END OF SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING ON FRIDAY

PRES12013/14 finally draws to a close for PPFC this coming Friday (18th July) on Pirbright Village Green with our annual End of Season Presentation Evening. The evening is free to all our PPFC family, and we’d love to see as many as possible of you there to celebrate the achievements of our fabulous Under 15s, Under 10s and Under 7s teams.

This year’s event is our Picnic by the Pavilion (everything crossed for a fine evening ;)) so bring your own party food and drink, deckchairs and picnic blankets. We’ll be providing soft drinks for the boys. There will be a bouncy castle for the younger lads and siblings and a special treat for our Under 15s; along with all the usual fun and games.

The evening officially begins at 7pm, but feel free to arrive from 6.30 onwards to set-up your ‘pitch’ and let the little ones bounce and run around to let off some steam. We’re planning to begin the presentations around 7.30; there will be individual trophies for all of our players at all age groups, along with the usual special individual trophies. Feel free to stay on after the presentations but if you’re planning ahead to make sure it’s not too late a night for the younger boys then the ‘official’ stuff should be done by around 8:15.

Bring your food, drink, nans, granddads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cameras for what promises to be a great evening to bring the curtain down on a great season for the club. See you from 6.30 onwards…

Any questions please contact the club at the usual email address: pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com

 

END OF SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING

PRES2A reminder our End of Season Presentation Evening is now only a fortnight away. It take place on Friday 18th July on Pirbright Village Green. This year’s event is our Picnic on the Pavilion and is FREE to our PPFC Family. Please do put the date in your diary and come along to celebrate the achievements of our lads this season. More news on the evening’s events next week…

NO U15s TRAINING ON SATURDAY

windsor4A reminder there is no football this weekend for our U15s. Their final training of the season will be on Saturday 12th July on the Village Green. We will also be signing next year’s registration forms at this session as per Mike’s previous communications.

UNDER 7s FINAL TRAINING SESSION ON SATURDAY

DSCN2078PPFC Under 7s final training session of the 2013/14 season will take place on Saturday 5th July on Pirbright Village Green at 9:15am. We’ll be having some fun World Cup games to round of our season. PPFC Dads start practicing for a special penalty shoot-out at the end of the session ;) See your Saturday everyone…

THAT’S NEARLY IT FOLKS….

DSCN2056Well it’s lasted almost eleven months but after our Under 15s and Under 10s once again excelled in their final competitive fixtures of the season at Crookham today 2013/14 is very nearly done and dusted. We’ve just a few more PPFC commitments before the curtain comes down on Friday 18th July at our End of Season Presentation Evening. Here’s the programme for July…

Under 7s

Our final training session of the season will be on Saturday 5th July on Pirbright Village Green at 9:15am. Much as we know the boys would love to keep on playing, we’ve got to stop sometimes boys ;)

Under 10s

Will round off the 2013/14 campaign with a special Dads v Lads fixture on Saturday 5th July on Pirbright Village Green at 10:30am. Respiratory equipment at the ready for the Old Men please…

Under 15s

Final session will be on Saturday 12th July on the Village Green. Please note that Mike will combine this with an opportunity for all those committing to the club for 2014/15 with a Registration Morning. Attendance of all those intending to play next season and parents to complete Registration Forms essential please.

END OF SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING

A reminder we’ll round things off on the evening of Friday 18th July with our Picnic by the Pavillion End of Season Presentation Evening. All welcome.

UNDER 10s DO US PROUD AGAIN

051PPFC Under 10s played their final football of the 2013/14 season at the Crookham Rovers 5-a-side on Sunday and bowed out in their usual battling fashion; punching well above their weight in a tough group to progress to the Quarter Finals, before going down to a cruel penalty shoot-out defeat. It was an afternoon which typified their campaign, full of commitment and endeavour, with some fine football to boot.

The boys began with a 1-1 draw with Farnborough Youth, Asa scoring the equaliser in a tightly contested match. The boys were comfortable winners in their second game, however, seeing off Crookham Flames Red by virtue of two further goals from Asa. Two very tough games followed against quality opponents in Loddon Sports and Crookham Devils Yellow. The lads battled manfully to earn a point in a goalless draw with Loddon. But Crookham Devils were simply too much going forward (probably the best team we’ve played in three seasons), winning 4-0 despite a gallant PPFC display. But the lads knew that their final game – against Andover – was the important one; and they duly recorded a splendid 3-1 win. Cally’s tidy finish and an own goal moved us in front before a fantastic move was rounded off by Jacob for the third.

