The weekend’s games saw an early start for the U8 Saturday squad who entertained Toton Tornados, with man of the match performances from Tom Round and Matt Rose ensuring the boys had a productive morning against their higher league opponents.
The U12 Whites, looking to build on their unbeaten start hosted Southwell City, and in a tight game a wonder 20-yard strike just before half-time from Jack Wolverson settled the nerves, before two late goals from man-of-the-match Jack Shaw and Liam Garner sealed three points in a 3-0 win.
Two goals apiece from Joshua Clifton and Matthew Hallam along with a solo strike from Chris Neilson saw Darren Syson’s U14 Whites continue their 100 per cent record in Division Two, while James Lock scored for the U12 Greens in their defeat at Edwalton.
Scott Howarth scored a consolation goal for the U11 Whites in their 4-1 reversal at Radcliffe Olympic and the U10s lost 5-2 to Holy Spirit, Taylor Stubbs and Eddie Wylie on the score sheet.
Sunday saw the first round of the Notts FA County Cup matches with both the U17s and U18s in action.
The U17s travelled to Ruddington but lost 6-2, a result that flattered Ruddington, but it was a much easier passage to the second round for the U18s as they saw off West Bridgford Colts 5-0.
In a remarkable game at Bulwell Rangers, the U12 Hoops squad lost 7-6, a hat-trick from Thomas Hutton in vain, whilst the U12 Blacks will consider one hand on the Division Three trophy after a pulsating 2-1 away win at PMG Cavaliers. Second-half strikes from Jack Wolverson and Brandon Chadwick saw Priory claim the three points.
Priory’s U14 Girls lost 2-1 at home to East Leake Bantams, Lara Hind claiming her first goal for the club and Charlotte Basdell celebrated her birthday with a girl of the game performance.
Finally, in mini-soccer action it was a tough morning for the U7 Greens, but improving all the time, the boys played with determination and a smile on their faces.
They were unlucky when attacking with both Oren Bramley and Daniel Bailey hitting the post from a free-kicks.
Manager’s Player of the Match went to Daniel Bailey and Parent’s Player jointly going to Oren Bramley and Alfie May.
Moorgreen Colts Round-up
Moorgreen Colts’ older teams competed in the cup competitions this week.
The U15s were given a bye after their opponents couldn’t field a team, whilst the U14s Sunday team were beaten convincingly by a very strong Dunkirk Colts side.
The U13s’ fine start to the season came to an end in a dramatic encounter at Derwent Rangers in a match that included three penalties in the first 15 minutes.
The final score was 9-6 with Colts’ goals coming from Connor Deakin, Sam Humphries, Joe Reeve and Finlay Hayes who also received the man-of-the-match honour.
In the league the U12s blue lost away to Bottesford FC 3-1, their goal from Connor Wilson and Man of the Match being Kai Bexon,
The U12s White played Riverside Blues and came away with a convincing 5-1 vistory.
They were 4-0 up at half time with goals from Lewis Williams, James McElwee and man-of-the-match Leo Allen, Finley Newton finishing off a good victory in the second-half.
The U11s beat Gotham Rangers 1-0 thanks to Aiden Horspool’s goal, Benn Braithwaite named man-of-the-match, whilst the U10 Blues continued to improve and showing positive signs with a home game against Attenborough Colts, man of the match given to every player for their contribution.
The U9s played away to Arnold Town with goals from Hugo Henderson and the man of the match award going to Charlie Ramsden, while the U8 Blues continued their fine run of form with goals from Cameron Pailing, Sam Poxon and Jacob Brewster helping them against Keyworth, the man-of-the-match gong going to James Hemstock.
The U8 Whites played away at Long Eaton United Yellow with goals from Byron Hatton Lowe and Max Boylan and Cameron Buckley named man-of-the-match.
The U7 Blues and Whites both played sides from Holly Spirit, the Blues man-of-the-match being Alfie Kirk and the Whites enjoying goals from Reuben Clowes, Sebastian Staley and Jack Bradshaw.