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30 September 2017 at 15:34

Another fine performance from Stroud with some fabulous attacking runs, defensive formations and superb passing.  Colwall went into the lead early in the first half and despite efforts from the forward line of Sarah Scott, Marie Louise Finch, Kanyana Mutalindwa and Claire Crosthwaite the team was unable to equalise in the first half.  A fabulous pass from Sian Freer enabled Claire Crosthwaite to fire the ball into the net whilst on the run - a great goal.  Jules LeBihan time and time again was able to move the ball up the right hand side and Di Furlong ensured that anyone that escaped their marker had no room to shoot on goa.  Kathy Williams was tireless and ran hard to support both the attack and the defence.  Sam Summers and Marsi Whelan had some great connections in mid-field and Pauline Edgington stuck close to the Colwall centre forward.  In her first match for the team Ella Bullock pulled off an important save in the last 10 minutes of the match to ensure that Stroud had a well deserved draw and a dreamed for first league point!

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24 September 2017 at 13:47


Stroud ladies 1s went out strongly and quickly established their presence against Old Bristolians 3s. Defensive drills were carried through from training throughout the game. This allowed Stroud to take an early lead with good play from the forwards and mids with Freya Robb opening the score sheet. This positive play continued to half time with with another goal from Freya and one from Lucy Moule. 

Old Bristolians came back strongly in the second half but the Stroud mids worked tirelessly to get back to help the defence. This disciplined approach allowed Stroud not to concede a goal and score a further 5 in the second half. 1 from Freya , 3 from Lucy  and one from Evie Robb. 

This was a great first game from everyone adapting well to new players and formations. Player of the match went to Charlotte Bullock on her debut for the team.   

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Stroud Mens 3XI round off Pre Season friendlies with a solid win

24 September 2017 at 09:28

Marlborough B 2 - 4 Stroud B (sponsored by Connexus)

Stroud started the scoring with recent abesentee, Danny Rose Innes receiving a decisive pass from John Osborn to coolly slot a tomahawk shot into the bottom right hand corner. Dom Creech was the next on the score sheet with an excellently dispatched diving deflection. After the break, Marlborough were the first to stike but Stroud replied almost immediately when Captain Chris Bargh's shot was deflected back to him by the Marlborough Keeper and then he slammed the backboard with a finne reverse stick strike fooling the keeper and nutmegging the defending player on the line. Stroud put the game beyond Marlborough when some fine counter attacking play found Stroud with a three on one with the Keeper with Chris Bargh slipping the ball past the on-rushing keeper to Dom Creech to pass the ball into an empty net. Marlborough managed to score late on after via a short corner but it was too little too late and Stroud were comfortable till the final whistle.

MOTM - Dom Creech

Next week, Stroud 3XI start their GoCre8 WSWHL Marches 1 campaign (after being promoted as Champions last season) against Lansdown B

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23 September 2017 at 14:37

The score does not do credit to the excellent moves made by the Stroud 3rd team up and across the pitch.  There was some fine moving, passing and attacking from the Stroud team but it was unable to contain the experience and speed of the Blockley side. Blockley's goals came from 2 x short corners and 5 'breakaway' goals.  New comers to the team Leonie Colley and Kanyana Mutalindwa were exceptional and goal scorer Leonie Colley was voted player of the match. Jules LeBihan stuck doggedly to her player and created some nice moves up the left hand side of the pitch.

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16 September 2017 at 17:22

Stroud's pressure on the Thornbury defence was relentless and the team took an early lead with a powerful short corner strike from Sam Norman.  Stroud dominated the first half but the excellent Thornbury keeper saved over 10 shots on goal, much to the frustration of the Stroud team.  Marsi Whelan's ball distribution in mid-field was excellent as she opened up the width of the pitch with some great square and back passes.  The practiced 'down the line' balls succeeded time and time again, with Sian Freer and Sarah Scott in perfect timing.  Marie-Louise Finch was in the right place at the right time and linked well with player of the match, Sam Norman.



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09 September 2017 at 16:59

Having brushed the rust off their hockey skills, enhanced their fitness and immersed themselves in hockey during August Stroud ladies' 3rd team was ready to take on Wotton under Edge.  A friendly match played in a great spirit saw both teams take control of the game at various stages but Stroud's determination to score goals eventually won through.  Wotton took the lead in the first half and, with a new formation, Stroud began to settle during the second half as they took control of the mid-field.  The defence fought hard and successfully to stop Wotton scoring a second time with keeper Sara Price making some vital saves.  Both of the goals from Stroud were expertly scored by Claire Crosthwaite and the cohesion amongst the forwards meant Stroud always looked dangerous in attack.  A great start to the new season.  Player of the match, defender Sam Summers.

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