League title secured by Weston Crusaders

PUBLISHED: 11:38 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:38 16 May 2018

Crusaders Under-13s.

Crusaders Under-13s.

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Weston Crusaders Under-13s defeated Priory Rangers to secure the league title.

Weston Crusaders Under-13s secured the league title with a dominant display against mid-table Priory Rangers.

Crusaders took advantage by playing a patient passing game. Oscar Collins ran the show in the midfield and Reuben Dean deservedly broke the deadlock with a brilliant run, beating several defenders before slotting home.

Dan, Orion, Drew and Louis combined to deal with the Priory response and competently handled the barrage of high balls.

Risuna Mabasa embarked on a mazy run, before passing the ball into the net. Parents from both sides applauded what was a superb goal.

After half-time, Harris, Clayton, Harry O and Harry P caused problems with their runs and kept Priory on the back foot, while Wiktor worked tirelessly to help in both boxes.

When Crusaders defenders were finally bettered, Jimmy was more than a match for the Priory strikers with a brilliant save.

The final whistle saw Harry Olive (captain) and Harris Bowen (longest serving player) lift the trophy.

Crusaders Under-9s played in the UEFA League tournament at Banwell and were just one point away from reaching the final.

Their first match against Cheddar Valley resulted in a win for the Crusaders with goals being scored by William and Nathan.

The team were back on the pitch to play Priory Pumas Rovers. Despite excellent team play, the game finished with a win for the Pumas. The next game was another win by the opposition, but with only one goal conceded by the team.

The team ended on a high with a tense, exciting and victorious last game against Portishead Town Sparks. The score at full time 1-0 did not reflect the dominance the boys showed with a goal coming from Saynel in the closing stages.

The coaching team were extremely proud of the boy’s performance. The club would like to thank Rookery Manor for sponsoring the team.

The Under-16s visited Hutton for their last ever league game in what was an even and well competed game.

James, Jake and Ben all went close for the visitors, before Hutton went ahead with a well-taken finish.

The second half was just as close with Harry making some top drawer saves in the Crusaders goal. Aidan made a darting run with five minutes to go, teeing up Ethan who steered the ball past the keeper to equalise.

Just when the game looked like ending all square, a looping volley from a corner in added time saw Hutton break Crusaders’ unbeaten league record.

The squad of Harry, Tom, Callum, Reece, Blondie, Joel, Snedds, Ben, Aidan, Charlie, Jake, Mike, Ethan, Archie and James can be more than satisfied with their last season together as a junior team, winning Division 1 and coming runners-up in the cup.

Milton Nomads are Weston’s oldest established junior football club and will be celebrating their 50th anniversary next season.

They are currently looking to strengthen their current Under-14 squad in a number of positions and they welcome players with playing experience to any one of their training sessions.

To be eligible for this age group, you must currently be in year nine (year 10 in September). They train at Baytree Rec on Friday evenings at 5.45pm and play on Sundays.

They have FA qualified coaches, a fantastic team spirit and a wonderful club culture.

For additional information, please email Aron Adams at aronadams1@outlook.com

Nomads offers junior football for all age groups from Under-5s all the way up to Under-16s and with almost 300 children signed for the club.

For any information about any other age group, please email the club secretary alan.alder@bt.com

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