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May 20, 2016

The winner of the Fantasy Football League is Matt Carrington, first team coach at Repton School. Matt will be presented with a suitable bottle in the coming days.

Watch out for a competition for the Euros.

Final League Table

1 Prefer Championship Matt Carrington 85 2,083
2 Reptonia john appleby 35 2,012
3 Stevie's choice XI Old Man 30 2,011
4 Blades ian kirk 38 1,961
5 Rapid Vienetta Neil Davies 39 1,958
6 Gregshells' Warriors Greg Valentine 29 1,944
7 Sedge City Andy Sedgwick 32 1,924
8 UNITED Scott McCalliog 55 1,899
9 Doms Moms Still Fit Ed Mitchell 37 1,880
10 Green Army Matt Skinner 36 1,877
11 Unathletic Doddrid Mike Dodd 38 1,867
12 Havent got a Kalou David Ebberson 40 1,794
13 Bayern Bru Dave Maxted 50 1,696
14 DWG 2nd XI Martyn Harvey 54 1,665
15 Galactictoes Kieran Newey 38 1,550

Let us hope for more entries for next season.

May 13, 2016

Two strikes by Shania Hales from DE Ferrers Academy ensured that Staffordshire Under 16 Girls lifted the ESFA Inter County Trophy for the first time in their history, after an epic battle with Somerset Schools at St Andrews.

Staffordshire started the game strongly and Shania Hales and Harriet Wellings both went close early with the strong direct running of Hannah Hampton causing panic in the Somerset rearguard. Early corners for Staffordshire led to nothing and Somerset eventually got a foothold in the game and some slack marking gave them a chance which was spurned. The back four of Staffordshire restricted Somerset whilst at the other end prompting from Phoebe Warner and skipper Anna King kept the pressure on and only a stunning one handed save by the Somerset keeper kept the scoreline goaless.

A great corner was spilled but Staffordshire could not capitailse whilst centre backs Molly Bruton and Alex Buck blunted the cutting edge of the Somerset attacks with some strong defending. On a big pitch manager Kieran Newey used the substitutes well introducing Lana Titley, Lydia Burgess and Charlotte Jarvis to add fresh legs, enabling the high tempo to be maintained. Half time 0-0

Somerset started the second half well and asked Staffordshire more questions and although Staffordshire still presented a threat only stout defending kept the scores level. Goalkeeper Charlotte Clarke produced two magnificent saves to keep the scores evenl and despite Beth Roberts and Tasia Brough's pace on the flanks Staffordshire had begun to creak. The defining moment came with 15 minutes left. Staffordshire attacked, a mazy dribble and cut back from Shania Hales to Ellie Bruton saw a despairing tackle block her shot  and the Somerset clearance found Staffordshire wanting and this time a brilliant save from Charlotte Clarke was hacked clear and the action shifted to the Somerset half.

Hannah Hampton cut inside opened up her body and struck a great shot the keeper could only parry and the predatory Hales picked up the loose ball rounded the keeper and fired home. The game opened up as Somerset went in search of an equaliser but the defining moment occurre six minutes from time. Both teams had changed their goalkeepers in the later stages of the game and whilst Staffordshire keeper Tiff Whelan was secure the Somerset keeper miscontrolled a back pass and Shania Hales snapped up the opportunity to clip the ball past her and into an empty net.

The girls from both teams were running on empty such had been their commitment and the introduction of Katie Jones, Harriet Welling and Tasia Brough gave fresh impetus to the team. Despite Somerset pulling a goal back from a corner and one or two nervous moment Staffordhire were able to see the game out and Anna King lifted the trophy to bring to an end an amazing season for the girls.

Somerset pushed Staffordshire every step of the way and deserve great credit for being part of a fabulous advert for girls footbal at County level.

May 10, 2016

Our Under 16 Girls make history tomorrow by appearing in the ESFA Under 16 Inter County Gilrs Final at St Andrews, the home of Birmingham City with a 4-00pm KO.

The squad will have the best wishes of all parents players and staff of our County representative sides. They will I am sure also have the support of their peers at school.

The game can be watched live and for free on the 24/7 streaming service.

You can all send your support on the Staffordshire School twitter feed.

The photograph below shows the Staffordshire squad.

May 3, 2016

The Under 15 Boys will play Worcestershire in a final match of the season on the 9th of May at Stafford Town FC.

