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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.



Match report – Cannock Town 1 – 13 Stonnall Juniors U12s

Sunday 20 September 2015

Cannock Town 1
Stonnall Juniors 13

Goals from Charlie 5, Mac 3, Ethan 2, Harry 1, Jacko 1, DJ 1
MOTM awarded by Pete Hatch to Charlie.

Well done to Charlie and Mac on your hatricks.
Congratulations to Jacko who came on with 20 to go played some great touches and got himself a goal for his new team.
Played some exciting and attractive football today lads, from training midweek and Saturday we took to the game today. Positions and awareness were much better along with more aggression and COMMUNICATION!
Players are starting to work well together in the thirds (def – mid – up front) recovery runs were there along with communicative cover.
One parent who can’t always come to watch our games came today – his comments were a credit to you all – he said he couldn’t believe how much you’ve progressed and was particularly pleased with your passing game and determination.
Well done lads let’s build on this performance.
Just one thing to remember – we must remember our positions and not all try and get on the score sheet; remember discipline!
Neil & Wayne

Match report – Cresswell Wanderers 3 – 3 Stonnall Juniors U12s

Sunday 13 September 2015

Cresswell Wanderers 3
Stonnall Juniors U12s 3

Goals from Mackenzie, Benno, DJ
MOTM: Ethan

End to end game from start to finish.
Great football played by both sides with very good defending from Cresswell.
Congratulations to Benno on scoring his first ever goal for his new team – well done Benno from all at Stonnall Juniors.
We played some very promising and attractive football lads which is pleasing as this is coming from the training ground, one thing we’re leaving at the training ground though is communication.
Last two games we have conceded 4 goals from lack of communication or assuming someone else is dealing with something they thought someone else was dealing with!
Strength is coming in midfield area – don’t forget positions lads and early recovery runs.
Fantastic game played at right wing back by Ethan truly deserved MOTM well done little Finbo!

Match report – Lane Head Bullets 2 – 2 Stonnall Juniors U12s

Sunday 06 September 2015

Lane Head Bullets 2
Stonnall Juniors U12s 2

Harry, Mackenzie
MOTM: everyone

Great game played in great spirit end to end action.
Had the pitch not been in such an awful condition this would’ve been a fantastic game of pass and move and inter link passages of play. It was evident you were trying to play as we have worked in training and that’s a credit to you all. Each one of you played a positive energetic role, very pleased with you lads.
Some great defending from the back three of Ethan, Tom, Harry along with some excellent saves from James – distribution and kicks where excellent.

Midfield with wingers showed strength, determination and creativity giving Mac his excellent ‘calm’ goal who also showed great strength in his individual battles. Jack, Wil, Zak, Benno all came on and played a great game to add where others had left off.

Very unlucky not to have 3 points but what a great game you played. This must be built on now!


Presentation Evening 2015

Hi all Parents & Players of Stonnall Juniors,
Our first annual player presentations evening was a fantastic occasion backed by equal support. As I said last night, this time last year there were two lads kicking a ball on a playing field, today that number is 34 players and that field is now the home of Stonnall Juniors FC. All of you have made this possible. On behalf of myself and SJFC committee, thankyou and here’s to many more social occasions.


Stonnall Phoenix U11s

Stonnall Phoenix U11s

Stonnall Stars U9s

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Sporting Stonnall U9s

Sporting Stonnall U9s

Stonnall Phoenix U11s

Stonnall Phoenix U11s

Stonnall Phoenix U11s – League winners

The hard work in training sessions and you wanting to do well and playing for each other is really paying off, please please please keep working hard.
Well done Pembo, Harry, Tom, Wil, DJ, Sedgy, Ethan, Charlie, Beza & Mac on winning your league on your first season.
On behalf of everyone at Stonnall Juniors FC we are very proud of you.
WJYFL Presentation - Sharon Sedgwick b

Staffs FA evening — Linesman’s course

Many thanks to Staffs FA and to Mike Mooney for kindly delivering the recent Club Linesman’s course to coaches, parents and players from the Stonnall Juniors teams.

Staffs FA and Stonnall Juniors FC

Club Chairman, Neil Richards said, “Thankyou to Staffs FA for kindly giving Stonnall Juniors FC this opportunity to talk with an official away from the pressure (and abuse) they sometimes face at pitchside. It’s part of our club ethos to acknowledge who controls our game and for those around that person to have respect and understanding, bolstered through the FA’s Respect campaign. Thanks also to Walsall Phoenix for the use of their club house. It is a great when two local clubs can work together to put forward what is important: the best for all our players.