25th March 2017
Westwood Wanderers2 - 2Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

Tilehurst Panthers vs Westwood Wanderers

Start 10:30

During the first 10 Westwood played over the top balls to beat the defence and had two attempts on target. Minute 15 Tilehurst play a ball from defence down the line to get an attempted on target which was blocked by a defender and went out for a corner. 14 minutes in corner for Westwood which led to a counter attack for Tilehurst which was then cleared by Westwood. 18 minutes Mia finds her self in space and gets a shot off from the edge of the box and it goes just over the cross bar. 20 minutes in Grace finds her self in space in box and shoots but goes just wide. Grace then gets the ball again and drives down the right wing to get a shot away which was met with an equally as good save from the Westwood keeper. Ellie plays a long ball threw to Grace who is tackled and the ball goes out for a throw deep in the Westwood half.

25 minutes in and Westwood get a throw deep in Tilehurst's half which was well defended by Tilehurst and they win a goal kick from it. Hannah gets the ball in her own half beats a player and plays the ball along the wing to Crystal who wins a throw in for Tilehurst. After a miscommunication between two Westwood players Grace gets the ball and drives towards goal and narrowly misses. 30 minutes in Crystal crosses the ball to Hannah who was shut down by a defender and narrowly missed her shot. Graces attempted cross was blocked by a Westwood defender and goes out for a corner.

Half time score still at 0-0.
11:15 second half begins

Minute 45 Westwood get an opportunity at goal and send it just over the crossbar. Minute 47 great team play from Crystal and Grace to get though on goal her shot was saved by Westwood keeper and seen out for a Tilehurst throw. A over the top ball goes to Westwoods number 6 who takes her shot and slots it's just past Charlotte to go ahead (GOAL 1-0 50 minutes).
65 minutes in Mia shoots on goal and it's blocked wide by a defender. The corner comes in high and Hannah attempts and volley and just misses. An over the top ball from Westwood 6 falls to westwoods captain and number 2 who slots the ball just past Charlotte at her near post (GOAL 2-0 Westwood 60 minutes)
Hannah's missed shot falls to Mia who takes a touch out her feet and shoots the keeper loses the flight of the ball and it sneaks in at the near post (GOAL 2-1 Mia Caulkrick 64 minutes).

From defence a great pass by Hannah, finds Crystal in space and her pas puts Grace in on goal, Grace runs past 3 defenders with the ball and gets her self in the box and shoots into the bottom right hand corner to score (GOAL 2-2 Grace Bedward 68 minutes).

Tilehurst pushed for the winner, but time was up and a draw was a fair result.

Full time:
Tilehurst Panthers 2-2 Westwood

Thank you all for the entertainment this season the football has been great the enjoyment on all the players faces has been great to see, and thanks from the coaches to all the parents for your support throughout the season.

Well done all.

Goalscorers: Mia Caulkrick, Grace Bedward
Player Of The Match: The army of supporters and parents thank
18th March 2017
Boyne Hill0 - 8Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

Kickoff 1030.

From the kick off the stripes meant business, moving the ball well and testing the goalkeeper with early shots. On 5 minutes great running by Grace, and a great cross for Crystal Campbell to cooly finish a good passing move to score the first goal (GOAL 0-1 Crystal Campbell). From the restart Stripes pushed forward and a speculative shot from range from Mia came back off the upright, and Crystal was the first to react, slotting in from close range (GOAL 0-2 Crystal Campbell). 10 minutes in stripes were 2 goals up and playing well, the coaches changed a few things to give everyone a game. The game s titled with Boyne Hill having the odd chance, but Stripes defended well, Charlotte May, Sophie Smith and Caty Jackson making great tackles and when required Charlotte Jackson gathering the ball and protecting the goal. As half time drew close Lottie hit a strong shot from outside the area went through the keeper and in (GOAL 0-3 Charlotte Bowden)

Half time 0-3

From early pressure a great strike by Charlotte Bowden, again from outside the area beat the keeper (GOAL 0-4 Charlotte Bowden) . 4 nil up and in full control the Stripes kept pushing forward and with good perseverance from Grace she played an excellent ball into the box for Sophie H to finish (GOAL 0-5 Sophie Harvey). Minutes later another well hit Lottie special from outside the box found the net for first hat-trick (GOAL 0-6 Charlotte Bowden). Stripes were creating lots of chances but the Boyne Hill keeper made some good saves. Boyne hill broke through but Charlotte Jackson stood strong and made a great save. Pushing forward the stripes were again in on goal good work saw the ball break to Crystal who produced a calm into the net (GOAL 0-7 Crystal Campbell). From the restart Tilehurst kept the ball well and a quick move down the right, and from a quick throw in Mia went past 2 defenders and placed the ball across the goal and into the far corner (GOAL 0-8 Mia Caulkrick)

Soon after the game ended.

