Priory Celtic Round-up
There was a very limited schedule last weekend due to half-term holiday.
The U14s travelled to high-flying Long Eaton United on Saturday morning. Priory struggled to get going and finished on the wrong end of a 5-1 score line, Christopher Neilson scoring the consolation goal while Joshua Whyle picked up the man of the match award.
Also on Saturday Priory’s U11 Green took on West Bridgford Cosmos at Kimberley Leisure Centre. This game brought together the two teams with perfect records in Division Two.
Both teams had won all three of their previous games in phase two of the season so expected a tight encounter, and so it proved.
Priory were the first to strike when Matthew Dickinson finally beat the excellent West Bridgford keeper midway through the first half, but the lead was short lived as the visitors equalised just before the break.
The second-half continued to be a tight battle. With the game looking like it would end as a draw, Daniel Walker hit a speculative shot from the edge of the area which crept past the keeper giving Priory a 2-1 win and in the process putting them clear at the top of the league.
The excellent work on the left side of Priory’s midfield earned Josh Wakelin the man of the match award.
Priory’s U11 Whites travelled to Bagthorpe Athletic. Goalkeeper Benjamin Miles picked up the man of the match trophy with Ben Howarth scoring Priory’s goal in a 7-1 reversal.
Sunday saw the U8 Greens visit Quarrydale United, where Dylan Castledine was awarded man of the match as the Greens proved to strong for their hosts.
Priory Celtic’s U14 Girls were in cup action taking on East Leake Bantams at Kimberley Leisure Centre.
Despite the best efforts of joint players of the match Charlotte Basdell and Bethany Garner the visitors progressed to the next round with a 5-0 win.
Meanwhile, Priory’s senior team lost 6-3 in a high-scoring game against Ruddington FC. A hat-trick from Dale Chapman was the only highlight in the disappointing display.
Priory’s oldest team, the veterans, took on Duffield Old Boys on The Stag on Sunday afternoon.
Priory sped to a 2-0 lead with goals from Matt Ellis and Brett James only to get pegged back to 2-2 by half time. Priory eventually lost out 4-2.
Moorgreen Colts Round-up
The U13s played Vernon Colts at home and after an equal first 20 minutes Vernon took the lead.
Moorgreen got level when Angus James was fouled in the area and Connor Deakin converted the penalty, but Vernon got a penalty of their own to lead by half-time.
It looked game over when Vernon then went 3-1 up but a remarkable comeback was completed by one player, Sam Humphries hitting an eight-minute hat-trick to eventually earn the win. Men of the match were Joe Reeve and Sam Humphries.
The U8 Blues were away to Team DNF and put in a good performance, Dylan Smith scoring and Blake Milne the man of the match.
The U7 Whites and Blues played a mini-tournament with Nottingham Knights.
Each team played five short matches so there were plenty of goals to celebrate, Alfie Kirk, Ryan Garratt, Thomas Shirley, Charlie Stevenson and Liam White all on target.
There were also strong attacking performances from Kyran Thompson and a fine debut in goal from Jamie Poole.