the Stroud defence. The defence worked tremendously hard to get back having pushed up to support the attacks and mids, despite this South Gloucestershire scored 2 goals in the second half. The final score was Stroud 3, South Gloucestershire 2. Lucy Moule scored the 3 goals. Player of the match went to Sarah Tudor who had a solid game in defence. 

 

Having many new players in the squad its been a great first half season seeing Stroud  sat 4th in the league table. Each and every player has worked extremely hard- this has been shown through each week's player of the match being a different person. They have played 9. 3 of those have been loses, 1 a draw and 5 wins. There are 2 friendly games before the Christmas break. 

 

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L2 - 2 Goals from 2 Strikes

26 November 2017 at 09:03

Stroud Ladies 2's travelled away to Ross On Wye with the bare eleven. From the start, Ross made the most of their home advantage pressuring the Stroud defence -Bev King, GK Emma Crowe, Di Furlong, Pauline Edgington, Cordy King. Ross eventually scored their first, immediately answered by Claire Crosthwaite with her first touch in the D unfortunately also followed by Ross scoring again. The second half saw Ross score 2 more in five minutes. The midfield Victoria Sharpe, Lizzie Woods (capt) and Emma Boyd with winger Sophie Payne worked hard to move the ball forward only to find the Ross defence. Finally Stroud found form and Woods timed a great pass to Ellie Freer at the top of D, converting Strouds second strike into its second goal. Ross were the stronger side and scored once more but during the match Stroud showed that given the opportunity, the back board is always within reach.

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L1 - TOTAL TEAM FOCUS!

19 November 2017 at 12:27

Stroud’s last away game before Christmas saw them travel to KLB school to play Wootton-Under-Edge in a early push back. From the outset both teams started strongly demonstrating great individual and team skills. The ball ricocheted from end to end with both teams having ample opportunities to score. Stroud defence absorbed the pressure from the Wootton attack well but the team were unlucky to concede 2 goals going into half time.

The second half saw Stroud continue to play well. They maintained good structure, pressed Wootton well and stuck closely to their players. Stroud were very unlucky not to score in the second half as they were dangerous on the break they just couldn’t get it past the agile Wootton goalkeeper who smothered any ball that came her way.

The final score was Wootton 3 Stroud 0. Although Stroud didn’t get the 3 points they had hoped for, they demonstrated a brilliant attitude throughout the whole game and each individual player bust a gut to do their bit. Player of the match went to Sarah Mace who had a fantastic game as right mid.

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L3 - STILL KNOCKING IN THE GOALS!

19 November 2017 at 10:33

Stroud L3 continue to whip balls into the opposition's goal!  In a pressured match Stroud did well to hold the league leaders to three goals.  Some great 'off the line' clearances by Aimee Robb and Sam Summers were vital and some wonderfully timed tackles from sweeper Di Furlong kept the Bourton attack at bay.  Keeper Sara Price was under fire many times and she was able to clear the ball to a perfectly placed Marie-Louise Finch.  The combined force of forwards Sam Norman, Sarah Scott and Claire Crosthwaite is hard for any opposition.  A signature shot from Sam Norman knocked their keeper for six and Stroud's goal, from Claire Crosthwaite, sent Bourton's in-pain GK to the sub benches.  There was a welcome return to the team for Sophie Payne who had not lost her touch. The player of the match this week was unanimous (less voting for herself of course!) and it went to Frankie Hobbins who did a fabulous job as centre half. A special thank you to the umpire from Leamington who, despite the atrocious weather, did a great job of spotting a raft of errors.

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L2 - Cordy the Brave

18 November 2017 at 17:35

Stroud Ladies 2 very wet game against Shipton Oliffe consisted of end to end hockey with numerous saved Stroud strikes. The resilient defence Bev King, GK Emma Crowe, Mopsey Voss, Cordy King and Lizzie Woods kept Stroud in the game. With 5 minutes to go Cordy King sprinted top D and bravely held her own against a very solid short corner strike to deflect the ball away from goal. In the last minute, Stroud finally broke down the Shipton defence, Ellie Freer scoring assisted by accurate passing around the keeper from Elaine Noone and Emma Boyd giving Stroud a 1-0 win.

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