UNDER 15s ON THE BRINK: TEN DAYS OF DESTINY

windsor1Make Us Dream’ reads the expectant banner-of-the-moment on The Kop: the Liverpool faithful’s bid to inspire their team to the Premier League title that has eluded the club for 24 years. Whilst a green-and-white version may not quite be adorning the roof of Pirbright Cricket Pavilion just yet, there’s every reason to hope that another team full of flair and endeavour may just be on the brink of landing long-awaited silverware 220 miles further South. Mike’s talented Under U15s team begin a ten-day, four-match run on Thursday which will decide the fate of their very own championship. For Suarez read Haskell, for Gerrard there’s Brown, for Mignolet it’s Pettinger; and in a little corner of Worplesdon it’s our Berry not Brendan…

For the moment, destiny is in our own hands. Four wins from four will definitely do it; three very possibly might. What is certain is that – whatever the outcome – PPFC U15s can be rightly proud of their achievements this season. At times brilliant, occasionally a little infuriating, never knowingly dull, Pirbright have rattled in nearly sixty league goals so far – an average of nearly four a game. 5-4, 6-2, 7-2 and even 8-3 winners at various points, they’ve also shared the spoils in a 4-4 and even a 6-6 draw. But, of late, the boys have added steely resolve to swashbuckling attacking, leaking just a single goal in their last three games. What the lads must – and certainly can – do in this final fortnight of the campaign, is hold their nerve and keep their shape to stand a chance of laying their hands on a prize that their unquestionable ability deserves.

cropped-11.pngThe run-in shapes up like this:-

Thursday 24th April: away to Mytchett Athletic: Match details; Please meet at 5.45pm @ Frimley Recreation Ground, Off Frimley Green Rd (turning next to the Old Wheatsheaf pub), Frimley, GU16 6JY. Kit: Green/Black/WHITE

Saturday 26th April: away to Wokingham & Emmbrook: Match details; Please meet  at 10.30am at Arborfield Park, Swallowfield Rd, Arborfield, RG2 9QD. (The entrance is 100 yards from The Bull Inn). Kit: Green/Black/WHITE

Tuesday 29th April: home to Fleet Spurs: Match details; Please meet on the village green in Pirbright for 5.45pm. Kit: Green/Black/BLACK

Saturday 3rd May: home to Bracknell Town: Please meet on the village green in Pirbright for 9.15am. Kit: Green/Black/BLACK

Here’s the current position at the top of the league:-

POS

 

P

W

D

L

GD

PTS

1

U15 Fleet Spurs All Stars

18

13

1

4

37

40

2

U15 Mytchett Athletic FC Kestrels

17

12

0

5

21

36

3

U15 Pirbright Premier FC

16

11

2

3

22

35

4

U15 CSA 07 All Stars

17

10

3

4

25

33

windsor4We’re certain the lads would appreciate the support of any PPFC members who might be able to get along to any of these games. And we’re even more sure that even if we don’t quite make it over the line, it won’t be for the want of trying. We’re really proud of you already lads – go out and do your best!

 

 

BATTLING U10s GRAB A POINT

008Sunday 13th April; SPL3, Pirbright Premier U10s 1 Worplesdon Rangers 1

Summoning every ounce of their outstanding spirit Pirbright U10s secured a great point against an impressive Worplesdon Rangers side on Sunday morning; extending a run which has seen them beaten just twice in their last dozen league matches.

With only seven available players the boys were understandably out-on-their-feet by the end. But they found some reserves of energy from somewhere to pull level after falling a goal behind midway through the second half. This performance was about defensive organisation and togetherness. Adam was particularly outstanding at the back. Worplesdon edged ahead in a very even contest when Conor allowed a low cross to slip from his grasp for the visiting forward to convert. But Pirbright deservedly levelled when midfield inspiration Asa found some space and shot home from outside the area.

009Both teams had opportunities to win it; but a draw was a fair outcome between two evenly-matched sides (the second stalemate between the teams this season).

Well done lads; what a great all-round team effort!

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

Scorer: Asa

MOTM: Adam – Immense in defence; such an important player for us this season.

UNDER 15s GO SECOND

windsor7Saturday 12th April; EBYL Match: home walkover awarded; Friendly: Pirbright Premier U15s 2 Windsor FC 1

A strange old set of circumstances for PPFC U15s this weekend with the scheduled league match against Windsor not coming to fruition; a friendly instead seeing Pirbright win narrowly. The upshot remained the same: Mike’s team just four wins away now from the league title.

