Priory Celtic 2
Brooks Villa 4
Priory Celtic saw their title aspirations blown away at a windswept Greenwich Avenue on Sunday.
Player unavailability cost Priory as they played without a recognised keeper and five other regular players.
It could have been so different as Priory had the first chance when Liam Draper struck the inside of the post before Greg Wedge had a shotwhich went over the bar.
Priory were 1-0 down on the 20 minute mark as the ball bobbled over stand in keeper Carlo Rocco.
Andy they soon found themselves 2-0 down when a free-kick from just outside the box beat Rocco as Priory failed to trouble the visiting team’s keeper in the first-half.
Priory came out strongly in the second-half but unable to get back the goal they deserved soon found themselves 3-0 down as a well taken goal was coolly slotted past Rocco.
Club stalwart Josh Stevenson fired home to give Priory a lifeline but then Adam Mahl was sent off for a professional foul as Brooks scored from the resulting free kick.
Leading scorer Greg Wedge pulled another back with ten to go and Smith, Wedge, O’Neill and Draper all had further chances but it wasn’t to be as Brooks got a deserved three points.
Priory visit North Notts Athletic on Sunday with a place in the League Cup quarter-finals at stake
Both U7 teams played at home, Jake Dawes and Finlay Buckland winning the respective man of the match awards whilst Samuel Binks won the award for the U8 Greens as they entertained Nuthall FC.
Josh Richards claimed the U8s award after their visit to Bramcote.
It was a bad day at the office as neither U9 team could deal with the blustery conditions.
The U9 Whites went ahead through an Oliver Waite free-kick but then saw FC Cavaliers strike three times in quick succession.
The U9 Greens faired no better, losing 0-4 at home to Ruddington Colts.
A Christopher Neilson goal was only a consolation for the U11 Whites as they lost 3-1 at Rolls Royce Leisure, and in another local derby the U16s lost 1-0 in a close game at Codnor Boys.
All three girls teams played with the U16s hosting Arnold Town who produced a smash and grab 1-0 win to stun the Priory girls.
The U12s also had a vital game away at Gedling Southbank and again returned empty-handed losing 3-1.
The U11 Girls did their best to claim their first points of the season and a Caitlin Dickinson goal put them in front in their home game against Holy Spirit, but the strong wind assisted their opponents who cruelly scored twice late in the game to win 2-1.
In Youth League action, the U17s kept up the pressure on the league leaders with a five star show at Burton Joyce, goals from Luke Williams, Jake Parr, Joe Allport, Jake Sinfield and Tom Wood giving them a 5-2 win.
A man-of-the-match performance by Mark Holmes wasn’t enough for the U15s as they lost 1-0 at Sherwood FC.
In YEL Cup action the U10s progressed easily into the quarter-finals beating WB Tigers 4-0, two goals from Jimmy Foster plus strikes from Lyle Hubbard and Jack Hornby seeing them on their way.
The U12s are in the semi-finals after a stunning 5-1 away win at Gotham, Joao Agostino, Ryan Bagguley, Jack Jones and Jack Pyatt amongst the scorers.
In league action the U14s had a good win at Gedling Town, two goals from Perry Dermot-Banahan plus one from Lewis Pynegar claiming the three points, while the U13s lost 5-3 at home to Pelican Colts, goals coming from Dennis Surmaj, Dominic Palethorpe and Marcus Dickinson.
l Priory’s 2012 Soccer School continues each Saturday at Kimberley Leisure Centre for children in reception and school year one, starting at 10am.
There is no need to book as players can just turn up on the day. The sessions are on grass so players should wear appropriate footwear.
For more details contact the club via their website www.priorycelticfc.co.uk or through twitter @Priory_Celtic.