Full time Boyne Hill 0-8 TPFC STRIPES

No player of the match selected the whole team played an exceptional game well done all. Thanks to all the supporters and well done girls. Next week sees the final game of the season at Westwood Wanderers at Denefield.

Goalscorers: Charlotte Bowden X 3, Crystal Campbell X 3, Sophie Harvey, Mia Caulkrick.
Player Of The Match: None
11th March 2017
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes2 - 0Tilehurst Panthers Colts

Saturday, 11 March 2017 Tilehurst Panthers stripes versus Tilehurst Colts kickoff 11 AM.

During the warmup the stripes lost their goalkeeper to illness, we hope Charlotte is feeling better, get well soon.

Charlotte Bowden agreed to be the stand-in goalkeeper for the game.

Straight from the kick-off stripes were the better team, taking the game to the Colts. The changed defence held strong and played some great balls forward and the forwards breaking through numerous times. From another break the ball broke early for Grace who controlled well and finished neatly into the corner (GOAL 1-0 Grace Bedward). After the goal the Colts pushed forward searching for an equaliser, but again the defence and keeper kept them out. This included free kick on the edge of the area that was well defended by the girls. The stripes pushed forward again and a shot from Crystal heading for the top corner was well saved by Emma-may in the Colts goal.

Half time 1-0


From the kick off the fresh substitutions for the Colts put the defence under pressure, but good tackles, and great saves kept the Colts at bay. Again the Stripes pushed on for another goal, but the Colts defended well, and when the Stripes did break through, the shots were not going in the net. Breaking quickly the ball was taken on by Crystal who again shot to the top corner, but this time the keeper could only push the ball into the roof of the net (GOAL 2-0 Crystal Campbell). The Colts were pressing for an equaliser looking good on the ball but again the midfield and defence combined to keep them out

Full time 2-0

There were some excellent individual performances, and an overall great team performance, but on the day for volunteering to be the goalkeeper and then delivering a great performance the coaches decided Charlotte Bowden was player of the match.

Well done to all the girls and coaches it has been a pleasure to support you this season and watch you develop as individuals and grow as a team. It is really great that we have won promotion with 2 games left to play.

A word of thanks to all the supporters who have been in great voice throughout the year - thank you.

And finally the coaches Danny and Richard, thank you both for the encouragement, guidance and enthusiasm - the girls have really enjoyed the season, and it is nice that you can taste success at last, as the football teams you support (Spurs and Man Utd) are not that good! Ha ha ha.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward & Crystal Campbell
Player Of The Match: Charlotte Bowden
04th March 2017
Tilehurst Panthers Colts2 - 3Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

First half
The local derby was always going to be a tense affair for the stripes, and so it proved with some basic mistakes eventually proving costly with Colts taking the lead ( GOAL 1-0). The goal followed a period of pressure from the Colts which saw a number of chances missed. Toward the end of the first half the Stripes equalised (GOAL 1-1 Crystal Campbell).

Half time 1-1

Second half
Again the Colts pressed and scored again and taking the lead for a second time (GOAL 2-1), but a quick reply saw the Stripes pull the game back for the second time (GOAL 2-2 Crystal Campbell). The second goal lifted the spirits of the Stripes and late in the game a moment of magic when a chipped shot saw the Stripes take the lead for the first time in the game (GOAL 2-3 Mia Caulkrick). The game then saw the Stripes settle and look more like the team they are and the longer the game went on the better they seemed to play.

Result TPFC Colts 2-3 TPFC Stripes.

The girls came from behind twice to win an important 3 points, creating lots of chance, hitting crossbars, and despite a performance that was not up to their usual standards the result was!

Player of the match was not awarded this game, as all the girls put in a lot of effort so to single one player out was not possible.

