Crusaders romp to comprehensive victory

Priory Pumas U13's V Cheddar Valley Dynamos.

Priory Pumas U13's V Cheddar Valley Dynamos. - Credit: Archant

Weston Crusaders Under-12s romped to a 12-0 victory over Priory Pumas.

WESTON Crusaders Under-12s got off to the best possible start against Priory Pumas when Tommy robbed the keeper to take an early lead.

Charlie then headed in and James smashed in a third and scored a second following an unlucky own goal and Charlie raced through for a seconnd to make it 6-0 at half-time.

Crusaders continued to play good football in the second half and a hat-trick from Churchill, two from and another for Tommy, along with a cameo performance from Harry in defence ensured a fine 12-0 win.

Vikings kept their heads up and battled until the end. Crusaders are left with a tricky final league match against cup final opponents Clevedon for the battle for third place.

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The Under-10s continued their campaign to stay top of the league. Hosting Winscombe, the boys were short of several players and teams had to be restructured. The A team played first and finished with a 2-1 win, thanks to a superb shot from the half way line from Luke Nelson and a second goal from Adam Shobbrook.

The B team started well and team captain James Boonner scored within minutes of kick-off. Despite battling hard, the game did not go Crusaders way and finished a close 4-3 to Winscombe.

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The points were enough to place Crusaders at the top of the league with three matches left to play.

Crusaders under 10’s would like to thank DGA Frames for their continued support and sponsorship.

LEAGUE champions Hutton Under-10s travelled to Burnham Athletic and started strongly.

This team included Scott Hammond-Lumber, Jack Buckingham, Sid Sheppard-Sugg, Jude Hankinson, Bailey Hughes, Lewis Sloan, Oliver Luscombe, Jack Busby, Jack Harris and Alex Cremer.

Hutton spent the first 10 minutes attacking and were rocked when Burnham scored a long-distance shot leaving the keeper no chance. Burnham scored a second, leaving Hutton 2-0 down at the break.

The second half started at a frantic pace with Sloan’s shot being parried by the keeper into the path of Sheppard-Sugg who calmly scored. Within 30 seconds, Sloan netted after a great run and shot from outside the box.

This was how the final score remained with Hutton attacking throughout, but Burnham’s defence held out for a draw.

UPHILL Castle Under-16s kept their 100 per cent record with a comfortable 8-0 victory over a battling Nailsea Athletic side.

Uphill dominated the game from the start with Cam Frost, Jamie Borrett, Lucas Elliman and Brad Hassells winning the midfield battle. Frost smashed home a stunning strike to give Uphill a deserved lead. Edwards doubled the lead before Borrett made it 3-0.

Uphills defenders Josh Thorne, Harry Askins, Sam Calvert and Sam Andrews played well. A good header by Askins and a goal by Edwards made the half-time score 5-0.

The start of the second half saw more of the same with Uphill with Alex Loveridge and Kyle Fowler playing well. Edwards completed his hat-trick Thorne made it 7-0 with a stunning strike. Keeper James Bromley made a superb save before Frost finished the scoring.

The Old Thatched Cottage player of the match was Cam Frost.

The Under-16s recorded victory for the 14th time in a row over a determined Gordano side.

Jordan Shepherd hit the post before Lucas Elliman opened the scoring. Cam Frost, Jamie Borrett and Brad Hassells won the midfield battle, but Gordano responded with a efforts that keeper James Bromley dealt with comfortably.

The second half was much improved as defenders Harry Askins, Sam Calvert, Alex Loveridge and Sam Andrews all worked hard. Elliman doubled the lead when he burst through to score and Jack Edwards made it 3-0 with a well placed strike.

After good work by Borrett and Frost, Hassells smashed the ball home to make it 4-0. The Old Thatched Cottage player of the match was Lucas Elliman.

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