 

Manager Bailey Evans posted the following;

In the interests of fairness and rewarding commitment, the boys who confirmed availability for last week's postponed game have been selected for the rearranged fixture on Monday (9th May) at Stafford Town FC - 6pm meet 7pm KO. Usual dress code applies.
Alex Minshull
Callum Porter
Max Cuthbert
Davy Watts
Joe Lobosco
Luke Campbell
Kyle Johnson
Owen Rees-James
Jack Bromfield
Tom Bromfield
Alfie Mallen
Marcus Coombs
Owen Hall
Mawgan Blight
Jack Taylor
Luke O'Gormon
Oliver Hickman

May 3, 2016

The Under 15 Boys will play Worcestershire in a final match of the season on the 9th of May at Stafford Town FC.

 

Manager Bailey Evans posted the following;

In the interests of fairness and rewarding commitment, the boys who confirmed availability for last week's postponed game have been selected for the rearranged fixture on Monday (9th May) at Stafford Town FC - 6pm meet 7pm KO. Usual dress code applies.
Alex Minshull
Callum Porter
Max Cuthbert
Davy Watts
Joe Lobosco
Luke Campbell
Kyle Johnson
Owen Rees-James
Jack Bromfield
Tom Bromfield
Alfie Mallen
Marcus Coombs
Owen Hall
Mawgan Blight
Jack Taylor
Luke O'Gormon
Oliver Hickman

May 1, 2016

Manager Neil Davies sent this brief match report;

Shropshire U14 Boys 3 Staffordshire U14 Boys 1

Staffs Under 14 Boys took on unbeaten Shropshire on Wednesday 27th April at Market Drayton FC. The game was a tight affair with Shropshire having lots of possession in the first half without really threatening the Staffs goal. The Staffs team kept a good shape and half time arrived with the scores level at 0-0
After some early pressure by Staffs, it was Shropshire who took the lead as their quick striker ran onto a good through ball before finishing well. The home side then doubled their lead with a great long range strike. Staffs responded well and deservedly pulled a goal back when Cameron Osborne headed in from an Alex Petrovics cross. Staffs pushed for an equaliser late on and twice nearly scored from two good set pieces only for Shropshire to break away and score with literally the last kick of the game.Full Time 3-1
Thanks to all players and their parents for helping to make this first season a thoroughly enjoyable one. The boys have applied themselves well and deserve great credit for their efforts.

May 1, 2016

The Under 16 Girls squad should meet at Brocton FC, Silkmore Lane at Staffordtomorrow, Monday 2nd May for a training session . Players should report in their playing kit at 10-15 ready for a 10-30 start. Further details will be sent by Julie.

 

Mar 30, 2016

Staffordhire Under 16 Girls reached the finalof the ESFA Premiere League Trphy making history along the way.

No Staffordshire girls team have ever reached a national final and in the few years of the existence of girls County football in Staffordshire it is a remarkable achievement. It was however a nail biting tense semi final against Nottinghamshire, played between two very good teams with Staffordshire prevailing by the finest of margins.

The game against Nottinghamshire at Rainworth Miners Welfare kicked off in horrendous conditions, which fortunately relented after twenty minutes. Staffordshire had a terrific start and skipper Anna King netted after two minutes. Staffordshire's passing game was working well and although Notts missed a golden opportunity Staffordshire increased their lead through a Hannah Hampton strike. Phoebe Warner then drew a stunning save from the Notts keeper and then hit the bar with a terrific drive. 2-0 at half time.

Notts who had pulverised defending champions Lancashire 6-1 in the quarter finals came out determined to improve on a lacklustre first half, which they did in spades. Staffordshire were pinned back by almost non stop pressure but the back four with Alex Buck, Beth Roberts, Lydia Burgess and Molly Bruton outstanding in last ditch tackles, attacking headers and superb blocking.

It took a rocket of a finish from twenty yards for the Staffordshire back line to be breached and with twenty minutes left it looked ominous. However Shania Hales who caused Notts problems won a corner immediately and Phoebe Warner delivered a telling cross which Molly Bruton converted at the back post.

Notts continued to press but sound work from defensive screen Charlotte Jarvis and harrying, chasing and pressurising from Subs Lana Titley,Hariet Wellings Katy Jones and Shev Watson ensured Notts had little time on the ball and despite several near misses Notts had to be satisfied with a second goal and could not find a third to take the tie into extra time.

Staffordshire will play Somerset in the final on a date to be decided but the game is likely to be at St Andrews, the home of Birmingham City FC.

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.