Priory Celtic Round-up.
Priory’s U14 Whites continued their relentless push towards the title in Division Two of the Young Elizabethan League thanks to Saturday’s 4-1 home win against Netherfield Boys.
Matthew Hallam scored a brace to help give them their sixth win out of six.
Another team putting in push for honours is the U12 Whites who have now gone unbeaten in league action since the March 1.
Sitting third in the league but with a game in hand they travelled to top-of-the-table Sandiacre Town and put in their best performance of the season.
Despite going behind they played some scintillating football and in a blistering five minute passage of play scored three goals of the highest quality, Ben Griffiths scoring two with Jack Wolverson finishing well.
Sandiacre though knew their season depended on the outcome of the game and scored twice and with the game looking like it would peter into a draw, which would have handed Beeston PR the title, Liam Garner stooped to poach a last minute winner.
Chris Stafford was man of the match for some fantastic saves.
Priory’s other Saturday U12 team were also involved in a seven goal thriller, again gaining a positive result, two goals from Connor Jones with strikes from James Lock and Tom Hutton gaining three valuable points at home to Dunkirk FC.
The U11 Greens also gained a deserved three points in 3-2 win at Keyworth United, Isaac Moorledge, Tommy Reeves and Nathan Stevenson on the scoresheet.
In mini-soccer action, the U8 Saturday team played at Burton Joyce and put in another great performance and will certainly be looking at playing in the higher phasing after Christmas, Dylan Castledine claiming the man of the match award.
The U10s are still looking for their first win of the season but continue to play in the right spirit, goals from Sammy Shah and Eddie Wylie consolation in a 4-2 reversal at Ravenshead Reds.
Louis Edwards saved a penalty for the U9 Whites in their game against Bingham Town
Moving onto Sunday’s action and the U14 Girls’ experiment at 11-a-side, in preparation for next season’s progression to the larger format game, didn’t go according to plan against a much stronger Holy Spirit Celtic side, Beth Garner scoring once again for the girls.
The U12 Black squad continued their great form with a 5-0 win at home to Gotham Rangers and the U12 Hoops squad won 4-0 at home to Holy Spirit, Tom Hutton scoring a hat-trick in the process.
Also scoring a hat-trick was Bailey Brown but this was all in vain as the U13s lost 5-3 at Sherwood FC whilst Priory’s U14 Greens earned their first point of the campaign with a 3-3 draw at home to Sherwood White.
In Sunday mini-soccer action the U9 Hoops have now gone three games unbeaten after a Toby Gibbs man of the match performance at Rolls Royce Merlin.
The U7s Green squad ended the Autumn League with two good battling performances, goalkeeper Dennis Breffitt claiming his first ever clean sheet and winning manager’s Player of the Match. Substitute goalkeeper Harrison Fields won the parents’ award for pulling off some fine saves in the second game.
The U18s run of good form continued with a 2-1 win at home to Ernehale Colts, though the U17s lost out 4-3 in a seven goal thriller in the League Cup to Sherwood U18s.
The senior team had a day to forget with Beechdale FC comprehensively brushing them aside in an 8-1 win.
Moorgreen Colts Round-up
The U15s started well against West Bridgford and took a deserved lead in the 13th minute when James Smith cut in from the left and curled a shot in off the underside of the bar.
Bridgford quickly levelled before Bradley Holmes headed home a Niall Cunningham header to restore Colts’ lead, only for Bridgford to level again.
Justin Holmes put Colts back in front before the break and he extended the lead after it before then completing his hat-trick.
Bridgford added two late goals but Moorgreen held on to reach the next round of the cup.
The U13s out-played Beeston but couldn’t convert the chances and went in 1-0 down at half-time.
A cracking goal Connor Deakin levelled things in the second-half but Colts couldn’t convert the chances to win the game.
Man of the match awards went to Tom Limb and Harry Brown.
The U12 Blues beat Ravenshead 4-1, goals from Kye Palmer, Ethan Wing and Connor Wilson.
The U12 Whites welcomed Farndon and took the lead when Leo Allen ran the full length of the pitch and beat five players before firing into the top corner for 1-0.
From a Colts corner, Farndon broke to equalise, but Moorgreen went back in front in the second-half thanks to a penalty after Lewis Williams had been fouled following a driving run.
Colts kept pressing and James Campbell headed the third from a corner to seal the win.
Man of the match went to Harrison Oakland for his great efforts in saving many shots on his goal.
The U11s played away to Sandiacre Town on a foggy morning.
Moorgreen went 1-0 down and from this they answered back with a well-worked equaliser by Abbie Newman.
The second-half was all Moorgreen with Aiden Horspool completing a hat-trick and Tyler Pickworth and man of the match Freddie Pitts also on target for the 6-1 win.
The U10 Blues played away at Cliftwon All Whites and put in a fine display to win the game, man of the match going to Jack Spittal for his creative forward play and scoring a hat-trick.
The U9s were at home to Carlton Town Blue and were first to every ball, passing and moving it right across the pitch.
Carlton struggled to match the skill and determination from the Moorgreen players in the first half which Moorgreen finished in style.
The second half was more of a match which saw Carlton fight back, but Colts produced their best performance of the season to date with Kaden Billing and goalkeeper Chaz Ramsden sharing man of the match.
Scorers were George Skevington, Kaden Billing , Hugo Henderson and Lenny Maisey.
The U8 Blues encountered a tough game against Bulwell Forest Navy but maintained great form, goals from Sam Poxon and a cracking free-kick from Cameron Pailing securing the win and man of the match going to Joe Hodgson.
On Saturday, the U8 Whites played in a tournament at the Forest Academy, with a fantastic morning had by all and some good football played. Manager’s player of the day was Isaac Culley and parents’ player of the day was Alastair Weeks.