Spot-kick success sees under-10s cause an upset

The highlight of the weekend’s action was the closely contested U10 YEL League Trophy quarter-final between third division Priory Greens and Keyworth United from the second division.

In a pulsating encounter, Priory raced to a two goal lead with strikes from Chris Husskinson and Josh Wright.

After the break Keyworth showed true character and scored twice early in the second-half, before a neat finish from Priory’s Tommy Smith with minutes remaining looked to have put Priory through to the semi-finals.

But with the last kick of the game Keyworth snatched a dramatic equaliser.

With stalemate in extra time the game went to penalties, where two great saves from Jack Lawes and excellent penalties from Smith, Wright and Corey Nelson finally saw Priory progress.

The U9s remain unbeaten but where held at home 1-1 by a very entertaining and improving Bulwell Forest.

The U11s hosted Ilkeston Town in a friendly and gave a good account losing 2-1 to a team from a higher division, Charley Hartshorn claiming the goal direct from a corner.

The U12s triumphed 3-0 away at Beeston Centurions, Marcus Dickinson (2) and Euan Owens with the goals.

The U13s lost 2-1 in the cup at home to Sandiacre Town however the U16 Greens gained revenge over Sandiacre, comprehensively dumping them out of the Youth League Cup 5-1 with Allport, Parr and Nicholson amongst the goals.

The U16 Whites, playing their first game since the Christmas break, lost heavily 9-1 at West Bridgford – Keith Gamblen scoring the consolation goal for the Whites.

The only girls team in action were the U14s who travelled to bottom-of-the-table West Bridgford and in a one sided affair the Priory girls ran in 16 goals in reply to their hosts’ one solitary strike.

There was an improved performance from the U8 Whites in their game at Burton Joyce, Gabriel Dawson winning the man of the match.

Playing away at improving Southwell City the U18s knew that a win would take them to the top of the second division, however on a real quagmire of a pitch Priory will consider this was one point gained and not three dropped after an entertaining 3-3 draw, goals from Brown, August and Finn.

Priory’s U19 side went down at home 3-0 to league leaders Pinxton on Tuesday evening.

Peter Burgoyne, on his debut in the Priory goal, was beaten with just seconds left in the first-half to give Pinxton the lead against the run of play.

Priory created many chances as Miller, Draper and Wedge had opportunities to put them ahead. But Pinxton put pressure on the young Priory side early in the second-half and despite a good effort from a depleted home side, two more goals were added before the end.