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L3 AWESOME COMMAND OF MIDFIELD

16 December 2017 at 10:07

Stroud L3 continue to grow in expertise, strategic play and fitness!  In an incredible display of mid-field dominance Stroud took command of the match with some fine passing, moving and phenomenal marking.  There were breakthroughs by Bourton but these were stopped time and time again by the back 4 defenders - Sophie Payne, Claire Crosthwaite, Di Furlong and Pauline Edgington.  Ella Bullock was rock steady in goal and made some inspired saves to ensure that the team retained a clean sheet.  It was a mother and daughter attack up front with Sarah Scott's pass across the goal being placed nicely in the back of the net by Hannah Scott.  The mid-field of Marsi Whelan, Kathy Williams, Tabitha Dickson, Megan Cooper and Marie Louise Finch worked tirelessly to push the ball up the pitch into the Bourton D.  Bourton's GK must surely have been their 'player of the match' as she saved shot after shot both from open play and short corners.  A fabulous 3 points for the team heading into Christmas - Santa is going to have his work cut out to beat that!!

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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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