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Sat 13th August; Styal 2 Eagle Sports 1; Eagle Sports Res 3 Styal Res 2
Aug 16, 2011, 7:20 pm

Website is now updated with fixtures. Any first team match report will be gratefully received peter.cockitt@btinternet.com.

The reserves report is as below (Thanks Rick),:

 

Team: Ozzy, Newman, Aspinall, Cooper, Knighty, West, Collins, Ant, Crother, Aspinall, Sefu. SUBS (jack 55, dunni 65)

 

An unlucky afternoon at Eagle for a pumped up Reserve Team

 

After Thursday lesson in football, the reserves took to the pitch with a new positive attitude, and a belief that there season was about to start!

Styal started with a high tempo and desire about them, and Eagle struggled to keep pace as the back four stood solid as Styal dominated in the middle of the park.

The ball was getting into the box, thanks to the nifty work of Crowther and Knighty on the left flank, and 15 mins in, Sefu weaved round Eagles defender only to be brought down blatantly in the box – no penalty! 10mins later, Newman goes round the back after a good exchange with Westy, and again, down he went after contact in the box, no penalty! Unbelieveable! but that’s football sometimes. There was no panic as the boys we playing well and we looked certain to break the deadlock at anytime, but then, again, against the run of play….Eagle score. Balls. That’s not good, especially knowing how this team reacts when they go 1 down………………………..but that was the old team. The boys rallied, and straight away, Sefu latched on to a loose ball in the Eagle box and Styal were level. Half time 1-1 with Styal bouncing and looking the more likely to win.

Out step Styal for the second half, the tempo drops slightly from both sides as the heat and fitness levels start to kick in. Westy look dangerous, Ants playing like a bull after a red cloth, Collins is working hard, its  a new Styal team, we’re going to win this. Eagle get the ball on the edge of the box, and poke a dinky shot at Ozzy, its tame, but deflects off coopers knee, no! it loops round ozzy into the net! Unbelievable. But gain Styal start there engines back up, and 10 mins later Ant, of all people runs in to head a cross, and guides it straight into the top bin,2 -2. They lads are doing a great job. Its gunna be a lovely afternoon.

So, 20mins left, another scrabble on the edge of the box, tackles are flying in, everyone wants to block every shot, Loz, tackles, Aspinal tackle, Ant tackles, every single tackle, the ball ends up at Eagles players feet from lucky rebounds, and then one lets off a shot that settles into the bottom corner of the net. This is not our day! But there 20mins left on the clock! 18 left, Sefu, 1 on 1 , yesssssss…ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lifted over the cross bar. 15 left, goal mouth scramble, ball cleared. 10 left, another scramble, ball cleared, 5 left, everyone is knackered but they don’t give in, 1 final push, comfortable save fro Eagles keeper. Then the whilst blows for full time. Gutted, but what a difference in hunger from the lads. We’re gutted, but feel proud, we should have come away with something, but today wasn’t our day.

Managers Comments – couldn’t have asked for a better bounce back from Thursday, the lads played like they wanted to win and came off with there head held high. We were unlucky, and we all know it. Play with this attitude every game and we’re going to turn into a cracking side.


11th August Billinge Res v Styal Res
Aug 12, 2011, 12:11 pm

TEAM: Ozzy, Newman, Cooper Dunfield, Crowther, Malone, Danny, Asa, Knighty, Sefu, Ant. SUS: West (45) Wilding (70) Take a bow Ozzy 1st Game of the season, Billinge away. Carpet of a pitch. Styal boys started up for it, and before too long Asa strook the cross bar with a world beater of a freekick. Football was being played and the tempo was good, but against the run of play Styal found themselves 1 down after a switch off at the back. However, this did not stop them as Styal began to pressure again, with spells of good passing in the middle of the park and along the back four. Then, for a second time, another goal was leaked as a cross found the unmarked head of Billinge centre Forward, who placed it beautifully in the bottom corner. Half Time 2 -0 The second half saw West come on for Ant, with the idea of getting the ball to stick up top more. Again, Styal starting the half well, but Billinge broke and after some unlucky rebounds, and no decisive clearance, Billinge found themselves through on goal to bury a 3rd. Heads then dropped, expectedly, and although Styal kept a lot of the ball, things just weren’t clicking. A flourish of attacks from Billinge then followed as they tried to take advantage of the dishearten Styal. Step Up Ozzy, a series of great reaction saves, 1 on 1 saves, and general outstanding goalkeeping meant the score line was kept to only 6. Great display by the Styal number 1. The remainder of the game saw Styal keep the ball well again, but just couldn’t get it to stick up top, and struggled to make any clear cut chances. Asa stepped up to a 30yarder with 10mins to go, and buried it superbly to add a little consolation to the disheartened Styal display. Full Time 6-1 Managers Verdict Good spells of football within the back four and midfield. Work to do getting the ball to stick up top and create clearer chances and to install confidence in the team when they fall behind. Back four need to remained organised and switched on, sometimes need to get suck in harder. Lads know how this hurts, we wont see a score line like this again this season.


