WINNERS: Abbeymead 6 a side tournament U12's.
In the same week that Dave Bullingham picked up his award from the GFA for Coach of the Year, his Painswick FC U12’s entered their first ever 6 a side tournament. They travelled to Abbeymead and faced some stiff opposition in their group. Painswick were determined to advance to the semi finals and dominated the first game against Abbeymead B team. The game however was settled with a single goal from Paul Jones who fired into an empty net after the keeper came out and missed the ball. Game 2 always looked a tough fixture against the Gloucester champions Hucclecote A team. Again Painswick played some good flowing football and scored a first half goal. The second half was defensive but enough done to see the match out. Game 3 was against Saracens and Painswick seemed to be taking a break as they played well within their capabilities for a goalless draw. The last game became a decider against Frampton to see who would finish top with both teams exactly level on all measures. The game inevitable ended as a goalless draw. This left a mini penalty shoot out to decide the top spot and both teams wanted to avoid Abbeymead A who comfortably won their group. Unfortunately Painswick lost 2-1 and so faced the hosts. The game was certainly the toughest match of the tournament and both teams played some good passing football. Painswick had the better chances but the game ended goalless and so to 4 minutes of extra time. Painswick come out really fired up and it was all out attack. They were determined to finish the game and so a break come down the right wing the ball fed through from defence to Paul Jones who ran in on goal and smacked a cracking goal across the face into the left corner. The hosts never recovered and Painswick booked their place in the final against Frampton. Painswick showed their class in the final and were overall the better team. Despite this Frampton scored first but Painswick never looked ruffled and before half time they had levelled the score with a great finish.. The second half was dominated by Painswick and were rewarded with the winning goal. A great victory first time out.
23 May 10: U12's Champions League Winners
The tournament kicked off with a surprise result as Windsor Drive beat King Stanley 1:0 battling hard and frustrating the team in yellow. Painswick then opened their account with a truly powerful display against Windsor Drive. Once again they played like champions and tore through the heart of opposition. There were quality goals from Josh and Lloyd, Cal claimed the first of his two goals from a trademark wonder strike that took a useful deflection into the net. Gabe bagged himself a goal to give a 7:1 scoreline. So it came again to face King Stanley in a crucial game. Painswick were controlled and King Stanley had by now woken up. Nervey at times Painswick held out in the baking sun for a goal less draw. Double winners again and runners up in the cup final - a great success. Well done to all the players and coaching staff.
15 May 10: U12's League Game
Cheltenham Saracens 1 : Painswick FC 7
Dave Bullingham took a back seat for this game having secured the title. Dave's assitants Andy and Mike stepped in and the message was go out and enjoy your football. On paper the game looked tough but Painswick came out and played like champions. They really did make it look easy and Tom Coultas who had a great game took charge in midfield winning lots of possesion. The first goal came from a corner and Josh Newton met firmly with his head. The second hit by Josh using his strenght to push through a crowded box and thump home. The next two goals were sweetly struck shots, the first from Tom and the next from Cal Lazarus. In the second half more of the same with Paul Jones getting on the score sheet and Blake Peacey scored a cracking goal from an impossibly tight angle turning sharply to fire home. Tom finished off proceedings as a cross came in from Cal, Tom very coolly slotted home right hand side keeping the ball on the ground. Well done to all the coaching staff on a successful season.
Star Player: Tom Coultas
13 May 10: U12's League Game
Painswick FC 6 : Golden Valley Rangers 1
Painswick grabbed the league title with both hands in a powerful and dominent display. With only GVR between them and the title they literally brushed them aside. The passing was crisp most of the time and the first goal came with Lloyd Gardiner pulling back for Josh Newton to thump home. Goal two crossed by Dominic Perris and Lloyd burried it. Lloyd added his second with a cool finish and in a rare slip GVR bagged a goal before half time. The second half was a more assured half with the game finishing with Painswick creating so many chances. Josh managed to get his second goal and Dominic added two for himself one of which was a cracking strike. Painswick Champions for the second year on the trot. Dave Bullingham wins yet another trophey.
