Priory Celtic Round-up
It was a great week for both of Priory’s U11 teams.
First the Green squad triumphed at Hucknall Sports, a tense 2-1 win with goals from Isaac Morledge and Tommy Reeves now means that the Greens only need one point to gain promotion to the First Division from their remaining game.
Goals from Ben Howarth and Harrison Reed gave the White squad three points at home to Lowdham.
The U14 Whites saw off Ernehale Colts 3-1 at Kimberley Leisure Centre on Saturday morning, goals from Matt Hallam and Robbie Horsley along with a solo strike from Joshua Clifton, whilst in a dress rehearsal for the YEL Cup semi-final in April, the U13s travelled to Derwent Rangers but fell to a 10-2 defeat.
There were mixed fortunes for the U12 age group. Result of the weekend went to the Hoop squad who play on a Sunday as they entertained Underwood Villa in a local derby which saw Thomas Hutton not only claim man of the match but also a hat-trick, other goals from Niall Storer and Alfie Donnelly-Fox completed a good morning’s work in a 5-2 win.
The Green squad also claimed three points, this time at Ruddington Village Colts, with goals from Joshua Etches and a brace from Luke Curtis.
The Whites lost 1-0 at home to Sawley Gators who scored the game’s only goal in the last minute, Priory hitting the woodwork on no less than three occasions and Alex Leatherland claiming the man of the match award after his best performance this season.
In the U10 round-robin games, Ben Scott’s improving teams lost 2-1 in both games, Eddie Wylie with both the goal and the man of the match award versus Hucknall Sports, whilst Samay Shah scored the goal with Taylor Stubbs earning the man of the match award in the second game against Bilsthorpe.
The U8 Greens put in a great all round performance in very wet conditions, beating Attenborough Colts 10-2. There was a brace each for Lucas Ellis and Isaac Warner, a goal each for Dylan Castledine and Oscar Trigg and to top off a great MOM performance, four goals for Leo Wright.
The U8 Saturday squad continued their impressive run after beating Carlton Town Blue, Brooklyn Read and Matt Rose claiming the man of the match awards, whilst the U7s welcomed Sherwood Red on a rain-swept day at Kimberley Leisure Centre. Without a recognised striker the boys found it tough against a well organised Sherwood side in a 7-1 defeat, goalscorer Harrison Whalley voted the parents’ player of the match and Harrison Fields the manager’s player.
The persistent rain caused the postponement of the U7 Hoops games along with the relegation six-pointer for the Veterans squad.
The rain didn’t come in time for the Seniors who lost at home to runway leaders Total Demolitions FC.
Finally, the U17s fine run came to an end with a 3-0 defeat at second-placed Bestwood Park Rangers.
The U14s went to Sherwood and won 3-1 despite a very muddy pitch.
The U13s hosted Carlton who needed a win to secure the league title and they achieved it with a 4-3 success, although Colts led 3-1 at half-time through Jack Bamford and two from Connor Deakin.
The U12 Blues had a last minute goal from Benjamin Riordan to thank for a 3-2 win against Holy Celtic to put them top of the league, whilst the U11s won 9-3 against Pegasus with goals from Archie Edwards (2), Aiden Horspool (3), Freddie Pitts, Jake Lawes, man of the match Joseph Podesta and a fine 25-yard dipping lob from Jason Allen-Mee.
The U8 Blues faced West Bridgford Falcons and scored through man of the match Charlie Pickworth, Jacob Brewster and Joe Hodgson, whilst the U8 Whites faced Edwalton and goals from Harry Williams and parent’s man of the match Byron Hatton-Lowe helped them on their way, Matthew Salisbury the manager’s man of the match.
The U7 Blues were at Gedling Southbank and Alfie Kirk’s penalty and Liam White’s goal, coupled with confident goalkeeping from Ryan Morris and a strong midfield performance from Mitchell Garratt ensured a satisfactory day’s work.