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Apr 28, 2016

The U15 Boys game tonight is off due to a heavy pitch and adverse weather forecast.

A re-arranged date is being sought.

Apr 22, 2016

The Under 15 Boys will play their final game of the season at Stafford Town FC on Thursday 28th of April with a 7-00pm KO. The squad named below should meet at 6-00pm and usual dress code applies.

Alex Minshull
Callum Porter
Max Cuthbert
Davy Watts
Joe Lobosco
Oliver Dolman
Luke Campbell
Kyle Johnson
Owen Rees-James
Jack Bromfield
Tom Bromfield
Alfie Mallen
Marcus Coombs (GK)
Luke O'Gormon

Owen Hall

There will be an admission charge of £3 adults and £1 concessions.


Apr 22, 2016

Staffordshire Under 14 Boys travel to Market Drayton Town on Wednesday evening, 7-00pm KO to meet Shropshire Schools FA in a MCF fixture. This will be the final match in their inaugral season and the boys will be looking to end the season on a positive note.

Manager Neil Davies will have contacted the parents of the squad named below and boys will be expected to report to Market Drayton FC as near to six as possible.

The usual dress code will apply.

George Hill
Sam Edmunds
Anthony Sheldon
Sonny Cartwright
Ben Osbourne
Jack Elson
Patrick Wyatt
Kit Smith
Hector Williams
Tommy O'Hara
Christian Blanchette
Alex Hallchurch
Alex Petrovics
Cameron Osborne
Alex Wingfield
Lewis Salmon
Tyler Barnes

The address for Sat Nav is

Greenfields Sports Ground
Greenfields Lane
Market Drayton
Shropshire
TF9 3SL

Apr 19, 2016

The Under 16 Girls play Leicestershire in the semi final of the MCF competition on Wednesday the 18th of April at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm. Admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions.

THe girls are defending the trophy and will hope to book a place in the final for the third consecutive year.

They have also a date for the ESFA national final. The game against Somerset Schools FA will take place at St Andrew's the home of Birmingham City FC on Wednesday 11th of May with a 4-00pm KO.

More details to follow.

 

Apr 17, 2016

The Under 18 MCF semi final tie against Humberside has been conceded , due to the fact that Staffordshire were unable to raise a team, with more than 10 players being unavailable or injured. This is the first time that this has happened and is a poor reflection on our County and a perceived lack of commitment from some players.

The majority of those who made themselves available are available for selection next year so hopefully the balnce can be redressed.

The Under 15 Boys game tomorrow night has been called off by Worcestershire due to a waterlogged pitch. Manager Bailey Evans will make contact with the players.

Apr 10, 2016

The Under 18 squad travel to Bishop Burton College on Humberside to play in the semi final of the MCF competition on Monday 18th of April.

Postcode and address for Sat nav is York Road, Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QG

Manager Mark Culverhouse has named the following squad for the game;

Jake Campbell
Tom Collier
Patrick Corley
Ben Douglas
Joe Hartshorne
Albie Hilton-Jones
Brandon McEleny
Joe Minton
Malaki Norford
Oli Ritchie
Macauley Rowe
Fletcher Rushton
Kieran Tomkys-Brown
Nico Watson
Josh Wilson
Owen

Wyatt

Players need to confirmtheir availability with Mark who will be sending out information later today.

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.

Mar 27, 2016

Trentham HS from Stoke on Trent met De Ferrers Academy from Burton on Trent in the first of the Staffordshire Schools Individual Schools cup finals. The game was played at Evans Park, the home of Stafford Town FC.

Trentham started very strongly and their passing and movement was excellent and De Ferrers struggled to stay with them. Trentham took the lead from a free kick which was rifled home fro 20 yards leaving the goalkeeper helpless. This stirred De Ferrers and they responded immediately to equalise.

Trentham put their heads in front and continued to dominate possession. De Ferrers always provided a threat but Trentham added two further goals to run out worthy winners by 4-1.

