Quedgeley U11's 2 - 3 Painswick U11's
Painswick got off to a flying start and were the dominant force in the first half with well-worked goals from Joey Gill, Charlie Murray and Sam McCormack. The second half saw Quedgeley come out a different team and it wasn't long before they caught Painswick asleep at the back and scored. They kept up the pressure and were rewarded with another. This seemed to be the wake call that Painswick needed and they were unlucky not to score a fourth. After a lack-lustre start to the New Year Painswick came away with a hard fought win.
Star Player - Aaron Barnes
Golden Valley Rangers U11's 0 - 2 Painswick U11's
Painswick looked strong in the first half and bombarded the GVR goal relentlessly until the pacey Charlie Murray chipped the ball over the advancing keeper to score for Painswick. Ben Mounce was outstanding in defence and ensured that the GVR team were unable to break through. Seb Kemp worked hard to control the mid-field and supplied some superb balls to the Painswick strikers. Charlie Murray struck again and scored with a rocket of a shot from outside the area. The second half saw GVR come back into the game and test Boris Barret-Lamb, the Painswick keeper, who pushed one shot over the bar and dived through the air to pull off an astounding save, to rapturous applause from supporters. Aaron Barnes came to life in the second half and had several unlucky shots but the GVR keeper and defence managed to keep a clean sheet in the second half, and the score remained at 2-0.
Star Player - Aaron Barnes
Painswick U11's 3 v 0 Frampton Youth U11's
The first round of the cup saw Ben Mounce pounce on the ball in the area and strike it into the Frampton net, Painswick surged forward and had several near misses before a through ball from Joey Gill landed at Mounces' feet and, after a neat turn infront of a goal, he slotted it past the keeper to claim his second. Painswick kept up the pressure and opportunities were slim for Frampton as defences were kept tight and Charlie Murray sealed the win with another goal to see Painswick safely through to the next round.
Star Player-Sam Porter
Painswick U11's 3 v 1 Randwick Wasps U11's
Ned Greasley scored the first goal in this second game of the day for Painswick. A superb cross from Aaron Barnes floated in front of the Randwick goal and Greasley headed it firmly into the net to score the best goal of the day! Randwick kept pushing forward and the Painswick team were kept on their toes. The pressure eased slightly when Tom Connor-Webb battled hard to win the ball and finished with a neat strike to give Painswick their second.Impressive Greasley sneaked in another before Randwick won the ball and pushed forward to score a late well deserved goal just before the whistle.
Charfield Blues U11's 0 v 4 Painswick U11's
After a 'no score' draw in their previous encounter Painswick travelled to Charfield with hopes of a win. Both teams started well but it wasn't long before Painswick got into their stride and started to turn up the pressure. Seb Kemp scored from inside the area and gave Painswick the boost they needed. With that elusive goal under their belts Aaron Barnes and Rory Macefield kept defences tight and goalkeeper Jake Fox dominated his area to prevent Charfield from breaking through. A handball in the area allowed midfielder Sam Porter to step up and take a penalty which he scored with an unstoppable shot with a sweet left foot. Ben Mounce battled hard to win the ball and followed through with a great shot into the back of the net. Sam Porters constant work rate saw him secure his second goal with a long shot into the top of the net. A good solid team performance saw Painswick return home victorious as well deserved winners.
Star Player - Sam Porter
Rodborough Rangers U11's 2 - 3 Painswick U11's
This was definitely a game of two halves where Rangers caught out a lack-lustre Painswick team and broke through the Painswick defences and scored within minutes of the whistle. Painswick seemed to have left their usual energy and their shooting boots at home, as chance after chance failed to find the back of the net. Sam McCormack managed to break the deadlock by tapping in a dropped ball from the Rodborough keeper. Rangers kept up the pressure and scored another to go into half time a goal ahead. Painswick came out after the break with a different attitude and were a team on a mission. They bombarded the Rangers goal and kept them pinned in their own half until the ball fell to Joey Gill who slotted in the equaliser. Some better football followed and the Painswick squad forged forward in attacking waves and were rewarded when Aaron Barnes scored the winner with a rocket of a shoot into the top of the net. Performances to be proud of from both teams in a game where Painswick had to pull out all the stops for the win!
Star Player - Joey Gill
Painswick U11's 7 - 1 Quedgeley Wanderers U11's
Painswick soon took the lead against a determined Quedgeley team with a goal from Tom Connor-Webb. Slick passing and speed cut through the Quedgeley defences and Joey Gill blasted in another two. Aaron Barnes made a solo run from mid-field and crossed the ball into the corner of the net. Seb Kemp got the fifth just before Quedgeley broke through and scored. Painswick picked up the pace and were rewarded with two more goals from Tom Connor-Webb and Ryan Carden.
Star Player - Ryan Carden
Hucclecote 0 - 8 Painswick U11's
Painswick were strong and confident and Charlie Murray got them off to a flying start with an impressive hat-trick. Sam Porter and Aaron Barnes totally dominated the mid-field and made some impressive runs and accurate balls through to the forwards. Rory Macefield and Pakka Jones kept Painswick's defences tight and goalkeeper Jake Fox repelled any attempts on goal. Joey Gill's persistence was rewarded with a goal and Aaron Barnes broke through and finished with a superb shot into the top of the net. Painswick's new signing, Ryan Carden, gave a confident performance throughout. Tom Connor-Webb went one on one with the keeper and slotted the ball home and repeated it shortly after and got his second. The final goal was a rocket of a shot from Sam Porter.
Star Player - Joey Gill
Painswick U11's 0 v 0 Charfield Juniors
Some superb football was played by both teams and numerous chances kept both keepers busy. Roared on by supporters the ball went from end to end but both teams were unable to get it in the back of the net. The non-stop work rate of Aaron Barnes was rewarded with the star player award and the score line was a fair result in this hard fought match.
Painswick U11's 6 - 1 Windsor Drive U11's
Painswick's first game of the new season on their new home pitch at Foxmoor School saw them finish with a convincing win against the visitors. Aaron Barnes was quick off the mark to score the first and followed it shortly after with a thunderbolt strike from outside the area. Ben Mounce was an unstoppable force up front and scored two goals in quick succession and after getting his toe on the end of a superb ball from Sam McCormack celebrated his hat-trick. Windsor Drive hit one back but Charlie Murray sealed the Painswick win with a neat chip in to seal the win.
Star Player - Ben Mounce