TRAINING
Jun 29, 2011, 8:33 am

Starts Saturday 2nd July, then ongoing

Saturday's meet 11am at Wilmslow High

Tuesday's meet at Styal, main ground 7.30pm

New faces welcome


STYAL BEER FESTIVAL
Jun 4, 2011, 9:43 pm

Dont be deceived by the name, this is not just a beer festival. It's a music festival courtesy of Asa Caton's selection of bands for 2011, a sporting festival, (Wilmslow v Handforth pubs in the charity tug of war) and football and cricket tournaments, a local community event, a place for kids to come on saturday and enjoy the entertainments so family appeal and if all this is not enough you have Styal Mill; the jewel in the National Trust crown a short walk away. Having said that; having 50 Cheshire Brewed beers in one place is an undisputable world record and sure to bring the real ale enthusiasts down. Derbyshire brewed lager, a wide cider and perry selection, another legendary wine selection by Jo and Alan Haslam and a wide ranging food menu make this an event not to miss. Check us out at www.styalbeerfestival.co.uk and buy tickets early June via paypal at discounted price.

Styal FC,the pride of Cheshire looks forward to seeing last years crowd plus all the new converts. Buy tickets online or through ticket outlets to guarantee entry as we were forced to turn people away last year due to the numbers.

DONT MISS IT


Saturday 14 May Styal Res 4 Billinge Res 3
May 13, 2011, 3:41 pm

Poch's men finish off their season with 3 points against Billinge


Sat 7th May, Styal 1 Greehhalls 1; Styal 'A' 0 Baroni 2
May 8, 2011, 9:58 am

Sat 30th April Styal 1 Tarporley 1
May 1, 2011, 1:48 pm

Matt Toole opened the scoring midway through the first half only for Tarporley to square things before half time.

Next week sees the first 11's final home game of the season with a 3pm kick off. the 'A' team will also play their final game on the home ground kicking off early at 12.15am. Come down for a feast of football.


Sat 23rd April Garswood 1 Styal 1; Styal Res 3 Eagle Res 4; Baroni 1 Styal 'A' 2
Apr 24, 2011, 8:50 pm

Baroni 1 Styal 'A' 2

With the bare 11 players and Lee Taylor vacating his usual centre half berth to keep goal it was important Styal got off to a good start. Unfortunately they didnt. The first 10 minutes saw them looking lethargic all over the pitch and when a Baroni shot slipped through Taylor's fingers to give Baroni a lead things didnt look hopeful. However Styal's 11 all fought hard to get their individual games up to scratch and as the half went on the limited Baroni's forays forward and started to create good chances themselves, Fluery and Cummings in particular. However it was Zain Abassi making his first start who reacted more quickly than anyone in the Baroni penalty box to fire home a volley past the Baroni keeper on the half hour.

The second half saw Styal start better and they created some good chances which should have been finished. The winner came midway through the half when Abassi bent a tempting cross in from the left wing which beat everyone, flying straight into the top corner of the net. With Tom Allen and Stu Davies suffering knocks and without any subs to call on the last 20 minutes saw increasing pressure from Baroni. Styal's back 4 stood firm and Lee Taylor pulled off a number of good saves and dealt with all the crosses baroni threw in to make sure the points were in the bag for Styal. 

 


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