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U15’s Semi-Final Match Report

East Berkshire Youth League U15’s Cup Semi-Final 

Shiplake F.C. v N.P.L. Youth F.C    28/02/15

After nine unsuccessful years of trying to get passed the 1st round of the cup, yesterday we finally found ourselves in the semi – final.

We were up against a Shiplake side that haven’t lost a game since November.

The omens weren’t good, as Alex Ashley’s  quality boots fell apart in the warm up, and Luke Jones had to start on the bench, following an injury picked up at school.

After 20 quite even minutes, on an unusually square pitch, the game came to life as Ciaran McGann’s  powerful long range shot, took a slight deflection, taking it past the outstretched hand of a diving keeper, putting us 1-0 up.

Good runs from Luke Packwood, down the left and tireless work from the midfield players, gave us a deserved 1-0 lead at half time.

A few changes to the line up in the 2nd half, saw Arvin and Jacques come on. Shiplake started the 2nd half in a positive manner, saw them attacking hard down are right flank, but Henry and the back four stood firm. A couple of free kicks from Shiplake, forcing Lewis to turn one over the bar gave us a reminder that this wasn’t going to be an easy ride.

Shiplake gave away a free kick between the halfway line and the 18 yard box. Jack Smith put the ball down and struck the ball goalwards, it has to be said, it wasn’t the best kick he’s ever taken, and maybe that’s why the keeper didn’t concentrate properly and fumbled the ball into his own net, 2-0.

10 minutes later we were given another free kick about the same distance away, but more central. This was the best free kick Jack has ever taken, screaming into the top corner giving the poor keeper no chance, 3-0.

There was still time for Kiran Farebrother to get our 4th with his head !!!!!   4-0.

We were rampant, still trying for one more goal, and it looked like we were going to get it, as Arvin dribbled into the box  but somehow he just managed to put it inches wide.

Final whistle 4-0, job done, not the best football we have played this season, but got the job done.

Well done to all the boys, you all gave Phil and I everything we asked for, roll on the 25th April.

6 NPL teams in Cup Semi-finals!

This weekend nearly a third of our teams took part in cup semi finals – a huge testament to the quality of our club.

Well done to all players, managers, coaches and of course the faithful supporters for cheering them on.

5 out of 6 teams progressed to the finals to be held on 25th April and 2nd May respectively, with some convincing wins. Game reports to follow, but a special mention to the U9 electrons who went out only on penalties, which is always a galling way to lose. Results were as follows:

U9 Electrons v Finchampstead Chiefs 2-2 (2-4 pen)
U9 Protons v Bracknell Cavaliers FC 5-1
U10 Blues v Bracknell Cavaliers FC 5-0
U11 Bombs v Old Coulsdon Colts Blazers 1-2
U13 Rangers v Ascot United Trojans 5-1
U15 v Shiplake 4-0



Surrey Coaching Event 19th Jan

An opportunity is available for managers and coaches to attend a coaching event at Fulham FC training ground on 19th January 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The session will be taken by PETER GRANT, Fulham FC lead professional development coach and U21 manager.

Theme – Passing Practices, including passing in tight areas.

Venue – Fulham FC, The Training Ground, Motspur Park, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6PT.

For more information contact head coach Steve Bates.

U11 Girls Players Wanted…

NPL Youth Football Club is actively looking for players to join our newly formed U11 Girls team!

New players must be born between the dates of 01/09/2003 and 31/08/2005.

The team will train on a Tuesday night, from 18:00 to 19:00, at Hampton Academy, Hampton. The team will be playing in the Middlesex Capital Girls League. League games will be played every two to three week on a Saturday morning at a central venue, which is Beavers Sports Lodge, in Hounslow.

 If you interested, or would like to find out more information, please contact James Cranston (club chairman) at the following email address:

Summer Tournament 2015 – Details

NPL Youth Football Club (NPLYFC) is extremely delighted to announce that C S Coaching and Event Management will be organising the Summer Tournament 2015 which will be held on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May. 

More information regarding: 

  • Squad sizes 
  • Match Length
  • Refreshments 
  • Entry Cost 
  • Car Parking 

can found on the C S Coaching and Event Management’s website:

Entries will open on Saturday 10th January. 

More details will be released through the NPLYFC & C S Coaching and Event Management websites and social media. 


NPLYFC Summer Tournament 2015

NPL Youth Football Club (NPLYFC) is extremely delighted to announce that C S Coaching and Event Management will be organising the Summer Tournament 2015 on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May.

After organising the 2014 tournament internally, the executive committee decided to outsource the tournament for this coming year. After discussing the different options available, the Chairman (James Cranston) approached Colin Smith (Proprietor of C S Coaching and Event Management) and discussed the tournament.

NPLYFC were thrilled when Colin stated that C S Coaching and Event Management would organise and deliver the 2015 tournament. C S Coaching and Event Management have organised and delivered the successful NPLYFC tournament in 2013. Colin also organised the tournament between 2008 and 2012 when he was on the NPLYFC committee before establishing C S Coaching & Event Management.

C S Coaching and Event Management’s press release can be round here:

More tournament information can found on the C S Coaching and Event Management’s website:

NPLSC Fireworks: 1st November

NPL Sports Club will be hosting there very own Fireworks display on Saturday 1st November.

The display will start at 19:30 and will be held at NPL Sports Club.


The Firework display will be performed to live music from the Fish 'n' Chippendales. There will be a Real Ale Tent and Barbeque.

Tickets in advance available from the Pavilion Bar. Advance tickets prices are: Adult £9, Child £4, Family £25 (2 adults and up to four children under sixteen)

If you are paying entry on the night, pr: Adult £12, Child £5, Family £30