Priory’s senior side fall to first defeat of season

Priory Celtic’s senior side lost for the first time this season after falling 2-1 at Clifton Dynamo on Sunday.

Priory controversially had a goal disallowed and were reduced to ten men in the 25th minute when Ben Chetwynd was dismissed for two yellow cards.

However even with only ten men, Dec Smith gave Priory the lead on the hour mark through some nice football, but Clifton piled on the pressure and equalised despite a strong challenge on keeper Callum Marks in the lead up to the goal.

In cruel circumstances Clifton snatched a winner with minutes to go as Carlo Rocco put past his own keeper.


Priory’s growing band of mini-soccer teams kicked off the weekend’s activities with their friendly games,

Ben Scott’s U7’ entertained Hucknall Sports with Owen Scattergood and Jamie Muir claming the man-of-the-match awards, whilst Tommy Reeves and Alfie Hawksworth won the awards for the U8s Whites and Greens respectively.

In league action, Jake Flowers hit his third consecutive hat-trick as the Whites kept their winning start to the season with a 6-0 away success at Bramcote FC.

The Greens suffered their first defeat in the local derby at home to Moorgreen Colts, Josh Etches scoring the Priory consolation.

Both the U11 Whites and U16 teams where in County Cup action though the U11s received a walkover as Farndon Colts withdrew from the competition earlier in the week, and the U16’s couldn’t repeat their recent County Cup form by crashing out at the first hurdle 4-0 at Blidworth FC.

It was back to winning ways for the U10s who had a league cup game on Sunday seeing off Keyworth United, Jack Hornby and Harry Maplestone scoring the goals, and also progressing are the U12s though they had to do it the hard way.

Opponents Calverton took them to extra-time with the scores at 2-2, Jake Shilton and Luke Marshall claiming the goals. Priory held their nerve though and eventually won 3-2 on penalties.

The U13s had a tough draw against first division leaders Aslockton who triumphed 7-0.

In league action the U11 Greens lost their 100 per cent record after Clifton Aces won 7-2 but remain in third position.

In a thriller of a County Cup game at Sneinton the U14s won an eight-goal feast with help from a Nicholas Scott hat-trick and goals from Jack Walster and Lewis Pynegar.

The U15s lost at home to Arnold whilst the U17s maintained their push for honours with a fine 3-2 away win at West Bridgford, a brace from Michael Thomas and a Greg Simmons strike ensuring another well deserved three points.

In the girls section the U11s played host to West Bridgford and put in a much improved performance whilst the U12s lost at Stretton Swifts in the cup.

Priory are now holding training sessions each Monday night for their new U9 girls section. Players should be in school years three or four.

The U11 girls are also looking for players to build on their existing squad – training is held each Wednesday. For more details contact the club through their website at