Star Player: Lloyd Gardiner and Richard Price
11 May 10: U12's League Game
Painswick FC 3 : King Stanley 0
After the disappointment of the being runners up in the cup final, the dragons faced King Stanley again and this time the league title was at stake. King Stanley were confident of a win but Dave Bullingham had other ideas. He had fired his team up and made tactical changes that transformed the team performance from only days earlier. Painswick came out and took charge of the game and played probably their best game of the season. They were solid in every department and scored that vital opening goal early on as Paul Jones headed down a cross into the net. Richard Price comanded the back line and nothing was able to pass abley assisted by Alex Evans this gave the team confidence to go forward. At half time it was still tence but Cal Lazarus hit a sweet shot that thumped the underside of the ball and bounced over the line. Stanley were broken and Painswick coasted the remainder of the game with Paul Jones adding his second with a low drilled shot into the right hand side of the net. Terrific team performance.
Star Player: Richard Price
6 Mar 10: U8's Friendly Match
Stonehouse 1 : 4 Painswick Dragons
Gary Fagg led his young guns to very good performance. Sam scored a hattrick with some fine finishing. Walter scored a goal to top off an intelligent performance with great team play. Painswick played some lovely passing football and good awareness of space on the pitch. Thomas was strong in the challenge and Ethan was very assured on the ball. Pakka played well and first time performances from Aaron and Jacob. Good performances too from Joe, Will, Louis, Ben and Alfie.
Star Player: Walter
20 Feb 10: U12's Cup Game
Golden Valley Rangers 2 : Painswick FC 5
Painswick advance in the cup with a well earned win. In a tough encounter GVR lost their dicispline several times and Painswick did well to rise above it all and concentrate on the football. Josh started the scoring with a long run through the middle and a fabulous strike down to the bottom left corner. Paul Jones who was involved in every part of the game set up the next three goals each running to the line and pulling the ball back for firstly Tom Coultas, then two from Lloyd Gardiner. GVR got there second at 2:4 from a player who not have been on the pitch but Cal Lazarus hit number 5 with a cool strike to the bottom right corner. On course for a place in the final.
Star Player: Josh Newton and Paul Jones
13 Feb 10: U8's Friendly Game
Minchinhampton 3 : 4 Painswick Dragons
The young Painswick Dragons were in impressive form. Sam, Thomas and Walt linked up well and created a lot of chances on goal. Thomas made penetrating runs in to the box and his reward was scoring two goals. Walter had a terrific game with intelligent football and added a goal to his name with a cool finish. Sam went on one of his trade mark unstoppable runs down the wing and with the keeper off his line hit the net from long range. Joe Hill did well in goal and Joe Hosler had a very controlled game making some important challenges. Louis continues to improve and with Ben and Henry were very solid. Finally Will had a good game with very strong tackling and was often making good clearences up field. Well done to the Dragons.
Star Player: Walter
13 Feb 10: U12's League Game
Painswick FC 5 : 1 Norton Eagles
Dave Bullingham's Painswick team came out firing on all cylinders and scored two quick goals that all but killed the game off from the outset. They continued to stamp their authority on the game with 3 more goals Norton taking a consolation goal. The goals came from Cal, Dom, Lloyd, Tom and Paul. Richard Price had a great game at the back shutting out any sniff of an attack. Painswick are finishing the season in tremendous from as they lead the table with 6 games to play.
Star Player: Nathan Fagg and Richard Price
6 Feb 10: U 8's Friendly Game
Painswick Dragons 0 vs 4 Frampton
The young Dragons played really well in a hard contested game. Louis played his best ever game with lots of tackles and passing. Ben was full of running setting up attacking chances. Joe made some fantastic stops in goal and Henry battled for the ball with his sliding tackles. Thomas was at his best and had the opposition beaten down the wing with his pace. The passing was good and Alfie had the best chance of the game as he lobbed the keeper only narrowly missing the post. Well done to the Dragons against a good Frampton team.
Star Player: Thomas
Painswick were up against a spirited Windsor Drive team but the attacking force that PFC represented was too strong. Tom Coultas scored a hatrick as did Dominic Perris. Richard Price added two goals with other goals from Cal Lazarus, Josh Newton and Alex Evans. With a number of tap ins for goals the goal that stood out was the opening goal scored by Tom who outside the box fired home a powerful and accurate strike into the top left corner. Josh took his goal well with a cool placement show lot to the right of the keeper and Alex got on the scoresheet as he advanced through the middle he hit a firm shot that went through a crowd of players and under the keeper. In truth Painswick could have scored a lot more goals with a number of misplaced shots but with another win Painswick stay top.