Goalscorers: Crystal Campbell x2 Mia Caulcrick x1
Player Of The Match: Whole team award.
25th February 2017
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes1 - 2Windsor FC Youth

BCGFL Cup semi final

From the kick Tilehurst were taking the game to Windsor putting pressure on the ball and keeping Windsor on the back foot. The early chances were mostly Tilehurst, with Windsor relying on their number 7 to make a difference. Some great saves from Charlotte keeping things level. Clearing the ball from the back a ball from Hannah who passed to Mia and the through ball bobbled past the keeper for Grace to run on and score (GOAL, Grace Bedward 1-0).
Tilehurst continued to dominate creating a number of good chances with just the final ball missing and the keeper saving. With half time close a ball floated in the air found the Windsor number 7 who rode past the defence, twisted past tackles and slotted a smart finish past the keeper (GOAL Windsor 1-1), the half time whistle blew minutes later.

Second half.

The game continued at the same frantic pace as the first half with both teams pushing for a win but it was Tilehurst who were creating the chances and just the final ball failing to find the back of the net. Crystal, Grace, Elsie, Ellie and Sophie H having chances. The running of Mia and Crystal was causing real problems for Windsor and Sophie S, Charlotte B, Hannah, Charlotte M and Caity defending well. From a failed clearance the number seven for Windsor collected the ball from the middle of the park and even though she was tackled managed to recover her feet regain the ball and slot a shot into the bottom left hand corner of the goal (GOAL 1-2 Windsor).
Heads didn't drop and Tilehurst had 2 further chances to score with the attempts going wide of the goal.

The game ended with a loss, with just 2 moments of individual skill making the difference for Windsor making the difference.

Today saw a great team performance with some smart passing, brave tackles, great saves and tireless running making for a brilliant entertaining game for all the spectators.

No player of the match today as the whole team performance deserved the award.
Thank you for the support and encouragement from all the fans who came along today.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward
Player Of The Match: The whole team
28th January 2017
Caversham AFC1 - 1Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

Caversham AFC v Tilehurst Panthers Stripes- Saturday 28th January 2017

Without a full squad TPFC traveled for this away game missing Ellie and Sophie Harvey through illness (get well soon girls).
This fixture always produces a close result, so today was always going to be tough, and the wide pitch was going to be a challenge.

First half
Missing key players the coaches changed the team shape to cover for the missing players, and took a while to settle. Caversham had a quick start pushing for an early goal, but the defence stood strong with some great tackles and the support of the keeper, who made some good saves 1-on-1 despite the late offside calls made by the referee!

Tilehurst began to settle passing well and making good forward runs and started to push Caversham back into their own half, winning many corner and pressing Caversham from the dead ball. From a throw in and quick exchange of passes a great through ball found its way to the forwards, between them they split the defence with a well timed run that then saw Grace run on and score slotting it past the keeper (Goal 0-1 Tilehurst Grace Bedward). Tilehurst pressed for a second but the half ended 1-0.

Second half

The coaches made some changes to rest players and this unsettled the back line, who were coping well with the sustained Caversham attack.
From a swift Caversham move Tilehurst blocked the ball, but failed to clear the ball from the box, it fell to the Caversham forward in the middle of the goal who controlled it well and hit her shot high into the roof of the net (Goal 1-1 Caversham).

The goal gave Caversham renewed spirit and they were creating the better chances, but Tilehurst were holding them well. Then from a counter attack Tilehurst broke forward and took a shot which went just wide of the post. Toward the end Tilehurst closed down well and still pushed for the win, but it was not to be. The game ended in a draw which was a fair result, for what was a great game of football.

The girls played with passion, spirit and commitment and on a wider than normal pitch they never stopped running or encouraging each other. All the girls had a great game, but the coaches felt that Mia Caulcrick gave just the bit extra to be the Player of the Match - well done Mia, and well done team.

Thank you to the travelling supporters who were in good voice throughout.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward
Player Of The Match: Mia Caulcrick
07th January 2017
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes4 - 1Shinfield Rangers

First fixture of the New Year saw a home fixture, and the Stripes were missing key players through illness.

