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24 February 2018 at 15:46

The L3 dropped in with some great freestyle air and laid it down solid!!  The Magnificent Seven of Sara Price (GK), Sophie Payne, Di Furlong, Sandra Glass, Sian Freer, Kathy Williams and Pauline Edgington were rad.  With 2 early deflections scored by Newent from the left hand post Sian took out that kink by guarding the post.  With short corner after short corner, Stroud's keeper Sara Price was a cool, hot dog.  Kathy Williams caused trouble for Newent when she ripped up the pitch on a solo run and fired at the goal.  Sophie Payne coped impressively with a biff whilst Di Furlong was up to the bombing taking place on her side of the pitch. There was absolutely no butt-dragging for Sandra Glass's hits off the sideline.  Despite only one quiver in her collection it was enough for Pauline Edgington to control the centre back. With a strategy of minimising the number of goals that could be scored by Newent the Stroud posse's implementation was awesome!

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10 February 2018 at 15:39

With the ball moving rapidly from end to end it was no surprise that the game resulted in a draw!  With both keepers being called into action on a number of occasions and each team being awarded several short corners there was little to choose between the squads.  Stroud opened the scoring with a lovely move up the pitch between Kanyana Mutalindwa and Leonie Colley finally ending on the stick of Leonie who powered the ball into the goal.  The Cirencester goal was a well taken strike in the second half.  Player of the match = Kanyana.

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L2: A Sharpe Deflection and a Penalty King!

03 February 2018 at 21:12

In an end to end game against Shipton Oliffe, Stroud 2 opened the scoring with Victoria Sharpe deflecting Emily Jones' strike at the right hand post around the Shipton keeper. Shipton responded and scored one back. Stroud continued to play their passing game moving the ball from back to front through Cordy King, Kanyana Mutalindwa and Ellie Freer on the left and Lydia Wakefield, Sophie Wathen and Emily Jones on the right. Just before half time, a scuffle between Amy Lloyd-Jones, Mopsey Voss and the Shipton defence, resulted in Stroud being awarded a penalty, calmly converted by Bev King. Both teams battled hard in the second half, Shipton equalising from a short corner. Stroud's Lizzie Woods and Lloyd-Jones making great runs into the D and GK Emma Crowe saving a host of deflected strikes but the score remained 2-2. Star player: Amy Lloyd-Jones

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03 February 2018 at 14:08

Stroud ladies' 3rd team continued its winning ways by beating Painswick through its dominance of the middle of the pitch. The team retained its top notch passing, its marking and possession of the ball to give it dominance throughout the match.  Stroud's keeper, Sara Price was called into action only once and Sophie Payne as sweeper was called upon just a handful of occasions.  The role of centre back too was a quiet one for Pauline Edgington. This was a day for the forwards and mid-field to excel with Hannah Scott, Ann Narbour, Tabitha Dickson and Alice Taylor firing the ball around amongst themselves.  Goals came from a short corner 'crack' on goal by Hannah Scott and the second from a long corner 'slap' on the top of the D by Ann Narbour.  The right wing runs from Marie-Louise Finch were rapid and essential as was defending from Frankie Hobbins, Megan Cooper, Marsi Whelan, Sam Summers and Kathy Williams.  Player of the match Ann Narbour.

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L1 - Draw Against Wick

01 February 2018 at 08:25

Stroud 1 Wick 1
This weeks game was against Wick. Stroud were slow to start and struggled to break through a solid Wick side. Throughout the first half, play was even and both sides has opportunists to score. Both teams did well to defend and allow neither side to find the back board. Stroud then started to gel together and link together their passes. This won Stroud a short corner which Lucy Moule converted into a goal. Wick reacted quickly and almost immediately equalised. This meant the score at half time was 1 all.
Following half time Stroud’s the aim was clear- tightened up the marking, win any 50/50 balls and score! Despite Stroud improving greatly in the second half, Unfortunately, the home pitch advantage didn’t go in Stroud’s favour  as Wick absorbed any pressure that came their way and cleared the ball without sweat. The final score ended 1-1. Player of the match went to Aleasha Holder who had another solid performance as GK. 

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