Busy time for Priory as season nears its end

Priory under-8 Whites took part in a mini-festival on Sunday.
Priory under-8 Whites took part in a mini-festival on Sunday.

Priory Celtic round-up

With the season coming to an end the games came thick and fast for Priory’s teams over the past week or so, starting last Tuesday when the U9 Greens made the short-trip to Hucknall to play Rolls Royce.

They returned with three deserved points after a 2-1 win, Bobby Watson and Theo Simmons scoring.

Making the slightly longer journey on Wednesday the U10 Whites claimed a more than valuable point in a 2-2 draw at Southwell, goals from Oliver Waite and Jake Flowers in the second-half seeing them overturn a 2-0 half-time deficit.

Making the same journey on Thursday the U12 Girls went one better and beat their Southwell counterparts 3-1 – a Beth Garner hat-trick along with a girl of the game performance from Skye Storer sealing the points.

The U13s also won (1-0) on Thursday. The game against Pegasus was part of the FA’s referee development programme and held at Eastwood Town FC.

The U14s visited champions Ravenshead but they couldn’t spoil the party and crashed to a 4-0 defeat.

Into the weekend’s action and there was mini-soccer action for all of Priory’s young sides on Saturday.

The U8 Whites, who have a number of players joining local academies soon, entertained Dunkirk, Owen Scattergood and Will Meakin claiming the man-of-the-match honours.

The U7 Whites played Aspley Park on Saturday and then took part in a mini festival for U8 teams on Sunday, performing well.

The U9 Greens played their part in a thrilling quarter-final Trophy game against Toton Tornados.

In a game that swayed both ways Bobby Watson and Theo Simmons both found themselves on the score-sheet again but this time on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat.

The U10 Whites’ good run of form continued as they beatAttenborough 1-0, Jake Flowers scoring.

Robbie Horsley and Matthew Ventura scored for the U12 Whites in their end of season 3-2 defeat at Southwell City.

Sunday’s league action saw the U13s where no match for Blidworth Miners Welfare, losing 3-0, though the U18s took a valuable point in their quest for honours in their game against Calverton, drawing 1-1.

The U12 Greens, who claimed the championship two weeks ago, completed their season with a 100 per cent record by beating Blidworth 6-1, a Joshua Wright hat-trick amongst the scorers.

Both the U11s and U14s claimed three welcome points, the U11s beating WB Colts 3-0 and the U14s winning 3-2 at St Anns, Dennis Surmaj (2) and Sam McGrenigan scoring.

The U16s kept the pressure on at the top of Division Two with a 4-0 romp at Gedling Southbank and the U15s lost for the first time in seven outings as Belper Sports won 3-1.

Finally, the girls bought their fantastic season to an end with a comprehensive 3-0 win away at Cotgrave.

A brace for Chloe Rutherford and a Beth Garner strike coupled with a Hollie Roffrey girl-of-the-game performance capped off a great campaign for manager Carl Dickinson and all concerned with the team.