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Kick Off Times For Next Season

(Dean Leyland 29/06/2018)
As you know we move to Sunday kick offs next season as u12s. One task I need to do is confirm our kick off times for home games (the FA have changed the rules for the coming season and are allowing teams to pick their own kick off times between 09:30am... More

U11s AS Cup Semi Final: Frodsham V Rovers Blues

(Dean Leyland 23/03/2018)
After a number of postponed matches, Blues faced a stern test in their Albert Steel cup semi-final, as they travelled to Helsby to take on the combined forces of Frodsham Juniors, and the “mini-beast from the East”. In perishing... More

Fixture Update

(Dean Leyland 26/02/2018)
Hopefully you will have all seen the messages and updates regards the changes to our fixtures. Our next game is the Albert Steele Cup Semi Final on Saturday 10th March. WE HAVE NO GAME THIS WEEKEND.

In the Semi Final we will play away at Frodsham Town. Details to follow nearer the time.

Winsford U11s V Rovers Blues U11s

(Dean Leyland 26/02/2018)
Blues travelled to Winsford to play their re-arranged Albert Steele cup quarter final match against Diamonds, on a sunny but chilly morning. The game kicked off late, but it was soon apparent that Rovers were eager to make up for lost time. Blues... More

Rovers U11s Blues V Holmes Chapel Hurricanes U11s

(Dean Leyland 04/02/2018)
Rovers took part in the first round of the Albert Steele cup against Holmes Chapel in a match switched to Congleton High School. Matches between the two sides have always been competitive, and with Rovers missing three players, this was going to... More

Barnton U11 V Rovers U11 Blues

(Dean Leyland 28/01/2018)
Following another weekend off owing to the weather, Blues returned to action at a cold and drizzly Cransley School, home of a well-regarded Barnton Wanderers. Rovers were quickly into their stride, putting together a number of good passing moves... More

Frodsham Game Postponed

(Dean Leyland 19/01/2018)
The game away at Frodsham has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Grappenhall Gladiators U11 V Rovers U11 Blues

(Dean Leyland 14/01/2018)
After a long car journey and an even longer walk to the pitch from the car park, Rovers gathered for the game on rather a cold morning, but the pitch was in good nick, so game on. The game started with a solid start from the defence, and... More

Rovers V Hardford Stags

(Dean Leyland 11/01/2018)
Blues season resumed against Hartford, following a lengthy lay-off owing to a combination of bad weather and the Xmas holidays. With the new league format consisting of teams of equal ability, and a few absences, the match would ensure for Rovers a contest... More

Training On Weds & Match Saturday

(Dean Leyland 01/01/2018)
HNY to you all. Training starts back on Weds 3rd Jan and we have a home game against Hartford Stags on Saturday KO 10:30am. I will be at training but will not be at the game Saturday as I am away this weekend on a family holiday. Toby will be running... More

Merry Christmas And HNY

(Dean Leyland 15/12/2017)
Hi all. Just had confirmation that the game this weekend is OFF. Merry Christmas and HNY to you all. There will be no training next week.

No Training This Week.

(Dean Leyland 12/12/2017)
Hi all. No training this week as the 3G is off limits I believe. If anything changes in the next 24 hours (heat wave) I’ll let you know.

Macclesfield Tigers U11s V Rovers U11s Blues

(Dean Leyland 04/12/2017)
Congleton Rovers travelled to Hollinhey School in Sutton, where they played the team who have provided their sternest test so far, this season, Macclesfield Tigers. On a wet, leaf strewn pitch this was going to be another test of both physical and... More

Break In.

(Dean Leyland 02/12/2017)
At CHS: A van belonging to an U10s opposition parent, was broken into this morning and power tools taken, whilst parked at CHS. It has been reported to the police and school but we need to be aware and extra vigilant now we known that... More

Tigers Away, A Physical Encounter

(Dean Leyland 02/12/2017)
Hi All, Another good game against the Tigers - two very evenly matched teams as the 1-1 score line testifies. I think both sides created good openings but in truth the defences had the better of the day. I think the lads at the back did very well and... More

Training, Saturday And League Update

(Dean Leyland 29/11/2017)
Hi All, what a great training session tonight. Got the lads into small sided games (5v5) with the objective of three passes before they can attempt a shot on goal. Idea is to get them passing and moving. Some of the lads were brilliant at it. We moved... More