The timetable for the other cup finals can be found below

Mar 27, 2016

The Under 14 Girls travelled to Shropshire to play a MCF fixture with several first team members missing. The severely depleted squad were facing the MCF champions, Shropshire having taken the title when beating Staffordshire in their home fixture.

Manager David Ebberson was optimistic going in to the game but his confidence was shaken when Shropshire raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first twenty minutes. However the attitude and application of this squad has never been in doubt and they clawed their way back into the game with a goal and were duly rewarded with an equaliser. Shropshire nosed in front again but Staffordshire responded once more to tie the game at 3-3 and it as fitting that skipper Demi McCalliog headed home from a corner to seal the girls long awaited first win of the season.

They are next in action against Worcestershire girls at Redditch United FC on the 11th of April with a 7-00pm KO.

The Under 16 girls wee also in action against Worcestershire in their final MCF group game. Staffordshire were searching for revenge against Worcestershire side who had beaten a severely depleted Staffordshire side in the reverse fixture.

Staffordshire dominated the game from start to finish but struggled with the final ball and missed numerous opportunities before a Shania Hales goal gave them a deserved lead. The game ebbed and flowed and Staffordshire could ot find the elusive second goal and almost paid when a late break from the Worcestershire attack gave them their only real chance but the shot failed to find the target.

Staffordshire's victory gave them the Midlands West title fo the fourth time in a row and they will now meet Leicestershire in the semi final on a date to be decided. The game was set for the 11th of April but Leicestershire have girls away with the England squad.

Mar 20, 2016

The Under 16 Girls take on Worcestershire on Monday the 21st of March knowing that  a defeat of 5-0 is the only wat that they will not finish as winners of the Western Division of the competition for a third year in a row. A draw or win will see Staffordshire earn a home tie against Leicestershire in the semi final and thus give them the opportunity of defending their title an appear in the final of the MCF competition for the third year in a row.

Manager Kieran Newey has named the following squad;

Charlotte Clarke
Tiffany Whelan,
Alex Buck
Molly Bruton
Anna King
Tasia Brough
Phoebe Warner
Harriet Wellings
Shev Watson
Shania Hales
Beth Roberts
Lydia Burgess
Lana Titley
Katie Jones
Charlotte Jarvis
Hannah Hampton

All players are asked to report to Stafford Town FC at 6-00pm for a 7-00pm K0.

Admission will be £3 for adults and £1 concessions.

The girls then have a really important tie on Tuesday 29th of March at Rainworth Miners Welfare when they travel to meet Nottinghamshire SFA in the semi final of the ESFA national competition. To reach the last four of a national competition is a tremendous achievement but this group are fully deserving and with several members of the squad having had the heartache of losing on penalties twice in the latter stages of this competition the girls will be determined to go one better.

They will face a strong Nottinghamshire side who demolished Lancashire by 6-1 in their quarter final but Lancashire were missing six first choice players and Staffordshire won well against Nottinghamshire last season and some of the Nottinghamshire girls will remember that defeat.

Mar 19, 2016

Manager Neil Davies sends his match report below when the Under 14 played West Midlands at Brocton FC. A result which keeps them in the title race.

Match report for game v West Midlands.
Staffs Under 14 Boys 3 West Midlands Under 14 Boys 2

On Wednesday night 16th March, a much depleted Staffs U14 Boys squad hosted their counterparts from West Midlands in what proved to be a thoroughly entertaining game.
Through a mixture of injuries, illnesses and unavailability, Staffs were only able to name a squad of 13, which included both Goalkeepers. However this seemed to galvanise their team spirit and Staffs found themselves ahead after just 51 seconds. Alex Petrovics firing in an unstoppable free-kick from all of 40 yards. The first half then settled down into a very competitive game. Just before the interval Staffs doubled their lead, skipper Christian Blanchette getting on the end of another Alex Petrovics free-kick.
The importance of the next goal was talked about during the half-time break and it was West Midlands who got it when their striker fired home from just inside the area. Staffs survived a vital period of pressure before starting to dominate, debutant Cameron Osborne saw an effort hit the crossbar before running onto a great through ball and restoring Staffs two goal lead. Back came West Midlands replying almost immediately. However Staffs finished the game strongly and ran out deserved winners. The boys deserved great credit for both their good football and for closing down and pressing West Midlands all game, especially considering their limited numbers.

