THE U8s had a great start to 2018 against South Cerney.

Leo Scott scored a great skilful second solo goal from a corner, giving the supports good reason to cheer and earning him a well deserved MOM.

Further goals scored from Woody Whitehead, Xavier Elderby-Harris and Archie Miller.

Following a four week break the U9s played against a strong Academy team in a development fixture.

The team had been allocated this fixture against a team from a higher league due to their outstanding results this season.

After competing well in the first quarter and against a strong wind they were unlucky to go in a goal down after a fortunate strike by the opposition.

Ez Allen and Fin Stratford were very energetic in midfield and were unfortunate that some of their passing didn’t result in a break through on goal.

In the second quarter a clearance by Archie Walker ricocheted off one of the forwards to fly past him back into the goal before a fine strike from the Academy team meant the U9s went in 3.0 down at the break.

This was slightly unflattering given the possession and great defensive display from the U9s.

Idris Thomas-Jones continually tried to use the space on the wings and was tireless with his running.

In the third quarter the team struggled with the passing and movement of the opposition and were unable to stop some great goals.

During the last quarter they retained their shape and it was a very even contest with Dylan Morse looking as though he would pull back one for the U9s when he burst through on goal.

In summary the U9s can feel very pleased with their performance and will have learned a lot from the game. Player of the match was Archie Walker U10s travelled to Wimms this Sunday for the first game of 2018 where we saw great football from both sides.

Despite well manoeuvred team play from Stratton the team just couldn’t find the back of the net.

James Bassett earned himself MOM for his spectacular efforts in goal.

Robins Red U12s beat Stratton Youth U12s by three goals to one.

Charlie Miller scored away to to the Robins whilst Emmanual Meeke was MOM in a hard fought game.

FC Abbey meads U/15s 1 Stratton Youth U/16s 4 A nice, if somewhat freezing start to 2018 for Stratton, overcoming FC Abbey Meads Colts with a convincing 4-1 win at Lydiard Park.

The game started scrappy, Abbey mead Colts scoring early on.

This was how it remained right up till the end of the half.

Kian Hawtin and Alex Day came on to shore up midfield, allowing some decisive attacks. 1-0 quickly became 1-2.

Charlie Love, put through, rounded the keeper to score and Harvey Biggs calmly curling home an exquisite finish in the corner, a great turn around.

Stratton continued to threaten into the second half adding a further two goals courtesy of James Wickett.

Stratton’s defence held firm throughout excellent performances by the back four of Sonny Williamson, Max McDonald, Andrew Bradshaw and Fred Hall producing some perfectly timed sliding tackles and a goal line clearance to boot.

Seeing out the win in unpleasant conditions. MOM. Harvey Biggs.

Assists and a goal plus plenty of creativity and attacking threat edging out our great performances from the defence.

Royal Wootton Bassett U/18s 2 Stratton Youth U/18s 2 The visitors were trailing 1-0 at half-time with keeper Michael Wright keeping them in the game, with a number of fine saves, however they responded well in the second half and Craig Phin with two well taken goals put them in front, the home side pressed hard and scored the equaliser.

Stratton thought they had stole the points with the last kick of the game only to be denied by the linesman