Team Night Out On Sat 2nd Dec

(Dean Leyland 22/11/2017)
Hi All. The three u11s managers and long suffering wife's are looking to organise a get together for Christmas for all rovers U11s squad parents. Currently thinking of Saturday 2nd December at the young pretender in Congleton. Food and drinks then... More

Training Tonight

(Dean Leyland 22/11/2017)
Hi all, sorry this is all a bit last minute but I won’t be at training tonight as my Mum has gone into hospital for a hip operation. Toby has parents evening as well so we won’t be there tonight. If your lad still wants to train he can... More

Rovers U11s Blues V Tytherington U11s

(Dean Leyland 22/11/2017)
Blues took on another new side at fortress Congleton on Saturday, with Tytherington the visitors. There was no time for a gentle finding out of the opposition as Rovers hit top gear from the kick-off. Within seconds Theo’s shot had struck... More

Blues 9 .v. 0 Tytherington

(Dean Leyland 18/11/2017)
Another great team performance again today. Toby and I tried to work on passing and moving on Weds in training but came away thinking the lads hadn't quite understood what we were trying to do… WRONG! We passed and passed and... More

Rovers U11s Blues V Frodsham U11s Falcons

(Dean Leyland 22/11/2017)
Proceedings began with a well-observed, and solemn minutes silence to commemorate Armistice Day. Perhaps with that in mind, it took several minutes for the game to warm up, with both sides struggling to gain the upper hand. It therefore came... More

Good Feedback For U11s Blues

(Dean Leyland 11/11/2017)
Hi All, just had some feedback from the Frodsham manager… "you should be proud of your team. You have a good squad their that all work for each other. Enjoy the rest of your season and thank you for the warm... More

Well Done Blues

(Dean Leyland 11/11/2017)
Hi All. Well, who can stop these lads? The first half performance was outstanding. I said to them at half time that there wasn't anything I could ask them to improve on. I also told them that Frodsham would be stinging and would come out fighting second... More

Rain Forecast Update

(Dean Leyland 09/11/2017)
Me again. Unfortunately Frodsham cannot play at that later time. So at the moment the plan is for me to do a pitch inspection early on Sat and take it from there. If our pitch isn't playable league rules say we have to switch to Frodsham. So I'm just... More

Rain Forecast

(Dean Leyland 08/11/2017)
Hi all. We are due a lot of rain Friday night into early Saturday morning. If I can get the 4G at 12 noon is everyone still ok to play?

Rovers Under 11s Whites V. Rovers Under 11s Blues

(Dean Leyland 07/11/2017)
The Blues returned to football after the half-term break with the equivalent of a sporting civil war, playing an away match, “at home”, against friends and former team-mates, representing the Whites of Congleton Rovers. From the... More


(Dean Leyland 19/10/2017)
Hi All, just to confirm we have no games now until we play the whites in the 4th Nov. I'm also proposing that we have a week off for half-term, so no training next Weds either.

Injury Update.

(Dean Leyland 18/10/2017)
A note about Kieran. He's struggling with his ankle and has had to visit the Physio. As a result he will be out for a few weeks. Join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.

Next Set Of Games

(Dean Leyland 18/10/2017)
Hi All, I've had a chat with Mark Staker (league Rep). We will play another round of games from 4th Nov through to early Dec. During that time we will play another batch of teams as Mark works out which league we will be in. He is recording all... More

Holmes Chapel U11s Whites V Congleton Rovers Blues

(Dean Leyland 16/10/2017)
The Rovers team travelled to take on Holmes Chapel on Saturday, with the match taking place on a secluded rural pitch at Cranage, which even Ray Mears would have struggled to find. Would Rovers be able to navigate the ball into the back of the net. Early... More

Away At Holmes Chapel Whites

(Dean Leyland 15/10/2017)
Well done to the 10 lads that put a massive effort in versus Holmes Chapel Whites. We dominated the game for long periods and I felt a draw was the very least we deserved. Two great goals - the first a real team effort to send Theo down the wing and his... More

Macclesfield Tigers V Congleton Rovers Blues

(Dean Leyland 09/10/2017)
Rovers travelled to unfamiliar territory on Saturday as they took on Macclesfield Tigers at Hollinhey School in Sutton. In rural surroundings, the two main questions were how would Rovers perform against this unknown quantity, and would the goalposts... More

Macc Tigers Away

(Dean Leyland 07/10/2017)
I was really pleased with all the boys today. I always suspected the league had thrown us a little test after our recent free scoring games with a stronger opponent. But we stood up to the challenge and came out deserved winners. Toby and I were purring... More

Away At Macclesfield Tigers Sat 7th Oct KO 10:30am

(Dean Leyland 02/10/2017)
Hi All, the FA have arranged a game against Macclesfield Tigers u11s this Saturday 7th October, KO at 10:30 at Hollinhey Primary School, Bell Ave, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0EE.

