Penkridge Junior u11e – Mid Staffs League U11 Shield Final 2013

PJFC Eagles 4 v 1 Stafford Rovers

The Mid Staffs League U11 Shield Final was held Sunday 28th April at Rowley Park Stafford, between Penkridge Juniors Eagles and Stafford Rovers. In order to reach the final PJFC Eagles beat Milford Athletic over two legs home and away with two strong Penkridge performances.
The recent bad weather spared the U11 shield final, allowing the game to be played in sunny but windy conditions. PJFC Eagles started strongly and an early goal from Josh Pace’s strike from the wide right set the tone for the rest of the game. PJFC Eagles pressure soon resulted in another goal to put the Eagles 2-0 up from a well worked corner delivered by Dan Lyons, flicked on by Andrew Archer and finished by Josh Pace. Josh scored again for his hatrick to make it 3-0 to the Eagles from an excellent left wing cross by Liam Smith, a lead that Penkridge took to half time.

After the break Rovers started the stronger but good defending and strong midfield play from the Eagles limited their changes on goal. Eagles soon gained the upper hand that led to Joel Price breaking free and finding the back of the net to make the score 4-0. Stafford Rovers never gave up and came back pressing and stretching Eagles defence forcing the midfield further and further back. Their pressure eventually resulted in a goal late in the game for Rovers but Eagles held on to win the match 4-1.
PJFC Eagles squad for the final

Joe Baylay, Morgan Manley, Lewis Weatherer, Andrew Archer, Alex Marsh, Josh Pace, Dan Lyons, Liam Smith, Brandon Sheldon, Joel Price, Tyler Evans

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