Priory’s young players return to action after winter break

having not played a league game for 11 weeks, Priory’s U19 side instead performed well to beat Carlton Town’s reserve side in a friendly.

Liam Miller fired Priory in front in the first-half and doubled their advantage in the second thanks to Ross Swallow’s close range strike.

Carlton pulled one back but Klayton Carthy soon notched his first goal for the club from 20 yards to round off a fine win.

Following a match last night (Thursday) with Forest Town, the U19s will play at Pinxton in the league on Tuesday night.

The U15s and U18s travelled to Newark Town.

The U15s were beaten in the last minute of extra-time in a County Cup quarter-final, Cumberpatch and Harrison their scorers in a 3-2 defeat.

Fielding an under-strength side due to illness and injury Priory U18s secured a late win thanks to Sean Harris’s winner to move them second in the league, Jamie Finn scoring the first in a 2-1 success.

In other action on Saturday, both the U8s travelled across the city, the Whites to Ravenshead and the Greens to Burton Joyce where George Brereton claimed the man-of the-match award for an outstanding all round performance.

The U10 Whites finally managed to play their delayed County Cup game at home to Lowdham Colts and enjoyed a convincing 9-0 win.

The U16 Greens continued their fine County Cup tradition with a 3-1 win in a game that was always going to be tricky at near neighbours Bagthorpe Athletic, while the U11s made the tough journey to competition favourites Woodhouse FC who justified their position in a 6-0 win.

The U10 Greens bravely left the County Cup after playing host to a very strong Welbeck team from the north of the county.

In league action the U9s kept their 100 per cent record intact with a convincing 6-2 win at home to Ernehale Colts, but it was perhaps too much Christmas pudding for the U12s who lost away at Karmia FC.

A hat-trick from Robbie Wallis and strikes from Lewis Pynegar and Jack Walster were enough to gain three points for the U13s in a 5-1 win at home to Sneinton Town.

The U15 girls only just managed to keep a hold on second place in a tense encounter away at Asfordby. Rayven Arboine and Shanice Stewart were the scorers in a 2-1 win.

l After ten years playing competitive football Priory Celitc’s U17 Panthers management team took the decision to withdraw for the Notts Youth League and subsequently fold the team.

The committee of Priory Celtic would like to thank John and Julie Kane for all their hard work in running the team over this period

l Priory are set to resume their Soccer School for boys and girls currently in school year one.

The course runs each Monday evening at 6pm at Kimberley Leisure Centre with FA qualified coaches, and are held on the outside all weather pitches. All are welcome and suitable footwear and shin pads must be worn.