Priory Celtic and Moorgreen Colts junior football round-ups
In a much-reduced programme due to the half-term holidays, both the U14 White squad and the U12 Black squad moved closer to first phase honours after wins over the weekend.
The U14 Whites thrashed Carlton Town 10-1 and could even afford to miss two penalties, Chris Neilson and Kyle Howden both claiming deserved hat-tricks.
It wasn’t quite so easy for the U12 Blacks but two goals from Bradley MacIntosh and a Jayden Smith strike secured a 3-0 win over a very defensively minded Bottesford, and this result could now see the Black squad, in their first season, win the first phase on Sunday when nearest rivals Beeston come to Kimberley Leisure Centre.
In other games, there contrasting results in the YEL Cup as the U11 Greens progressed through to the second round after a long trip to Aslockton, Isaac Moorledge, Josh Caley and Theo Simmonds all on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win, whilst the U12 Greens were victims of something of a shock as lower league Gedling Southbank stunned the Whites winning 2-1, Jack Wolverson with the consolation goal.
In league action a Ben Howard goal for the U11 Whites was in vain in a 5-1 reversal to PMG Cavaliers, however the management awarded the whole team the man of the match award for another great and improving performance. The U10s lost 2-0 at home to Toton Tigers.
Wrapping up the YEL action, the U9 Hoops, also a greatly improving side, stretched their unbeaten run to three games after an entertaining encounter with West Bridgford Colts on Sunday morning, Euan Sheridan a deserved winner of man of the match.
It was heartbreak once again for the U14 Girls who lost by the odd goal in three with opponents Southwell City scoring in the last minute, Beth Garner on the scoresheet for the girls, whilst both Youth League teams will hope for better days in the forthcoming weeks - James Horton scored the goal for the U17s in their 5-1 defeat at Beeston Park and things just went from bad to worse for the U18s who lost 8-0 at home to Long Bennington, George Morley-Finch claiming the man of the match award.
The senior squad bowed out of the County Cup losing 6-2 at home to a strong FC Clumber side, although the seniors did stun their guests with a half-time lead.
The Veterans claimed a point in a tense 3-3 encounter with Punjab United who are based in Derby.
Priory Celtic’s new soccer school for boys and girls of all abilities who are currently in school year one and reception takes place on Mondays at 6pm and last for one hour.
The sessions are run by Priory’s qualified coaches along with young members from the Notts FA football futures programme.
There is no need to book, just turn up on the day with shin pads and a drink.
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Moorgreen Colts Round-up
Moorgreen U15s were 1-0 up within the first minute against West Bridgford and although they missed a penalty they were soon 2-0 up when Bradley Holmes converted his second penalty.
Shortly after half-time West Bridgford pulled one back but Bradley Holmes completed his hat-trick with a smart finish, and after Bridgford scored again, so did Holmes from the spot to seal a 4-2 win. James Smith was man of the match.
Moorgreen U14s put in a spirited display with ten men but lost 5-1 to a very strong Divisoin One side despite their best performance of the season. Chris Neilson was the scorer.
The U11s were at home to AFC Mansfield in the cup and played with great integrity and kept positive throughout. The final score was 6-2 to Mansfield with Moorgreen goals from Jake Lawes and Archie Edwards and Freddie Pitts named man of the match.
The U10 Blues had another visit from cup winners Toton Tigers White Stars and despite losing the game put in a hard-working and impressive display, Jake Dale, Jack Spittal and Danny Roberts scoring and Connor Jolly man of the match.
The U8 Blues produced an impressive display against Pegasus YFC, goals from James Hemstock, Sam Poxon, Cameron Pailing, Joe Hodgson and man of the match Dylan Smith.
The U8 Whites entertained Edwalton Cavaliers and after a slow start found their rhythm with goals from Max Boylan and Harry Williams. Parents man of the match went to Harry Williams and Managers man of the match went to Tommy Mills.
The U7 Whites played a friendly against Hucknall Rolls Royce with goals from man of the match Owen Hayes, Jack Bradshaw, Barney Pitts and good goalkeeping by Owen Hayes, Adam Hodgson, Niall O ‘Kane and Reuben Clowes. MoM - Owen Hayes.
The U7 Blues played West Bridgford and Fernwood with goals coming from Charlie Stevenson, Mitchell Garratt, Liam White, Harvey Peacock and Alfie Kirk and excellent goalkeeping displays from Ryan Morris and Kyran Thompson.