Bulters Court 7 - 2 Robertswood
Well done to Robertswood who managed to score two second half goals to draw it 2-2. Unfortunately, this came on the back of overcoming six goals conceded in the first half. Not a great day at the office. The Robertswood way making the passes count deserted the visitors for the day.
St Joseph's 0 - 1 Robertswood
Robertswood showed great character to come through a tough quarter-final tie to progress to the semi-finals. In a game where the visitors didn’t have a great deal of possession in the first five minutes, it was down to some shrewd defending to keep them in a game with a clean sheet and pounce on the only error of the game from the opposition. Robertswood took the lead 10 minutes into the game and proceeded to defend resolutely to see out the game. Robertswood looked good going forward but weren’t able to add to the advantage but it was enough to secure a semi-final game in the next fortnight.
Robertswood will need to travel across the village to face St Joseph's in the semi-finals due to be played at the beginning of March. The winners will then face Butler's Court or Our Lady's in the semi-final to secure a place in the final. Go Robertswood.
Butlers Court 3 – 3 Robertswood
(Butlers Court win 4–2 on penalties)
Robertswood crashed out of the under 11 cup competition after a very entertaining match went into extra time. Robertswood started strongly scoring two goals in the first seven minutes. The visitors then lost their way in terms of energy and passing became erratic which allowed the visitors to draw level by half-time.
Changes in the second half saw Robertswood improve energy levels and bring out some wonderful passing moves but it wasn’t enough to let the home side take the lead halfway through the second half with a powerful blast in front of goal (3-2). But, Robertswood managed to maintain their commitment and scored an equalizer to take the game into extra time, but the match finished level and Robertswood lost out in a penalty shoot-out. Unlucky Robertswood.
Robertswood 1 - 0 Prestwood
Robertswood progressed to the knockout phase of the under 10 league/cup competition courtesy of a forfeit. Prestwood were unable to travel so, under the rules of the competition, they forfeit the fixture 1-0. We look forward to hearing about the opponents soon.
Little Kingshill 1 - 3 Robertswood
Robertswood under 11’s played their first match of the season away at Little Kingshill in the first round of the cup. In typical Robertswood fashion, the visitors started nervously but grew much stronger after a neat passage of play ended up in a goal mid way through the first half. The rest of the squad got a run out at the start of the second half which was probably the reason why the home side were able to equalized straight after half-time. The second half saw more attractive football as the changed team got used to their roles and responsibilities. A late substitution in the middle of the park and at the front enabled Robertswood to score two more goals late on in the match. Robertswood progress to the second round.
MATCH RESULTS / FIXTURES
Thursday 15th November
Sapphire 0 v 3 Emerald (Barrett 2, Buckley)
Thursday 22nd November
Garnet 3 v 2 Citrine (Yerby, Green, Sharma / Pope, Woodhead)
Thursday 29th November
Sapphire 2 v 1 Citrine (Nottage, Jennings / Woodhead)
Thursday 10th January
Garnet 0 v 7 Monet (Hussain 4, Buckley H, Barrett J, Braddick)
Thursday 17th January
Sapphire 1 v 1 Garnet (Barrett / Yerby)
Thursday 31st January
Emerald 1 v 1 Citrine (Hussain / Bawn F (og)
Congratulations to Emerald for winning the inter-house competition 18/19