Castle complete back-to-back victories at Yatton
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Uphill Castle Under-16s completed back-to-back victories with a fine performance at Yatton Athletic.
UPHILL Castle Under-16s made it back-to-back wins with a solid display away at Yatton Athletic.
Aidan started the game well with two shots inside the first 10 minutes, both just going wide of the upright, before Lucas also went close. Some great interplay between Lucas, James and Natahan Bradbury set up Tom Stephens, who finished well.
Ten minutes later, James Bromley’s shot doubled the lead, but Yatton came straight back, making it 2-1 at half-time.
The second half was a tight affair with Uphill having the better chances and finding the Yatton keeper in good form. Thomas Starr, who had come on at half-time, was breaking the play up well with some great tackles. McKenna tried an overhead kicking which the keeper saved as the game finished 2-1 to Uphill.
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Fielding only 11 players, Crusaders started brightly and James won the ball to set up Ethan for the first goal after five minutes. Charlie was hauled down in front of goal and birthday boy Reece slotted away the resulting penalty.
Charlie crossed for James to crash home a third before half-time and shortly after Harry produced a fine finger-tip save to deny Nailsea at the other end.
Joel jinked through a number of players to set up Aidan for an audacious chipped finish and Joel was provider again for James to nod in the fifth. Nailsea grabbed a last ditch consolation to finish 5-1.
Tom and Blondie were solid in defence and Ben, Ethan and Jake worked hard in midfield to ensure they advanced through to the next round of the Woodspring Cup. Man of the match went to Ben.
The Under-14s travelled to play Nailsea United in the Lewin Cup and came away with an excellent 3-0 victory.
Crusaders started well, but were held back by a quick and responsive Nailsea side. There was some excellent goalkeeping from both teams and the game at half-time finished 0-0.
Going into the second half, Crusaders were again held back by Nailsea, but Walsh finally hit the back of the net, which was quickly followed by a penalty by Sweeting after Petch was brought down in the box. A last-minute goal from Smith finished the scoring at 3-0.
MILTON Nomads Under-14 continued their good form with an away win at Isle of Wedmore.
The game started well for Nomads, who took the lead in the first minute when man of the match Cai Williams scored from a great through ball by Jacob Flavell. Cai added two more before Wedmore got back into the game before half-time with a fine goal.
Nomads’ midfield of Lewis Milkins, Ryan Pugh, Drew Hodges, George Harris-Aucott and Dean Chrisostomou kept the pressure on the Wedmore defence and early in the second half, added two more goals from Sam Parkinson and Matthew Frost.
Wedmore showed great spirit and fought back and scored two goals against an under-pressure Nomads’ defence with Charlie Woodards in goal making some crucial saves, supported by his defence of Lewis Barber, Tyler Pooley and Jack Rickwood.
Sam Parkinson completed the scoring and Nomads won 6-3.