Please let me know if anyone is NOT available.

Pitch side for warm ups at 10am.

Vale Juniors U11s V Congleton Rovers U11s Blues

(Dean Leyland 03/10/2017)
Congleton played their first away match of the season against local rivals Vale Juniors at the Back Lane playing fields. There was no sign of the predicted Indian summer as the game kicked off on a chilly, drizzly and grey morning. Vale immediately... More

Vale Juniors Away This Saturday

(Dean Leyland 26/09/2017)
Please all note this game will be played at Back Lane playing fields and NOT Eaton Bank

Congleton Rovers U11 Blue V Grappenhall U11 Lions

(Dean Leyland 24/09/2017)
Last week Congleton played entertaining, attacking football but went home disappointed with the result. How would they fare this week? From the kick-off Grappenhall looked to be a side keen on playing passing football, but their initial possession... More

Today's Home Game Against Grappenhall Lions

(Dean Leyland 23/09/2017)
Well that was the result last weeks performance deserved! I thought the lads were brilliant today but not for the reasons you might think. The had listened in training and carried out on match day what we have practiced in the week in relation to corners... More

Home Game Against Grappenhall Lions

(Dean Leyland 21/09/2017)
Hi all, sorry this is late but I’ve been at the Eaton Bank open evening tonight. We are at home on Saturday to Grappenhall Lions. KO 10:30. Please be pitch side for warm ups and pitch set up at 10am. The two players rested this week at Harry and... More

Home Game Against Davenham

(Dean Leyland 16/09/2017)
Well, what a game! So proud of everyone today. I could hear the enthusiasm and encouragement you guys gave the lads from the first minute to tense dying minutes as they pushed and pushed for an equaliser… you never gave up... More

Home To Davenham Sat 16th Sept KO 10:30am

(Dean Leyland 14/09/2017)
Good session again on Weds. I was trying to encourage the boys to build play from the back and play "through the thirds" to develop an attack. We had a little game against the yellows afterwards and caused them a few problems with our passing... More

Match Day Roles - HELP NEEDED

(Dean Leyland 04/09/2017)
Hi All, As part of our match day routine I'll need some help with one or two things on the day, don't worry I'm not asking for anything more than extra pairs of hands on match days. mainly: • Making sure we have a safe environment... More


(Dean Leyland 31/08/2017)
The league have delayed the start of the season for the U11 to U18 age groups due to the league Referee Secretaries resigning and therefore having no referees allocated to the first games of the season. Start will be the following weekend 16th/17th... More

Training Tonight

(Dean Leyland 30/08/2017)
Hi All, Training starts back tonight at 6:45pm on the 3G.

Congleton Chronicle

(Dean Leyland 13/08/2017)
Me again… I'm also told Congleton Rovers in general were very poor last year in posting match reports in the Chronicle. The expectation is that a report for each game is posted on our page on the web site which then automatically... More

Club Website

(Dean Leyland 12/08/2017)
Hi All, I've been asked by the club to remind you that the main source of communication for the club is our website. Although we (Blues) are using it, others are not and it is a minimum requirement... More

Fixtures Will Also Appear On Rovers Website...

(Dean Leyland 12/08/2017)
First four games are now published on the Rovers u11s Blue page. Anyone not available needs to let me, Toby or Roger know. Please remember with a squad of 14 we intend to only take 12 to each game. Once more games are published I will update... More

Season Starts 9th September

(Dean Leyland 07/08/2017)
Just had a look on the leagues website and it appears that they have started preparing the fixture list.   Season starts 9th September.    Please remember that at our age group we... More

New Facebook Group

(Toby Miller 12/07/2017)
I've set up a closed Facebook group for our new team called 'Congleton Rovers Blues'. If you find it on Facebook and request to join, I can add you to the group. Dean and I thought this would be a good way to communicate messages about availability etc. Cheers, Toby.