Crusaders return with narrow victory over Gordano Valley

Burnham United Under-13s.

Burnham United Under-13s. - Credit: Archant

Weston Crusader Colts Under-11s returned from Gordano Valley Rangers with a narrow 2-1 victory.

WESTON Crusader Colts Under-11s travelled to Gordano Valley Rangers and returned with a 2-1 win.

Hayden Scarrott made his league debut and Edward Land started for the first time. Colts got off to the best possible start when Cameron Morgan-Roberts scored. Rangers responded well and Corey Campbell, Tyler Pitts, Finnley Greenwood and Cameron Bonner-Hyett all played well to allow Colts to hold the lead. Late arrival Aidan Xuereb replaced Land just before half-time after a great effort.

Turning round, Colts almost scored straight away when a great through ball by Morgan-Roberts put Daniel Hall through. Plaistow was sharp off his line as Rangers threatened.

Colts started to tire, but the defence held and with only five minutes to go, Hall’s free kick saw Morgan-Roberts to score again. Rangers pulled one back, only for the full-time whistle to go almost immediately.


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Reece started the scoring with a long-range effort before Charlie doubled the tally with a glancing header. Churchill made it three with Tommy finishing off a great move for the fourth.

Harry made a fine save to keep Burnham at bay and some sharp tackling from Blondie and Tom blunted any further efforts. Lewis, Charlie and Tommy all finished with two goals.

Snedds struck a well-deserved goal having hit the woodwork twice, and Joel crashed in a late goal from the edge of the box with the score ending 11-0.

Ben and Ethan worked hard in midfield, but the man of the match sponsored by Wayne Coombes Decorating went jointly to Tommy and Reece.

UPHILL Castle Under-15s travelled to Hutton Moor to take on Pumas with school bragging rights at stake.

Castle started brightly with Thomas Starr hitting a half-volley from 20 yards which just dipped over the bar and Hugh Parry was fouled and James Bromley’s free kick made it 1-0. Pumas battled back and got their reward as the equalised before the break.

The second half was just as competitive, but Castle were caught out three times each resulting in a goal.

HUTTON Under-10s travelled to previously unbeaten Burnham United in the second round of the cup and run out 7-0 winners.

Hutton started well when Sid Sugg intercepted a ball and passed to Jack Busby to open the scoring. The move was reversed with Sugg scoring next. Burnham then forced three fine saves from Jack Buckingham in goal.

Hutton responded when Bailey Hughes and Busby set up Jacob Dwyer to score. The same two combined for Dwyer to get his second and then his shot deflected off Tommy Carter past the keeper.

Jude Hankinson was pushed up front and Dwyer set up Tommy to score. The best goal of the game came after good work between Jack Busby and Scott Hammond Lumber, giving Dwyer his hat-trick.

Special mention for the unselfish performances of Scott and Jack Harris.

A second match was played with a squad featuring Oliver Luscombe, Alex Cremer, Lewis Sloan, Ethan Franklin, Ethan Weatley, Kris Hooper and Owen Janes.

Good work by Luscombe and Janes set up a goal for Cremer. Burnham quickly equalised before Janes, Sloan and Cremer picked up a goal each.

Sloan set up a goal for Luscombe before Sloan completed his hat-trick with two further goals to make the final score 7-1.

Burnham United Athletic Under-13s who play in Division 2 of the Woodspring Junior League, are pictured wearing their new kit which is sponsored by Fusion Leisure Club, at Home Farm Holiday Park.

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