The team were originally due to play Windsor at home in the league. However, Windsor were unable to raise a side of players registered to their division. Instead, they pooled a team consisting of boys from their team a division above and their remaining available squad members and offered a friendly. Windsor forfeited the league points, moving Pirbright up to second with CSA losing to Laurel Park. And the boys won the friendly too; goals from Kieran and Tousif securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory. Luke missed a penalty mid-way through the second period.

Well done to a somewhat depleted Pirbright team; we move on towards a run-in which includes critical games against both Fleet and Mytchett. It really is going right to the wire!

PPFC Scorers: Kieran, Tousif

UNDER 10s GAME ON SUNDAY

DSCN1923As Lee advised today PPFC Under 10s have a hastily-arranged league fixture this coming Sunday (13th April) at home to Worplesdon Rangers. Meet Time is 9:30am at Pirbright Village School.

A big thank you to everyone for responding so quickly. Organising this much-disrupted and lengthy season has been hugely problematic and your patience and understanding is much appreciated. The Under 10s News Page has details of our remaining programme (we now have just one game to arrange) and some dates for your diary concerning Summer Tournaments (just two planned this season, folks, or we’ll be playing all year ;) ).

 

SUMMER TOURNAMENTS

First silverware for the U9s

The club’s participation in Summer small-sided tournaments will be finalised over the next week. It has been agreed that both the Under 10s and Under 15s will be entering two competitions (one in May, one in June). The Under 7s will be making their ‘debut’ at a mini-football festival in June. We’ll post full details on the website once we have received confirmation from the respective tournament organisers.

EASTER SCHEDULE FOR PPFC

cropped-acorn.pngA reminder of our the club’s schedule over the Easter period:

Under 15s: No training on either Thursday 10th or Thursday 17th. The team will play Windsor at home on Saturday 12th April.

Under 10s: No training on either Thursday 10th or Thursday 17th. The team will return to training on 24th April ahead of their next game away to Goldsworth Park Rangers on Sunday 27th. A note that we still have two fixtures to finalise in addition to those published on our Fixture List page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/under-9s-results-201213/ We’ll bring you news of these as soon as we can.

Under 7s: No training over the Easter holidays (12th or 19th April). Next session will be on Saturday 26th.

 

UNDER 7s STARS OF THE WEEK

ACORNOur Stars of the Week for PPFC Under 7s this weekend (5th April) were Ethan and Jan. Well done guys; fantastic work. We hope you all had fun this morning.

A reminder that there will be no training for the next two Saturday mornings. Our next session will be on 26th April. Have a great Easter break everyone!

ONE DOWN, FIVE TO GO: U15s KEEP UP THE TITLE HEAT

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Saturday 5th April, EBYL; Ashridge Park 0 Pirbright Premier U15s 2

Goals from Jake and Luke gave PPFC U15s a vital victory at Ashridge Park on Saturday morning, keeping the pressure up on the top three in the EBYL. Mike believed only six wins from six would have been enough to bring Pirbright their first championship, and the first three of their target eighteen points proved relatively routine once they had their noses in front.

A low-key first half ended goalless; though Dom had an effort somewhat harshly disallowed. The home team’s keeper was in excellent form, standing firm as Pirbright improved their passing in the second period and began to create opportunities. But eventually we edged ahead, the outstanding Jake glancing in a rare headed goal. Then Luke put the game beyond doubt with a free-kick from twenty-five yards that found the top corner. There were further excellent stops by the Ashridge custodian from efforts from Joe and Josh, but ultimately Pirbright weren’t to add to their tally. The lads saw out the remainder of the game to record a fairly comfortable win.

The importance of the result was underlined by victories for Mytchett and CSA All Stars which mean it’s pretty much ‘as you were’ as the league title looks set to go the distance. After a campaign in which their attacking flair has been to the fore (often to the point of being cavalier) the team have now recorded two successive clean sheets (their only shut-outs this season) just at the right time. Pirbright now face Windsor next Saturday; here’s to grinding out another three points!

Mention for PPFC club ‘legend’ Joe Brown (the ‘Ryan Giggs of Pirbright’ ? ;) ) for an immense display upfront; tireless in his work rate.