23 Jan 2010 U12's King Stanley 0 vs 7 Painswick FC
Painswick put in a fantastic team performance and came out straight from the kick off and completely shut down King Stanley preventing them from playing their normal passing game. Nathan Fagg in goal had to make a few good saves. In truth Painswick were too strong and were two nil up by half time. In the second half they piled on the pressure and King Stanley had no resistance as Painswick hit 5 more goals. Dominic Perris scored 2 as did Gabe Freer on his debut. Cal Lazarus played very well but Man of the match was Lloyd Gardiner who just too hot to handle and ended the day with a well deserved goal. Josh Newton and Paul Jones added the other goals.
Star Player: Lloyd Gardiner
5 Dec 2010 U12's Painswick FC 5 vs 0 Painswick Dragons
Well the supporters did not quite know which team to cheer and it brought out a bit of rivalry between the coaches. Dragons put up a good fight and were well motivated to put in a good performance against their fellow club mates. Painswick FC just had a bit too much quality at times with Paul Jones getting man of the match and Hugo man of the match for the dragons. The goals came from Cal, Paul, Josh and Dom with one own goal.
Star Player: Paul Jones
28 Nov 2010 U12's Eastcombe 0 vs 5 Painswick FC
Painswick were totally dominant and never looked liked conceding in a one sided match. Paul Jones notched up a hattrick with goals added by Josh and Rich getting on the score sheet. A good away performance.
Star Player: Nathan Fagg and Alex Evans
22 Nov 2009 U12's Painswick FC 3 vs 3 Chelt. Saracens
This was a thrilling game for both sides as play went from end to end. Painswick went ahead with a free kick sweetly hit by Josh Newton that deflected in off an opposition player but before half time Saracens were back in it with a scrappy goal mouth scramble. Into the second half and Painswick went behind but came back with an immediate reply. The goal opportunity was created from a through ball by Tom Coultas and a cracking finish from Josh. Frustratingly Painswick went behind again leaving the goal scorer unmarked in the box. Painswick kept their cool and finished strongly. Paul Jones made a great run up the pitch and with Josh never far away he slipped the ball to Josh who forced his way past the keeper and thumped the ball into an empty net.
10 Oct 2009 U12's Painswick FC 4 vs 1 Eastcombe
3 Oct 09 U12's Cup Game: Norton Eagles 2 vs 2 Painswick FC (won on penalties 4-2)
Painswick came through a tough game having been twice in front only to be pegged back twice. Painswick hit first with a well taken goal by Lloyd Gardiner supplied by Josh Newton. Norton managed to equalise just before half time after a goal mouth scramble ended with the ball crossing the line. Both sides had pace in attack and with spells of end to end action Painswick just had the edge. Alex Evans had a brilliant game in defence with his ability to read the game and clear the danger before it happened. Once again Painswick took the lead with a through ball to Paul Jones who ran in on goal and kept his shot low to find the net inside the left hand post. Painswick were set for victory when Norton managed a late corner and headed home to equalise. Extra time produced few efforts on goal and so it came to penalties. Nathan Fagg in goal was the difference when it came down to the spot kicks. He bossed the goal mouth and Norton only managed two of their five allocation. Josh hitting the winning penalty.
Star Player: Alex Evans
26 Sep 2009 U8's Painswick Dragons 8 vs 1 Ebley
First ever game for the under 8's and it was an awesome display of skill and power for ones so young. Both teams started brightly but Sam McCormock found himself through on goal and fired home to open his account. Ebley came back quickly with an equaliser but after that the young Dragons dominated. Thomas Ticehurst was tireless in midfield battling for the ball and always breaking up the play for the opposition. He also scored the next goal to put Painswick back in front. Jack Higgins battled well throughout and Joseph Hosler kept his concentration all game in goal making some fine saves. Sam Porter was magnificent for the whole match with his ability to carry the ball from defence into attack. He set up several goals and scored two goals himself, one from a powerful corner kick. Pakka Jones came on for the second half and worked intelligently in defence reading the game well and tremendously strong in the tackle. Sam M put on a display of immense power up front for an U8 striker. He totally dominated and was virtually unstoppable ending the game with an impressive 5 goals. Well done to Ebley who picked themselves up and in a mini game at the end narrowly lost 2:1 with Sam M scoring both goals for Painswick.