018The Quarter Final against Crookham Devils Blue was a cagey affair which eventually finished goalless after extra time. Alas the lads couldn’t hold their nerve in the dreaded penalty shoot-out, and despite two cracking stops from Conor and an icy-cool kick from Cally PPFC were edged out 1-2. The boys would do well to put their obvious disappointment aside and concentrate on both another gutsy showing and a season in which their football has improved hugely. Well done lads!

PPFC: Conor, Asa, Artur, Jonty, Cally, Joshua, Jacob

037Group: Farnborough, drew 1-1 (Asa); CRFC Flames Red, won 2-0 (Asa 2); Loddon Sports, drew 0-0; CRFC Devils Yellow, lost 0-4; Andover, won 3-1 (Cally, Jacob, OG); QF CRFC Devils Blue, drew 0-0 (1-2 on pens).

 

UNDER 15s END ON A HIGH

frontPPFC Under 15s ended the 2013/14 season with some richly deserved silverware at the Crookham Rovers Tournament this morning. It was fitting reward for the efforts of Mike and his team and – as with their last tournament triumph at Mayford in May 2013 – it was an all-Pirbright affair as the ‘A’ Team met the ‘B’ Team in the Final.

PPFC ‘A’ finished fourth in their group, winning one game, losing two and drawing three, progressing to the Quarter-Finals of the ‘Plate’ competition as a result. Here, they edged through by virtue of a penalty shoot-out win over Crookham Spartans after the game ended 1-1. Newest recruit Alfie scored the winner in the semis against Crookham Raiders.

PPFC ‘B’ also ended fourth in their group; winning two and losing three. They received a bye to the semi-finals of the plate where they saw off Headley Youth 2-1. The Final was a decidedly relaxed affair between our two PPFC teams, ending with a 3-0 win for PPFC ‘B’ thanks to goals from Callum, Jack and Luke. But the result was fairly immaterial as the squad shared the spoils.

DSC_3238Mention to Alfie for a promising debut – we hope he enjoys his football with us. And a welcome return for Jack; who played his first game since December after a long injury lay-off – great to have him back. Well done lads; a great way to round off the season. ‘Stay tuned’ to http://www.pirbrightpremierfc.com and our Facebook page and Twitter feed for news of our final U15s training session and End of Season Presentation Evening.

UNDER 7s STAR OF THE WEEK

DSCN2082Another well-attended Saturday session for our Under 7s this morning. Our Star of the Week was Zachary who showed great commitment and application in taking some of the skills we learned into our mini World Cup at the end of the session. Well done Zach; and well done everyone – great work!

FESTIVAL FUN ON THE GREEN

21062014254A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who visited us on the Village Green at the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival on Saturday; it was great to see so many of our PPFC Family. We had great fun representing our club to the Pirbright community; and what fantastic weather!

21062014255Particular gratitude to Mike, Pete and Lee for manning the stall; but especially Tom for his terrific efforts in not only keeping goal but also fishing the occasional ball out of the Village Pond! (thanks too to our other PPFC goalie Conor for a great shift between the sticks).

More PPFC news later this week including details of the Crookham Tournament for the U15s and U10s next week along with our final few training sessions of a marathon 2013/14.

JOIN US AT THE SCARECROW FESTIVAL

1016847068_9bdc305eff_bBanish those World Cup woes (come on folks; we should be used to it by now!) and join PPFC at the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival on Saturday on the Village Green. Come and visit PPFC’s Penalty Shoot Out stall for a chance to win a prize by beating some of the club’s finest (and some old fellas) from the spot!

035This year Pirbright Village’s Scarecrow Festival is on Saturday 21st June from 11am. As part of the 800th celebrations for St. Michael & All Angels Church in Pirbright, this year’s theme is “Historical Characters” and there will be a medieval re-enactment on the village green. Come and enjoy the amazing scarecrows, the giant BBQ, archery and falconry display, pony rides, traditional village games, Pimms tent and cream teas – to name just a few of the attractions! Free entry and free parking. You don’t need to be villager to make a scarecrow: all welcome.DSC_3118

PPFC will be at the Festival from 11:00 – 5:00; U7s wear your club colours with pride! Our thanks to our friends at Squire Furneaux for their help with our stall.

