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STROUD LADIES 2nd X1 HIT THEIR TARGET!

29 March 2015 at 09:54

 

Stroud Ladies 2nd X1 set themselves the target of rising to 5th place in the table this season and they have done just that!  The committed squad fought hard for every point during the season and had some well deserved, impressive  wins during the second half.  Stroud's goal came from open play when Kathy Williams snatched space to put the ball in the net. This match against Bretforton was not one of their best and replicated in many ways the away fixture when, Stroud were winning at half time and Bretforton bounced back to score 3 goals in the last 30 minutes of the match.  There were some super passing moves from the Stroud side and the short corners were periously close to hitting their target.  Very well done for seting an objective and meeting it!   This season's squad:  GK & Captain Aleasha Holder, sweeper defenders Jordan Turnbull, Mopsey Voss, Sarah Mace, Pauline Edgington, Teigan Hurlock, Jemima Friend, Emma Hall, mid-fielders Sian Freer, Kathy Williams, Victoria Sharpe, Candice Johnson, Emma Forrest, Sandra Glass and forwards Carrie Sanders, Hanna Scott, Evie Robb, Harriet Smith, Iona Stang and Freya Robb,  Looking forward to next season already!

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LADIES 2nd X1 FLEXED BEAUTIFULLY

22 March 2015 at 11:08

Stroud flexed its muscles beautifully and many players showed their skill, flexibility and determination by playing out of position to ensure that the team fielded the strongest squad possible.  Ross opened the scoring but it was not long afterwards that a fantastic 'along the back line' strike from Stroud's Hannah Scott was in the back of the net. 

Stroud's defence was on its mettle throughout and the marking needed to be tight to contain the constantly changing Ross forward line.

There was some impressive across the pitch passing from Stroud as the team adapted to the 'attacking in triangles' formation of the Ross team.  With some quick, accurate, stick to stick passing the Ross were unable to match the pace of the ball and so Stroud's breaks were well executed and controlled.  Despite a number of short corners and a fabulous attacking move in the dying minutes of the match, Stroud was unable to score an additional goal but were pleased to take another league point.

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LADIES 2nd X1 FLEXED BEAUTIFULLY

22 March 2015 at 11:06

Stroud flexed its muscles beautifully and many players showed their skill, flexibility and determination by playing out of position to ensure that the team fielded the strongest squad possible. Ross opened the scoring but it was not long afterwards that a fantastic 'along the back line' strike from Stroud's Hannah Scott was in the back of the net.

Stroud's defence was on its mettle throughout and the marking needed to be tight to contain the constantly changing Ross forward line.

There was some impressive across the pitch passing from Stroud as the team adapted to the 'attacking in triangles' formation of the Ross team. With some quick, accurate, stick to stick passing Ross were unable to match the pace of the ball and so Stroud's breaks were well executed and controlled. Despite a number of short corners and a fabulous attacking move in the dying minutes of the match, Stroud were unable to score an additional goal, but were pleased to earn another league point.

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STROUD LADIES 2nd X1 DOMINANT

14 March 2015 at 18:09

Stroud Ladies 2nd X1 has gone from strength to strength and this dominant performance against Cirencester was characteristic of how the team has improved.  The defence was well organised, disciplined and accurate with its tackling:   the mid-field showing great skill, passing well, intercepting frequently and stopping the ball on a sixpence.  This strong support enabled the forwards to provide a staggering display of fluid, creative and speedy team work which put the Cirencester under pressure throughout the match.  The 3 short corners were well taken but Cirencester GK was quick around her goal and thwarted the Stroud forward team on all 3 occasions.  This result means that the Stroud team is well away from relegation and, with two matches to play, pushing for 4th spot in the division.

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Friendly Ladies Enjoy the Sun

09 March 2015 at 11:06

Stroud Ladies' 2nd XI hosted an Old Bristolians' side on Saturday in a friendly. The visitors were short of players and, in the spirit of sportsmanship, they were donated a court of Stroudies to even the sides to 10 apiece. The early breakthrough came from Harriet Smith, playing for the opposition. Her far post pick in mid-air was a nice finish, indeed. When Stroud used the space on the pitch to their advantage, they looked dangerous, particularly with the 3 youngsters, Iona Strang, Freya Robb and Teigan Hurlock, the former scoring twice, much to the delight of the supported who were enjoying unusually Spring-like sunshine. OBs showed their potential on many occasions, however, meaning goalkeeper and captain Aleasha Holder was called upon to make several telling saves. Mopsey Voss impressed again with a solid performance. All in all this was an enjoyable and a valuable exercise ahead of next weekend's League game.

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Deflections defeat Stroud

01 March 2015 at 14:51

Gloucester's use of deflections to score 3 out of the 4 goals was, ultimately, Stroud's undoing. Goals scored by a 'touch from the stick' rather than a precise shot on goal is not a technique used often in Severn Division 2!  The clash against the new 'top of the table' was always going to challenge the Stroud side, but buoyed by a series of wins over the past few weeks Stroud were keen to tackle the stronger opposition.  The Gloucester team was well drilled, mobile and knew where their team mates were on the pitch and what they were likely to do with the ball.  Stroud did well to try and contain the Gloucester side and made some good attacking moves and were rewarded by short corners on a number of occasions. 

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