Priory Celtic round-up
After a reduced schedule to allow for the half-term holidays, it was back to normal for the majority of Priory’s teams.
There were no less than five games at home on Sunday morning alone involving the club’s sides.
Kicking off the action were the U7 teams, who played their friendly games against Keyworth, Hucknall Sports and Underwood Villa.
Youngsters Cory Morley and Isaac Warner both claimed the man of the match awards.
The new u8 Hoops also entertained Underwood Villa. in league action.
The Under 16s, who ply their trade in the Derby City League, narrowly missed out on claiming a valuable point at home to Castle Donington, losing 1-0.
Meanwhile, in the FA County Cup, the Under 13 Greens, who cannot stop scoring, saw off Blidworth Miners Welfare 11-3 in what was an entertaining game packed with goals.
The Greens raced to a 7-0 half-time lead with goals from Joshua Wright (four), two each for Elliot Bott and Christopher Huskisson and solo efforts from Alex Bentley, Scott Richardson and Cory Wrenn.
The Greens have now scored 19 goals in their last two outings and are showing really good form that makes them a handful to play against.
Also in cup action, the U13 girls entertained Derby County Academy in what could have been a one-sided affair.
However, the Priory Celtic girls, who are improving and growing stronger with every game, did themselves and their parents proud with a great performance and though they lost 5-1, a Beth Garner goal in the second half capped what turned out to be a wonderful performance.
Also in their respective cup competitions, the U11 Hoops lost to Alfreton Town, Alex Lowe claiming the man of the match award, and the U12s bowed out at Basford United with Harrison Stubbs claiming the award.
In a round-up of Saturday’s action, result of the day went to the Under 13 Whites, who returned from Hucknall Harriers with three points after a tense game, eventually winning 4-3.
The ever-reliable duo of Matthew Hallam (two) and Robbie Horsley, along with a Christopher Neilson strike, means that a victory at home to Radcliffe Olympic on Saturday will ensure a deserved promotion is secured for the team.
All the other Priory teams were involved in League Cup action.
Both U11 teams lost to higher league teams, the Greens losing 6-2 to Toton Tigers Black (James Lock and Tom Hutton scoring) and the Whites lost 7-2 at FC Cavaliers, despite holding the second division team 2-2 at half-time after two long range efforts from Jack Shaw and Ben Griffiths.
A Tommy Reeves strike wasn’t enough as the Under 10 Whites lost out 3-1 at Arnold Town though the Greens progressed to the second round of the Trophy competition with a solid 6-1 win at Netherfield Boys.
A hat-trick from Bobby Watson, two goals from Matthew Dickinson and one strike from Theo Simmonds, were the goalscorers, and the man of the match went to Max Binch.
Both Under 8s Saturday teams had good workouts and finally an outstanding performance from man of the match Jake Dawes saw him grab a hat-trick for the Under 9s but this wasn’t enough to stop them losing 6-3 at West Bridgford Arrows.
The Seniors and U17 teams had no games scheduled at the weekend.
Finally Priory’s new soccer school for boys and girls of all ability continues each Wednesday at the Leisure Centre, between 6-7pm on the new 3G pitches.
For more information, please contact Kev Bonington on 07769 211399.
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