First half

The game started off as a gritty encounter with Shinfield having the better of the game Tilehurst continue to press but in the final third were lacking the patience to unlock the Shinfield back line.
From a break on the edge of the area the ball fell to Ellie Campbell who took a touch and played an excellent ball through to Sophie Harvey the ball who took a touch and then finish calmly into the centre of the goal (GOAL Sophie Harvey - Tilehurst 1-0 Shinfield)

The game and fell into a familiar pattern with Tilehurst pressing for another goal Sophie Harvey went close on two occasions with the keeper making last ditch saves and Crystal Campbell also brought two good saves out of the goalkeeper. Tilehurst looked a little rusty after the festive break, but at half-time Tilehurst led by a single goal. A good performance and a deserved lead however things remained tight. At half time Betty needed treatment and couldn't play in the second half.

Second half

The half time talk worked and from the kick off Tilehurst pressed from to make an early breakthrough, the ball was flighted in from a free kick by Hannah Paget taking Calmly by Sophie Harvey and then finish cooly by Crystal Campbell (GOAL Crystal Campbell - Tilehurst 2-0 Shinfield).

From the restart Tilehurst pressed and with a quick interception Crystal Campbell cooly finished in off the post (GOAL Crystal Campball- Tilehurst 3-0)

Tilehurst kept pressing that the deadbolt position holding Shinfield back again following a similar pattern for the remaining part of the match. Shinfield broke quickly, but Charlotte Jackson made a great double save to deny Shinfield.

Tilehurst lost the ball deep in the Shinfield half, Shinfield broke quickly and through Ball to the number eight saw her again 1-on-1 with the keeper, Charlotte made a great save, unfortunately the ball rebounded over the keepers head and fell favourably for Shinfield (GOAL - Tilehurst 3-1 Shinfield)

Tilehurst were in control and from a Corner kick Tilehurst finished the game off. The cross fell for Sophie Smith her shot was blocked the ball fell favourably to Crystal Campbell who flicked it back into the centre of the area and then was finished by Sophie Harvey (GOAL Sophie Harvey - Tilehurst 4-1 Shinfield)

Tilehurst had many attempts later in the game but the keeper made some good saves.

Final score - Tilehurst 4 - 1 Shinfield.

All the girls played a great game today, but for her link up play and 2 well taken goals the coach decided Sophie Harvey was player of the match - well done Sophie.
Thank you to all the supporters who were in good voice throughout the game, 3 points is a great way to start 2017!

Goalscorers: 2 X Sophie Harvey, 2 X Crystal Campball
Player Of The Match: Sophie Harvey
03rd December 2016
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes0 - 1Windsor FC Girls Harriers

Today saw top of the table clash between Tilehurst Panthers football club and Windsor youth football club.
This was an eagerly awaited game because the previous fixture had seen some fantastic football and and excellent individual performances.

First half.
Tilehurst started strongly putting pressure on the Windsor right from the kick-off Windsor defended resolutely and pushed the ball up the midfield where Tilehurst again managed to win the ball and keep the pressure on Windsor.

With the game just three minutes old Windsor made their first substitution bringing On their gifted number seven forward, this did change the shape of the game and saw Windsor having greater possession and pushing forward into the Tilehurst half of the pitch.

The first half was very much attack from Tilehurst, defend from Windsor, attack from Windsor and defend from Tilehurst. Both teams had some excellent chances to open the scoring but the ebb and flow of the match was compelling viewing for all those who turned up to watch with some great football and individual skill on display.
Just before the half-time Windsor broke through and after failing to clear the ball cleanly Tilehurst found themselves a goal down. The ball had fallen for the number 7 from Windsor who took two touches to go through the defence and then slot the ball just to the right hand side of The keeper goal (0-1 Windsor)
Shortly after the restart the half-time whistle went for the end of a great first half of football.

Second half.

From the kick-off Tilehurst attacked Windsor and pressed for the equaliser going close on two occasions only for the Windsor defence to make some last-ditch tackles and play the ball out for a throw in, there was some strong challenges throughout the game and many happened towards the end as players became tired. The pace of the game was relentless and everybody played with good spirits and great endeavour. From a counter attack Windsor broke swiftly through the middle of the pitch and the number 9 managed to strike a superb shot that hit the crossbar. Tilehurst again defended and returned the ball up the field where they almost scored the equaliser.
The game was end to end stuff and was one of the best demonstrations of football all the supporters witnessed since the start of the season.

