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25th August 2015 - Kings Stanley

The league have recieved notice today that Kings Stanley Football Club have taken the decision to resign from the league with immediate effect, due to lack of players able to commit to county league football for the season. Their record for this season will be expunged.

Their reserve side will continue as the First team in the Stroud League.

The League wishes Kings Stanley and in particular their long serving officers all the best for the future.

12th July 2015 - Awards

Martin Beazer of Kingswood FC receives the Best Groundsman award from GFA Chairman, Roger Burden. Martin now goes forward for the national award.

League Chairman Robin Stewart receives the runners up award for the Best Charter Standard League from GFA Chairman, Roger Burden

18th April 2015 - Cheltenham Civil Service Champions

Cliff Orchard, Managing Director of Marcliff presents the trophy to Teejay Bick, Captain of Cheltenham Civil Service

Cliff Orchard, Managing Director of Marcliff With Cheltenham Civil Service

9th December 2014 - #footballremembers

  • Kings Stanley v Yate Town Reserves

  • Southmead CS Athletic V Chipping Sodbury Town

  • Rockleaze Rangers V Thornbury Town

  • AEK Boco V Southmead CS Athletic

  • Berkeley Town v Bristol Telephones

  • Frampton United v Bishops Cleeve Reserves

  • Ellwood v Gala Wilton

  • Yate Town Reserves v Kingswood

  • Cheltenham Civil Service v Thornbury Town

  • Henbury V AEK Boco

  • Patchway Town v Hanham Athletic

  • Hanham Athletic v Rockleaze Rangers

19th September 2014 - Ron meets the sponsors

Old news here

Ron's Match Reports

22nd August 2015 - Dominant Thornbury win at Yate

Frampton remain top after keeping another clean sheet but there are four other teams on maximum points but with inferior goal difference.

Last years champions find themselves next to bottom along with Southmead CS Athletic right on the bottom and three other teams yet to get off the mark.

Yate Town Reserves opened their league programme with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Thornbury Town. Thornbury pretty much controlled this game from start to finish except for a couple of good chances by the home side in the second half. Thornbury started their assault as early as the 2nd minute when home keeper Ross Britton managed to palm the ball away from a free kick. The home side were further handicapped when James Kenway was hobbling around the pitch before going off for some treatment. The first effort on goal for the home side came in the 26th minutes from Kenway but he pulled his shot wide. Town took the lead on 30 minutes when Lancastle was brought down on the edge of the box for a free kick. Lancastle took the kick and fired his shot wide enough of Britton who did manage to get a hand to the ball but it was to strong to prevent it going in. Thornbury almost got a second on 36 minutes from a long corner to the far post from the left that was met by Asher Budd who directed his header on target but Britton managed to palm the ball over the bar. Yate did manage to break away on 40 minutes but the final shot was well over the bar. Thornbury went 2-0 up on 42 minutes from a cross from the right that was spilled by Britton Craig Lancastle picked up the loose ball before laying it back for the incoming Mark Viner to drive a low shot into the net.

Second half saw a marked improvement in the Yate application and they closed the visitors down sharper not allowing them to play their smooth passing game as well. The home side were also getting forward more often but Town limited their forwards to shooting well outside the box. The visitors should have netted a third goal on 57 minutes but after the ball came to Lancastle on the left side of the box his shot went wide of the upright with just Britton to beat. In the 74th minute Britton pulled of a great save with his legs to deny Luke Franklin making it three for Town. The home side rallied late in the game and Alex Lippiatt had to be at his best to deny Jack Dempsey’s 25 yard free kick going in. Then in the very last minute Lippiatt was there again to foil Sven Hopes from close range.

Frampton United’s Ryan Vincent had the ball in the back of the Cheltenham Civil Service net on three occasions but only two counted in the end. The first 45 minutes produced very little and it was the 68th minute before Vincent had the ball in the net but that was ruled out for offside. Just 3 minutes later he gave the home side the lead after Myron Turner’s through ball gave Vincent the chance to chip the ball over the keeper. In the 75th minute the visitors thought they had levelled the score when they had the ball in the Frampton net but the referee consulted with his assistant and the goal was ruled out for handball. Vincent’s second goal on 87 minutes was all his own work as he stole the ball of the Cheltenham defender on the edge of the box and then coolly slotted the ball home.

