Priory Celtic round-up
After the summer break it was all hands back to the pump last weekend as Priory’s growing number of teams all kicked off their respective seasons.
In the new 5 v 5 structure of the game for the U7s Priory hosted local neighbours Moorgreen Colts and Underwood Villa on Sunday morning and for those watching the local players put on a real spectacle with plenty of goals being scored over the six games played.
The men of the match awards went to Oscar Trigg and Archie Watson.
The U8 Greens travelled to Aspley Park where Harvey Poxon put in a great performance for his man-of-the-match award.
Ben Scott’s U9s, virtually rebuilt from last season, had a friendly game against Mansfield Boys, but illnesses prevented the Under 9’s fielding their strongest team and they lost 3-0 to their opponents but can take credit from a good team performance.
The U10 Whites, playing in Division Two after their double promotion last season, suffered a narrow defeat 2-1 at home to Wollaton Hall.
Man-of-the-match Harrison Reed put Priory in front early in the second-half but this lifted Wollaton into action who scored twice in quick succession to take the three points.
The U10 Greens travelled to Calverton and claimed the three points with a 3-1 win, Alfie Hawksworth claiming two goals including one penalty.
The U11 Whites let a 4-1 lead slip to draw 4-4 with Riverside, Oliver Waite scoring a brace with Ben Griffiths and debutant Liam Garner also scoring one each.
Priory’s U11 Hoops lost at home to a very good Radcliffe Olympic team, while the U12s had potentially the hardest game of the campaign with a trip to new club Basford United who had signed a number of last year’s championship winning side along with some old Priory players.
Though the 7-3 scoreline looks flattering Priory where chasing the game at 4-3 and let in three quick goals.
The Saturday U13 team lost by the odd goal in three away at Edwalton, Robbie Horsley with Priory’s goal.
Adrian Lawes’ championship winning team from last season carried on their great form with a 4-2 win at home to Riverside Royals, Tom Baxter, Dylan George, Rhys Maddock and Jake Simpson sharing.
The U17s claimed a great three points in their season opener at Attenborough, Kalum Mitchell and Ruban Mitchell scoring in a 2-1 win.
Playing their first ever 9v9 game the U13 girls put in a brilliant performance to draw 2-2 with Rolls Royce, goals from Beth Garner and Skye Storer.
Priory’s new senior team, consisting of old players from previous U18 squads, put in the best performance of the weekend with a great 3-2 away win at Nottingham United, Jack Shildon, Damien Kinch and Brad Taylor all on the scoresheet.
l Priory’s new soccer school for boys and girls of all ability starts on Wednesday, September 25 at Kimberley Leisure Centre between 6-7pm on the new 3G pitches.
For more information on the soccer school contact Kev Bonington on 0776 921 1399.
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