Saturday Mornings 10:00-11:30
Bishops Cleeve Sports Field.
Subs: £1.00 per training session – £2.00 per match
Dec 3rd – League – Cleeve Colts 2 – 0 Rodborough (Belle & Izzi) – Player of the Match – Ellie D
Squad: Bella, Izzy, Freya, Meg, Belle, Izzi, Emilia, Lauren, Morgan, Emily D, Ellie D, Ellie J, Georgia
This was the last league game before the Christmas break and exactly half way through the season and we were at home to Rodborough, who we had some very good games against last year. Similar to last week we got off to a slow start and although playing some nice football at times we struggled to create too many chances against a solid and very well drilled Rodborough back line. We were being caught offside on numerous occasions with their defence playing a high line and our strikers struggling to time their runs. Finally, on 21 mins Georgia found some space on the right hand side and put a nice ball into the middle for Belle to control and finish superbly into the bottom corner. We started to create a few more chances but Rodborough had their fair share with Bella pulling off a couple of good saves…..1-0 at half time. In the 2nd half we started to get to grips with the offside trap and created numerous chances but the defence and goalkeeper stood firm until on 47 mins Izzi hit a lovely shot from the edge of the area into the top corner. We could off and should off scored more but we missed a penalty and a couple of other chances late on due to Rodborough getting tired as they played with only 11 players……great credit to them they battled to the end. That is halfway through the league season and we have a 100% record so well done to you all.
Nov 26th – League – Gloucester City 0 – 3 Cleeve Colts (Belle, Izzi, Ellie D) – Player of the Match – Belle
Squad: Bella, Charlie, Izzy, Ellie J, Meg, Keeley, Izzi, Belle, Emily D, Freya, Sandra, Ellie D, Emilia, Emily C, Lauren
An unusual afternoon kick off this week as we were away to Gloucester City in our penultimate league game before the Christmas break and it proved a tough game against a very well organised Gloucester City team. The first half proved to be frustrating with some nice football being played and many crosses going into their box but a combination of excellent goalkeeping and good defending kept it to 0-0 at half time. The second half was only 1 minute in and we managed to get an important goal with a left footed finish into the corner from Izzi. That seemed to settle us down and we played some lovely passing football after that with an accurate through ball from Meg setting Belle through on goal and she smashed it into the top of the net on 44 mins. We continued to dominate the play and on 54 mins Ellie D scored her first goal of the season with another good finish into the corner……3-0 was the final score. Gloucester made it very difficult for us today and they battled all the way to the end so credit to them.
Nov 19th – League – Cleeve Colts 5 – 0 Abbeymead Rovers (Belle 5 & Freya) – Player of the Match – Bella
Squad: Izzi, Freya, Emily D, Belle, Meg, Ellie J, Bella, Georgia, Morgan, Emilia, Jemma, Ellie D
Following a friendly last week with Evesham Under 16’s we were back in league action at home to 2nd place side Abbeymead Rovers and this proved to be a very entertaining game. Abbeymead had been scoring for fun this season so we knew we had to be solid at the back today and that proved the difference between the two sides. After a tight first 10 minutes, Belle made it 1-0 with a cool left footed finish into the bottom corner. We played some nice football and created a few more chances before half time but could not extend our lead, Abbeymead had their fair share off the ball but the defence and Bella were up to anything that was thrown at them. Going into the 2nd half 1-0 up and we needed to get an early goal and that was exactly what we got with a nice through ball from Freya and Belle ran on and finished well. Three minutes later and we were 3-0 up with a similar goal but this time it was a through ball from Izzi for Belle to complete her hat trick. Belle made it 4-0 on 46 minutes and Freya got a deserved goal 2 minutes from the end to complete the scoring and make the final score 5-0. This was a great result and performance, especially pleasing that we kept a clean sheet and credit should go to Ellie, Meg, Morgan, Emilia and Emily D for keeping it tight and a very assured performance from Bella in goal. Good result girls….