PPFC Scorers: Jake, Luke

UNDER 10s UPDATE

DSCN1965A Winter of postponements has played havoc with the Under 10s Fixture List this season. Following tonight’s (Thursday) win over Badshot Lea the team have five league games still to play. Three are scheduled; with two still to arrange. Full details can be found here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/under-9s-results-201213/

At the time of writing, the boys have no game until 27th April and definitely have no fixture this weekend (6th April). We’ll bring news of the games to be rearranged (Worplesdon Rangers at home and Walton Casuals away) as soon as we have them. The club will also be finalising Summer Tournaments within the next week.

Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook Page; and thanks everyone for their patience!

ARTHUR AT THE DOUBLE AS UNDER 10s BOUNCE BACK

DSCN1983Thursday 3rd April, SPL3; Pirbright Premier U10s 3 Badshot Lea 0

PPFC Under 10s bounced back from two successive defeats with an impressive display to see off Badshot on Thursday evening. Two goals from Arthur helped the boys to a comfortable victory in what was a great all-round team performance. It was a result which lifted the boys to fourth in the league.

After an opening ten minutes which the visitors marginally dominated Pirbright began to get into the stride with some good passing, particularly through midfield. It was Joshua who opened the scoring, showing clever feet inside the area before crashing the ball into the far corner. Showing real shape and discipline the lads went further ahead when Arthur converted the first of his brace from close range.

Badshot enjoyed a spell of good possession at the beginning of the second half but Pirbright were solid and well-organised in defence; rarely looking troubled and marshalled superbly by Captain Fantastic Jacob. Then the home team scored a splendidly worked third goal to kill the game off; the outstanding Asa combining with Cally for Arthur to sweep home from the left edge of the box. Pirbright had opportunities to increase their lead, notably a thumping shot from Jack which the goalkeeper turned over the bar and a free-kick from Arthur which Asa nudged just wide. But 3-0 was ultimately a fair reflection of the lads’ performance, and a welcome birthday present for Coach Lee!

DSCN1980PPFC: Conor, Jacob, Adam, Cally, Asa, Jack, Arthur, Joshua

Scorers: Arthur (2), Joshua

MOTM: Asa, imperious is the word ;)

UNDER 7s TRAINING ON SATURDAY

22022014177Next Under 7s Training Session will be this coming Saturday, 5th April; at 9:30am on Pirbright Village Green. Shinpads and a water bottle for everyone please. See you Saturday!

Please note we won’t be running sessions on either Saturday 12th or 19th.

U15s TARGET SIX FROM SIX FOR THE TITLE

WOK14Six wins from six games: that’s Pirbright’s ambitious target as they pursue the EBYL Championship. The boys begin the title run-in on Saturday at Ashridge Park. Match details can be found on the U15s News Page here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u15news/

Here’s the current position at the top of the table:

1) Fleet Spurs; Played 17, Points 37, Goal Difference +30

2) CSA All Stars; P 15, Pts 30; GD + 22

3) Mytchett Athletic; P15, Pts 30; GD +30

4) PIRBRIGHT PREMIER; P 14, Pts 29; GD +20

LUCK DESERTS U10s

DSCN1954Sunday 30th March, SPL3; Onslow FC 3 Pirbright Premier U10s 1

You know it might not be your day when your opponents’ first shot of the match end up in the top corner; and so it proved for PPFC U10s on Sunday morning at Surrey Sports Park. Undone by a combination of terrific finishing from a very well organised Onslow side, a hesitant opening ten minutes, but mainly just plain old bad luck. The boys arguably didn’t deserve to lose, let alone by a margin of 1-3.

The lads recovered after Onslow’s outstanding opening goal and forced a penalty when Cally’s neat footwork drew a foul just inside the area. Jack’s spot kick had power, but not quite the right placement and it whistled wide of the post. To make matters worse Onslow were awarded a penalty of their own just moments later. Conor dived to his right to make a fine save (pictured), but couldn’t stop the home team converting the rebound to increase their lead. Pirbright created a number of chances to reduce the arrears but some excellent defending, goalkeeping and some slightly wayward finishing denied them.

DSCN1956The boys switched to two upfront in the second period and enjoyed the majority of possession, again creating regular chances. Asa’s free-kick struck the bar whilst a fiercely determined Jack was denied by the home goalkeeper on more the one occasion. Arthur shot narrowly wide as Pirbright surged forward. But a sucker punch arrived in the shape of a third Onslow goal on the break, leaving a mountain to climb. Pirbright hit back soon after, as Jack finally enjoyed some fortune in front of goal to shoot home after Joshua’s shot was saved.

