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Feb 28, 2019

Round Up

This week has seen three teams in action with varying degrees of success but all three games had one thing in common, excellent football.

The Under 16 girls kicked off proceedings on Monday night with a 4-0 win over neighbours Shropshire. Team manager Kieran Newey's report follows the round up. The Under 15 boys were in action on Tuesday night and despite missing several key players contributed massively to a fantastic game going down by 6-3. The turning point in the game was when a penalty brilliantly saved by the Staffordshire keeper was ordered to be retaken with the retake scored when the scores were tied.

The Under 16 Boys travelled to Thomas Telford School for their game and started brillianly scoring three times in the first twenty minutes. They were denied a fourth goal with a marginal offside call. Shropshire turned the game on its head by scoring three in the second half to take a point but had Staffordshire been more clinical in front of goal they could have won the game comfortably.

Staffordshire Schools u16 Girls entertained Shropshire for the first time this season and were in blistering form in the opening 20 minutes with Captain Katie driving them forward again and again. h#However despite their dominance they were unable to find the opening goal despite a number of fantastic opportunities which saw them hit both posts and also the cross bar. Shropshire were battling hard and deserve a lot of credit for their resilience which saw them start to cause a few problems for Issy and Lilly who were marshalled superbly by birthday girl Lucy who was again faultless . The opening goal finally arrived shortly before the half hour mark when an excellent turn from Macy saw her pick out Lauren, who’s excellent first touch took her past 2 defenders and she finished confidently. Staffs midfield was posing all sorts of problems with Brogan, Isabella, KJ , Jess and debutant Maggie enjoying plenty of possession but for once the captains shooting was not as she would have liked.

Chloe was a commanding figure in goal and her excellent distribution was key to Staffs game plan . The second half saw Shropshire come out fighting and Staffs had to weather the storm before some great work from Chloe saw a neat combination down the left involving Macy and Brogan, who found Milly to add a second goal. Staffordshire could now relax and they saw out the game with two further goals from the hard working Macy and Jess to seal a comfortable win . Credit to Shropshire who never stopped battling and we look forward to entertaining West Midlands on 11th March at Stafford Town . Another excellent advert for schools football from the u16 Girls whose commitment and desire is a credit to all