Nov 5th – League – Highnam 1 – 5 Cleeve Colts (Freya 3, Sandra & Belle) – Player of the Match – Sandra
Squad: Bella, Ellie J, Izzy, Morgan, Meg, Emily D, Izzi, Belle, Georgia, Sandra, Freya, Charlie, Keeley, Emily C
After the break for half term we were back in league action away to Highnam, this is always a very tough game against a very good team. This game did not prove any different although it was helped with a great start with a superb through ball from Izzi that set Sandra on her way and she coolly finished to make it 1-0 after just 1 minute. The next 15-20 mins were very tight and both sides created chances with Izzi hitting the cross bar and the Highnam goalkeeper making couple of good saves from one on one situations, then came the save of the match from Bella as the Highnam striker hit a great shot that looked like it would nestle in the back of the net when Bella managed to tip it on to the crossbar and the ball went over. On 32 minutes, Freya made it 2-0 with a good poachers goal and that was the score at half time. We needed to come out fast in the second half and that is what the girls did with a goal within the first minute from Freya again being in the right place at the right time to finish nicely. 3 minutes later and Freya had got her hat trick, anticipating where the ball might end up and being sharp enough to finish again and it was 4-0. Highnam carried on battling and got a deserved goal with a cool fish after rounding Bella, giving Bella no chance. This excellent performance was rightly capped off with a good through ball from Ellie and Belle also rounded the goalkeeper to finish, Belle had been excellent all match. This was another strong team performance from Bella in goal, defence were solid all match and the midfield and attack creating chances. Well done girls.
Oct 15th – League – Cleeve Colts 3 – 1 Ashton Keynes (Belle 2 & Sandra) – Player of the Match – Belle
Squad: Izzy, Jemma, Freya, Sandra, Bella, Keeley, Meg, Belle, Ellie J, Emily D, Charlie, Morgan, Izzi, Georgia
Our second home game of the season was against Ashton Keynes who had some mixed results up to now and we did not know what to expect. We started a bit slowly and AK put us under some good pressure battling hard in midfield and holding firm at the back. After 18 minutes AK took the lead with a good strike that Bella got a hand too but could not keep it out. This was the first time we had gone behind this season and it would be interesting to see how we reacted. We started to come into the game a bit more and we finally got the equaliser with a great strike into the top corner from Belle after 27 mins. Right on half time Belle put us in front with a right footed shot that gave the goalkeeper no chance. We had not played well first half but I think the credit should go to AK who out battled us and played some nice football and did not really deserve to go into the break losing. We needed to get off to a better start in the second half and we did, creating a few chances that their goalkeeper was equal too. After 58 mins, Freya hassled their defender into a mistake and Freya crossed for Sandra to slide home to make it 3-1. There was chances at both ends in the last 10 minutes but the score stayed the same. I understand from AK coach that they have gained a few new players and I thought they gave us the toughest game so far and their two centre backs were excellent throughout….well done Ashton Keynes.
Oct 8th – League – Cheltenham Town Ladies 1 – 4 Cleeve Colts (Freya 2, Belle & Sandra) – Player of the Match – Sandra
Squad: Bella, Emily C, Izzy, Morgan, Meg, Ellie D, Izzi, Belle, Jemma, Sandra, Freya, Keeley, Ellie J, Emilia, Georgia
After a week off, we headed to Cheltenham Civil Service in bright sunshine on a great pitch against Cheltenham Town who were also unbeaten after two games so a 100% record had to go. We knew this would be a competitive game and we needed to start well which is exactly what we did with some excellent passing and movement in the first 10 minutes. Freya was extremely unlucky not to put us 1-0 up with a great move culminating in Freya’s strike crashing off the bar although it was not long before we took the lead with a good finish from Belle on 7 minutes. We continued to dominate and CT’s goalie made a few good saves before they started to come into the game and our defence had to stand firm along with Bella making a good save. We went in 1-0 up at half time! The first goal in the second half was going to be crucial and we got it with a lovely through ball from Belle that found Freya and she cooly slotted into the bottom corner on 42 minutes. Only two minutes later and we made it three with nearly an identical goal with Izzi sliding the ball through to Freya who found the same corner for her second of the match. Cheltenham continued to battle hard and they got a goal back with a good strike that Bella could not keep out. We wren still creating the better chances and Sandra made it 4-1 with another good finish into the bottom corner giving the goalie no chance. This was another excellent performance from the whole squad with Izzi and Belle having great games in the middle of the park.
