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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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L1 - FACE TOUGH CHALLENGE FROM YATE

12 November 2017 at 19:46

Stroud played Yate away in the 7th league game of the season. Yate were quick off the mark applying a great deal of pressure to the Stroud team. Stroud absorbed this pressure well and closely marked their players making it difficult for Yate to convert their chances. Yates tenacity, however, paid off and they scored the opening goal. Stroud didn't let this dishearten them and at times were dangerous on the break. Yate fought back hard but Stroud, despite valiant efforts were unable to find the backboard in the first half of the game. Yate managed to pull through twice more before the half time whistle blew. This meant the Stroud were trailing 3-0 at half time.

During the second half Stroud continued to play well and develop their play. This hard work from the team played off and Stroud scored 2 goals in the second half. Both came from Lucy Moule following brilliant passages of play from the defence, through the mids and up to the attack. Unfortunately it wasn't to be in this game and Yate also scored 2 goals in the second half. The final score was 5-2 to Yate. Player of the match went to Goalkeeper Aleasha Holder who made a countless number of excellent saves throughout the game.

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L2 - EMILY JONES SCORES A HATTRICK!

12 November 2017 at 10:28

Stroud Ladies 2's bounced back in style after losing to 1-0 to Colwall and Malvern last week and beat Cirencester 3, 5-0. Throughout the game, Stroud were constantly in the attacking D. After a few missed shots, Jones scored her first, shortly followed with a second goal from a mighty strike from Hannah Scott. The 3rd came from a great tackle by Victoria Sharpe just outside the D, converted to a deflected goal by Ellie Freer. Cirencester 3 stepped up in the second half but Stroud still dominated with a perfectly aimed shot from Emily Jones. Not happy with only 2, Jones got her hat trick through quick reactions in the last short corner of the game.

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M3 - GOOD NATURED MATCH

12 November 2017 at 09:27

In an exciting match that was end to end Stroud were undone by two penalty corners in the first half but Tim Norman managed to pull one back in the 2nd half with a looping chip over an on- coming keeper. Stroud rallied late on but couldn't get the rub of the green against a resolute Abergavenny defence.  Ollie Roberts was player of the match.

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L3 WIN IN STYLE!

11 November 2017 at 17:32

A scrumptious 3 points for L3 this week as all their forwards were on the score sheet!  Kanyana Mutalindwa started the ball rolling with an early, solo run up the pitch and successful shot on goal.  That was shortly followed by a classic left wing goal from Sarah Scott, in the perfect position to push the ball into the net.  The understanding in mid-field between Tabitha Dickson, Sam Norman and Marie Louise Finch was clear as they each took the role of attacker and then defender.  Sam Summers was awarded player of the match status for her impressive marking of the Lansdown right wing and the defence was once again on its best form with GK Sara Price making a number of excellent saves, sweeper Di Furlong catching up the loose players and Jules LeBihan sticking like glue to the left wing.  Goals in the second half were from an extraordinary interception by Amy Lloyd-Jones and a signature 'at speed' shot from Sam Norman.  A great result from a determined team.

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L1 - Running rings around the Robinsons!

05 November 2017 at 10:30

Today’s game saw Stroud take on Clifton Robinson’s in a late push back. After a slow start Stroud managed to gain some momentum and put pressure on the Clifton Robinsons defence. Clifton Robinson’s defended well but Stroud managed to win a short corner which Cerys King converted into a goal with a cracking deflection. This was the catalyst Stroud needed and they quickly scored a second, this time from Clare Oliver. Clifton did well to fight back and got themselves on the score sheet before half time. This put the score at  2-1 going into half time.

Stroud's play improved throughout the second half with everyone showing great a work rate. The Stroud defence worked especially hard to keep up with some very speedy Clifton Robinson’s forwards and managed to clear the majority of balls  that came their way. Clifton managed to get another 3 goals passed Stroud but it was not enough to match Stroud’s further 5 in the second half. Evie Robb scored and Lucy Moule got the other 4 which earned her today’s player of the match.

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