NO TRAINING THIS WEEK FOR PPFC

PPFC LogoNo training this week for PPFC. The Village Green is in use on Saturday for the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival, with PPFC coaches and players running a Penalty Shoot Out Competition http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/2014/06/15/ppfc-at-the-pirbright-scarecrow-festival/

Our Under 15s will return to training on Saturday 28th. News on the next sessions for our U10s and U7s to follow. Hope to see as many of you as possible paying a visit to the club’s stall on Saturday.

PPFC END OF SEASON PICNIC AND PRESENTATION EVENING

End of Season Presentation in July

PPFC are delighted to announce that this year’s End of Season Presentation Evening will be on Friday 18th July on Pirbright Village Green. We’re pleased to advise that this season’s event will be FREE to all of our PPFC Family.

This year we’ll be enjoying a Picnic by the Pavilion so please join us for an evening of fun and games; with the usual trophy presentations to mark the achievements of our fabulous Under 15s, Under 10s and Under 7s. Mums, dads, family and friends welcome. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, party food and drinks; Under 7s and Under 10s parents pack your shooting boots for a special Penalty Shoot Out; then watch our Under 15s run rings around some wheezing middle-aged men in our annual post-presentation Dads v Lads Kick-About!

Most of all make sure you have your cameras at the ready as we come together as a club to mark another fantastic season of progress for the boys of PPFC.

This Season’s Awards:

PPFC Under 7s – Individual trophy presentations to both our Matchday and Saturday Morning Training squads.

PPFC Under 10s – Players Player of the Year; Top Goalscorer; Most Improved Player; Individual trophy presentations to our Matchday and Training squads.

PPFC Under 16s – Players Player of the Year; Top Goalscorer; Manager’s Most Improved Player; Parents & Supporters Player of the Year; Individual trophy presentations.

 

PPFC AT THE PIRBRIGHT SCARECROW FESTIVAL

CapturePirbright Premier Football Club will be running a Penalty Shoot Out Competition at this Saturday’s Annual Pirbright Scarecrow Festival. Come along and join the fun and help support your local youth football club and the Pirbright community.

Players from our Under 7s and Under 10s teams, along with age group coaches will be representing the club at this fabulous local event. If you’re coming along please do pop down and see Mike, Pete, Lee and the boys. We’d encourage any of Under 7s to proudly wear their club colours!

This year Pirbright Village’s Scarecrow Festival is on Saturday 21st June from 11am to 5pm. As part of the 800th celebrations for St. Michael & All Angels Church in Pirbright, this year’s theme is “Historical Characters” and there will be a medieval re-enactment on the village green. Come and enjoy the amazing scarecrows, the giant BBQ, archery and falconry display, pony rides, traditional village games, Pimms tent and cream teas – to name just a few of the attractions! Free entry and free parking. You don’t need to be villager to make a scarecrow: all welcome.

There’ll be no training on Saturday as a result of the club’s participation.

HEROES WANTED! PPFC U10s (SOON TO BE U11s) SEEK NEW RECRUITS

IMG_1466Pirbright Premier Football Club Under 10s (soon to be Under 11s) are seeking new recruits for the 2014/2015 season. Our team are stepping up to 9vs9 football next season and ideally need a squad of 12 players to cope with the rigours of a full season. The team currently have a squad of 9 so are looking for some new recruits to join the team. We are a Charter Standard Club with an FA level 2 qualified coach and a friendly bunch of players.

001Players would need to be eligible for the Under 11 age group for next season; so currently in School Year Five moving into School Year Six for the academic year commencing September 2014 (date of birth no greater than 31/08/05).

Our team have been competing at Surrey Primary League level for three seasons now, achieving two consecutive top six finishes, reaching the semi-finals of the SPL Cup for the last two years and enjoying great success in Summer Tournaments, winning the Fleet Spurs competition in both 2013 and 2014. We’ve achieved our success by concentrating on passing football, playing with a smile on our face, team spirit and sportsmanship. Expertly coached and representing a club who encourage the ethos of ‘The Pirbright Family'; we’d love to hear from new recruits!