Star Player: Sam Porter
26 Sep 2009 U12's Painswick Dragons 1 vs 6 Golden Valley Rangers
The Dragons started very brightly and often looked dangerous in attack. On another day they may have hit 5 goals coming close on numerous occasions. But 3 goals conceded in each half was harsh even if GVR were a good team. Hugo Martinez-Boix showed flashes of brilliance with well struck corners that flew across the face of the goal begging for a tap in and several attempts to lob the keeper that just dropped over the bar. The positives were there to see with a battling performance from Reece Morris and plenty of industry from Gabe Freer. Dan Needham was lively up front and deserved his goal at the end of the match. Despite being 6-0 down the Dragons pushed on for some reward. Reece carried the ball from defence and then played a lovely pass that dissected the defender finding Dan through on goal, he coolly sidestepped the advancing keeper and placed it into the empty net. First game of the season out of the way and everything to look forward to.
Star Player: Gabe Freer
12 Sep 09 Windsor Drive 0 vs Painswick FC 11
Painswick got off to a flyer with their first game of the season. For a team that have not played a match together they gelled surprisingly well. Painswick attacked from start to end and were rarely troubled at the back. Alex Evans played the ball from defence to Tom Coultas in the middle who played a great through ball to Paul Jones who opened his account with a well struck goal. Cal Lazarus, who had a tremendous match winning man of the match hit the ball in the box and Dominic Perris fired in the rebound. Goal number three was created by the goalkeeper Nathan Fagg as he hit the ball over the top to Dominic who struck a smashing volley. Goal four was layed back by Josh Newton to Cal outside the box who hit a ferocious strike in the top corner. Blake Peacey was unlucky not to register a goal as a perfectly good headed goal was disallowed for pushing. Goal five was a great passing move from Josh to Paul who dragged the ball back across the goal and Cal lashed it in. The half finished with goal number six with another well taken corner from Paul and Dominic notched up his hattrick with a fine far post header.
The second half started quickly again with a shot from Josh the keeper parried but Tom growing in confidence as the game went on had the intelligence to follow up quickly and coolly placed the ball past the keeper. Dominic got his fourth goal from a low strike, Richard came up from defence to get on the score sheet with a low placement. Cal then scored his hattrick from a long range free kick as he hit a belter into the roof of the net. Tom scored number eleven and his second with another cool finish as he side footed to the left of the keeper.
Brilliant start and very promising for the future.
Star Player: Cal Lazarus
Champions League Winners
Adam Foulkes captain for the day, led his team to victory as they played two teams from Ashleworth. The first game was won by two goals to nil, scores coming from Jake and Andy. The second game won by a single goal scored by Tom Davis. And so Painswick lifted their third trophey in one season. Painswick are now recruiting players and coaches for next season for U8's through to U12's. See website for details www.painswickfc.com
Trophy World Shield Cup Final - Painswick FC U12 2: 0 Ashlesworth Woodpeckers U12
Dave Bullingham (one of the most successful youth managers of all time) led his team to the League and Cup double. Painswick dominated the game and just stopped the Woodpeckers playing their game. The first goal came early on in the first half from a pin point corner taken by the captain Tom Davis finding Jake Godwin unmarked in the box who firmly headed home. Jake controlled the midfield and Adam Foulkes and Sam White were fantastic at the back. Woodpeckers had only a few chances but Nathan Fagg was magnificent in goal and made the save of the season to keep one effort out. The winning goal came from Andy Jones who slipped the ball past the keeper as he came out and then celebrated with a backflip. A great achievement for Painswick FC - double winners in their first season of football.
Bream U12 0 : 2 Painswick U12 - PAINSWICK U12 ARE CHAMPIONS
Painswick were in total control of a game that got physical at times and being away from home the Dragons were never given any decisions. The game was won in the first half and in fact inside a five minute spell that tore Bream apart with classy football. Tom Davis made space down the left and lifted a cross to Harry Churchley on the far post who flicked it into the net. The second goal was created from a precision pass by Tom through the defence to the feet of Jake Godwin who still with a lot to do ran in on goal and slotted across the goal in to the far corner. Painswick created good chances but no more goals. Any sniff of a chance for Bream and their attack was shut down very quickly by Adam Foulkes and Sam White. Adam's man marking of one player totally neutralised his attacking options. The game was played well and a win sealed the league title for Painswick. In their first season of football they are champions. Well done to all the players and coaching staff. A proud day for manager Dave Bullingham.
Star Players : Harry Chuchley & Adam Foulkes
Painswick FC 5 : 0 Windsor Drive
Painswick never looked in trouble in this game but managed only one goal in the first half which came from a precision cross by Tom Davis with Harry Churchley making his finish look very easy as he nodded the ball inside the far post. The manager fired the team up at half time and it did not take long for goal number two as Tom placed a free kick finding Jake Godwin who firmly headed home. Jake got his second as Will Lomberg lofted a throw in into the path of Jake who expertly kept the shot low and beat the keeper. The next goal was a great exchange of passes between Tom and Andy as they worked a one two and Andy blasted home to end his goal drought. The final goal came to Tom right in front of the keeper as he shielded the ball and then released to Andy who hit his second from point blank range. Tom had a goal disallowed but earned himself man of the match. Two games to go and Painswick are close to securing the league title in their first season.
