Crusaders complete league and cup double

Crusaders Under-16s.

Crusaders Under-16s. - Credit: Archant

Weston Crusaders Under-16s finished junior football by completing a league and cup double.

WESTON Crusaders Under-16s finished junior football in the best way possible, winning both the league and cup, and only losing two games all season.

Crusaders met Nailsea United in the cup final and were 2-0 down after conceding goals either side of half-time. The boys didn’t give up and with just eight minutes left, Rhys Spurling scored to make it 2-1.

With a minute of play left, Will Sneddon-Coombes was brought down in the box and converted the resulting penalty to take the game into extra time.

Late in the first-half of extra time, Jamie Huggins crossed for Dylan York to score a great header, giving Crusaders the lead for the first time in the game. Crusaders kept it tight for the remaining time and went on to lift the cup.


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Two days later Crusaders played their last league game against Banwell knowing a win would give them the league title.

Crusaders struggled to get going, playing only flashes of good football, creating a few chances but the game remained 0-0 at half-time.

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They started the second half brighter, but Banwell’s goalie kept any shots at bay. Ronan Britton was fouled in the penalty box and Sneddon-Coombes scored his third penalty in three games to put the home side ahead.

Rhys Spurling went on a good solo run and slotted the ball into the net to make it 2-0. Banwell scored a consolation goal with minutes remaining, but the game ended 2-1 giving Crusaders the league title.

Squad: Ben Abraham, Sam Parsons, Cam Butler, Blake Littlewood, Jake Buxton, Alex Hopkins, Dylan York, Jack Biggs, Omar Al-Hinai, Jamie Huggins, Will Sneddon-Coombes, Rhys Spurling, Stephen Watson, Ronan Britton and Sam Merreywether.

The Under-11s played their last league game season against Nailsea Athletic and won 3-1.

After a scrappy start, Crusaders went ahead when Lewis glanced in a cross from Blondie. Ethan was unlucky to see a shot hit the post, before Nailsea poked home an equaliser from a corner, leaving Harry no chance. Lewis bagged another goal and Archie stroked home a third from a well-worked throw in to cap off a deserved win.

Charlie, Brad and Ben put in a good shift in the middle of the park, while Snedds and Logan were lively going forward. Jack, CJ, Tom and Blondie worked hard at the back with some good tackling and interceptions, but man of the match went to Archie.

KEWSTOKE Under-12s met Berrow Boys in their last game of the season needing three points to win Division 2.

From the start, Berrow attacked the Kewstoke defence, but Denzel Nyamatora, George Creech, Charlie Sweeting and Liam Bailey were in goof form, leaving Charlie Robinson in goal little to do.

Brandon Tolley opened the scoring, followed by a second from Ryan Pugh. Dan Williams popped up with a third goal and a fourth was added by Pugh, followed by a fifth from Williams.

After the break, a sixth goal from Jake Manville soon put a stop to Berrow’s efforts.

Williams netted Kewstoke seventh to complete his hat-trick and Genetius Teboh scored the eighth goal. Bailey smashed home the ninth from distance.

Avasi Lucas and Joel Crinson’s excellent one-two passing lead to Adam Corbishley being taken down and Robinson stepped up to score the last goal of the game.

The final score was 10-0 as Kewstoke only lost one game all season. The management team of James Lucas, Nick Carter and Lewis Morgan would like to thank the parents for their support all season, the sponsors and the players.

Worle Auto’s, Lloyd Cox Heating and Plumbing and Topps Tiles man of the match was awarded to Lewis Morgan.

The Under-16s dedicated their final game to their long-standing sponsor Harlow Hygiene, with a resounding 4-2 victory over Winscombe to finish third in the league.

This was Kewstoke’s 10th win out of 13, having scored 69 goals and conceding 27.

BURNHAM Under-15s clinched the Division 1 league title with a game to spare with an 8-0 victory over battling Priory.

Credit must go to the boys as the majority had already played and won a county cup final for King Alfred School in the afternoon.

Burnham were 2-0 up by half-time with both goals from Rosser. Despite their tiredness, Burnham turned on the style in the second half including penalties from goalkeeper Manlow and Durrant, meaning every member of the squad had scored at least one goal.

Burnham’s other scorers were Harding (2), Nix and Jeffries.

Barrington and Sons Solicitors man of the match went to the whole team.

WESTON Town is looking for experienced players for next seasons Under-16 squad.

Several positions are needed, including an experienced goalkeeper to compete in Division 1 of the Woodspring League.

Please contact Arron Goodey on 07813 913536 for details on attending the next training session.

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