Junior football: Priory Celtic U15’s stay unbeaten

MIDLANDS Regional Alliance round-up.
MIDLANDS Regional Alliance round-up.

Priory’s U15 Greens remain unbeaten and kept up their good start to the season in an eight goal thriller at home to Long Eaton.

In a game where the lead swapped hands on numerous occasions Ady Lawes Green squad did just enough to snatch three points and remain in joint second place in the Sunday third division.

Meanwhile the U15 Whites, who ply their trade in the Saturday first division are finding the going tough but continue to play entertaining football, goals from Luke Parker and Matt Hallam only acting as consolations after a long trip to Market Warsop losing 5-2.

In the girls section both Priory’s squads where playing away, the Under 15’s travelled to Southwell with only 10 players and deserved much more than the 4-0 defeat, the score was 1-0 until the last few minutes when tiredness finally caught up, and the ever improving U13 girls put in a gutsy performance at Bingham and, despite losing 7-,1 all played with a smile on their face and enjoyed the game.

Ella Morris scored Priory’s goal and claiming the girl of the game award.

In the YEL section, the Under 14’s sit proudly on top of Division four after an emphatic 4-0 away win at Ruddington Village Colts whilst the U23 Hoops picked up their first points of the season after seeing off Mansfield Hosiery Mills 3-1, with goals from Tyler Hadfield, Thomas Hutton and Kai Douglas-Johnson helping them on the way.

On Saturday the 1967 squad would be satisfied with a point in their 1-1 draw at home to Holy Spirit Celtic, a rare Josh Betts goal enough for the point and earned him the man of the match award.

In the U12 section, the White squad won a local derby encounter with Eastwood CFC 2-0 with Scott Howarth scoring both goals, one a penalty after he was bought down in the box and two goals from Callum Frogson where both in vain as the Green squad lost 4-2 at home to AFC Vernon Colts – neither the U13 Black squad or the under 12 Sunday teams had games over the weekend.

The U11’s made their first ever trip to Bilsthorpe and gave a good account of themselves but returned home empty handed, goals from man of the match Taylor Stubbs and Jakes Dawes just not enough in a 4-2 reversal.

In the U10 section the U10 Hoops tasted defeat for the first time this season losing 5-1 away against a very physical St Anne’s Sneinton side.

With only seven players available and 4-0 down at half time the boys did fantastic to keep the second half all square.

The U10 White squad travelled to Lowdham hoping to keep up their good form and run intact, the game was a close game but Priory found themselves 1-0 behind when the Lowdham forward back heeled the ball into the net.

Half time substitute Craig Bailey levelled up the game at 1-1, when his cross/shot curled into the top corner. 

Louis Edwards earned Man of the Match by making countless saves towards the end of the game to preserve the draw.

The U10 Green squad where unlucky to lose 3-2 to Hucknall Sports, Archie Smith winning the man of the match award.

In the U9 section, the Green squad put in another great performance winning 7-1 win against a typically strong Ravenshead team.

Sam Poxon scored a hat-trick and a great performance from Evan Gaspar who claimed the Parents Man of the Match with Dylan Castledine winning the managers away, the U9 Saturday squad put in their best performance of the season in seeing off Woodhouse Colts 2-1 and the U9 White’s put in a sensational performance despite falling behind to the first goal of the game to Pegasus Eagles, a hat-trick from Brooklyn Reed and a brace from Jevan Mann amongst others to give the Whites a final 10-2 win, Charlie Reed in goal also taking credit for some great saves

In the busy U8 section, the White squad drew 2-2 with Holy Spirit Colts, the Holy Spirit keeper making some incredible saves to earn the point for his team.

The hoops winning streak continued this time with a 13-1 win away at Beeston. Goals from Thomas Hodgkinson (5) Daniel Cole (3), Reece Beasley (2), Chester Rudkin (2) and Charlie Naylor. Man of the match went to Reece Beasley and opposition’s man of the match went to Thomas Hodgkinson.

The Green squad entertained West Bridgford Black at home, they took the lead from a great strike from an acute angle from Harrison Fields, but were pegged back with a quick equaliser. 

Priory fought hard after finding themselves 4-1 down, Kuruan Johal scored twice to get Priory back into the game at 4-3, as they pressed for more goals Priory were caught on the break, eventually losing out 8-5 to West Bridgford, Harrison Fields scoring a hat-trick and jointly claiming the Manager’s Player with Harrison Whalley. 

Parent’s Player went to the whole team for good battling, once again there where goals galore in the Sunday 1967 sqauds game, winning 10-5 at home to St Ann’s and Sneinton and finally the Saturday squad easily saw off Trowell FC 5-0.

The U7 white sqaud won 3-2 away at Woodhouse Colts. The young hoops went 2-0 up with goals from Brandon Innes and Satchin Verma, before being pegged back to 2-2 courtesy of an unlucky own goal equaliser.

Joshua Morley struck the winner from outside the box with a minute to go whilst then Green squad had an easier path to victory on Saturday with an 8-0 win.