Credit to the team, they continued to go forward in search of an unlikely comeback as the remaining ten minutes saw further opportunities for Pirbright punctuated by some swift and dangerous counter-attacking from Onslow; mainly foiled by a tremendous defensive display from Jacob and some fine handling and saves from Conor.

Pirbright now move on to the next game against Badshot on Thursday evening and will be hoping for a little more rub-of-the-green than they enjoyed today.

PPFC: Conor, Asa, Jacob, Cally, Jack, Arthur, Joshua, Adam

Scorer: Jack

Man of the Match: Jacob – Mr Consistency, but particularly outstanding even by his high standards.

 

 

 

TON UP FOR UNDER 10s

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Resident statistician Lee informs us that last weekend saw Under 10s trio Jack, Cally and Conor chalk up their one-hundredth appearances in all competitions for the club.

Jacob and Jonty should both reach that landmark later this season.

Congratulations boys!

UNDER 7s TRAINING ON SATURDAY

22022014176Next Under 7s Training will be on Saturday morning (29th March) at 9:30am on Pirbright Village Green.

Please note that we would respectfully request that players are in attendance for a 9:30am start. A reminder also that children should be accompanied across the Avenue De Cagny by parents from the car park please.

BEATEN, BUT BOLD AND BRAVE: U10s BOW OUT

DSCN1946Sunday 23rd March; SPL Cup Semi-Final, Chertsey Town 3 Pirbright Premier U10s 1

PPFC U10s exited the SPL Cup at the semi-final stage for the second season running on Sunday morning, but not before they had given everything against a formidable Chertsey team.

The final score of 1-3 fails to do justice to the lads’ terrific efforts, as they proved once again that on their day they can more-than-compete with the best sides in the division. Pirbright trailed 1-0 at the break, but had battled fiercely. As ever, the boys also looked dangerous on the counter-attack with the lightning pace of Joshua and Jack never allowing Chertsey to settle. But when our equaliser arrived minutes into the second half it certainly wasn’t against the run-of-play and rounded of a concerted period of Pirbright pressure. Asa was the scorer, ghosting in to volley home from a corner (the celebrations after which are captured below).

Moments later Joshua’s terrific run ended with a low shot that whistled just the wrong side of the post; then the Chertsey keeper saved splendidly from Asa’s header. But our opponents are not second in the league for nothing, and they edged ahead again as the game entered the last ten minutes. This time Pirbright couldn’t recover and as they pushed forward Chertsey added a third on the counter which was – perhaps – just a little flattering.

DSCN1942The boys can now ‘concentrate on the league’ and with eight games remaining let’s hope they can enjoy themselves and earn as many points as they can. Congratulations to Chertsey, strong and well-organised in all departments once more; we wish them all the best in the final. But well done Pirbright for a fantastic effort; be proud of yourselves boys!

PPFC: Conor, Jacob, Adam, Jack, Asa, Cally, Arthur, Joshua

Scorer: Asa

Man of the Match: Adam – the pick of a lion-hearted bunch with an especially fearless defensive display.

THREE MORE POINTS FOR UNDER 10s

DSCN0178Saturday 22nd March; SPL3, Pirbright Premier U10s 4 Guildford City 0

PPFC U10s won the first game of their weekend ‘double-header’ on Saturday morning with a comfortable victory over Guildford City. Pirbright’s team showed some changes from last Sunday’s match at Knaphill, with Arthur returning from injury, but Jonty out with a broken wrist and Conor unavailable. Goalkeeping duties were ably shared between Jack and Adam.

Asa and Joshua both scored twice to secure the points. In a pretty scrappy match Pirbright’s goals were nevertheless of a high quality, particularly Joshua’s unstoppable free-kick and a shot from distance from Asa. It was the boys’ third consecutive league win and will hopefully give them plenty of confidence heading in to Sunday’s cup semi-final with Chertsey.

PPFC: Adam, Jack, Jacob, Cally, Arthur, Joshua, Asa

Scorers: Asa 2, Joshua 2

UNDER 7s STARS OF THE WEEK

cropped-08092013092.jpgOur Under 7s Stars of the Week for our training session on Saturday 22nd March were Jan (for some excellent passing in our game at the end) and Ollie D (for some superb close control and dribbling).

Well done everyone; see you next week.

