Priory Celtic Round-up
In Saturday’s action, Priory’s U10 Green squad had a tricky looking fixture away at West Bridgford Corinthians knowing a win would ensure promotion .
Priory started well, dominating the first-half possession but only managing to go in at half-time with a one goal lead thanks to Matthew Dickinson.
West Bridgford came out after half-time with a point to prove and soon equalised though the Greens regrouped and scored twice, first through an own goal after a vicious corner from Alfie Hawksworth and the second from a brilliant solo effort from Dickenson.
West Bridgford pulled one back and in the dying seconds of the game hit the crossbar, but the Greens held on to win the game and ensure promotion to Division Three.
Also one game away from promotion and honours are the U9 squad after an emphatic 5-1 win at home to WB Firebolts.
A hat-trick from Jake Dawes and solo strikes from the ever-energetic Samay Shah and Kaine Bray leaves the boys needing a win from their last game of the season at Bulwell Athletic on Saturday.
The U10 Whites shared the points in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Keyworth United, as goals from Ben Howarth and Jake Lawes in the second-half helped Priory recover from a two-goal half-time deficit.
In mini-soccer, Harvey Poxon won the man of the match award for the U8 Greens whilst the U8 Whites manager Liam Draper nominated the whole squad for the award.
Carrying on their rich vein of form, the U11 Whites played host to Edwalton in a hastily arranged friendly, and goals from Jake Flowers, Ben Griffiths (2), Liam Garner, Oliver Waite and Will Moore gave the Whites a 6-0 half-time lead before a wonder strike from Matthew Smalley and a confidently-taken penalty from Alex Leatherland completed an 8-2 win.
Priory’s U13 Greens were once again in the goals rush after a 10-4 win away at Riverside in the YEL Trophy, Elliott Bolt scoring five of the goals alongside keeper Jack Lawes scoring a penalty.
The U12s didn’t fare as well at Riverside as they slipped to defeat.
In their first taste of competitive action the U8 Hoops played two games, Euan Sheridan claiming the man of the match award, and for the U7s Dylan Castledine and Leonardo Formosa claimed the awards.
Chris Elvins’ U16’s are moving confidently up the Derby City League after a 4-3 win at Castle Donington and the U17s remain in third place in the Notts Youth league after a 3-1 win at home against Attenborough Colts.
The senior team went down 5-2 at home to current league leaders Manvers Arms.