Star’s FA cup journey came to an abrupt end today as they visited Newcastle Town.
Star were without some of their key players, and in fact the entire back four were playing together for the first time, and it showed at times. Jordan, returned in goal and kept Star in the game with a series of fantastic saves. However, Star ran out of steam and began to give Newcastle far too much time and space; Newcastle duly took advantage of Star’s generosity and rapped up the game early in the second half when they scored from a counter attack.
Star have some talented youngsters who will need time to bed in, and the support of the senior players. But football can be a cruel game at times and these youngsters may need to grow up fast.
Newcastle Town 4 v Star 0


Star visited newly promoted side, Sporting Khalsa in Star’s 3rd league game of the season. Both teams started slowly, but it didn’t take long for the home side to take the lead from a set piece that Star should have easily dealt with.

Sporting continued to have the bulk of the play without really threatening Star’s goal whilst Star tried to play on the counter  attack, though most of the attacks petered out in the last third. Star managed to keep the game tight even though they lost their captain to injury, 10 minutes before the break.

Football is a game of two halves, is a football cliche, but this was truly one such occasion. Continental Star old boy, Stardom, who had been relatively quiet in the first half came to life, and for the first 20 minutes of the second half, Star could not cope with him; this resulted in Stardom setting up two goals, that effectively ended the game as a contest.

It is often during the challenging times that the men are sorted from the boys.


Stars looked comfortable at half time as they went in two goals up, both scored by former u18s captain, Harvey.  Stars took their foot off the pedal in the second half and like on Sunday they allowed Bolehall back into the game. Bolehill pushed for the equaliser and squirmed some good chances until Reidy broke on the counter to score his fourth goal in four games.
The magic of the FA cup continues.

FA 150yrs 4

40 years and counting.

Forty years ago Continental Star F.C formerly Villa Star was formed; in a series of interviews to plot the progress made by the club we caught up with General Manager: Lincoln Moses MBE for a brief chat.

How does CSFC 2014 compare to the newly formed CSFC 1975?

Today CSFC is a charitable organisation dedicated to the social development of young people; engaging them through the use of healthy lifestyle activity programmes and associated public education projects. “All of our programmes tend to comprise of a physical activity component, including those geared to attract the special needs community.” Moses went on to say “The organisation’s focus has shifted in recent years to providing more comprehensive, holistic sustainable solutions, as it looks to help tackle critical social issues: offering the youth greater access to employment opportunities; improved child welfare… health and youth development.”

In 1975 CSFC was engaging a hand full of young people on a weekly basis in unstructured football; the primary objective being to play competitive football.  Contrast that with CSFC of today and Moses proudly states: “The organisation’s development programmes have reached more than 2,000 participants in the past 12 months, whilst working closely with Government / agencies, mentors, youth leaders, unemployed youth, associations, industry stakeholders, schools, universities and vulnerable communities.”

Extract of a brief conversation with Lincoln Moses MBE: General Manager, Continental Star FC

Continental Star Reserves v Fairfield Villa Reserves

Today saw Stars take on Fairfield Villa at home in a must win game if we wanted to keep our chances alive of winning the league.
We got out of the blocks very slow as we were second to every ball and not really competing with the opposition. Unfortunately we went 1 nil down from a great goal by the opposition, skipping past two players and rifling the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. This gave us the wake up call we needed and we were quick to respond. Within 5 minutes of us re starting the game Josh Nelson played a superb through ball to Devonte who finished well under pressure and got us our equaliser. We carried on applying pressure but went behind again from a set piece. A corner came in and a push on our keeper made him drop the ball and their attacker to put the ball into an empty net.
We went into the dressing room 2-1 down but knew we wasn’t out of the game!
With a strong team talk from Daniel & Deno we scored two quick fire goals in the second half. The first with Devonte dribbling past 2 players with his fast feet and passing the ball off to Nelson to take it out of his feet and unleash a 25 yard wonder strike into the back of the net! (Goal of the season contender?) The equaliser gave us confidence to carry on playing our attractive football and we got our rewards as Nelson fired another long ranger at the keeper only for him to parry it out and and Josh Robinson to follow up and cooly put it over the Fairfield keeper. As we had this 3-2 lead we didn’t look like throwing the game away and the scoreline flattered Fairfield as we missed late chances.
Final Score: Continental Star Reserves 3-2 Fairfield Villa Reserves.

Great 3 points for Stars. Hopefully we can carry our performance into the next game away to Brocton on the 7th Feb.

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