29th Aug – Friendly – Home – Cleeve Colts 12 – 0 Gloucester City (Leonie 10, Ella & Georgia)
Squad: Bella, Morgan, Chelsea, Izzy, Hannah, Ella, Izzi, Emily D, Jemma, Leonie, Georgia, Charlotte
First game back after the summer break and the girls seemed glad to be back (I am sure the sunny evening helped), both us and Gloucester City were missing a number of players but it was good to get a friendly arranged and get back on the pitch. We had a couple of new girls playing for the first time and both played very well on their debuts…..well done Ella & Charlotte. There was nice football played and I am sure there is a bit to work on as well, but all in all a good performance and a big thanks to Gloucester for coming over a giving us a game.
1st Sept – Friendly – Home – Cleeve Colts 11 – 2 Tower Hill (Leonie 6, Belle 4 & Izzi)
Squad: Izzy, Meg, Leonie, Morgan, Chelsea, Georgia, Hannah, Grace, Amy, Izzi, Belle, Jess, Jemma, Ella
Another pre-season friendly and it was good to welcome Tower Hill from Oxford who we have played on a few occasions. We were lucky enough to be able to play on Bishops Cleeve FC first team pitch and the girls enjoyed the experience. We made heavy weather of the first half and it was a scrappy 40 mins although we went in 4-2 up. The 2nd half was a distinct improvement and we played some much better football and ran out 11-2 winners although Tower Hill only had the bear 11 and they got tired on the big pitch as well as missing some of their key players.
9th Sept – Friendly – Home – Cleeve Colts 15 – 0 Ledbury Swifts (Leonie 9, Belle 5 & Izzi)
Squad: Amy, Ella, Izzy, Leonie, Hannah, Morgan, Grace, Izzi, Charlie, Belle, Meg, Emily, Ellie, Jemma
The last pre-season friendly before the season kicks off and another home fixture, this time against Ledbury. The friendlies are clearly getting the girls back into playing football after the break and they are improving from week to week. We played some good football throughout the game and Ledbury struggled to cope…….this was only their 3rd game on a 11 a side pitch. Again, Leonie and Belle linked up well and the midfield were dominant, the defence looked solid enough. Time for some league games!
16th Sept – League – Home – Forest of Dean 0 – 24 Cleeve Colts (Leonie 11, Belle, 4, Izzi 3, Ella 2, Jemma 2, Hannah, Georgia)
Squad: Meg, Jemma, Charlotte, Hannah, Amy, Georgia, Charlie, Izzi, Ella, Leonie, Morgan, Chelsea, Belle, Izzy
Our first league game of the season and we were away to the Forest of Dean which is a long drive but always a good venue as they play at Ellwood FC….very nice pitch and location. Unfortunately for FOD, they had lost a couple of their key players to illness on the morning so they had a relatively inexperienced team but they battled right to the end despite the score line. It sounds strange looking at the score but we were quite poor in the first half and although we dominated possession we missed quite a few chances and did not play as well as we can. Leonie got us off to a quick start with a goal in the 1st minute after rounding the goalie, Izzi made it two after 12 mins and after missing quite a few chances we made it three from Leonie on 27 mins. Ella got her first league goal for us with a good left foot strike on 29 and Belle got her first on 34 and the first half scoring was completed with Leonie getting her hat trick just before half time…..6-0 at half time. After a constructive half time team talk the girls really got going and played some very good football in the 2nd half and it was great to have 7 different goalscorers in the end. The two notable goals in the 2nd half was another great strike from 25 yards from Ella and a fine finish in the top corner from Leonie although the goal of the day would have been Leonie’s strike that looked destined for the top corner before clipping the bar. A good performance from the whole squad and a good start to the season.
FIXTURES / RESULTS
|Sun 16 Sep 18||11:30||Forest of Dean U16||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Ellwood FC, GL16 7LZ|
|Sun 23 Sep 18||10:30||Rodborough U16 Lionesses||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Rodborough Community Hall, GL5 3TZ|
|Sun 30 Sep 18||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Hereford Lads U16 Vixens||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 07 Oct 18||14:00||Gloucester City U16||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Tuffley Park, GL1 5NS|
|Sun 14 Oct 18||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Cheltenham Town U16||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 04 Nov 18||10:30||Dursley Town U16||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Memorial Recreation Ground, GL11 4BJ|
|Sun 18 Nov 18||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Dursley Town U16||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 02 Dec 18||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Forest of Dean U16||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 09 Dec 18||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Rodborough U16 Lionesses||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 16 Dec 18||10:30||Hereford Lads U16 Vixens||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Country Grd,Widemarsh Common, HR4 9NA|
|Sun 06 Jan 19||10:30||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Gloucester City U16||Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LZ|
|Sun 13 Jan 19||10:30||Cheltenham Town U16||Bishops Cleeve Colts U16||Springfields Park, Cheltenham GL51 0LG|
Fixtures subject to change.
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