Priory Celtic Round-up
Plenty of Priory Celtic teams returned to action last weekend after the festive period.
The U14 Whites and U12 Whites played their first games after promotion in the autumn phase and both, though putting in great performances, found the step up in quality a challenge.
The U14s lost 3-0 away at West Bridgford, Josh Whyte winning the man of the match award, and the U12s lost by the same score to PMG Cavaliers, Matthew Smalley and Liam Garner claiming the joint man of the match awards.
The U11 Whites faced Holy Spirit Celtic and looked like being on course for a well-deserved point after a Harrison Reed strike but the wind assisted their opponents in claiming three points, Benjamin Miles getting the man of the match award.
The U11 Whites started with a great 3-0 away win at Calverton, Tommy Reeves with a brace along with an Alfie Hawksworth strike, boss Matt Ellis heaping praise on his defensive duo of Josh Caley and Nathan Stevenson.
Priory’s U12 Black team, who after winning Division Three at a canter received double promotion to Division One, where not fazed by their higher ranked opponents Manor FC although fell to a 2-1 defeat, Liam Garner on target and Ben Atkin man of the match.
Priory Hoops U12s travelled to Moorgreen but were brushed aside 4-1, Alfie Donnelly-Fox with the consolation goal.
The U13s lost by the odd goal in a five, Bailey Brown scoring the two Priory goals, whilst the U14 Greens produced a goal fest in a 7-3 win over Sherwood White.
In mini-soccer YEL action, Priory Green U7s hosted Rise Park. Kurun Johal was superb with his tackling, passing and his general reading of the game, which earned him the parent’s player of the match.
Dennis Breffitt had pulled off some good saves in goal but the performance of the match went to Daniel Bailey who had a super game with great defending and lovely passing to Alfie May up front, which earned him the manager’s player of the match.
Lucas Ellis won the U8 Green man of the match on Sunday , as did Tom Round and Matt Rose for the U8 Saturday team.
The U9 Whites made the long journey out to Bingham Town but would return happy, Lewis Deavin scoring four goals to takehis tally to 21 for the season whilst Thomas Charles’ defensive display earned him the U9 Hoops award after their close game at home to East Leake Bantams.
The U10s lost 3-1 to Holy Spirit Black despite great performances from Luke Garton in the Priory goal and Sammy Shah which won him the man of the match award.
Priory’s U14 Girls travelled to Retford and in one of their best performances of the season, manager Carl Dickinson awarded the whole team the girl of the game award.
The U17s narrowly lost at Rolls Royce 4-3, James Horton with a brace, and the U18s lost 3-1 at Real United, while the senior team beat Fanzines FC 4-3, goals from Dale Chapman, Ben Scott, Daniel Tate and Jamies Owen.