Last weekend all of Priory Celtic’s teams joined professional and amateur clubs around the country to celebrate 100 years of the game played in 1914 on Christmas Day when troops ceased fighting, called a one day truce and played a game of football.
The event, called Football Remembered ,was a great success and will continue this forthcoming weekend.
It was a reduced schedule over the weekend as the heavy frost on Friday evening halted over half of the scheduled Priory games on Saturday morning.
However the star performance of the weekend came from the U14 Green squad who are putting together a fine run of form helped by a four goal haul from Joe Naylor in a 6-3 win at home to Netherfield Boys.
Jacob Booker claimed the man of the match award that sees the Greens finish in a respectable mid-tale place.
In other Sunday games, both league friendly games, the two U12 Sunday squads had contrasting fortunes.
The U12 Blacks, newly promoted from the third division saw off Bulwell Forest 15-3. Jack Wolverson claimed five goals amongst plenty of others.
The Hoops put in a fighting performance against Bulwell Athletic but ended up on the losing side.
In YEL mini-soccer action, Dave Tatum’s U9 Hoops bought their first phase of the season to an end with their first defeat in six weeks at Clifton Aces.
The U18’s lost out at Teversal in the County Cup and the U14 girls amazingly unlucky season continued.
Despite being the better team against third place AFC Mansfield they narrowly lost 2-1, Hollie Roffie scoring the goal with Sian Langham claiming the girl of the game award.
Moving onto Saturday’s action, which saw the U12 Whites entertain WB Hurricanes in the YEL Supplementary Cup.
After gaining promotion to Division Two the Whites have struggled with their form.
However a 5-1 home win, with goals from Liam Garner (2), Jack Shaw (2) and joint man of the match Jack Wolverson, saw them progress to the semi-final (at home to Beeston Park Rangers this Saturday).
Joseph James also claimed a share of the award after his best performance of the season.
In league action the U12 Greens, leading 2-1 at half time away at WB Pirates, couldn’t hold on and eventually lost 4-3.
The U11 Whites gained a point in a goalless draw at home to Holy Spirit Celtic and recently crowned U14 Division Two champions Priory White lost 3-1 at home to Radcliffe Olympic.
In Saturday’s mini soccer action, the U9 Whites are in contention for honours after Lewis Deavin, Ben Williamson both scored, man-of-the-match went to Ben Langmaid and Josh Bramley in their game at Holy Spirit.
The U8 Saturday awards went to Matt Rose and Lucas Ellis after their game against St Ann’s and Sneinton FC.
U13’s played a friendly against Quarrydale Rangers and went 1-0 down after 11 minutes.
With a lot of changes to the normal starting line-up. Moorgreen took a while to get going and eventually equalised with a fine goal from Joe Reeve.
Moorgreen then started to take control of the game creating lots of chances and they took the lead with a great passing move, which Sam Humphries finished off in style.
The second half saw Moorgreen score two more goals from Jack Bamford and Connor Deakin .
Results from the league games meant Moorgreen finished joint top of League 2.
The U11’s were at home to Bestwood Park rangers, who came to the ground with only seven players due to illnesses.
In the last game of the season before the christmas break Moorgreen won 8-0. Scorers were Shaun Brown, Archie Edwards, Jacob Allen Mee, Abbie Newman & Alfie Hawksworth, who also received the man of the match.
The U9’s played their last group game in the YEL cup against Aspley Magpies on a cold frosty Saturday morning.
In the first half the U9 had most of the procession and loads of goalscoring opportunity converting two of them and ending the first half two up with goals from Kaden Billing & Luke Campbell.
In the second half, Joel Bird scored an excellent solo goal dribbling up the right wing beating three players before cutting inside and unleashing a right footer into the bottom corner.
The U8’s Blue played away to Team DNF with a cracking performance.
There were goals from Sam Poxon, Cameron Pailing and Charlie Pickworth. Man of the match was Joshua Mellors for an outstanding defence display.
U8’s White played away to Cotgrave on a frosty morning. There were goals from Max Boylan and Byron Hatton Lowe. Man of the match was James Jackson.