Crusaders lose two cup finals in three days

Players with their trophies.

Players with their trophies. - Credit: Archant

Weston Crusaders Under-14s lost out in two cup finals in three days and were also runners-up in the league.

Weston Crusaders Under-14s featured in two cup finals in three days, but unfortunately lost both of them.

First up they played in the Somerset Cup against Nailsea United on a hot day. Nailsea started the better and a good diagonal pass saw their striker go through to take an early lead.

Despite a lot of possession they proved a difficult side to break down and chances were at a premium although a few good passing moves saw Ben go close, James hit the post and Aidan had a long-range free kick disallowed. A well-organised defence kept Crusaders at bay as the score line stayed 1-0.

Two days later they met Hutton at Banwell in the final of the League Cup. This was a more entertaining game with both teams well matched.

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Ethan and Charlie both went close and Harry was forced into some brave stops, before Hutton edged ahead with an own goal from a corner. The game stayed on a knife edge until the end, with Crusaders hitting the crossbar in the closing minutes, but Hutton held on to win.

Harry, Tom, Callum, Reece, Blondie, Joel, Snedds, Ben, Ethan, Aidan, Jake, Charlie, James and Michael can be pleased with their efforts this season, despite coming runners-up in both competitions and coming a creditable second in the league as well.

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Worle Junior Football Club held its annual presentation day at Kewstoke Village Hall.

The club currently has 135 boys and girls playing and training with the club and all the children were presented with a trophy and a personal speech from their coach.

There were trophies for manager’s player, most improved, players’ player and parents’ player.

This year, the club hired an inflatable assault course and sumo wrestling suits, and games like crossbar challenge and cricket were popular with the children.

Thanks to some amazing donations from local companies, the club was able to hold an auction, the most popular items being wine tasting with Majestic Wines, Bristol Rugby and Yeovil Town tickets for next season.

If your company is interested in sponsoring any of the age groups, please contact the club via private message on our Facebook page Worle Junior football club.

St Modwen Homes is continuing its support of Priory Pumas for a further two years, bringing the house builder’s total sponsorship duration to four years.

The full squad plays non-competitive matches on Saturday mornings across the Weston and Somerset area and is run by Locking Parklands resident Denis Rynn, as well as Toby Andrews, Adrian Povey, Mike Lawrence and Ben Eades, who are all from the Locking area.

Denis said: “We’re so pleased that St Modwen Homes is continuing its local community link after looking after us so well for the past two years. The squad has developed a great camaraderie and continues to attract more young people.”

Bev Hall, sales and marketing director at St Modwen Homes said: “We take our sponsorship of Priory Pumas very seriously, from providing a kit to following their progress at matches.”

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