JOE AT THE DOUBLE AS U15s WIN

DSC_1963Saturday 22nd March, EBYL; Maidenhead 0 Pirbright Premier U15s 3

Two goals from PPFC ‘veteran’ Joe secured the points for the U15s on Saturday morning, as they eased past Maidenhead. The result moves the lads up to third in the table, just five points adrift from leaders Fleet with a game in hand.

Despite the absence of several key players Pirbright were fairly dominant, though the match was a low-key affair which became more scrappy and disjointed as it wore on. Luke scored PPFC’s other goal. So, two relative rarities for Mike’s team: a straightforward ‘routine’ win, and a first clean sheet of the season. But three points nevertheless; well done lads!

PPFC Scorers: Joe (2), Luke

TRAINING OFF TONIGHT

cropped-acorn.pngThis evening’s Under 10s and Under 15s Training session this evening has been cancelled. Unfortunately our floodlights will not withstand the high winds. The weekend schedule remains as previously posted.

UNDER 10s: NEW RECRUITS NEEDED

DSCN0244Pirbright Premier Under 10s are currently enjoying their third season representing the club. The squad have been together since 2011 and have made terrific progress so far; finishing a respectable sixth in their first campaign of competitive league football last year, reaching the semi-finals of the Surrey Primary League Cup and winning their first silverware at the Fleet Spurs Tournament in May 2012.

This season, they have surpassed our expectations in a hugely competitive division (currently sitting in third place) and are enjoying another run to the semi-finals of the cup. The boys play at an excellent standard against some well-established and resourced local clubs. But their team spirit, togetherness and sportsmanship stands out and our emphasis is always on playing with a smile. cropped-dscn0217.jpg

The Under 10s have a small squad of players, and have suffered some misfortune this year with the loss of some players due to injury and relocation. We’re currently seeking new recruits for the side, both to join the squad for the remainder of this season, and also in preparation for our move to 9 v 9 at Under 11s next year. If your child is in current School Year Five (maximum age 10, minimum age 9) and are looking to join a friendly, expertly coached team we’d love you to get in touch. We’d be particularly keen to hear from you if you’ve recently moved to Pirbright or Deepcut Barracks (we currently have a number of boys in the Under 7s from the camp), or simply if your child loves football and making new friends. The team trains on a Thursday evening and play their home matches on a Sunday at Pirbright Village School.

SEASON REVIEW DOCContact us at pirbrightpremierfc@hotmail.com ; or if you’re an existing PPFC member and know someone who might be interested in joining: spread the word!

UNDER 15s FACE MAIDENHEAD ON SATURDAY

LP6Our Under 15s will look to build on their remarkable comeback against Laurel Park on Saturday when they face Maidenhead in the EBYL at the weekend. Let’s hope Luke’s late winner – which kept the boys in touch of the leaders in an incredibly tight division - will prove a ‘season-defining’ moment. You’ll find details of rearranged fixtures on the Under 15s Fixtures & results Page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/under-14s-results-201213/

Full details of the Maidenhead game will be posted before the weekend. Good luck lads; we’re still in there with a chance as we approach the ‘business end’ of the season.

TOUGH WEEKEND DOUBLE-HEADER FOR UNDER 10s

02032014180It’s a busy and demanding weekend for our Under 10s. On Saturday we play host to Guildford City in a rearranged league fixture at Pirbright Village School. Then, on Sunday, we are away to a very impressive Chertsey Town side in the semi-final of the SPL Cup. Details of both matches can now be found on the Under 10s News Page here http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u10s/

An already small squad are down to the bare bones at present, particularly after poor Jonty (who has been excellent of late) suffered a broken wrist earlier this week. The boys have been playing terrifically well for much of this season; so your support (particularly at Chertsey on Sunday for what promises to be a real test for the boys) would be greatly appreciated. Whatever transpires, good luck lads; we’re really proud of your efforts so far!

OUTSTANDING UNDER 10s HIT FIVE

Sunday 16th March, SPL3; Knaphill 2 Pirbright Premier U10s 5

DSCN0195Inspired by a terrific hat-trick from Joshua PPFC U10s pulled off a splendid away win at second-place Knaphill on Sunday morning to move up the third in the table. It was, perhaps, the boys’ most disciplined display of the season, keeping their defensive shape throughout and breaking with lightning speed and purpose on the counter-attack.

