Priory prevail in cup thriller

Pictured are Priory Celtic U11s who raised �80 for Rumbletums on Newdigate Street in Kimberley with a sponsored penalty shoot-out that saw their parents go in goal.
Pictured are Priory Celtic U11s who raised �80 for Rumbletums on Newdigate Street in Kimberley with a sponsored penalty shoot-out that saw their parents go in goal.

Priory Celtic round-up.

Putting in the best performance of the weekend were the U10 Whites who travelled to higher league Rolls Royce in the YEL Cup.

Priory weren’t overawed by their opponents and two Ben Griffiths strikes gave them a deserved 2-0 lead midway through the first-half, though Rolls clawed it back to 2-2 before the break.

A breathless second period saw man-of-the-match Jake Flowers put Priory back in front, Rolls turn it around to lead 4-3, Oliver Waite then equalise for Priory and Gabriel Dawson then net a last-gasp winner for a dramtic 5-4 victory.

Both the U12 Whites and U9 Whites suffered home defeats to higher league opposition in the YEL Cup.

In mini-soccer action the U7 Greens, in their new kit which is part sponsored by a £150 donation from the Community Chest charity shop in Kimberley, awarded Luke Dye the man of the match award.

The other awards went to Owen Scattergood (U8 Green) and Sam Coxon (U7 Whites).

The U9 Whites fell 4-0 in a friendly to Wollaton Hall.

On Sunday, the U12 Girls fell 3-1 to Sherwood in the cup, Beth Garner on target and Charlotte Baswell player-of-the-match.

The U12 Greens put five past Netherfield Boys Blue in the YEL Trophy, Jake Simpson (2), Reece Swain, Josh Wright and Chris Husskins on target.

The local derby between the U13s and Ilkeston FC ended 1-1, while the U15s lost 6-2 to Al-Madina, Nick Scott and Jake Pearce with the goals.

The U18s, depleted by injuries and suspensions, travelled to West Bridgford in the Youth League Cup with only ten players, but despite this two Jake Parr strikes along with a Luke McCeag effort saw them home.

No such problem for the U16s who put in perhaps their best ever performance with an 8-1 victory away at Clifton Aces.