• Falcons win on pens!

    In their inaugural season Reigate Priory U9 Falcons have gone from being a group of twelve individuals to a team that can defend as a unit and put together exciting passages of play when sweeping forward. Although the boys initially favoured a unique “six-strikers-and-a-goalie” formation, over the course of the season they have each gained experience in all positions on the pitch and the improvement in each one has strengthened the team as a whole.

    The cup final against Woodmansterne was a nail-biting affair for all concerned. In an evenly matched encounter the Falcons went behind early in the second half. Nevertheless, the boys didn’t let their heads drop and Louis Jackson notched for Priory towards the end of regular time. Hearts sank when Woodmansterne were awarded a dubious last-minute penalty, but Priory goalie Taylor Stannard stood tall and saved both the spot kick and the day, leading to ten minutes of extra time. Neither team was able to break the deadlock in open play and the game headed to penalties.

    One by one, the five penalty takers made the long, lonely walk from the centre circle to the penalty spot as a now hushed crowd looked on. An early advantage for Priory was slowly whittled away and it became apparent that the only way to separate the two teams would be via the Russian Roulette of sudden death. After almost eighty minutes of excitement, it came down to sixty seconds of unbearable drama. A penalty slotted away, a ball tipped round a post and the cup was Priory’s.

    In the other Under 9 final Priory Eagles were unable to defeat Horsley Arrows, a valiant effort from the Eagles nevertheless.

    U9 Falcons

    Results 5/6 December 2009

    Priory went quietly out of the QF of the Elite Challenge Cup 4-0 away to Wandgas Sports.

    Priory Reserves were in the game against Spelthorne Sports until the final minutes when the flood gates open and lost 5-1.

    Priory As just went down 1-0 to Overton Athletic.

    The pick of the youth were the Under 9s who beat West Byfleet Scorpions 10-1 to go top of their division.

  • Results 27/28 November 2009

    Priory earnt a well deserved point away to Horsley at the weekend but still need to start turning in some wins if they are to move up the table.

    Congratulations to the Reserves as they won their first game of the season with a 3-1 win over Royal Holloway OB Reserves with 2 goals from Matt Moss and a goal from Matt Keeling.

    The As lost 4-1 to Alliance and the Bs lost out in a tight game with Horsley AFC Reserves.

    Lions Pride as RP Lions went top of their division with 3-2 win over AFC Rhodrons.

    The pride of the youth section is the Under 9s who, following their 2-1 win over Stanley Park Dynamos, moved into 2nd spot.

    The Under 14s lost to AFC Ewell, Under 11As lost 4-0 to Worcester Park, Under 11Bs won 2-1 to Kingswood Terriers, and the Under 10Bs drew 1-1 to Ashtead Colts D.

    Results and youth teams

    Reigate Priory’s 2009/10 Season commences this Saturday as the club’s 1st ream have a tough opening away game at Croydon Greenside. Priory Reserves continue their preseason friendlies against FG Galaxy who have been promoted to the Crawley & District Premier Division.

    There have been many changes preseason with numerous additions to the clubs 1st and Reserve Team Squads. The As & Bs have also upping their game under the new management team of Kelvin Becket and Chris Comben.

    With this season’s introduction of the sunday side Reigate Priory Lions and with the Vets continuing on a friendly basis the club is able to provide football to a wider range of levels.

    The youth section has seen the greatest increase with some great work undertaken by the club’s Director of Youth Football, Richard Stephen, and Youth Secretary, Pete Shearman. This season the club is pleased to offer football to Age Groups U14, U12, U11A, U11B, U10A, U10B, U9 with a soccer school for the U8s.