Star Player : Tom Davis
Painswick FC U12 1: Abbeymead Rovers U12 0
Painswick sealed a win in their local derby against Abbeymead who proved to be very hard to break down. Abbeymead were very quick to close Painswick down in the first half and space on the pitch was at a premium. Andy Jones had a few chances but nothing came off. Whilst Painswick were solid they were not always in control of the game but certainly finished the half attacking the Abbeymead goal. At half time Dave Bullingham gave a very positive team talk and the boys seemed fired up ready to go again. The second half was a very different game in many ways as Painswick took total control over all areas of the pitch. The defence in particular totally dominated and Abbeymead had to fight hard to stay in the game and never got any clear chances in the whole of the second half. Sam White swept up anything that came over the top and Jake dominated the centre winning every header. The breakthrough came from a route 1 attack as Nathan Fagg in goal kicked the ball into the heart of the defending team and picked out Harry Churchley who brought the ball down majestically ran in on goal and sidefooted in to the net. Harry caused problems all game for Abbeymead with his skill and the score line could have been more flattering if chances were taken. Josh used his strength to good effect on the right and Will and Adam at the back were very tight. An excellent team performance.
Star Players: Jake Godwin & Sam White
Randwick U12 0 : Painswick FC U12 7
Painswick hit seven in a very one sided game. The first half produced only 2 goals. Goal number one came from a pass out wide supplied by Tom into Will who found Jake in a lot of space who slotted home. Jake then got his second direct from a free kick powered into the roof of the net. An early goal in the second set the tempo nicely with Tom Davis supplying Harry who struck the top corner. Harry had his second as Josh intercepted a ball on the halfway line and supplied Harry who ran in from the right and fired across the goal into the left hand corner. Harry returned the compliment for Tom as he hit a hard cross that Tom skilfully flicked into the net for goal number 5. Jake secured his hattrick fed by Harry with his back to goal he turned and hit low in off the post. Not to be out done Harry then secured his hattrick as he showboated his skills right through the heart of the defence and side footed in to the net. An easy win for a change.
Star Players: Harry Churchley & Jake Godwin
Woodpeckers AFC U12's 2 : Painswick FC U12's 3
Painswick triumph after letting in two soft goals. Most teams would be beaten having given away such an early lead but the Dragons had fire in their belly and would not let up. They pushed hard and eventually got a breakthrough. Fed from the right Jake Godwin took the ball and from the edge of the box drilled home a low strike into the bottom left hand corner. Half time came with plenty still to do. Painswick now had 90% of the possession and chances were coming but no goals to show for it. Andy Jones was getting in some good positions. From a ball over the top of Andy he turned and met the ball sweetly as he hit a volley across the goal and into the far corner. The game all level and Woodpeckers who were very solid all game started to look nervous. The winner came with only about 5 minutes remaining. A ball into the box and 3 Painswick players pounced in a very crowded penalty area. The keeper blocked several shots but Andy got the last touch as the ball crept under the keeper and rolled gently over the line. Good performances from Tom Davis and Jake earned them Man of the Match and Painswick were happy to take the points.
Star Players: Tom Davis & Jake Godwin
FOREST GREEN ROVERS U12 0: 2 PAINSWICK FC U12
Dave Bullingham's Painswick remain on course for the title as they eased past Forest Green Rovers. FGR looked nervous at the start and Painswick proved too powerful as they took advantage with an early goal. Tom Davis played a through ball to Josh Newton who exchanged passes with Harry Churchley and Josh chose placement over power as he directed his shot to the left of the keeper. FGR has spells of good pressure but the Painswick defence was magnificent and did not allow many chances. Sam White swept up at he back also playing attractive football. Jake Godwin never put a foot wrong and Will Lomberg covered a lot of ground combined with some very attack minded defence. Will proved on several occasions to be the hero as he made the last tackle to prevent shots on goal. The winning goal came from a low drilled cross from Tom that was simply directed in at the near post by Josh for goal number 2. The game ended with attack as Sam and Tom passed their way up the left, Tom continued his run hitting in a early low cross and only a brilliant save from the keeper denied Josh his well deserved hatrick. Great Win Painswick.
