Back to back titles for Priory Vikings

UNBEATEN this season, Priory Vikings Under-15s has won back-to-back league titles and will be in Division 1 next season.

UNBEATEN this season, Priory Vikings Under-15s has won back-to-back league titles and will be in Division 1 next season.

Vikings’ eighth straight away win came courtesy of Priory Rangers, although Rangers more than competed in this hard earned 4-3 victory. A brace from Ryan Down and strike partner Alex Parslow was enough to win the match.

Conor Hughes (captain) was injured and started substitute, Liam Cakebread, Gary Roberts, Simon Yard and George Parslow were excellent in midfield and created lots of chances. Tom Crabtree, Coby Leasmith, Raphael Apata and Matt Daly in defence were again solid, only seven goals conceded away from home this season.

Goalkeeper Mark Holder missed a late penalty for Vikings and Liam Devaney was an unused substitute. The man of the match award was shared between Gary Roberts and Matt Daly.

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BANWELL Under-14s finished with their highest score of the season with a 9-0 win at Milton Nomads to stay in second place.

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Banwell’s top goal scorers, captain Joe Brett and Jake Thomas both had great games with Brett scoring a hat-trick and Thomas two goals. Nomads had no answer to Banwell’s fluid football with the midfield of Ben Clatworthy, Ollie Habgood and Aron Staples playing well.

Jordan Sotiris kept his sixth clean sheet and the defence of Sam Bond, Joe Lawrence, Kallum Gavin and Mitchell Collins were again solid. Aron Staples scored his first hat-trick for the team and Mitchell Collins scored with a rocket from long range. Mike Reames worked hard and was unlucky not to score.

The team has now gone seasons unbeaten at home. Man of the match was Mitchell Collins.

CRUSADERS Under-11s started slowly against a well-organised Portishead.

The midfield of Ellis-Smith, Jones, Thomas-Barker and Morteo toiled throughout the first-half. Chances were limited and the back five of Rac, Bonner, Williams, Redding and Filby coped with everything Portishead tried as the first-half ended all square 0-0.

After a re-shuffle of the back four and midfield, Crusaders scored within a minute of the re-start. Delightful passing set up Denyer who duly slotted home.

The introduction of Cox and Tilsly in the centre of midfield gave greater freedom to the rest of the attack minded players, with Cox making some thunderous tackles.

However, Portishead gained control and Crusaders can thank Filby for pulling off a string of fine saves to deny Portishead. With five minutes left Portishead got back into the match when they equalised.

Two minutes later Crusaders restored their advantage when Havard fed Denyer, who again beat the keeper. Crusaders man of the match was Luke Filby.

The Under-11s dominated from the start of this match against Nailsea and scored in the first minute when Thomas-Barker netted. Havard, Cox, Denyer, Tilsley and Rac all had further chances, but could not score.

Buxton, Filby, Redding, Bonner and Williams had little to do and it was Williams who added the second goal.

Crusaders made several positional changes at half-time, but the attacks were relentless. Dan Jones made it 3-0 with another blistering strike and Cox rounded off a sweet move to make it 4-0 Crusaders.

Crusaders man of the match was Harry Cox.

WITH just two games to play, Kewstoke Under-10 A and B teams needed two victories against Axbridge to remain top of Division 2.

The A team kicked off and were a few goals up at the break, so were able to make a few changes including Sam Carter coming out of goal and Charlie Robinson stepping into the frame. This resulted in Carter’s first goal of the season and Mikey Nichols also netted for the first time this season.

More attacking play from Kewstoke in the second half saw goals from Genetius Teboh, Jake Manville, Ryan Pugh, Mateo Turvey, Joel Crinson and George Creech. Charlie Sweeting played well, but was unfortunate not to find the net.

Axbridge fought gallantly on but their best chance on goal was scuppered by Robinson towards the end. The final score 13-0 to Kewstoke did not reflect the hard work put in by the Axbridge boys.

The B team need to get three points against Axbridge to clinch the title.

Sam Ford was the first to score settling any early nerves and from then on it became a case of how many. Ashley Hastewell scored four times, fellow midfielder Ryan Hill scored two with Adam Bungay and Jake Dunn both grabbing deserved goals.

Evan Brunsden played as striker for the first time this season and his two goals put Kewstoke 11 up. Ford made it 12 before Tim Page added another two, and captain Thomas Perry added a five minute hat-trick at the end of the game.

Credit to Axbridge who never gave up, their hard work earning them a consolation goal, beating Daniel Layden to make it 17-1.

WINSCOMBE Under-18s enjoyed the better of the early exchanges against Frome and managed to make the breakthrough when Tom Johnson netted.

Frome soon levelled with a well-taken effort of their own which Winscombe keeper Kyle Sotiris could not keep out. The game swung Frome’s way when an error in defence gifted them a 2-1 advantage against the run of play.

Winscombe kept their heads up and were rewarded for a fine first-half team performance when Johnson struck again to level the scores at 2-2 going in to the break.

In the second half, Winscombe continued to press forwards with Ashley Mason, Chris Redd and captain Matt Heal linking up well and it was not long until Winscombe scored again to regain the lead.

Will Becker was replaced by Jamie Chambers to give a younger player the chance to gain experience for next season. He was soon in action when he was brought down by the Frome keeper who conceded a penalty and was shown a red card.

The resultant spot kick was well saved by the replacement Frome goalie but Winscombe finished the match strongly and scored a further goal to secure a good 4-2 victory. Credit goes to young players Luke Phillips who came on in the second half and Ryan Mason, who played the whole match with distinction.

Winscombe still have some vacancies for players to play for their Under-18s team next season and there are also opportunities for anyone interested in coaching the team next season. Anyone interested please contact Bruce Mason on 01934 844501.

The Under-11s got off to a good start against Backwell, Will Shergold beating the keeper but not the post. At the other end, a Backwell corner resulted in a shot that was well saved by keeper Ben Meakin.

The first goal came from Shergold giving Winscombe the lead. Backwell hit back, but the Meakin was alert to the danger. Shergold went close again after good work by Jai Nevison and Ben Lee

After the break, Nevison’s corner to Billy Berry was tapped home by Toby Chambers. Backwell tried to get back in the game, but the Winscombe defence of Toby Willcock, Mason Boobyer and man of the match George Fairchild read the game well and Theo Thornton-Matthews linked up play superbly.

A special mention to Ben Meakin who played his last game for Winscombe and everyone at the club wishes him the very best of luck for his future endeavours.

ANOTHER excellent performance from Weston Town Under-13s saw them secure second place and promotion from Division 3 with a 7-1 home win against Gordano Valley Giants.

Weston opened the visitors up on numerous occasions with some slick passing and took the lead through Dan Berry. Ben Sampson then doubled the lead following a counter attack.

Gordano pulled a goal back just before the break when a clearance bounced back off the attacker into the net.

The second half saw Weston pin the visitors in their half for long spells and they were rewarded when Berry added a second half hat-trick. Josh Adams added a sixth and Sampson wrapped up the scoring with his second of the game.

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate all the boys on a fantastic season and huge thanks has to go to manager Nigel Adams and coach Aaron Honeywell.

The Weston Super Frames man of the match was awarded to Dan Berry.

TWYFORD Spartans is holding its 27th annual six-a-side at Amory Park, Tiverton, on June 4.

Under-7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 plus girls’ Under-11 play on June 4 and on June 5, Under-8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 plus girls’ Under-12s and 14s battle for honours

Entry is �20. Contact Twyford on 07977 041674 or

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