Stour u 12 vs Stoke RTC
By philip clinton
Stourbridge welcomed Stoke RTC today to Greenfields and both teams are newly put together. It was the home side who started the quicker with early goals from Luke Fletcher, Callum Priest and Oliver Ford settling any nerves for the home team. Further goals before the break from Archie Oliver and Fletcher again gave Stour a 5-0 lead.
In the second quarter a first touch goal for Jack Griffiths furthered the lead. Stoke didn't let their heads drop and pulled a well taken goal back through Luca Rivera. No further goals meant a 6-1 lead at half time.
The third quarter belonged to Ryan Snape with a hat-trick the last a well taken one on one after a sublime pass from Callum Priest. In between these goals was a good finish for Stoke from Edward Paget who displayed good attitude and skill to place the ball neatly inside the near post. 10-2 Stourbridge
The last quarter saw Stourbridge pass and move the ball quickly which saw Luke Fletcher score two to complete his hat-trick and a couple from Archie Oliver who also completed his hat-trick. The last goal came from Callum Winwood to complete a 15-2 victory for Stourbridge.
Credit must be given to Stoke RTC for never giving in and especially those lads who stepped up an age group to play today.
We would like to wish Russell and Gareth the very best for the season and we we will see you in the return match.
Awards for Josh Harris, Lewis Terry and Luke Fletcher today but the whole team played well as a unit.