Star Players: Will Lomberg & Sam White
Painswick FC 8 : Woodpeckers YFC 2
Painswick dominated the match but failed to create clear cut chances in the first half. After a while the first goal came from a corner taken by Harry Churchley, an overhead kick from Josh Newton dropped to Tom Davis who headed over the keeper and Josh made sure into the empty net. Woodpeckers levelled the score but Painswick hit back with a long range effort from Jake Godwin that found the top corner. Tom got the third before half time following up a rebounded shot and steering it home. As is often the way the Dragons stepped up a gear in the second half banging in 5 goals. Adam Foulkes started the rout with a tap in from Harry's shot, then Josh with a toe poke in a crowded box. Tom Davis then added two well taken goals giving him a hatrick, slotting both to the left of the keeper. Harry added the last goal from Sam's corner that Harry ran on to in the box and hit low in to the goal. Woodpeckers got a consolation goal as the ball hit a Painswick player and deflected in. Will Lomberg got in on the goal action having several chances the best when he hit a long range effort that rattled the bar. A solid win for Painswick.
Star Players: Tom Davis & Harry Churchley
Semi Finals Day - Trophy World Shield
Painswick FC 3 : Tytherington Rocks 0
Painswicks attacking football paid off in the end in a game that started with many players showing signs of nerves. Jake Godwin was magnificent in defence and later in midfield as he kept the team together in the first half especially when the Dragons at times struggled to keep the game flowing. Tytherington gave a good account of themselves but Painswick were just too classy and chances started to flow. Sam White had a few close misses and Paul Jones came close on a few occasions. Half time came with no goals and the manager Dave Bullingham (despite his injury) gave an inspired team talk. The Dragons just stepped up a gear in the second half and it was all out attack. Tom Davis shaved the post twice and a sweetly struck shot was goal bound had it not hit and floored his own team mate in the box. Harry Churchley supplied the breakthrough with a ball slipped in from the right to Josh Newton whose low strike right in front of goal made it 1:0 and then the pressure was off. Nathan Fagg in goal never put a foot wrong and his early distribution down the right wing found Harry who cut in from the right and fired a great second goal across the face in to the left hand corner. Nathan then set up the second goal with kick from hands over the top in to the path of Josh who bagged his second goal. Painswick are now in the final at Forest Green Rovers stadium on 9th May. A great achievement in their first ever season.
Star Players: Jake Godwin & Harry Churchley
Windsor Drive 0 : Painswick FC 12
Painswick were rampant and hungry for goals. A clean sheet was a bonus but in truth Windsor Drive struggled to get forward despite having some good players. Harry Churchley kicked things off with a through ball to Sam White who drove hard and low across the goal to the left hand side. The second goal was a contender for goal of the season and the best football of the match with Tom Davis passing to Harry back to Tom and he laid it back in to Harry's path having taken out the entire defence with the exchange of passes, Harry lifted the ball in the top right hand corner. Sam got his second goal hitting through a crowded box and the forth goal was deflected in from a low hard cross from Tom. Andy Jones had a tap in for goal number 5 and he went on to score 3 more in the second half. Paul Jones ended the half with a neat finish on the right. The Second half saw Harry add his second goal steering the ball in from a long range effort by Andy. Jake Godwin got in on the action and goal number 12 was supplied across the goal mouth by Paul and neatly slotted home to the left of the keeper by Tom.
Star Players: Tom Davis & Harry Churchley
Thornbury Falcons 1 : Painswick FC 2
A game played between two good footballing teams at times cancelled one another out. The game started at a furious pace and Painswick FC did not take long to press forward and Harry Churchley found himself on the edge of the box and before anyone could get a tackle in he struck home a shot in off the post. However Thornbury had a instant reply with a well taken goal beating the keeper with Painswick exposed at the back. From that point forward it was end to end but no team really took control. Painswick were exposed at the back too many times and Sam White was often to the rescue. Following a reshuffle at the back Jake Godwin had a good second half keeping things tighter. Harry temporarily switching to the left put over a great cross finding Andy Jones in space who hit it first time just wide. Following a spell on the sidelines Tom Davis came back on in the second half and looked fired up later earning himself man of the match. With only 5 minutes to go Tom fired a shot towards goal from a tight angle and the ball passed through the keepers hands in to the net. Painswick held on for the win.
