FC Eastwood 0
Priory Celtic 8
GREG Wedge scored a double hat-trick as Priory Celtic’s senior side made it ten wins out of 11 at Hall Park in Eastwood on Sunday
In a very close first-half both teams had chances, but it was Priory who took the lead when Josh Stephens’ effort was parried by the keeper to allow Wedge to score from the rebound.
Priory had another good chance towards the end of the half as a goalmouth scramble saw the bar hit twice and the FC Eastwood keeper pull off a brilliant reflex save.
Priory started to pass the ball better in the second-half and the result was plain to see.
Nick West scored early in the half, and Wedge netted twice more as Priory put together some fine football.
Sub Carlo Rocco then scored his first of the season before Wedge scored two more to make it 7-0.
Danny Staley made a cameo appearance with 15 minutes left and with both wingers, Liam Miller and West, causing havoc with their pace and sublime passing, Wedge completed his double hat-trick late in the game.
The result was just what the doctor ordered for Priory after a few indifferent league performances in recent weeks.
Priory’s U9 Greens took advantage of their closest rivals Moorgreen Colts drawing to go top of the Saturday Blue division after beating Holy Spirit 6-3 in an entertaining encounter.
Two goals each from Finlay Whyte and Thomas Hutton plus strikes from Joshua Etches and Liam Garner gave them the points.
Priory’s other U9 team, the Whites, also remain in contention for honours and are currently placed in runners-up spot behind Nuthall FC after easily dispatching Ruddington Colts 10-0, the goals coming from Jake Flowers (4), James Lock (2), Gabriel Dawson and Zehn Rana – however highlight of the game was the usual goalkeeper Niall Storer having a run out of the sticks and scoring a brace himself.
Joseph Schorah won the U8 man of the match award, with Harrison Freason and Finlay Buckland winning the U7 honours.
Over on the 11-a-side pitch, the U16s continued their recent run of good form with a 2-1 win over Field Lane, and as in the previous week it was Luke Hodgman and Ryan Robinson scoring the goals.
Playing away at Edwalton Cavaliers, goals from Matthew Hallam and Robbie Horsley saw the U11 Whites return home with three points.
In the YEL their was a combination of league and cup games.
In league action, the U14s gained three needed points by dispatching Ravenshead Reds 3-0, Perry Dermot, Lewis Pynegar and Luke Manning all scoring, whilst in cup action the U13s lost 3-1 to higher league Hucknall Warriors.
There was no such trouble for the U12s who gained revenge over the Hucknall teams by beating their Sports team 3-0 with goals from Ryan Bagguley, Joao Agostinho and Luke Marshall.
The U10s are fast gaining a reputation for being cup specialists and true to their current knockout form saw off Mansfield Hosiery Mills 4-0, a hat-trick from Joshua Mason-Barratt and a James Foster strike seeing them through to the last eight.
In Youth League action, Jack Varley won the man of the match award for the U15s as they lost at home to Hucknall Harriers, whilst the U17s easily progressed to the League Cup second round after comprehensively beating Sandicare Town 8-0 thanks to Jake Parr who hit five goals, plus single strikes from Bradley Taylor, Greg Simmons and Will Matthews.
In the girls section, it was back to winning ways for the U12s by beating Sherwood 9-1 with goals from Sophia Bonser (4), Jenna Tollit, Anna Walster (2 each) and Chloe Stockton.
The ever improving U11s are not far off claiming their first points of the season after narrowly losing 2-0 also at home to Sherwood FC, and for the second time in a week the U16 girls took on Rolls Royce, two strikes from Lauren Turner giving Priory the three points to remain on top of the league.
l Priory’s ever-growing number of young teams continue to flourish and are looking for more players to join their current U9 and U11 Girls squads.
For more details ring Chris Elvin on 07977 841165.