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Happy days
Oct 19, 2013, 5:28 pm

Great to see all 3 teams winning today for the first time this season!

The first progress in the cup after winning 3-2 at Poynton whilst the reserves beat Garswood at home as they start their cup ambitions.

The goal machine Gareth Metcalfe makes it 8 goals in 3 games as the 'A' team rack up a 5-2 win at home


Stan Phythian
Sep 11, 2013, 4:40 pm

The funeral is 1.30pm at St Chads Church in Handforth on Friday 20th September. Donations are to a cancer charity--details available in the church. After the service we understand mourners will be welcome at Styal Mill.

11/9/13 It is with great sadness that Styal FC learned that Stan Phythian had passed away earlier today.

Stan was a great servant to Styal FC as a former chairman and 1st team manager. Not only that, he was a hugely popular character and anyone that met Stan would remember his warmth and friendliness.

We will post details here when known about any funeral arrangements.

Our thoughts and sympathies go to Stan's family


TRAINING
Sep 10, 2013, 9:37 am

Updated 10/9/13

Training is every Wednesday night 7.30pm meet and 9pm finish at Linotype Sports Ground, Norbreck Avenue, Cheadle  SK8 2ET


UPDATED TRAINING SCHEDULE AT 30/7/13
Jul 30, 2013, 10:00 am

TRAINING 6.45pm MEET AT STYAL TUESDAY 30th JULY

Preseason fixtures arranged Thursday 1st August and Saturday 3rd August

TRAINING 6.45pm MEET AT STYAL TUESDAY 6th AUGUST

NEW PLAYERS VERY WELCOME.

Contact Sam Cawthra 07824 995190, Dave Oates 07957 596127, Lee Taylor 07904 113733 for any info

 


TRAINING
Jul 2, 2013, 7:37 pm

New Players welcome--Meet at Styal FC Altrincham Rd, Styal at 6.45pm. Bring trainers and boots

Wednesday 10th July


STYAL BEER FESTIVAL 12 and 13th July
May 22, 2013, 5:25 pm

This year is Styal FC's 5th annual beer festival. The event goes from strength to strength and if you haven't been before go onto the website and book your tickets for this year, there is something for everyone! Here are 10 good reasons to book your wristband for entry early:

The live bands in the music line up have been carefully selected again so the entertainment both days should be worth seeing and a really good mix.

A wide range of kids entertainments, rides and plenty of space on the field for them to play

Quality food with vegetarian options.

The magical wit and banter of resident DJ Graham Clough

Yet again,we will have even more cover this year to protect you from the sun (we hope).

The tug of war challenge both days

A wide choice of cider, perry, wine and lager

Oh, and if you want to know why there is getting on towards 30 microbreweries in Cheshire, come and taste some of the variety for yourself from the 60 wide ranging beer options we will have available.

And, please support the raffle in aid of local hospice charities in the same way you have done in previous years.

AND--Tickets are selling fast. If we get full on the night we will turn people away. We hate doing this and please save us the hassle and you the risk by buying on paypal or through one of the many ticket outlets listed on the beer festival website.

STYAL FC looks forward to welcoming you! http://www.styalbeerfestival.co.uk/Tickets/tickets.html 


Sat 18th May Styal Res 2 Eagle Res 2
May 18, 2013, 8:39 pm

Congratulations to Rick Harrison and the reserve team for clinching the runners up spot in the league after todays game against rivals Eagle.


Sat 4th May Styal Res 2 Whaley Bridge Res 2; Northenden Vics 0 Styal 'A' 0
May 4, 2013, 7:23 pm

Norhenden Vics 0 Styal 'A' 0

A game of blood, grit and raw effort saw the determined Styal warriors pitted against the physically strong Northenden Vics, who sported a forward line of hefty bruising forwards all with the looks of seasoned heavyweight boxers and the shooting prowess of the Spanish Armada in thick fog. The referee (Graham Anderson), a sprightly and nimble figure manoeuvred his way around the action as if on roller skates as the dust rose as the frantic battle ensued with legs and arms flailing. The pitch was surrounded by Styal’s sizeable travelling contingent on the West side and Northenden’s entourage on the windward side mopping the dust from their eyes in the sunlight as they sensed an early goal.

Styal’s reorganised back 4 saw another appearance by long-time favourite Sim Cook. Despite the years taking their toll on body and looks his organisational skills set the defensive battlelines. The tactics, worked well as he gave the freedom to young Matt Coffey to display his tattoos to amuse the oncoming Northenden forwards destroying their rhythm and causing them to shoot wildly and nowhere near Styal’s goal. The Armada went to the long ball game. When the tattoo tactics failed to work, goalkeeper and local PC Matt Purvis fresh from arresting local TV stars arrived off his line in a timely fashion to thwart each attack and fix it for Styal. The battle continued to rage and in other areas of the pitch Styal came to life. Matt West was like a battering ram as he picked up the ball on the halfway line and Nick Wright, much quicker after his recent slimming world experience was a lively influence constantly irritating the Northenden left full back as he ran in behind, sometimes with the ball even, crossing clinically across the penalty area as the rest of his colleagues arrived a bit later than he expected; gasping for breath, before running back in the other direction.

Despite a scare when Northenden hit the post with a header it was Styal who finished the half with the best chance as Matt West worried the corner flag with an opportunity he had created for himself. The home ground divots pushed the ball as he was shooting towards a wide open goal.

The blood and thunder of the first half was followed by even more huffing and puffing from the Northenden team as they sought some second half plunder. Styal re-organised, Gareth Metcalfe moved across into the centre of the midfield to shore things up and between moves massage the legs of the essential, yet worn out Matt Cook; an inferior looking specimen to brother Sim. Adam Houldsworth pressed the mobile Vics midfielders like a man possessed and always threatened the areas somewhere near to the region of the goal, whilst on the other side the undersized Daine McCormick and even smaller Darren Fluery snapped away at legs and occasionally leapt to make waist high headers. Stuart Maddocks was composure itself, drifting in and out of tackles with the ball on occassions and caressing left foot passes down the lines giving the Styal forward’s the chance to create more and more opportunities to put their heads in their hands.

Styal’s chances were numerous and always squandered. Despite the marvellous endeavour and build up play, a divot, a threepenny bit head, a shot rifled off the shin or the large bottom of an opposition player made it impossible to score. The excitement was electric though. Both sides were undaunted by their inabilities infront of goal. Northenden who had the luxury of a substitute less than 50 years old that they could use, brought off their main threat. His long and tumultuous argument with his manager on the basis that he would have scored eventually faded into the afternoon as Northenden brought on another boxer with dubious feet. Despite everything, even in this game there was one special moment anyone there will not forget... A goalmouth incident, bodies everywhere and shots blocked by Styal legs. A Northenden forward shoots low and hard into the empty net;.. or so everyone thought. From nowhere and getting down in a way reminiscent of Gordon Banks in 1970 when he saved from Pele; this was Matt Purvis and the right arm of the law at it’s best, parrying the cannonball shot away at least 50 metres. This finally destroyed Northenden’s belief that they could score. Even having worn away at Sim Cook’s rigid rearguard, here was a final and unbreachable defence.

The thrashing action continued until the last moment, end to end action, a glorious spectacle, bright honest endeavour and not a goal in sight.

Northenden will go into their final 2 games hoping to make the runners up spot in the league. Styal’s final game of the season has finished in the way they have been all season. A gutsy performance by a group of players who have played for each other and given it everything.


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