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L2 Score 3 against Badgers!

24 November 2018 at 21:14

Stroud Ladies 2 started the match with Leonie Collie scoring in the first minute. Stroud kept the pressure on but Badgers forward line attacked with pace through the Stroud midfield and defence, putting undue pressure on GK Jennie Davies. 1-7 first half score.

In the second half, Stroud attacked and defended together, Maria Smart scoring in 10 minutes. Mopsy Voss organised Stroud's defence and Tracey Morris, the midfield, giving Stroud 4 unconverted short corners. Badgers also had 4 unconverted short coners, defended by Sophie Payne, Mhairi Spring, runner Molly Combe,  GK Ella Bullock with Victoria Sharpe saving one off the line. Good passing between Freya Wallace, Georgia Ford and Jenny Howarth in the D, led to Elaine Noone's reverse slap giving Stroud a 2nd half 2-0 lead. Badgers eventually scored a deflected goal. Final score 8-3.

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L1 - HATRICK FOR NORMAN

19 November 2018 at 09:17

Stroud Ladies 1st XI went into this game still thirsty for points after a run of losses.
The game started with an early short corner awarded to Cheltenham which they converted with a super strike on goal.  The scoreline was short lived as Stroud came back with a great pass from Sam Norman to Amy LloydJones who quickly found the backboard.
A quick break in play and Cheltenham soon scored again but Stroud weren't deterred at all and put in some wonderful work through the strong midfield and sent the play back into Cheltenhams 25, where a smashing strike from Sam Norman was sent past the Cheltenham keeper and into the net.A further goal from Norman saw the half time score at 3-2 to Stroud.
Second half saw more determination, great passing and solid work from the Stroud defence who denied Cheltenham the pleasure of scoring anymore goals.A slick short corner goal from Emily Campbell made it 4-2 and a final smash from Sam Norman saw the final score 5-2 to Stroud. 
A fantastic win and 3 well deserved points!
MOM - Sam Norman

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L2 score against Leominster

17 November 2018 at 19:33

Going away with 10 was always going to test Stroud L2 with their 4-4-1 formation. Centre Backs Hannah Scott and Molley Combe deftly picking up any loose attacking players. Leominster however soon found the extra player an advantage, scoring 4 times in the first half. The second half, saw Stroud dominate with the majority of the play in Stroud's attacking half,Tracey Morris cross to Esme Clarke giving Stroud 2 a well deserved goal. Despite 2 further short corner strikes from Jenny Howarth, Leominster responded scoring three more on the break. Great game ladies! Final score 1-7. Star players: Morris and Scott

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L1 - FACE TOP OF THE LEAGUE GLOUCESTER

13 November 2018 at 14:09

The ladies 1s faced top of the league and an unbeaten Gloucester side. Gloucester scored a scrappy goal within the first two minutes but Stroud quickly fought back with a goal from Emily Campbell. Gloucester quickly reacted and scored 3 further goals despite Stroud defending hard.

The second half saw Gloucester piling on the pressure scored another two goals from short corners in quick succession. Stroud pushed back with good play down the right from Freya Robb and earnt a short corner. Sophie Wathen’s strike was denied by the Gloucester keeper along with several rebound shots from Sam Norman and Amy Lloyd Jones. Gloucester scored a goal in the final minute to make the final score 7-1.

MOM– Emily Campbell

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L1: Stroud unable to reign in the Rain

11 November 2018 at 18:17

Stroud held their own in the first half against Leominster putting pressure on the Leominster goal. Emma Boyd and Leoney Colley moving the ball with the pace up the left wing. Despite precision marking and passing in the defence, Leominster found a spare unmarked player and scored just before half time. 0-1 In the second half, the game started with Stroud dominating the attacking play, near misses from Amy Lloyd-Jones and Freya Robb. Leominster then converted a short corner from a break way attack. Followed by torrential rain and two lucky goals from Leominster. Final score 0-4 Star Player Emma Boyd

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L2 v Chipping Camden

04 November 2018 at 14:12

Chipping Camden scored 3 times in the first 20 minutes against Stroud Ladies 2. Stroud stepped up, leaving no Camden player unmarked and won its own short corner, Sarah Mace strike blocked by the keeper. Chipping Camden responded scoring a fourth.

In the second half, Stroud moved up and down the pitch as a single unit and put more attacking pressure on Chipping Camden - Forward and midfield: Freya Wallace, Sarah Mace, Ellie Freer, Molly Combe, Maria Smart and Victoria Sharpe getting opportunities in the D. GK Jennie Davies made some excellent saves, but despite a more organised defence- Lizzie Woods, Sophie Payne, Elaine Noone and Mopsey Voss - Camden found the net twice more.

Despite the score, Stroud 2 learnt a lot about team tactics. This game clearly demonstrated the importance of tactics in the new league and how all eleven players are required in both densive and attacking play. The structure in the second half now gives a basis for all games going forwards. Well done to all!

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