Flying start for Crusaders

Weston Crusaders Under-12s made a flying start, going on to win by 8-1 against Nailsea United.

WESTON Crusaders Under-12s got off to a flying start against Nailsea United with Matty Ogbourne hitting a screamer from 20 yards to make it 1-0.

Matt Hayden doubled the lead after seven minutes and Sammy Stocker made it 3-0 with a brilliant solo goal. Soon after Brandon Smith scored from the penalty spot and a minute later Tom Petch opened his account.

Matthew Hayden headed in Sammy Stocks’ corner and just before half-time, Daniel Ferguson’s cross was headed home by Stocks making it 7-0 at the break.

Nailsea started the second half by scoring a penalty, but Crusaders hit back with a goal by Hayden to make the final score 8-1.

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Personalised Engraving man of the match was Matthew Hayden.

A big thank you went to Scott Petch for the photos and for all the parents for their support.

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WITHIN minutes of the kick-off, Kewstoke Athletic Under-12s found themselves 2-0 down against first division Nailsea Athletic in the first round of the cup.

Kewstoke started to take control, with the midfield trio Ashley Hastewell, Sam Ford and Tim Page passing the ball around superbly. Adam Bungay and Matty Frost worked the wings well, putting Nailsea under pressure, with good support from full-backs Carrick Flint and Ryan Hill.

Evan Brunsdon put in an assured performance, while Joe Morrish held a strong defensive line alongside Jack Howard in the middle. Kewstoke pulled one back after a great one-touch move between Page and Bungay saw Bungay’s cross slotted home by Ford.

Szymon Swierczyna tormented the Nailsea defence and was awarded a free kick after being brought down on the edge of the box. The following Swierczyna delivery levelled the scores.

The second half saw much of the same with both teams playing some wonderful football. Nailsea managed to grab a goal near the end making it 3-2.

Daniel Layden picked up a well-deserved man of the match award.

WORLE Under-12s travelled to Axbridge Saxons and came away with a convincing 7-3 victory.

There were goals for Ted Crabb (3), Harry Harvey, Charlie Harvey, Mitch Hawkes and Ryan Johnson, plus three disallowed goals.

The squad of Ben Moore, Lewis Cregan, Will Stephens, Aaron Pitt, Ryan Johnson, Mitch Hawkes, Keaton Walker, Charlie Harvey, Dan Ward, Cole Griffiths, Ted Crabb, Aaron Millard, Josh Ball and Harry Harvey all played their part in the victory.

Man of the match went to Ted Crabb.

The Under-14s showed great spirit in the first half against Long Ashton. A great save by keeper Sam Walkley stopped Long Ashton taking the lead, before a great move saw Aaron cross for Alex to slot home.

Long Ashton responded and another great save by Walkley saw the ball bounce out for a further strike at goal, but Josh Making made a goal-line clearance.

Just before the break, Walkley was called into action again and his save rebounded off Makin and into the net.

A tight second half saw chances for both teams, but Long Ashton snatched two late goals in the last 10 minutes to win 3-1.

Trowbridge Plumbing and Heating man of the match was Josh Makin.

Worle Under-14s pictured in their new kit courtesy of sponsors Prolectric.

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