Sept 24th – League – Cleeve Colts 9 v 0 Dursley Town (Belle 3, Freya 3 & Sandra 3) – Player of the Match – Morgan
Squad: Izzy, Meg, Freya, Belle, Charlie, Morgan, Emily C, Emily D, Izzi, Sandra, Ellie J, Keeley, Ellie D
Our first home league match of the season was against Dursley and we had 13 girls available this week. We very much carried on where we left off last week with some great football being played throughout the team and we went ahead after only 3 minutes with a goal from Belle who made it 2-0 after 10 minutes with a lethal finish into the top corner giving their keeper no chance. Sandra got on the scoresheet after 13 and Freya did the same with 20 minutes gone and we made it 5-0 at halftime with another goal from Sandra after racing through and finishing well. The second half was a bit more timid but Freya got her first hat trick of the season with 2 goals on 44 mins and 64 mins, that was followed by Sandra completing hers on 68 and Belle making it three hat tricks in one match with the final goal of the game just before the final whistle. Again the goal scorers will get all the plaudits but this was another great team effort with excellent performances from Izzi and Emily D in midfield and the whole defence being solid giving their strikers very little opportunities. Ellie made a great save to tip a shot onto the cross bar. Dursley battled all the way to the end and deserve a lot of credit for their efforts as this was their first game of the season with a new squad and their goalkeeper was excellent throughout.
Sept 17th – League – Forest of Dean 0 v 8 Cleeve Colts (Belle 4, Freya 2, Izzi & Sandra) – Player of the Match – Belle
Squad: Charlie, Jemma, Sandra, Ellie J, Bella, Georgia, Belle, Meg, Freya, Emilia, Emily C, Keeley, Morgan, Izzi, Izzy
First league game of the season and we were away to the Forest of Dean on an excellent pitch at Ellwood FC. We took a squad of 15 girls and this was an excellent team effort from all the players. FOD gave use two very competitive matches last year but I think we caught them cold this season as they had not played any pre season friendlies so were a little bit rusty at this stage of the season. We were very good though and after dominating the first few exchanges, Belle got us in front with a good finish. A combination of good saves and sloppy finishing kept it at 1-0 until the 26th minute when Belle got her second and this was followed shortly after with Freya’s first with a great ball through and a finish into the top corner. Belle made it 4-0 at half time after collecting there goal kick from their goalie and coolly finishing in the bottom corner. The second half was similar and Izzi got on the scoresheet with a good left foot finish, Freya made it 6 on 62 minutes and was followed by Belle’s 4th on 65 and Sandra scored on her debut on 68 minutes to make the final score 8-0. The defence had a very solid look about it and the midfield were dominant. Good start girls!!
Sept 3rd – Friendly – Cleeve Colts 9 v 0 Gloucester City
Squad: Bella, Izzy, Emily C, Emilia, Meg, Emily D, Jemma, Georgia, Morgan, Freya, Izzi, Belle, Keeley, Ellie D
As there was no league game this week we managed to arrange a home friendly against Gloucester City, we were lucky enough to play on Bishops Cleeve FC first team pitch which was a bonus for the parents as they had a stand to protect themselves from the rain! It was a good game and a ideal run out for both teams where the scoreline was irrelevant, just a chance for the girls to blow the cobwebs away before the season starts.
FIXTURES / RESULTS
|Sun 17 Sep 2017||10:30||Forest of Dean U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Ellwood FC, GL16 7LZ||W 0-8|
|Sun 24 Sep 2017||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Dursley Town U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ||W 9-0|
|Sun 08 Oct 2017||11:00||Cheltenham Town Ladies U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Cheltenham Civil Service, GL51 9SL|
|Sun 15 Oct 2017||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Ashton Keynes U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 05 Nov 2017||10:30||FC Highnam U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Taynton/Tibberton Village Hall, GL19 3AN|
|Sun 19 Nov 2017||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Abbeymead Rovers U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 26 Nov 2017||14:00||Gloucester City U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Tuffley Park, GL1 5NS|
|Sun 03 Dec 2017||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Rodborough Youth U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 18 Feb 2018||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Forest of Dean U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 25 Feb 2018||10:30||Dursley Town U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Memorial Recreation Ground, GL11 4BJ|
|Sun 11 Mar 2018||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Cheltenham Town Ladies U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 18 Mar 2018||00:00||Ashton Keynes U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||High Road, Ashton Keynes SN6 6NX|
|Sun 25 Mar 2018||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||FC Highnam U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 08 Apr 2018||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Gloucester City U14||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 15 Apr 2018||10:30||Rodborough Youth U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Rodborough Community Hall, GL5 3TZ|
|Sun 22 Apr 2018||11:00||Abbeymead Rovers U14||Bishops Cleeve Colts U14||Abbeymead, GL4 4BL|
Fixtures subject to change.
If unsure please check on the FA Full Time site.