AFC Southside 0
Priory Celtic 5
Priory Celtic’s senior side made it three wins on the bounce as they easily beat AFC Southside at Selhurst Street.
Priory started slowly and had keeper Callum Marks to thank for keeping them level early on before his side stepped up a gear.
Greg Wedge was brought down in the box and Killian O’Neill stepped and put Priory ahead, before the same player struck a free-kick from 25 yards to double Priory’s lead.
Priory were soon 3-0 up as Nick West fired home after following in a Wedge effort which the keeper dropped.
Josh Stevenson completed the first-half display as he fired home from close range to give Priory a 4-0 lead at the break.
Priory kept up the pressure in the second-half and Smith, O’Neill and Bussey all had chances to the goal difference.
Leading scorer Wedge completed the rout late on as he scored Priory’s 97th goal of the season.
Priory now need to win their last five games of the campaign to claim the title.
A busy weekend’s action for all of Priory’s teams kicked off on Saturday morning with a local derby U9 League Cup quarter-final for the Whites against Nuthall FC.
In a tense game that didn’t have too many chances, Nuthall claimed the only goal of the game in the first-half, and though Priory tried they were unable to break down the resolute Nuthall defence.
The U9 Greens were in league action and, after a couple of good results, came back to earth with a bump after losing 4-0 at league leaders FC Cavaliers.
In friendly action the U7s had Eddie Wylie and Joel Rigley claim the man-of-the-match award for the Greens whilst the Whites nominated the whole team after a great performance.
Kyle Kelvey and Tom Ellis won the awards for the U8s.
A solitary strike from Robbie Horsley was enough to give the U11 Whites victory at Bingham Town, a result which leaves the Whites in fourth place with promotion to the first division still achievable.
In the girls section the U16s returned back to the top of the table with a fine 3-0 away win at West Bridgford, Lauren Turner (penalty), Mollie Bexon and Anya Norrie all on the scoresheet.
The U11 Girls lost at Nottingham Forest though the U12s had a morale-boosting 3-0 win against Ilkeston Girls AFC
The U10s entertained Gotham Rangers in the quarter-final of the U10 Sunday Cup, but Gotham snatched victory with the only shot of the game.
It was goals galore for both the U11 Greens and the U14s .
The Greens won 9-1 against Sherwood FC with four goals for Christopher Huskinson, two for Corey Nelson and Cory Wrenn, Joshua Wright and Dylan George all poaching one.
The U14 side went one better by overcoming Sneinton Town 10-3, Perry Dermot-Manahan (2), Luke Manning (2), Lewis Pynegar (3), Rob Wallis (2) and Jake Pearce all on the scoresheet.
The U13s lost 5-3 at Ruddington though the U12s beat Gotham 2-0, Nathanial Appiah and Jake Shilton scoring for Priory.
In youth league action, Michael Thomas scored four and Jake Parr three for the U17s as they brushed aside Bramcote Park Rangers 7-2.
The U15s lost 3-0 at home to Aslockton, Alex Neilson and Tom Bacon claiming the man of the match awards.
l A club race night on Saturday night raised over £500 to support ex-Priory player Sophie Wilkinson as she travels to Uganda with the Balls for Poverty campaign.
l Members of Priory’s U7 squad were invited by Nottingham Forest to play in a tournament against five other teams, including two from the Forest U7 elite squad.
With two of Priory’s squad already members of the Forest set-up, their team consisted of Tom Williams, George Franks, Finlay Buckland, Harrison Frearson, Will Meakin, Isaac Moorledge, Owen Scattergood, Flynn Gillot and Harry Hallsworth.
They played five 15-minute games, drawing two and losing three of the games by no more than two goals.
However, all the score lines flattered the opposition, including the Forest Elite, and if it wasn’t for some great goal keeping, the results would have been reversed.
All the boys gave a fantastic account of themselves and Forest were impressed enough to invite them back in the future.