Tilehurst were seeking a goal, bringing on more strikers toward the end of the game, but it was not to be and the game ended with in a loss.
Tilehurst Panthers 0 Windsor Youth FC 1.

The game today was a great exhibition of girls football, with great individual and solid team performances - both teams were excellent. For her tenacious tackling throughout the game the coaches selected Sophie Smith as player of the match - well done Sophie.
The team were excellent today, playing with confidence and belief and despite the result there were many, many positives to take forward to next week.
Thank you team and coaches for a great game.

Player Of The Match: Sophie Smith
26th November 2016
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes1 - 0Winnersh Rangers Stingers

Berkshire girls cup game 26th of November 2016.

Tilehurst Panthers versus Winnersh Rangers.
First half.

The game kicked off in the lovely November sunshine with both teams up for this one off cup fixture.

Tilehurst started brightly but there was still occasions when they were bunching and not moving the ball as freely as they had in previous games. Winnersh supplied most of the early pressure pushing Tilehurst back as they began to apply pressure, Tilehurst were creating chances and it was from these chances that Tilehurst moved the ball swiftly through the midfield and forward With the ball played across to Grace Bedward who slipped past 2 Winnersh defenders and Cooley slotted the ball in (GOAL 1-0 Grace Bedward). The half continued very much in the same fashion Tilehurst pressure occasionally coming to a stop because of offside and Winnersh applying pressure with long balls through the middle expertly defended by Caitlin Jackson who was strong all game. Winnersh kept pushing, Tilehurst held strong, still searching for that second goal in the hope of killing the cup tie off.

Second half.

From the kick-off the game settled into a typical cup tie in with the ball moving between both halves of the field and both teams trying to score the next goal. At times the players were nervous, but as a team they were solid, and when they could, they broke forward. Tilehurst held the ball well and on many occasions broke through with an opportunity on goal just failing to find the last pass or the shot to move them a further goal ahead.

Winnersh dominated for small sections of the game but when ever they did it was always a long ball through the middle which after a time was easier for the Tilehurst team to read and to win they defended resolutely throughout the second half. Tilehurst had chances towards the end of the game to finish the match but they were unsuccessful and from losing the ball in the Winnersh area Winnersh broke quickly with the ball straight through the middle the bounce beating the Tilehurst defenders and leaving the Winnersh forward one-on-one with Charlotte Jackson. The forward moved into the area for what looked like a certain Winnersh equaliser taking the shot low to the right of Charlotte Jackson the keeper saved, from the rebound the forward followed up but Charlotte Jackson bravely dived at the feet of the forward and saved the ball again for Tilehurst.

With minutes left on the clock Tilehurst took control of the ball and saw out the game to win through to the next round of the cup.

Final score Tilehurst Panthers 1 Winnersh Rangers 0.

There were many players who worked tirelessly for the team today and were close to winning player of the match, but the double save from Charlotte was the difference today and that on top of a great performance resulted in Charlotte Jackson being named Player of the Match, well done Charlotte.
Thanks again for all the support from family and friends it made the difference today keeping the girls heads up - thank you.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward
Player Of The Match: Charlotte Jackson
19th November 2016
Winnersh Rangers Stingers2 - 3Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

Match report

Winnersh Rangers V Tilehurst Panthers Stripes - 19th November 2016

Tilehurst started the quicker of the two teams and had sight of goal 2 times in the first few minutes. Finally, Tilehurst pressure paid of and Crystal Campbell finished a move through the middle slotting the ball home (GOAL 0-1 Crystal Campbell). Winnersh came to life but good defensive work from Sophie S and Caitlin kept them out, a loose ball on the edge of the area was whipped in by Winnersh past the unsighted Charlotte (GOAL 1-1). Tilehurst didn't stop playing well and it was end to end, first Sophie H, then Mia and Hannah keeping possession and working the ball through to Grace who calmly finished to give Tilehurst the lead (GOAL 1-2 Grace Bedward). Tilehurst pressed forward search for another goal and as half time closed in they won a corner. Winnersh won the ball and broke quickly through the middle, finish the move with a low finish to equalise (GOAL 2-2). Soon after the restart the ref blew the whistle to end the half.

