STRATTON Under 7s picked up the Under 7s trophy with an emphatic victory.

There were victories for Stratton Youth Under 13s while the Under 16s and Under 12s suffered heavy defeats.

Here's a round up of all of Stratton Youth's results.

STRATTON YOUTH U/16S were home to Fairford & Lechlade with both sides looking to lift the gloom on a wet & grey morning. And then just like buses, two goals in quick succession. Fairford & Lechlade grabbed the initiative and managed to score again before half time. Stratton looking to get back into the match couldn’t impose themselves against a well drilled opposition. Fairford & Lechlade controlled most of the game seeing out the match and scored a further three goals - Final score 0-6. A somewhat flat performance from Stratton but credit to Fairford & Lechlade for a composed & dominating team performance today.

STRATTON YOUTH U/13S returned to winning ways with a hard fought 1-0 win away to Castle Combe. The two teams only played each other a few weeks previously, the fixture that time ending in a 3-3 draw. The away fixture proved to be another tight one, a first half goal from Zac Zamiri gave Stratton the lead during the first half and thanks to a brilliant team performance and an excellent defensive display from the back three of George Quil, Jake Meredith and Joe Lovell, with the brilliant Emmanuel Meeke keeping behind them, and Charlie Miller working his socks off up front ,Stratton were able to hang on to the win and move back to the top of the table.

STRATTON YOUTH U/12S found themselves up against their toughest test of the season so far with a local derby away to top of the table Cirencester Town. Stratton had a number of chances before Cirencester displayed some clinical finishes to take a couple of chances. Stratton went on to hit the post twice in the first half and could consider themselves unlucky to be 3-0 down at half time. Second half continued in the same fashion as the first with some well taken goals from Cirencester but Stratton managed to find the back of the net twice themselves and also hit the post yet again with goals from Jonny Reynolds assisted by Harvey Williams and Brad Risby. Pushing forward to try and get back in the game made Stratton vulnerable on the break and they were exploited by a strong Cirencester attack with the game finishing 9-2.

STRATTON YOUTH U/11S travelled to Bradford-on-Avon in their latest round of cup fixtures. The home side caused Stratton U/11s continual problems in the first half. James Bassett made a number of crucial saves with Luke Baker, Tom Foley and Ben Szczerkowski very busy at the back. The second half saw a reinvigorated Stratton side come back into the game with solid displays in midfield from Tyler Drew and Ted Lawson-Thomas, and were unlucky not to score with a penalty miss and a goal line clearance after good work from Caleb Kavanagh.

STRATTON YOUTH U/10S played their final match of their mid-season mini-league trophy against Lydiard.

The U10s have some very talented players but the missing ingredient against the much better teams they have faced so far this season is their anticipation during the game. They have shown themselves to be slower to react in tackles, in their positioning or at set pieces and it has cost them. This game was evidence of what they need to work on and also, when they apply themselves, how good they actually are. At half time they were 2-0 down and were indebted to Luke Dawson in goal that it wasn’t more.

The team had chances of their own, mainly through the strong runs of Ezra Allen.

The second half of the match was a complete turnaround with their third quarter arguably being the best of the season to date.

The belief began to come through the team that they were at least the equals of Lydiard and smashed in three quick goals through Louis, Jaden Wiltshire and an own goal. Jaden’s strike was after some slick passing between the team that led to three U10s players being through on goal and, with the ‘keeper committed, Louis unselfishly slipped the ball through to Jaden for a simple tap in.

In the last quarter Ez struck home a fourth goal and victory was then never in doubt. Arthur Quli, Sam Potter, Fin Stratford all contributed well to the performance while Archie Walker continued his fantastic season by being almost impossible to get past. In the end the team were unable to win the overall section of the trophy despite the win as they had lost in extra time by one goal in both their other two games but the second half performance today showed what a talented team they are and what they could be capable of achieving.

STRATTON U/10S BLUE found themselves a goal down in under a minute but actually deserved to be ahead when the whistle blew for the end of the first quarter. Ben Seakins was very unfortunate not to draw the team level after being clean through on two occasions.

A goalless second quarter followed in what was proving to be a tight match.

They did not seem to be troubled until a sudden break gave the opposition a two on one chance and they drove the ball past Toby Robinson in goal. Toby’s fingertips proved to be crucial in keeping out a couple of strong strikes after he brilliantly deflected two shots onto the bar. Jack Cummins had a good left footed shot well saved by the keeper while both Toby Stratford and Leighton Emson were crowded out by the defenders when getting into good goal scoring positions.

Oscar Omerod, Bertie Jarvis and Evie Stratford did well out on the wings and when Mike Bettington-Walker pulled one back it was a nervous finish but the team couldn’t get the goals they needed to take it into extra time.

STRATTON YOUTH U/9S played their final cup tie with Ferndale. Despite the slippery conditions, both teams excelled and produced some great attacking football. Ferndale took an early lead before a quality brace from Xavier Elderby-Harris.

Ferndale came back into the game with two fine goals, while Leo Scott’s precise strike gave Stratton their third. The game was level until the last quarter when Archie Miller sealed the win for Stratton with a dramatic goal line defensive clearance and then a powerful headed goal.

STRATTON YOUTH U/7S produced a gritty and determined performance to win the under 7s trophy cup final. Ollie Saunders grabbed a hat-trick, with Ethan Parry and Sion Jones also on the score sheet. All the children will receive a trophy each for there cup win.