The Under 14 girls squad who were due to travel to Littleton FC to play Worcestershire will now await a re-aaranged date as tomorrow's game has fallen victim to the weather with the pitch being waterlogged.A new date will be sought before the Christmas break.
The Under 16 girls are down to the bare bones of a squad with 7 call offs through injuru , illness or personal reasons. The girls who are travelling will have enough strength and quality to gain the necessary points to pit them clear in the West Midlands division of the MCF Trophy. A win will almost guarantee a place in the national competition last 16.
The Under 16 team went down to a heavy defeat at the hands of Shropshire andmanger Bailey Evans was very critical of his sides performance and lack of spirit and heart for the fight. His match report follows.
The Under 18's crashed out of the ESFA Inter County Trophy last night, suffering a bruising 5-0 defeat , with all the Greater Manchester goals coming in the second half.Staffordshire looked the better side in the first half and controlled long periods of possesssion with good passing and movement. They were unable to turn this superiority into goals and warning signs began to flash in the latter stages of the first half when Manchester stepped up a gear and began to apply their own presssure.
The second half was much the same at the beginning but when Manchester scored from a needlessly conceded set piece the floodgates opened and two further goals in a six minute spell effectively ended the game as a contest. A raft of substitutions caused the game to become disjointed but Manchester added two further goals in the latter stages of the game, running out comfortable winners and earning a home tie in the next round against Humberside SFA.
The Staffordshire management team learned a great deal about their players and improvement will be required to gain positive results in the MCF competition.
The Under 15's travelled to play West Midlands at Wolverhampton Casuals and returned pointless but in much better shape than last season where they were soundly beaten by 5-0.
Manager Gary Spruce was heartned by a good performance and a missed opportunity late in the game denied Staffordshire an equaliser and they lost by the odd goal in three. A goal from Jacob Dunning was scant reward for an effort full of grit and determination. The next scheduled match for the Under 15's will be published on the website as soon as it is confirmed.
The Under !8 boys, the Under 14 Boys and girls are all in action this coming week.The Under 18 boys will face a very strong Greater Manchester side at Brocton FC on Monday 17th KO 7-00pm. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 concessions. The winners of the tie will have a home fixture against Humberside SFA.
The Under 14 boys travel to AFC Wulfrunians for a MCF fixture hoping to improve on last weeks reverse at Shrewsbury and the Under 14 girls travel to Congleton Town FC to play Cheshire in friendly fixture before they begin their MCF and ESFA campaigns.
The game will be played at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Rd, Shrewsbury SY1 4RQ.
Players to meet at 6-00pm with the usual dress code to apply.
ALL players parents need to confirm availability with the manager by Monday 17th at the latest. If you suffer an injury or are a doubt/not available, please let the management know as early as possible to allow another player to be put on standby.
Jai Berry (C)
Manager David Ebberson has named a large squad for the game against Cheshire. He will then select 16 girls for the game against Worcestershire in the Midland Counties Federation the following week.It will be good to finally see the girls in action after a long wait but other Counties were not ready to play their fixtures. The squad will play Greater Manchester Away in the national competition.
Players who need a release letter to exit school early for the matches should make contact through the website.
Managers Mark Culverhouse and Greg Valentine have named their squad for the ESFA tie against Greater Manchester SFA on Monday 17th of November at Brocton FC, Stafford with a 7-00pm KO.
Players need to report to the ground at 6-00 and dress code is smart including a tie. There will be an admission charge of £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
Squad below and availability of players needs to be confirmed with manager Mark Culverhouse by e mail.
Manager David Ebberson names the following squad and details for the MCF match against West Midlands Schools on 17th of November.
Staffordshire V West Midlands U14
Monday 17th November
Castlecroft Road, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, WV3 8NA
7PM KO, 5.45PM Meet
Blight Mawgan Ormiston Sir SM
Bromfield Jack Trentham HS
Callaghan Kane STB
Campbell Luke STB
Hinks Alfie Wilnecote
Key Ryan STB
Khayat Tim Blessed William Howard
Leak Tom Erasmus Darwin
Mallen Alfie Cannock Chase
Porter Callum De Ferrers Academy
Sharp Alistair Robert Sutton
Taylor Jack De Ferrers Academy
Terry Oliver Rawlett
Watts Davy Landau forte Am
Sam Walton Friary
Cuthbert Max Alleynes Academy
Manager Bailey Evans names an unchanged squad for the first round ESFA tie against Cheshire, scheduled for Wednesday night at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm Kick Off.