Pirbright led 1-0 at the interval, after withstanding some pressure from the home team with some excellent defending. Joshua grabbed the first of his hat-trick at he stole in to score from close range after the ball deflected into his path. And he struck again soon after the interval, stooping to score with a header after excellent build up play on the left hand side. Knaphill halved our advantage not long after, but Pirbright held firm amid another flurry of home possession. Then it was three soon after, this time Joshua latching onto Conor’s long clearance upfield, holding off a defender and steering home to complete his hat-trick.

DSCN0327Jack, a constant menace alongside Joshua in attack, fired in the fourth after nipping past the goalkeeper to round off another swift counter. Then a splendid passing move which started on the right saw the ball worked to Cally on the left of the area and he finished confidently for Pirbright’s fifth. Knaphill bagged their second with virtually the last kick of the game. A genuinely impressive display from the boys; underlining yet again that they are at their very best when working hard for each other and with a collective desire to win.

Well done boys; who knows where we’ll end up in the league this season, but we’ll certainly have had fun getting there!

PPFC: Conor, Jacob, Adam, Jonty, Jack, Cally, Asa, Joshua

Scorers: Joshua 3, Jack, Cally

STUNNING COMEBACK KEEPS U15s IN THE RACE

LP3Saturday 15th March; EBYL, Pirbright Premier 5 Laurel Park 4

With their usual taste for the dramatic PPFC U15s kept up their championship challenge with a critical win over Laurel Park on Saturday morning; rallying at 1-4 down to snatch a last-gasp 5-4 victory in yet another enthralling game.

Freddie’s early goal put Pirbright ahead; but they defended poorly in a first half which saw Laurel Park 3-1 ahead at the interval. And despite decent spells either side of the break the hosts were soon 4-1 adrift to a side whom they had never previously beaten. Luke narrowed the deficit with a shot from outside the box to restore a little hope; and when Tom G’s free-kick found its way past everyone and into the corner an unlikely comeback was suddenly on. Pirbright’s opportunity to pull level arrived soon after when Luke was felled in the box by the opposition goalkeeper, who was sent-off as the ‘last man’. But PPFC’s top scorer saw his penalty strike the bar and the game – and possibly the lads’ hopes of catching Fleet, CSA and Mytchett – looked to have slipped away.

But Tom G eventually scrambled the equaliser with his second of the match to set up the proverbial grandstand finish. With just three minutes left Laurel Park conceded another penalty, and this time Luke kept his cool from the spot to earn a vital three points.

‘Hat’s off’ to Mike’s team for a rousing revival, which keeps them five points behind top-of-the-table Fleet with a game in hand and seven games to play.

PPFC Scorers: Tom G 2, Luke 2 (1 pen), Freddie

EBYL Division Top 5 (up to & inclusing 15/3/14)

1) Fleet Spurs, P14; Pts 31

2) CS All Stars, P14, Pts 29

3) Mytchett Athletic, P13, Pts 27

4) Pirbright Premier, P13, Pts 26

5) Wokingham & Embrook, P 14, Pts 24

 

THE WEEKEND AHEAD

All three PPFC squads will be in action this weekend.

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08092013089Our Under 10s travel to second place Knaphill on Sunday morning. Match details can be found on the Under 10s News Page here: http://pirbrightpremierfc.com/news/u10s/

TRAINING THIS THURSDAY

Both our Under 15s and Under 10s will be training on the astroturf pitches at Kings Manor School on Thursday evening (13th March).

untitledUnder 10s: This weeks session will be run (at the third attempt!) by Coerver Coaching. Please note that training will be between 6.00pm – 7.30pm; but we would request that the squad are there at 5:50 ready to start. Looking forward to it!

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UNDER 10s vs GUILDFORD CITY, CHERTSEY TOWN: NEW DATES

DSCN0234Following the disruption caused by the run of postponements during January and February the club is still busy rearranging fixtures over the coming weeks. We’ll keep everyone apace of developments, but here are some dates for your diaries:

We have two fixtures on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd March. On Saturday 22nd March we are at home to Guildford City in the league. On Sunday, we are away to Chertsey Town in the semi-final of the SPL Cup.

Please see our Under 10s News Page for more details. This Sunday (16th March) the boys are away to Knaphill.

