Priory’s senior side back to the summit

Priory Celtic’s senior side fired their way back to the top of the league after a 4-1 win over fifth-placed Grays Celtic.

Priory were fortunate to take an early lead through Greg Wedge before Liam Miller quickly added a second after a fantastic build up.

Grays then got on top of the game but some solid defending left Marks in the Priory goal with very little to do.

The score stayed 2-0 untill the hour mark when Dec Smith added a third.

Grays Celtic pulled one back with ten minutes to go but Killian O’Neill put the game beyond doubt with the fourth goal five minutes from time.

Priory now lead the table on goal difference with a game in hand on chasing clubs, though this Sunday they take a break from the league and play Clumber Elkesley of the Gainsborough League in the second round of the Notts FA Shield.

Kick-off is at 12.30pm at Radford FC on Selhurst Street.


In a much-reduced programme due to the schools’ half-term holidays, only a handful of Priory teams where in action over the weekend.

The best performance came from the unbeaten U9 Whites who entertained Sandiacre Town.

Nobody watching could have predicted the final result after a goalless first 20 minutes which saw Priory pepper the Sandiacre goal with shots from all distances and ranges, however a cruel twist for the visitors came when a defender deflected a Ben Griffiths shot into his own goal.

This was followed quickly by a Jake Flowers strike to send Priory in 2-0 at half-time.

The second half was a different story with Priory scoring a further eight goals,

Griffiths and Flowers both scored two more goals each, James Lock and Oliver Waite added one each and a stunning 15 minute hat-trick from Luke Millington gave Priory a comprehensive 10-0 win.

Credit though has to go to their opponents who still played with their heads held high and left the pitch with smiles on their faces.

A last-minute winner from league leaders Chellaston Boys sent the U16s to a 2-1 defeat, Priory thinking they had done enough to take a point of the runaway leaders.

The only other game was on Sunday when the U13s took a well earned point at Sherwood FC, Sam McGrenigan with the strike for Priory

This weekend sees plenty of activity with four games at Kimberley Leisure Centre on Sunday morning – all are welcome to cheer on the local youngsters.