Second half

Winnersh were applying pressure with good movement down the right shots were hitting the target but Charlotte Jackson stood firm, one shot hit the post, and even when the ball was loose she moved quickly to clear the ball. Tilehurst were left to counter attacks some failing through offside, the others through last ditch defending by Winnersh, Grace also hitting the post. Across the middle Ellie, Charlotte B, Mia, Hannah and Elsie held strong with a snapshot from Elsie just going wide. The game was still tight with end to end action, and late on in a final push Tilehurst broke in numbers, springing the offside trap and rushing through for Grace to finish calmly (GOAL 2-3 Grace Bedward). From the restart the referee blew the final whistle.

A great game with end to end action with both teams working hard, but for tireless work great passing and her all around contributions as Captain Ellie Campbell was the coaches choice as player of the match.

Thanks to the travelling supporters who were in good voice throughout the match.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward (2) Crystal Campbell
Player Of The Match: Ellie Campbell
12th November 2016
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes2 - 1Caversham AFC

Tilehurst Stripes v Caversham AFC

After observing the obligatory minutes silence again kicked off Caversham against Tilehurst Panthers.
Despite the weather conditions the early exchanges with skilful with Caversham and Tilehurst
pressing for an early opportunity to take the lead.
Good pressure from Tilehurst forced numerous corners, Tilehurst managed to break the ball out to the right hand side the ball was put in the middle and Grace Bedward finished for the first goal GOAL ( 1-0).

After the first goal Tilehurst Panthers lost some of their organisation in the middle of the field and all the pressure for the equalising goal was coming from Caversham some great defensive tackles by Caitlin Jackson, Charlotte May and some tremendous saves from Charlotte Jackson kept Tilehurst in the game until half time, with Caversham unlucky to have a strike hit the post, and many offside calls.

Second half.
Caversham change their formation for the second-half deciding to press Tilehurst on the left hand side of the field some great tackles from Mia, Hannah, Sophie S Elsie and Ellie, linking the forwards with great passes. Caversham were still dangerous on the break winning a free kick on the edge of the area. Taken quickly Caversham floated a high shot into the Tile hurst net GOAL (1-1). Caversham continued to press for the winner and played well on the break but the strong defensive performance from Charlotte May and Caitlin Jackson kept them out, with Charlotte Jackson fearless in capturing any through balls from the Caversham forwards. Good work on the left with passes between Charlotte Bowden and Sophie H saw the ball swept to Crystal who played the ball across to Grace who beat two defenders to set up a goal for Crystal GOAL (2-1). The conditions saw some some slips and falls first Grace was down but able to recover, and then Crystal went over on her ankle and had to be replaced (Crystal was much better by the end of the game). Tilehurst worked hard and pressed for more goals, but it just didn't happen.
The game ended with a victory for Tilehurst. There were many players who ran tirelessly today, but in recognition for her goal, excellent cross and all around performance Grace Bedward was picked as player of the match well done Grace, and well done girls.

Thanks to all the parents and family who braved the weather to support the team and those who stayed to help pack up.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward, Crystal Campbell
Player Of The Match: Grace Bedward
8th October 2016
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes8 - 0Boyne Hill

First Half
Right from the kick off TPFC meant business, pressing Boyne Hill and moving the ball down the wings with real purpose. The early pressure resulting in a couple of corners. A Sophie Harvey shot forcing the keeper to save around the post for a goal kick. From the goal kick TPFC pressed the ball, which fell to Crystal Campbell who finished with a sweet shot, (Goal 1-0).

TPFC were playing some excellent football, Sophie Harvey doing a Cruyff turn and playing in Grace Bedward, who struck a great shot which glanced off the upright. The pressure continued and from a throw in Crystal played the ball to Grace who took an great first touch and finished the move (Goal 2-0).

Boyne Hill broke quickly and forced a corner which they took quickly, only to see Charlotte Jackson dive to her left and make a great save. TPFC continue to press forward in search of more goals and forced another corner. From a great corner Crystal Campbell caught it on the half-volley guiding the ball into the net (Goal 3-0). Half time came with TPFC playing one of their best half of football this season.

