Burnham on top against Backwell

Burnham United Under-15s came from behind to defeat Backwell.

BURNHAM United Under-15s lack of game time showed in the first half against Backwell.

They went into the break 1-1, with Burnham’s goal coming from Partridge after a goalkeeping error. Burnham’s half was summed up an own goal by Durrant.

After some harsh words from their manager during the break, Burnham came out a different side for the second half and were quickly into a two goal lead, both created by Kidner, with Partridge and substitute striker Rosser getting on the scoresheet.

Further goals came from Rosser and Hughes, before Costello finished off a great move to score the goal of the match.


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Man of the match was Darren Partridge.

KEWSTOKE Athletic Under-12s started brightly against Clevedon United, dominating play and retaining possession well.

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However, they were unable to make the most of the possession and were left shell shocked by two quick goals from Clevedon, which saw them two up going into the break.

After the break, Kewstoke were rewarded for their hard work with a goal from Ashley Hastewell after a fine cross from Matty Frost. Sam Ford worked hard in midfield and centre backs Joe Morrish and Jack Howard both put in flawless performances in defence.

The game was put to bed when Clevedon converted a penalty. With Kewstoke looking to get back into the game, Clevedon got a fourth making it 4-1.

Ev Brunsdon had a great game at left-back but the man of the match award went to Daniel Layden.

WESTON Crusaders Under-13s entertained league leaders Cheddar and maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-1 victory.

Shipway, Thomas-Barker, Ellis-Barker and Cox were steady in midfield and the back five of Chadwick, Bonner, Deyner, Rac and goalkeeper Burgess were rarely troubled, yet Crusaders could not get past a well-organised Cheddar side.

Crusaders opened the scoring when Thomas beat two players and scored with a powerful shot before Cheddar drew level a few minutes later.

The second half started with Crusaders scoring two goals in the first seven minutes, both by Thomas who completed his hat-trick. Havard and Thomas were a handful for the Cheddar defence. Redding and Morteo both came on and made their mark.

Six Crusaders players using one-touch passing from their own penalty box resulted in Morteo having a simple tap-in to make the final score 4-1 Crusaders.

The Under-12s, with Szymon playing on his debut, opened the scoring after four minutes, before Matty Ogborne doubled the lead soon after. Winscombe pulled a goal back before Szymon scored his second. Ogborne doubled his tally to make it 4-1 at half-time.

Crusaders extended their lead when Szymon compled his hat-trick. Dan Ferguson opened his scoring making the final score 6-1.

Personalised Engraving man of the match went to Syzmon.

Crusaders Under-12s would like to say thanks to Nunzeo from Notaro Homes for sponsoring the kit.

The Under-11s overcame an early setback to beat Nailsea Athletic 6-1 and extend their unbeaten run.

Nailsea swept in an early goal in the first few minutes. Despite the sticky conditions, Crusaders began to pass the ball well with Archie finishing off a flowing move. Ethan stroked home a second goal following some good forward play from Snedds, Joel and Logan.

Lewis scored the first of his second-half hat-trick, including a penalty. Jack smashed home a terrific goal from the edge of the box in a well-deserved victory.

Some tenacious defending and tackling from Charlie, Tom, Bradley, Ben and Josh S, capped a fine all-round display, with Harry having little to do in goal in the second half.

Weston Crusaders Under-14s, who play in Division 1 of the Woodspring Junior League, require players, particularly defenders.

Anybody interested contact Dave on 07766 167479.

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