Priory Celtic Round-up
Performance of the weekend came from the U12 Sunday squad as a comprehensive 5-0 home win at home to Clipstone Miners Welfare now moves the team, promoted from Division Three to Division One this season, into fourth place and with a further chance of honours.
A brace for both Tyler Beard and Liam Garner along with a solo effort from Brandon Chadwick ensured the three points.
Priory’s other Sunday squad, the Hoops, suffered a narrow 3-1 defeat at Ravenshead, Reuben Singh scoring the consolation for the Hoops.
Saturday saw a great local derby game between Priory U12 Whites and Nuthall FC.
Priory rushed to a two goal lead with efforts from Matt Smalley and Liam Garner, but they lost concentration allowing Nuthall to score two quick goals to claim a share of the points.
There was disappointment for the previously unbeaten U11 Greens who saw their 100 per cent record disappear after Radcliffe Olympic failed to read the plot and claimed ground on the Greens with a 4-2 away win.
The U11 Whites lost 5-3 in an eight-goal thriller at West Bridgford, Harrison Reed, Kyle Kelvey and Ben Howarth scoring.
In the 11 v 11 games, the U17s saw out a 0-0 draw away at Gedling FC, a result that keeps them in mid-table, whilst the U14 Greens lost 5-1 at Riverside Rapids, Owen Bassnett with the consolation strike.
The U14 Whites lost by the odd goal in nine at Stapleford Villa despite a hat-trick from man-of-the-match Matthew Hallam.
It was a case of after the lord mayor’s show for the U13s after last week’s heroics in the Cup as they came back to earth with a bump after a 5-1 reversal at home to old foes Keyworth United, Kai Boultby claiming Priory’s goal.
In mini-soccer action, the U8 Saturday squad won in Clifton, Lucas Ellis and Evan Fletcher with the man of the match awards, whilst the U8 Greens beat Bulwell Forest 3-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Lucas Ellis. Player of the game was Evie Wharton.
The U10s had a round-robin event at Kimberley Leisure Centre. They lost the first game 4-0 to a strong Attenborough team but showed true grit and resilience in the second game against Hucknall Warriors, Sammy Shah claiming the goal.
Following on from a great win last week, Priory Green U7s kept up the good work when they travelled to Long Eaton to play against a team from the league above in a friendly.
Long Eaton took the lead on three occasions but each time Priory fought back to equalise.
Kurun Johal got a brace and Daniel Bailey scored another cracking free-kick.
Parents’ player of the game went to Stanley Hurrell and manager’s player went to Harrison Whalley.
Meanwhile, Priory’s senior team secured their second win in a week, a 4-0 away win at Butler Benfica which saw Dale Chapman score all four, whilst the veteran’s team lost 5-1 in the cup at Duffield Old Boys.
The U15s faced Nuthall and raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Daniel Stenson and Lewis Hallam but were pegged back by the break at 2-2.
Justin Holmes notched the winner with ten minutes left to ensure a 3-2 success.
The U14s dominated against Woodhouse Colts but were beaten 3-2, whilst the U13s lost 3-0 at Beeston, men of the match being Jack Bamford and Jake Pickworth.
The U12 Blues romped to a 7-1 win over Carlton Town with a fine debut from Benj Biordan and Lewis Williams and a well-deserved headed goal for Lewis Mee. Man of the match was Leo Whitaker-Johnson.
The u11s lost 3-2 at Vernon Reds with Aiden Horspool netting both and Benn Braithwaite and Freddie Pitts earning man of the match.
The U10s faced Bulwell Forest Sky and Wollaton Hall Thunder. Against Bulwell, Charlie Bone and Jack Spittal scoring in both games and also getting a man of the match award each.
The U9s faced Sherwood Colliery with a fine goal from Ossie Gregson the highlight, while the U8s faced Bilborough and scored through Jacob Brewster and Cameron Pailing who scored from a corner.
The U8 Whites played Teversal and scored some fine goals through Jamie Caress and Byron Hatton-Lowe who was manager’s MOM, with George Moore getting the parents’ vote.
The U7 Blues played in a tournament at Forest Academy and scored through Harvey Peacock and Thomas Shirley who also got a MOM award.
The U7 Whites played Hucknall Rolls A and MOM was Barney Pitts who scored an individual goal, Jack Bradshaw also finding the net.