A 3-1 win at home to Broadwell Amateurs puts AEK Boco in second place in the table at present. The opening goal in the 30th minute came from a good cross in from the right where Jack Green drove the ball home from midway in the box. The visitors hit back a minute before the break from a cross that was headed home by Ross Gabriel. Boco retook the lead from the penalty spot on 65 minutes when Liam Jenkins was felled in the box and Charlie Stevens netted from the spot. Just 5 minutes later Boco got a third when Danny Brister looped the ball over the visitor’s keeper.

After finishing next to bottom last season Patchway Town have got off to a better start this season so far winning both of their league games and their cup round. They faced tough opposition today having to travel to Gala Wilton who had also won both of their games. Gala had a great chance to open the scoring on 15 minutes but Dave Wilkinson’s header hit the bar. The game change on 20 minutes when Gala’s Shane Bradley was shown a straight red for a very bad tackle. Patchway should have opened the scoring in the 65th minute from the penalty spot but home keeper Pete Davies brought off a great save from Daniel Cockram. In the 88th minute Gala were down to 9 men when Mark Mason also got a red card for a bad tackle in the box giving the visitors a second penalty. Daniel Cockram sent Patchway home with all the points when he made sure from the spot kick this time.

Ellwood hit back from a goal down after Scott Tyier made a great save in the 27th minute only to see the rebound knocked past him by Lewis Hitchman to give Bishops Cleeve Reserves the lead. Although the home side had plenty of the play they failed to break down the visitors defence until the 47th minute. It came from a set piece a corner sent over by Lee Scotford that was headed home at the far post by Mike Nelson. The home side netted a second on 60 minutes again from the same combination and a set piece another corner sent over by Scotford for Mike Nelson to slide home from close range.

Southmead CS Athletic have got off to a terrible start and find themselves bottom of the table at present after suffering yet another heavy defeat this time at home. Rockleaze Rangers went ahead on 7 minutes after Sebastian Gribble had kept the ball out with two unbelievable saves only to see the loose ball poked over the line by Rangers James Fitzpatrick. Rangers then made it 2-0 on 50 minutes when Kye Simpson was put clear to slot the ball past Gribble. The home side pulled a goal back on 55 minutes after some great play between Danny Glancy and Rob Sivers with Sivers shot being well saved by the Rangers keeper only see the rebound fall to Andy Makepeace to fire the ball into the net. Poor defending allowed Rangers to increase their lead in the 70th minute with a Kane Simpson goal. A fourth on 76 minute an own goal just about summed up Southmead’s day. One good thing to come out of the game was the outstanding performance for 16 year old Jacob Walsh.

Kings Stanley’s first game of the season after experiencing some difficulties in raising a side for the Cup game two weeks earlier. They travelled to Henbury where the home side have started well and carried on that trend when they won the game 2-0. The opener on 15 minutes came from a run into the box by Aaron Anglin who’s shot was blocked by the keeper but fell nicely to Billy George to sweep the ball in from close range. It was 2-0 by the break as Adam Rosser 30 yard shot was saved by the keeper but he failed to hang onto the ball and Aaron Anglin knocked in the rebound just before the break. Stanley put in plenty of effort through out the game but never really troubled the home defence.

A second draw for Bristol Telephones but the first point for Hanham Athletic. The home side got off to a great start with a headed goal from Adam Grinter in the 2nd minute from a great cross by Shaun Morris. Telephones were better in the second half and eventually got on level terms in the 81st minute when Marc Griffiths netted from a corner.

Hardwicke recorded another win at Kingswood to keep them up near the top. Archie Bennett gave the home side the lead early on finishing off some good interchange of passes. Adam Eldridge gave the visitors the opportunity to level the score when he gave away a penalty on 20 minutes and Paul Carter netted from the spot. Hardwicke were awarded a second penalty on 75 minutes when a Connor Davis foul in the box gave Carter his chance to net his second from the spot. Rob Hine made it 3-1 in the 81st minute with a volley from a corner.