Priory Celtic 0
North Notts Athletic 3
Priory Celtic crashed out the League Cup at home to Division Two high-flyers North Notts.
Priory were again without a full side, only being able to field 12 for the fixture.
In an even first-half with few chances for both sides on a bobbly pitch, it was North Notts who got the breakthrough as a mistake by Mahl in the Priory defence allowed the impressive Hewitt to slot the ball into an empty net after rounding stand-in keeper Sam Harris in the Priory goal.
Priory had a chance of their own to equalise as Wedge’s effort went just wide.
Priory came out strong in the second-half before another mistake in the defence allowed Hewitt to slot home again.
There was a backlash by Priory as O’Neill, Stephens and Draper all had superb chances to get the game back for Priory but it never came as Hewitt completed his hat-trick with 20 to go from the penalty spot as Rocco brought him down in the box.
Both U7s where in friendly action this weekend as the Greens put in a fantastic performance at West Bridgford, coach Ben Scott giving the whole team the man of the match award, while Will Meakin won the award for the Whites after their visit to AFC Vernon.
The U8 Whites had a day off though the Greens entertained Ernehale Colts, Tommy Reeves winning the man of the match award
Priory’s U9s sides met in a real local ‘derby’ game in Division Three, both teams attached from the start with the Greens unlucky not to take the lead after a Liam Garner effort was well saved by Niall Storer, however two goals in ten minutes for the Whites saw them on the way to three well earned points, Gabriel Dawson and Jake Flowers scoring the goals,
The U10s enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win against WB Chilli Pepper, Joshua Mason-Barratt and Bailey Brown scoring.
Darren Syson’s U11 Whites also put in a good performance at home to Rolls Royce with a 4-1 win, Christopher Neilson, Matthew Hallam (2) and Joseph Dawson with the goals.
Performance of the day came from the U16s who, after some below-par performances in recent weeks, travelled to Belper Sports and emphatically won 6-2, goals from Luke Hogdman, Kaine Kirk (2), Ryan Robinson and Harvey Johal.
The U17s moved easily into the next round of the Youth League Cup after seeing off third division Bilborough Town, Danny Brennan, Michael Thomas and Tom Wood with the goals
The U16 Girls also moved into the semi-final of their league cup in an end to end game at Wollaton Park – a goal in each half from the ever reliable Lauren Turner seeing them on their way
But the U11 girls can now concentrate on the league after losing at Rolls Royce.
In Sunday’s YEL league action, the U12s where no match for a very good Ilkeston FC side losing 4-1.
A 1-0 win for the U13s away at Radcliffe Olympic moved them up into third place in Division Three whilst the U14s narrowly lost 2-1 at Ravenshead Reds, Adam Gregory scoring the consolation.
A 2-0 home win for the U11 Greens against Riverside gave them a well deserved three points to consolidate their promotion push.
l Priory Celtic FC have received a donation of £500 from Notts County Councillors Keith Longdon and Ken Rigby from their divisional fund.
The funding has allowed Priory to purchase three sets of goals for their new U7s and U8s teams, as well as new ‘Respect’ barriers.
l Priory’s 2012 Soccer School continues each Saturday at Kimberley Leisure Centre for children in reception and school year one, starting at 10am.
There is no need to book as players can just turn up on the day. The sessions are on grass so players should wear appropriate footwear.
For more details contact the club via their website www.priorycelticfc.co.uk or through twitter @Priory_Celtic.