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Competition: Spring Cup

Date:               3rd April 2016

Centre:            Aldridge Airport

K/O:                10.00am

Stonnall Phoenix 1:2 Wyrley Juniors Panthers

 A closely fought cup match saw Stonnall narrowly beaten by Wyrley.

The match, which was excellently refereed throughout, started with both teams enjoying attacking possession whilst defending solidly. This was exemplified after 12 mins when a looping shot from a Wyrley forward was acrobatically hooked off the line by Sedgy.

 The resulting corner, however, was played in low to the six yard box and was met first by a Wyrley player who poked home for 1:0

 The opposition were now enjoying quality pressure whilst Stonnall Phoenix were playing mainly on the break. One of these breaks had Squiggy make a left wing run and put in a quality ball across the area which Mac was inches away from getting an outstretched boot on. Benno then came on and immediately caused problems for the Wyrley defence with his characteristically bustling runs.

The Phoenix defence of Sedgy, Zac and Harry was well disciplined and with Pembo’s good handling and particularly a spectacular save, the opposition found it difficult to add to their advantage whilst on top.

In the second half,  Stonnall had greater possession and Mac, who had dropped back to a forward midfield role, was holding and linking up play very well. Following a few half chances for Stonnall, Wyrley gained possession in midfield and their forward ran through and shot from distance. The ball unluckily crept over the line to make the score 2:0.

 The Phoenix lads’ heads never went down and they continued to play attractive flowing football which was finally rewarded with two minutes left when a ball into the opposition box was flicked on by Squiggy and Mac shot past the goalkeeper for a well deserved goal to make the final score 2:1 to Wyrley Juniors Panthers.

There are many positives to take from this game as the lads competed equally for much of the match with a team from Div 1 and we look forward to the next match in the Spring Cup.

Report by Pete H.



Message from the Manager

MOTM was awarded to Charlie by Wyrley Panthers manager.

The result doesn’t show the true picture of the game, with respect to Wyrley Panthers we were very unlucky to come out of this game with anything less than a draw.

Apart from the last 10 minutes of the first half it wasn’t evident of the difference in leagues. The second half saw us very evenly matched creating a number of good chances and equally defended well.

More great positives from a narrow defeat – in training this week we did a thorough heading exercise – in today’s game we competed in the air and won a majority of the balls with a name on it!! Several weeks ago we wouldn’t have done this.

We also played with several players out of position or tried another position. Well done to those lads, by doing this you will gain the vision/challenges of those who play there regularly.

Tempo was up today from previous games, continuation of what we are doing will pay dividends, regardless of the score these cup games are also being used by myself and Wayne as measurement of where we are and what’s needed for next season. Much more of the same will be fine!

Well done lads.
Neil & Wayne
Captain’s comment
For some parts of the game we were in full control, we created some good chances and defended well when we had to. What we did in training with the headers we did in the game with screaming our name like we’d been asked to do.

The result wasn’t fair because we played as good as Wyrley all game.

Head up Pembo you hardly make a mistake, today you made some great saves again.
Well done Harry, Squiggy and Mac for playing in other positions.



U12s match report: Cresswell Wanderers 0 Stonnall Juniors 1

Cresswell Wanderers 0 Stonnall Juniors 1 (Charlie)
MOTM – this was a difficult award to give to anyone, after much thought of the game I have decided to give it to the the three lads who did exactly what they worked on in training, our defenders on the day Ethan, Tom and Zak. Well done lads due to your hard work, communication and positional awareness James had one save to make.
This was a good game of football played well by both teams. With respect to Cresswell I think we deserved the result with a late goal from Charlie.
We battled hard and created great chances, Squiggy and DJ made endless recovery runs and doubled up with their wing backs.
Well done lads on another great result.
See you Saturday at Oak Park Leisure Ctr 10 till 12
Neil & Wayne

U12s match report: Stonnall Juniors 8 Cannock Town 1

Stonnall Juniors 8 Cannock Town 1
Goals from Charlie 4, Ethan 2, Ash 2
MOTM awarded to Charlie – well done Charlie on very good determined performance with four goals to show for it.