Star Players: Tom Davis & Sam White
Abbeymead Rovers 0 : Painswick FC 6
All the goals came in the second half as Painswick created chances but failed to score in the first half. Abbeymead fought well but were eventually broken down as Painswick got their passing together. The first goal was scored by Andy Jones as he slipped the ball past the advancing keeper. Andy then got his second as he slotted home in off the right hand side post. Josh Newton supplied the next chance from a shot come cross that Paul Jones tapped in on the goal line. Painswick were relentless and from a perfectly struck corner from Tom Davis Josh smashed the ball in. Josh got his second goal from a low strike and the final goal was from Harry Chuchley who broke through with two other players and slotted home as Painswick queued up to score. A fine second half puts Painswick 4 points clear at the top of the table for Christmas. A resolute defence stopped Abbeymead from getting close to scoring. Adam, Sam and Will all played well at the back.
Star Players: Adam Foulkes & Harry Churchley
Painswick totally dominated the game and eventually got the first goal from debutant Jake Godwin who side footed across the goal inside the left post. Harry got a quick second when he beat two players and struck through a crowded penalty area and the keeper just failed to keep it out. The second half continued to see pressure from the Dragons and the highlight of the match came from a fantastic shot rifled in from Josh Newton a long way outside the box with the keeper completely beaten down to his left. Josh added another when his shot deflected in and Paul Jones grabbed goal number 5 when he tapped in a fierce shot from Harry which was on route to goal. Will Lomburg was a rock in defence, Callum Gorden was cool under pressure at the back and Nathan Fagg kept another clean sheet.
Star Players: Harry Churchley & Will Lomburg
Brockworth Albion 0 vs Painswick FC 7
Painswick Dragons were fired up from the kick off and in no time at all on his debut, Paul Jones slotted home two easy tap ins. Andy Jones who worked hard from the moment he came on late in the first half, snuffed out any hint of a comeback from Brockworth with another easy tap in. Brockworth were more physical at the start of the second half and created a few chances but Harry Churchley bagged his 10th goal of the season with a trademark dribble and strike inside the far post. Josh Newton scored the next with a cool finish inside the near post and Tom Davis finished the rout with two very well taken goals from almost identical positions striking from a tight angle into the far top corner. Nathan Fagg kept a clean sheet against the top scorers in the league assisted by a magnificent performance from Sam White in defence. Well done Painswick on a brilliant team performance.
Man of the Match: Harry Churchley & Sam White
Painswick 3 vs Ashleworth Woodpeckers 2
Painswick 3 : Randwick Hornets 1
Painswick totally dominated the match with Randwick defending 90% of the time. However once again the opposition scored first as the ball was crossed and somehow passed through the keeper. The response was immediate with what could be the goal of the season. From the kick off, passed out wide on the left to Tom Davis who ran down the line and hit a sweetly struck cross met with a beautiful volley from Harry Churchley. Randwick resisted wave after wave of attack and so it remained level at half time. In the second half Harry bagged his second goal with a low shot outside the box and then Josh Newton sealed the match with a cross come shot that went right in to the top corner.
Man of the Match: Tom Davis & Harry Churchley
U12's FIRST ROUND CUP GAME
Painswick 3 : Abbeymead 1
The Painswick Dragons insisted in starting the game like all others by conceding first. This time they managed to hold out towards the end of the first half and this probably reflected the balance of play. The second half started with Painswick pressing from the outset and lots of possesion. Painswick were now the better team and starting attacking in numbers, good passing but still not much to show for it by way of shots. The game seemed to be nearing its end when a half chance fell to Harry Churchley and somehow the ball slipped through the keepers hands. This gave Painswick the confidence to push forward for a winner and from a speculative shot hit with power by Josh Newton the ball flew inside the post, the keeper had no chance. Abbeymead tried to hit back but with Nathan Fagg in goal the defence of Sam White and Will Lomberg looked solid. Another powerful run from Josh Newton saw him fire home his second goal and so ended the match.
