Round-up of the latest junior football action
Priorys new U12 squad became the first team in the Young Elizabethan League to claim honours in the first phase of the season after a 1-0 win at home against closest rivals Beeston Park Rangers on Sunday morning.
From the release of the fixtures this game was always going to be pivotal in the claim for honours and the game didn’t disappoint.
The match being played on a worsening pitch hampered Priory’s passing game more than the direct approach of their opponents, however a first-half strike from Jayden Smith was enough to claim all three points and their first piece of silverware.
Also putting a good performance on a reduced schedule over the weekend where the U11 Greens who made easy work of Aslockton Cranmers, goals from Mitchell Purdy and a brace from Isaac Moorledge giving the Greens a 3-0 win to move them up to mid-table in Division Two.
The U11 Whitestravelled to Rolls Royce, but goals from Josh Richards and Ben Howarth along with a man of the match performance from Kian Wombwell were not enough to prevent defeat.
In mini-soccer action Liam Draper’s U9 Whites now remain unbeaten for the last four games, and in Saturday’s encounter with Sherwood Red FC a Lewis Deavin hat-trick was the highlight of the game while the U10s lost out in a close encounter with Wollaton Hall.
Priory’s U18 squad bounced back well after last week’s poor performance by travelling to old foes Aslockton and returned with three well-deserved points, goals from Rian Charles, Josh Hamilton and Kaylum Mitchell giving Priory a 3-1 win.
The senior squad are having a difficult season so far but Sunday’s performance would have done their confidence no harm at all, as despite being behind 3-0 at half-time, some stern words at the break gave the squad the impetus to improve their game and four second-half goals gave the seniors their first win of the season, goalscorers being Dale Chapman, Sean Crerand, Lee Attlewell and Danny Tate.
Moorgreen Colts Round-up
Many of Moorgreen Colts’ sides were out of action due to the half-term holiday but plenty did get to see some play.
The U10 Blues were away at Pelican Colts and the match got off to a flying start with Jack Spittal scoring in the first five minutes before Liam Salisbury produced a long range shot that hit the target.
Colts remained in control during the second-half but missed several good chances to make the scoreline more comprehensive, Salisbury claiming the man of the match award.
The U8 Blues played a home game against East Leake Bantams Orange and produced another great performance with goals from Dylan Smith and James Hemstock, the latter also being awarded the man of the match.
The U8 Whites had a match against Toton Town and with an impressive display goals from Byron Hatton Lowe, Joshua Allen Mee, Max Boylan, Matthew Salisbury, Max Parsons and Harry Williams sealed the win, the whole team earning the man of the match honour.
TheU7 Blues faced Ilkeston and Rolls Royce, where Mitchell Garratt was on the scoresheet for the Blues and man of the match was given to goalkeeper Ryan Morris.
The U12 Blues played Bulwell Forest in a friendly and in a cracking game Colts won 8-3, Kye Palmer scoring five goals and others coming from Connor Wilson, Luke Cook and Thomas Fletcher.