Firstly, thank you to Cannock Town parents/supporters who were very supportive towards both teams, the last meeting we ran out 13-1 winners, well done to Cannock on the progress they have made.
Well done lads on another well deserved result, everyone played well and did a great job.
Remember left/right side midfield you must track back to help your left/right back players make their recovery runs. Defence starts with the striker – press and restrict early.
Lads if we make a mistake no one player is to blame, no one is to blame, it’s part of learning.
If you can take anything from a mistake, take the vision from it and try and see things differently next time you’re in that situation.
Well done boys – proud of you!

U12s Match report: Stonnall Juniors 3 – 3 Brownhills Community Colts

Stonnall Juniors 3 goals from Sedgy, Charlie, DJ
Brownhills Community Colts 3

MOTM awarded to DJ – well done DJ great work when you came and a great finish to get on the score sheet.
Firstly I would like to give credit to the referee who was absolutely tremendous. He managed the game superbly (and some parents) he spoke to the players throughout the game – even speaking to them by name, this was a true spectacle of what’s required from a referee. Maybe the wjyl need to use this ref as mentor for others!
This was a game of events. Each of which are part of learning.

From going a goal down we showed great character and got the equaliser from Sedgy, from then on we dominated the game and went 2-1 up with another wonder strike from Charlie. With credit to Brownhills they didn’t give up against the run of play and equalised 2-2.

Again we ventured in front with neat cross from Benno for little DJ to come flying in with a cracking volley 3-2.
Again we dominated and came close on a number of chances, with a few minutes to go Brownhills won a free kick just outside of our box – great free kick fell under the bar 3-3.

This was a great game of football and with respect to the young Brownhills lads they battled well and all shook hands in the middle afterwards. One vocal parent thought it fair to shout that Stonnall had dropped two point’s – RESPECT and CODE OF CONDUCT comes to mind!! Few things to discuss at training on Saturday lads but well done to you all.

Stonnall parents please note; Although Gaynor kindly carries out the paperwork duties for each and every game she does not pick the team, or have any say in it whatsoever, nor do any parents. If anyone has any issues with the selection made or the pitch time of any individuals please speak to me not question Gaynor.

FOR FUTURE GAMES CAN ALL SUBSTITUTES PLEASE STAND BEHIND THE RESPECT BARRIER WITH CLUB JACKET ON AND VIEW THE GAME, NOT SPEND TIME OUT OF SITE KICKING FOOTBALLS AROUND. Over the last several weeks we have lost or had stolen from games 5 footballs. Lads please put your footballs in your bags for safe keeping.

Thanks for continued support its greatly appreciated.

See you Saturday 10am
Neil & Wayne

U12s Match Report: Stonnall Juniors 4 – 1 Great Barr Harriers

Stonnall Juniors 4 – 1 Great Barr Harriers
Goals: Ash 1, DJ 1, Benno 2
MOTM awarded to Zak, well done Zak a great performance at LWB constantly talking and supporting the players around you.
With respect to Great Barr Harriers this was a well deserved win against a team who always give us a game.
Windy conditions made it a true game of two halves, to go in at half time 1 up was a real bonus against the wind.
4 well worked goals, two Christmas crackers from DJ & Benno and another well worked goal between Zak, Charlie and Ash gave us another 3 points, to be at this stage in the league at roughly half way is fantastic, the hard work is down to you lads, since going up a league you have worked tremendously hard and shown great team spirit It’s like you’ve played together for many years.
On behalf of all your parents and supporters “we are very proud of you.”
Our next scheduled training session is on 9th Jan with our first league game the following day – if anyone wants do any training before then please text me, numbers available we may have some fun!
Have a great Christmas enjoy the break you thoroughly deserve it.
Neil & Wayne

U12s Match report: Stonnall Juniors 2 – 0 FC Perton Hammers

Stonnall Juniors 2 – 0 FC Perton Hammers
Goals from Ash, Ben
MOTM was awarded by Bens Grandad to Ash

This was probably the best performance as a team since early last season. Everything we talked about and have covered in training over the last several weeks was displayed, with respect to FC Perton Hammers the result of only 2-0 didn’t show the true picture of the performance. Some great play down the left side with Charlie, Ash, Mac and Harry combining with intricate one touch football showed a threat, with continued pressure Ash moved off his marker and with Harry playing a sublime little through ball Ash finished for 1-0, this was the best team goal we have scored to date.
Chances continued to come with more great combination play from all parts of the pitch, Charlie hit the bar and almost knocked the goals over with a tremendous strike (sure it bounced over the line!) Defence supported each other and responded to the midfield players to with support and endless communication. Mac tracked back brilliantly at times to make tap tackles, with Bens strength in the box and almost having his shirt ripped off he nodded in to make it 2-0.
Extremely pleasing performance from every player in every position – this is your bench mark now lads.
Thank you to the parents of Stonnall Juniors who continue to show support and respect to both teams and the young officials.
See you Saturday
Neil & Wayne