Man of the Match: Josh Newton
Home to Brockworth
After such a great start to the season last week the Painswick Dragons came back to earth with a bump on their home ground. They showed good spirit, skill and invention but it was just not enough against a very experienced and well run Brockworth team. Painswick were without their keeper who had impressively kept them in last weeks game and although Tim Jackson bravely stepped in it was always going to be a difficult act to follow. Painswick pressed from the outset and yet still found themselves one down fairly early on. As the reds pushed forward for an equaliser the feeling in the camp was that this game was there for the taking. We found ourselves through on goal and the keeper advanced very quickly to the oncoming player who just managed to sidefoot the ball across the goal before colliding with the keeper and then Harry Churchley with skill stepped past the defence and sidefooted into an empty net. But this was going to prove to be the story of the day because no sooner had we equalised Brockworth were back in front with Painswick horribly exposed at the back and from a powerful shot we were 2:1 down at half time. Early in the second half Brockworth extended their lead to 3:1 but Tom Davis brought us back in to contention as he put past the advancing keeper from a tight angle. Brockworth fired back to 4:2 and then what was the best football of the match saw great industry from Harry Churchley on the right wing (which later earned him man of the match) through to Josh Newton who had a good game and passed out to Andy Jones who fired home his second of the season. Painswick then went all out for an equaliser but a combination of errors and bad luck at the back let another goal in and then Brockworth forced the ball over the line with the very last kick of the game and so it ended 6:3. The scoreline was a little harsh on Painswick but we are perhaps not quite firing as a team just yet and it is early days for the club.
Man of the Match: Harry Churchley
First Game of the Season
The club was proud to see the first ever competitive league football match in their history get underway on Saturday. They were away to Tytherington Rocks Juniors FC in their first match of the season and certainly did not get off to a great start. The Painswick team with a red dragon on their team crest were certainly lacking fire when they found themselves 2 goals down after only 10 minutes. Painswick certainly needed to improve and so it was with a well taken goal from Andy Jones. Painswick then pressed hard for an equaliser and were forced in to a substitution after a late tackle on Tom Davis left him temporarily injured. Painswick remained one down at half time but came out in the second half showing good intent with a shot saved. Tytherington then came back in to the match and if it were not for some brilliant saves from goalkeeper Nathan Fagg the gap between the two teams would have increased. The manager Dave Bullingham made a few changes and Tom Davis came back on after running off his injury and fired home the equaliser making it all level. From this point forward Painswick were in the ascendancy and pressing for a winner. They had a lot of chances but it took a really good header from Josh Newton to record a win for the team that play in red and white.
Man of the Match: Nathan Fagg
As we continue training session we can see that we have a number of talented players. There is no doubt that some players are not quite ready to play at a very competitive level but with these players the continuing attendance at training will see them build the core skills and develop their talent at football. It is always a pleasure to see children improving and rising to the challenge as they work hard and show great attitude as they want to learn.
For those players that are ready we will be inviting them to join the squad. There will continue to be new players coming along to practice with Painswick FC and the competition for places in the team may increase a little. If we find that we have enough players for an A and B team then we will seek the appointment of another coach to work with the B team and arrange friendly matches for them to play in.
The squad is likely to consist of 11 players in total. Matches are played with 7 players on the field and typically 2 substitutes with 2 players resting. We do have the ability to sign 3 more players during the season but there is a maximum of 14 players per squad.
Painswick entered their first tournament and overall gave a good account of themselves. Dave Bullingham (Head Coach) commented that he was very pleased with their performance and pleased to see no goals conceded. There were only 3 games in total and along with PFC the 4 teams made up a league for the Under 11’s at Bussage. PFC managed to draw all their games without letting in any goals, although of course this means we did not score any goals either.
The first game against Rodborough Eagles was a cagey affair and there were few chances in truth. A draw was a fair result with both teams putting on pressure at times. The second game against eventual winners Eastcombe was our best game as we piled on pressure and played most of the game in their half. We hit the post and bar but a goal evaded us. The last game against Rodborough’s second team was quite tough but PFC definitely edged it. We just needed a goal to win the tournament and with the last kick of the game the ball flashed past the post from a good shot by Reece M.
PFC is in need of some help to raise much needed funds for the club. A number of parents have expressed their kind offer of help and it would be nice to have a get together of parents to meet one another and to see if the money raising tasks can be shared out amongst a committee of helpers to avoid too much pressure on one individual. Perhaps this could be the same team to make up a social committee. Any enquiries of this nature could be passed to Simon Churchley our Club Secretary or Howard Davis our Club Chairman.
PFC have now entered the above league and the season starts in September 08. We have be drawn in a strong league with the likes of Forest Green Rovers to name but one. See the fixtures list.
The following were appointed when the club was officially formed:
Howard Davis – Chairman & Treasurer
Simon Churchley – Secretary
Dave Bullingham – Head Coach
Gary Fagg – Club Welfare Officer and Coach
Further appointments required are:
Assistant Coach, Social Secretary and Fund Raiser, Fund Raising Committee. Further coaches to develop other age groups, Treasurer, Match Referee.