Stratton Youth Round-up

Painswick U18s 6
Stratton Youth U18s 4

THE Stratton Youth U18s lost out to a strong and athletic Painswick team in the County Cup despite a spirited second-half performance. Stratton were fortunate to get to half-time trailing 1-0 as Painswick dominated the first period but were unable to convert their chances. The home team were ruing their missed opportunities as Stratton scored twice at the start of the second half.

Chalmers Phin converted a penalty after he was fouled in the box and then the Painswick goalie was unable to keep out Tom Pudifoot’s powerful free kick.

The game became very open and the teams traded goals reaching 4-4 with 10 minutes remaining.

Phin had scored his second with a delightful chip and Michael Cook headed home from close range.

However, it was Painswick who finished the stronger and two clinical finishes secured a 6-4 win.

Kings Stanley U15s 13
Stratton Youth U15s 1

STRATTON Youth U15s travelled to Kings Stanley in the second round of the County Cup. Facing a team two divisions above them was always going to be difficult, and so it proved on the day.

Kings Stanley dominated the first half with some strong and skilful play, ending the half 8-0 up. Stratton refused to give up, and with heads still high they battled on to restrict the home side to only five goals in the second half.

A fine solo effort from Harvey Biggs in the last minutes of the game gave Stratton a consolation goal.

Stratton's MoM: George Tanner. He was under constant pressure throughout the game and made some fine saves to keep the scoreline down.

The Stratton U12s were also in the County Cup over at Frampton. Despite a fine team effort they exited the competition, going down 3-0.

The U8s played at home in a cup game against Green Meadow. Despite a great effort from all the team and a goal from Frank Ward it wasn’t to be their day. MoM: Harry Truckle.

The U9s were involved in a high-scoring league match. After a break for the half term holidays the starting seven players looked sharp and pressed the opposition brilliantly.

Dylan Morse broke the deadlock with an acrobatic shot off his knee over the keeper before slotting home a second after a fine pass by Jack Cummins. This opened the floodgates and Louis Kingsbury and Fin Stratford both hit hat-tricks with further goals from Sam Potter (2), Ez Allen and Jaden Wiltshire.

Archie Walker and Arthur Quili both showed great vision using simple but effective passes. Luke Dawson marshalled his area well and was only beaten by an excellent strike.

MoM: Arthur Quili.

The U10s played away against Forest Green Rovers. Sadly the score did not reflect the effort put in by all players. MoM: Sami Zamiri.