FIRST HALF TREBLE ENOUGH FOR UNDER 10s

DSCN0226Sunday 9th March, SPL3; Pirbright Premier U10s 3 Staines Town 2

A hat-trick from Jack was just enough for the Under 10s on Sunday as they moved up to fourth in the league with their eighth win of the campaign. In positively Spring-like conditions the team returned to their home pitch at Pirbright school for the first time since December 15th. The lads were soon into their stride, playing some excellent football in a disciplined and purposeful opening half. For once the team turned their dominance into goals: three of them to be precise, all from the boot of leading scorer Jack; who moves on to twelve goals in a stellar season.

The second period was something of a contrast, as Staines upped their game with little to lose and the boys lost some of their shape and sharpness. The visitors pulled two goals back, struck the crossbar and forced a couple of saves. But Pirbright held on, and might have made things a whole lot more comfortable had they converted the chances they created after half time. Mention too for a splendid display from The Jonts, in unfamiliar territory at the back this time, but tackling like a demon.

DSCN0183It would not, of course, be Pirbright if they didn’t make life difficult for themselves. But plenty of positives from a composed and efficient display in the opening half. Things might have been different in seasons past, but the boys do seem to have discovered the winning habit this year. Well done guys!

PPFC: Conor, Jonty, Adam, Jacob, Asa, Cally, Jack, Arthur, Joshua

Scorers: Jack 3

CALLUM ON THE MEND AFTER SATURDAY’S ABANDONMENT

GetAttachment4We’re pleased to report that Callum is back at home recovering after the injury which caused the abandonment of PPFC U15s game with Wokingham & Emmbrooke on Saturday morning.

Pirbright led 2-1 with twenty minutes remaining when Callum fell and suffered an injury to his back. He was taken to hospital and the decision taken to call the game short. Mike advises that Callum received bruising and a blow to his kidney but is on the mend and should be back playing in a few weeks.

UNDER 7s STAR OF THE WEEK

22022014177Another really positive training session for the Under 7s this Saturday (8th March). Our Star of the Week was Joshua, who showed terrific effort and some great skills in just his second session with the squad. Well done Joshua!

We’ll soon be in communication with parents regarding some Spring / Summer tournament entries for the boys.

TRAINING THIS WEEK

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Under 15s: will train at Kings Manor School on THURSDAY night (6th March), on the astroturf pitches between 7pm – 8pm.

Under 10s: Will train on FRIDAY night (7th March) at Pirbright Village School, between 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

Under 7s: Will train on Saturday morning (8th March) on the Village Green between 9.30am – 10.30am

UNDER 10s EARN DESERVED POINT

02032014181_2Sunday 2nd March, SPL3; FC Sunbury 1 Pirbright Premier U10s 1

A solid and determined effort from Pirbright U10s this Sunday lunchtime earned the boys a thoroughly merited point at Sunbury. Against a team who had outplayed the lads for much of the return fixture back in the Autumn Pirbright underlined their improvement this season in a far more even contest.

A goalless first half had seen opportunities at both ends on a bumpy and uneven pitch. Shortly after the break Sunbury went closest when they rattled the crossbar from close range. Then the Jonts escaped down the middle and saw his prodded finish creep agonisingly wide. Pirbright finally made the breakthrough when Asa’s shot from the edge of the area found the net. Sunbury exerted considerable pressure and equalised with ten minutes left. But the boys maintained composure, shape and discipline to see the game out and record an excellent away point.

02032014183Adam was Pirbright’s Man of the Match with a typically whole-hearted shift on the left side of defence and there were excellent performances all round. Well done boys: back to their battling best and some good football too (particularly on the counter attack).

PPFC: Conor, Jacob, Adam, Arthur, Jack, Asa, Joshua, Jonty, Cally

Scorer: Asa

 

Surrey Primary League, Division 3, up to & including 2/3/14

1) AFC Brooklands   Played 12, Points 36

2) Chertsey Town P 12, 28 pts

3) Knaphill P 15, 26 pts

4) Worplesdon Rangers P 11, 23 pts

5) Pirbright Premier FC Played 14, Won 7, Drawn 2, Lost 5, Goals For 31, Goals Against 24, Points 23

6) Staines Town P 15, 21 pts

7) Badshot Lea, P 11, 20 pts

8) Onslow FC, P 15, 19 pts

9) FC Sunbury, P 12, 17 pts

10) Walton Casuals, P 12, 12 pts

11) Goldsworth Park Rangers, P 10, 9 pts

12) Guildford City, P 12, 4 pts

13) Molesey P 15, 0 pts