Players to meet at 6-00pm with the usual dress code to apply.
Jai Berry (C)
Manager Gary Spruce and assistant Neal Davies have named their squad for the first competitive fixture against West Midlands CSFA on Thurday 13th of September at Wolverhampton Casuals FC with a 7-00pm KO.
BRINSFORD LANE STADIUM, BRINSFORD LANE, COVEN HEATH, WOLVERHAMPTON WV10 7PR
Above is the address for Satnav.
All players should check the website before they travel in case of inclement weather.
Squadand further details below
The Under 16 Girls take on Worcestershire on Wednesday night 5th of November at Stafford Town in an MCF fixture KO 7-00pm. Admission is £3 for adults and $1 concessions.
The Under 14 boys are in action at Shrewsbury Sports Village against Shropshire, again a MCF fixture. Both teams will be hoping to emulat the result of the Under 16 Boys who recorded their first win of the season last night against West Midlands SFA at Castlecroft.
On Sunday four Staffordshire girls will be hoping to impress the regional selectors at Stafford Town when they will be representing the Midlands against the North, Hannah Hampton ( Kingsmead ), Shev Watson ( Madeley HS ), Phoebe Warmer ( Ounsdale ) and Anna King ( Wolgarston ) are all hoping to progress to the final development day in December.
The Under 16 boys travelled to Castlecroft last night to play West Midlands SFA in a MCF tie. Having narrowley lost their first game by the odd goal in 5 it was imperative that they got something from the game to keep their hopes alive in this competition. Manager Bailey Evans report follows.
After a high quality trial match yesterday at Brocton FC managers Mark Culverhouse and Greg Valentine have named the following squad for the forthcoming Under 18 programme.
All players named below must get their parents/guardians to send the following details to the website contact address as soon as possible.
Name of player and parent date of birth, school, e mail address, mobile telephone number ,home number, school/college attended, address.
This will show that your parent/guardian has seen the notice of the squad publication.
Congratulations to all boys selected and those who have missed out will be called upon if there are injuries or unavailability throughout the season.
The management team have decided to name a squad of 23 players from whom a match day squad of 16 will be selected. The thinking behind this is that because of injuries and unavailability as well as trying to keep as many players involved as possible, there will be more flexibility and options available to the coach.
It was also incredibly difficult to single out players for omission as there is little to choose between some players and as a consequence a large squad has been selected.
The first competitive match of the season is on Wednesday the 5th of November. A squad of 16 will be named with three players on standby incase of injuries or unavailability.
Thanks to all players who trialled and have not made the squad.
Manager David Ebberson has named his squad and the details of their first competitive fixture .
Under 14 County Match: Staffordshire v Warwickshire
Wednesday 22nd October
Stafford Town FC, Riverway, Stafford, ST18
5.45PM (latest) Meet at the ground, 7PM Kick Off
Please arrive in school uniform & bring undershirt & raincoat/wear.
Due to the weather forecast for the week please check the website before travelling.
There will be an admission charge of £3 for adults and £1 concessions for spectators.
County ties will be available to purchase at £10.
The squad for the match is;
Managers Gary Spruce and Neil Davies send the following message:
Many thanks to all the boys who have taken part in the U15 trials this year. Difficult decisions have been made but the squad outlined is the 22 we are moving forward with.
Over the past years several boys from the Staffordshire Under 18 squads have crossed the big pond to study in the USA on football scholarships. Last year Liam Haycock, a key member of the winning Midland Counties squad, was rewarded for his hard work and dedication with a scholarship to DC University in Washington and has written to tell of how he is getting on in the States.
His e mail to Staffordshire Schools FA is printed below and hopefully we will receive regular updates on his progress.