Second Half
The coaches made some half time changes but the team still looked in good shape, Elsie Roberts, Charlotte May and Sophie Smith adding fresh legs to the defence and midfield. Boyne Hill were still lively, but the superb defending of Caitlin Jackson and the confidence of Charlotte Jackson kept things under control. Sophie Smith and Charlotte May continued to break up the play, with Ellie and Mia exchanging passes to keep TPFC on the attack. A pass from Hannah Paget through to Crystal Campbell saw the ball played through to Grace Bedward to finish with a fine shot (Goal 4-0).

TPFC were playing some excellent football, and after intercepting a free kick Hannah Paget played in Grace Bedward, who beat the last defender and finished with a great shot to the side of the keeper (Goal 5-0) - Hat-trick Grace Bedward.

The pace of the game was frantic, and the coaches rested players and giving everyone a chance to play, Mia Caulcrick, Ellie Campbell worked hard in the midfield with Elsie and Charlotte Bowden breaking up the Boyne Hill counter attacks. From an interception the ball fell to Sophie Harvey who finished with a cool shot (Goal 6-0). Almost from the kick off TPFC won the ball again from the edge of the area Charlotte Bowden took the ball past a defender, and then slotted the ball in the back of the net (Goal 7-0).

From a Boyne Hill mistake TPFC gathered the ball and played it through to Crystal Campbell who scored with an excellent finish (Goal 8-0) - Hat-trick Crystal Campbell.

The game ended in a resounding victory for TPFC, 2 hat-tricks and a first clean sheet of the season.

Given the whole team performance the coaches decided that all the team were players of the match - no single person, well done girls for a great team performance - well done.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward 3, Crystal Campbell 3, Sophie Harvey 1, Charlotte Bowden 1
Player Of The Match: Whole team award
1st October 2016
Shinfield Rangers1 - 4Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

First half

TPFC still seeking their first away win started slowly, but after a shaky start they began to control the game. As the sun came out TPFC were playing consistent football and in command of the game. A great passing move saw Crystal Campbell finish to give TPFC a goal (0-1). The game then settled. TPFC continued to press and move forward with great passing, but the final ball was just lacking the quality to unlock the Shinfield defence. Then after quick passing and even quicker feet Crystal Campbell finished a slick move to make it (0-2). The first half ended with TPFC on top looking for a third goal to kill off the game.

Second half

Still trying to win the game TPFC pressed forward but some marginal offside calls prevented more goals. Against the run of play Shinfield scored, TPFC failing to clear a goal kick allowed the striker in who hit a good shot just beyond Charlotte Jackson in goal (1-2). Until that point Caitlin Charlotte May and Charlotte in goal looked solid. After this blip TPFC dominated the game, and from a well taken corner by Sophie Harvey Grace Bedward got away from her marker and scrambled the ball in (1-3). TPFC continued to move the ball well and a slick passing move saw Mia and Hannah exchange passes and work the ball on the right to Ellie then Grace who crossed the ball for Crystal to finish - great goal first hat-trick of the season (1-4). TPFC closed the games out for their first away win of the season.

For her endless running and tireless display and three goal the coaches selected Crystal Campbell as player of the match - well done Crystal.

Goalscorers: Crystal Campbell (3) hat-trick, Grace Bedward
Player Of The Match: Crystal Campbell
24th September 2016
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes0 - 1Westwood Wanderers

First half
The early exchanges saw both teams work the ball well, Tilehurst passed the ball around well but it was Westwood who broke early down the left wing the number 11 cutting inside and slotting the ball in to the far right corner (GOAL 0-1) the rest of the half followed the same pattern the local derby saw both teams playing a really good football if it was sometimes slightly aggressive in the tackle!

Half time came and Westwood Wanderers were leading Tilehurst Panthers by one goal to nil. Excellent first half performances from Caitlin and Charlotte Jackson kept Tilehurst very much in the game Charlotte made some excellent saves coming off the line to stop the attack and saving shots from all angles.

