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Stroud settle to sink seven in sunny skirmish

After finding the right car park to meet in, an unconventional Stroud A team travelled away to Witney for a pre season friendly. Starting well with two goals from John Osborn in nearly as many minutes. Stroud then set about defending like Newcastle for a brief spell allowing the opposition to equalise. Eventually finding some shape and composure Stroud proceded to score two more going into the halftime break 4-2 up.

Shippy and Sharpy controlled the middle of the pitch well in the second half allowing the defending line to move up to support attacks down the wings. Plenty of short corner practice resulted in a more goals and several spells of possession and good team passing really put the pressure on the Witney defence, raising the goal tally of the second half. The final score was 7-2 reflecting on a good performance from the Stroud side.

Good performances from the younger members of the team with Bryn, Ed, Jed and the two Joes playing around a core of more experienced players, special mention to Craig for surviving a warm up and a whole match without injury and tactical jug avoidance from John after his two early goals.

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