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Stratford continue to turn their season around

Barkers Butts 7-32 Stratford RFC Midlands 1 West STRATFORD RFC continued to turn their season around on Saturday away at bottom of the table Barkers Butts. Two first-half tries from Toby Jones and captain Jack Young sent the Black and Whites on their way, but even more rewarding was Sam Kirby’s last-minute try that secured the bonus point. After losing six of their first eight, Stratford have now got maximum points in back-to-back games.…

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Ten-match winning run in the league comes to an end

Tiverton Town 3-1 Stratford Town Evo-Stik Southern League Div 1 South & West EVERYTHING has to end eventually, and Town’s ten-game winning run in the league did so at Ladysmead on Saturday. Tiverton were worthy winners, but Carl Adams’ side contributed to their own downfall as  three of the hosts’ goals were due to mistakes in the Town defence. Jamie Mudge took advantage of a weak header from Sam Adkins to put Tiverton ahead halfway through the first half, and although Joe…

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Alcester embarrass Rugby Welsh on President’s Day

Alcester 36-0 Rugby Welsh Midlands 5 West (South) A FIRST-HALF hat-trick from teenager Ryan Clark eased Alcester RFC to a 36-0 thrashing over Rugby Welsh today. Although the teams started the day on the same number of points in third and fourth, it was evident straight from kick-off that there was only going to be one winner. The home side ran in four unanswered tries in a dominant first-half performance, and then kept Rugby Welsh shut out in the second half to the delight of a large …

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LIVE: Saturday sport

STRATFORD Town are back in league action today after last weekend's 5-0 defeat away at Rushall Olympic in the FA Trophy. Manager Carl Adams has demanded a response from his team, who sit top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West. They travel to an in-form Tiverton Town who have won their last four league games. Stratford Rugby Club got a much-needed and well-deserved 32-3 victory over Whitchurch last weekend. Today they travel to Barkers Butts, one of the thr…

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Town’s youth side win County Cup tie

STRATFORD Town Youth recovered after conceding the opening goal to defeat Gornal Athletic 4-1 in last night's Birmingham County Youth Cup tie at the DCS. Liam Hickman gave the Black Country visitors a 15th-minute lead in the second-round contest, but it was 1-1 when Brandon Hague equalised on 27 minutes.…

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FOOTBALL: Last 16 place for Alcester Town

ALCESTER Town reached the last 16 of the Birmingham Vase after a 3-0 home win against Knowle. Alcester’s goals came from Matthew Layton, Jamie Gifford and Nick Dance.…

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FOOTBALL: Town boss wants immediate reaction to 5-0 defeat

CARL Adams wants to see an immediate reaction to Stratford Town’s FA Trophy mauling when they return to league action at Tiverton Town on Saturday. Manager Adams described the 5-0 defeat at Rushall Olympic as a ‘kick up the backside’.…

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RUGBY: Stratford coach urges players to capitalise on big win

STRATFORD head coach Marcus Cook has urged his players to use their thumping win against Whitchurch as the starting point to climb the table. A 32-3 win in Midlands One West at Pearcecroft was the best performance of the season so far, with Stratford’s tries coming from Ant Pritchard and brother Drew, Dan Whitby, Toby Jones and Stuart Fletcher.…

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ATHLETICS: Juniors’ strong showing in Wolverhampton event

SIX top-ten finishes helped Stratford AC’s juniors record a marvellous fifth place in the second West Midlands Cross Country League event of the season at Wolverhampton. …

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SWIMMING: Sharks’ 4th place in national league meeting

STRATFORD Sharks’ relay squads led the way as the club claimed an excellent fourth place in the second round of the National Swimming League meet at Nuneaton. Read the Herald for the full report.…

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