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Sporting Stonnall U10s – November/December Report

A really positive two months for the team. We achieved our goal of winning two matches on a Sunday with the prize to take place in the New Year. Even better were the two clean sheets which are difficult to achieve in Youth football.

Sporting Stonnall U10s

Sporting Stonnall U10s

To compare to September we drew/won 20% of our matches in November/December that percentage had risen to 40%. That is a really positive achievement. Let’s aim for 50% in January.

November at Leamore was an excellent effort from the players and we had several comments from fellow coaches, spectators and referees about how much the team had improved and their never give up attitude to matches win, lose or draw.

We have had new players: Arthur and Harry and both had added something extra to the team in terms of defence and attack.

As always I am proud of all the players particularly the numbers who turn up for training either on a Tuesday or a Saturday. Even more so those who can make it on both days. The level of commitment has been superb and I want the boys to understand that you need to put effort into anything in life to achieve your goals.

As a team we need to keep working on our defence and making sure we press quickly as well as attacking with pace and continuing to create and take our chances. We are on the right path.

Finally great to see the boys have such a good time at the Christmas social. Their behaviour was excellent and this is an important part of being a team learning to get on with people. Thanks again to Janet and Jim for organising the event.

An extra special thanks to Jim for stepping up as an extra coach, organising man of the match and being a sounding board for ideas.

Your continued support as parents is always appreciated in the cold, rain and wind.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in January.

Never Give Up


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.

November round-up – Stonnall Juniors U10s

At last - a team photo!

At last – a team photo!

Stonnall Juniors U10s at their team Coerver session.

Stonnall Juniors U10s at their team Coerver session.

November started with our semi-final: in the words of one spectator, “if the game had been decided on possession in the other team’s half, you’d have won by half time“. While our dozen shots on goal showed great attacking intent, it was our decision not to recover back which allowed our opponents to score twice. The second of these counter attacks was in the last few seconds of normal time and allowed our opposition to equalise to make it 2-2. After a total of twenty penalties, we narrowly lost out. But penalties aside, the result showed that we need to work more on our recovery runs if we are to reach a final. Well done Jude for saving five of the penalties.

SJ10s November 2015 hat trick

Rain in November meant that our fixtures were cancelled for two consecutive weeks at Silverdale although we made up for this with another futsal tournament. Jude got on the scoresheet and proved that goalkeepers always need to be alert – the opposition’s goalkeeper certainly wasn’t expecting our goalkeeper to shoot and score! As a team, we also took the opportunity to attend a Coerver team session this month in addition to those players who practice with Coerver regularly.

Great news this month is that we welcome Aidan into our team. Aidan scored in his first futsal game with a well executed volley from a Joseph cross. His first Sunday appearance saw him get two assists in his first match and a brace of goals in his second. Josh also earned another match ball with hat trick, his third goal from distance capping off a fine display. Elliot has once more been very consistent and has played with intelligence at the back and Jack has impressed this month, continuing to improve both in his game understanding and with his ability to concentrate.

Our topics for the month were Finishing before we worked on Support and Movement. The latter topic really shone through in our two games against Wyrley Lasers and Bustleholme Villains.

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

Sporting Stonnall U10s – October Review


Sporting Stonnall U10s - October 2015

Sporting Stonnall U10s – October 2015

Another win and a draw in our matches in October along with positive performances in our other matches have seen Sporting Stonnall continue to make progress. We are starting to develop a number of different styles of football in addition to improving our short passing, possession based game. Another positive aspect of our attacking play is that we have created more chances this month than last. In fact we scored 4 goals this month in comparison to 3 in September from less matches.

The lads have worked hard in training on Tuesdays and Saturdays to develop their skills as well as their all round understanding of roles and responsibilities within the team. As always this has to be supported by a positive attitude to the team and one of the most pleasing aspects of October has been the camaraderie of the players. They always support each other whatever the result. I have set the team a challenging target for November to win 3 matches. It should be a good experience attempting to achieve this.

Thanks as always to parents and families for their support we really appreciate your efforts.

Never Give Up