 If your child is interested in joining our local grass roots club then please contact Lee on 07796173162 or sawkinsl@aol.com

UNDER 15s FIND IT TOUGH GOING AT WINDSOR TOURNAMENT

windsor3No joy for PPFC Under 15s on Sunday afternoon as the lads ran into some very capable opponents at the Windsor FC Tournament. There were times when the football on show was a delight to watch; even if we were on the end of most of it!

It was the team’s first action since the beginning of May and the lads could be forgiven for a little rustiness in the circumstances. Pirbright fielded two teams, with PPFC ‘A’ just escaping their group in fourth place to progress to the Quarter Final of the Plate competition, recording a single victory against West Drayton. However, their afternoon ended with a 1-3 defeat by host team Windsor.

PPFC ‘B’ found their group particularly tough going, though went into the final game with Maidenhead needing a point to progress to the Plate stage. At 1-0 down in the final minute Josh’s thunderous shot found the net, cannoning back off the frame of the goal such was it’s force. It was a goal which would have sent the lads through, but instead the referee waived play on; one of those moments when it seemed only the referee hadn’t seen the ball go in!DSC_3497

In truth, both Pirbright teams came up against some excellent teams, with several elite league, academy and development squads providing the lads with some fairly harsh lessons in passing and movement.

Onwards and upwards to the Crookham Tournament on 29th June; let’s hope we can end on a high.

PPFC U7s EXCEL AT GPR TOURNAMENT

IMG_1628Wow! simply fantastic stuff from PPFC U7s on Saturday afternoon as the lads performed with such spirit and skill at the Goldsworth Park Rangers Mini Football Festival. This was only the team’s second taste of ‘proper’ matches, with their opponents having all played a season of Surrey Primary League Football. But the boys’ adapted really well, going through their five games unbeaten, scoring eleven goals in the process.

Cheered on by some terrific support from our ‘PPFC Family’ (for which many thanks, everyone) Pirbright won their first match against Spelthorne, then drew their next three against Lyne, Windlesham and Farncombe. We finished on a high with another convincing victory in our final game against Goldsworth Park Rangers.

We took a squad of seven boys, and remarkably all of the lads managed the get on the scoresheet by the end of the afternoon. There were some splendid individual performances; but the main plus was our tremendous team spirit, some careful passing football and some outstanding team goals.

DSCN2189So a huge well done to everyone; we hope the guys enjoyed their afternoon and will cherish their medals and some great memories. Big thanks too to Club Secretary Pete for taking time out of his Saturday afternoon to come down and lend his support. We move on now to our final few training sessions of the season, our Presentation Evening in July and can look forward to 2014/15 with real confidence and excitement. You’ve absolutely surpassed our expectations this season guys and should be really proud of your progress.

PPFC: Jason, Dylan, Olly B, Toby, Jan, Ethan, Tyler.

Record: Played 5, Won 2, Drew 3, Goals For 11, Goals Against 4

 

UNDER 7s UPDATE

DSCN2065Please note there is NO Saturday morning training for PPFC U7s this week as a number of the boys are involved in the GPR Mini Football Festival in the afternoon. Training for the U7s will resume on Saturday 14th May at the usual time on the Village Green.

UNDER 7s AT THE GPR MINI FOOTBALL FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY

DSCN2062PPFC Under 7s are taking part in the Goldsworth Park Mini Football Festival on Saturday afternoon, 7th June. Details can be found on the Under 7s News Page here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u6-news-latest145/. There will also be an email for those participating in your inbox shortly.

There will be obviously be no training on Saturday morning as a consequence; but we hope to resume this on Saturday 14th June.

Good luck lads!

SUPER U7s UP AND RUNNING!

DSCN2067PPFC Under 7s played their first game on Saturday morning taking on Goldsworth Park Rangers in a friendly fixture. The boys did fantastically well, and although they lost the match they scored their first goal (Tyler on the scoresheet) and played some great football.

Pirbright were really unfortunate, with some great saves from the home goalkeeper and a shot from Olly near the end which crashed against the bar. Great performances all round from the lads; lots of effort and some lessons to take forward to their forthcoming tournament in June.DSCN2065

Well done boys; we’re really proud of your efforts this morning. There are some pictures on our Facebook Page and the Picture Galleries section of this website.