Mar 14, 2016

The Under 16 Boys game v Worcestershire is definitely on tonight at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm.

Usual dress code applies and admission is £3 adults and £1 concessions.

Mar 11, 2016

The Under 14 boys take on West Midlands on Wednesday 16th of March at Brocton FC with a 7-00pm KO.

Manager Neil Davies has named the following squad for the game;

Sam Edmunds
George Hill
Anthony Sheldon
Jay Blurton
Ben Osbourne
Kit Smith
Sonny Cartwright
Christian Blanchette
Alex Petrovics
Alex Hallchurch
Hector Williams
Alex Wingfield
Tyler Barnes
Lewis Salmon
Fraser Bradbury

Jack Elson

Players to report at 6-00pm and usual dress code applies. There will be a £3 adults and £1 concessions charge.

Mar 10, 2016

The Under 14 Boys went down by 5-1 to a strong Shropshire side on Monday night at Stafford Town FC.

Staffordshire started well and led by 1-0 and looked relatively comfortable but a wonder strike brought parity and at half time 1-1 was a fair reflection of the game.

Staffordshire conceded a goal almost immediately after the break and an error allowed Shropshire a two goal cushion and they never looked back, adding two further goals to give the scoreline a lopsided view.

Staffordshire will need to regroup quickly as they are in action against West Midlands SFA on Wednesday 16th of March at Brocton FC with a 7-00pm KO.Manager Neil Davies will name his squad tomorrow and players will be asked to report at 6-00pm for a 7-00pm KO.Usual dress code applies and there will be an admission charge of £3 for adults and £1 concessions.

Mar 8, 2016

The Under 16 Boys game on Thursday night hasbeen called off because of a clash of dates with the Worcestershire Schools FA and Littleton FC.

The game may be played on Monday 14th of March at Stafford but that is dependant on several circumstances falling into place and news will appear here as soon as there are any confirmations.

Mar 4, 2016

The Under 18 Boys qualified for the Semi Finals of the MCF competition with a hard fought win at AFC Wulfrunians on Monday night to claim the runners up spot behind Shropshire SFA.

Despite having three players from the same school either cry off or not respond and with another player throwing a tantrum, it was very pleasing to see the Staffordshire boys put on such a good show. Malaki Norford and England striker Joe Hartshorne were also delayed and missed the KO so considering the paucity of defenders and the difficult circumstances Staffordshire did well to to go in at the break 1-0 down.

A powerful second half performance and goals from Hartshorne and Norford sealed the victory which gives Staffordshire an away tie at Humberside in the next month.

Mar 2, 2016

The Under 14 Boys entertain Shropshire Schools FA at Stafford Town FC on Monday 7th of March at Stafford Town FC KO 7-00pm.

The squad named below should report to managr Neil Davies at 6-00pm. Usual dress code applies

Admission will be £3 adults and £1 concessions.

Sam Edmunds GK
George Hill GK
Jay Blurton FB
Anthony Sheldon FB
Kit Smitth CB
Ben Osbourne CB
Joe Dunne CB
Alex Hallchurch MF
Alex Petrovics MF
Christian Blanchette MF
Hector Williams MF
Tommy O'Hara MF
Sonny Cartwright MF
Tyler Barnes MF
Lewis Salmon STR
Alex Wingfield STR

Standby

Frazer Bradbury
Patrick Wyatt
George Armstrong
Cameron Osborne

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.