Priory Celtic round-up
The U18s remain on course for a unique treble this season but Ruddington Colts made them work hard for three points on Sunday morning.
Going into the game in fourth place, but with games in hand to take them top of the table, Priory took an early lead but then were reduced to ten men and the resultant penalty was scored.
They then fell two behind but a strong second-half performance though saw them just do enough, a bullet header from Will Matthews and an unfortunate own goal resulting in a final score of 4-2.
The U16s had a comprehensive 4-1 win away at Keyworth United, while both Beth Garner and Caitlin Dickinson claimed a brace in the U12 Girls’ 4-1 win at home to Cotgrave, Skye Storer winning the girl of the game award.
In YEL League action on Sunday, the U12 Greens saw off Riverside Blues 9-2, Alex Bentley claiming four goals with a double from Christopher Huskkison and further strikes from Lewis Hicking, Reece Swain and Corey Wrenn.
The U13s drew 3-3 with Hucknall Sports and the U11s lost their first game of the second phase in a 3-1 loss at Netherfield Boys, Jack Shardlow with the consolation strike.
In a much-reduced programme for the half-term holidays only two Priory teams had league action on Saturday.
The U12 Whites suffered a 5-0 mauling at Radcliffe Olympic, but the U9 Whites stayed joint top of Division Three after beating Riverside Colts by the odd goal in seven, Harrison Reed, Thomas Reeves, Ben Howarth and Jake Lawes on the score-sheet.
The U10 Whites held a 9v9 friendly against Linby Rangers in preparation for next season and despite losing 4-0 to the higher-placed team they will be pleased with a workmanlike performance which showed next season could be successful.
The two U7 teams played each other in a good-hearted friendly game, Tyler Beer just beating Ethan Farnsworth for the man of the match award for the Green squad, and the U9 Greens travelled to local neighbours Nuthall FC in a friendly, drawing 1-1.
l Priory’s ever growing Academy is looking for a volunteer to assist in coaching the U7 section.
Priory currently have two teams at this age group but have enough players for at least one further team.
Full training to gain FA awards is offered, so contact the club’s football development officer Kev Bonington via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The U11s are also looking to recruit players for next season when they move up to the 11-a-side format.
Contact Kev Bonington on the above e-mail address to find out more.