PPFC: Jago, Ethan, Oliver, Toby, Jason, Zachary, Liam, Jan, Tyler

UNDER 7s READY FOR ACTION

DSCN2056PPFC Under 7s take to the field for the first time as a team on Saturday morning in a friendly match against Goldsworth Park Rangers. For those participating full details can be found on the Under 7s News Page. A reminder it’s a 9:30am Meet at Goldsworth Park.

We’d remind all parents that PPFC operate a policy of praise and positivity only from the sidelines. We must remember that this will be the boys’ first experience of playing different opponents, to full rules, with proper goals and a referee. Whatever their ability we must give them time to adapt and we’ll no doubt take some knocks at first; so the lads will respond a whole lot better if we encourage them, even if they make mistakes and things don’t go for them (which they will, and they might not). Our only objectives at this stage are for the guys to have fun, and – hopefully – score a goal or two.

Full kit, studded boots and shinpads are an absolute must please. So good luck to Jago, Olly B, Tobes, Tyler, Liam, Zachary, Jan, Jason and Ethan; have fun, play with a smile on your face: we’re really proud of you!

Any questions or queries please do get in touch with the club @ pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com

 

PPFC U10s RETAIN FLEET TOURNAMENT TITLE

IMG_1466Brilliant PPFC U10s retained the Fleet Spurs title they won last May with another outstanding tournament performance on Saturday. It was fitting reward for the boys’ endeavours this season, and also for Pete, Lee and Mike for their dedication. It was also fantastic that the lads were able to play and celebrate as a team; with Enzo joining the squad for the day.

In hot and dry conditions the team played some tremendous passing football in the group phase. In their opening match Pirbright saw off host team Fleet Spurs Barca 2-0, the highlight a thumping free-kick from Cally’s left foot which whistled into the top of the net. Returning hero Enzo scored twice as the lads beat Yateley Lions 3-0 in their next fixture. Jack’s goal secured a point in their third match as we drew 1-1 with Rushmoor Community Pythons; it was to prove the only goal we would concede all day. Asa’s winner in the final game against Curley Park Rangers secured passage through as group winners.IMG_1451

The high quality of Pirbright’s football was a maintained as they won 2-0 against Woking Town in the semi-final; Joshua scoring both goals to book a place in the final for the second year running. It took a tense penalty shoot-out last May to see off Sandhurst in the final, but this year the lads won it in normal time; Jack’s clever finish in the first half proving decisive against Rushmoor Saints. Pirbright saw out the match in relative comfort to land the silverware. Every player contributed hugely on the day in what was a wonderful team effort; a real hallmark of a season in which the lads’ togetherness and spirit has seen them surpass our expectations.

In twelve Fleet Spurs Tournament games the lads have conceded just a single goal; a really commendable achievement. It was a great day for all concerned, and one which the boys richly deserve. Pete and Lee wish to pass on their thanks to everyone for their support. Well done lads; we’re very proud of you!

IMG_1442PPFC Squad: Conor, Jack, Asa, Enzo, Jonty, Jacob, Arthur, Adam, Cally, Joshua

Results:

Group: Fleet Spurs Barca, won 2-0 (Cally, Asa); Yateley Lions, won 3-0 (Enzo 2, Jack); Rushmoor Community Pythons, drew 1-1 (Jack); Curley Park Rangers, won 1-0 (Asa); Semi-Final: Woking Town, won 2-0 (Joshua 2); Final: Rushmoor Saints, won 1-0 (Jack)

Record: Played 6, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 0, Goals For 10, Goals Against 1

IMG_1500There are some pictures of the day on our Facebook page and also in our Picture Gallery section on the website. Parents are welcome to email any further shots to pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com . This website editor was gutted to have missed it; I know who my real Cup Final heroes were!

 

PPFC END of SEASON PRESENTATION EVENING

PRES2Pirbright Premier Football Club’s End of Season Presentation Evening will take place on Friday 18th July at the Cricket Pavillion on Pirbright Village Green.

The evening will involve all of our teams (Under 15s, Under 10s and Under 7s). Tickets will be available next month. Please put this (now definitive) date in your diary; we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for what promises to be a great evening celebrating the achievements of our players and coming together as a club.