Second half

The second-half kicked off on the pattern of the game followed very much the same as the first half both teams playing some excellent football but it was Tilehurst who were pressing for the equaliser the midfield played some excellent passes into the forwards both Crystal and Grace ran tirelessly in on goal with many shots either blocked by the keeper or stopped by the defenders but all the pressure was coming from Tilehurst in search of the equaliser. Westwood Wanderers did break on occasion and move the ball quickly through the midfield and the wingers and then into the box but Charlotte Jackson came out and commanded her area saving superbly on a number of occasions stopping many final balls making it to the centre forwards her performance today was superb the game ended in a frantic exchange, balls moving from one end of the pitch to the other and it was Tilehurst who had the chances to equalise but the final shot on goal eluded them first Grace, then Crystal then Mia and Sophie Harvey all forcing the keeper and defenders to block or save, the midfield kept supplying great balls, but Tilehurst couldn't find a goal. When Westwood did break the midfield and defence coped well with great tackles from Charlotte Bowden, Sophie Smith and Caitlin Jackson, Charlotte May with Hannah and Ellie turning defence into attack when Tilehurst won the ball.

The game ended with a Westwood Wanderers win in the local derby over Tilehurst Panthers by one goal to nil a great game was played by all the girls, the result was a typical result for a local derby there were many of the girls who played an exceptional game today but the coaches decided that for her display over the entire game, despite the physical attention that she received, Charlotte Jackson was today's player of the match. Well done Charlotte and well done Tilehurst Panthers under 13 stripes.

Thanks to the supporters today you really helped keep the team spirit high cheering on the great team performance.

Player Of The Match: Charlotte Jackson
17th September 2016
Windsor FC Youth4 - 0Tilehurst Panthers Stripes

Today's game saw TPFC Stripes away at Windsor Youth FC, there was a decent size crowd with many making the trip from Tilehurst - thanks for the support.


The game kicked off and was played at a fast pace the opening exchanges saw good passes excellent tackling with the greater pressure coming from Windsor. TPFC were creating chances and winning corners, but it was Windsor struck first (1-0). Again the game followed a similar pattern with Windsor having the better run of things, another goal by their good striker saw them move to (2-0) and some other quick goals saw the half draw to a close (4-0). The HT score was not a fair reflection of the drive and determination of TPFC.


The half kicked off with TPFC forcing a free kick and numerous corners with shots from Sophie Harvey, Crystal and Grace beginning to give TPFC the forward momentum. At the back TPFC held strong breaking up the Windsor and breaking quickly. The players never gave up and pushed for everything right up to the final whistle.

Final score Windsor FC Youth 4 - 0 TPFC Stripes.

Overall Windsor were a strong team with key players and despite being behind at half time the TPFC team did not drop their heads or give up.

Every player gave 100%, but for her tireless tackling and great positive mindset the coaches awarded Sophie Smith player of the match Well done!

Player Of The Match: Sophie Smith
10th September 2106
Tilehurst Panthers Stripes3 - 1Winnersh Rangers Stingers

Result : TPFC U 13 stripes 3 - 1 Winnersh Rangers, ( HT 2-0)

First game of the season saw a good turnout of supporters - despite the rain and wind you were all in good voice - thank you for your support.


TPFC started with 3 new players and the team took a couple of minutes to adjust with Winnersh having the better of the early exchanges. TPFC defended well and began to influence the games breaking fast and just failing to find the final ball. The games was end to end stuff, but then a break by TPFC saw Grace Bedward slip past 2 defenders and slot the ball in the net, a great way to get the season started (GOAL 1-0). After the goal Winnersh pushed for an equaliser putting real pressure on the TPFC defence, numerous corners followed but still TPFC held strong. TPFC broke quickly moving the ball well and Mia Caulcrick was on hand to finish off a slick move (GOAL 2-0). Ahead and keeping a good shape TPFC were pushed back and a free kick on the edge of the area resulted in a penalty as the block was deemed handball.
Winnersh stepped up and struck the penalty low and on target, Charlotte Jackson made a fantastic save. Half time Score 2-0.


The half started well for both teams and the end to end action was great great defence from both teams kept things on a knife edge. Then a ball down the right saw Winnersh in space the striker turned well and finished with the keeper unable to keep it out, (GOAL 2-1).

TPFC did not sit back and pushed on then with the game in the balance TPFC scored again Crystal Campbell finally got the reward for her tireless work finishing another slick move (GOAL 3-1).
TPFC saw the games out to open the 2016-17 season with a win. All the girls played some excellent football, any the coaches found it difficult to decide, but overall the performance of Hannah Paget was considered worthy of Player of the match.

Well done to all the girls, coaches and supports for an ideal start to the season.

Goalscorers: Grace Bedward, Mia Caulcrick and Crystal Campbell
Player Of The Match: Hannah Paget