Tipton FC 0 – 1 Stonnall Juniors

Tipton FC 0 – 1 Stonnall Juniors
Goals: Ben
MOTM awarded to Ethan
Well done Ethan on a solid display at right wing back against a player who was quick and much bigger. Although Ethan didn’t match him for size he matched him for speed and out shone him with technical ability.
A good result lads against a team who give very little away, we didn’t seem to play as we normally do but that’s football! A calm finish from Ben to give us the points, we created more chances, more of a gamble and reaction in the 6 yard box may have given us a few more goals.
Few things to remember:
Positions – when making recovery runs think of your own position first.
Vision/awareness make sure the checks are made.
Primary cover runs – have a think about this and we’ll discuss more on Saturday.
Another good result lads – keep working hard.
See you Saturday 10 till 12.

U12s Match report: Stonnall Juniors 5 – 0 Mahal

Stonnall Juniors U12s 5 – 0 Mahal
Goals from Tom, Mac, Charlie, Ash, DJ

MOTM awarded by Mick (Ashley’s uncle) to Zak, well done Zak on a positive performance at left wing back, giving continuous support both physically and verbally to the players around you.
Another good and solid performance against a decent side who gave us a close game last time out, this shows the progress you’ve made as individuals and collectively as a team.
Well done Tom on a great header from a corner – a true centre half’s goal!
Defence worked well with midfield all through the game, remember the checks lads – a couple of players would’ve helped themselves greatly if they’d made them early on.
Second half saw some great link up/combination play between 4/5 players ending with a good chance on goal.
Well done lads please keep working hard – the training programme is really starting to work now.
Well done to Mahal for their continued efforts during the game – best wishes for the rest of your season.
Don’t forget lads with the weather now being more unsettled training as changed to 10am – 12, please be there ready to start training at 10am!
See you Saturday
Neil & Wayne.
PS Someone bring the sweets!!

U12s match report: Stonnall Juniors 6 – 1 FC Perton Hammers

Stonnall Juniors 6 – 1 FC Perton Hammers
Goals from Charlie (3), Benno 1, Ash 1, Mac 1.
MOTM awarded by Nick Crossman to Charlie.
Well done lads really entertaining performance all over the pitch.
From a slow build up you played with good tempo, it was good to see the tracking back by the left/right midfield players to work with your left/right defenders win the ball and break quickly.
Midfield positions where better when we occasionally lost possession.
Remember lads what you give in training you will take to your Sunday games.
Well done Charlie on another hatrick with a fantastic free kick from the centre circle.
Well done Sedgy on another aggressive performance (our chats are working Sedgy!) Let’s keep these kind of performances going now lads – build on it.
See you Saturday 0930 – 1200
Who’s bringing the bags of sweets this week? I bought them last week!
Neil & Wayne

U12s Match report: Presidents Cup Round 2

Bustleholme 1 – 1 Stonnall Juniors (after extra time)
Bustleholme win 9-8 on penalties
Goal scored by Charlie
MOTM awarded by myself to Jamie ‘Sedgy’ well done Sedgy you took on board what we have been talking about it made a big difference to the team.
Great game!
End to end football for 75 minutes with chances to wrap it up early on, we went to penalties for the first time since becoming Stonnall Juniors.
Charlie came on for Jacko who took an early knock and put us 1 up straight away, with a little mix up on the edge of our box it was 1-1.
Maybe the ref needed to be stronger with the amount of fouls committed against us – it wasn’t until the 9th foul that the ref took action.
We lost 3 players due to injury and illness during the game but what made it enjoyable was both sets of parents supporting and applauding both their team and the opposition, that’s how football should be.
Lads, remember the recovery runs and defend the space early when we loose position.
Thoroughly enjoyed this game – “Thank you” Bustleholme for your hospitality and concerns regarding our player who was taken ill and had to cared for pitch side.
See you Saturday 9.30 for training.
Neil & Wayne