Axbridge secure championship title

Axbridge Under-12s.

Axbridge Under-12s. - Credit: Archant

Axbridge Saxons Under-12s secured the championship title after defeating Milton Nomads 5-0.

Axbridge Saxons Under-12s secured the Woodspring Division 1 championship title with an emphatic 5-0 win over close rivals Milton Nomads.

Ending 0-0, the first-half saw both teams come close on several occasions. Seb Parrott worked hard on the right, while keeper Tom Vallance made two great saves to keep Nomads at bay, with George Ham and Ben Connolly securing the Saxon flanks.

Nomads continued their attacking play and early in the second half were awarded a penalty, but Vallance deflected the penalty away and a combination of fast passing from Seth Delap and Faith Bedford gave Tobias Masters the opportunity to provide a perfect cross for Max Helps to rifle past the keeper.

Within minutes, Adam Bulman had doubled the lead with a fantastic free kick. Bedford added a third soon after with a low drive, but Nomads didn’t give up.


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Max Selway scored a headed fourth and with Jonny Taylor, Oliver Cross and James Carwardine working hard, Helps grabbed his second to ensure the post-match celebrations.

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The first-half was well fought with defences on top and chances were few and far between with some brave blocks, dogged defending and lacklustre finishing, meaning the half ended all square.

The second half opened up with chances for both sides and Aidan went close and Nailsea crashed a free kick against the bar.

Ethan and Ben started to combine well in midfield and dictate the play more and with 15 minutes left, James saw his shot come off the post, leaving an easy finish for Charlie to take the lead.

Nailsea pushed all the way and fought hard for an equaliser, but Weston held firm and Charlie popped up again to intercept a back pass and put the game beyond reach with five minutes to go.

Man of the match sponsored by Wayne Coombes Decorating went to Thomas Underhay.

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