UNDER 10s at the FLEET TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY

dscn17601.jpgPPFC Under 10s will take part in the Fleet Spurs Tournament on Saturday afternoon (17th May).  Meet Time is 13:15 for a 14:00 Kick Off. The weather looks set to be fine so please come along and support the boys. Details on location, parking and entrance fee can be found on the Under 10s News Page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u10s/ Please do take the time to cast an eye on the map (click on the image below; pdf version on the News Page) as this isn’t to easiest ground in the world to find (don’t rely on your sat nav).

You’ll remember that the boys triumphed at Fleet last year after a memorable penalty shoot out win in the final. Here’s to some good fun this year!untitled

UNDER 7s UPDATE

03052014218Next training for the PPFC Under 7s will be on Saturday 17th May at 9:30am on the Village Green. We would urge all parents we have contacted regarding forthcoming fixtures to respond as soon as they are able; our thanks to those who have done so already.

UNDER 15s UPDATE: ‘ONE MORE YEAR FOR SIR MIKE’

PRES8PPFC are delighted to confirm that our Under 15s will continue to compete in the East Berks Youth League next season at Under 16 level. After much deliberation Mike has agreed to give it one more year. There will, however, be some changes. The squad will no longer train in midweek during 2014/15, in part due to the importance of this coming school year for the boys, but also due to the increasing demands on Mike’s time as his business grows. The squad will also play their home matches on the Sheets Heath pitch in Brookwood rather than the Village Green.

Mike wishes to pass on his thanks to Mark H, Andrew P and Darren for their help and support throughout the season, as well as all of our PPFC parents. Transporting the boys to all corners of Hampshire, Berkshire and even Buckinghamshire has required huge commitment from everyone. The lads have done tremendously again, finishing in fourth spot in a fiercely competitive league, reaching a cup semi-final and taking their battle for the championship to the penultimate game. We would urge all PPFC U15 members to respond to Mike’s email of Tuesday 13th in order that he can best plan the season ahead.

News of this week training and also the Summer tournaments for the U15s can be found on the squads News Page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u15news/

We also have our End of Season Presentation evening in July (details of which to come); an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a very talented group of players. We’re sure you’d join us in thanking Mike for his continued commitment; the club simply wouldn’t function without him.

 

U10s END WITH A WHIMPER

DSCN0231Sunday 11th May, SPL3; Pirbright Premier U10s 0 Goldsworth Park Rangers 3

Our U10s ended an otherwise excellent league season with a really disappointing performance against Goldsworth Park at the Surrey Sports Park on Sunday morning. Out battled, out-footballed, pretty much out-everythinged, the boys were deservedly well beaten.

The least said about this one the better: it’s been a long season for the boys and it certainly showed here. We’ll move on to the tournaments where hopefully they’ll discover a little of their spark and togetherness; and start enjoying themselves again – that is what it’s all about after all!

PPFC: Conor, Adam, Jacob, Asa, Arthur, Jonty, Callum, Joshua

MOM: Jointly shared between Adam and Conor

UNDER 10s GAME WITH GOLDSWORTH PARK ON SUNDAY

DSCN1939PPFC Under 10s will be playing their final league fixture of the 2013/14 season this Sunday 11th May when we take on Goldsworth Park Rangers. The game will take place at Surrey Sports Park as the pitch at the school has now been re-marked for the athletics season. Full match details can be found on the Under 10s News Page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u10s/

Thanks everyone for bearing with us in the organisation of this one; it’s been a bit of a task! Big thanks as ever to Lee and Pete for their hard work in managing to fulfil twenty-eight(!) fixtures this season and to our youth football ‘guru’ and club ‘Don’ Mike Berry for his advice and commitment. An enormous amount goes on ‘behind the scenes’ at the club to which we owe a big ‘hat’s off’ to these guys.

After Sunday, it’s on to our two planned Summer Tournaments for the Under 10s (turn up, play matches, have fun, go home!) and our End of Season Presentation Evening to round things off.

It would be great to have as many of the PPFC family there as possible on Sunday to cheer the boys on. We think you’ll agree they’ve done fantastically well in a very tough league.

UNDER 10s GO DOWN TO BATTLING DEFEAT

04052014219Sunday 4th May, SPL3, AFC Brooklands 4 Pirbright Premier U10s 1

After the disappointment of a distinctly below-par performance and result at Walton yesterday morning PPFC U10s could not have faced a tougher challenge just 24 hours later. League leaders AFC Brooklands had swept all before them this season, beaten just once all year and conceding a miserly nine goals. With the added disadvantage of the absence of defensive lynchpin Jacob and attacking inspiration Jack this could have been a thoroughly uncomfortable morning. As it was, the boys responded magnificently, producing a hugely spirited performance.

