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.
Holmer Green 3 - 5 Robertswood
Robertswood under 10's kicked off their season with a 5-3 winning start on the road. Having had only one training match, the whole squad traveled to Holmer Green and managed to secure a vital win in their short-form league / knockout format. The whole squad got some game time and played well as a team. A really spirited performance - well done team Robertswood.
MATCH RESULTS / FIXTURES
Thursday 15th November
Da Vinci 0 v 3 Monet (Barrett 2, Buckley)
Thursday 22nd November
Picasso 3 v 2 Van Gogh (Yerby, Green, Sharma / Pope, Woodhead)
Thursday 29th November
Da Vinci 2 v 1 Van Gogh (Nottage, Jennings / Woodhead)
Thursday 10th January
Picasso 0 v 7 Monet (Hussain 1, 2, 13, 19, Buckley H 4, Barrett J 11, Gouge 16)
Thursday 17th January
Sapphire 1 v 1 Garnet (Barrett 8 / Yerby 18)
Thursday 24th January
Emerald v Citrine