We lined up with Conor in goal; Asa, Adam and The Jonts in defence, Cally and Arthur in midfield, and Joshua on his own up front. No subs on a warm May morning. The first half was evenly matched, the boys falling 0-2 behind to some clinical finishing from the hosts; but breaking swiftly and dangerously, with Joshua running the channels tirelessly and brilliantly. We had already gone close on a couple of occasions before Asa ran confidently into the space vacated by Joshua’s intelligent run and thundered a shot through the goalkeeper to reduce the arrears.

A third Brooklands goal followed just after the break, but Pirbright heads never dropped. To a man, the lads were outstanding, battling for every ball and frequently causing problems for the Brooklands defence on the counter attack. A swift and incisive break near the end resulted in a fourth goal for the home team and provided a gloss on the result that was, perhaps, a little undeserved. For their part, Brooklands looked excellent, with two or three outstanding footballers. A different team to the more powerful and pacy Chertsey (who they play on the final day of the season in a game that looks likely to decide the championship) they moved the ball intelligently in the final third and seemed strong in all departments. All the more credit then to Pirbright, who showed just what they can do when they stay positive and work together as a team.

The boys move on to their final league game of the season next Sunday against Goldsworth Park Rangers. Here’s hoping they can produce a performance to end the campaign on a high.

PPFC: Conor, Asa, Adam, Cally, Jonts, Joshua, Arthur

Scorer: Asa

MOTM: Lee awarded this to the whole team

U15s: FINAL LEAGUE TABLE & GOALSCORERS

12Goalscorers, Season 2013/14

Luke Haskell 32; Callum Morris 15; Tom Gortler 13; Joe Brown 7; Freddie Havler 6; Spencer Darrington 6; Tousif 5; Josh Burgiyne 2; Mo Haway, Ethan White, Harvey Heather, Mikey Haclin, Jake Marlborough, Bradley Wallace, Own Goals : 1

Final Table: East Berks Youth League Under 15s Division Four

League Table

POS P W D L GD PTS
1 U15 Fleet Spurs All Stars 20 14 1 5 39 43
2 U15 CSA 07 All Stars 20 13 3 4 34 42
3 U15 Mytchett Athletic FC Kestrels 20 13 1 6 17 40
4 U15 Pirbright Premier FC 20 12 3 5 25 39
5 U15 Wokingham and Emmbrook Black 20 10 4 6 -1 34
6 U15 Laurel Park Hurricanes 19 9 4 6 11 31
7 U15 Ashridge Park 20 7 5 8 5 26
8 U15 Windsor FC Ospreys Greens 20 7 2 11 -14 23
9 U15 Maidenhead Magpies 20 4 2 14 -33 14
10 U15 Ashridge Park Royals 20 3 3 14 -33 12
11 U15 Bracknell Town Tigers 19 2 2 15 -50 8

 

UNDER 15s FINISH WITH A FLOURISH

03052014217Saturday 3rd May, EBYL; Pirbright Premier U15s 13 (thirteen) Bracknell Town 5

Mike’s U15s finished with a cricket score on Saturday morning as they demolished Bracknell in a game which started off as something of a procession and ended up with the feel of a playground kickabout.

With goalkeeper Tom unleashed on the unsuspecting Pirbright public in an outfield position producing a virtuoso comedy performance the goals came thick and fast from the off. Fred and Callum netted two apiece, Tousif bagged a hat-trick whilst Spencer, Bradley, Joe, Mikey and Harvey (with an unstoppable penalty) all hit the net.

03052014218Bracknell played their part in a good-spirited encounter which players and spectators alike seemed to enjoy. We’re not sure referee Matt was quite sure what to make of marauding goalkeepers in novel headgear, nine in attack, ball juggling and shots from the half-way line! Amid the mayhem, Pirbright actually played some fairly enterprising football.

Summer tournaments aside, it’s all over for another campaign. A season of ‘what might have beens'; but well done all.

PPFC Scorers: Tousif 3, Fred 2, Callum 2, Spencer, Bradley, Joe, Mikey, Harvey (pen)